Brown County Hour
Brown County Hour
BCH Episode #137 - August 2023

Our August episode is a redux of last month’s “Pirate Show”, which many of our listeners missed due to the storms and power outages that plagued the area during the original broadcast. The show includes live music performed by local pirate William Franklin and his band Gunsway. Christie Crandall tells us about local pirate radio stations of the 1970s, and we say goodbye to our old friend Harry Hopkins with a rebroadcast of his interview from 2015. We also have new pieces from Jim Eagleman, Chuck Wills, and Dave Seastrom.

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Our show includes:

    • William Franklin is a modern-day pirate as well as a local musician and actor and he joined Dave Seastrom for an interview. His band Gunsway performed four songs live in the studio.
      • John Paul Jones
      • The Ship Is Going Down
      • Barrett’s Privateers
      • The Battle of William Kidd
    • Christie Crandall is doing a project on The Jolly Roger pirate radio station. If you remember that pirate station, please reach out to Christie at
    • Our friend Harry Hopkins recently passed away, and in this interview from 2015 he talks about his inventions, the Stall Shi*fter and Worm Shi*fter
    • Jim Eagleman talks about introspection
    • Chuck Wills tells us about the pirates of Lake Lemon
    • Dave Seastrom explains how “nature always bats last”

Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Pam Raider, Vera Grubbs, Sarah Lyttle Chuck Wills, Lucy Schultz, and Rick Fettig.

First aired Sunday, August 6th, 2023 at 9 AM on WFHB

Engineering & post-production by Chuck Wills.

Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

Our cover photo courtesy of Tom Preston

This episode is sponsored by The Brown County Inn and Our Brown County Magazine

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