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Fidel CastroAug 18, 1958

Paul McCartneyDec 26, 1965

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Pirate Radio - Historical Events
Date Event
1953-07-26

Cuban pirate radio station's 1st transmission at Santiago de Cuba

1958-08-18

Fidel Castro makes a speech on Cuban pirate radio Rebelde

1964-03-27

1st true Pirate Radio station, Radio Caroline (England)

1964-03-28

1st pirate radio station near England (Radio Caroline)

1965-12-26

Paul McCartney is interviewed on pirate radio station Radio Caroline

1966-04-04

Pirate Radio Scotland changes name to Radio Ireland

1966-05-14

1st reported monitoring of pirate radio station WBBH (NJ)

1966-11-25

Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) closes down (reopen 12/31)

1966-12-29

Pirate Radio Phoenix, 1st transmission (Worcester, Mass)

1966-12-31

Pirate Radio 390 (Radio Invicata) off England, resumes transmitting

1967-02-08

Pirate Radio UKGM (England) closes down

1967-02-12

Pirate Radio Free Harlem (NYC) begins transmitting

1967-03-16

Pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) ship breaks down

1967-05-14

Pirate Radio Station 270 (England) closes down

1967-07-23

Pirate Radio Swinging Scotland closes down for financial reasons

1967-07-28

Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) (England) closes down

1967-08-04

British pirate radio station Radio 355 resigns air

1967-08-05

Pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) & Radio London close down

1967-08-14

Pirate radio stations Radio 270, Radio London, Radio Ireland

1967-08-15

UK's Marine Offences Bill making pirate radio stations a crime goes into effect, pirate station Radio 355 closes down

1967-12-24

Pirate Radio Pegasus starts broadcasting off New Zealand

1968-02-28

Pirate Radio Hauraki, off NZ, returns to the air

1968-03-01

Pirate Radio Atlantis South (England) begins test transmitting

1968-03-31

Pirate Radio Station Pegaus (NZ) begins transmitting

1968-05-03

Holland Pirate Radio Station VRON becomes Radio Veronica Intl

1968-05-19

Pirate Radio Brumble of Northern England 1st heard

1968-08-15

Pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting

1968-09-01

Pirate Radio Marina (Netherlands) begins transmitting

1968-12-01

Pirate Radio Modern (259) (England) begins transmitting

1969-01-10

Pirate Radio Station Free Derby begins operation by Northern Ireland

1969-03-01

Pirate Radio 259 begins operation off the French coast

1969-05-01

Pirate Radio Station 259 (England/France) begins transmitting

1969-06-21

1st reported hearing of pirate radio WGHP (With God's Help Peace)

1973-09-19

Pirate Radio Free America (off Cape May NJ) forms

1974-08-31

Pirate Radio Veronica moves into Scheveningen harbor

1974-09-01

Dutch law against pirate radio goes into effect

1975-12-14

WCPR (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM

1976-02-07

FCC raids & shuts down pirate radio station WCPR (Brooklyn New York)

1977-12-31

WFAT (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM

1979-04-19

FCC raids & shuts down pirate radio station WFAT (Brooklyn New York)

1980-03-20

The Mi Amigo ship containing England's pirate Radio Caroline sinks

1980-09-27

WHOT (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins on 1620 AM & 92.5 FM

1983-02-26

Shortwave pirate Radio USA (Wellsville, NY) begins transmission

1986-06-22

Pirate Radio Euro Weekend (Holland) begins transmitting

1987-07-23

RNI (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM

1989-07-06

US marshals & FCC seize pirate radio station WHOT in Brooklyn

1989-11-06

US marshals & FCC sieze pirate radio station WJPL in Brooklyn

1990-09-16

Pirate Radio NY International begins transmissions on WWCR

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Pirate Radio - Birthdays
Date Event
1930-9-04

Jerry Ragovoy, Pirate Radio

1934-07-02

Tom Springfield, Pirate Radio

1937-12-11

Stephen Moore, Pirate Radio

1938-08-03

George Fischoff, Pirate Radio

1939-04-22

Simon Napier-Bell, Pirate Radio

1941-06-30

Mike Leander, Pirate Radio

1942-10-15

Chris Andrews, Pirate Radio

1943-03-14

Jim Pons, Pirate Radio

1944-01-17

Fran├žoise Hardy, Pirate Radio

1947-05-15

Lucy Fleming, Pirate Radio

1947-06-22

Howard Kaylan, Pirate Radio

1958-04-20

William Ilkley, Pirate Radio

1985-12-21

Tom Sturridge, Pirate Radio

1996-04-23

Charlie Rowe, Pirate Radio

Pirate Radio - Deaths
Date Event
1996-04-18

Mike Leander, Pirate Radio

2011-07-13

Jerry Ragovoy, Pirate Radio

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