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Albert jumps ship after 40 years aiding Radio Caroline pirates

A PIRATE radio stalwart has jumped ship after more than 40 years of helping to keep Radio Caroline on the airwaves. Albert Hood, 80, from Windsor Avenue, Clacton, began his Radio Caroline career by running covert tenders from Brightlingsea to the station's pirate radio ships, Mi Amigo and later Ross....

'I've never really done a proper day's work in my life'

Set up on May 31, 1979, Radio 2 was set up to compete with youth-oriented stations such as Radio Luxembourg, as well as pirate radio stations. RTE's best-known muso Dave Fanning was poached from pirate station Big D and is the only presenter still a firm fixture on its schedule, four decades later.

Remarkable photos show life behind the scenes at Radio Caroline

In Europe, Denmark had the first known radio station in the world to broadcast commercial radio from a vessel in international waters without permission from the authorities in the country that it broadcast to. The station was named Radio Mercur and began transmission on August 2, 1958. In the Danish newspapers it was soon called a 'pirate radio'.

Why Tony Blackburn is positive podcasts won’t kill the radio star

“Have you seen The Boat That Rocked ?” replies Tony Blackburn when I ask him about the pirate radio ships, which broadcast pop and rock music from international waters off the east coast of England during the 1960s. “Well, it was nothing like that.” How disappointing.

Tokyo Community Radio: The spirit of pirate radio is reignited in Japan

From The Electrifying Mojo in Detroit, who played a crucial role in the development of what would become the city’s eponymous techno sound, to Slimzee mapping out the early sonic terrain of grime in London, radio has loomed large in the progression of electronic music, arguably more so than other....

Tributes paid to iconic sports broadcaster Pat McAuliffe

Iconic sports broadcaster and journalist Pat McAuliffe has died. Pat has been a voice of sports and music radio in Cork for over 30 years, featuring prominently on RTE. Previously he worked for Cork's 96FM and for it's predecessor Radio South and in the 80's was a familiar voice on pirate radio under the name Ian Moores.

Fire brigade dealing with major fire in Drogheda

Several units of the fire brigade are attempting to bring a major fire at the former Donaghy’s Mill site in Drogheda, Co Louth, under control. The building, a former shoe factory and one time home to a pirate radio station located on the banks of the Boyne River, has been vacant for a number of years.

Firefighters tackle blaze at former mill in Drogheda

A former shoe factory and one time home to a pirate radio station was destroyed by a fire this evening. Donaghy's Mill, beside the Boyne river in Drogheda Co Louth, was a detached multiple-bay four-storey former mill built around 1820, later used as shoe factory and then used as offices and gymnasium.

Obituary: Jeff Jones, teacher and Justice of the Peace – and former pirate radio DJ

Jeff Jones JP MRSC, teacher and broadcaster. Born 27 November, 1945 in Darlington. Died 19 February, 2019 in Elgin, aged 73. With his penchant for three-piece suits and ­fondness for pirate radio, Jeff Jones was never going to ­conform to the standard image of a school chemistry teacher.

Authorities crack down on illegal radio station broadcast out of Worcester church

A Christian church in Worcester has been operating a pirate radio station on two different channels without a license from the Federal Communications Commission, according to the US attorney’s office for Massachusetts. Vasco Oburoni and Christian Praise International Church have been illegally operating a radio broadcast station on 97.

Oxide & Neutrino: how we made Bound 4 Da Reload

‘There was a rise in gun crime and garage was blamed. We went from being on Top of the Pops to not being able to play anywhere. Then I was shot’I met Neutrino at the pirate radio station Supreme FM, where we were doing DJ sets. We clicked and joined So Solid Crew, who at that time were 30 strong.

Oxide & Neutrino: how we made Bound 4 Da Reload (Casualty)

Alex Rivers, AKA Oxide, DJ. I met Neutrino at the pirate radio station Supreme FM, where we were doing DJ sets. We clicked and joined So Solid Crew , who at that time were 30 strong. When we all piled into a tiny room, it was crazy – but when Neutrino and I signed our own record deal, we became a separate entity.

