The Texas Pirate

The Texas Pirate Online commercial free radio stream from Fort Worth dedicated to local programming and music from Texas with non profit status run by the Southside Media Collective of Fort Worth.

More at www.TheTexasPirate.com 100% LOCAL Music and Programming. Playing music from DFW in Fort Worth Texas. We are a federally approved Non-profit 501 c3 and we are Fort Worth's only community station and LPFM Listen at www.KFTW975.org

Tune in today from noon to 4:20pm online at www.SouthsidePirate.com for The Grateful Pirate hosted by Grateful Dave ☠⚓🦜E...
11/10/2020

Tune in today from noon to 4:20pm online at www.SouthsidePirate.com for The Grateful Pirate hosted by Grateful Dave ☠⚓🦜

Enjoy tunes from The Grateful Dead with related music and then an extra ELECTION SPECIAL hour of patriotic tunes. 🗽🇺🇲

The Grateful Pirate has been made possible these past 2 years by 🌿Abundant Harvest Hydroponics & Organics OPEN for PICK UP ORDERS Monday - Saturday from 12-5pm at 3101 Ave E in Arlington. Masks required 😷 Expert knowledge of indoor and outdoor gardening - 10% discount with code word Pirate. 817-649-0100.
More at ABHYDRO.com

Jump on board at 8pm tonight online at www.SouthsidePirate.com for The Grateful Pirate hosted by Grateful Dave on this H...
11/01/2020

Jump on board at 8pm tonight online at www.SouthsidePirate.com for The Grateful Pirate hosted by Grateful Dave on this Halloween Eve.

Dave is playing tunes from The Grateful Dead with special guests : Todd Eisle, owner of Abundant Harvest Hydroponics and Organics, and Don Pearson, master naturalist and organic gardener, talking about Covid Gardening.

The Grateful Pirate is made possible by 🌿Abundant Harvest Hydroponics and Organics 🍃 OPEN FOR PICK UP ORDERS Monday through Saturday from noon to 5pm- at 3101 Ave E in Arlington. Masks required. Expert knowledge of indoor and outdoor gardening. 817-649-0100.
More at ABHYDRO.com

Song list:

Robert Hunter Touch of Darkness
G Dead To Lay Me Down 10-10-80
Jim Lauderdale Turned To Stone
G.D. Cream Puff War
Stealin 10-7-66
Bob Dylan Talkin Bear Mountain Picnic Blues
G.D. The Seven 10-8-68
G D Bertha >Good Lovin
They Love Each Other
Mama Tried >Big River
Ramble On Rose
Looks Like Rain
Peggy O
Let It Grow
Samson and Delilah
Sunrise
Terrapin Station 10-15-77
G D Let The Good Times Roll
Feel Like A Stranger
Franklins Tower
Walkin Blues
Believe It Or Not
Memphis Blues Again
Duprees
Jack Straw
Wang Dang Doodle
Victim Or The Crime
Foolish Heart ❤️ 10-21-88
New Ryders of the Purple Sage
Glendale Train
Portland Woman 10-31-70
I Will Take You Home
Robert Hunter
Boys In The Barroom
Jim Lauderdale
Lovelorn Lover
Robert Hunter
Drunkards Carole

Tune in at 8pm tonight online at www.SouthsidePirate.com for The Grateful Pirate hosted by Grateful Dave ☠⚓🦜Enjoy tunes ...
10/17/2020

Tune in at 8pm tonight online at www.SouthsidePirate.com for The Grateful Pirate hosted by Grateful Dave ☠⚓🦜

Enjoy tunes from The Grateful Dead with special guests : Todd Eisle, owner of Abundant Harvest Hydroponics and Organics, and Don Pearson, master naturalist and organic gardener, talking about Covid Gardening and fall.

