Twilight FM

Twilight FM was a pirate radio station based in Kingston upon Hull, in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It broadcast for many years on 105.4 FM, in most recent years it has transmitted on on 107.7 FM.


Twilight FM was set up in 1993 by a DJ who called himself only "Chris H". He originally operated the station from a shed in the back of his parents garden. In the early days the station would play mostly Pop music, although it even had its own show.

Eventually, the demand for dance music was too great to ignore and Twilight FM became the only station in Hull to play dance music.

After a fall out over music policy DJs Sumo and Chris H went their separate ways. Chris continued to run Twilight FM with a more underground dance feel, whilst Sumo went to form "Buzz FM" which broadcast more commercial dance on 106.6 FM.

After both stations were raided and closed down by the DTI, and a third pirate emerged called "Sweet FM", the pair made up, and Twilight FM continued.

After the regional dance station Kiss 105 started, Twilight FM found it hard to compete and the station slowly began to wind down.

After a period of quiet, Twilight came back on air during 2006 on the new frequency of 107.7MHz with a number of not only old-time Twilight DJs but also a number of new voices on the air.


Being an illegal operation, Twilight FM had to constantly find new premises to broadcast from, mostly it would be a friend of a friends spare room. On one occasion the owner of the property became a stand in DJ and was given the name "Caretaker Nick". Other places Twilight FM have broadcast from include DJ Sumo's conservatory and Bransholme flats!


Many businesses advertised on Twilight FM, even though they were helping aid an illegal broadcaster. Many of them were Public Houses, the DJs would regularly pray on the licensee to part with some cash! Typical advertisers heard on air were,

    * White Horse, Carr Lane.
    * Tyremen, Anlaby Road.
    * Irnwrx, Marina.
    * 35 Taxis, Holderness Road.
    * Tropical Knights, Marina.


    * Kingston Copy Centres, Cottingham Road.
    * Club Oasis, Albion Street.
    * DJs Record Shop, Princes Quay.
    * Happy Homes, Hessle Road.
    * Manxman, Marina.

Most of these businesses, with the exception of 35 Taxis are no longer trading.

 Twilight Tunes

Typical songs from the halcyon days that are associated with Twilight FM are:

    * Bobby Brown - "Two can play that game" (K-Klass Remix).
    * Artemesia - "Bits and Pieces".
    * Pulse feat. Antoinette Roberson - "The lover that you are".
    * Kathy Brown - "Turn me on, turn me out".
    * La Luna - "To the beat of the drum".

 Dance Events

Twilight FM held a number of "Dance Events" in the city featuring various DJs from the station. Listeners would be invited to attend the night and charged a door fee, this would then be used to finance any repairs or equipment needed.

Venues for these club nights included:

    * "The Tower Nightclub", on Anlaby Road.
    * "Club Oasis", on Albion Street.
    * "Circus Circus", Spencer Street.

All of these premises are now derelict.

It was not unusual for the DJs to be seen on the streets of Hull with a paint brush, a pot of wallpaper paste and a bag of posters Flyposting around the city. Many of the DJs would also give out Flyers at their own club nights to help promote the events.


At the height of its popularity Chris H commissioned some jingles for the station, mainly consisting of sweepers. These were made by the Hessle based production company "NYPD".


    * Radical 999
    * Rhythm FM


    * Buzz FM
    * Heaven 107


Due to the fact that Twilight FM was a pirate radio station and ran the risk being raided by the Department of Trade and Industry the presenters/DJs preferred not to use their real names, thus ending up with a rather colourful line-up:

    * Chris H
    * Sumo
    * DJ Funky Zone
    * Paul Winn
    * Mikey Bee
    * Lady J
    * Poison
    * Nealy B
    * Metal Mickey
    * DJ Reverb
    * DJ Winney
    * Shades of Rhythm
    * DJ Seek
    * DJ Tiny
    * 3-Style


    * Nervous Neville
    * DJ Sly
    * Wavey Davey
    * DJ Crazyman
    * MC NRG
    * Bod
    * Mr Ben
    * DJ Dizaster
    * Tosh
    * Scoundrel (aka Gazza)
    * DJ Fyzal
    * Frenchie
    * DJ Vortex
    * DJ Star
    * Alan B


Twilight FM has been closed down by government officials many times, the result is normally a fine for the DJ on the air at the time and confiscation of all equipment and records. Twilight FM was raided more recently in September 2006 by OFCOM [1].

