Archive for the ‘weird outlaw radio transmitters’ Category
__SPACER__ The Stratovision program, which was used to broadcast TV and Radio over south Vietnam, during the war, was another inspiration for civilian border buster broadcasts.<p /><p />Radio Caroline which operated radio stations aboard ships, intended to broadcast TV by plane using a similar method.
__SPACER__ Israel was the last country to have pirate radio stations in operation, some were still operating within the last 2 years. Unlike the history of pirate radio in other countries, the ships operated within Israeli waters, and transmissions tend to reflect right wing opinion rather than left.<p /><p />Arutz Sheva was financed from the UK and broadcasts ultra right wing religious propaganda, which the Knesset tried to stop. <p /><p />The music played was also somewhat different from the original rock and roll pirate stations of the sixties. All music recordings were of male singers, it being against the operators orthodox beliefs that a womans voice be heard singing.
__SPACER__ Sealand, or the Principality of Sealand, as it is now known, has a long history of free information exchange. It has been claimed that a group of Russian investors are actually planning to operate an Internet file sharing satellite from it.<p /><p />Sealand was originally known as the Knock John Naval fort and was home to the pirate radio station, Radio Essex, later renamed BBMS — Britain's Better Music Station