aA superb account of the rise of modern broadcasting.a aFinancial Times When the pirate operator Oliver Smedley shot and killed his rival Reg Calvert in Smedleyas 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 BBCas 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 growing British welfare state as embodied by the BBC. The worlds of high table and underground collide in this riveting history.And several others graduated from club DJ to radio DJ, often after sending a demo tape. Peter York, for example, ... His distinctly Calvert-like experience stood him in good stead and he became a mainstay of the station. But the only DJs with anbsp;...
|Title||:||Death of a Pirate: British Radio and the Making of the Information Age|
|Publisher||:||W. W. Norton & Company - 2010-11-08|