Unquestionably one of the most memorable and powerful Pirate Stations of the late 80's and early 90's, WJDI. The stories and rumors about this station still circulate at DX gatherings. The Operator was also a Vendor at Hamfests, National Radio Club. It was known as "The Pirate King". WJDI remained on until final close-down on December 25, 1996
WJDI was known for its classy, first quality QSL packages, with photo's of the operation usually included. WJDI vanished from the scene in the mid-90's never to be heard from again!
Pirate station WJDI, alleged to be from Kingston, NY from 3:27 - 3:52 a.m. on January 5, 1989. This was one of the more successful pirate stations of that time period. It remained on until final close-down on Christmas 1996. On this broadcast, received in Philadelphia, the announcer says they are broadcasting with 1,000 clear watts. From the pictures (and sound quality), it seems that the station was broadcasting with an actual AM broadcast band transmitter and not a junky modified 160 meter amateur rig.