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News 2016: (US) Yahoo! News: "In Internet age, pirate radio arises as surprising challenge" (by Ben Finley, Associated Press, 27 Apr 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 29, 2016 - 09:01 AM

Not specifically of early music in subject matter, but still good information on the hidden rise of radio broadcasting in metropolitan areas.

"In the age of podcasts and streaming services, you might think pirate radio is low on the list of concerns of federal lawmakers and broadcasters. You'd be wrong.They're increasingly worried about its presence in some cities as unlicensed broadcasters commandeer frequencies to play anything from Trinidadian dance music to Haitian call-in shows. And they complain the Federal Communications Commission can't keep up with the pirates ...

... "A lot of people look at radio as dead," he said. "But what we're actually seeing in many respects is a renaissance of radio as it goes into its next 100 years.""

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