As mentioned via email, we’re launching a pirate radio station. Again: this is not a joke. Well – it might turn out to be a complete joke, but we’re not joking.
We’re throwing this thing together as a team spread around the world, totally ignoring the fact that if you asked us a month ago what we’d be doing if placed under a worldwide mandate to socially isolate, there’s a pretty good chance “start a radio station” would not have been top of mind.
We’re in the midst of this whole mess too, and we’re craving 1) information, 2) entertainment, and 3) a sense of community. So we’re scratching our own itch.
OK, I’m convinced.
Sweet! Raise your hand if you’ve ever been in at the ground floor of a radio station launch. Not you, Steve, everyone knows about your extensive experience, there will be a time and place for you.
Anyway – here you all are, on the ground floor! There’s a first time for everything (including us, doing this).
What you can do:
You’ve found our new forum, which was the first step. Next step is create an account in the upper right of your screen there (remove eyepatch if you can’t see it) - that’ll give you access to make posts.
From there, drop any ideas, questions, suggestions and connections into this thread or any others linked below.
Together we’ll make this pirate radio station a pirate radio station to end all pirate radio stations.
Take a look around.
Below is a brainstorming thread about anyone who’d be a great interview for Pirate Radio - ideas welcome! The only criteria is that they’re interesting people doing interesting things – doesn’t have to be COVID-19 related.
The next thread’s focused on music, because what radio station doesn’t include some tunes, right?
We’re hoping we can get some killer live sets onto Pirate Radio – mostly so Doug doesn’t play the Spice Girls eponymous debut album on repeat – so any suggestions and connections are golden.
And since this situation is stressful and uncertain for folks (including us) we’re opening a thread dedicated to Life In Quarantine.
We’ll be updating this radio thread as we go - in the meantime, we’re head-down, slapping this rickety radio ship together. Launch is planned within the next 10 days.
Questions? Comments? Scorching Hot Takes?
We’re all ears - sign up top right and let us know below.