Category Archives: Pirate Radio

Latest addition to the RNI Mailbag archive

Dan Lewis, from RNI’s Mailbag show, describes the latest addition to his audio archive: You can’t keep a good pirate down. Another snow-filled weekend in NYC seems like a good time to go back in time to November 11, 1990. Al … Continue reading

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Hobart Radio International announcement

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, John H, for sharing this announcement from Hobart Radio International: Ahoy fellow DXers, Like me you would have fond memories of hearing pirates from yesteryear. This is an absolutely wonderful special that we hope will … Continue reading

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Chris reviews HF pirate radio activity in 2014

Chris Smolinski has just posted an amazing overview of 2014 pirate radio activity. His post includes statistics based on loggings from the HF Underground discussion forum. This is the most comprehensive analysis of pirate radio activity I’ve ever seen. I can … Continue reading

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Echo Charlie (EC) Pirate Radio

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, “The Captain,” who recently sent a message regarding “EC Pirates”–an aspect of the pirate radio/free-bander scene I’ve never covered here on the Post. I asked him to explain a bit more about EC Pirates: … Continue reading

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Halloween = Pirate Radio

Halloween is typically the most active day of the year for shortwave pirates…so, here are two things you’ll want to do this Halloween (tonight): 1. Check out Andrew Yoder’s pirate radio blog with its deceptively simple title, the Hobby Broadcasting … Continue reading

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Brooklyn pirates “hijacking” the airwaves

Thanks to many of you who sent me a link  to this article in the New York Post. Here’s an excerpt: Brooklyn radio fans are fighting a pirate invasion — demanding a crackdown on illicit Caribbean, Hebrew and shock-jock stations … Continue reading

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BBC Radio 4 Extra: The First Pirate

The First Pirate is the title of a Radio 4 Extra–an interview with Les Woodland who tells the story of Captain Plugge, founder of Radio Normandy, the first station to take on the BBC. (Source: Southgate ARC) Capt Leonard Plugge was … Continue reading

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