Marian van der Zon founded a pirate radio station (TAR: Temporary Autonomous Radio) in 2003, a station that is still active. She is a media activist and musician who has been involved in radio for ten years, hosting shows and contributing sound art and radio documentary pieces to CBC Radio 1, Victoria's CFUV, Montreal's CKUT, Nanaimo's CHLY, WINGS, and to numerous pirate radio stations. She teaches in the Media Studies and Women's Studies departments at Vancouver Island University. Her written work on pirate radio has been published in Autonomous Media (Cumulus, 2005) and its French translation, in Social Anarchism, and Canadian Women in Radio (forthcoming). She plays in the band Puzzleroot.