Monday, March 23, 2009

Pirate Radio USA



Source: Google Video

Pirate Radio USA looks at the rise of "pirate radio" following the regulation and licensing of radio frequency broadcast by the FCC, featuring a number of pirate radio stations around the United States, their various techniques, as well as the reasons why for broadcasting in violation of Federal laws. The documentary also details the impact of pirate radio (as a component of Indymedia) during the World Trade Organization protests during the Seattle 1999 meeting.


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In the Library:
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  • Squier, Susan Merrill. 2003. Communities of the air: radio century, radio culture. Durham: Duke University Press. [link: WorldCat]
  • Walker, Jesse. 2001. Rebels on the air: an alternative history of radio in America. New York: New York University Press. [link: WorldCat]

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