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Seminal pirate radio station Kool FM is returning

The station has been taken over by Rinse FM

Seminal pirate radio station Kool FM is returning

Seminal pirate radio station Kool FM will return to the London airwaves this weekend.

Re-emerging in a more official capacity after being acquired by Rinse FM earlier this year, the station will begin broadcasting from Sunday with an extensive cast of residents set to take up new shows.

Among the residents newly confirmed to be hosting shows on the new-look Kool FM are DJ Flight, Fabio & Grooverider, DJ Storm, Nia Archives, Fixate, and Andy C. Labels such as Metalheadz, Rupture LDN, Critical and Dispatch will also host shows.

In-keeping with Kool FM's original music policy, the station's programming will focus on drum & bass, jungle and old skool music.

Speaking about being on the station, DJ Flight said: "Growing up in SW London with not great aerials I could never pick up Kool, but I knew how integral to our culture it was. Fast forward some years, I played one or two guest spots — once after Mampi Swift, which was seriously nerve-wracking.

"Now, I'm honoured to join an iconic Jungle/D&B institution, particularly at this pivotal moment. I haven't presented a regular public show for a long time so really looking forward to getting back to sharing the highest quality controlled beats."

Find the full list of Kool FM residents below.