GET THE DVD

GET THE DVD

Available now on Amazon with DVD Extras. ~ Pirate Radio USA is a feature length digital documentary about the underground world of illegal radio in America, where people play what they want and say what they want
FILM THREAT REVIEW!

FILM THREAT REVIEW!

Film Threat has officially reviewed Pirate Radio USA, and they gave us three stars! Not too bad.   This fast-paced documentary is ostensibly about radio piracy, but by the end it spirals into a blunt indictment of several ways the American society and government are falling apart. The film begins...
PIRATE RADIO IN BEIJING!

PIRATE RADIO IN BEIJING!

Pirate radio: finally an exhibition sport at the Olympics? After many difficult years of training, radio pirates and media activists have finally reached the pinnacle of radio sport.
Shoot Me Film Festival:  Hague, The Netherlands

Shoot Me Film Festival: Hague, The Netherlands

Want to know what people are really into? To get to know striking subcultures, human obsessions and political and social realities? The Shoot Me Film Festival in The Hague shows the world from a realistic perspective. Every year the festival presents original stories, told through the images of original filmmakers....
STIFF: Seattle True Independent Film Festival

STIFF: Seattle True Independent Film Festival

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Trinity University screening in San Antonio

Trinity University screening in San Antonio

We will be screening Pirate Radio USA at 7:00 p.m. in Chapman Auditorium at Trinity University. This event is open to the public, and the room will hold approximately fifty attendees. We expect that many of those in attendance will be Trinity students who are seeking extra credit in their communication courses, but we hope...
REASON Magazine Review

REASON Magazine Review

Reason magazine has reviewed Pirate Radio USA! It doesn’t seem to be on the website, but that’s an excellent reason to buy the hard copy.
Radio Pirates Invade From Britain!

Radio Pirates Invade From Britain!

Britain’s groovy new film, The Boat That Rocked is coming to the US this fall with a new title: Pirate Radio.
HOT OFF THE PRESSES:

HOT OFF THE PRESSES:

New article about Low Power FM in the NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/08/us/08radio.html?_r=2
Media Democracy Day in Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Media Democracy Day in Kingston, Ontario, Canada

CFRC 101.9 FM, The Kingston FreeSchool and OPIRG Kingston present Media Democracy Day events on Saturday October 18th. Included in the day’s events will be a screening of Pirate Radio USA at 7pm. For more details of the events please visit www.cfrc.ca. All events are free!
Pirate Radio USA at Lotus Petal Cinema

Pirate Radio USA at Lotus Petal Cinema

Pirate Radio USA will Screen at the Lotus Petal Cinema in Nashville, IN July 24 – 28th. Visit The Lotus Petal for showtimes.
Pirate Radio USA wins Grand Jury Prize at STIFF!

Pirate Radio USA wins Grand Jury Prize at STIFF!

Hooray! It was great to get such a swell turnout at both screenings, so winning this prize was certainly icing on the cake.
H3R3TIC! Festival

H3R3TIC! Festival

We will screen PIRATE RADIO USA on the last weekend of May in Amsterdam as part of the H3R3TIC! FESTIVAL. For more info please check: www.videoinferno.nl
Screening at the Slant House

Screening at the Slant House

We will be screening Pirate Radio USA when it gets dark at the Slant House. Some snacks will be available, but feel free to bring food and beverages for yourself or to share.
Davis Film Festival

Davis Film Festival

Fifth Annual Davis Film Festival, April 3-5, 2008. www.davisfilmfest.org Friday, April 4th Fundraiser for KDRT low power radio station
FCC Hearing

FCC Hearing

FCC Hearings happened here in Seattle Friday–and wow, what a turnout! Over 800 people showed up, packing the hall, staying till after midnight to near uniformly testify against FCC plans to lift the media cross ownership ban. FCC Councilman Michael Copps rocked the house, bemoaning the lack of hearing notice and hip checking FCC Chairman...
Critics Turn Out to Protest Media Consolidation

Critics Turn Out to Protest Media Consolidation

From Washington Post, via Free Press By Frank Ahrens Even though the media landscape has changed radically since the last time the Federal Communications Commission tried to alter its media-ownership rules, a hearing at the FCC yesterday showed that the debate remains as heated as ever. A range of social, political and consumer groups that...
FCC to announce final media ownership hearing in Seattle

FCC to announce final media ownership hearing in Seattle

Source: reclaimthemedia.org FCC Chairman Kevin Martin plans to hold the last of six official public hearings on media ownership rules in Seattle, before rushing the agency’s 18-month long consideration of the rules to a fast-tracked conclusion by mid-December. The hearing will be the only chance for Northwest residents to weigh in on proposals that would...
Senate Committee Votes to Expand Low Power FM Radio!

Senate Committee Votes to Expand Low Power FM Radio!

hannahjs(at)prometheusradio.org The United States Senate Commerce Committee voted this afternoon to substantially expand the number of community media outlets in the United States. In a consensus vote, the Committee moved to report Senate Bill 1675, the Local Community Radio Act of 2007, to the full Senate — and opened the door for thousands of new...
Pirate Radio Is Citizen Media

Pirate Radio Is Citizen Media

When we started out as little radio pirates back in 1996 Big Media looked pretty big already (check this out in the first few minutes of Pirate Radio USA for free @ www.bside.com) but now it’s even bigger. In 2007, just NINE media conglomerates– Disney, CBS, Time Warner, News Corp, Bertelsmann AG, Viacom, General Electric...
Austin Chronicle Review - 10/20/2006

Austin Chronicle Review – 10/20/2006

From http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/story?oid=oid%3A412299 The Image Formed Previewing the 12th Austin Film Festival BY BELINDA ACOSTA Pirate Radio USA D: Jeff Pearson, Mary Jones Driven by the ingenuity that DIY conditions demand, this subversively cheery documentary gives an A-to-Z primer on low-power radio broadcasting. But as the filmmakers would readily admit, they are not out merely to...
Alarm Review - 6/19/2007

Alarm Review – 6/19/2007

From Alarm Press: Those interested in fighting for their right to microbroadcast over the radio airwaves should take some pointers from Frank Luntz. The unfortunately named Luntz is ironically the Republican political consultant responsible for so skillfully massaging “estate tax” into “death tax,” “oil drilling” into “energy exploration,” and “global warming” into “climate change.” The...
Mediageek Radio Interview - 11/25/05

Mediageek Radio Interview – 11/25/05

Listen to the radio interview with Jeff and Mary here. Pirate Radio USA is a new documentary by DJ Him and DJ Her, who both have experiences in the Seattle pirate scene going back more than seven years. In this week’s feature interview, DJs Her and Him tell us about their experiences in unlicensed broadcasting,...