Tuesday, October 19, 2010

VONT 1st Year Anniversary Show now Airing!

It’s hard to believe that you have been hearing the future that lies five gruelling days ahead of you – Next Thursday for a year now.

A big thank you to Commander Bunny for relaying the shows into the dim dark past for the proto-humans to devour.

Stay tuned to the Vines for broadcast times.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Like the Sun the quite is over - NEW VONT show #8

Show number 8 is complete and is be broadcast on WBNY's relay network during August. You will be treated to future facts that will thrill, tantalize & amaze your cerebral organs into a vicious state of explosive ecstasy, which you’re not likely to forget for at least the next week or two.

Here's what the Commander has to say on the Vines:

posted: August 07, 2010 19:21

New Voice of Next Thursday on 6955AM

We've got the Grenade fired up and broadcasting the brand new Voice of Next Thursday, sent to us from 5 days from now. And we've got a Pirate Week in the mix as well. 6955 in AM monkey-boys! We will QSL for these relays now!

A new QSLs for the show is being designed right now.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Pirate radio station plan for uncensored Fiji news

An Australian-based opponent of Fiji's interim government wants to set up a floating radio station to broadcast uncensored news into the country. Usaia Waqatairewa, the Sydney-based president of the Fiji Democracy and Freedom Movement, says the idea is to put an antenna on a ship which would be located in international waters, outside Fiji's legal jurisdiction. The same concept was used by the so-called pirate radio stations which broadcast pop music to Britain, and New Zealand's Radio Hauraki, in the 1960s. Mr Waqatairewa says people in Fiji need the news that the Bainimarama government isn't letting them hear.

Full interview from Radio Australia NEWS.

Download interview (1.7MB mp3).

Friday, July 2, 2010

VONT Marathon Relay by WBNY

Thanks to Commander Bunny of WBNY every Voice of Next Thursday show will be realyed over the weekend:

"It's the 4th of July weekend here in North America, and that means, ape-humans, monkey-boys and other bi-pedal mammals will be tuned into their radios over a long weekend.

I am going to be playing all of the Voice Of Next Thursday shows for the monkeys to enjoy.

I'll be using 6775 exlusively and in AM."

Commander Bunny

Monday, June 28, 2010

WOHP on Block Island RI

WOHP has made progress in leaps and bounds during the past year. Created last summer by Ian Larson, the “godfather” of WOHP, who no longer works on the island, the station has grown from three guys in the back of the National Hotel to something resembling a full-fledged Block Island radio station.

DJs Profit, Redbeard, Thomas Two, Johnny True Love, Coach Roach, Somer Nuts, technical mastermind John Dow and contributors DJ Myrin and Allie Saft now run the station out of the renovated Club Soda game room nearly 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“We try to broadcast 24/7, but we all work over 50 hours a week,” said True Love. “We are working on trying to set a schedule, employ some new DJs who can commit to a certain time every week, but we’re not paying; this is people giving up their days off.”

The DJs all work summers on the island, most of them coming back year after year.

Read full story (Block Island Times): Block Island Times - ‘You will listen’ say the Old Harbor Pirates

WOHP FaceBook page

Sunday, June 27, 2010

UK Police News - Pirate shut down for "Causing Nuisance"

On 7 May Ferndale Safer Neighbourhoods Team assisted by Lambeth Officers and OFCOM successfully executed a warrant on Nairobi’s Hairdressers, Acre Lane where broadcasting equipment for use to a pirate radio station was seized and one man was arrested.

This warrant was under Section 97 of The Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006, where officer’s entered the premises with the intention of finding broadcasting equipment for an illegal radio station.

There were thirty bags of evidence seized, ranging from broadcasting equipment, mixing decks and promotional material for 95.5FM - Ontop FM.

One man 24 years from Acre Lane London SW2 was arrested for Broadcasting Section 35 Wireless Telegraphy Act .as a result and taken to a south London Police station; while on the premises officer’s issued a woman with a cannabis warning after being caught in possession of cannabis. The manager of the shop a 51 year old man was subsequently arrested for, facilitating an illegal radio Station. Section 38 Wireless Telegraphy Act.

The intelligence for obtaining the warrant was received anonymously from crime stoppers, and proved to be worth while information.

Sergeant Paul White, Ferndale Safer Neighbourhoods Team commented:
“Pirate radio stations can bring about associated anti social behaviour, which is our ward priority. By executing warrants that focus on root causes that can lead to ASB we can eliminate the negative behaviour, while sending a message that ASB will not be tolerated.”

Paul Mercer, Head of Spectrum Enforcement at Ofcom, said: “This is a great result, demonstrating the strength of the working partnership between Ofcom and officers from the Ferndale Safer Neighbourhoods Team.

The pirate radio station was causing a nuisance to local residents, disturbing them in the early hours with loud music and anti social behaviour. The action taken sends a firm message to anyone involved with illegal broadcasting. They are committing an offence and the consequences are serious.

source: UK Police Lambeth News

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Pirate Radio Station Shut Down in Orange Park

11June 2010

An illegal radio station that broadcast music and religious content to the Haitian community was shut down Thursday in Orange Park after a 60-year-old man was charged with unauthorized transmission or interference with a radio station, according to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.

Fritzner Lindor, a Port-au-Prince native who now lives in the 3500 block of Silver Bluff Road, was arrested after an unlicensed FM station was found transmitting from his home, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The FCC tracked down the unlicensed radio station after responding to an April 26 complaint from Clear Channel Radio that someone was broadcasting on the 94.7 FM frequency. Using detection equipment on Wednesday, the FCC investigators found a whip antenna in a tree “operating 10,513 times the legal authorized value for a low power device,” the arrest report said. The agents traced the antenna cable to a nearby garage and confirmed the radio station had no license to operate.

The Sheriff’s Office got a search warrant for the house and discovered transmitters in the garage and a generator in a nearby pickup truck Thursday. Investigators think the station had been broadcasting for about a year.

from jacksonville.com

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Santa Cruz Pirate Radio Walks Plank ... Again

"It’s not the first time the anonymous DJs and staff of Free Radio Santa Cruz have been told they’ll need to find a new home for the station’s transmission antenna. As an unlicensed (and therefore illegal) “pirate radio” station, FRSC all but expects that every few years, pressure from the Federal Communications Commission will spook either the tenants or the landlord of whatever property the big four-pronged transmitter is resident at for the moment, and the station will have to find a new set of hosts willing to defy the federal government."

Read more on SantaCruz.com

Captain Morgan Confirms that VONT was in the Pirate Zone

In response to my report.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Rinse FM UK Pirate Awarded Broadcasting Licence

London's biggest "pirate" radio station is going legit. Rinse FM has been awarded an FM broadcasting licence, giving it further opportunity to bring dubstep, UK funky and other new urban sounds into the mainstream.

Founded in 1994, Rinse FM played a pivotal role in introducing London listeners to grime, garage and other homegrown sounds, when mainstream radio was still mostly concerned with Take That and S Club 7. More recently, Rinse FM has showcased dubstep producers such as Kode9 and Plastician. Initially an unlicensed radio broadcaster, Rinse has been available as an online stream since 2006.

