Talk:Radio Newyork International

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We have the history, but what did they broadcast?[edit]

So the history of the radio station is all well and good, but it leaves us completely in the dark. Just what, exactly, was being broadcast on this station? Why were these individuals attempting to broadcast illegally? siafu 00:37, 22 Apr 2005 (UTC)

It was called "free form rock and roll" which essentially means test broadcasts by amatuers because scheduled professional broadcasts were never aired. So imagine the worst music station you have ever heard and you have RNI with one exception: they were on the high seas off NY and that fact alone provided the magic of it all. I will add something about all of this now that you have raised the question. MPLX/MH 04:45, 22 Apr 2005 (UTC)

They were trying to get into the Courts (Federal) in order to give the airwaves back to the public, free from Government oppression and/or interference. Unfortunately, Allan (Who did do a lot for the cause) coward under US pressure, resulting in more regulations from the Govt. and FCC. (And the music, a lot of amateur stuff, wasn't all that bad). - It is also, more than possible that it is because of RNI that the US extended the territorial waters out past Sarah to insure they could not maintain their supply lines. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:49, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

Still looking for info about the actual broadcasters[edit]

Obviously MPLX didn't get around to his proposed addition before he left Wikipedia for good over a year ago, so we still have an article about RNI which spends signifigant space talking about the history of the ship instead and not a single word about the on-air staff. More than a few well-known NYC area pirate broadcasters contributed to RNI (illegal and legal versions), and the only one mentioned is Allan Weiner himself. Honestly, somebody has to have SOME info in this regard. --Enwilson 03:26, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

I quite agree with you. Although seemingly a well written and well researched piece it seems way too heavy and detailed on the intrigue and political history whilst having very little on what the article's supposedly about: the radio station. I'll see if I can find a suitable template to add! --kingboyk (talk) 13:15, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

The story would take a book, Unfortunately I don't know anything about "Pre-Sarah" But can supply info regarding the Sarah (from Josh - even though he's not overly talkative about it now days). The Story of and behind Sarah is wild (Ollie North/Noriega - why the US Gvt. was trying so hard to shut them down) she was a Japanese Fishing boat (hokumaru <SP?> Possibly hokumaru II).

It would be great if the folks involved got some recognition for their work, even if it is little more than a foot note in history. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:42, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

Well, after hearing the reel to reel tapes that Alan and JP provided[edit]

to be played on the initial RNI broadcasts that were so terrible, many of the NY pirates dropped out. Not many people ever heard from Alan specific reasons exactly why he decided to go offshore. Alan usually just told whomever it was working with him on the project at the time what it was 'they would want to hear' from a bag of many reasons. I think he stated his intentions best in his book that came out many years later. hungyj222