From the low lands to the high seas: Belgian pirate radio’s rise and demise

Tired of government-approved music, monolingual programs and establishment views, activists and music lovers set up hidden stations in garages, basements, church towers and garden sheds. Some even took to boats in order to escape authorities’ efforts to shut them down.

The rise and fall of pirate radio station WBAD

In the mid-’90s, the internet was just starting to turn into a mass medium. There were no podcasts, and nobody had heard of internet radio. So it was a heyday for FM “pirate radio.” FM transmitters were cheap and easy to operate. For a few hundred bucks you could blast your favorite music,....

The Rise and Fall Of Pirate Radio Station WBAD

Culture Warning: Some bleeping good radio ahead. (Zoonar GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo) The Rise and Fall Of Pirate Radio Station WBAD. By: Posted on: In the mid-’90s, the internet was just starting to turn into a mass medium. There were no podcasts, and nobody had heard of internet radio. So it was a heyday for FM “pirate radio.

Pirate radio closedown 30 years ago ended buccaneering chapter

October 2nd, 2018: The Irish Pirate Radio Archive has been donated to Dublin City University. The collection of documents, publications and paraphernalia celebrates the golden years of pirate radio in Ireland between 1978 and 1988. Video: Bryan O'Brien On this day 30 years ago, Ireland’s pirate....

Veteran broadcaster Tom Edwards ‘reveals all’ in explosive new book set to be launched

Veteran broadcaster Tom Edwards will reveal all about a life in which his pirate radio boss was murdered, he reached the top of the industry and spent three years in rehab, in an explosive new book set to be launched at Birmingham City University this weekend (Saturday 8 December).

New satellites will hunt pirates, and maybe terrorists

If all goes as planned with the scheduled SpaceX launch Sunday, a startup called HawkEye 360 will have a trio of satellites resembling toaster ovens circling the globe, scanning for pirate radio. The Washington-area company is one of 35 paying customers strapped to the top of the Falcon 9 rocket, a....

From BBC news reader to destitute drunk on the streets of Norwich

At 22 he was reading the television news. He’d already been a local newspaper columnist and a pirate radio DJ. Then from local television he moved to national broadcasting, and on to Hollywood. It seemed as if the world was there for the taking for Norwich boy Tom Edwards as he mixed with celebrities and became a household name himself.

Tom Edwards

At 22 he was reading the television news. He’d already been a local newspaper columnist and a pirate radio DJ. Then from local television he moved to national broadcasting, and on to Hollywood. It seemed as if the world was there for the taking for Norwich boy Tom Edwards as he mixed with celebrities and became a household name himself.

Tom Edwards

At 22 he was reading the television news. He’d already been a local newspaper columnist and a pirate radio DJ. Then from local television he moved to national broadcasting, and on to Hollywood. It seemed as if the world was there for the taking for Norwich boy Tom Edwards as he mixed with celebrities and became a household name himself.

DJ with wife as only audience for years gets own show The Week

© Provided by Dennis Publishing Limited. A radio enthusiast who has broadcast to his living room from his garden shed for 44 years has been offered a Christmas slot on his local BBC station. Deke Duncan set up Radio 77 in his back garden in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in 1974, inspired by the offshore pirate radio stations of the 1960s.

Cork exhibition reliving the glory days of pirate radio

By Colette Sheridan. WITH their cultivated mid-Atlantic accents and often British sounding pseudonyms, the DJs that broadcast on pirate radio in this country were not quite swashbuckling romantic figures. But they were minor heroes in that they played pop and rock music in an Ireland whose airwaves,....

Pirate radio = drug dealing and municipal broadband is anti-competitive censorship

Comment It has long been a sad truth that Washington DC lives within its own distorted universe, but even by DC standards a recent speech by federal regulator Michael O'Rielly is a wonder to behold. O'Rielly is one of four current commissioners on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and on....

People Just Do Nothing primed for US remake set in Las Vegas

Amazon are attempting to reimagine the Kurupt FM posse as a group of DJs trying to make it in the bright lights of The Strip. Fear and loitering in Brentford … People Just Do Nothing Photograph: BBC/Roughcut/Jack Barnes. People Just Do Nothing – the BBC mockumentary about a spoof pirate radio....

