Border Blaster

The story of medical charlatan Dr JR Brinkley, whose bizarre medical technique to cure impotence led to the creation of the first pirate radio station - the border blaster - on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande in the 1920s.

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In Search of the Wolf

Nick Barraclough recalls the first pirate radio stations which sprung up across the Rio Grande in Mexico in the 1950s.

1/2. He tells the stories of Pappy Lee O'Daniel, who used station XER to sell flour and become Senator for Texas, the preachers who sold splinters from the cross and signed photographs of Jesus Christ, and Wolfman Jack, the man who would go on to become the first great rock 'n' roll DJ.

20080322

In Search of the Wolf

Nick Barraclough recalls the first pirate radio stations which sprung up across the Rio Grande in Mexico in the 1950s.

1/2. He tells the stories of Pappy Lee O'Daniel, who used station XER to sell flour and become Senator for Texas, the preachers who sold splinters from the cross and signed photographs of Jesus Christ, and Wolfman Jack, the man who would go on to become the first great rock 'n' roll DJ.

20080329

In Search of the Wolf

Nick Barraclough recalls the first pirate radio stations which sprang up across the Rio Grande in Mexico in the 1950s.

2/2. He continues the Wolfman Jack story, from Wolfman's days as a renegade radio DJ to his appearance in the cult movie American Graffiti.

20080329

In Search of the Wolf

Nick Barraclough recalls the first pirate radio stations which sprang up across the Rio Grande in Mexico in the 1950s.

2/2. He continues the Wolfman Jack story, from Wolfman's days as a renegade radio DJ to his appearance in the cult movie American Graffiti.