The Guardian

Berlin Police Against Political Pirate Radio

The police raid in the housing project at Boediker Str. 9 in Berlin, because of the Pirate Radio, during the Action Day “Enter Media Spree” at 5th June, ended with about 25 arrests, unreasonable accusations and their inability to find the broadcasting equipment.

At around 17.00, the police invaded the building of Boediker Str. 9, in order to confiscate the broadcasting equipment of the action radio. Despite having searched for hours, supported by two employees of the Public Networks Agency from Mainz, who were also there with their vehicle, the police couldn\’t find the broadcasting equipment. Instead, they destroyed rooms of the building and broke several doors.

13 people were indiscriminately arrested, as they happened to be at this very moment at the stairs, in front of, or in the Action Infopoint at Bodiker str. 9. After the chief of the police force was informed by lawyers that the use of a frequency without a license by the District Media Authority is just a minor offence and not a crime, as he had initially claimed, he came up with a couple of absurd accusations, such as “causing serious physical injury due to the exposure to electromagnetic radiation” and “theft of electricity”, in order to legitimize the operation of the police in the building.

Later this evening, during the spontaneous solidarity assembly that took place in front of the building, 10 more people where arrested without reason. The police (of the 23rd and 24th squad) were extremely brutal, beating indiscriminately people and causing a serious head injury to at least one person, who had to be transferred with an ambulance.

This brutal tactic fits in the picture of the whole day, during which the police tried to prevent the protests against the Media Spree project. The same afternoon, the police attacked the van with the loudspeakers, after the end of the demonstration, as the action concept was supposed to be announced by the loudspeakers.
Nevertheless, the protests will go on and the people, despite the repression, hasn\’t surrendered to the terrorization. The estate on Cuvry Str. (by IVG Real Estate) was successfully occupied and more than a thousand people took place in a creative “Enter Media Spree” day.

We will continue to support the contradictory opinion that the city needs.
In order to reach new coasts – for a free radio in Berlin
against the gentrification, the neoliberal restructuring of the city and the magnification of the flat rents

Berlin, 6th of June
your pirate radio


Friday, June 18, 2010

Tougher action against Dutch pirate radio stations

The Radiocommunications Agency Netherlands (AT) is stepping up action to prevent illegal radio radio broadcasts. The agency will not only close down stations that are on the air without permit, but will also target aerial towers “obviously intended for illegal broadcasts”.

As a first step, AT inspectors will pay warning visits to land and home owners on whose premises suspicious constructions are spotted. “If these are used illegally, they will be fined 2,500 euros plus a conditional fine of 2,250.” The total fine that illegal broadcasters risk “can total up to 33,750 euros”, according to AT spokesman Gernant Deekens.

The new approach will first be used in the relatively rural northeastern province of Drenthe. Pirate stations are often run from hideouts in sheds and barns, playing popular music to a local audience for a couple of hours a day. It is often felt that “official” radiostations are catering insufficiently for regional tastes, prompting enterprising individuals to set up their own transmissions on AM or FM. The quality of the transmitters is often such that the broadcasts are causing interference on other channels, often without the pirates even being aware of it.

“Pirate radios are causing a lot of trouble in the north and east of the Netherlands,” according to AT Chief Inspector Peter Spijkerman. “Their illegal broadcasts are interfering with legal radio stations here and in neighbouring Germany. Air traffic communication, too, is disrupted by illegal transmissions. This can lead to dangerous situations. We primarily want to take preventive action, but if people break the law, we’ll give the pirates tit for tat,” Mr Spijkerman warned.

Source: RNW News

Thursday, June 17, 2010

New Pirate - Radio Valencia

"In San Francisco, a brand new unlicensed community radio station, Radio Valencia, is about to get off the ground, with a hoped-for launch date of early July. Housed in artist/musician/activist/former San Francisco mayoral candidate Chicken John’s warehouse “Chez Poulet” in the Mission District, it’s being envisioned as not only an underground radio station, but also as part of a larger non-profit community resource."

Read more via Radio Survivor

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

VONT Stamp to go out on QSLs

I've designed a stamp to go onto the QSL cards I send out.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Harry Smith reports in

Just heard Voice of Next thursday as relayed by WBNY relay service . You were on 6900Khz AM at 0008-0039 UTC June 15'10. Very weak tonight with lots of atmo noise. SIO 333. I use a JRC 535 D with a R f Systems Mk 2 antenna 30 ' high N to S. Havent heard you in a long time and haven't seen any logs for you either. Would love to get the next QSL if possible.

Details are :

0008 ID WBNY Relay service WWV time ticks
0009 ID Voice of Next Thursday with Gabreal Syme
0010 Song
0013 Talk by G S very faint
0015 Music faint
0022 WBNY ads for hats then back to V of N T.
0032 singing interf from Span station
0036 closing annc about being back next Thurs.
0039 Id for WBNY The real voice of America .
Thank you for the program maybe i'll hear it again maybe under better conditions.

Thank you
Harry L. Smith

Ken Reitz Reports Hearing VONT

Heard 6-13-2010: Voice of Next Thursday via WBNY relay service 6.913 AM 1441Z 5/9 signal with excellent audio. Narrated by Aussie-voiced male between music which was some of the best parody songs I've heard on HF pirate radio. Sign off by "Gabriel Symes" was at 1509Z with music. -- Ken KS4ZR

QTH: Central VA.
Radio: TS-140s
Ant: Off-center fed dipole at 25 feet

Pirate Logs from DX Listening Digest 10-23, 10 June 2010

** GREECE. 4854.7, Greek pirate, 2145-past 2300, May 14 and 15, heard by Arne Nilsson, in northern Sweden. As I do not speak Greek I sent the audio to Dario Monferini in Italy and to Zacharias Liangas in Greece. Liangas replied to say that this sounded like Radio Nikolas Dinamitis, but he was unsure of the location (which was not announced). Monferini sent the audio to Francesco Cecconi, in Taranto, who came back to say that this was Stathmos Nikolas Dynamitis, located in Tyrnavos, near Larissa. This is the station´s third harmonic, he said. Usually they are on approx. 1625, now apparently on 1618.2. Thank you Dario, Zacharias and Francesco for checking Arne Nilsson´s audio file (Henrik Klemetz, Boraas, Sweden, DSWCI DX Window June 2 via DXLD)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 99.9, the GCN pirate we tracked down in Enid has been heard whenever checked except for one previous brief absence, but it`s gone again the afternoon of June 4, checked around 2010 UT and later during that hour. Still missing at 0125 UT June 5.

99.9, GCN pirate in Enid still missing June 5 at 0530, 1330, 1600 UT chex. They had picked a good frequency to minimize the risk of interference complaints, as it`s used by no real OK station. Altho locally on one of my radios, DX-398, the RDS says I am getting an image on 99.9 from local KOFM 103.1. GCN might have moved and I have not searched the entire band for it elsewhere. That`s the nice thing about piracy; no paperwork to change frequencies. Or if busted, it`ll be a while before the FCC publicizes a NAL, but if FCC-watchers see one concerning Enid, let us know.