Resurfaced Biafran separatist leader claims he is in Israel

Missing pro-Biafran separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu gave a radio broadcast on Sunday saying he was in Israel, suggesting he owed his survival to the Jewish state. Kanu, a former London estate agent, heads the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) movement and the outlawed pirate radio station Radio....
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The Red Cross teams up with local amateur radio operators

The Red Cross says that during a disaster, they actually seek help of radio operators, to help as many people as possible. The Red Cross says with start of hurr...

Amatuer radio operators prep for emergencies

Thursday morning local amateur radio operators talked to people on radios in New Hampshire, Maryland, North Carolina and in other states. They say they did this...

'We should get the hell out of here': Ex-diplomat recalls mission to rescue students in Chornobyl disaster

In the spring of 1986, Hector Cowan, a 38-year-old diplomat at the Canadian embassy in Moscow, got a first clue about the Chornobyl nuclear accident while at th...

Building checked in threat response

Police in Northwest Arkansas responded to a bomb threat against a federal building Tuesday after a person heard the apparent threat while listening to his short...

Remote Sensing, Vol. 11, Pages 1130: Satellite-based Cloudiness and Solar Energy Potential in Texas and Surrounding Regions

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International Broadcast Center to provide broadcast of II European Games

Minsk is at the finish line of preparation for large-scale competitions. The Prime Minister and the Chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee visited today...

Minsk European Games broadcasting center to come on stream on 17 June

MINSK, 6 June (BelTA) - The international broadcasting center (IBC), which will broadcast the 2nd European Games, will be launched in Minsk on 17 June. Belarus ...

Radio presenter Terry Farrugia laid to rest

Radio presenter Terry Farrugia was laid to rest today. Farrugia, who died last Friday, was known for having trained many known local presenters, supported local...

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Barbershop Choruses Win International Acclaim

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STS and Partners Spur-Up to Celebrate Launch of Daily American Airlines Flights to Dallas Fort Worth on June 6

SANTA ROSA, Calif. June 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Charles M. Schulz — Sonoma County Airport (STS) and partners will celebrate the first inbound and outbound Ameri...

Gary Peters : Peters Applauds ITC Decision to Continue Investigating Unfair Trade Practices Harming Michigan Cherry Growers

06.06.19. WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today welcomed a U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) decision to continue investigations into the...

Worldwide Enterprise Storage Systems Market Revenue Declined 0.6% During the First Quarter of 2019, According to IDC

According to the International Data Corporation ( , vendor revenue in the worldwide enterprise storage systems market decreased 0.6% year over year to $13.4 bil...

Blaze International : Completion of Auger Geochemical Program

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Loud and clear: AIR Jeypore gets boost with high-tech transmitter

KORAPUT: To reach remote areas and ensure that people listen to radio more clearly without any interruption, a newly installed 100KW digital-ready high-power me...

Face To Face With The Congo (2)

The signature tune of the very interesting programme Radio Ghana compiled and sent, with greetings to our soldiers in the Congo by their families and friends (t...

Christian broadcasting studio attacked by arson on Shabbat morning

Police have confirmed that an arson attack occurred over the weekend at Daystar’s Jerusalem studio. “We have opened an investigation,” Israel Police Spokesperso...

Todd Starnes: Democrats poised to destroy religious liberty (yes, you read that correctly)

If Democrats get their way, religious hospitals would be forced to perform abortions, Christian churches would be forced to host events that are contrary to the...

Pat Robertson: Alabama abortion ban has ‘gone too far’

Robertson is a longtime abortion opponent, but on Wednesday, as he hosted "The 700 Club" on the Christian Broadcasting Network, he called the bill "extreme" and...

Pat Robertson: Alabama abortion ban has ‘gone too far’

Robertson is a longtime abortion opponent, but on Wednesday, as he hosted "The 700 Club" on the Christian Broadcasting Network, he called the bill "extreme" and...

