Offshore Radio / Murrow / WiZaRDs / Clandestine Radio

Posted by Scott - January 13, 2006 (entry 395)

Check out these photos of abandoned British-built WWII sea forts that were appropriated for use as pirate radio station facilities. A capsule history of the Thames Estuary offshore radio broadcasters can be found here......"This is London. This is London."... If you are curious, here's the transcript of the Edward R. Murrow RTNDA Convention speech, given in Chicago on October 15, 1958 and excerpted as bookends in the film "Good Night and Good Luck"..... So isn't it comforting to know that the WZRD-FM WiZaRDs at Northeastern Illinois University are now - at last! - streaming live here?...... However, if you are a truly discriminating listener and pure revolution is all that you can tolerate, there's always squelchy Clandestine Radio.

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This entry was posted by Scott Sanders, a co-founder to date of seven Chicago area media and democracy activist groups.
Sanders has worked for long stretches in social science research, in the creation of video documentaries, as a librarian, and also in movie theater management.
You can link to Scott's combined curriculum vitae, timeline, and resume here.

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