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January 31, 2022
The Sixth Hour Program No. 451





Nano-Man (Deep Nasal Swab Tech, Radiation, Injection Tech, Borg Assimilation)








This is a Special Report from RNJ News, in which we present the latest report from Spacebusters. Like previous reports of theirs we've used, this one is straightforward, top down honest, and frightening as hell. And don't let the funky title fool you, because this is an hour and a half that is chocked full of exactly what you need to know about the whole scamdemic/plandemic right now, up close and personal. More and more people are waking up to this horror everyday, and there isn't any better way we know of to get yourself informed and up to speed than with this latest Spacebusters report. If you're just awake now, then you must have all kinds of questions looking for answers, and this is where you'll find them. And, if you really want to understand all of this, here's you're chance. But be forewarned and know this going in: you're not going to like it.  Brian and Sally host this RNJ News Special. Join them for Nano-Man and you'll never look at any of this in the same way again.


January 28, 2022
The Sixth Hour Program No. 450





Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged








Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged is a 2011 documentary done by Chris Mortensen. It purports to be an objective, even critical view of the mid 20th century Russo-American authoress, Ayn Rand, and remains true to this vision, for the most part, throughout the first half. Eventually, it descends to a climax that is, essentially, an infomercial for the Ayn Rand Institute. But prior to this, there is a lot of interesting ground covered, and one is able to piece together a portrait of Ms. Rand that is not altogether flattering. The law of caveat emptor applies, but, once applied, one finds that there is a dark shadow to the "real" Ayn Rand that shows unmistakably through the whitewash. As you have surely realized by now, this is yet another excursion into what Brian and Sally call "Theater of the Mind." In this theater, do pay attention to the woman behind the curtain! Would the "Mystery Guest" enter and sign in please? Why is Bennett Cerf recusing himself on What's My Line? Ah, the "Big Apple" in the '50's - now that was theater! If a poor little Russian girl can make it there, she can make it anywhere! And Hollywood, too! It was poppycock then and it still is. And somebody needs to call her out on it, and it might as well be us.          


January 27, 2022
The Sixth Hour Program No. 449





Born In Light: Tesla








If you've guessed that this must be one of those "Theater of the Mind" presentations that Brian and Sally have become famous for then you'd be correct, for so it is! And just when you thought it couldn't get any more arcane than Randall Carlson, we've gone and pulled none other than Nikola Tesla from our proverbial magician's hat. Of the many biographies of Tesla that are out there, this one seemed to be the most true to the man himself, who has a tendency to get lost in the greater construct of his work. In fact, there are those who are claiming the man himself is a construct and that there never was a Tesla. That's the kind of cynical respect reserved for the likes of Buddha and Jesus, both of whom Tesla admired greatly. And all the more reason to concentrate on Tesla the man; an individual no more deeply flawed than any of us, given the kind of scrutiny his life received. Much about him is tragic, almost pathetic, but the triumph of Tesla is in knowing with him that dying penniless is still a much better fate than selling your soul to robber barons like Westinghouse or Morgan.  Or Edison, for that matter.


January 26, 2022
The Sixth Hour Program No. 448





Hidden Sacred Numbers With Randall Carlson - Part 2








Tonight we continue where we left off last night, as Randall Carlson concludes his lecture on Hidden Sacred Numbers, Ancient Knowledge of Space, Time and Cosmic Patterns. While Randall Carlson would be the first to point out that our knowledge of the far ancient past is woefully inadequate, he would also, I am sure, agree that what passes for the "official story" of what history on the earth is all about is not only woefully inadequate, but a pack of outright lies. For what purpose? Anyone who absorbs and processes this information must come to the same conclusion; that there is a higher order of life in our universe that is so far superior to humanity that we are only now able to comprehend it; to prove its existence in our midst and beyond; to quite literally, "do the math" the way the ancients did. And just as humanity sinks irretrievably into the ultimate depravity, we find out the Biblical worldview was the correct one after all, and the 'Cosmic Patterns' spell out looming destruction, just like they always have. The lies you've been told about it are breaking down, and it proceeds from here to men's hearts failing them for fear. All Randall Carlson is saying is that yes, indeed, that time is coming. And it will be arriving right on schedule.             



