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Pirate Radio Round-Up: Welsh nationalists were pirate pioneers; protest broadcasts in MN; more

It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed what’s news in pirate radio. Here’s what’s up, including: 22 year-old N. London pirate stays true to drum & bass; Welsh nationalists were pirate radio pioneers in 1959; protest broadcasts in Minnesota, and more. Quietus writer John Doran pays a visit to long-running North London pirate station Rude […]

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Happy KALW day!

Attention San Francisco public radio lovers—mark your calendars for September 8, because our Board of Supervisors has proclaimed it KALW Day—a day to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the aforementioned public FM radio signal, chartered by the San Francisco Unified School District. Here’s some of the proclamation, which will be delivered at a ceremony at […]

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Community Radio to Provide Soundtrack for Films on Coit Tower

Just when people think that radio is dead, there are signs of it continuing to reinvent itself in interesting ways. The morning news today (on both KTVU’s “Mornings on Two” television broadcast and in the pages of the San Francisco Chronicle) brought word of an innovative art installation taking place over the Thanksgiving holiday at […]

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"Save Energy 92.7" Resolution up for Vote at SF Board of Supes Meeting Tomorrow

Both Matthew and I have recounted the recent ownership and format change of San Francisco station Energy 92.7. The formerly gay-friendly dance music station has proven to be a fan favorite, with many people expressing their displeasure over its change to top 40. Even a member of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors, Bevan Dufty, has […]

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