GCN Enid pirate on 99.9 still missing, I think, evening of June 5, but I am hearing some other signals, as area tropo enhancement is up with the humidity. Mainly ``Country 99.9 KTCS`` which fancies itself an OK station, 0127 UT June 6 talking about some shindig in Sallisaw, but its COL is nearby Fort Smith AR. FCC FM Query tigermaps are not funxioning when I need them, but longitude of its site 94-40-50 indicates it is in fact an Oklahoma station, about 192 miles distant.

Occasionally KLUR Wichita Falls TX, 177 miles, would overtake it thru nondirexional vertical caradio antenna. Just to be sure these stations were not masking the local low-power pirate, I drove by the site again and was still hearing them, nothing from GCN. The antenna I photographed is still up pointing south.

While I was on the way I tuned thru the entire FM band and did not find GCN anywhere else.

99.9, the GCN pirate in Enid is back after missing a few days, afternoon of June 7 in various chex around 2030-2130 UT with same talkshow YL as when I first heard it. She had visited Australia and admitted to ignorance of timezones by waking up her family back in the USA with phonecalls in our nightmiddle.

Usual spotty signal driving around Enid, including being totally wiped out by stoplite noise downtown. It also has problems with the real AR and TX stations near the borders I was hearing in its absence, so my previous remark about choosing a good frequency, clear in OK is inoperative. Altho it might be hard to find anything better in our overloaded and cluttered FM band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

From radio-info.com (no specific hyperlink that archives this found):

about 1 hour ago

From this morning’s TRI Newsletter: “Just since mid-May, the New York office has mailed nearly a dozen “notices of unlicensed operation” to operators in Manhattan (at 94.5), Brooklyn (90.5, 102.3), Queens (90.5), the Bronx (102.3, 106.9, 104.5) and even suburbs like Mt. Vernon (101.5).”

A Radio-Info analysis of the FCC database shows plenty of letters being written to operators in South Florida, too. There were pirates in Miami at 101.1 and 95.9, at 98.5 in Ft. Lauderdale and 103.9 in Deerfield Beach. If the operators don’t shut down, they could be subject to a followup letter and investigation – and a $10,000 ine.

Other FCC field offices have recently written up unauthorized FM operations in the San José area and Colorado. Meanwhile, Florida’s unusual state law governing pirate radio led to an actual bust by the local police department last week in Ft. Myers Authorities confiscated equipment and arrested two DJs (via Terry L Krueger, Clearwater, Florida USA, 27.55.83 N, 82.46.08 W Visit my "Florida Low Power Radio Stations" at: http://sites.google.com/site/floridadxn/ DXLD)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5 June: 5099.63, harmonic of Greek (?)pirate on 1549 with Turkic music then LA. Not // 1700 kHz and seems having inner carrier fluctuations (Zacharias Liangas, Greece, DX LISTENING DIGEST)


Captain Morgan Commandeering the Frequency

June, 14 2010
2300z - 2310z


I tuned in online via a Global Tuner located in Trevor SE Wisconsin. G5RV Jr. inverted V, Yesu FT-857.

Caught the last 10 minutes of the broadcast from 2300z. A couple of deep fades, but generally steady. A series of piano based blues songs the first one being "Have A Good Time." Sign off with "Captain Morgan" @ 2310z, carrier, then gone.


Monday, June 7, 2010

New WBNY Magnets & QSL cards

"We will be sending out, this summer, a brand new QSL and WBNY – Pirate Shortwave Refrigerator Magnets. Why the Refrigerator Magnets? Because we wanted to give you monkeys something to “stick”!"


Pirate Logs from DX Listening Digest 10-22, 3 June 2010

** EUROPE. Laser Hot Hits is now using 3940, good signals 2140 May 23 (shortwavedx.blogspot.com via June World DX Club Contact via DXLD)

Laser Hot Hits has moved frequency again after only a short time on 4015 kHz (where they moved from their long time frequency of 4025 kHz). [due to LIBERIA? q.v.]

Now audible on 3940 kHz having moved there this week - this from their website http://www.laserhot hits.co.uk/ :

"23 May 2010 Update - Well, 4015 kHz wasn't much better so we have moved again to 3940 kHz." (Alan Pennington, Caversham, UK, AOR 7030+ / longwire, May 29, BDXC-UK yg via WORLD OF RADIO 1515, DXLD)

** EUROPE. Pirates: 3910, Reflections Europe, IRL, 1900-..., 30 May'10, English, rlgs. propag. prgrs; 15341; \\ 6295 (bad audio), 12255. Fair-good at around 2200.

3940, Laser Hot Hits, G?, IRL?, 2150-..., 29 May'10, English, pops; 25421. Silent on 4015 (ex-4025) or on 4025; Better signal on 30 May'10 at 2225. WORLD OF RADIO 1515,

6220, Mystery R, I, 2117-..., 28 May'10, English (used for IDs only), non-stop music; 55444.

6295, Reflections Europe, IRL, 1731-..., 30 May'10, cf. \\ 3910; 33442, bad audio, adj. uty. QRM.

7600.1, FRS Holland, HOL, 1614-..., 30 May'10, English, talks, seemingly some Dx prgr; 23441, adj. jammer like signal.

12255, Reflections Europe, IRL, 1733-..., 30 May'10, English, rlgs. propag. prgrs, IDs, fq. announcement; \\ 3910, 6295; 35433. 73, (Carlos Gonçalves, PORTUGAL, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EUROPE. Domenica 30 maggio 2010, 0927 - 7610 kHz, RADIO AMICA, II, tk OM e mx italiana. Segnale insufficiente-sufficiente (Luca Botto Fiora, SITO RICEVENTE G.C. 09E13 - 44N21, Rapallo (Genova), Italia, bclnews.it yg via DXLD)

** EUROPE. Mike Radio frequency change --- This week we changed the antenna system from Mike Radio (NL). We finally succeeded to change the 31 mb antenna into the 41 mb. The frequency is changed from 9290 into the range 7580 till 7630. This means Mike radio can be also heard again in western Europe! The antenna works super. The impedance of the antenna is for the working freq. near perfect. Also in 40 mb (ham) the antenna/reception works fine. All QSO (opposite) stations can be heard easy. This morning from the east-USA (nice) receptions of ham stations even when conditions were not that good. The antenna is the inverted V, top on 14 meters, one leg is to the west, the other leg is now more or less in the South East direction (mid/south Germany), the V has ca 120/130 degrees angle. So good news for the next winter-season. This summer we make a homebuild vertical for the 19 mb, the band where conditions next years will improve (via Roberto Scaglione, Sicily, May 30, shortwave yg via DXLD)

PIRATE (EUROPE). 9280, Mike R. Set the NRD and MD recorder and recorded in AM mode. Signal seemed to come on at 0232:27, then rock mx began about 20 seconds later. Canned ID at 0237. Live voice-over anmnt at 0244 with mention of USA. After song was playing for about a minute, heard another jingle. Another live anmnt at 0248-0250 over what sounded like "Radar Love". Ment of broadcast and e-mail. Getting slightly better. Canned ID at 0256, then Rock song I couldn't recognize. 0300 short live ID ".listening to Mike R." and e-mail address, music briefly, and continuous talk. More of the same. Not very strong, but there with a lot of static noise. Towards 0330, I thought the signal faded, but it turned out Mike changed frequency to 9260 to avoid splatter from 9305 [Cairo] which I also was getting. (24 May) 73 (Dave Valko, Dunlo PA, RX: NRD-535D, ANT: 60m T2FD and 31m Windom, HCDX via DXLD)

** GREECE. 4854.7v, May 17 2210, UnID station with mostly music. Did not succeed to identify the language. Heard on May 4, 14, 17 and 19.

