On Monday, we told you about the FCC’s recent shut down of Pirate Cat Radio,
ending
their reign of terrestrial radio broadcasting.   For 13 years,
Pirate Cat has provided a public service to San Francisco with
frequently
aired Public Service Announcements and local event information. In a
recently issued statement
, PCR founder Monkey reiterates Pirate Cat
Radio “provides
a voice and outlet for many sections of the community of the Bay Area
which cannot make themselves heard anywhere.” Naturally, Pirate Cat is
turning to the community they’ve supported as they shift gears and
foster
their operations as an internet radio broadcasting station.

The station
runs entirely on volunteerism and a not-for-profit business model –
they cannot pay their $10,000 fine. To alleviate the legal situation
which shut them down, PCR is shifting gears into “full pledge drive,
telethon, benefit and fundraising. . .this way we can preserve our
original programming and continue to serve our listeners around the
world” says the email sent to Pirate Cat Radio fans this morning.  To
help support Pirate Cat Radio, you can attend any of these events
around the bay area or go to the website and participate:

Thursday Nov 5, 6pm-9pm, Join Pirate Cat Radio DJs for a Benefit Bar Night at Tonic on Polk @ Union

Friday, Nov 20, 8pm join Pirate Cat Radio’s DJ Deevice, Anthony Mansfield, Mike Bee, Tasho, and Sweater Funk for a dance party benefit at the Triple Crown. Only $5 before 10pm, $10 after. RSVP here.

Thursday, December 3 Sub-Mission Art Space will be hosting a Pirate Cat Radio benefit and auction. More details to come, but keep an eye on piratecatradio.com. Bands, DJs, etc., for sure.

Paypal contributions will help keep the station broadcasting on the internet  Send your contributions here.

Buy some Pirate Cat merch: Logo T-Shirts are just $25 and the 2010 Pirate Cat Radio DJ Calendar will soon be available.

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  • George Kelly

    On the next few Wednesdays, Pirate Cat Radio will be presenting their “Dig This!” locals-only live showcases at the Uptown Nightclub in Oakland from 9 p.m. to midnight. There’s no cover, but maybe they’ll be taking donations? Can’t hurt to offer.

  • Jonathan Kirchner

    There will be a Pirate Cat Radio benefit concert at Bottom of the Hill on January 5th, 2k10, featuring Con Brio [www.thebandconbrio.com], Blood & Sunshine [www.myspace.com/bloodandsunshine] and Hey Young Believer [www.myspace.com/heyyoungbeliever].