January 25, 2022
The Sixth Hour Program No. 447





Hidden Sacred Numbers With Randall Carlson - Part 1








Understanding that our perspective is skewed towards the arcane and esoteric here at RNJ does not alter the fact that this has to be the most awesome After Skool special ever produced! Join Chaplain Phil for the next two nights as we explore the fascinating world of ancient mathematics and geometry with Randall Carlson. If that sounds too "geekish," give it a try anyway. You might just be surprised at how uncomplicated Randall Carlson can make this complicated subject. Of course, After Skool is all about the nifty artwork and animation they do, but Carlson's lecture also makes for good stand alone radio. You'll see. Or hear, rather. Check out the video at the links above then listen to the program and you'll be amazed at how it all comes together. It isn't called "Theater of the Mind" without good reason. And, regardless of medium, Chaplain Phil's point should be well taken: God is working His purpose out, and, when you run the numbers, it all adds up to precisely that.


January 24, 2022
The Sixth Hour Program No. 446





String Theory and the End of Space and Time with Robbert Dijkgraaf








Perhaps the one revolution that is the most overlooked is the one that took place within the sciences at the dawn of the 20th century. It was at this heady time, with the promise of the technocratic society of the future just upon the horizon, that humankind's basic understanding of itself was undergoing the same quantum change that had taken place within what had become the rather esoteric study of physics. And while it was this change in our basic understanding of what reality is and how it works that brought about the technological revolution we are still experiencing, it also brought conflict of a different kind, as such highly romanticized pseudo-sciences as Darwinism didn't actually shift very well into the new paradigm. "So what?" you ask. Just this: if you are wondering what the scientific and historical impetus was for a "Breakaway Civilization," here you have it! Once the Nazi scientists grasped what Einstein was getting at, all kinds of new horrors became possible and the postmodern world was born in secret. Things are not what they appear, and for those who can still think a little, quantum physics is one of the keys that unlocks the hatch to the rabbit hole.  Just some food for thought as you listen to this presentation on "String Theory and the End of Space Time," with Dutch physicist Robbert Dijkgraaf.                



January 21, 2022
The Sixth Hour Program No. 445





The Underground - A Hidden Reality and the True Story of Phil Schneider








Darcy Weir and Lee Lustig have updated and re-released their dynamite documentary on Phil Schneider, and so we present it here for you in it's entirety tonight. It is amazing how many strange and anomalous phenomena seem to come together in the person of Phil Schneider. From his "Operation Paperclip" father's association with Valiant Thor, to Al Bielek and the Philadelphia Experiment, to Deep Underground Military Bases and the alien agenda, you name any dark government project and it seems Phil Schneider could spin you a fantastic yarn about his involvement with it. And unlike so many others, Schneider had the documentation and the physical proofs most whistle blowers are lacking. In retrospect, it really doesn't seem so shocking that he was suicided, as this was during the reign of the Clintonistas, when "Arkancide" had already risen to the art form we know it to be today. Self strangulation with a catheter hose does seem highly improbable, not to mention a little crude. But then again, those graphic images really do send the message intended to anyone in Black Ops thinking to pick up a few bucks speaking at the next Preparedness Expo.       



January 20, 2022
The Sixth Hour Program No. 444





SGT Report: Hidden History Woo: Tartaria, Starforts, Mud Floods & More








Here's a topic we've been wanting to cover for awhile, but we could never come up with that one report that really introduced this esoteric and rather complicated subject in the way that it deserved. Until now. Join Chaplain Phil as he listens in to this fascinating episode of the SGT Report, in which Sean entertains David Weiss and Campbell from the Autodidactic Youtube channel. It's a far ranging conversation tackling this rather bizarre claim that there is a hidden history under our feet that includes the Empire of Tartaria, which exceeded that of Mongolia (supposedly), "mud floods" that buried an entire civilization that ours was subsequently built on top of, and "starforts," fabulous ancient  structures that appear as a starburst and are visible as such only from high altitude.  Chaplain Phil says it's like we've suddenly come to find ourselves living on the wrong planet.  So what is going on?  Is it our hidden history or that of someone else? Are the sands of reality shifting, or are they being swept away in a sea of mud? And what about the "Orphan Trains?"