My unID on 4854.7 is a Greek pirate, said Henrik Klemetz, who forwarded my audio clip to Zacharias Liangas in Athens and to Dario Monferini in Italy. Dario sent it to Francesco Cecconi, in Taranto, who came back with the ID, Radio Nikolas Dynamitis, from the town of Tyrnavos in the Larissa Prefecture. This is the third harmonic of their X-band operation which used to be on 1625v, and is now on 1618.2 (Arne Nilsson, Sweden, SW Bulletin May 30 via DXLD)

Henrik Klemetz also gives a reference to DXLD 9-012 from Feb 7, 2009 where you can read the following regarding this station:

1625 kHz - Radio Nikolas Dynamitis, Tyrnavos (10 km NW of Larissa), Greece giving SMS-number (6972734489). I phoned to this number shortly and sent sms - and I have message back!! They are the oldest station in the town!! (Tnx Costas for help) - 18.50- (O=1-3) mp3 (name clearly mentioned in the end of mp3) 73's (Dario Monferini, Italy, Feb 5, playdx yg via DXLD via SWB via DXLD) See also CONGO DR [non]

** NORTH AMERICA. [Pirates]. 6900 AM, WBNY, 2330-2350, May 28, ID. Pirates Week program with talk about pirate radio. Played clips of various US and European pirates. Weak. Poor in noisy conditions.

6950.59 AM, Radio Ronin Shortwave, 2357-0005, May 28-29, ID. Pop music by Rare Earth, The Animals, and others. Fair in thunderstorm static.

6925 USB, WPON, 1930-1940, May 30, rock music. Beatles Tax Man song. Political talk. ID as “WPON, the weapon”. Poor to fair.

6925 USB, Northwoods Radio, 0157-0159*, May 31, just caught end of broadcast with ID announcement and morse code at sign off. Fair to good (Brian Alexander, PA, DX Listening Digest) see UNID 15066.75

** RUSSIA. 6660, The beloved frequency of Russian pirates, heard on 26/5 with Beatles songs, f.e. Roll Over Beethoven at 1908 (Rumen Pankov, Sofia, Bulgaria (Sony ICF 2001, Marconi antenna), June Australian DX News via DXLD)

87.9 MHz, GEORGIA, (pirate) unidentified. Like last year, briefly QRMing "CDC Radio" with gangsta rap.

UNIDENTIFIED. SW DX update from northern Delaware:
31-May-2010 // 2047 UTC // 15066.75 kHz. // Channel Z Radio // Pirate // End of Sweet's 'Fox on the Run' then male with "That was the Sweet with 'Fox on the Run' and you're listening to a DX test transmission from Channel Z Radio..." Into Susie Quatro's '48 Crash'. // New. Strong signal. MP3 clip available here: http://www.21centimeter.com/21centimeter/Recordings/15067-khz_2047-UTC_31-May-2010_Channel-Z-Radio.mp3 Rgds, (-Pete Jernakoff-, K3KMS, Wilmington, Delaware, NASWA yg via DXLD) Not sure if this be European or North American. Europeans mostly use this band, but accent on clip is NAm (gh)



This is a rare sighting of a fellow Australian pirate radio operator.

"keep the airwaves free !!!!!
The airwaves shouldnt be given to the people who have the most money ..
We have low power licenses in aussie land but they are hogged up by christian and other organizations and the ones that are vacant are owed by people that want a shitload of money for them. . Who wants to pay thousands of dollars for 1 watt??? Its quite a unfair system..

So the other alternative is to pirate .."

In The Mix 74

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Shortdogg & Joker of 95.7 Busted

A weeklong investigation by the Federal Communications Commission and the Fort Myers Police Department resulted in the arrests of two local men for allegedly operating a pirate radio station.

Alex Alcime, 29, known as DJ Shortdogg; and Patrick Michael Ford, 21, known as DJ Joker, were charged with one count each of unauthorized transmissions to, or interference with, a public or commercial radio station licensed by the FCC.

The station, 95.7 FM, broadcast a near-continuous stream of hip-hop and R&B music from a one-story light green house in the 2400 block of Welch Street, said FMPD Sgt. Sean Hoover. Between songs, they also promoted local night clubs, Hoover said.

He said the station typically played mellow R&B in the mornings and shifted to rap in the afternoons, much of which was vulgar and uncensored.

The station’s signal — which was almost 6,000 times the strength allowed for unlicensed devices — was strong in Cape Coral and North Fort Myers, tapering off in east and south Lee County, officials said.

“Basically they were operating like a real radio station,” Hoover said. “It’s funny; they had a request line and everything.”


The F Word:

This came from NBC

They broadcasted from a home in Fort Myers without a license, and without censorship

"Music with the ‘F' word," said Sergeant Hoover. "You think of the word and you heard that on the radio. They were not censoring it whatsoever."

It's funny reading this from my country where we don't have constituted guaranteed freedom of speech, yet "the F word" is allowed over the air and regularly heard.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Beans reports hearing VONT

6900 AM WBNY relays

29 May 2010

WBNY with superstation show and relays of Pirates Week and Voice of Next Thursday. Not really good reception, but enough to pull ID's out. 6900AM SIO222/323 signals fades real bad, then back up for a few minutes, then back down.


Death of a Pirate

A killing in the English countryside takes us inside the world of pirate radio in its mid-1960s heyday.

When the pirate operator Oliver Smedley shoots and kills his rival Reg Calvert in Smedley's country cottage on June 21, 1966, it is a turning point in the careening career of the outlaw radio stations dotting the coastal waters of England. Situated on ships and offshore forts like Shivering Sands, these stations blasted away at the high-minded BBC's broadcast monopoly with the new beats of the Stones and the Who and DJs like Screaming Lord Sutch. For free-market ideologues like Smedley, the pirate stations were entrepreneurial efforts to undermine the growing British welfare state as embodied by the BBC.

The worlds of high table and underground collide in a riveting story full of memorable characters like the Bondian Kitty Black, an intellectual femme fatale who becomes Smedley's co-conspirator, and the notorious Kray twins, brazenly violent operators of a London protection racket. Here is a rousing entertainment with an intellectual edge.

by Adrian Johns
Forthcoming November 2010
ISBN 978-0-393-06860-3
6.125 × 9.25 in / 320 pages


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Reports of VONT on FRN Vines

Bunny Relay Network/Voice of Next Thursday:

Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 1245, 6925.5 am. Commander Bunny ad, and "the world's weekly wait is over" into Voice of Next Thursday. Good sound, s7, a little bit of noise.

Cosmik Debris

6900AM WBNY (26 May):

WBNY on 6900AM with "superstation" show and Voice of Next Thursday relay. Had ute noise, but then cleared up and SIO is 444 right now. 2310-still on


Pat Murphy on WHKT talks about Pirate Radio

Pat Murphy was a guest on the Brian Holland's "Into The Night" talk show, on WHKT 1650AM 27th May 2010.

