Pirate Cat Radio Receives Props from Board of Supervisors
Pirate Cat Radio has been the main pirate radio station broadcasting in San Francisco since San Francisco Liberation Radio was stormed by the Feds.
A cafe and pirate radio studio, Pirate Cat Radio stands proudly on the corner of 21st and Florida in the Mission District.
For the whole skinny, go to www.piratecatradio.com.
Local commercial radio is mostly a bad joke, run from corporations in other cities who choose the programming. Many radio show hosts don't live or haven't even been to San Francisco. College radio and pirate radio helps us all breathe a sigh of relief with local programming and live local DJs.
Almost as cool as pirate radio is local government support.
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi visited the cafe and radio studio to present a certificate of highest recommendation for outstanding service to San Francisco. Take that FCC.
For the station's founder and manager and the 50+ volunteers who keep the station running with fine programming, it's a welcome pat on the tushie from our local government.
Congrads Pirate Cat Radio. Thank you San Francisco.
Here's the words from the cert:
"The Board of Supervisors of the city and county of San Francisco hereby issues and, and authorizes the execution of, this certificate of honor in appreciative public recognition of distinction and merit for outstanding service to a significant portion of the people of the city and county of San Francisco.
Pirate Cat Radio, in recognition of your trailblazing efforts towards freeing the airwaves from corporate control, providing the community with training in radio broadcast skills, empowering voices ignored by traditional media outlets; and contributing to the advancement of the City's coffee culture through the unique creations of baristas of the Pirate Cat Radio Cafe; the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco, extends its highest commendation!"