The Grateful Pirate is made possible by 🌿Abundant Harvest Hydroponics and Organics 🍃 OPEN FOR PICK UP ORDERS Monday through Saturday from noon to 5pm- at 3101 Ave E in Arlington. Masks required. Expert knowledge of indoor and outdoor gardening. 817-649-0100.
More at ABHYDRO.com

Song list

Robert Hunter Touch of Darkness
G Dead To Lay Me Down 10-10-80
Jim Lauderdale Turned To Stone
G.D. Cream Puff War
Stealin 10-7-66
Bob Dylan Talkin Bear Mountain Picnic Blues
G.D. The Seven 10-8-68
G D Bertha >Good Lovin
They Love Each Other
Mama Tried >Big River
Ramble On Rose
Looks Like Rain
Peggy O
Let It Grow
Samson and Delilah
Sunrise
Terrapin Station 10-15-77
G D Let The Good Times Roll
Feel Like A Stranger
Franklins Tower
Walkin Blues
Believe It Or Not
Memphis Blues Again
Duprees
Jack Straw
Wang Dang Doodle
Victim Or The Crime
Foolish Heart ❤️ 10-21-88
New Ryders of the Purple Sage
Glendale Train
Portland Woman 10-31-70
I Will Take You Home
Robert Hunter
Boys In The Barroom
Jim Lauderdale
Lovelorn Lover
Robert Hunter
Drunkards Carole

Tune in today from noon to 4:20pm online at www.SouthsidePirate.com for The Grateful Pirate hosted by Grateful Dave ☠⚓🦜E...
10/13/2020

Tune in today from noon to 4:20pm online at www.SouthsidePirate.com for The Grateful Pirate hosted by Grateful Dave ☠⚓🦜

Enjoy tunes from The Grateful Dead with special guests Todd Eisle,owner of Abundant Harvest Hydroponics and Organics and Don Pearson, master naturalist and organic gardener, talking about Covid Gardening.

The Grateful Pirate is made possible by 🌿Abundant Harvest Hydroponics and Organics 🍃 OPEN FOR PICK UP ORDERS Monday through Saturday from noon to 5pm- at 3101 Ave E in Arlington. Masks required. Expert knowledge of indoor and outdoor gardening. 817-649-0100.
More at ABHYDRO.com

Tune in today from noon to 4:20pm online at www.SouthsidePirate.com for The Grateful Pirate hosted by Grateful Dave ☠⚓🦜E...
10/06/2020

Tune in today from noon to 4:20pm online at www.SouthsidePirate.com for The Grateful Pirate hosted by Grateful Dave ☠⚓🦜

Enjoy tunes from The Grateful Dead with special guest Don Pearson, master naturalist and organic gardener, talking about Covid Gardening and fall.

The Grateful Pirate is made possible by 🌿Abundant Harvest Hydroponics and Organics 🍃 OPEN FOR PICK UP ORDERS Monday through Saturday from noon to 5pm- at 3101 Ave E in Arlington. Masks required. Expert knowledge of indoor and outdoor gardening. 817-649-0100.
More at ABHYDRO.com

We're LIVE TONIGHT www.SouthsidePirate.com with The Grateful Pirate hosted by Grateful Dave☠⚓🦜Enjoy tunes from The Grate...
10/04/2020

We're LIVE TONIGHT www.SouthsidePirate.com with The Grateful Pirate hosted by Grateful Dave
☠⚓🦜

Enjoy tunes from The Grateful Dead with special guest Don Pearson, master naturalist and organic gardener talking about Covid Gardening.

The Grateful Pirate is made possible by 🌿Abundant Harvest Hydroponics and Organics 🍃 OPEN FOR PICK UP ORDERS Monday through Saturday from noon to 5pm- at 3101 Ave E in Arlington. Masks required. Expert knowledge of indoor and outdoor gardening. 817-649-0100.
More at ABHYDRO.com

We invite you to tune in this afternoon at  www.SouthsidePirate.com for The Grateful Pirate hosted by Grateful Dave with...
09/29/2020

We invite you to tune in this afternoon at www.SouthsidePirate.com for The Grateful Pirate hosted by Grateful Dave with his brother Maynard at the controls.