January 19, 2022
The Sixth Hour Program No. 443





THE GODLESS AGENDA: From Davos to the Vatican - Remnant TV








Chaplain Phil is back, and he's brought our good friend, and everybody's favorite "Rad Trad" Catholic, Mr. Michael Matt! Don't like what you see going down in the Church and the world?  Well neither does he, and he isn't shy to tell you about it. He flat out equates the New World Order with the Reign of Antichrist, which is the Catholic name for it now isn't it? Why have we become so reticent about calling evil out for what it is, and how do we stand up to a world that has turned against us? The quick answer is we don't! But that doesn't mean we have to be quiet little sheeple while being led to the slaughter. In fact, it is our duty, and our right under God, to be vocal about these things and point them out for what they are, for if not us, then who? The world is about to go Old Testament Biblical and the Day of the Lord is at hand. And that red light by the Tabernacle means now what it always has: He's here and He's ready. And Chaplain Phil's point is, If you're not willing to point that out as a Catholic, then at least get the hell out of the way so someone like Michael Matt can!     



January 18, 2022
The Sixth Hour Program No. 442





Evidence the Titanic Was Sunk on Purpose - Or Was It the Olympic?









Join Brian and Sally for this exciting foray into "Theater of the Mind" that explores some of the many mysteries surrounding the sinking of the Titanic. Or was it her nearly identical twin sister ship, the Olympic? Chances are if you were to play this program in the pubs and draught houses of Belfast, where the Titanic conspiracy is as fresh today as it was in 1912, you might pick up a few bob betting the tourists that it's really the Olympic down in Davy Jones' Locker and not the Titanic. That's how convincing the evidence is. And all the more reason for the crowds to shout that J. Bruce Ismay should be down there with her, had they only known which one it actually was. One of the great classic conspiracy theories, expertly presented here in this RNJ radio adaptation of the 2009 James Harrington documentary, Evidence the Titanic Was Sunk on Purpose. Typical Brit understatement.  I've got a quid and a pint that says you're convinced by the end.



January 17, 2022
The Sixth Hour Program No. 441





Sheila Zilinsky: Steve Quayle, Gary Heavin, Mike Adams - Flashpoints Operational!








If you've tuned in to have your mind put at ease about what's going on in America and the world, then you've tuned in to the wrong program. However, if you've tuned in to be enlightened as to how bad it is and what it all means, then you're in the right place! Join News Director Brian Helix and that intrepid and plucky girl reporter, the always lovely and vivacious Sally Belle-Époque, as they host none other than the queen of alternative snark herself, the one and only Sheila Zilinsky! And that's only the start of it! Because who does Sheila have as her special request guests but the legend himself, Mr. Steve Quayle, Mr. Health Ranger, Mike Adams, and rounding out this trifecta of prophets of doom is Gary Heavin, Mr. Amerigeddon. Their message is quite simple, really. If the Chinese biological warfare version of Ebola and Hemorrhagic Fever doesn't get you, just wait for the kinetic part of World War III to kick in. You pays your inflated, fiat money and you takes your no choice at all. It's the Amerikan way!                 



January 14, 2022
The Sixth Hour Program No. 440





"We Will All Starve In Weeks!" - Yanasa TV Interviews Produce Farmer Shay Myers








While it may or may not be so that we will all starve in weeks, if this is what post modern farming is all about, then it is pretty certain we will all starve eventually - and sooner is probably a better bet than later. In this program, you will hear Yanasa TV interview Shay Myers of "Shay Farm Kid" fame. That's right. Farmers nowadays are on social media; Tik-Tok and all that. "Who does the work?" you ask. Laborers imported from Mexico who make much more as farm laborers in America than surgeons do in Mexico City. In fact, this work has become so lucrative it's tempting to do a little moonlighting from the radio business. But we must be careful how we address co-workers. I suggest "Doctor." That way, one doesn't run the risk of being told by the man in the straw hat and overalls in the next row that he didn't spend eight years in medical school to be called "mister" when he picks asparagus. Farming is just like everything else in rural America, I guess. Once the city folk move in, they spoil it for everyone.       



