What is pirate radio?

Pirate Radio

Pirate radio is illegal or unregulated radio transmission. The term is most commonly used to describe illegal broadcasting for entertainment or political purposes, but is also sometimes used for illegal two-way radio operation. Its etymology can be traced to the unlicensed nature of the transmission, but historically there has been occasional but notable use of sea vessels – fitting the most common perception of a pirate – as broadcasting bases.

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Some articles on pirate radio:

List Of Balamory Episodes (season 3) - Pirate Radio
... PC Plum investigages strange emanations coming from his police radio, and from taps and kettles all over Balamory ...
Mike Raven - Radio Career
... still using his real name, he began working for BBC radio, presenting talks and, occasionally, Woman's Hour ... Party politician Oliver Smedley, founded the pirate radio station Radio Atlanta, he joined the station as a disc jockey, broadcasting from the ship Mi Amigo ... In 1964 he married Mandy Kilbey, sometimes presenting radio programmes jointly with her they later had two sons ...
Tom Lodge - Broadcasting
... is currently a presenter on Radio Caroline ... In 1960 Lodge became the CBC manager for a new radio station CBXH in Fort Smith, N.W.T ... In 1964 Lodge joined England's first offshore pirate radio station Radio Caroline, as disc jockey and programme director ...
The Boat That Rocked - Reception
... released in the United States with the title Pirate Radio ... Manohla Dargis wrote Robert Wilonsky, reviewing Pirate Radio after having seen The Boat That Rocked and its UK home video release, said the U.S ... had "most of its better bits excised" according to Wilonsky, "after watching the DVD, Pirate Radio feels so slight in its current incarnation ...
Pirate Radio in Popular Culture - Video Games
... In Saints Row 2, there is a pirate radio station called "99.0 The Underground" and is hosted by DJ Ken ... Unlike the games other radio stations, the signal strength for this station varies across the city of Stilwater, often dropping in volume when driving around and making the station ... It is trasmitted via the lower radio tower on Mount Claffin ...

Famous quotes containing the words radio and/or pirate:

    Having a thirteen-year-old in the family is like having a general-admission ticket to the movies, radio and TV. You get to understand that the glittering new arts of our civilization are directed to the teen-agers, and by their suffrage they stand or fall.
    Max Lerner (b. 1902)

    A monarch, when good, is entitled to the consideration which we accord to a pirate who keeps Sunday School between crimes; when bad, he is entitled to none at all.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)