Enjoy tunes from The Grateful Dead with special guest Jerry Saracini of FORGOTTEN SPACE on the phone talking about their online show 9/3/2020 at Deep Ellum Art Company

The Grateful Pirate is made possible by 🌿@Abundant Harvest Hydroponics and Organics 🍃 OPEN FOR PICK UP ORDERS Monday through Saturday from noon to 5pm- at 3101 Ave E in Arlington. Masks required. Expert knowledge of indoor and outdoor gardening. 817-649-0100.
More at ABHYDRO.com

Join us Saturday, October 3rd, 8pm-12:20pm when we'll be LIVE from an undisclosed location for our October episode of the Grateful Pirate ☠ 🏴‍☠️ 🦜

We invite you to tune in this afternoon at  www.SouthsidePirate.com for The Grateful Pirate hosted by Grateful Dave with...
09/22/2020

We invite you to tune in this afternoon at www.SouthsidePirate.com for The Grateful Pirate hosted by Grateful Dave with his brother Maynard at the controls.

Enjoy tunes from The Grateful Dead with special guest Jerry Saracini of FORGOTTEN SPACE on the phone talking about their online show 9/3/2020 at Deep Ellum Art Company

The Grateful Pirate is made possible by 🌿@Abundant Harvest Hydroponics and Organics 🍃 OPEN FOR PICK UP ORDERS Monday through Saturday from noon to 5pm- at 3101 Ave E in Arlington. Masks required. Expert knowledge of indoor and outdoor gardening. 817-649-0100.
More at ABHYDRO.com

We invite you to tune in noon to 4:20 pm today at  www.SouthsidePirate.com for The Grateful Pirate hosted by Grateful Da...
09/15/2020

We invite you to tune in noon to 4:20 pm today at www.SouthsidePirate.com for The Grateful Pirate hosted by Grateful Dave. Hear tunes from The Grateful Dead with special guest Jerry Saracini of FORGOTTEN SPACE on the phone talking about their online show 9/3/2020 at 830pm at Deep Ellum Art Company

The Grateful Pirate is made possible by 🌿Abundant Harvest Hydroponics & Organics 🍃 OPEN FOR PICK UP ORDERS Monday through Friday noon to 5pm- at 3101 Ave E in Arlington. Masks required and expert knowledge of indoor and outdoor gardening. 817-649-0100.
More at ABHYDRO.com

The Grateful Pirate hosted by Grateful Dave
09/01/2020

The Grateful Pirate hosted by Grateful Dave

Tune in LIVE to www.SouthsidePirate.com for The Grateful Pirate with tunes from Grateful Dead and special guest Jerry Saracini of FORGOTTEN SPACE on the phone talking about their online show Friday Sept 3 at 830pm at Deep Ellum Art Company

The Grateful Pirate is made possible by 🌿Abundant Harvest Hydroponics & Organics 🍃 OPEN FOR PICK UP ORDERS- Masks required- at 3101 Ave E in Arlington with the supplies you'll need & expert knowledge of indoor and outdoor gardening. More at ABHYDRO.com

The Grateful Pirate hosted by Grateful Dave
09/01/2020

The Grateful Pirate hosted by Grateful Dave

Tune in LIVE to www.SouthsidePirate.com for The Grateful Pirate with tunes from Grateful Dead and special guest Jerry Saracini of FORGOTTEN SPACE on the phone talking about their online show Friday Sept 3 at 830pm at Deep Ellum Art Company

The Grateful Pirate is made possible by 🌿Abundant Harvest Hydroponics & Organics 🍃 OPEN FOR PICK UP ORDERS- Masks required- at 3101 Ave E in Arlington with the supplies you'll need & expert knowledge of indoor and outdoor gardening. More at ABHYDRO.com

⚡Tune in at noon online for host Grateful Dave's Grateful Pirate playing the best Grateful Dead and related music. In th...
08/25/2020

⚡Tune in at noon online for host Grateful Dave's Grateful Pirate playing the best Grateful Dead and related music. In this episode hear vintage Peter Green's band Fleetwood Mac.

