Death of a Pirate: British Radio and the Making of the by Adrian Johns

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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Rather, as different areas of social and cultural life came to be seen as ‘anti-establishment’, the Thatcherite ideological triumvirate of conflict, legal authority and individualisation, worked integratively to facilitate the renewal of conservatism. Much of that work was articulated, legitimated and Criminological Crises 29 disseminated by the news media, which found many parallels with news values in the values of this political discourse. For a new political tendency like Thatcherism to achieve power, it has to carve out a political base, a sufficiently powerful constituency of supporters.

The Yard’s elite Serious Crimes squad has been put in charge of the new offensive, a complete about turn by Sir Kenneth. The first part of the analysis followed Trew’s methodology by identifying and extracting transactive clauses from the samples. News on Sunday had 60 per cent transactive clauses and News of the World 83 per cent, paralleling the new paper with the attributive style of the Sun in Trew’s study, whilst its purported aim was to produce Disorderly Publics: Race in the Inner Cities 47 dissimilar ideology.

It was as if black violence was somehow self-perpetuating or natural. 85) and included the sub-headings ‘Carnival of Death’, ‘Blitz of Handsworth’ and ‘Battle in the Streets’. The Sun’s comment included: In no time, the sociologists will be picking among the debris of Handsworth for evidence of social protest. They will be eager to find signs of resentment over deprivation and unemployment ... The looting of shops is born of greed not social despair. The same edition quotes Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock highlighting ‘the idleness and poverty, the desire for thrills and tribal attitudes which grow up on the football terraces and the streets’, so neatly linking the left and right of Britain in the preservation of middle-class ‘civilisation’.

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