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Genuine ''Pirate Radio'' Airchecks Broadcast To You Through The Sea Lanes Of Time From Off The Various Coasts Of Europe! Over 363 Hours Presented As An Archival Quality 2 Disc MP3 DVD Set, MP3 Audio Download Or USB Flash Drive! #OffshoreRadio #PirateRadio #RadioCaroline #RadioLondon #BigL #RNI #RadioNordseeInternational #BritainRadio #SwingingRadioEngland #Radio270 #Radio355 #Radio390 #RadioCity #BritainRadio #RadioEssex #RadioHauraki #RadioScotland #RadioSutch #RonanORahilly #RadioPioneers #Radio #RadioBroadcasting #RadioHistory #HistoryOfRadio #Sixties #TheSixties #60s #The60s #1960s #The1960s #Seventies #TheSeventies #70s #The70s #1970s #The1970s #MP3 #DVD #AudioDownload #USBFlashDrive
It may sound incredible to our modern ears, but there was a time, with its heyday in the late 1950s to 1960s, when the seas about Europe were speckled with converted mine-sweepers, liberty ships, fishing trawlers and even abandoned anti-aircraft installations that were topped with radio antennae and bore a bevy of true-believer deejays with the common mission of bringing to the peoples of Western Europe the music of the day's youth, in exactly the same manner that the Voice of America was broadcasting to the peoples of Eastern Europe. At the time, even the liberal democracies of Europe had rigid playlists and content policies that prevented many of their listening audience, especially the kids amongst them, from hearing the music they wanted to hear or to hear it whenever they wanted. Starting variously around the Vik, and especially off the coast of Holland, where there were broadcasts emanating from houseboats with signals that sometimes covered only a single town or city, soon inspired enthusiasts and corporate ventures alike took to the seas to broadcast content that the red tape and institutional resistance of state sponsored ventures like the BBC wouldn't permit, but which entrepreneurs whose commercial use of that content made a viable business venture out of it would.
VOLUME ONE: "WONDERFUL RADIO LONDON"
The U.K.'s Most Popular Top 40 Station Of The Swinging '60's! Over 55 Hours Packed Into 134 MP3s On 1 DVD!
Many from outside of Europe who are familiar with the music of the 1960s may know that the rock group "The Who" released an album in 1967 entitled "The Who Sell Out", considered by many to be rock's first true "concept album", and centered around the broadcast format of a individual commercial radio station. With pop songs (performed by "The Who") which made up their playlist, punctuated with advertisements for various products targeting young people filling in the space between, the station is identified by various "jingles" throughout the album as "Wonderful Radio London". What many non-Europeans may not know is that this was a real radio station and these were its actual jingles. Forced off the air by an act of Parliament during the "Summer of Love" of 1967, this album served both as an epitaph for a truly great station and for the end of the cultural phenomenon that were "The Pirates" of U.K. radio.
Contains: Radio London's Last ''Perfumed Garden'' Show - Side1v2 | Radio London's Last ''Perfumed Garden'' Show - Side2v2 | Radio London's Last ''Perfumed Garden'' Show - Side3v2 | Radio London's Last ''Perfumed Garden'' Show - Side4v2 | Radio London's Last Hour 670714 | Radio London - Call In At Curries 660923 | Radio London - Call In At Curries 661214 | Radio London - Coffee Break Sponsor Show 660417 | Radio London - Coffee Break Sponsor Show 660626 | Radio London - Dave Dennis | Radio London - Ed Stewart 670813 | Radio London - Filler 1 | Radio London - Filler 2 | Radio London - Filler 3, Filler 2, Fab 40 670806 (Heroes & Villians is #1) | Radio London - Free Radio Spot (Against ''Marine Offenses'' Bill) | Radio London - Free Radio Spot | Radio London - John Peel's Perfumed Garden 670608 (Excellent) | Radio London - John Peel's Perfumed Garden 670814 Part 1 of 5 | Radio London - John Peel's Perfumed Garden 670814 Part 2 of 5 | Radio London - John Peel's Perfumed Garden 670814 Part 3 of 5 | Radio London - John Peel's Perfumed Garden 670814 Part 4 of 5 | Radio London - John Peel's Perfumed Garden 670814 Part 5 of 5 | Radio London - John Peel Pt. 1 | Radio London - John Peel Pt. 2 | Radio London - Juicy Fruits Theme | Radio London - Keith Skues Interviews on London Talkback Radio Easter 1994 Pt. 1 | Radio London - Keith Skues Interviews on London Talkback Radio Easter 1994 Pt. 2 | Radio London - Keith Skues Last Program Pt.1 | Radio London - Keith Skues Last Program Pt.2 | Radio London - Keith Skues Pt.1 | Radio London - Keith Skues Pt.2 | Radio London - Kenny & Cash Pt. 1 | Radio London - Kenny & Cash Pt. 2 | Radio London - Kenny Everett Promo - ''A Brilliant Piece of tape editing'' | Radio London - Kenny Everett Promo - All The Thrills | Radio London - Kenny Everett Promo - Dave Cash | Radio London - Kenny Everett Promo - Dave Dennis | Radio London - Kenny Everett Promo - Ed Stewart | Radio London - Kenny Everett Promo - The Top 40 Show | Radio London - Kenny Everett | Radio London - Lee Peters - The Juicy Fruit Show 66 | Radio London - Mike Lennox - Petticoat Show 6608 | Radio London - News of Close Down | Radio London - Norman St. John - Colgate Cash Call 6611 | Radio London - Paul Kaye (Has Lorne Greene's ''Ringo'', 1st Play of ''You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin''' 641224 | Radio London - Paul Kaye 6412 | Radio London - The First Day On The Air | Radio London - The Sonowaltz Main Theme | Radio London - Tony Windsor Interviewed by BBC Radio London 1980s - Pt. 1 | Radio London - Tony Windsor Interviewed by BBC Radio London 1980s - Pt. 2 | Radio London - Tony Windsor Interviewed by BBC Radio London 1980s - Pt. 3 | Radio London - Tony Windsor Interviewed by BBC Radio London 1980s - Pt. 4 | Radio London - Tony Windsor Interviewed by BBC Radio London 1980s - Pt. 5 | Radio London - Tony Windsor | Radio London 1964-1967 | Radio London 6612 Sponsor (Oxo) Show | Radio London 67 (Has The Boat that I Row & Different Version of Wild Thing) | Radio London 670722 | Radio London 6708 | Radio London Closes 670814 | Radio London Jingles - Hotshot | Radio London Jingles - Pussycat | Radio London Live 980113 | Radio London PAMS Jingles (Doesn't sound as bright as wav!) | Radio London Top 40 part 1 - Tommy Vance, 670806 | Radio London Top 40 part 2 - Tommy Vance, 670806 | Radio London090265KennyAndCash1707-1806LiveAtTheMarqeeClub(Excellent!!) | Radio London091265DaveDennis (Excellent) | Radio London641223PeteBrady0600-0622 | Radio London6503EarlRichmond1106-1122 (Good) | Radio London650425DaveDennis1316-1331 (Great) | Radio London650425DuncanJohnson-MartinLodge-2Pieces (Crusty, Backward, Archaic, Fun) | Radio London650425TonyWindsor-Fab40 (Good) | Radio London650625DaveDennis-TonyWindsor1445-1533 (Outstanding British Music, Format hits its stride) | Radio London650625DaveDennis1310-1356 | Radio London650625DaveDennis1359-1443 (Extraordinary! Most Eclectic Mix of Pop of the Pirates) | Radio London650625TonyWindsor1535-1620 (Has ''Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere', peculiar) | Radio London6506KennyEverett0836-0849 (Excellent - Has Rooters ''Let's Go'') | Radio London6507KennyAndCash | Radio London650821EarlRichmond1508-1600 (Excellent) | Radio London650821EarlRichmond1600-1705 (Outstanding) | Radio London650821PaulKaye1354-1502 (Very Good!) | Radio London660619DaveDennis1247-1301 (Great) | Radio London660729Kenny Everett | Radio London660729KennyEverett0703-0748SitInForMikeLennox (Excellent!) | Radio London660729KennyEverett0703-0804SitInForMikeLennox (Maybe Best Quality Aircheck of the UK Pirates!) | Radio London661210TonyBlackburn-LeePeters12051310 | Radio London661210TonyBlackburn1200-1300BreakfastShow (Has Juicy Fruit Show, Everett - Excellent) | Radio London661210TonyBlackburn1300-1400BreakfastShow (Great) | Radio London6612FirstWeekPaulKaye2158-2216TestTransmissionOn277MeterBand (Changes mid-broadcast - Kewl!) | Radio London670204KennyEverett1430-1500 (Excellent) | Radio London670421LorneKing1800-1900 (Extraordinary, The Ox beds a Big L ad, Hendrix, Yardbirds) | Radio London670421LorneKing1940-2042 (Excellent) | Radio London670501LorneKing1514-1630 (Excellent) | Radio London670701JohnPeel0300-0349 (Excellent) | Radio London670718JohnPeel0002-0132PerfumedGarden(Extraordinary!) | Radio London670719MikeLennox0624-0655(Excellent - Great Polite Anti-Flower Speech) | Radio London670729TommyVance0638-0806 (Many DJ errors, interesting) | Radio London670806JohnPeel0000-0140PerfumedGarden | Radio London670810PaulKaye-EdStewart1158-1233 | Radio London670811ChuckBlair0755-0840 (Last Friday Show) | Radio London670812ChuckBlair0728-0830 (Great) | Radio London670812PeteDrummond0848-0918 (Great) | Radio London670812PeteDrummond1030-1130 (Excellent - The Last Fab 40 Show!) | Radio London670814 - Final Hour 1400-1430 | Radio London670814 - Final Hour 1432-1500 | RadioLondon050167LorneKing1629-1735 (So Excellent - King sounds like WABC's Charlie Greer) | RadioLondon072367KeithSkues1008-1100LondonStory(Good) | RadioLondonJingle0306 | RadioLondonJingle0307 | RadioLondonJingle0308 | RadioLondonJingle0309 | RadioLondonJingle0310 | RadioLondonJingle0311 | RadioLondonJingle0312 | RadioLondonJingle0313 | RadioLondonJingle0314 | RadioLondonJingle0315 | RadioLondonJingle0316 | RadioLondonJingle0317 | RadioLondonJingle0318 | RadioLondonJingle0319 | RadioLondonJingle0320 | RadioLondonJingle0321 | RadioLondonJingle0322 | RadioLondonJingle0323 | RadioLondonJingle0324 | RadioLondonJingle0325 | RadioLondonJingle0326 | RadioLondonJingle0327 | RadioLondonJingle0328 | RadioLondonJingle0329 | RadioLondonJingle0330
VOLUME TWO: RADIO CAROLINE
The Very First Of The U.K.'s Pirate Top 40 Stations Playing Your Favorite Hits Of The Swinging '60's! Over 97 Hours Packed Into 222 MP3s On 1 DVD!
On Easter Sunday, March 28, 1964, beginning with the words "This is Radio Caroline on 199, your all day music station!" segued to the strains of the Rolling Stones' "Not Fade Away", the hey-day of U.K. pirate radio was born. The station was named after the daughter of America's first president of Irish ancestry, Caroline Kennedy, by its owner, the Irish entrepreneur Ronan O'Rahilly, who prior to this venture had briefly managed the Rolling Stones and Georgie Fame, and suggested the band name for his proteges The Animals (he was to briefly manage the Beatles in later years as well). Having seen a photograph of Caroline gaily dancing about the White House's Oval Office in sharp contrast to the office's gravitas and tradition, he felt that this was what he wanted his station to be in the face of the staid broadcasting standards of the day. Hoisted to instant popularity by a galaxy of deejay stars including radio greats "Murph The Surf" Jim Murphy, Jack Spector of WMCA New York fame, The Great Emperor Rosko, Tony Blackburn, Don Allen, Johnny Walker, Keith Hampshire & more, the station set the standards by which all later U.K. pirates were judged. They also uniquely chose to continue broadcasting after the Marine Offences Bill of 1967 criminalized their enterprise, and continued to do so for decades -- and even now, Radio Caroline still broadcasts, but via satellite, while tied to or traveling between its various moorings on the Thames river.
