Thanks for asking Poet.
I appreciate the opportunity to share my thoughts on two different areas from your posting above:
Regarding “Unauthorized Relays of KIPM”
My position has not changed on relays of KIPM. I’m most honored that station ops take the time, trouble, risk and effort to relay my old programs. I really enjoy seeing the postings from time to time on the forums for relays of KIPM. My special thanks to Dr. Benway @ Undercover R., & also the operator at Outhouse R., who I understand have put out some really strong, high quality relays in the last couple of years. These ops don’t ask me for permission to relay and why should they? I’m not sure what JTA means by “Unauthorized relay of KIPM”? Ops certainly don’t need my permission. It is pirate radio. I think that by its very nature all true “pirate radio” is “unauthorized”. Please understand that JTA has never been even remotely involved with my station or productions. JTA certainly doesn’t speak for me, my programming, or my station. Again, I appreciate you guys taking the time to honor KIPM with relays.
Regarding “Studio Copies of Shows / Downloads / Donations”
I know there are 2 or 3 sites that have studio (mono) shows available for download. These shows were posted contrary to my original requests asking listeners to not duplicate. However, since a couple folks ignored my requests and posted the shows online, I really had little choice at the time but accept the situation. Frankly, I wish these download sites didn’t exist for the studio copies. At this point I would ask that owners of sites with (studio) copies to please remove these shows. Keeping them online is done contrary to my wishes, and by such act, the owner accepts all related liability. One thing is for sure, I certainly hope nobody pays anyone else for the privilege of downloading the old shows. While I suggested a few years ago that one could make a donation to FRN or similar site in appreciation for programming, I might make a more appropriate suggestion: Instead of a donations to an unrelated 3rd-party, simply drop me an email and let me know what you thought of the show(s).
Not sure why you didn’t get a QSL Gristle? I tried to be as close to 100% return as possible. I even sent QSL replies to the a$$h*&@’s in the community. Luckily, there are only a few! I’ll try and make it up in the future to you Gristle.
Until Next Time,
I’m Alan Maxwell