By Adrian Johns
While the pirate operator Oliver Smedley shot and killed his rival Reg Calvert in Smedley’s state cottage on June 21, 1966, it used to be a turning aspect for the outlaw radio stations dotting the coastal waters of britain. located on ships and offshore forts like Shivering Sands, those stations blasted away on the high-minded BBC’s broadcast monopoly with the recent beats of the Stones and DJs like Screaming Lord Sutch. For free-market ideologues like Smedley, the pirate stations have been entrepreneurial efforts to undermine the becoming British welfare kingdom as embodied by means of the BBC. The worlds of excessive desk and underground collide during this riveting heritage.
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