This month we celebrate Jerry's Birthday (& show engineer Maynard's Birthday, too) and the days between with shout outs to local DFW deadheads Don, Denise and Tina & Jason, who recently married❤

Special Thanks to program underwriters: 🌿 Abundant Harvest Hydroponics & Organics offering all of your indoor & outdoor gardening supplies. Pick up orders available, masks required- open Monday - Saturday noon to 5pm in Arlington, Texas. Call for questions & orders at 817-817-649-0100 - www.ABHYDRO.com

TUNE IN online at www.southsidepirate.com

August 2020 Grateful PIRATE song list:
8-13-75 GD INTRO>HELP ON THE WAY>SLIPKNOT>FRANKLIN'S TOWER
Fleetwood Mac UNDERWAY>
Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac WORRIED BLUES
8-X-73 Studio Outtake LET ME SING YOUR BLUES AWAY
8-4--94 GD SO MANY ROADS
8-4-94 GD ETERNITY
8-4-94 GD LONG WAY TO GO HOME
8-21-93 GD LAST TIME > (technical difficulties AAARGH!)
8-22-93 GD DAYS BETWEEN
8-26-71 GD EMPTY PAGES
8-23-71 GD BIG BOSS MAN
8-8-82 GD FAR FROM ME
8-4-89 GD BUILT TO LAST
8-17-89 GD HELL IN A BUCKET > SUGAREE
FLEETWOOD MAC THE MADGE SESSIONS
8-5-74 GD SOUND CHECK JAM
FLEETWOOD MAC ALBATROSS Live
8-X 73 STUDIO OUTTAKE HERE COMES SUNSHINE
8-22-72 GD BIRD SONG
8-22-72 GD NFA>GDTRFB>HEY BO DIDLEY>NFA
G D DICKS PICKS # 31 EYES OF THE WORLD
8-31-81 CANDYMAN
8-11-81 GD BLACK MUDDY RIVER
8-26-88 GD PUSH COMES TO SHOVE
8-31-85 GD SHE BELONGS TO ME
8-31-78 GD FROM THE HEART OF ME
JIM LAUDERDALE JUST IN CASE
ROBERT HUNTER PRODIGAL TOWN

🌹Thanks for tuning in! ( ~ ) ; }

Climb on board starting at noon today for THE GRATEFUL PIRATE hosted by Grateful Dave with his bro Maynard at the contro...
08/18/2020

Climb on board starting at noon today for THE GRATEFUL PIRATE hosted by Grateful Dave with his bro Maynard at the controls with your favorite Grateful Dead tunes offering a welcome diversion... with a tribute to Peter Green and his band, Fleetwood Mac.

-->THANKS to program underwriters: Abundant Harvest Hydroponics & Organics, offering all of your indoor and outdoor gardening supplies. Pick up orders available, masks required- open Monday - Saturday noon to 5pm in Arlington, Texas. Call for questions & orders at 817-817-649-0100 - www.ABHYDRO.com

