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March 13, 2019 7:47 am  #1


Maybe The Most Unusual Reason For A Pirate Radio Station Ever

Most people who set up a pirate station don't want to go through the legal channels and just have fun getting on the air right away. Many of us have heard them, as they go a few blocks on some unused frequency (increasingly harder to find in the GTA.)

But I have to say this is probably the most unusual excuse for a "pirate" station I've ever heard of - to mix a new album so you can hear what it sounds like on your car radio.

Jack White set up a ‘pirate radio station’ just to mix from his car 

Which reminds me: didn't Motown used to listen to all its songs through a car radio speaker, just to make sure it came across properly on AM? I've heard that several times, but I've never known if it was entirely true. 

 

March 13, 2019 10:10 am  #2


Re: Maybe The Most Unusual Reason For A Pirate Radio Station Ever

I remember visiting 1050 CHUM in the 70's and the operator for Terry Steele turned down the monitor and used a Radio Shack Flavor Radio to monitor the show.  He said most of the audience was listening with cheap AM radios.

 

March 13, 2019 10:45 am  #3


Re: Maybe The Most Unusual Reason For A Pirate Radio Station Ever

back in the day, a lot of TV audio console bridges sported a pair of "Horror Tones" er, Auratone 5s... for thi purpose.