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Pirate radio presentation

  1. 1. Pirate Radio <ul><li>By The Pirates </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Critically evaluate how important 1960’s pirate radio was in the development of commercial and BBC local radio. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>What is pirate radio? </li></ul><ul><li>Pirate radio is illegally broadcast radio, usually from a boat in international waters. </li></ul>
  4. 4. BBC radio: pre-pirate radio <ul><li>Before the 1960’s, radio did not meet the needs of the growing youth culture. </li></ul><ul><li>Consisted mainly of women’s and children’s shows. </li></ul><ul><li>This is how the BBC liked it. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What did pirate radio provide? <ul><li>It filled a social and cultural need. </li></ul><ul><li>Would teenagers have been rebellious without it? </li></ul><ul><li>A non stop rock ‘n’ roll outlet. </li></ul><ul><li>Audience interaction. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The response of the officials <ul><li>To start, there was nothing they could do, due to the boats being located in international waters </li></ul><ul><li>However, in 1967, the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act was introduced. </li></ul><ul><li>Pirate radio soon folded. </li></ul><ul><li>6 weeks later, BBC Radio One was launched </li></ul>
  7. 7. Death of pirate radio <ul><li>It only lasted 2 years, is this enough to make an impact? </li></ul><ul><li>However, rock ‘n’ roll had a significant outlet. </li></ul><ul><li>The government had to introduce new laws. Does this show their impact? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Post pirate timeline <ul><li>1967- BBC Radios 1,2,3 and 4 </li></ul><ul><li>1967- Local radio begins, E.g. Leeds and Leicester </li></ul><ul><li>1973- Independent local radio </li></ul><ul><li>1990’s- Internet radio </li></ul><ul><li>2000’s- Community Radio </li></ul>
  9. 9. Overall impact <ul><li>Realisation of the ‘youth market’ </li></ul><ul><li>Lead to more youth orientated shows as the BBC recognised the market youth’s made. </li></ul><ul><li>Bands got more publicity. </li></ul><ul><li>Benefited businesses who used radio to advertise. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Other points <ul><li>TOTP’s introduced in 1964: did the BBC already cater for youths? </li></ul><ul><li>Government policy: did they force change? </li></ul><ul><li>But, portable radios meant there was still a demand for good radio from youths. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Summary <ul><li>Pirate radio certainly had an effect on how the BBC operated their Radio stations. </li></ul><ul><li>However, there were other factors, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The large youth culture. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government intervention. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology? </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Conclusion <ul><li>Overall, we feel that Pirate radio had the biggest impact on the BBC’s programming and radio wouldn’t be as it is today without the pirates! </li></ul><ul><li>The BBC did hire Radio Pirates! </li></ul>
  13. 13. Any Questions?

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