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Biography

Pirate Pete was born “non-pirate” in the swinging 60’s, but the only swinging he did was in the local park ( still true to this day!).

Music was always a massive influence from the strange metamorphesis of the Beatles, through the sheer excitement of glam and punk, to the jaw dropping discovery you could get whole albums of guitar led rock music not just what appeared in the charts (someone lent him “Physical Graffiti”…what a baptism of fire!).

Rock music became Pete’s first true love as well as mainstream chart stuff, a Saturday job in the local library helped with access to free music on cassette ( a perk of the job ) ….oh joy. Pete began to dabble with the guitar and found AC/DC songs fairly accessible to play along with.

Pete continued recording my fave tracks from the Top 40 every week, and still has a colletion of some 30 C90’s of chart hits which still play well.

The fire still blazes bright with Pete’s 2 hour show on Source FM and a regular slot at the Monday night jam session at the Prince of Wales which he loves….Power to the Pirate !!

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Listeners say

Just a quickie to say thank you for keeping us entertained on our (rainy) holiday in Falmouth. We really enjoyed the variety of music on your radio station and loved hearing all the local voices.

Jamie

I've produced some content for it (Source) during the lockdown, and I train students to make radio and help them get involved in Source FM, one of my PhD researchers uses it for his work too. It's a really important resource that brings people together and helps us get more people able to make audio.

Abigail W, Falmouth

It has introduced me to lots of new people, that I may not have otherwise met. I've learned new skills and improved my confidence by creating a radio show and presenting on stage. And felt well supported through everything I've done with Source

Hayley M, Penryn