Is there a battle raging in our airwaves?
A study by the UK media regulator Ofcom published yesterday showed that there are as many as two hundred pirate radio stations in Britain; half of them are based in London.
But the survey of three London boroughs – Hackney, Haringey and Lambeth – shows that they’re becoming increasingly popular: around a quarter of people in those areas regularly tune into illegal stations:
- 25% of these listeners tune in for the non-english programming
- 16% tune in for the unique music
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