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Pirate Radio Recordings: X-FM

"Turn up the radio, I hear Stereophonics!"

“Turn up the radio Jim, I think I hear Stereophonics!”

For your listening pleasure: three hours of the pirate radio station X-FM.

This broadcast was recorded this morning, starting around 2:00 UTC, on 6,950 kHz AM. X-FM can even be received in C-Quam stereo–something I have yet to try.

This is a 10 year anniversary broadcast of X-FM and has an excellent mix of music (everything from Indie rock to trance) and Redhat’s live commentary. Superb signal strength, too.

You can download the recording of X-FM by clicking here, or simply listen via the embedded player below (note that I included X-FM’s full seven minute interval signal/leader):

Standard Pirate Radio Disclaimer: Though X-FM is quite a professional pirate (is there such a thing?), this is a recording of a real pirate radio broadcast, and as such, may include colorful language. In general, if you are easily offended by the words, ideas, music lyrics, or music herein, you should slowly…back… away…

X-FM QSL card

I just received the following QSL card from the shortwave pirate radio station, X-FM:

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To hear the full X-FM broadcast associated with this QSL, check out our previous post with recorded audio.

Pirate Radio Recordings: X-FM

Listening conditions Saturday night were  pretty good–we had clear skies and  though propagation wasn’t excellent, I did manage to record a full broadcast (over 3 hours) of X-FM.

X-FM typically features a wide variety of music spanning trance/electronica to varieties of rock/metal. This broadcast was no exception–hear for yourself:

PLEASE NOTE: While most of the music in this broadcast is perfectly safe, parents should note that some songs contain explicit lyrics. If you’re easily offended, you might want to slowly back away.  After all, this is pirate radio!

UPDATE: Check out the QSL card I received for this broadcast:

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