Own and wear a piece of Shortwave Pirate Radio History with the Official "TCS The Crystal Ship" T-shirt, long-sleeve T or sweatshirts, or drink your java out of a collectible TCS coffee mug! Proceeds will go to fund station, station website and Free Radio Cafe website operations, and help us to continue our fight for free radio!
With the continuing shutdowns of the famous licensed shortwave stations of the past, it is the shortwave pirate stations like The Crystal Ship who are becoming the last resort for shortwave listeners and DXers seeking shortwave radio listening entertainment.
The Crystal Ship was founded in 1982, disappeared after 1984 and returned to the airwaves twenty years later in 2004. Since then, TCS, with hosts The Poet and The Radical, has been logged by shortwave pirate radio enthusiasts in over 30 US states and 10 countries. In 2011, The Crystal Ship was inducted by unanimous vote into the North American Pirate Radio Hall of Fame.