Pirate Radio Opens Today
November 13, 2009 at 4:24 AM (PT)
PIRATE RADIO, a film about a Pirate Radio Station off the coast of ENGLAND, set in the mid '60s, opens TODAY -- so get ready to head to the theater this weekend radio geeks.
It's not a documentary, but the premise is very real. Writes THE WASHINGTON POST, "In mid-1960s ENGLAND, just as THE KINKS and THE BEATLES were taking the world by storm, official British radio was under the monopoly of the BBC, which played precious little of anything anyone actually wanted to hear. In response, enterprising broadcasters set up offshore radio stations that would spin the latest tunes around the clock. They weren't technically illegal -- yet -- but there were those who wanted to shut them down."
Check out the trailer here.
If you can't make it to the theater, you can always rent some older flicks that are set against a radio background, including AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973), RADIO DAYS (1987), PLAY MISTY FOR ME (1971), GOOD MORNING VIETNAM (1987), TALK RADIO (1988) or FM (1978).