WGXC-90.7 FM

The Radio Art Hour: Pirate Radio

Jul 31, 2021: 3pm - 4pm
WGXC 90.7-FM: Radio for Open Ears

90.7-FM in NY's Upper Hudson Valley and wgxc.org/listen everywhere

Standing Wave Radio

wavefarm.org/listen and 1620-AM at Wave Farm

Produced by Wave Farm Radio Artist Fellows and Artistic Director Tom Roe.

This week tune in pirate radio art, with Jean Shepherd's "Stealing A Radio Station;" Les Paul's pirate radio station; a story from Lucille Ball telling Dick Cavett about picking up clandestine radio signals with her teeth; an excerpt of a "Gilligan's Island" episode; a reading of the pirate radio chapter from the Videofreex in Abbie Hoffman's "Steal This Book;" an illegal broadcast from Max Headroom on Chicago television, and radio artist Ralph Lewis and his work, "Drive to the Edge."

Welcome to "The Radio Art Hour," a show where art is not just on the radio, but is the radio. "The Radio Art Hour" draws from the Wave Farm Broadcast Radio Art Archive, an online resource that aims to identify, coalesce, and celebrate historical and contemporary international radio artworks made by artists around the world, created specifically for terrestrial AM/FM broadcast, whether it be via commercial, public, community, or independent transmission. Come on a journey with us as radio artists explore broadcast radio space through poetic resuscitations and playful celebrations/subversions of the complex relationship between senders and receivers in this hour of radio about radio as an art form. "The Radio Art Hour" features introductions from Philip Grant and Tom Roe, and from Wave Farm Radio Art Fellows Karen Werner and Jess Speer. The Conet Project's recordings of numbers radio stations serve as interstitial sounds. Go to wavefarm.org for more information about "The Radio Art Hour" and Wave Farm's Radio Art Archive.