TUNE IN online at www.southsidepirate.com

August 2020 Grateful PIRATE song list:
8-13-75 GD INTRO>HELP ON THE WAY>SLIPKNOT>FRANKLIN'S TOWER
Fleetwood Mac UNDERWAY>
Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac WORRIED BLUES
8-X-73 Studio Outtake LET ME SING YOUR BLUES AWAY
8-4--94 GD SO MANY ROADS
8-4-94 GD ETERNITY
8-4-94 GD LONG WAY TO GO HOME
8-21-93 GD LAST TIME > (technical difficulties AAARGH!)
8-22-93 GD DAYS BETWEEN
8-26-71 GD EMPTY PAGES
8-23-71 GD BIG BOSS MAN
8-8-82 GD FAR FROM ME
8-4-89 GD BUILT TO LAST
8-17-89 GD HELL IN A BUCKET > SUGAREE
FLEETWOOD MAC THE MADGE SESSIONS
8-5-74 GD SOUND CHECK JAM
FLEETWOOD MAC ALBATROSS Live
8-X 73 STUDIO OUTTAKE HERE COMES SUNSHINE
8-22-72 GD BIRD SONG
8-22-72 GD NFA>GDTRFB>HEY BO DIDLEY>NFA
G D DICKS PICKS # 31 EYES OF THE WORLD
8-31-81 CANDYMAN
8-11-81 GD BLACK MUDDY RIVER
8-26-88 GD PUSH COMES TO SHOVE
8-31-85 GD SHE BELONGS TO ME
8-31-78 GD FROM THE HEART OF ME
JIM LAUDERDALE JUST IN CASE
ROBERT HUNTER PRODIGAL TOWN

Thanks for tuning in! ( ~ ) ; }

Tune in online at noon  www.TheTexasPirate.com for host Grateful Dave's Grateful Pirate playing the best Grateful Dead m...
08/11/2020

Tune in online at noon www.TheTexasPirate.com for host Grateful Dave's Grateful Pirate playing the best Grateful Dead music for your enjoyment. In this episode hear some vintage Fleetwood Mac and music from the Jerry Garcia band.

We're celebrating Jerry's Birthday (& our show engineer Maynard's Birthday, too) and the days between with shout outs to local DFW deadheads Don, Denise and Tina & Jason, who recently married♡

The Grateful Pirate is made possible by Abundant Harvest Hydroponics & Organics in Arlington offering pickup orders and expert gardening advice to help your garden grow. Find more at www.ABHYDRO.com

The Texas Pirate
08/04/2020

The Texas Pirate

The Texas Pirate's cover photo
08/03/2020

The Texas Pirate's cover photo

KFTW 97.5 FM signed off the airwaves in Fort Worth on Sunday, August 2 at 4:20pm returning to primarily a streaming plat...
08/03/2020

KFTW 97.5 FM signed off the airwaves in Fort Worth on Sunday, August 2 at 4:20pm returning to primarily a streaming platform as the Texas Pirate playing all Texas music.

Over a decade ago John Rody of Dallas legacy classic rock station KZEW and Texas Radio Hall of Fame recipient had a desire to build and operate his own radio station after working for dozens across the country. At this same time, the LPFM movement had begun allowing for non-profit organizations to operate a non-commercial radio station.

Seeing the decline of 'local' radio, The Pirate was born in Fort Worth January 2013 by John Rody and his new wife Sallie, who also had a background in media, with the promise of playing 100 percent local music and programming. They hoped musicians would be thrilled to hear themselves on the radio and they would help promote the station. What a wonderful community concept!

Together John and Sallie launched The Southside Pirate online radio station and app for listeners. John prepared and submitted the FCC application in 2013 and it was approved for the Fort Worth airwaves January 2014. The tower was installed in the Near Southside and The Pirate was on the air by August 2105 in Fort Worth. With fundraising and hard work, they build their basement studio January 2017. Sallie worked for over a year in the creation of their 501c3 designation, handled marketing, merchandising, PR and programming the music for the station while John did the FCC regulatory compliance, engineering, production and website.

The Pirate project took on a life of its own with booths at Arts Goggle, programming workshops, live remotes and producing & broadcasting thousands of hours of local radio shows of all kinds. John and Sallie's combined skill sets were called upon on daily as they maintained Fort Worth's only community radio station for five years.

Although it was fun they were unsuccessful at attracting top level help in the areas of engineering, production, fundraising, accounting and public relations, making it impossible to sustain the workload themselves. Then in March, 2020 Covid arrived with donations, productions and underwriting drying up with social distancing becoming the norm, rising unemployment and many businesses closing with uncertain futures.

