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Author Topic: Charleston Radio Int. ***raided*** 28 FEB 2024  (Read 500 times)

Offline Ray Lalleu

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Charleston Radio Int. ***raided*** 28 FEB 2024
« on: February 29, 2024, 1934 UTC »
Sad news

Any details about where that happened ?

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Re: Charleston Radio Int. raided 28 FEB 2024
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2024, 2029 UTC »
He wrote on Facebook February 28:

"CHARLESTON RADIO INTERNATIONAL is shut down by authoritys today afternoon. So its history and i thank you for listening and posting over the years. The project was made for 100 years of AM Radio. I hope you remember me fondly BYE BYE"

In reply to a comment he replied:

"they just took the transmitter with them. It goes in a Laboratory to check the power. And i will hear of them later. There was 3 mens here for the shut down, i was nice with them and they was also nice with me. They made photos of the transmitter place and the antenna. So now i wait for the Penalty bill."
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Re: Charleston Radio Int. raided 28 FEB 2024
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2024, 2049 UTC »
Sorry to hear that - I listened to them on 27th with a good signal
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Re: Charleston Radio Int. ***raided*** 28 FEB 2024
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2024, 2138 UTC »
Sad news indeed. CRI was a fixture for SW - if there weren't other pirates I could rely on it playing music. I tuned around tonight and there was silence. Then I found this thread..

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Re: Charleston Radio Int. ***raided*** 28 FEB 2024
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2024, 0059 UTC »
Probably busted for interference with utes--in the 5800s they might not have cared.
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Re: Charleston Radio Int. ***raided*** 28 FEB 2024
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2024, 1715 UTC »
Hello everyone in the forum,

I was in contact with HARRY and he told me what had happened.
I sent him the link to the forum here.
Maybe he'll get in touch and can tell you a little more about it. I'm very sorry that CRI is no longer on air.
His program is still repeated at times on Twente Gold.
Maybe he'll come back at some point... 8)

Greetings from the M21 team