Holland talked to Pat about Pirate Radio.

LINK (41.7MB 128kbps)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Giant Article on Pirate Cat Radio

Another article on Pirate Cat Radio, this time from San Francisco Weekly.


Monday, May 24, 2010

CKUT Interview with Pirate Radio Authors

CKUT Radio Review joins four authors: Sheila Nopper, Ron Sakolsky, Kathy Kennedy, and Charles Mostoller to talk about pirate radio & the new book Islands of Resistance.

Ron Sakolsky (above)

Link to Audio (mp3 – 128kpbs, mono)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

New Book: Islands of Resistance - Pirate Radio in Canada

"In the first book published on the subject, Islands of Resistance gives you a view from the crowsnest of the phenomenon of pirate radio in Canada. Here is a collection of seventeen activist manifestos, artistic treatise of intent, historical essays on the development of radio and its regulatory bodies, sociological examination of pirate radio’s application in new social movements, and personal anecdotes from behind the eyepatch.

Just as the new media ostenibly renders the old obsolete, Islands of Resistance unveils the existance of a thriving clandestine counterculture. An invaluable addition to an unscrutinized subject in Canadian media studies, Islands of Resistance appeals to the anarchist, anti-authoritarian impulses inall of us."

Islands of Resistance SITE
Montreal Mirror

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Pirate Cat Radio Plays It Off Legit

"Monkey time: After 13 years as the operator of a pirate radio station out of the Mission, Daniel Roberts, who changed his legal name to "Monkey," has gone legit. Since last spring, the 29-year-old Roberts has been fighting a $10,000 fine from the Federal Communications Commission for allegedly broadcasting his Pirate Cat Radio on the FM band without a valid license. Now he's taken the reins of KPDO, a moribund community station in Pescadero (San Mateo County). The signal has been licensed since 2006, but its founder, Celeste Worden, an educator, has moved out of town, leaving the station on autopilot, playing mostly classical music. Roberts, who'd long wanted to acquire a license for Pirate Cat, heard about the largely deserted signal late last year and presented a program plan to Worden, emphasizing public service, local news and education.

"She called me one morning at 6," said Roberts, "and said she'd read her tarot cards, and said, 'I'm gonna give you the station.' " Roberts has built a small studio ("all from recycled materials"), put together a DJ staff (half of them students from Pescadero High School) and was scheduled to hit the air May 8. The station is a 100-watter for now, reaching north only as far as San Gregorio. But it's online as well, at piratecatradio.com."

- 16 May 2010, San Francisco Chronicle

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Corsair Transmitter Inside View

Bad Andy's Corsair.

The Quantum Mind of Next Thursday (show #7)

In the world of next Thursday the human mind will become quantum; that is things won’t be purely wrong or right, but they can also be wrong and right at the same time. For instance the “Liars Paradox” will no longer be a paradox. If you’re unfamiliar with the Liar Paradox let me explain. If I were to say “Everything I say is a lie” you’d think “that’s okay you’re a liar”, but then you’d realize that my statement must also be a lie, which would mean I was telling the truth, therefore being a lie and you’d continue going around and around in circles until you begin frothing at the mouth, eyes begin to bleed and bits of brain would protrude from your nose and ears. Not a pleasant sight I can assure you. The Next Thursday mind will not see this statement as a paradox, but accept it as both true and false at the same time, and have no qualms over this type of logic, therefore happily sitting in the third state of Quantum.

With the new Quantum brains of Next Thursday Schrödinger Cats will become popular; people will happily keep cats in boxes not knowing if they’re alive or dead, but happy in the knowledge that their cat sits in the third quantum state of being both alive and dead at the same time. Niels Bohr ping pong will also become popular with the new Quantum mind of Next Thursday. Where traditional table tennis had a net Niels Bohr ping-pong has a large board obscuring your opponent from view. Two ping-pong ball wide slits run vertically about the centre of the board, through which the ball will pass. The ball is called a fock. It’s your goal to hit your fock through one of the two slits before your opponent hits his fock through one of the two slits. If you manage to pass your fock through a slit it will enter a state of Complimentarity – that is it will have several contradictory properties. The outcome will either be a win, a loss, a draw, a win and a loss, a win and a draw, or a loss and a draw, or none of them, all depending on the spectator’s observation.

I understand all of this may be difficult to comprehend without a Next Thursday Quantum mind. Unfortunately not all primordial brains of last week will be able to make the Quantum leap to the third state, leaving some individuals stranded like a monkeys desperately trying to comprehend the intricacies of the stock market.

All this and more in the world of Next Thursday – five long day from now.

Andrew Yoder Reports In

Great to hear you again! Unfortunately, the signals I’ve heard from you lately aren’t what they were a few months ago, but I’m writing again anyway:

VONT via WBNY May 9, 2010 6899.5 kHz 2145-2211 UTC

2146 Gabby with a VONT bit

2146 Vaudeville-sounding song

2150 “Did you know that if you turn your underwear inside-out, you can wear it for another five days?” Another 5!

2152 Song with a higher-pitched woman singer

2155 Possibly a WBNY t-shirt ad?

2158 Clear VONT ID, into bit about paradoxes & lying.

2201 Woman talking, on the phone? Rambling about people out of work, marijuana, people sleeping on the sand, etc.

2203 Frankenstein radio control

2204 mid or late ’60-style rock or garage song "you don't know just how I feel about life"

2206 ID, something about pirate radio

Guitar bit

2208 “sadly, this brings us to the end of our broadcast” thanks to BunnComm for the relay, contact info, etc.

2211 WBNY ID into “Pirates Week”

I listened to the broadcast on a Drake R8 communications receiver connected to a 100' longwire antenna. 2100+ puts me on the fringe of WBNY range, unless he’s using the Heath amplifier (which he no longer is). Corsair power just isn’t quite doing it right now at that time of day.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Art of Hacking RADIO Documents

Mostly out of date and US-centric the Art of Hacking website has a large text document collection. Most interesting (to me) is the Pirate Radio section which has the ‘Pirate Radio Survival Guide.’

There’s also a radio mods section that falls under the heading of ‘Radio - Voice Communication Codes,’ which is true at first, but then you get to the mods section with a little bit of scrolling down the page.

It's worth taking a look, you never know what you may find.


New VONT QSL design for show #7

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Radio Ronin Shortwave QSL

I received my Radio Ronin QSL in the post today:

My reception report:

Radio Ronin 6925 AM
Tuned via globaltuners.com
Using Icom IC-R75 w/ 100’ sloper in Pennsylvania

18 March 2010 2330z-0010z

SINPO = 22343 (at first)

Audio file: http://www.mediafire.com/?m4zul1qvnmy

2330z Tuned in during Boston – More than a Feeling
2335z Jackson Brown – Running on Empty
2340z ID & David Bowie – Young Americans
2345z Unknown soul song “Baby I need your loving”
2348z Unknown song
2352z ID w/ contact details
2352z Elton John – Tiny Dancer
2358z Unknown Song (very noisy)
0001z Neil Young – Cortez The Killer (Love this song)
0002z Firefox crashes & I’m deaf
0004z I’m back & Neil Young is still on.
0005z Unknown Song
0008z ID
0008z Unknown Soul Song - Ike & Tina?
0010z WFUQ on LSB starts up & I can’t hear you any more..