January 13, 2022
The Sixth Hour Program No. 439





The CIA’s War on Democracy: Edward Curtin in Conversation With RFK Jr.








Journalist, academic and long time Kennedy admirer Edward Curtin joins RFK Jr. for this enlightening conversation that ranges from the JFK assassination to Noam Chomsky. A lot of conservatives have come to admire Bobby Kennedy Jr. for his bold stand against the vaccination oligarchy, and rightfully so. But one should never fail to overlook the fact that, going all the way back to those heady days of Camelot, the Kennedys have had a rather curious, and often disturbing, relationship with those on the far left. The myth of a kinder, gentler Marxism that embraces the needs of the poor in the quest for equality for all still persists among those on the left, especially the well meaning intellectuals snowed by the likes of Chomsky and Saul Alinsky, both of whom eschewed the Kennedys by the way. And don't believe the nonsense about the CIA inventing Joe's reputation as a rum runner. He earned that all by himself. The "Sins of the Grandfather" weren't totally fabricated down at Langely, and old Joe's version of history apparently continues as the gospel of the clan. The lads on the docks moving the hooch knew it was blarney then, and it still is today.      



January 12, 2022
The Sixth Hour Program No. 438





Night Shadows - Russian War Drums, Putin & Biden, Israel, Ukraine & Earth Changes








Night Shadows, with Stewart Best and Larry W. Taylor, is a radio experience that Chaplain Phil likens to programs heard on the Sonomatic AM in his trusty '66 Buick Special, as he  cruised the lonely two lane blacktops of Northern Michigan late at night. And while Stewart swears they're real, Chaplain Phil never saw a Big Foot. Of course, that doesn't mean they weren't watching him. Same goes for UFO's, at least not that he remembers, not that he would, necessarily. Stewart and Larry may sound like two good ol' boys never meanin' no harm, but don't let that fool you. And if you're thinking Stewart Best was the drummer the Beatles had before Ringo, you're incorrect. There were two; Stuart Sutcliffe (the one who died), and Peter Best (the one who was fired). Stewart Best is famous for Iron Mountain - Blueprint for Tyranny. That's right. That Stewart Best. And he's got Larry Taylor riding shotgun. So buckle up and keep your eyes on the road. That's how you don't see the eyes looking at you from the woods. Or the strange lights overhead. Just ask Chaplain Phil.  



January 11, 2022
The Sixth Hour Program No. 437




Dr. Michael Yeadon Joins Reiner Fuellmich to Discuss Genocide Clues






So if you've just listened to what Dr. Robert Malone has to say, and you're thinking, "This guy is a nutcase!" well, then, maybe you should get a second opinion. And it is with that thought in mind that we turn our attention tonight to this little conversation between Dr. Michael Yeadon and Reiner Fuellmich, the German lawyer who has decided that if the New World Order folk are going to play the part of the Nazi's (which they are doing very convincingly), then he'll resurrect the Nuremberg Court drama - or something like it. For sample testimony we need listen no further than to this talk by Dr. Yeadon. As Chaplain Phil points out, there have been those telling us for a long time that we really must do something about all of this rising tyranny.  The message of Dr. Michael Yeadon, Reiner Fuellmich, and other brave souls like them, and Dr. Malone, is that if we don't do it now, we never will.



January 10, 2022
The Sixth Hour Program No. 436






Dr. Robert Malone "Mass Formation Psychosis" & "Multi-Dimensionally Red-Pilled"    






Time for a stop in the post-modern world to check our traps and see just what is going on.  And what better place to check out all of the vaccine nonsense and controversy than with Dr. Robert Malone? The very inventor of the mRNA technology that is in the vaccines, and also the leading voice crying out of the vast wilderness of the unvaxxed to cease and desist from injecting this stuff into people. One would think the inventor of the technology would carry no little credence, but he carries no weight at all among the vaccine crazies crying for his head on a post. Mass Formation Psychosis explains it. It is the result of being multi-dimensionally blue-pilled.  Dr. Malone holds out the multi-dimensional red pill in these two interview segments (one from Joe Rogan, the other from InfoWars). Let's see who's brave enough to reach for it!  And how would we ever communicate in the 21st century without these metaphors from The Matrix?     



