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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 ... Self - also narrator (as DJ Him)
Mary Jones Mary Jones ... Self (as DJ Her)
D.J. Popeye Kahn D.J. Popeye Kahn ... Self - Monkeywrench Radio, 89.1 FM (as DJ Popeye Kahn)
Herbert Hoover ... Self (archive footage)
D.J. Xxl D.J. Xxl ... Self - Iowa City Free Radio, 88.7 FM (as DJ XXL)
D.J. Chrome D.J. Chrome ... Self - Steal This Radio, 88.7 FM (as DJ Chrome)
Sara Zia Ebrahimi Sara Zia Ebrahimi ... Self - Free Radio Gainesville, 94.7 FM and Prometheus Radio Project (as Sara Zia)
Pete Tridish Pete Tridish ... Self - Radio Mutiny 91.3 FM
Lorenzo Komboa Ervin Lorenzo Komboa Ervin ... Self - Black Liberation Radio, 94.7 FM
Harry Jessel Harry Jessel ... Self - Broadcasting & Cable Magazine
Jerry Szoka Jerry Szoka ... Self - Grid Radio, 96.9 FM
Justin Justin ... Self - The Human Antenna
Aunt Flo Aunt Flo ... Self - Radio Limbo, 103.3 FM
The Big Deluxe The Big Deluxe ... Self - Radio Limbo, 103.3 FM
Jakey Riot Llama Jakey Riot Llama ... Self - 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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Reality-based documentary of the public's ongoing battle for the preservation of Constitutional rights
1 January 2010 | by digiscript34See all my reviews

This is the movie about Pirate Radio that is designed to help folks of all walks of life who see this movie understand first-hand why pirate radio, and to dispel any dis-beliefs about how far the FCC will go in order to prevent our United States Constitutional rights from being exercised in the form of free speech and to also preserve the infrastructure and corruption of the mega-monopolizing national bigwigs, whose primary intention is to not only command the airwaves but also to dictate and severely limit on a national level the very content of programming choices that will be available to listeners.

It also documents very well the ongoing battle for our rights to even qualify for low-power authority, that is for those aspiring micro-casters who wholeheartedly WANT to play along with FCC rules and go through the proper channels, but trouble is the FCC refuses to play fair.

Pirate Radio USA is not based on any fiction, it is reality and a serious wake-up call to listeners as well as aspired radio engineers and programmers who fight for listener's rights to choice and to restore fair opportunity for the privately owned company to operate as a legitimate and properly licensed station and have fair opportunity to serve in public as well as advertisers interests.

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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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