How to Use the Brooklyn Pirate Radio Sound Map (BPRSM)
The tuner will load a random station from the BPRSM archive. Click the play arrow to listen to a sound from the station.
Click on the tuner’s ARCHIVE button to open a dropdown menu showing additional clips from the selected station. Select a clip to play it on the tuner. The dropdown menu can be left open when tuning through subsequent stations.
Listening to Other Stations:
Click on the tuning arrows (< TUNE >) to listen to stations up and down the dial.
Hover over one of the three pirate radio neighborhood zones (the center zone has the most stations) and click for a list of stations that broadcast to those areas.
Select a station from the list and it will play on the tuner.
Listen to different sections of the featured sound clip by clicking within the playback bar located at the lower right of the tuner.
Station Status Indicator:
Active: currently broadcasting.
Defunct: no longer broadcasting.
Sporadic: broadcasts irregularly.
The Indicator includes additional information where applicable.
Select a setting at the top of the station list to filter stations by culture/nationality, language, music style, and religious content.
Click on the AUTOPLAY button to select from four types of autoplay.
Select Street Grid or Satellite Map views from the upper right hand corner of the BPRSM.
The Sound Map’s tuner plays pirate radio clips recorded in Flatbush, Brooklyn by David Goren from September 2014 to the present.
The intent of the Sound Map is to preserve an aural snapshot of Brooklyn’s culturally diverse pirate radio landscape.
The map zones reflect the neighborhoods where the pirate broadcasters aim their programming. Specific station locations are not indicated or implied.
All information on pirateradiomap.com is based on intensive research, radio monitoring and interviews with listeners and broadcasters on both sides of the legal divide, and media historians.