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That was Jean Shepherd from 19 October 1966, followed by Amos and Andy by Ed Bolton. More details on the 6160 programming here:




Shortwave Broadcast / Re: WBCQ via Wooferton.....
« on: July 31, 2020, 1309 UTC »
I'm assuming that this was a World's Last Chance broadcast, as they are known to employ european relays. WBCQ does not do any relays on other stations. Did the program use the WBCQ ID?

email: timtron at hotmail dot com

Shortwave Broadcast / Re: UNID 5130 AM 2227 22 December 2018
« on: December 24, 2018, 2044 UTC »
The Relay Station wrote:

I am quite confident that this is WBCQ operating at low power.
not sure how much power but i suspect less than 1KW.

You're correct on both counts. Timtron was onsite at Monticello and was testing one of the backup BC-610 transmitters from about 2100 to 0000. He didn't have the equipment to accurately measure power but it was no more than a couple of hundred watts.

The frn is a cooperative venture and is not managed or controlled by any one single entity.



Here they are having a meeting:   http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7T-Ezm4wjMI/TbIcXOdmEFI/AAAAAAAAAXQ/iipMlm6nOys/s1600/last-sockpuppet-supper_01.jpg

Thanks for that; I really appreciated it. I come over to this board and attempt to engage in reasonable discussion and I am accused of being a sock puppet. Why don't you go fuck yourself?


The frn site is back online as I write this (2:15 pm eastern time on Tuesday, May 24).

I am not going to directly comment on the "drama" cited below. I have always tried to avoid such issues and strive to keep open and improve the lines of communication in this hobby. The frn is a cooperative venture and is not managed or controlled by any one single entity.



General Radio Discussion / Re: FRN
« on: May 24, 2011, 0335 UTC »
Via kracker via facebook:

John Cruzan May 23 at 10:22pm Report

We are fine, no damage at all, My parents home was leveled but they were not hurt, we are busy trying to dig out their stuff for now, thanks for thinking of Us!~

General Radio Discussion / FRN
« on: May 23, 2011, 1814 UTC »
Fellow free radio enthusiasts,

Below is the text I've posted on wbcq.com and worldmicroscope.com concerning the frn. I'll keep you posted on those sites and here as we learn more.




[May 23, 2011, 2:00pm eastern time]

The website for the Free Radio Network (FRN) and it's active message board are hosted in Joplin, Missouri, which on May 22 was the site of a devastating tornado outbreak. As a result the site is currently offline. At this time we have not been able to contact John Cruzan, the server's owner and long time free radio enthusiast and sponsor of the FRN.

We will keep you informed as we learn more about this situation. Please keep the residents of Joplin in your thoughts.

March 21, 2011
'Zombies Ahead,' Warns Electronic Road Sign in SC

FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) Drivers near the South Carolina-North Carolina state line have been warned to be on the lookout for zombies, hunters and tanks.


There was a similar, but less imaginative, hack recently in Houston..

Source: http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=8013833

MW Loggings / Re: WDMV 700 Walkersville MD
« on: January 15, 2010, 2022 UTC »
A...So if anyone out there hears a song by the Flying Burrito Brothers on 700 it's sure to be WDMV violating their license.

Gee, Cos, you say that as if it's a bad thing.   ;)

Now, 'scuse me while I go kick myself for selling my Gram Parsons vinyl several years ago...

Oh no.. quite the contrary.

They obviously didn't give their playlist a thorough enough scrubbing. This morning I heard them play a song with the lyric "1..2..3..4.. we don't want your f00kin' war" except the word they used was not "f00k."

Quite a thrill to have such a station on the air here.


MW Loggings / WDMV 700 Walkersville MD
« on: January 15, 2010, 0444 UTC »
A local daytimer here, WDMV 700 is back on the air as of Monday, January 11, 2010. They were off the air for most of the past year after their owner went chapter 11 in a big family spat. They're running a weird mix of Beatles anthology out-takes, fifties music, twangy  old country, and an occasional 80s rock song. No commercials, and only an overlay station ID at the TOH.

Despite their license they haven't shut down at sunset at all this week. They were on at least past 8PM the past couple of nights, eventually losing out to WLW. So if anyone out there hears a song by the Flying Burrito Brothers on 700 it's sure to be WDMV violating their license.


General Radio Discussion / Attn: Chris
« on: January 13, 2010, 0113 UTC »
A spammer registered on the wiki and at 1956 on 12 January added a URL to an article. Check the recent changes. I reverted the spam; suggest to kill the account.



General Radio Discussion / Re: Uploading pirate QSLs?
« on: January 09, 2010, 1638 UTC »
I was a very active Pirate SWL back in the 80s and early 90s. I kept the cards I got from the 50 or so stations, and it would be fun to scan and upload them.

I've seen in the Wiki the "upload file" section. If I was to do this, does someone (Chris?) make sure they end up in the right place? Do I need to arrange for this ahead of time?

Thanks for any pointers....

Upload away.. we watch the wiki activity and will help get your collection properly categorized so everyone can find what you share.


General Radio Discussion / Updated free radio archives
« on: January 04, 2010, 0014 UTC »

I have re-arranged our RNI archives site, so there's a new URL to get to the pirate archive hosted there. The new place is here:


There is also a huge collection on our Area 51 web site. A portal to the collections is here:


or, if you prefer, you can get to the Area 51 archives directly here:




The Justice Department affidavit said Cuban intelligence appears to have sent the Myerses an unknown number of messages since the late 1970s, using simple number-to-letter codes.

LOL! The slob that wrote this article obviously knows nothing about cryptography.


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