Contains: Caroline 199 (Keep on Running is #1 on the charts) | Caroline 64 jerry leighton | Caroline 6606 Jack Spector (from NYC) (Good bad!) | Caroline 67 - Caroline North Compilation | Caroline 670814 - Caroline continues broadcasting [edited] | Caroline Internatinal 68 Dont touch that dial Johnnie Walker | Caroline North 199 - 1520 KHz - Jerry Leighton - Wo.25.08 (0700 650825 - Excellent!) | Caroline01011975SimonBarrett01000200(fading)(JE) (Good) | Caroline01011975SimonBarrett02000300(Fade)(JE) (Good) | Caroline01011975TonyAllan03000400(fading)(JE) (Good, but hard to hear) | Caroline01011975TonyAllan04000500(fade)(JE) (Good but hard to hear) | Caroline03031977JamesRoss1032-1200LaatsteDag259 (Good - Last day on 229 - Has Endless Flight) | Caroline03031977JohnnyJason1200-1300LaatsteDag259 | Caroline03031977JohnnyJason1300-1447LaatsteDag259 | Caroline05071974RobEden00330100(JF) (Good) | caroline199-dee&conway&moore (1964ish - What a hodgepodge! Has I Want to Hold Your Hand) | Caroline23061974TonyAllen00100058(JF) (Great Album Rock) | Caroline25121973NonstopTest19202000 (has Neil Diamond Concert with his song Sweet Caroline) | Caroline25121973NonstopTest20002100 (Sgt Pepper Side One, Anti Labour piece) | Caroline25121973TestDJonbekent21002230fading (The ''Toad'' Show, teasing Dutch & UK about fooling them) | Caroline26111977MarkClarks1200-1300(uktime) | Caroline26111977MarkClarks1300-1400(uktime) | Caroline26111977MarkClarks1400-1500(uktime) | Caroline26111977MartinFisher1018-1101(uktime) | Caroline26111977MartinFisher1101-1200(uktime) | Caroline26111977StuartRussel1500-1600(uktime) | Caroline26111977StuartRussel1600-1650(uktime) | Caroline28061978MarcJacobs0800-1900WekkerRadio | Caroline28061978MarcJacobs1300-1400Baken16 | Caroline28061978NonStop0900-1000Scheepsplaat | Caroline28061978PaulDeWit1400-150019TigShow | Caroline28061978PaulDeWit1500-160819TigShow | Caroline28061978RobHudson1000-1109TussenKeukenEnKombuis | Caroline31121974TonyAllen23300030(JJ) (Great - Has Route 66 Studio Version by Stones) | Caroline319-15081978RogerMatthews18001900studio(BE) | Caroline319-16091978TomHardy19001930studio(BE) | Caroline319-23081978MikeStevens21002200studio(BE) | Caroline319-23081978MikeStevens22002300studio(BE) | Caroline710904 tonyallen 0700-0800 | Caroline710904 tonyallen 0800-0900 | CarolineInt01101967JohnnieWalker0903-1000(HKG) (Has Beach Boys Instrumental Bed at end) | CarolineInt14011968JohnnieWalker-CarlMitchel2340-0011(matig)(HKG) | CarolineInternational(MiAmigo)25111967GlennAdams-CarlMitchell1059-1219(MS) | CarolineNorth01051967JerryKing0821-0847 (Has much Major Minor stuff) | CarolineNorth04071964JerryLeighton1105-1142TopDeck(HKG) | CarolineNorth04071964TomLodge1630-1800LineUp (Sat. Night Top 50, Kids follow ship coordinates, Breath-taking!) | CarolineNorth13081967JerryKing-DLT1456-1511(MS) (Last Show) | carolinenorth199-1967-Don_Allan (Country & Western) | CarolineNorth25081965Jerry Leighton0700-0800(HK) (Great) | carolinenorth259-1967-Diverse_DJ's (''Happy Difference'', Mocks Radio London, Who Bits, Stones Arrest 660925) | CarolineNorth26071965JimMurphy0000-0100studio (''MurphTheSurph'' - So Much Blues! Extraordinary!) | CarolineNorth26071965JimMurphy0000-0134(MS) (aircheck version) | CarolineNorth26071965JimMurphy0100-0200studio (Has Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere at #20 - Extraordinary!) | CarolineNorth30061965BobStewart-RequestShow | CarolineNorth31031966BobStewart1300-1400WithInterviewBeatles (Funny Interview) | CarolineNorth31121965BobStewart2354-0130(JF) (NY Eve Show - 2nd half great) | CarolineSouth00021967TommyVance1708-1757(HKG) (Good) | CarolineSouth00021967Unknown1518-1550(HKG) (Great, but short) | CarolineSouth00051965KeithSkues1615-1637 | CarolineSouth00051965KeithSkues1653-1717 | CarolineSouth02011966TommyVance13301400(JF) (Great - Has Out in the Street WITH COMMENTARY on it!) | CarolineSouth02081967TomEdwards1323-1500(MS) (Lotsa Major Minor Stuff) | CarolineSouth04091965GaryKemp-SoundsOf65 (Good) | CarolineSouth05021967JohnnieWalker-TommyVance1454-1529(HKG) (Excellent - I'm A Believer #1 for 5 weeks) | CarolineSouth12061967IanMcRae0100-0223SteveYoungShow(MS) (Very Good) | CarolineSouth12081967RogerDay-TomEdwards1118-1215(MS) (Heavy Major Minor Material) | CarolineSouth12121965ColinBerry-KeithSkuesWithKathyKirby1055-1300(HKG) (Nat King Cole Tribute & ''Star Verdict'') | CarolineSouth12121965GrahamWebb1300-1330(HKG) (Good!) | CarolineSouth13081966DLT-EmperorRosko1410-1529 (Excellent!) | CarolineSouth13081966EmperorRosko | CarolineSouth13081966EmperorRosko1502(JF) (Has long version of The Kids Are Alright, features The Ox in an Ad, Excellent!) | CarolineSouth13121966KeithHampshire08290917KeefersUprising(JF) | CarolineSouth15041967SteveYoung0300-0341 (Extraordinay - Elections, So much unique pop!) | CarolineSouth15061966JackSpector1900-2000(HKG) (Great Music, Hi-Fi) | CarolineSouth1965TonyBlackburn1739-1756AllSystemsGo(HKG) (Excellent) | CarolineSouth26041967JohnnyWalker18001828RobbieDaleShow (Good) | R Caroline 1964-07-14 Jerry Leighton part 1 | R Caroline 1964-07-14 Jerry Leighton part 2 | R Caroline North 640704 1635-1800 Tom Lodge - Top 50 (Off Isle of Wight) | R Caroline North 640704 1800-1830 Jerry Leighton - Sunset Spin (Eclectic) | Radio Caroline's Johnny Walker - Man's Fight For Freedom | Radio Caroline ''Mob Spot'' (Against ''Marine Offenses'' Bill) | Radio Caroline - Caroline continues on August 14th 1967 | Radio Caroline - Countdown, Jerry Leighton 6405 (GREAT!) | Radio Caroline - DLT (David Lee Travis) 1320 661213 | Radio Caroline - Mike Ahearn 6701 | Radio Caroline - Robbie Dale 670829 | Radio Caroline - Roger Day 670812 | Radio Caroline - True Story until 1975 part 1 | Radio Caroline - True Story until 1975 part 2 | Radio Caroline 1964-1967 | Radio Caroline 1972-1975 | Radio Caroline Jingles - Fun Radio | Radio Caroline Jingles - Caroline Theme Song | Radio Caroline Jingles - Fun | Radio Caroline Jingles - Montage 0f 67-68 Jingles | Radio Caroline Jingles - Tiger | Radio Caroline North - Dave Lee Travis 6704 | Radio Caroline North - Dee Harrison 1800 670814 | Radio Caroline North - Don Allen 661106 - Part 1 (Has Cavern Club Ad) | Radio Caroline North - Don Allen 661106 - Part 2 | Radio Caroline North - Don Allen 661106 - Part 3 (Has Cavern Club Ad, Spenser Davis Plug for Pirate Radio) | Radio Caroline North - Tony Blackburn 6511 | Radio Caroline North - Tony Prince (Has an Ad for the Cavern Club) 661225 | Radio Caroline North - Tony Prince (Last Day of Broadcasting - Not!) 670813 | Radio Caroline South - Dave Lee Travis (DLT) Show, Emperor Rosco Show (Has long version of ''Kids Are Alright'') 660813 - Excellent | Radio Caroline South - Dave Lee Travis (Has Appeal to Stop Maritime Offenses Act) 670403 | Radio Caroline South - Ian McRae 670618 | Radio Caroline South - Keefer's Uprising Show (''Gimme Some Lovin''' Different) 661215 | Radio Caroline South - Keith Hampshire 0820 661213 | Radio Caroline South - Keith Hampshire 1800-1830 661207 | Radio Caroline South - Keith Hampshire 661227 | Radio Caroline South - Keith Hampshire Keefer's Uprising 0820 | Radio Caroline South - Norman St. John 1048 651212 | Radio Caroline South - Rick Daniel 1300-1330 660829 | Radio Caroline South - Tommy Vance 6705 | Radio Caroline South - Tommy Vance 670704 | Radio Caroline South 660615 - Jack Spector | RadioCarolineJingle0002 | RadioCarolineJingle0003 | RadioCarolineJingle0004 | RadioCarolineJingle0005 | RadioCarolineJingle0006 | RadioCarolineJingle0007 | RadioCarolineJingle0008 | RadioCarolineJingle0009 | RadioCarolineJingle0010 | RadioCarolineJingle0011 | RadioCarolineJingle0012 | RadioCarolineJingle0013 | RadioCarolineJingle0014 | RadioCarolineJingle0015 | RadioCarolineJingle0016 | RadioCarolineJingle0017 | RadioCarolineJingle0018 | RadioCarolineJingle0019 | RadioCarolineJingle0020 | RadioCarolineJingle0021 | RadioCarolineJingle0022 | RadioCarolineJingle0023 | RadioCarolineJingle0024 | RadioCarolineJingle0025 | RadioCarolineJingle0026 | RadioCarolineJingle0027 | RadioCarolineJingle0028 | RadioCarolineJingle0029 | RadioCarolineJingle0030 | RadioCarolineJingle0031 | RadioCarolineJingle0032 | RadioCarolineJingle0033 | RadioCarolineJingle0034 | RadioCarolineJingle0035 | RadioCarolineJingle0036 | RadioCarolineJingle0037 | RadioCarolineJingle0038 | RadioCarolineJingle0039 | RadioCarolineJingle0040 | RadioCarolineJingle0041 | RadioCarolineJingle0042 | RadioCarolineJingle0043 | RadioCarolineJingle0044 | RadioCarolineJingle0045 | RadioCarolineJingle0046 | RadioCarolineJingle0047 | RadioCarolineJingle0048 | RadioCarolineJingle0049 | RadioCarolineJingle0050 | RadioCarolineJingle0051 | RadioCarolineJingle0052 | RadioCarolineJingle0053 | RadioCarolineJingle0054 | RadioCarolineJingle0055 | RadioCarolineJingle0056 | RadioCarolineJingle0057 | RadioCarolineJingle0058 | RadioCarolineJingle0059 | RadioCarolineJingle0060 | RadioCarolineJingle0061 | RadioCarolineJingle0062 | RadioCarolineJingle0063 | RadioCarolineJingle0064 | RadioCarolineJingle0065 | RadioCarolineJingle0066 | RadioCarolineJingle0067 | RadioCarolineJingle0068 | RadioCarolineJingle0069 | RadioCarolineJingle0070 | RadioCarolineJingle0071 | RadioCarolineJingle0072 | RadioCarolineJingle0073 | RadioCarolineJingle0074 | RadioCarolineJingle0075 | RadioCarolineJingle0076 | RadioCarolineJingle0077 | RadioCarolineJingle0078 | RadioCarolineJingle0079 | RadioCarolineJingle0080 | RadioCarolineJingle0081 | RadioCarolineJingle0082 | RadioCarolineJingle0083 | RadioCarolineJingle0084 | RadioCarolineJingle0085 | RadioCarolineJingle0086 | RadioCarolineJingle0087 | RadioCarolineJingle0088 | RadioCarolineJingle0089 | RadioCarolineJingle0090 | RadioCarolineJingle0091 | RadioCarolineJingle0092 | RadioCarolineJingle0093 | RadioCarolineJingle0094 | RadioCarolineJingle0095 | RadioCarolineJingle0096 | RadioCarolineJingle0097 | RadioCarolineJingle0098 | RadioCarolineJingle0099 | RadioCarolineJingle0100 | RadioCarolineJingle0101 | RadioCarolineJingle0102 | RadioCarolineJingle0103 | RadioCarolineJingle0104 | RadioCarolineJingle0105
VOLUME THREE: RNI RADIO NORDSEE INTERNATIONAL
The 1970-74 Pirate That Defied Jamming, Hijacking And Firebombing To Give Airplay To The Music Of The Day! Over 121 Hours Packed Into 159 MP3ss on 1 DVD!
