Radio Invicta (London)

Radio Invicta was a pirate radio station that broadcast to London, and was the first of its kind to specialise in playing soul music.[1] It broadcast from December 1970 to July 1984, and was known by its slogan Soul over London and considered itself "Europe's first and only all soul station".[2][3][4][5]

Radio Invicta
Radio Invicta London logo.jpg
Broadcast areaLondon
Frequency92.4 FM
FormatSoul, jazz-funk, electro
First air date
December 1970
Last air date
July 1984

Many of the well known DJs on the soul, funk, and jazz-funk scenes at the time played on the station, including Froggy, Chris Hill, Tony Cleveland, Roger Tate, Andy Jackson, Steve Devonne, Steve Chandler, Tony Johns, and Herbie (Mastermind Roadshow). The station would also launch the careers of Steve Walsh, Gilles Peterson, and Pete Tong.

Having originally broadcast during the week, from 1974-1978 the station broadcast solely on bank holidays. From 1978, it then moved to afternoons/evenings every Sunday.[6]


  1. ^ "Soul over London". Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Radio Invicta - London pirate radio history - AM/FM". 17 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Radio Invicta: the genesis of black music radio in London .... still unfulfilled". Grant Goddard Radio Blog. 1 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Invicta - Mike Allen Capital Radio".
  5. ^ Bill Brewster (2014). Last Night a DJ Saved My Life. Grove Press. ISBN 978-0-802-19436-7.
  6. ^ Kate Coyer; Tony Dowmunt; Alan Fountain (2007). The Alternative Media Handbook. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-203-82121-3.