About Cornwall's Pirate FM


Love Cornwall, Love Music - Love Pirate FM


We're the only commercial radio station broadcasting from the Duchy we're proud to serve.

Pirate FM was born on the 3rd April 1992. We were launched by the legendary radio presenter Roger Day, using state-of-the-art computer technology that even saw us featured on BBC TV's "Tomorrow's World".

To this day, we are proud to be made in Cornwall, for Cornwall. We broadcast our programming from our studios in Redruth, and cover the whole of the Duchy using two transmitters - one in the West (102.8), and one in the East (102.2).

In fact we even split our adverts, and many of our local news and travel bulletins between the two areas, to enable us to super-serve the communities of the Duchy with relevant information.

We are also available on DAB, online across the world at piratefm.co.uk, on our free smartphone and tablet apps, as well as on Amazon Alexa and Google Home smart speakers.


Proud to support Cornwall

We are proud to be the only commercial station to broadcast from the Duchy, and we aim to reflect the things that make the area great. Our presenters and Love Crew can be seen at hundreds of community events across the year, as well as broadcasting from towns and villages across Cornwall.

Supporting local talent is key to our approach, and our close-knit team live and breathe Cornwall. Most of our programming team were born here in the Duchy, and all the members of our award-winning News team were either born or educated here.

We are also proud to help support local charities. We are Media Partners with the Royal Cornwall Hospital's maternity, BABA appeal, and our charitable arm, The Pirate Trust regularly makes grants to local causes - giving a helping hand when people most need it.


Fun, Fair, Open, Honest, Professional, Unconventional...

These are the six values that we live and work by every day. This enables us to build up a fantastic relationship with our clients and listeners.

Pirate FM is proud to be part of the UKRD Group, which is based here in Cornwall. The group operates nearly 20 local radio stations across the UK.


Advertising that works

Pirate FM has worked with thousands of local and national companies since 1992 - and our business, is helping your business to grow.

Our dedicated, experienced team of media consultants work with you, to come up with exciting and effective ways to get your message across - and help your business to reach new heights.

You can find out more about our services, and why radio is so powerful here.


Get in touch

If you'd like to get in contact with the team here at Pirate FM, then please take a look at the details here.