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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Donate Some Scrilla To Help Pirate Cat Radio Go Legal

Posted By on Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 1:56 PM

click to enlarge Pirate Cat's now Internet-only radio station and cafe - KIM A. QUINONES
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  • Pirate Cat's now Internet-only radio station and cafe
Pirate Cat Radio, everybody's favorite Mission-based pirate radio station/maple-bacon-latte dispensary, has a rare chance to go legit -- legal, above board, straight, clean, whatever you wanna call it -- and purchase its very own slice of the airwaves.

We know. A legal Pirate Cat? How weirdly awesome that would be. Especially after the station got a $10,000 smackdown from the feds last spring for broadcasting its mischief without a license, and had to go Intertubes-only.

But there's a catch: Those glossy, FCC-approved airwaves ain't cheap.

The station needs to raise $60,000 by October 21 to get legal. Yes, that is a lotta friggin' scrilla. That's an entire Lexus, or a 20,000 lattes, or one really fun trip to the strip club.

But hey -- community radio is cool, too.The station has about $1,500 Kickstarted so far, and its leaders are promising to rain cool schwag and personal attention upon anyone who helps throw down bigtime for the cause. You can get barista training with station founder Monkey, or even, for 10 Benjamins, a personal date with a Pirate Cat DJ. (We hear some of them are pretty hot.) Surrendered pocket change will get you stickers, T-shirts, and other goodies.

So contribute here if you feel like it. We'll keep you updated on the campaign to make Pirate Cat legal as it progresses.

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