Television: Freebooter

"Pirates! Buccaneers!" cried Copenhagen newspapers, and the government was equally angry. For the first time, the complacently highbrow Danish State Radio was up against competition. Last week many of its 1,450,000 listeners were switching to crass dance music laced with commercials. Source of the jarring notes: a tubby freighter that flew the flag of Panama, safely at anchor twelve miles offshore, beyond Danish territorial waters.

This broadcast was the freebooting work of Copenhagen's Ib Fogh, 45, a tableware manufacturer who sees kroner in more than silver. He used an idea tried in other European countries, where free enterprisers have long livened the...

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