Pirate Raido calling
December 23, 2004 4:30 AM   Subscribe

Priate Radio Calling for inauguration protests CNN is reporting that a guerilla radio station is calling for massive protests of the inauguration of President George W. Bush. After some googling, I found a press release from WSQT on indymedia concerning the transmissions. It seems that they are somehow related to DAWNdc a local leftist activist organization. Here is how they are reacting to the sudden attention.
posted by pemdasi (12 comments total)
Any DC mefites heard any of these broadcasts? Any chance you could record one and upload it somewhere before the FCC gets their hands on these people and shuts them down for good?
posted by pemdasi at 4:31 AM on December 23, 2004

Some folks are trying to get a simple protest for Inauguration Day. Just line up along the procession route to the swearing in and when the motorcade comes by simply turn your back.

No posters, no anti-Bush t-shirts. Dress normally, look professional and as the President moves past show him what you think peacefully.
posted by nathanrudy at 5:07 AM on December 23, 2004

And get pepper sprayed all the same.
posted by dong_resin at 5:58 AM on December 23, 2004

An inauguration protest? Original.
posted by fshgrl at 6:01 AM on December 23, 2004

rap music with urgent, unsettled lyrics that were generally shouted instead of sung

young people. disgusting.
posted by andrew cooke at 6:21 AM on December 23, 2004

I am in DC and can do... what is the number? Wait, I found it: 1680 AM -- I will pop it on my car on the way home and see if I can't find it and listen.
posted by chrisabraham at 6:37 AM on December 23, 2004

Incidentally, there were sizeable protests at the 2001 inauguration that received scant media coverage. I wonder if this will fare much better.

That "turn your back on Bush thing" sounds like it will be about as effective as Hands Across America was. 5 minutes of, "well, that was cool, now let's go home."
posted by Flem Snopes at 7:07 AM on December 23, 2004

This 'raido', these 'Priates'....they vibrate?
posted by graventy at 7:45 AM on December 23, 2004

Hmmm...when i type "priate radio" into google and hit "I'm feeling lucky" i wind up here.
posted by googly at 7:49 AM on December 23, 2004

The local Democratic newsletter has called it Not a Damn Dime Day out here. Don't spend any money on anything on the 20th of January.

I've also heard that there will be more protesters of the inauguration than guests for it. And that should send a clear signal that the nation isn't united but I'm sure it'll be missed by ShrubCo because he's got a mandate (maybe its with Big Dicky?).
posted by fenriq at 8:15 AM on December 23, 2004

Do priates say "rrra?"
posted by Krrrlson at 5:29 PM on December 23, 2004

If anything can generate massive protests on Inauguration Day, surely it is pirate radio.
posted by dhartung at 10:05 PM on December 23, 2004

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