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Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009

Comedy pits Philip Seymour Hoffman against British Broadcasting Corporation

At first, rock ’n’ roll didn’t fit the BBC’s mission of providing fair news reporting, cultural uplift and light entertainment. British rock fans strained to hear the new music through the static of American Forces Radio in Germany and other continental European stations. Finally, in sync with the Beatles and the mid-’60s rock explosion, enterprising businessmen set up radio stations...
Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008

Bilgemunky broadcasts on Internet “arrrr”-waves

"Avast, you scalawags. Bilgemunky Radio is preparing to air…" A robotic female voice with a British accent repeated this a few times shortly before 8 p.m. on a recent Monday night. Meanwhile, Gerard Heidgerken was cueing up to broadcast his weekly Internet pirate radio show. In this case the term "pirate" doesn't refer to a broadcast that taps FCC-sanctioned airwaves, but rather to literal, swashbuckling pirates. Bilgemunky Radio features songs about pirates from mainstream bands and a surprising number of songs from...