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Pirate Radio USA (2006)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 31 July 2006 (USA)
Pirate Radio USA is a feature length documentary about the underground world of unlicensed radio in the USA, where people play what they want and say what they want-unless the FCC catches ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Pearson Jeff Pearson ... Himself, also narrator (as DJ Him)
Mary Jones Mary Jones ... Herself (as DJ Her)
D.J. Popeye Kahn D.J. Popeye Kahn ... Himself, Monkeywrench Radio, 89.1 FM (as DJ Popeye Kahn)
Herbert Hoover ... Himself (archive footage)
D.J. Xxl D.J. Xxl ... Himself, Iowa City Free Radio, 88.7 FM (as DJ XXL)
D.J. Chrome D.J. Chrome ... Himself, Steal This Radio, 88.7 FM (as DJ Chrome)
Sara Zia Ebrahimi Sara Zia Ebrahimi ... Herself, Free Radio Gainesville, 94.7 FM and Prometheus Radio Project (as Sara Zia)
Pete Tridish Pete Tridish ... himelf, Radio Mutiny, 91.3 FM
Lorenzo Komboa Ervin Lorenzo Komboa Ervin ... Himself, Black Liberation Radio, 94.7 FM
Harry Jessel Harry Jessel ... Himself, Broadcasting & Cable Magazine
Jerry Szoka Jerry Szoka ... Himself, Grid Radio, 96.9 FM
Justin Justin ... Himself, The Human Antenna
Aunt Flo Aunt Flo ... Herself, Radio Limbo, 103.3 FM
The Big Deluxe The Big Deluxe ... Himself, Radio Limbo, 103.3 FM
Jakey Riot Llama Jakey Riot Llama ... Herself, Radio Mutiny, 91.3 FM (as Jakey)


Pirate Radio USA is a feature length documentary about the underground world of unlicensed radio in the USA, where people play what they want and say what they want-unless the FCC catches them. On the way see the rise of Big Media, the growth of Indy Media to encounter it, and witness their showdown over the truth during the 1999 World Trade Organization meetings in Seattle. DJ's Him and Her, from their live Pirate Radio USA Studio, take you on a rock -n-roll journey inside rogue radio stations across the country to see why Americans defy Federal Law to free the radio airwaves. Seize the Airwaves! Written by Jeff Pearson

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Seize the Airwaves!




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Release Date:

31 July 2006 (USA) See more »

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Iowa City, Iowa, USA See more »


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$49,000 (estimated)
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Cannonball Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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freedom to the airwaves!
20 October 2006 | by mindfire-3See all my reviews

nice history of low wattage radio and the struggle for small, truly independent, neighborhood community broadcasting. makes you want to set up your own station just to keep commercial-free speech on the air. also covers the consolidation of media outlets and the WTO protests. i'm sure the founding fathers would have approved of this film! patriotism is standing up for the ideals of freedom our country was founded on, not standing idly by as all our media are sold out to monolithic corporate entities who see nothing more than their bottom line. the airwaves are a public trust, like our state parks, and should serve more than the lowest common denominator. the voice of the people should be heard!

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