Think I heard Wichita Linemen & Bright Eyed Girl in there too, but I had to give up and tune into WFUQ.

Thanks for the show!

Gabriel Syme

Sunday, May 9, 2010

William Hassig Reception Report 9 May 2010

6899.6am, 5-9-10, 2200utc, very poor, S7 peaks with S5 powerline static, heard mention of Commander Bunny, thanks for good announcement of stn name & email address, many pirates mumble and dont repeat and then I dont catch their name & address.

I'm located in Mount Prospect, Illinois 20miles (32km) northwest of downtown Chicago along the Union Pacific northwest line (formerly Chicago & Northwestern).

You peak at S7. There is a 34kv line a block south of here feeding a substation 1.5 blks south and sometimes it makes static. Or possibly the 2400/4160 primary 200 ft behind the house is causing a bit of static too.

William Hassig.

Aussie Pirate Radio Eureka to Make a Comback

Aussie shortwave pirate 'Radio Eureka' got in contact with me and indicated that he is planning a comeback after a 9 year absence.

Radio Eureka made several broadcasts with a power of 12 Watts on 6235kHz AM back in 2001 playing 80s rock. His original transmitter doesn't seem to work at the moment, he is considering building a Corsair as a replacement.

Stay Tuned.

(image above Corsair from Radio Mia)

Another Reception Report Today

As WBNY continues to test his Corsair more reports of VONT relay come in:

WBNY, 5/9/10, 6900am, SIO 433, 20:05+ UTC, Ragnar with Pirate's Week, slight static and very minor signal fade, very nice audio, at 20:25 ID WBNY Relay Service, signal reception is now SIO 333, increase in static and fade, but audio still beautiful. Now starting Voice of Next Thursday relay.

VoNT explaining some confusing ping pong ball hit through a slot game. If only there were some shiny objects involved it would be much more understandable. It sounds like a cross between slot car racing, table tennis, & cricket.

SIO 434 now at 20:50+ with minor static and fade.

L Cee Intl

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Reports of VONT #7 Airing on WBNY Corsair Test Relay

WBNY is testing out their Corsair by relaying VONT & The Pirates Week on 6900 & 6950 AM.

"We were testing out our brand new Corsair Transmitter! We'll be doing a test with the Grenade and the Corsair side-by-side with a Pop-Comm writer watching, hopefully next week. Love the Corsair, it has awesome audio. My understanding is that the reporter will take pictures of the side-by-side test and do a complete profile of the two transmitters.

Commander Bunny"

Some Reports:

hearing Pirates Week show and Voice of Next Thursday (new show, never heard before)on 6950. Super clean audio. Signal is fading up, solid reception for a few minutes then fades out completely. Conditions sucks. Heard WBNY relay ID. Wasn't sure, didn't sound like WBNY's signal at first.


SINPO 43423 from NE Indiana.

Great signal when it's busting through the fading or interference. Unfortunately you're getting either hit by it or interference from some digital signal.

Had Voice of Next Thursday clean and clear for about 5 minutes (2106-2111), then the signal either was cut or completely faded.


2117 fair-good sig here. Just heard bit about how if you turn your underwear inside out, you can wear it an extra 5 days.

Thanks for the shows!
Andrew Yoder

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Relays of VONT Delayed Due to Recent Events in USA

Apparently this is the first sign that authorities have taken an interest in HF Pirates since the late 90s. Luckily Weather Radio got off light.

From FRN Vines 4 May 2010:

Weather Radio is QRT

It's been a fun ride. Although 99% of my broadcasts apparently went unnoticed, I only hope that the 1% made a difference in someone's life.

I was doing some testing of the new 1 KW setup, and last month got "THE" visit. Yes, I have now seen with my own eyes, a federal badge.

Luckily, no harm done, was just given some written material about rules and regs, and informed that pirates can be DFed by remote stations with pinpoint accuracy from a central point in Washington DC. I just drew the joker card this time as my test transmissions swamped a local receive point some 40 miles away. I was flattered to be the focus of such talented tax payer funded attention. Even though the lengthy conversation was low-key and friendly, the underlying tone was very clear- Sin no more.

So, until I relocate out of US territory, or I figure out some way for my crippled, retired body to go mobile, Weather Radio is QRT.

With the utmost respect for my fellow HF pirate nutjobs, from the bottom of my former NWS heart, I sincerely thank you.



Monday, May 3, 2010

The Farm of Next Thursday

Thanks to Andrew Yoder for link.

New VONT show to air in May

Show number 7 is complete and will be broadcast on WBNY's relay network during May. You will be treated to future facts that will thrill, tantalize & amaze your cerebral organs into a vicious state of explosive ecstasy, which you’re not likely to forget for at least the next week.

A new QSLs for the show is being designed right now.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Optic-Revisionism (from show #2)

In the far distant future of next Thursday pink is the new brown, through the miracle of optic-revisionism in which opticians are able to modify colour perception by means of a quick painless laser treatment to ones optic nerve. People of the world of next Thursday flock to have their colours mixed up. No more will you hear “I’m sick of the sky always being blue”, or “Why is the grass green?” Because in the beautiful world of Next Thursday pink will be the new brown. What of traffic lights I hear you ask? Well that’s another story, all shall be revealed Next Thursday.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Future is now (almost) here

The US Defense Advance Research Project Agencyor DARPA has announced it is “seeking innovative solutions that would aid in the demonstration of a roadable flyable vehicle” - in other words, they want to build a real, honest -to-gosh flying car. Move over Hanna-Barbera!

DARPA is seeking design bids for this Transformer TX concept, which is envisioned as “a robust ground vehicle that is capable of configuring into a VTOL [Vertical Take Off and Landing] air vehicle with a maximum payload capability of approximately 1,000 lbs.”

This amazing vehicle, if it’s really built, will be shaped similar to an SUV, about the size and length of two Hummers nose to tail, and be capable of handling light off-road travel. The TX should also be able to lift off and land “without forward motion”, climbing to around 10,000 ft. and be able to cruise forward at speeds “represenative of a light single-engine aircraft.”

This cool hover car would be able to travel up to 250 miles before refueling. DARPA has some specific mission plans for the TX. They also plan that it be capable of unmanned flight operations, similar to robotic supply choppers now being considered by the Marine Corps.

However this plays out, once again it proves the statement that what science fiction can dream of can become real science. Now when will this be available for consumers, at least as a test drive?

from Envirothink

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


The Pirate Radio Annual 2010 by Andy Yoder is out and it is AWESOME!
Order yours by sending your money to Cabinet Communications, P.O. Box 109 Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214. It's $15 for the book and $2 for shipping to US, $4 shipping to Canada & $9 shipping anywhere outside of North America. Worth Every Penny! Plus you get an audio CD with tons of pirate radio station recordings. This is an awesome book for anyone interested in Pirate Radio and the freaks who do it.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Car of Tomorrow

Thanks to Andrew Yoder for link.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Lame arse (ass) Next Thursday Joke

Patient - Doctor Doctor, I can see into the future!
Doctor - When did this start?
Patient - Next Thursday.

