Keep it locked!

A big thanks to Astrid from The ICA (The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH) for showing me around their exhibition called Shout Out this lunchtime, about the 1980’s underground pirate radio scene in the UK. Ta also to our good mate Jim N for letting us know about it. Band scan It’s great stuff, all in a small back room tracing the history and cultural significance of pirate radio in a towerblock style. As the video monitor was turned off in the room (the ICA was not officially open as it was a Monday but Astrid kindly let me have a look) I didn’t see the film which accompanies the exhibition, which I was told was very good but I did see a mixer and an FM transmitter (below) alongside some historical photos and magazines. Tx and mixer The exhibition is free but will probably cost you a days’ membership of The ICA (£1) but if you’re into radio like myself and remember the FM airwaves of the 80’s, it’s well worth it! It’s on until the 19th July when it’s goes out on a bit of a tour of the UK. More about the exhibition here. P Pirates go to war


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