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Old 20th September 2008 , 07:04 AM
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Ok firstly let me stress:
I AM NOT ASKING WHO HAS DONE THEM! so guys please don't give any answer's to that question. what i am asking is your opinions on them!
Pro's and Con's stuff more along those lines. a debate if you will. as the author of this thread i in no way condone pirate radio stations. now having said that lets hear what you guys think
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Hi, I'm french, so sorry for my bad english

In my opinion these stations can be a very good thing. But I put the warning because these stuffs are double-edged.
First one, some informations in our society are hidden, and for found them, a good dose of patience are necessary. Sometimes, persons well positioned issue some prohibited informations. Good or bad, maybe the question is here, but it's a fact. So, I think too, people must to know.
Now, if we talk about a right question for music or other, I think it's not this time a good thing. Why ? Because art is above all a mathematical works. And every job deserve salary. Probably your question is a money question, so political.

What do you think ?
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Hi, I'm french, so sorry for my bad english

In my opinion these stations can be a very good thing. But I put the warning because these stuffs are double-edged.
First one, some informations in our society are hidden, and for found them, a good dose of patience are necessary. Sometimes, persons well positioned issue some prohibited informations. Good or bad, maybe the question is here, but it's a fact. So, I think too, people must to know.
Now, if we talk about a right question for music or other, I think it's not this time a good thing. Why ? Because art is above all a mathematical works. And every job deserve salary. Probably your question is a money question, so political.

What do you think ?
wow, let me recap to see if im along the right lines, your saying they can provide a good source of uncensored information but it also takes away the benefits to paid artists?
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Hmmm.

From a negative point of view, they don't pay any royalties to the artists they play. That said, it's possible a lot of the music they play will be from new artists who don't have any record deal and arrangement with the mcprs.

They tend to be very unprofessional and even annoying. I really dislike the way a lot of them talk or mc over the records. They ain't exactly 2pac, and even then if the original artists had wanted a rapper...they would have hired one. That said, this happens a lot in clubs. I'm always getting kids that want to chat nonsense on the mic..

That said, they do support specialist and less commercial scenes. The people that do it, are doing it because they care about what they are playing. Even if they sound a bit daft, at least they aren't just doing it for a pay cheque.

The thing is that internet radio is now a more viable option. And yes, you can get into trouble with the prs, but at least you can't get arrested for illegal transmitter operation..
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Hmmm.

From a negative point of view, they don't pay any royalties to the artists they play. That said, it's possible a lot of the music they play will be from new artists who don't have any record deal and arrangement with the mcprs.

They tend to be very unprofessional and even annoying. I really dislike the way a lot of them talk or mc over the records. They ain't exactly 2pac, and even then if the original artists had wanted a rapper...they would have hired one. That said, this happens a lot in clubs. I'm always getting kids that want to chat nonsense on the mic..

That said, they do support specialist and less commercial scenes. The people that do it, are doing it because they care about what they are playing. Even if they sound a bit daft, at least they aren't just doing it for a pay cheque.

The thing is that internet radio is now a more viable option. And yes, you can get into trouble with the prs, but at least you can't get arrested for illegal transmitter operation..
very valid point and have to agree with the dreadful mc's or what ever they want to call it, it simply degrades the actual track. keep the opinions rolling, i have always seen pirate radio stations as a way to create a following for a dj imo?
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It's the choice between unprofessional (a lot of the time) but fresh and new, and professional and strait jacketed!!

I don't know what the situation is here in Spain. I presume there are pirates but I don't usually listen to the radio...basically because what is official is crap!
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one questions pirate radio stations are the ones that emit their broadcasts through unauthorized frequencies ?
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one questions pirate radio stations are the ones that emit their broadcasts through unauthorized frequencies ?
more so people who broadcast with out a license to do so
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Yh pirate stations have no license, and tend to operate with home built transmitter equipment.

I remember a local pirate up here getting raided live on air. It was one of the funniest moments I've ever heard. It was a station catering to reggae music, and the memory that sticks out for me was the presenters final moments on air.

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With that it went dead. But they had a spare transmitter. They were back on hours later, pleading for equipment and a new location to transmit from.

Actually, I'm pretty sure that the Galaxy and maybe even Kiss networks in the UK started off as pirates...

The Uk's first station was illegally based on a ship. That' where the term 'pirate' radio came from..

Hard to think that the likes of Wogan etc spawned the baseball cap mc generation isn't it
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Are non-PRS regulated internet stations classed as 'pirates' - Anyone know how easy, trouble-some these are to set up, stream and maintain...?
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wow, your asking me like i know that is a very good question, i know a few people setting them up at the minute. are you thinking what im thinking if it's maple syrup, super models and fly swatters than you are but if your not and thinking if internet radio is legit than may be something for the DV Dj's?
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Yh pirate stations have no license, and tend to operate with home built transmitter equipment.

I remember a local pirate up here getting raided live on air. It was one of the funniest moments I've ever heard. It was a station catering to reggae music, and the memory that sticks out for me was the presenters final moments on air.

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With that it went dead. But they had a spare transmitter. They were back on hours later, pleading for equipment and a new location to transmit from.

Actually, I'm pretty sure that the Galaxy and maybe even Kiss networks in the UK started off as pirates...

The Uk's first station was illegally based on a ship. That' where the term 'pirate' radio came from..

Hard to think that the likes of Wogan etc spawned the baseball cap mc generation isn't it
I believe Kiss was the last pirate station to go legit
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I remember one pirate which operated in Limerick, Ireland back in the 80s. Was it pathetic or what? It was run by one guy, who's died since, and he was the main "DJ". He'd play the same track at the same time every morning and could even break into singing live over it. Also he'd sing accapella on the radio, shout his head off to get people up out of bed, and generally be anything but funny. My mother and all the older generation loved him. Which meant, as kids, we were forced to take this guy like taking cod liver oil in the mornings!!!

He was raided several times by the cops and eventually closed down completely. Some things are better off legitimised or closed IMO. And in this case CLOSED was the only option for all our sanity.
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I remember one pirate which operated in Limerick, Ireland back in the 80s. Was it pathetic or what? It was run by one guy, who's died since, and he was the main "DJ". He'd play the same track at the same time every morning and could even break into singing live over it. Also he'd sing accapella on the radio, shout his head off to get people up out of bed, and generally be anything but funny. My mother and all the older generation loved him. Which meant, as kids, we were forced to take this guy like taking cod liver oil in the mornings!!!

He was raided several times by the cops and eventually closed down completely. Some things are better off legitimised or closed IMO. And in this case CLOSED was the only option for all our sanity.
LMAO how did he die
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LMAO how did he die
Like many of the world's dictators who escape the wrath of justice, he died of natural causes - a heart attach. It can't have been easy working every day with the rear of the cops busting down your door!!
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