Harry Smith has heard all the VONT shows (so far)


WBNY relayed program #3 for me tonight on 6900USb at 23300-2330 UTC April 17'10. The signal was SIO 444 on the JRC 535D with the RF systems MK 2 antenna thats 30' high and runs N to S.Would love to get QSL #3 to complete my set. Details are: 2300 ID opening anncs.song "I want to be Sandra Dee "2304 Id generation X ? guy singing ? 2305Turn your radio up "This is what i do I sit on you"2306 Id cat meow 2307 song "The worlds gots every thing "2310 cows song "Help Me "? chickens 2314 Welcome back new internet , new web site , new Google five days from now . 2316 Woorid man song2318 guy and gal talk 2320 song2324 Id talk whenis next thursday /2325 Greg perfect date 2330 ID Vof next thursday e/mail or frn thanks to CB .

Thank you for helpig me with this qsl.

Harry L. Smith

Voice of Next Thursday Now Available on Archive.org

You're now able to hear the studio quality audio of the last three shows thanks to Ragnar:


can also be accessed via www.piratesweek.info

The first three will appear soon.

Electro-Fluidic Wallpaper (from show #5)

For you home decorators the magnificent world of Next Thursday has a treat in store for you. In the drab dreary world of last week you may have coated your walls in wallpaper, wood paneling or painted a feature wall with bright pastels colours; tacky stuff like that that will date your conapp almost instantly. Well.. No more! In the amazing spectacular world of Next Thursday, you’re able to coat your walls in “Electro-Fluidic Wallpaper” commonly refered to as EFW - a tri-colour liquid polymer substrate is surrounded by electrodes which electromagnetically create an interfacial tension allowing the polymer to become visible. Since EFW reflects a room’s ambient light it will appears as natural as a regular wall. Once you install the Wallpaper and connect it up to the World wide positronic wet drive you’ll be able to have your walls looking like whatever the latest trend happens to be, instantly, without the drudgery of re-decorating. Connectivity to the World Wide Positronic Brain will allow you to subscribe to the latest wall trends; you’ll arrive home every day to find your con app appearing fresh and new. You’ll also be able to set the walls to respond to your ever-changing moods – your conapp will become one giant mood ring and will respond accordingly. For instance if you’re in an angry mood the walls will respond by displaying calming scenes of beaches with rolling waves, or panoramic vistas of plush green fields surrounded by calming mountain tops, designed to sooth and relax. Soon you’ll find that you’re no longer angry, in fact you won’t even remember what upset you in the first place. EFW will even replace your television in the world of Next Thursday you will have your EFW displaying the newspeak directly to your wall anywhere in your conapp if you’re moving about your television will follow you.

Stay tuned to Voice of next Thursday for more fascinating revelations about your impending future of Next Thursday – five harrowingly long days from now.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

VONT 6900 USB Report on FRN 17 April 2010

SDR Screencap by The Axis

Repeat of show #3:

Voice Of Next Thursday 6900U SINPO 34444
2305 Voice of next Thursday ID
and into a song about sitting on you.
2307 Cats meowing and into a wierd counrty song
2311 a most amazing version of the NIN song Closer
2314 VONT id and talk about hard drive
2321 A fantastic parity or Kraftworks -Pocket Calculator.

great stuff, I can't wait till next Thursday!

Eastern Mi


Voice of Next Thursday 6900 usb 23:10- SINPO 34333
VoNT relay by WBNY. Great non sequitur programing. some faint pescaodores underneath.



I got it here in CT. Doing a strange version of Kraftwerks Pocket Calculator now. The signal is fair to good. Definitely a bit strange.

Enjoy life JustGreg

AC/DC Nursing Homes (from show #4)

Remember the old adage “Old rockers never die, they just smell that way”? Well in the fantastic world of Next Thursday (five days from now) this still stands true, but now when old rockers are too old to take care of themselves they are able to spend their twilight years in rock themed nursing homes. In your future year of 2006 the aging rockers AC/DC were the first band to set up such a home. Their fan base had spread over 3 to 4 generations so they decided to provide a service to their overlooked loyal aging fans, and to keep the filthy Lucca flowing. They establish a nursing home aptly named “Highway to Hell.” It was an outrageous success; its 150 beds selling out within 20 minutes of going on sale. The walls of the facility are plastered with AC/DC posters & memorabilia. In the TV room only AC/DC music clips, interviews and live concerts are played. Staff dressed in the Angus Young school uniform. AC/DC impersonators wander the halls visiting residents, imparting uplifting rock tales and signing autographs. Daily AC/DC sing-a-longs and once a week an AC/DC cover band would entertain the residents. Palliative care in the form of Whisky, Bourbon, Scotch & the finest malt liquors money can buy. Eventually when looking upon the AC/DC model other aging rockers got dollar signs in their eyes and began setting up their own homes. Kiss was next, then quickly followed by the Rolling Stones, Status Quo, Sex Pistols, Slayer, the list goes on. It the fantastic wondrous world of Next Thursday old rockers never die, they just have someone to change their adult diapers so they don’t smell that way, five long days from now.

Reported by Dave Balint

Reported by: Dave Balint, Northeast Ohio
Receiver: Yaesu FT-1000MP Mark-V
Antenna: 20 meter thru 10 meter ham yagi

Voice of Next Thursday on WBNY Relay - 6.930 MHz USB; 4/10/2010 2117z - 2123z; SINPO 45555 - I just caught the tail end of this broadcast; "All this and more in the wonderful world next Thursday - five long days from now"; some odd music and noise; "You have been listening to Voice of Next Thursday - transmitting from five long days from now"; IDs heard: "...Voice of Next Thursday - transmitting from five long days from now"; "This is Gabriel Syme hoping to see you next Thursday"; signoff at 2123z; Email: voiceofnextthursday@gmail.com (Balint, OH)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Brian Alexander logs VONT for DX Listening Digest


NORTH AMERICA. [Pirate]. 6950 USB, Voice of Next Thursday,
2136-2145, April 11, rebroadcast by WBNY with IDs. Novelty music.
Good. Strong. (Brian Alexander, PA, DX Listening Digest)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Businessmen of Next Thursday (from show #2)

It’s not all doom & gloom in the harrowing world on next Thursday; in your future of 1992 an ostentatious fashion trend for businessmen will take hold that lasts still to this day. Multi-billionaire mining magnate Rob Robinson will enter a boardroom wearing his wife’s leotards and leg warmers. He will conduct the meeting as if nothing is out of the ordinary. He manages to broker the deal of a lifetime which skyrockets his wealth into the Trillions. He puts it all down to his attire, and from that day forward he wore nothing but leotards and legwarmers, he insisted all his staff and anyone wishing to do business with his company to wear leotards and leg warmers. Eventually it became the standard business attire with which to conduct business in. Walk down any modern city’s business hub of future world of next Thursday and you will see business folk in their leotards and leg warmers trading stock tips, touching base over a short back, or just wading about in the city vast water feature. Gone is the tired old business attire of yester year, no more is the phallic emblem hanging just below the chin, the real deal is now in plain sight for all to judge. This is the fact of your future, in the far distant world of.. Next Thursday, five long days from now.

