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UNLICENSED RADIO STATIONS

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2000 FLUSHES PIRATE RADIO  

1995 - 99.3 FM - 9 MB (provided by Robert Konshak)

2000 Flushes Pirate Radio interview with Eric Generic  

1995 - Broadcast on KNOW-FM 91.1 FM - 11 MB (provided by Robert Konshak)

BALLOT BOX RADIO

1997 - 95.7 FM - Tom Dinanni -   Part 1 11 MB   -   Part 2 11 MB   -    Part 3 9 MB   -   Part 4 19 MB

BEAT RADIO

1996 - 97.7 FM - Alan Freed - 2 MB 

BEAT RADIO

8/20/1996 8 MB and 10/28/1996 10 MB.  97.7 FM -  Alan Freed - The 10/28 broadcast was only four days before the FCC pulled the plug on Beat Radio and the tape begins with an editorial plea from Alan Freed for low power FM.

Beat Radio/Alan Freed

(97.7 FM Unlicensed)

Various TV Stations

1996 - Part #1

Beat Radio/Alan Freed

(97.7 FM Unlicensed/ 1280 AM & network)

Various TV Stations

1996/1998 - Part #2

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Articles on Beat Radio:  St. Paul Pioneer Press 11/2/1996  -  6/7/1998

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KAVR-AM - 1200 / 1210 AM

1979 - Drew Durigan - 1 MB Read More

KLHM-AM - 1060 AM

1969 - Collection of broadcasts - 30 MB (provided by Al Arneson)

KRVR-FM - 97.9 FM

5/4/2010 - Revolution Radio - 3 MB

MAGIC - 107.5 FM

Dec 25, sometime in late 1990s - 107.5 FM -  Part 1 13 MB - Part 2 17 MB - Part 3 15 MB - Part 4 15 MB

WGDR-AM  

Dec. 1975 - 1610 AM - "Get Down Radio" - FYI:  Not connected with WSKC-AM below - 3 MB

WNRG-FM - 87.9

11/2008 - "Energy 87.9" - 3 MB

WSKC-AM - 1610 AM

Dec 1974 -   Brad Spencer - 4 MB

12/26/1974 - Boogie Dave - 9 MB

WSKC Verification (QSL) Card

99% of WSKC's broadcasts were FM only, the AM/FM simulcast only occurred on limited number of days in a two month window from Nov. 1974 - Jan. 1975. The FM signal was received at a separate location and rebroadcast on 1610 AM. The tower broadcasting the 1610 AM signal blew down during the famous Super Bowl blizzard of Jan. 1975. The above QSL verification card was received from the person re-broadcasting the signal on 1610 AM, which lists the power as 25 watts.


SPECIAL FEATURE - PIRATE RADIO - RADIO NORTHSEA INTERNATIONAL

With the release of the movie "Pirate Radio," we have dug into our archives and present airchecks of Radio Northsea International, which operated from a ship called the Mebo II in the North Sea (between England and Holland) in the early 1970s. Though this is a departure from our postings of airchecks from Minnesota radio stations, we thought many of you would enjoy hearing the recordings below due to the popularity of the movie.

Radio Northsea International (RNI) broadcast to Europe on FM, AM and shortwave. Their 6205 kHz shortwave frequency could occasionally be heard in Minnesota. The photo to the left is a postcard radio verification card (QSL) that was sent out by RNI for a Minnesota reception. Please note that all airchecks below were recorded in Europe.

2/25/1970 - Start of RNI's AM band transmissions - 2 MB

3/27/1970 - Jamming by British government (you can hear the jammer start up) - 1 MB

8/27/1970 - Attempted hijacking of the Mebo II - 10 MB

5/15/1971 - Fire bomb attack on Mebo II by a competing pirate station with SOS calls - 2 MB

5/16/1971 - Coverage from RNI on the fire bomb attack - 3 MB

2/24/1972 - Anchor chain of Mebo II breaks - 1 MB

RNI Theme Music "Man of Action" - 3 MB

Read more about Radio Northsea International here.  See video coverage of the fire bombing here.