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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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I don't know how I found you, but I'm so happy I did. I listen to 96.1 online constantly. Love the variety of music and all the presenters. I'm in Eureka California and have been able to visit Cornwall once. I left my heart there and want desparately to return. Until then, at least I can listen in. Cheers!

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I just discovered your wonderful station! Wow love it....from Barbara Hepworth to the Buzzcocks! Very cool indeed. I grew up as a kid in Cornwall (St. Day and Grampound) in the 60's my family emigrated to California in 1967. My love for anything brewed in Cornwall is strong! I have spent the last 40 years as a Graphic Designer for TV and Print here in Los Angeles, I was also an online DJ for a local station here. So happy to have discovered Source!

James