More reports from the FRN Vines

6950 USB SIO 322-222
April 11, 2010
Signal started off fair, but quickly faded out after a few minutes.

15:56z Commander Bunny t-shirt ad
16:00z sounds like a female opera singer
16:01z VONT ID
16:04 faded into the noise
21:21z better signal now above the noise with some slight fading
21:23z "..in the world of next thursday.."


April 11, 2010

6950khz USB 1945-2003still on WBNY relay of Voice of next Thursday, SIO343 lots of sfx, news stories from next Thursday, woman singing odd song, tnx for the show.


April 10, 2010

2025-2042 still on WBNY-relay of Voice of Next Thursday. SIO444 good solid signal with excellent audio. (I can hear the high's the low's and in the in-between's too) Song about smoking Marijuana and many ID's about "Voice of Next Thursday".


VoNT, 4/11/10, 6950usb, SIO 333, 21:35+ UTC, wonderful rendition performed by a delightful contralto, then CB with a live time of 21:42 utc as he is signing off.

L Cee Intl

April 10, 2010

good signal 6930u
Great ranting Bernstein Come Out Tonight about 2055 (I can't remember where, but I have heard this exact one before)
ID 2056, Commander Bunny t shirt stuff at 2058

Ah google helped. The rant was on SubPop200


The Smith's report hearing VONT

I tuned in to your broadcast at about 2334 utc on my grundig g3 portable on 6940 usb the signal came in good with no interference to terre haute indiana there was a skit with two guys talking at a bus stop which turned into a word mishmash then there was a rfid warning and a commander bunny tshirt advert (if it is a chick magnet and does to my creditscore what the testimonials claimed i might even pick up 2) then a station id and song i couldnt make out the signal started to fade around 2ever 348 it could be because of my shitty aa batteries going dead. it was an overall great show..... ever since i stumbled on pirate radio stations about 2 months ago my grades in college have been slipping but i have a sympathetic engilsh comp professor who gives extra credit for qsl cards any help would be appreciated.

steve smith


Hello Voice of next Thursday. Just awhile ago at 2330-2339 UTC April 10'10 i heard you on 6940 USB. You were SIO 444 on the JRC 535 d and RF Systems MK 2 antenna thats 30' high This was a relay by WBNY. Would love to get the next QSL in the series . Details are : 2330 Tune In Talk about Whales 2332 Id "This is the Voice of Next Thursday on your shortwave dial " annc about next thursday Wbny promos ETC. 2335 Parody song" Wonderfull" ? 2338 Annc This is the conclusion of our program F RN reports and thanks to WBNY "This is Gabriel Syme ' 2339 Song "Burning Rock ';sign off. thanks for all previous QSLS.

Harry L. Smith


Here's what you sounded like here last night:
FREQ: 6940 usb
DATE: 4/10/2010
TIME: 2315-2321 UTC
RECEIVER: YAESU FRG-7700 with 50 foot longwire
2315 Another one Bites the Dust - record plays backward - "It's fun to smoke marijuana"
2317 stink, bad odor described in Aussie accent
2321 ID
2321 clip is from this time

Woody Smith


..and finally an honouree Smith:


Hey - heard you announce your address and stuff on roughly 6940 KHz USB at 0035 UTC on 4/10/10. with my old Kenwood R-1000 - Location NW Georgia Mountains USA - Antenna 105' Dipole running E-W..

The repetition segments blow my mind - Are you Commander Bunny?? - (mentioned at 00:44 UTC) - T-shirt available? QSL?

Somebody on 6931 also earlier but do't know who.. Similar material..

You were S9 with s9+10 on vice peaks


Saturday, April 10, 2010

New VONT show to air this month

Show number 6 is complete and will be broadcast on WBNY's relay network during April. It will have lots of future events that will have a direct impact upon your life next Thursday. A new QSLs for the show is being designed as you read this.

Friday, April 9, 2010

INTERNATIONAL WATERS - Offshore Pirate Radio Special


Offshore Pirate Radio Special - Sunday 18



Starting Sunday April 18th, Atlantic Oldies 2NG is proud to present a special show by Bill Rollins. The special Teatime Special will take a look back at the Offshore Pirate Radio ships that broke the BBC's monopoly and finally gave the U.K. something that American listeners had been so used to for a long time. TOP 40 radio. Suddenly slick sounding Top 40 radio with American sung jingles eminated from ships and old war-time forts outside International Waters.

Bill started his radio career on a short-lived station "Tower Radio" and so presents an excellent two hours of a look back at this era with plenty of great Sixties music to keep you entertained for the two hours.

He goes right back to 1930 with Radio Normandie explaining how and why commercial radio came to the U.K. Before you know you'll be setting sail as Radio Caroline broke the mold on Easter Sunday 1964.

This is a fascinating show and can be heard at the following times
•Sunday 18th April at 1600 GMT
•Tuesday 20th September [sic] at 1600 GMT
•Thursday 22nd September [sic] at 0000 GMT

Sit back and relax as it promises to be a phenomenal insight into how Top 40 radio finally came to the UK

(via Gary Drew, dxldyg via DXLD)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Due to the failure of the Large Hadron Collider (from show #4)

Due to the failure of the Large Hadron Collider it was decided to recoup costs by transforming it into the world’s largest amusement ride. For a reasonable fee couples are able to have all their atoms smashed together in a supreme love embrace as they hurtle toward each other at close to the speed of light. A photo of the resulting impact would be taken, every atom supposedly representing the birth of the universe & to prove their undying love for one another, a sort of Next Thursday “Lovers leap”. Copies would be sent to the next of kin who the couple had nominated on their disclaimer form prior to taking the ultimate ride of their lives. It is said that our universe may have been the result of such a loving coupling and then again maybe not. All this and more in the exciting mind expanding world of Next Thursday only five harrowing days from now.

VONT QSL for show #5

The internet of next Thursday (from show #3)

The internet of next Thursday will develop into a conscious entity thanks to Google linking millions of its user’s computers into one giant positronic brain. Unfortunately unlike Asimov, Google failed to incorporate the tree basic laws for robots into its programming, instead opting for the one guiding rule of Google which is of course “do no evil”. Since evil is a subjective term it was quickly rendered meaningless by the Google brain and simply ignored. The religious right attempted to apply three of its own sets of laws to the brain which were:

1. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s hard drive.
2. Thou shalt not lay down with the lion and the lamb, and
3. Be ye wary of the beasts of the field.

Of course the church being so far out of date failed to realize that hard drives went out last week and now everything was stored on wet drives, which the Google brain was craving more and more of every day. Eventually demand outstripped supply and a solution had to be found. Google discovered an untapped supply of wet drives in the heads of the dumb, as the Subgenius’ say “Think how dumb the average guy is. Well, by definition, half of them are dumber than that”. As an incentive the dumb were offered trinkets in return for the use of their mostly unused wet drive they kept stored inside of their cavernous craniums. A partition would be set up inside the new wet drive, depending how much the donor was enticed by the nice shiny trinket. 90% is a typical donation, which would leave more than enough for the donor to live a normal and happy life. The new wet drive is then reformatted in preparation for new programming and a wireless device installed to connect to the Google network. You primitive people of last week may think you have something to fear, but au contraire, we welcome our new Google overlords, in the far distant world of next Thursday – 5 long days from now.