S.F. Pirate Goes Legit On Licensed Station
May 10, 2010 at 4:19 AM (PT)
Longtime SAN FRANCISCO pirate station PIRATE CAT RADIO is now operating a legal station, noncommercial KPDO/PESCADERO, CA, with a "mixture of its own and PCR content (in the form of volunteers' weekly news/talk/comedy/music shows)," according to an EXAMINER.COM article by PCR host RUSSEL FORSTER. "PCR has made the unusual move of leaping at the chance to create a community radio station network that will be protected by the FCC rather than pursued by it," FORSTER wrote, adding that PCR would also continue as a separate Internet stream from its present studios.
The station was previously silent, with a deal between licensee PESCADERO PUBLIC RADIO SERVICE, INC. and the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA to sell the station and return it to the air failing to close last year. The station, which covers a coastal area between SAN FRANCISCO and SANTA CRUZ, went dark on FEBRUARY 17th, 2008.