Hi I really enjoyed the joys of FIPs eclectic music. It was so refreshing to be able to tune in a wicked salsa beat one second then a North African track with some serious drum. When it disappeared I was really confused as I wasn’t aware that it was being pirated into Brighton. I moved down from London about 10 years ago and was able to enjoy a wide range of music by on the ‘wireless’. I really noticed the lack of variety down here in sunny Brighton then I discovered FIP.
I really hope it can be bought back onto the airwaves by the magic transmissions that bring us things like Text messages and all those other things I don’t really get but enjoy
I was saddened to hear about the forced closure of the FIP relay in Brighton, I live outside its reception area but have heard a lot about it over they years in my capacity as a radio magazine journalist.
There are legal Greek and Turkish stations in London, also Spectrum Radio rebroadcasts programmes from China Radio International and the Voice of Russia. It is also very likely that Polish community stations will soon be established to cater for the growing Polish communities in Britain.
Nepalese members of the British armed forces have the satellite delivered (BFBS) Gurkha Radio, with Nepalese language programmes rebroadcast on MW in areas around several UK military bases for the benefit of soldiers and their families.
So if these other broadcasters can transmit programmes to their respective communities here in the UK, usually in what is for us foreign language and
often originating from overseas, surely relaying a station like FIP to a cosmopolitan town like Brighton should not be a problem.
Good luck with your campaign.
Hi. I made some comments on early post-raid Argus articles and am glad to see the website.
I am a No.1 FIP fan.
I have it on much of the time via satellite (with a legal FM MP3 transmitter) and the internet at work and HOURS of FIP in the car (on a memory card). When in Brighton I listened in the car and my portable set.
I have listened to FIP for most of it’s 10 yrs and I cannot believe that some “philistine” reported it—— I assume that Ofcom have to act !! I cannot wait for it to return. Can you please keep me informed as much as is possible!? I have been to The Hope and would be happy to contribute to some “fund” to enable some other public-spirited person to broadcast or for represention to Ofcom.
Look forward to hearing,
I just wanted to email you because I love FIP so very much and miss it a lot! Me and my friends have all been wondering where it is and I just read the article in the Argus from last week which led me to you. I had heard that there was a FIP tribute night in Brighton but didn’t know when or where it was – now I do. Gutted I missed it last night.
Anyway – I will help in any way I can to bring FIP back – it is the best radio station ever!!
Get in touch – H xxxx
Just been looking over your website & have to say I’m impressed !
I found out about Fip via the pirate page in Radio & Communications monitoring monthly & decided to tune in via the web one Sunday. I’m totally hooked 🙂
Hopefully you’ll find someone willing to get Fip back on air for you. Are there not still loads of empty places to squat in Brighton ??
Keep up the good work
Fip is a station that we can only dream of having over here in England, hampered as we are by the BBC’s pathetic, over managed, visionless music network and commercial broadcasting hell. I would say that it is the station that the BBC could only dream of, but they don’t have the imagination to have such a network – yet alone the will.
Fip represents freedom and Music Radio Broadcasting as it should be, with minimal interuptions, just playing really good music – why on earth can’t we, with our handsomely publicly paid for network produce such a stunning yet simple example of music broadcasting on our National network? The audience is out here as has been shown in Brighton and Hove.
Unfortunately I live in Worthing so if you manage to get it reinstated how about sending a signal down this way?.
I stumbled on FIP in the early seventies whilst on Holiday and was struck by what a great station it was. I listen now on the internet, thankfully, but would like to hear it all over my house on the Radio. Very best wishes and good luck in getting this excellent station on air.
I love Fip.