Early-Internet Pirate Radio Sites Resurrected

Those of us who predate the Internet remember GeoCities with some fondness. It was one of the first portals on the World Wide Web to allow you to build your own web page. The business model was pretty simple: give folks some space and rudimentary tools to put content online and sell ads around it.
Launched in 1994, GeoCities became a vibrant space where people shared their passions and knowledge; this is how we did it before there were blogs and social networks. By 1999, it was the third most popular destination online, and Yahoo! scarfed it up during the first dot-com bubble for a whopping $3.6 billion. Ultimately, blogs and social networks eclipsed GeoCities, and its plug was pulled (everywhere but Japan) in 2009.
But in the week before that happened, some fans of GeoCities were able to download two million pages from the portal, which now live on at OoCities.org. Not much is known about the creators of OoCities, other than that they are unaffiliated with Yahoo! and apparently have its tacit consent to keep some GeoCities content alive.
In their drive to capture "worthy and unique scientific sources…of great public interest as well as those, which are historically interesting or just representing the 90’s web site culture and style," OoCities fortunately archived a ton of pirate radio material from that decade. Even though they were able to save just 5% of all GeoCities content, a search for "pirate radio" turns up 534 results in all.
Not all files associated with every site were saved, but the early Web was mostly an HTML affair as broadband connectivity didn’t exist yet so many sites are substantially intact. My personal faves from the archive include Yellowbeard’s Gashy Website, an early repository of schematics for both pirate radio and television, and Bry’s Pirate Radio Station, which at one time was a primary bookmark for pirate enthusiasts.
Yes, page designs were tacky and in some quarters you measured your worth by the lengths you made your visitors scroll, but in the World Wide Web’s infancy, every page was a new frontier in its own way.
A supposedly more comprehensive restoration effort is underway at ReoCities.com, but it does not yet include a search function. The Archive Team has also produced a 652 gigabyte torrent of GeoCities sites which purports to be fairly complete.