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November 03, 2005

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jim

iirc, wasn't there a great running broadcast from a pirate radio station in the north sea that was being sunk by the royal navy? or am I getting some key details wrong? I can't seem to find it in the archives.

A pirate radio DJ

In reply to your initial post, most underground UK dance music scenes have a lot to thank the pirate radio industry for. Pirates have and always will play a key role in broadcasting and promoting the underground dance scene in the UK. As you are most probably aware the commercial stations dont give much time for the more underground scenes in this country as I am sure this is the case all over the world. This leaves people like myself no choice but to take part in DJ'ing on pirate radio.
I have been involved with a Drum & Bass pirate station in London for the last 5 years and I have to say I am appalled by the bad press we sometimes get from the media, I know these stations are illegal but everyone involved in the running of my radio station are certainly not drug runners, behave anti socially or send out political messages to our listeners.
We are simply there to promote the music we believe in. We all have 9-5 jobs, we all pay our taxes, there may be a few stations out there who ruin it for everyone but I can certainly say the majority of the pirates out there stand for one thing only, the belief in the music they play, nothing more.
This belief runs so deep so, like it or not, we are here to stay so long as the underground dance scene warrants us being there.

MART

YEA THE GOVERMENT TAKE THE PISS IF THEY CANT ALLOW DECENT STATION PIRATES WILL NEVER DIE THE DTI ARE A BUNCH OF WANKERS THEY DONT BOTHER ME ID HAPPLY GO BACK TO SETIN UP ON TOWER BLOCKS IN THE NAME OF DRUM AND BASS I DONT GIVE A FUCK!!!MART FROM W.MID

Karen

Here is a really cool song and lyric all about pirate radio:
http://www.brenttruitt.com/wordpress/?p=21
It's Called the Radio Kings:
KAren

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