>WHOA WHOA WHOA HOLD UP!!!!!
major confusion going on here.
I think Todd failed to mention something here.
there are in deed TWO, yes 2, unlicensed transmitters operating
on 101.1fm, independently.
The first website listed here was ours, www.pirateaudio.org
We are in NO relation to Todd Roberts or Hot fm...www.hot101fm.net.
Parasite 101.1 fm is not a station, its just a small xmitter, a peice of eqipiment
just like a drum machine or sequencer, to us.
We are a small collective of oklahoma artists and musicians who use the 101.1 fm frequency
as an outlet for our creativity.
We operate a small 10 watt fm transmitter by the Penn Square mall area.
Our signal can be picked up from nw 40th to nw 63rd, and from nw Shartel to nw Penn,
We are a very small signal and have been transmitting since last summer.
We have never been really too afraid of the big bad fcc til just recently because we have
been so unnoticeable to most but our fans and friends in the area.
We couldnt hide ourselves if we tried from internet searches so bother?
We know exactly how the fcc goes about there confiscations etc, and we are quite fine with that.
Someone has to complain or one of you vigelante types needs to tip them off about us,
or unless we are using substandard (im talking southenr engineered) that creates bleed or interferrance.
we are fully aware of the law, so please dont start that "irelevant - your going to jail" smart ass loop.
we know exactly the nature of the fcc and the whole corporate industry game, no one here wants or desires to work for a radio station, we merely want to play our music on a signal that isnt being used, what happens next, happens next, we are quite prepared to play the game.
a. They will issue a notice to the home of the xmitter, stating to cease operations in 30 days.
for us, thats game over, til then, we will continue.
b.When they arrive to take the candy jar, they will have a warrent for the location of the radio station, and will ask them where its at,well, since the coaxe cable is only long enough to run 5 feet from the tree with the antanae, our "station" is in a shoebox in someones backyard.
so if they bypass step one, scenario 2 isnt so bad.
c.Our transmitter was a gift, it was hand made by a tech who makes and sells kits, who will replace it when/if it goes.
d.An fcc raid will only make our next cd sales fly and we wil fully exploit it to our benefit..
e. Considering all the above, i doubt they will even issue a fine or confiscate non station equipment...if we cooperate.
so all was cool with our lil private fm radio world till....
2 weeks ago we noticed our transmissions were being wiped out by Todd's station.
Our signal when they broadcast is knocked down to a city block.
Let me state once again, we are not affiliated.
After some confusion, Todd and I made contact and we were in the midst of negotiating
the frequency between us when all this erupted on here.
Until Hotfm hit hard, we were operating rather openly but not in an agressive manner.
Our name itself is often associated with piracy, though it had more to do with throwing renegade concerts back in the 90's and not music/art piracy. We do not endorse theft of any sort, wether its frequency or
music, copyright is copyright, and being musicians, (we dont have radio djs or personalitys, just music or the occasion interview with select artists), we respect other artists rights.
There have been 2 other fm micropower broadcasters in the Oklahoma/Moore area and we have created a good support group of techs. We all pretty much felt we were community voices in our areas, local musicians and listeners heavily support us because they know our content is truly unique and original.
Each of us play a unique sound that generally does not get attention in the city.
there are now 4 including Hot fm.
Hotfm on the otherhand plays a more contemporary urban kj/the buzz/the spy/ style party jam sound, so that it does compete, though not on purpose i believe, with the other stations listeners,thus bring the heat of those supporters and backers.
We doe not think of ourselves as a " radio station".
Noun 1. radio station radio station - station for the production and transmission of radio broadcasts
station - a facility equipped with special equipment and personnel for a particular purpose; "he started looking for a gas station"; "the train pulled into the station"
we are neither of those.
we have a small transmitter we plug a mp3 player into, and leave next to a tree in one of our members yards.
that is no station.
Our main goal transmitting is to bump our music and our friends music in the inner city area.
The local stations wont play our music, top 40 radio is not open, and local shows that do exist are locked up, so this is our voice.
the whole "stations spend loads on finding out what the majority wants" is shite....and really meaningless when it concerns us.
We play 60% original content by our collective group, 30% local artists, and 10% outside artists who have submitted content.
The outside artists who have submitted are internationally recognised pioneers in the electronic music industry and give us unreleased material.
We represent a voice that does not get support from local radio and we offer electronic music
culture to oklahomans in the inner urban area.
So really, are we pirates or just citizens using there voice.
the law may be the law, but it takes rightous citizens to stand up and break unjust laws.
we believe in regulation, but not the way the fcc runs things and we will continue to do our thing until they come to take it from us.