Death of a Pirate: British Radio and the Making of the Information Age

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When the pirate operator Oliver Smedley shot and killed his rival Reg Calvert in Smedley's country cottage on June 21, 1966, it was a turning point for 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 DJs like Screaming Lord Sutch. For free-market ideologues like Smedley, the pirate stations were entrepreneurial efforts to undermine the ...

Death of a Pirate: British Radio and the Making of the Information Age 2012, WW Norton & Co, New York

ISBN-13: 9780393341805

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Death of a Pirate: British Radio and the Making of the Information Age 2010, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780393068603

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