 Twilight Today

Twilight FM no longer broadcasts on FM, instead it transmits on the on the world wideweb as ""
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The internet side of the station has kept its original format but is now joint run by a number of the newer members vowing to keep the spirit of Twilight alive!

Comments (25)
1. 04-07-2009 12:09
Happy memories! Remember Oasis nightclub bank holiday Monday 1995 (I think). 700 people through the door!!!! Shows how popular it got!
2. 02-12-2010 15:20
remember it well i was there think i was rockin the back room as well as dancing like a nutter round the whole club :)
3. 14-05-2011 23:15
You missed me off the list of DJ's as well as DJ Oaksey and a fair few more I might ad.. 
You also forgot to mention spin off stations Unity FM and Pure FM..
DJ Badboy
4. 09-07-2011 12:59
Hellooooo peeps! I loved my time on Twilight FM. I was DJ Reverb. Anyone remember me? ;-)
5. 12-08-2012 15:48
Yea reverb, and me dj x-static
6. 09-09-2013 16:03
rember this station well used b locked in on a thursday from four o'clock think Chris h used to kick things off on a thursday from
7. 09-02-2014 14:06
Thankyou for those great comments reggarding twilight fm lads and lasses of Hull! 
Some of us djs are available to hire. 
I would love to do a live deck 2 deck dance and house music night somewhere in hull , spinning nothing but the best in my pumping tunes - ranging from 1989 - 2014! 
lets bring the vibe back! 
DJ Chris H
8. 26-02-2014 23:02
Used listen to ur shows chris h absolute respect for a top station u must av took a lot of risks running it
9. 23-03-2014 16:00
Thanks matey. Yes it was rather risky at times with the fines and loss of the studio gear etc, but enjoyable all the same!
10. 07-05-2014 16:13
gud stuff chris h av u got facebook cos is if u have there is a group on it for twilight fm u could put any old studio pics or timetables up if ypu have still got them.just a shame theres no pirate stations in hull now.
11. 06-06-2014 10:29
Hi its soultion here wheres my name on the dj list twilight was the best lets bring it back
12. 28-09-2014 19:21
Big up to our very own mighty DJ Soulution we all love you from all the guys from Twilight
13. 28-09-2014 19:25
By the way has anyone got any old shows of us djs that can be posted up on youtube? would be most grateful.
14. 01-10-2014 19:48
Might have some old shows mate ill dig them out and let you know
dj soultion
15. 13-11-2014 19:43
Chris h there is some videos of twilight fm on youtube already would be great to have some more shows on there
16. 08-03-2015 18:40
Well sore the last twilight fm studio cum down 2day gud times was had they
17. 18-03-2015 20:28
Was they homethorpe flats u saw come down dj solution ?
18. 22-03-2015 11:58
No mate it was highcourt flats that was the last ever stuido they mate
19. 23-03-2015 17:24
ah just off hall road?
20. 07-04-2015 01:08
Hi there, thinking of re launching a dance event DJ gig for twilight FM sometime this year what do you think lads and lasses? Iam currently mixing my dance and deep house music now on a laptop, love it! Never thought I would see the day with me not using records and cds!
21. 16-04-2015 17:46
Omg u on a lap top dont belive it lowhl gig sounds gud mate let me know where and when
22. 31-05-2015 19:15
Great idea chris h
23. 19-06-2015 18:51
Thinking of doing the DJ gig at Tigers Lair on Anlaby road as I get on with the manager real well there, and have done some gigs in the past at the same place. It will take some organising, such as promoting the night etc. My dear friend Tosh will spread the word around on facebook. I intend to do a four mix set playing old skool 90s, todays mainstream dance and some of my upfront deep house, but keeping it funky, nice and familiar, as you the people are as important as me when it becomes the night, plus you the people pay my wages as well! Bank holiday weekend would be cool, will keep you posted. Any suggestions would be most grateful.
24. 25-06-2015 18:15
Bank holiday weekend sounds great hope this night comes off
25. 23-08-2015 15:27
ye har wat a radio loved it
the krazeman

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