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Pirate Radio in the 90’s

Discussion pertaining to Detroit, Ann Arbor, Port Huron, and SW Ontario
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Re: Pirate Radio in the 90’s

Post by Studio87 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:52 pm

deadend wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:54 pm
I find this topic very interesting. I hope a lot of people chime in. When was the last time there was a pirate station in the area? There was one in Toledo about a year or so ago that was talked about on this board.
The Toledo pirate station is still broadcasting. Relocated just a few miles outside of Toledo, to avoid detection. :smokin

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Re: Pirate Radio in the 90’s

Post by Art Van Damme » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:14 pm

Sorry my memory is fuzzy on these recollections.
- There was an Hispanic language station around the “southwest side” of Detroit at 106.3 or 106.9. It spurred into W4’s signal for quite a few miles. I don’t recall if that shutdown was a result of the W4 engineering staff calling the FCC or not. The pirate didn’t last very long.

- Another pirate that lasted at least a couple of years during the same time period as above, was at 90.3. A friend of mine and me, traced it to East Dearborn. The audio was CNN Headline News taken directly from a cable tv source. We used to hear WOW! Cable ad inserts. It was pretty powerful. It got out to Livonia. We figured the antenna wasn’t very tall, but the picket-fencing was evident even close to the transmitting source (or what we thought it was coming from)

Nice topic RadioKev. My hats off to you!

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