January 07, 2022
The Sixth Hour Program No. 435




What the Magi Mean to Christmas - John MacArthur - Part 1 & Part 2 






That's right. That John MacArthur. He seems like a very nice man, really. Your basic, believing mid 20th century Protestant pastor; a man who would cause nary a ripple of controversy if it was but 60 years ago. But, alas, it is not. Therefore, this rather grandfatherly appearing old duffer finds himself in all kinds of hot water with the hand ringing media and religious establishment, due to his audacious habit of calling out sin for what it is. Just the kind of teacher Chaplain Phil is going to turn to provide your edification here concerning the Magi. And that's no non sequitur, because what the naysayers tend to overlook is that John MacArthur is also a sound teacher of Scripture, and he isn't afraid to call out sin when he's doing that, either. An interesting night ahead. And one more spiritually charged than the appearance of a little white haired old man in a business suit might indicate. And, with John MacArthur as our grand finale, Magi Week comes to a close. Or does it? Tune in next week to see what new adventures lie ahead!        



January 06, 2022
The Sixth Hour Program No. 434




The Christmas Story - What Really Happened - Part 2 - Chuck Missler






Welcome back for another in this series of programs on the Magi! Tonight we conclude Chuck Missler's epic presentation on the Christmas Story, focusing more on the subject itself and less on the background needed to bring it to life for post modern audiences. As for our petty griefs and struggles here at RNJ, we have set them aside, realized that which is truly important in our relationships with each other, and come to a new understanding of the joys and hopes inherent in the person of the Christ Child. In the end, it matters little on what day Jesus was born into the world.  The important day is that day on which He is born into your heart.  That is where Christmas truly takes place.  And it is a wise man indeed who knows the One True Shepherd when he encounters Him.



January 05, 2022
The Sixth Hour Program No. 433




The Christmas Story - What Really Happened - Part 1 - Chuck Missler






Magi Week. All these years in the making. I guess you can't blame us here at RNJ if things get a little tense this week. It's just the creative process and all that. Tonight and tomorrow night, we have Chuck Missler teaching more generally about Christmas, so you'll better see how the Magi fit into the bigger picture. And Chaplain Phil still claims that Christ was born on December 25, and the calendar and the Church still say he's right.  And why does the Church take so much flack over the calendar when it was Pope Gregory the Great that fixed it? It was the Romans that had made such a mess of things. They did this with everything, that little trial before Pilate being as good an example as any.  Regardless, Chaplain Phil is right that studying Christmas after Christmas is a capital idea.  And, after this week, it really will be time to pull the lights down and drag the tree out to the curb.  Stay tuned.  Like Johnny used to say, "More to Come."


January 04, 2022
The Sixth Hour Program No. 432






Who Were the Magi? The Value of the Magi's Gifts - Rick Renner






Magi Week continues here on RNJ, and tonight we feature a doubleheader from Rick Renner.  First up is "Who Were the Magi?" A fair question to say the least and one that Chaplain Phil chimes in on as well. The Magi are no where and everywhere -- you know, that sort of thing. As for the second offering, it's "The Value of the Magi's Gifts," in which we learn that the value of said gifts was outstanding, and Rick Renner explains not only why that was so, but why it is also significant.  Bottom line is, it seems as though no one disrespects the King of King, and Lord of Lords, the way His own do.  And Chaplain Phil is wont to point out the significance of that as well!   


January 03, 2022
The Sixth Hour Program No. 431






Magi: The True Story of the Star of Bethlehem - Andy Reese






It's Magi Week here on RNJ! All the proof you need that Chaplain Phil has turned over a new leaf with the turning over of the calendar page to a new year, and he has resolved to produce all of the programs he has been putting off for the last few decades. For example, this Magi project has been in the works since the mid 90's. That's when he did the research for it. Wait long enough and there will be other intrepid scholars who do the same leg work, make the same discoveries, and Chaplain Phil ends up being host for a week while they present their work. He may be crazy, and he may be lazy, but you can't call him stupid. Anyway, there is much to learn about the Magi, and it begins here tonight with one such presentation by Andy Reese. Stay tuned! A great week lies ahead. You're about to see that they don't call it "Epiphany" for nothing!    




