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Sometimes it's best to let people speak for themselves. We'll begin with cuts from interviews done with a handful of Mosquito Fleet participants; it was hard to catch people flitting back and forth between transmitters, and some people don't want any publicity. Sincere thanks to everyone who shared thoughts and feelings.

All audio is available in MP3 format unless otherwise indicated.

Mosquito Fleet Stings NAB Index

Hush was a volunteer coordinator/publicist who also pulled an air shift or two. He originally got involved in microbroadcasting through Free Seattle Radio.
Background in Microbroadcasting (1:01, 239K)
Thoughts on Mosquito Fleet Activities (1:16, 300K)
State of the Microradio Movement (1:53, 442K)
Thoughts on FCC Enforcement (1:12, 281K)
Why Fight the Corporate Media (:12, 50K)
Inside NAB during KJR Jam (2:34, 601K)
Justin Disruption helped build the gear that got Free Radio Twin Cities and The Wireless Virus on the air. He's also the assembler of one of the best primers on microbroadcasting available. He was invaluable as a member of the technical crew that kept the Fleet afloat and on the air, creating magic with improv engineering.
Lovin' the Equipment (:32, 126K)
Technical Obstacles (1:38, 382K)
Getting On the Air (:47, 187K)
Coordination is Key, Tech Wish List (1:13, 285K)
Tactical Advantages and Future Action (1:51, 433K)
Reckless was instrumental in keeping Free Radio Austin alive during its long dance with the FCC. An organizer at heart and not to be messed with, she (along with members of the FRA crew) helped get parties started on 96.9 and 89.1, and may have had a hand in operations on 104.1 as well.
Getting Involved in Free Radio Austin (:57, 223K)
Treating Microradio as a Tactical Effort (:19, 78K)
The Advantages of 24-7 Operation (:37, 146K)
No Use in Hiding from Authority (:51, 199K)
Dancing With the FCC (3:26, 804K)
Risking More than Just a Radio Station (2:23, 560K)
At Peace With the Enemy (:47, 184 K)
Jonathan Jay did most of the background work in preparation for the Mosquito Fleet's arrival - selecting open frequencies, finding broadcast locations and evangelizing on behalf of microradio activists. He prepped the battlefield for the Fleet's tactical occupation of the Seattle FM dial and did lots of installation work in the field. Source audio courtesy of
Setting the Stage for a Mass Occupation of the Airwaves (1:38, 385K)
Can More Stations Fit on the FM Dial - The Barstool Analogy (1:43, 401K)
Amoshaun was the main brains behind Studio X, the Seattle IMC's Internet radio station. Studio X was invaluable to the Mosquito Fleet because it could both provide programming from Reclaim the Media! events AND webcast signals from the Fleet itself. Source audio courtesy of
Linking Studio X to Radio X (1:09, 270K)
The Power of Collective Webcasting (3:14, 755K)

Other Audio From Seattle
KJR Culture Jam - This spoof a local Clear Channel-owned station-in-a-box was produced exclusively for the event by a member of Negativland and simulcast on at least six FM frequencies. The coordinated action commences!

Public Domain: Sunday Greedy Sunday - An impromptu parody of the famous U2 song of similar name - sung by the band after they've been bought by Clear Channel. (3:47, 1.8 MB 64kbps/44kHz mono)

System P Aircheck: 9/11/02 - Remixing the War on Terra on its first anniversary. Involved a real-time occuaption of > three frequencies in Seattle. (3:40:00, 50.4 MB, 32kbps/22kHz mono)