The Circle of HOPE (2018): "Tracing Invisible Neighborhoods: The Brooklyn Pirate Radio Sound Map" (Download)
Friday, July 20, 2018: 2:00 pm (Vaughan): Every day in Brooklyn, over 30 unlicensed radio stations fire up their transmitters and take to the air. Historically known as pirates, they crowd onto an already packed FM dial, beaming transgressive culture-bearing signals into West Indian, Orthodox Jewish, and Latino neighborhoods. The sound map project seeks to explore and understand the forces that drive these stations, the conditions they operate under, the needs of their audiences, and their effect on licensed stations. The Brooklyn Pirate Radio Sound Map (BPRSM) is an interactive archival home for intensely local, neighborhood focused radio programming.