KFTW signed off the air waves on August 2, 2020 at 4:20 pm returning to their roots as an online streaming platform at THE TEXAS PIRATE. Online listenership always exceeds FM audience, anyway. The Pirate's accumulated local programming will be offered to listeners in a new online effort... Simply music from Texas. Hope you'll enjoy it: The Texas Pirate www.TheTexasPirate.com

--- Thanks to all of the musicians, friends, and listeners for your support! We've enjoyed running the station but it was exhausting and we're looking forward to retiring. Over the past 2 years Sallie lost both of her parents and is looking forward to taking a breath while John is excited to get to travel again -once it's safe. Together we sail into the internet cloud with many thanks to those who shared our vision and supported The Pirate.

It's been a FUN 5 Years on the FM in Fort Worth! Today is The Pirate's last day on the FM at 97.5 FM in Fort Worth but w...
08/01/2020

It's been a FUN 5 Years on the FM in Fort Worth! Today is The Pirate's last day on the FM at 97.5 FM in Fort Worth but we will continue to stream online at www.KFTW975.org

8pm: It is Jerry Garcia's Birthday- perfect time to tune in to The Grateful Pirate hosted by Grateful Dave with our August 2019 episode. Hear a tribute to Gary Duncan of Quicksilver Messenger Service.

Tune in online at noon on Tuesday, August 4th for our LIVE Grateful Pirste ugust 2020 episode with our host David Moynihan spinning the best Grateful Dead music and related tunes.

The Grateful Pirate is made possible by Abundant Harvest Hydroponics & Organics in Arlington offering pickup orders and expert gardening advice to help your garden grow. Find more at www.ABHYDRO.com

Tune in now for the Grateful Pirate hosted by Grateful Dave playing songs from Grateful Dead and tunes inspired by the G...
07/28/2020

Tune in now for the Grateful Pirate hosted by Grateful Dave playing songs from Grateful Dead and tunes inspired by the Grateful Dead!!

The Grateful Pirate is made possible by 🌿Abundant Harvest Hydroponics & Organics 🍃 OPEN FOR PICK UP ORDERS at 3101 Ave E in Arlington with the supplies you'll need & expert knowledge of indoor & outdoor gardening. More at www.ABHYDRO.com

Tune in now for the Grateful Pirate hosted by Grateful Dave playing songs from Grateful Dead and tunes inspired by the G...
07/21/2020

Tune in now for the Grateful Pirate hosted by Grateful Dave playing songs from Grateful Dead and tunes inspired by the Grateful Dead!!

The Grateful Pirate is made possible by 🌿Abundant Harvest Hydroponics & Organics 🍃 OPEN FOR PICK UP ORDERS at 3101 Ave E in Arlington with the supplies you'll need & expert knowledge of indoor & outdoor gardening. More at www.ABHYDRO.com

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Sorry y'all are off the air. It was a good ride.
Heard Olivia by Big Heaven around 10:45 this morning. Thanks for that!
Next Phorids show is in just a couple weeks! This is a great line up! Put in your calendars... https://facebook.com/events/s/malpracticatedphoridsskin-fail/2626531950729779/?ti=icl
Hey there folks. Would you please remind me how to submit my music. Much love to you all. Matt aka Meanodaddyo
Flatline Road One More Shot single coming this week!!!!
Happy birthday Dave and y'all are helping me deal with a difficult painting
Do any Pirates remember this treasure chest of local music? I bought mine at Peaches Records on Camp Bowie decades ago.
John is the greatest thing that's happened to local musicians in DFW. A staunch and avid supporter of MUSIC in general. Good humor too. Much love my friend.
How do we make requests?
Moved a little over a year ago from Dallas and didn't know you when I lived there but saw something from someone on my feed about y'all so I hit "like" and today I reached the end of music so I thought to myself; "Self, go find that FTW station and listen to that." Myself is very happy I did. (Plus you have a show hosted by Grateful Dave who I have not talked to in years.)