Radio Bingo is a shortwave pirate radio station that is known for staging bingo games on the air. It was often heard on several pirate frequencies, including 6955 and 6925 AM in the early part of the 21st century, but has been seldom heard as of late (2007).
The format of the broadcast is an announcer naming the prize, typically some number of "dollars US", and then reading bingo numbers. This is interspersed with brief snippets of the children's song "B-I-N-G-O", as well as the Beatles' "Revolution Number 9". There has been speculation that the bingo game itself is actually a real radio bingo game held on an Indian reservation near the New York/Canadian border.
The broadcast typically ends with the winner being announced; this is almost always John T. Arthur. The one exception seems to have been when Al Fansome won one game a number of years ago. There were rumors that the "fix" was in on this, but to date no one has produced any hard evidence.
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