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:

Mike Raven - Radio Career
1960s, still using his real name, he began working for BBC radio, presenting talks and, occasionally, Woman's Hour ... when his cousin, the Liberal 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 moored off the coast ... 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. 1964 Lodge joined England's first offshore pirate radio station Radio Caroline, as disc jockey and programme director ...
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 ... It is trasmitted via the lower radio tower on Mount Claffin ...
The Boat That Rocked - Reception
... film was 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 ... according to Wilonsky, "after watching the DVD, Pirate Radio feels so slight in its current incarnation ...
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 ...

Famous quotes containing the words radio and/or pirate:

    The radio ... goes on early in the morning and is listened to at all hours of the day, until nine, ten and often eleven o’clock in the evening. This is certainly a sign that the grown-ups have infinite patience, but it also means that the power of absorption of their brains is pretty limited, with exceptions, of course—I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. One or two news bulletins would be ample per day! But the old geese, well—I’ve said my piece!
    Anne Frank (1929–1945)

    The pirate gaped at Belinda’s dragon,
    And gulped some grog from his pocket flagon,
    He fired two bullets, but they didn’t hit,
    And Custard gobbled him, every bit.
    Ogden Nash (1902–1971)