First BIG UP all DJ's past and present who have fallen, dropped out or their life story has not been told but played and gave their musical heart to the people.
They say we are pirates, they say we are a nuisance to the airwaves!
If serving and giving the people something they want which the so called leaders cannot or will not give then yes we are pirates.
If wanting a small breath of air (wave) to breath to our people is being a nuisance we are all of that and more.
We exist out of a lack of interest from our so called leaders who say they know what we want.
Yet as a community every day the division is growing in our growing multi culture that is England.
It is becoming more of a struggle for certain cultures who feel they have been targeted, undermined or misrepresented by all and yet are asked to be part of a so called growing ideal.
We should all live as one.
Music, whether it be Reggae, Rock and Roll, Hip Hop, R&B or Bangra, is a form of communication between the player and the listener in expressing one's feelings of the moment.
As a working person when I finish work I don't switch on to Home and Away, Hollyoaks and the rest without first turning on my radio and listening to some local news, events and music from local DJs to ease the stress from the days work.
I am not saying everyone does this but the fact is I love listening to Reggae as it is born out of the struggles and love that one nation was feeling for the world. Also Soca music which is an expression of freedom from the days of the slave masters chains.
So when I've had a hard day at work listening to the above on the radio keeps me grounded and I'll be able to rest so that I can work, struggle and live another day.
Today we live in a area where we are still undermined by our so called leaders who again say they know what we want. They gave us a box (Mandela Centre) after the Chapeltown riots. Today it still fights for its existence trying to provide for the people. We have seen clubs and pubs being shut down and the night life that we gave to Leeds has turned to the city centre of Leeds which has now become one of the biggest raving centres in the north. Yet when I venture into the centre I feel every door I walk up to I could be turned away because of my colour and if I do get in, I feel watched and scrutinised all night. And anyway they don't play what I like and if it is played its a only 2 or 3 tunes and if its not Sean Paul its some other artist that has watered down a song to appeal to the masses. That is not a sting or dig at Sean Paul etc. as they all do it as means to introduce Reggae to the world. Reggae is a growing thirst around the world as people feel the heart beat that is Reggae.
Here in Leeds we are on a quest of love and unity. There is a growing need to keep the people united as the world we live in struggles to make sense of the madness that is happening around us all.
As a small community we have lost a feel that was and is necessary for a community to survive. We seem to float on the winds of changes like leaves falling from a tree that is not planted properly and it's roots have not grounded, causing it to die slowly and any branches that fall to the ground wither and die. Its leaves are blown here and there and if a seed happens to fall on good ground it will grow if it is strong enough. If it doesn't grow it dies and everything that was the original tree is lost.
Peoples FM has been blessed with people who spread a message of love, joy and unity to all who listen. It is said we are 'The Peoples Voice, The Peoples Choice'. Well we now ask you to spread the word.
As Mr DTI continues to pressure us it is clear we cannot continue unless we are given our own breath of air.
It has been asked why we don't get a licence? Well we have tried on many occasions to get a licence as there have been many occasions where there has been a opportunity to apply to the government when giving temporary and full licences. Working with local agencies, community leaders who have all said they would fully support a local radio that would give them access for communication on a local level as it is well known that the local government are having problems with delivering a service or message to the local area concerning things that are happening locally and involves local input, but because of reasons unknown we have been turned down.
At Peoples FM we are a sponsored station that runs not for profit as we are here to give our local businesses the opportunity to promote their services, whether it be a shopping, food or small business outlet local events and gatherings. Basically we offer our area a chance to promote their business or events which if they went to the big radio stations such as Aire, Galaxy etc. they would not be able to pay the advertising fees.
All our shows are sponsored shows or survive from donations that go towards the running costs of the radio station. Our DJs give their time freely. We have had local artists come and speak, sing or just bring in songs or music that they have produced and have given them the opportunity air it to the people.
We are not here to cause a nuisance.
No we provide a service to the poor and an opportunity for them to promote themselves in a world that seems to be leaving us behind.
If you want to support us or just have ideas or contacts that could help us move forward send your comments or donations to the relevant links below.
Big Up all pirate radio DJs up and down the country fighting for the cause and we ask the Father God to bless us all with the strength to carry on. Also acknowledgement to me brethrens Terry Fabulous, Mr Ling and Yabba who passed away, also all those that have dropped out due to commitments: Kingfisher, Mr Radics and Mr Cool to name a few.
Also respect to all our sponsors and promoters SP and the Entertainment Crew, Prince promotions Smooth promotions, V Rocket, M1 promotions and all who have and still support us. And all you listeners because without your ears and support, WE WOULD NOT BE.
Respect and keep listening to PEOPLES FM 104.5