Thursday, September 15, 2005

Podcasting and Pirate Radio

It occurred to me today that there's a powerful intersect between this podcasting thing and pirate radio.

In particular, it would insanely easy for one guy to create a great pirate radio station, with awesome content, by just using podcasts. I mean, that's what a podcast IS right? A pirate radio recording for the internet.

It's a sort of citizen journalism and it's uncensored and unedited by a regular person putting his or her thoughts into audio form and putting it out there for anyone to hear.

Sounds one hell of a lot like pirate radio to me.

Now, take a 160GB hard disk and FILL it with podcasts that you've downloaded from the net. Music podcasts, current affairs, politics, what have you. Put that disk on a computer, hook up the computer to a transmitter and antenna and you've got some GREAT radio.

When you feel like doing a show, head over to the transmitter site and do one. When you don't feel like it, let all that great citizen jouranlist generated content just run.

I would bet it would be the best radio station in your town, bar none.

Hmmmmmm

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

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LIVES!

We're going up. We're not gonna do any of that fancy remote transmitter shit. We're going to set up, put the antenna on the roof, and lock the door. When they come, they'll have to have a warrant to get in.

Soon!

And the bug begins anew

Well, it's been awhile since they shut down Boulder Free Radio. Jan. of this year. The FCC went after a couple of people that were relatively unrelated to the station (for reasons we don't fully understand..). Most likely they had these two guys names and they were, several times removed, related to us. One was a part time DJ, the other was a roommate of the original Monk who started KBFR.

The original Monk.

Might as well come out with it. There have been several Monk's since KBFR started. I'm the 4th. The guy who owns this blog is the current 'monk'. TheMonk. Monkterific. Monkifier. Monkonator. Monk.

There's still a large group of people in the Boulder and Denver area that want to do Pirate radio, undergroundradio, microradio, whatever you want to call it. There's also alot of gear floating around in different peoples storage spaces and garages just waitin to be hooked up and turned on.

And it'll happen.

When and where, we don't really know. But we do know that Pirate Radio Lives! And, though dormant at the moment here in Colorado, it'll be back, and soon.

We heard that our old nemesis, John Sprauge, the FCC agent who regularly visited KBFR over it's 5 year run, finally retired.

Gone, kaput, out to pasture. His fat ass is very likely sipping a cold coors in his RV in Arizona right now. We won't miss him.

His last run at KBFR bordered on (and in talking to lawyers we know, actually crossed the line) illegal activity. He harassed private citizens at their work place (accusing them, to their bosses, of 'breaking the law on company time') and the aforementioned roommate of the original Monk from Five Years Ago. We've since learned that this ex-roomie of the original Monk actually had to hire a lawyer to protect himself from having just been the roommate of one of us. And HALF a DECADE ago. It still blows the mind what these FCC agents will do to get you turn off what's equal to 100 watt light bulb in power.

Amazing.

So there you have it.

Monk is many people
The reason we shut down is our fear of innocents getting blamed for things they didn't do
The group was tired of running, time for a break
We will be back, and soon

Stay tuned (pun intended)

Monkstermatic