Televangelist Pat Robertson: Alabama's near-total abortion ban has 'gone too far' Source: WFTV

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Conservative televangelist Pat Robertson said Alabama has "gone too far" by passing a bill that would make performing an abortion a felony in...

Right-wing Christian Radio Host Launches Homophobic Rant Against Buttigieg

Right-wing Christian radio host Bryan Fischer launched into a homophobic rant against 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, the first openly gay man to ru...

Former lesbian explains why she left same-sex relationship after going back to church

Sarah Sedgwick (The Christian Institute) A woman who had a lesbian partner has opened up about why she ended the relationship after coming back to church four y...

Longtime NYC Radio Station WPLJ Set to Go Off the Air

After nearly 50 years, legendary radio station WPLJ is signing off the air for good. Come the end of May, the station will be off the airwaves after it was purc...

WBVN celebrates 29 years of broadcasting

MARION (WSIL) -- WBVN radio is celebrating nearly three decades in the community. WBVN is a non-profit contemporary Christian radio station based in Marion. 104...

Pa. State Rep: ‘I prayed as I always did’

HARRISBURG — The Republican state representative whose prayer on the House floor earlier this week caused a controversy said on a Christian radio program Thursd...

Praise TV Is Best African Gospel Station Of T...

Praise TV, Ghana’s premier Christian channel has been adjudged the best gospel television station in Africa. This was at the Africa Gospel Music Festival (AGAFE...

Donald Trump Cannot Be Removed Because He Is ‘God’s Choice,’ Claims Pastor

A right-wing pastor has told an evangelical Christian TV show he interceded on behalf of Donald Trump to get him elected president—and that those fighting to ge...

Christian TV network’s Jerusalem studio firebombed: 'You can't silence...the Gospel'

An arsonist set fire to Daystar Television Network's studio at Mount Zion around 2:30 a.m. Saturday before escaping by rope and running away, according to secur...

Here’s your first look at Kim Cattrall’s New Orleans-shot series ‘Filthy Rich’ (video)

At least, that's the impression viewers will get from the recently released trailer for the show's pilot episode, which was shot in New Orleans in March. It set...

Alabama abortion ban 'has gone too far' with 'extreme' bill, evangelical leader Pat Robertson says

Alabama’s new abortion ban , which prevents the procedure outright in nearly all cases, “an extreme law”. “I think Alabama has gone too far, they’ve passed a la...

Cricket World Cup 2019 TV channel, radio coverage, start times and fixtures

The Cricket World Cup captains line up with the Queen (Picture: AFP/Getty Images) The 2019 Cricket World Cup has arrived and the 10 best teams on the planet wil...

Victoria earmarks AU$53m for digital service delivery and citizen engagement

The Victorian government wants to encourage the innovative use of technology to improve service delivery and business processes, allocating AU$52.9 million in t...

Victoria earmarks AU$53m for digital service delivery and citizen engagement

The Victorian government wants to encourage the innovative use of technology to improve service delivery and business processes, allocating AU$52.9 million in t...

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Detroit celebration: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, White Stripes, and more come to Brighton

The American city has spawned some of the world’s finest musicians, from Stevie Wonder to Aretha Franklin, The Temptations to The White Stripes and many more. F...

PROMOTED: Plus TV Africa to broadcast on StarTimes across Africa

Plus TV Africa, a 24-Hour news channel will now broadcast across all of Africa via StarTimes dish platform. The pay-tv company announced at the weekend, barely ...

Seven suspects indicted for illegally providing TV content

Taipei, June 5 (CNA) Seven people who were part of a group that was providing set-top box service were indicted Wednesday for illegally transmitting audio-visua...

Love Island 2019 contestant line up

Love Island 2019 contest fever went over the roof as ITV 2 announced the full line up of contestants. Twelve sexy singletons entered the competition and are now...

ABS-CBN TVplus Go brings digital entertainment to commuters

MANILA -- ABS-CBN said Monday it launched a version of its TVplus digital TV service for mobile devices, promising to make the daily commute more entertaining. ...

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Jeh Tim TV pool keeps blaming NBTC despite of the shortcomings of her own men and women to run Thai TV and Loca TV – to be fair, those NBTC who are dealing with...

