In 1982 KQSB came onto the Pirate Radio scene. It was one of the most professional sounding and well liked Pirate stations of the decade. Frank Furter and Uncle Ralph used the usual pirate format of comedy skits, fake commercials, and rock music. The professional productions and excellent writing soon propelled this station into Pirate Radio stardom.
A very important change, caused by the A*C*E magazine (which came into being in early 82), was the way KQSB operated. With the increase in information about the Pirates, listeners knew the best times and frequencies to tune for pirate stations on their shortwave radios. Very often, a listener could catch a station within minutes of sign on. So KQSB kept its broadcasts to 20-30-minutes, thus keeping the FCC away from its door.