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Eastern Standard Tribe coming true?

A group of "radio pirates" in the US are making part of Eastern Standard Tribe come true:

Lynch, 31, is one of a handful of iPod owners using the device to transmit FM radio stations from their car. He uses a bumper sticker on the back of his fender that reads "iPod @ 89.1 FM" to let passers-by know how to tune in...

"I put on some profanity. Comedy, R-rated comedy, Chris Rock's early stuff. Then I called [his friend] up on his cell phone and he was two cars behind me. I said, 'You're not going to believe this, but somebody up here is broadcasting swear words! Tune to 89.1FM.' He turns to the station and he's like, 'I can't believe I'm hearing this!' It was a big joke for a few minutes."

Once a friend suggested using a bumper sticker to advertise the frequency on which he was transmitting, Lynch was off and running. He became his own mini-pirate radio station.

"For four car-lengths around me was this little bubble of � me! Whatever I wanted to listen to! So I could be listening to Chris Rock talking about dating and meeting women in a club and then the next song go straight to Neil Sadaka."

(Thanks, Ken!)


5 Responses to “Eastern Standard Tribe coming true?”

  1. David says:

    Wow, that is hella cool.

  2. Flaede says:

    Of course, the next step will be when people figure a way to actually 'DJ' their broadcasts. speaking over the radio to the all the cars in that '4 car radius'.

    Or would that be too personally identifyable?

  3. OMouse says:

    The link is messed up. Here it is if you couldn't reach it.
    http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/News/story?id=150022&page=1

    For the webguy, you put a double "a href="; lay off on the caffiene :) Looks good anyway

  4. Elmer says:

    You may want to check out http://wired-vig.wired.com/news/digiwood/0,1412,67653,00.html

    "Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are developing an ad hoc networking system for cars that would allow any driver to broadcast music to any other vehicle within a 30-mile radius."

    Sounds pretty familiar.

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