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Old 16-04-2013, 17:32
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James May's Man Lab, 8 p.m. Thursday BBC Two includes "Man Lab sets sail and goes live with its very own pirate radio station."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01s0zm1
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Old 16-04-2013, 19:34
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Won't this programme show novice people how to set up their own pirate station? Surely the BBC cleared the idea with Ofcom
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Old 16-04-2013, 20:14
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Is this the return of the Big L lol
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Old 16-04-2013, 20:29
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An i-Trip in a dinghy?
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Old 16-04-2013, 20:44
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Will it be anything like when Top Gear did those amphibious cars?

Joking I am.
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Old 16-04-2013, 21:03
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The pic on the website looks like he's on a river!!!
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Old 17-04-2013, 08:03
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Won't this programme show novice people how to set up their own pirate station? Surely the BBC cleared the idea with Ofcom
I doubt that the BBC will do anything to encourage pirate radio. This is the broadcaster who did a feature in the 1980s about Radio Caroline (on a later post Bob Harris edition of OGWT IIRC) and told us all that it ended completely when the MOA was passed.
Caroline, at the time was still blasting away on medium wave
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Old 17-04-2013, 08:20
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It'll probably be fun to watch
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Old 17-04-2013, 22:18
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I've seen various listings which say 'pirate radio station' but none that use the word 'offshore'.

The 2 things are not synonymous!
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Old 17-04-2013, 22:58
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I've seen various listings which say 'pirate radio station' but none that use the word 'offshore'.

The 2 things are not synonymous!
Setting sail appears to be accurate.
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Old 18-04-2013, 19:59
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It's just about to start on BBC2 fellow radio folks.
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Old 18-04-2013, 20:39
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So basically it was an RSL in Milton Keynes with a 3G link to a narrowboat studio on the canal..
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Old 19-04-2013, 08:59
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Is there a more dire boring TV programme available anywhere at the moment ?

I dare say those involved enjoyed themselves, not sure about the poor old viewers though.
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Old 19-04-2013, 09:24
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Nice photos of the Ross Revenge and the Communicator though.
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Old 19-04-2013, 14:47
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Nice photos of the Ross Revenge and the Communicator though.
Checking Twitter the original date for Radio ManLab to broadcast was August 14 last year but it got delayed at last minute, don't know if the date had been chosen because of the MOA anniversary.
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Old 19-04-2013, 21:15
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http://www.wiredbroadcast.com/downlo...Trip%20RSL.pdf

Interesting 2 page document that says what equipment was used for the broadcast, and about the broadcast itself
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Old 23-04-2013, 21:34
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Is there a more "natural" TV presenter than James May. I've never met him but I imagine he is 100% the same as he is on the telly. Seems like a thoroughly likeable person.

Love the show too.
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Old 23-04-2013, 22:00
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Is there a more "natural" TV presenter than James May. I've never met him but I imagine he is 100% the same as he is on the telly. Seems like a thoroughly likeable person.

Love the show too.
Me too, he's just really natural. Friend of mine has met him a few times, says he's just the same.

He makes Science and technology fun and accessible.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:31
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Is that true that for every minute of silence on a radio station they can potentially get fined 25K ?
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:33
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isnt this ileagal
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:51
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They made it quite clear on the programme that they had obtained a license.

I think they were using the term 'pirate' to mean 'radio station on a boat'.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:52
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Is that true that for every minute of silence on a radio station they can potentially get fined 25K ?
What about Radio 3?
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:02
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Is that true that for every minute of silence on a radio station they can potentially get fined 25K ?
I don't think so, no.
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Old 07-05-2013, 16:19
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I think they were using the term 'pirate' to mean 'radio station on a boat'.
Although I'm not sure how many pirates have used barges on the Grand Union canal in Milton Keynes..
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Old 07-05-2013, 16:26
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Although I'm not sure how many pirates have used barges on the Grand Union canal in Milton Keynes..
Quite.
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