Laird Connectivity's Multi-Wireless Modem Combines Low-Power Cellular LTE and Bluetooth 5

Laird Connectivity has announced a new multi-wireless modem that combines the benefits of low-power cellular LTE connectivity and Bluetooth 5 technology into on...

Wind River : Joins O-RAN Alliance to Support Growth of Open Source Innovation for 5G Networks

, a leader in delivering IoT software for critical infrastructure, today announced that it has joined the O-RAN Alliance in an effort to further advance 5G netw...

China grants commercial licences to 4 telecom companies to launch 5G services amid tensions with US

Thursday granted commercial licences to four state-owned telecom giants to start rolling out 5G services, signalling Beijing's determination to be the global le...

Amid technology tensions with US, China gives green light for local 5G rollout

China on Thursday gave its major state-owned companies the green light to start rolling out 5G services in its efforts to move ahead in the global race for sett...

China gives green light for local 5G rollout amid tensions with US

China on Thursday gave its major state-owned companies the green light to start rolling out 5G services in its efforts to move ahead in the global race for sett...

Trump administration to close 2 NW Forest Service job centers, one in Yakima

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Trump administration has announced it will close two U.S. Forest Service job training centers in Oregon and Washington. Oregon Public Bro...

Injured Kiryat Gat worker was working on safety repairs

. The safety officer at the Kiryat Gat construction site, where a 25-year-old worker was seriously injured in a fall this morning, has told the Israel Public B...

Treasury: Knesset dispersion bill would cost NIS 475 million

. The Budget Division of the Ministry of Finance said on Tuesday that the Knesset dispersion bill would cost "at least 475 million shekels, according to the Is...

Anonymous anti-Liberman message for Russians

An anonymous message against Chairman Avigdor Liberman of the Yisrael Beytenu Party was posted Tuesday on social media, according to the Israel Public Broadcast...

Liberman will only sit in a Netanyahu government

. Chairman Avigdor Liberman of the Yisrael Beytenu Party told the Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation , Tuesday morning, "Even if the law to dissolve the Kn...

DePauw University celebrates WGRE's 70th birthday

GREENCASTLE, Ind. (WISH) -- WGRE on DePauw University's campus is the oldest college radio station in the country. "There's not many of us left and so the fact ...

Trent Reznor’s love letter to The Cure: Read his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction speech

Reznor counts The Cure and singer Robert Smith among his greatest influences for Nine Inch Nails, which formed in Cleveland in the late ‘80s. During his inducti...

KBGA Radiothon stages annual fundraiser

College radio station KBGA is putting on its annual fundraiser with a heap of events scheduled for the week of Feb. 24-March 2. The Radiothon features several ...

WLCI and Blackout Booking Open Up Semester With Stacked Jan. 19 Show

Culture Mourning [A] BLKstar will headline WLCI Hocking College Radio and Blackout Booking’s first show of the spring 2019 semester. (facebook.com) WLCI and Bl...

Albert jumps ship after 40 years aiding Radio Caroline pirates

A PIRATE radio stalwart has jumped ship after more than 40 years of helping to keep Radio Caroline on the airwaves. Albert Hood, 80, from Windsor Avenue, Clacto...

'I've never really done a proper day's work in my life'

Set up on May 31, 1979, Radio 2 was set up to compete with youth-oriented stations such as Radio Luxembourg, as well as pirate radio stations. RTE's best-known ...

Remarkable photos show life behind the scenes at Radio Caroline

In Europe, Denmark had the first known radio station in the world to broadcast commercial radio from a vessel in international waters without permission from th...

Why Tony Blackburn is positive podcasts won’t kill the radio star

“Have you seen The Boat That Rocked ?” replies Tony Blackburn when I ask him about the pirate radio ships, which broadcast pop and rock music from international...

Tokyo Community Radio: The spirit of pirate radio is reignited in Japan

From The Electrifying Mojo in Detroit, who played a crucial role in the development of what would become the city’s eponymous techno sound, to Slimzee mapping o...