The Pirate’s Cove: WKOV – The Mushroom Queen Music Show

In this broadcast of the Pirate’s Cove, Allan runs a reel of a music show that originally ran on his free radio station WKOV “Your Natural Station” circa 1970. The show was hosted by the mysterious Mushroom Queen. Allan tells us that WKOV ran near AM 1620 with 50 watts using a vintage BC-1100 transmitter. This Pirate’s Cove originally aired on Area 51, WBCQ 5.105 MHz, on December 14, 2003.

Here’s the link:

The Pirate’s Cove – December 14, 2003 – WKOV The Mushroom Queen Music Show

 

The Pirate’s Cove: KPF941

This Pirate’s Cove features a classic aircheck from Allan Weiner’s KPF941. KPF941 was a legal auxiliary station located in Yonkers, New York, and was licensed to WOZI AM 700 and WOZW 101.7. KPF941 broadcasted with 100 watts on 1622 KHz during the fall of 1984, until it was closed down by the FCC. The KPF941 aircheck featured in this show stars the one and only Dan Lewis of Radio Newyork International fame.

This was originally broadcast on December 21, 2003, on WBCQ 5.105 MHz, as part of the original Area 51 program. Thanks to Ragnar for recording this for us.

Here’s the link:

Pirate’s Cove – December 21, 2003 – KPF-941

 

The Pirate’s Cove: WRKO Interview 1997

This is a very entertaining Pirate’s Cove, hosted by Timtron and Allan, that was recorded for airplay on Area 51 on November 23, 2003. Allan shared with us a tape of an interview he and Dr. Scott Becker did with Jeff Katz on WRKO in the summer of 1997. They discuss the story of the Sarah and Radio New York International, as well as the M/V Fury project. It’s a very lively interview and  provides more background into the legacy and history of what eventually became WBCQ.

Here’s the link:

The Pirate’s Cove – February 23, 2003 – WRKO Interview

 

The Pirate’s Cove: History of the ARBS

This episode of the Pirate’s Cove was originally broadcast on Area 51 on WBCQ 5.105 MHz at 11PM eastern time on Sunday, November 16, 2003. In this episode Allan presents more history of the American Radio Broadcast System (ARBS), one of his earliest free radio projects from the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Here’s the link:

Pirate’s Cove 4 : History of the ARBS Part 3

Thanks to Ragnar for grabbing this audio for us.