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Making Waves (2004)

What do a public access TV personality, an electronics engineer, a Vietnam vet, a libertarian congressional candidate and a retired millionaire have in common? They're all operating ... See full summary »

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Michael Lahey

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Michael Lahey
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Shane Eden Shane Eden ... Shane Eden
David Forbes David Forbes ... David Forbes
Marshall Home Marshall Home ... Marshall Home
Aage Nost Aage Nost ... Aage Nost
Rick Strawcutter Rick Strawcutter ... Pastor Rick Strawcutter (as Pastor Rick Strawcutter)
James Welborn James Welborn ... James Welborn
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What do a public access TV personality, an electronics engineer, a Vietnam vet, a libertarian congressional candidate and a retired millionaire have in common? They're all operating unlicensed, 'pirate' radio stations in Tucson, Arizona. Making Waves follows their uphill struggle to be heard on our publicly-owned but corporate-controlled airwaves. Armed with low-cost micro-radio equipment, the First Amendment, even a how-to video by a Michigan pastor, the Tucson pirates use unlicensed radio as a form of civil disobedience. For their stations, this means everything from providing the real alternative to alternative music to educating the public about its Constitutional rights. Making Waves reveals the pirates' personal and political passions that compel them to defy the U.S. Government,' Written by Michael Lahey

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If the public took back the airwaves, what would they sound like?

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Jump Cut Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

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24 April 2004 (USA) See more »

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$10,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Couldn't Finish It
1 September 2017 | by Paul Day IISee all my reviews

If you want to listen to white guys whine about their rights getting taken away, this movie is for you. I turned it off when the fat Santa Claus guy started talking about dumping his cable access show for Pirate Radio when he found out about the Sovereign Citizen movement. That's right. Doing cable TV was a sellout, man. REAL patriots actively work against the corrupt gov't that...allows morans to act against it rather than jail them.

Anywho - I was hoping for a lot more variance and creativity than this provided. I've listened to a bunch of actual pirate radio like Commander Bunny and The Bowling League but those guys are real pirates, operating on shortwave. The "pirates" in this documentary broadcast on FM working through a loophole. The documentary didn't even really get that technical.

Bottom line. If you hate the gov't that builds in protections for you to hate the gov't, then this is your documentary. Also, move to another country and tell me how repressive America is.


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