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Chaplain Phil

Chaplain Phil grew up listening to alternative points of view, and the underground perspective, that characterized late night AM and shortwave radio in the 1960's.  In the cold winter months following the events that transpired in Dallas on November 22, 1963, he came to realize that the death of President Kennedy represented an even deeper and more profound tragedy - the death of the nation. In the summer of 1964, he read None Dare Call It Treason by John Stormer and understood how this had come to pass.  He was 10 years old.

Through the ensuing years, he has followed the flow of free information, as what we now call the "mainstream media" banished independent Christian broadcasting, and honest political thought, from the AM band to shortwave, then to the internet, and now, in the face of internet censorship, back to shortwave.  After a lifetime of listening, he now feels the time has come to speak.  His message is simple.  We are living in a godless false reality created for the purpose of destroying most of us and enslaving the rest.

The time of Revelation is here. Take heart.  For what is being revealed is the eternal truth of Jesus Christ.





Brian Helix - News Director


As one of the BBC's "Young Lions," Brian Helix was known for his honest reporting and take no prisoners attitude towards the truth.  He is an expert on conspiracies and the theories thereof, both modern and classic, and a top flight investigative journalist.  He brings these talents along with his many others to the post of News Director here at RNJ.

  




Sally Belle-Époque - Production Manager


Sally Belle-Époque made her mark in both video production and A.I. research with the famed Hanson Robotics in Hong Kong, and now brings her varied talents and unique skills to bear as Production Manager at RNJ.  Sally is a no nonsense professional with all the Left Coast flair and style her background as a "Valley Girl" would suggest - a Silicone Valley Girl.   

  



Catholic Pirate Radio


What is Catholic Pirate Radio?

Pirate radio or a pirate radio station is a radio station that broadcasts without a valid license.  Catholic Pirate Radio is broadcast without the official sanction or approval of the Catholic Church, any of its connected agencies or organizations, or any member of its hierarchical structure (bishops, cardinals, pope, etc.).


Queen of Catholic Pirate Radio
"You see, God expects His people to do the ridiculous so
He can do the miraculous." - Mother Angelica
Father Coughlin
Father of Pirate Radio

    Mother Angelica: Queen of Catholic Pirate Radio

Mother Mary Angelica founded the EWTN television network, and, more significantly for my purposes here, WEWN, a global shortwave broadcast service with transmitters located in Irondale, Alabama.  In the 1990's, Mother Angelica became one of the most dominant Christian voices on the shortwave bands, and WEWN a torch that beamed her message of the truth of believing and faithful Catholicism across the nation and the world.  She was a major influence concerning my conversion to the Catholic Faith in 2002, and it is truthful to say that my formation as a Catholic took place with her over many nights of listening to the most powerful voice on 41 meters.  She gets much credit for her pioneering work in Catholic television, while her savvy for international shortwave broadcasting goes largely unheralded and is just as significant.  It made her a worldwide voice for the faith rather than just an American phenomenon, and paved the way for the globalization of EWTN.

Mother Angelica earned the title of Queen of Catholic Pirate Radio when she publicly took on and disputed the apostate Archbishop of Los Angeles, Roger Cardinal Mahony, concerning the Real Presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist.  While Mahony was unleashing his wrath upon Mother all the way to Rome, it should also be noted that he retreated quickly and issued a statement taking offense at her for daring to question his belief in the Real Presence.  Thanks to Mother's widespread and profound media influence, I'm sure a lot of bishops, cut from the same cloth as Mahoney, also thought twice about peddling the "Spirit of Vatican II" nonsense in an overt way that might end up on TV.         

