1990s pirate radio station KBLT gets new reincarnation

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“In the beginning, it was just me and I was on the air for two hours every single night. … By the time I was busted in 1998, there were 98 DJs, and it was a 24/7 operation,” recalls Sue Carpenter outside the former headquarters of her pirate radio station, KBLT. Photo by Giuliana Mayo.

Sue Carpenter ran a pirate radio station called KBLT from her Silver Lake apartment in the late 90s. Now it’s been reimagined as an interactive experience.

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