Welcome To Fantasy FM
Fantasy FM started broadcasting from North London in August 1989 on 98.6 FM. We played Acid, Rave & Hardcore music, all of which was massive at the time, and was also dominating the mainstream music charts too, during the time we was on air.
During the early part of 1990, We changed frequency to 98.1 FM, which would remain our spot on the FM dial until we closed down in 1991. The reason for us closing down was so we could start broadcasting on Cable TV, which was new here in the UK at the time and was also carrying radio stations, although this plan never materialised in the end. We were also planning to apply for some new incremental FM licenses that the government at the time were due to advertise.
Fantasy had many DJ’s such as Hype, Krome, Rap, Spice, Tek and The Mystery Man. All the presenters had their own styles, some preferred to mix live on air with very little speech, others you’re more standard type of presenter, reading out requests/shout-outs etc, most of which came in via pager at the time.
We also used to hold rave nights at the Astoria nightclub in Charing Cross, London WC2. Some of the DJ’s who played at these events were Fabio & Grooverider, Colin Favor & Randall, as well as Our DJ’s. These Rave nights carried on after the station had closed down in 1991.