Here's some vintage Mother for you: 
I’m so tired of you liberal Church in America! And everything you’ve ever done has gone in silence. Nothing, nothing you’ve done – from your witchcraft to your enneagrams to your centering prayer to all this ‘earth spirituality’ to replacing holy water with sand to destroying our churches and closing churches that are viable and ready to go…no, this is not an accident. We’ve swallowed this now for thirty years. I’m tired of it. We have swallowed enough of your idea of God! You have, really, no God, no dogma, no doctrine, and no authority, because the only authority in the Catholic Church is our Holy Father and the Magisterium, and you have disclaimed that. You don’t believe in the Eucharist, you don’t believe in the Immaculate Conception, you don’t believe in the Virgin Birth, you don’t believe in Mary’s power of intercession, you don’t believe in religious life, you don’t believe in being a spouse of Christ! You do believe in teaching to little children in the third grade sex education, you do believe in forcing centering prayer and forcing inclusive language upon us, and now you depict Jesus as a woman?!  You’re sick!
Nothing to add to that.  As a layman, my duty as a Catholic is to point out these things just as it was Mother's duty as a religious - a Carmelite nun.  She taught me well.  It's time for Catholic Pirate Radio, the next generation.

    Father Charles Coughlin: Father of Pirate Radio

In 1926, Father Charles Coughlin first took to the airwaves on WJR radio in Detroit to denounce the Ku Klux Klan, which had recently burned crosses on the grounds of his parish.  Turning to politics in 1929, Father Coughlin quickly became a dominant and highly influential radio voice on the CBS network, with a weekly listening audience estimated at 30,000,000 during the peak of his popularity in the early 1930's.  While at first a fervent supporter of the policies and person of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, his views became more controversial and his rhetoric more strident as the Great Depression lingered on.  By 1936, he was expressing a viewpoint that was anti-capitalist and anti-socialist, and invoked no little controversy by expressing a certain sympathy concerning the fascism of Benito Mussolini and Adolph Hitler.  He was accused of anti-Semitism based upon this and his searing critique of the European Jewish banking establishment, which he sought to qualify as follows: 

My purpose is to help eradicate from the world its mania for persecution, to help align all good men, Catholic and Protestant, Jew and Gentile, Christian and non-Christian, in a battle to stamp out the ferocity, the barbarism and the hate of this bloody era. I want the good Jews with me, and I'm called a Jew baiter, an anti-Semite.

My point here is not to speak out for or against Father Coughlin and his political opinions, but merely to point to him as an early example of the efforts to censor and silence unpopular viewpoints.  He remains the textbook example of church and state teaming up to remove from public influence someone deemed too controversial to have his views heard by the great unwashed masses of the general public.  The Roosevelt Administration determined a priori that the First Amendment did not apply to radio broadcasting, and new regulations and restrictions were created specifically to remove Father Coughlin from the airwaves.  For the first time, public broadcasters had to obtain a permit and seek approval to speak on the air, and this was the impetus for those who refused to do so taking to the airwaves in protest: the birth of pirate radio.  While Father Coughlin was able to circumvent his banishment from network broadcasting by buying airtime on local stations, his reach and influence were drastically reduced.  In 1942 he was ordered to remove himself from public life by Bishop Edward Aloysius Mooney.  He complied without complaint and spent the remainder of his career as parish priest at the Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak, Michigan.  He retired from active ministry in 1966.



Facilities

Welcome to our broadcast facilities here at RNJ.  This is where Chaplain Phil and our crew make the magic happen.  Stars of the Show are a Sweetwater Studio Computer powering Jean and Ginger, two 1950 Canadian Philips Table Radios that serve as broadcast monitors. That's Ginger on the right channel, and Jean on the left. Auxilliary Computer is "Old Faithful," a 2009 Hewlett Packard (that's like about a 1930 model in American Tube Radio Years (ATRY). You'll also notice three communication receivers, two 1959 Hallicrafters S-108's and a 1947 National NC 57. Standby monitors include a 1937 Coronado 725 and 1953 Philco 53-960. It's all sorted out through a Behringer Xenyx 802 Mixer.  Our antenna array (not shown) is an 80 foot sloping copper long wire antenna, fastened to a Royal Palm and running from there to the studio.