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Radio, the Culprit, Dan Krimm

Pirate Radio

While mainstream, commercial radio does not offer the listener a wide variety of music, there is an alternative. That of pirate radio. While currently illegal, there is a standstill on behalf of the FCC to shuting down small pirate stations due to a lawsuit that has been filed. In many communities across the country pirate radio stations are poping up and bombarding the listener with true sonic alternatives to the norm. Portland, OR has a new station that can be heard virtually all over the city. In NYC there are people in the squats who broadcast to the lower east side. Of course, the commercial stations are none too happy that these stations are taking away their listeners while not paying any fees to the FCC. Check it out, though, there's probably one on your dial somewhere, espescially if you live in a city, or urban area.

-- Tim Andrews
posted 11/29/96