Radio Is My Bomb: A DIY Manual For Pirates (1987)

Stored on (“a resource for all people who wish to fight to improve their lives, their communities and their working conditions”) alongside such greats as Steal This Book by Abbie Hoffman and Government In The Future by Noam Chomsky, we found this treasure worth shouting out.

Published by Hooligan Press in London in 1987, Radio Is My Bomb: A DIY Manual For Pirates is a wonderfully dated guide to pirate broadcasting. Mostly aimed at activists it covers everything from laws (including going to court and getting gear back), existing stations, equipment and basic ethics to name but a few parts in it’s 72 pages.

The information may be mostly redundant, but as a behind the scenes snapshot of a period, and a beacon for London’s DIY radio scene, it’s certainly worth looking at. Possibly even worth printing and binding as a Christmas present for Secret Santa in your squat.

Big ups to whoever took the time to scan it it to PDF, links below.

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