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Remote Rap Sessions – Outlaws of the Airwaves: The Rise of Pirate Radio Station WBAD

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

The selection for the sixth session of TRLN’s Remote Rap Sessions will be about the Lost Notes podcast episode Outlaws of the Airwaves: The Rise of Pirate Radio Station WBAD (26 minutes).

Pirate radio blew up in the 1990s as the technology became more affordable, and easy internet access wasn’t quite yet a thing. Underground, unregulated radio stations became some of the best places to hear local music. WBAD in New York was among the most beloved. They played unsanitized hip-hop, most of which wasn’t being touched by mainstream hip-hop radio. And no one knew that all this was being delivered to them by their friendly neighborhood UPS driver. Once the nightly news came calling though, everything changed.

https://www.kcrw.com/culture/shows/lost-notes/outlaws-of-the-airwaves-the-rise-of-pirate-radio-station-wbad

The session will be held via Zoom. More information about facilitators and registration will be added to this event page soon. Please reach out to events@trln.org if you have any questions. We hope you can join us!

McKenna Lakin