In the summer of 1973, I spent an afternoon "DX-ing", which is the tuning in to the otherwise staticy space between local radio stations and turning up the volume in order to hear weak and distant signals. With a little patience and a little time one would eventually find something interesting - a country music station way out west from our home in Edison, New Jersey, exciting popular music stations from up and down the U.S. east coast, and always and ever, southern bible-belt preachers. This afternoon, however, one could hear with very little difficulty at all "This is Radio Nordsee International" - a station clear across the world! The announcer explained that they were broadcasting from a ship in the North Sea and solicited his audience to call or write Radio Nordsee to let them know if they were picking up their signal - and then went on to say that to their great surprise they were getting telephone calls at their main office in Switzerland from the United States saying that they were being listened to from there at that very moment. I couldn't believe it - a station on a ship in a foreign sea was reporting that Americans were listening to them half a world away, and here I was one of those very listeners hearing about it! Could this really be real? I asked my Dad about it later, a man of some experience with radio himself, and he said, it sounded cooked up, probably some local yokels fooling around with a transmitter. It wasn't until 30 years later when I heard these recordings that I learned how very real and genuine that entire experience was - as will you when you are asked if you can hear the signal of Radio Nordsee International from their ship upon the 1970s North Sea - and if the spectacles of multi-government jamming, the attempted high-seas piracy of the ship by business executive Kees Manders or the firebombing attack waged against them by competitor Radio Veronica doesn't entice you to listen herein for all the details, what possibly could?!? You won't regret the decision to "DX" in!
Contains: Radio Northsea 1970 | Radio Northsea 700829 - Manders tries to take ship | RNI - Mike Ross 2000 731228 (Great) | RNI - Robb Eden 2100 711231 | RNI 20-02-1971 1513-1651 RNI testandopening | RNI Jingle 0196 | RNI Jingle 0197 | RNI Jingle 0198 | RNI Jingle 0199 | RNI Jingle 0200 | RNI Jingle 0201 | RNI Jingle 0202 | RNI Jingle 0203 | RNI Jingle 0204 | RNI Jingle 0205 | RNI Jingle 0206 | RNI Jingle 0207 | RNI Jingle 0208 | RNI Jingle 0209 | RNI Jingle 0210 | RNI Jingle 0211 | RNI Jingle 0212 | RNI Jingle 0213 | RNI Jingle 0214 | RNI Jingle 0215 | RNI Jingle 0216 | RNI Jingle 0217 | RNI Jingle 0218 | RNI Jingle 0219 | RNI Jingle 0220 | RNI Jingle 0221 | RNI Jingle 0222 | RNI Jingle 0223 | RNI Jingle 0224 | RNI00081974BobNoakes03000355(BE) | RNI010619711913-2002DaveRodgers-AlanWestShow | RNI01061974RobinBanks2200-2300 (Good Eurorock) | RNI01081971CrispianStJohn1500-1600SuperHit50LastTimeEnglish (Great sarcasm! Has news of Apollo 15) | RNI01081971CrispianStJohn1600-1700SuperHit50LastTimeEnglish (Great so funny!) | RNI01081971CrispianStJohn1700-1800SuperHit50LastTimeEnglish | RNI01081972ArnoldLayne09001000FirstShow(JF) (Has 'Gay Girl' & Lyrics of Gary Glitter's Rock & Roll Pt. II, record player dies) | RNI02011972FerryMaat1300-1400(JJ) | RNI02011972TonyBerk1200-1300(JJ) (Dutch - good) | RNI02061971AlanWest18001900 (Great - has Tommy Overture cover, Polk Salad Annie, Yamazuki song) | RNI02061971AlanWest19002000 (Great) | RNI02061971CrispianStJohn16301700MikeRossShow (Very Good) | RNI02061971CrispianStJohn17001800MikeRossShow (Great - Has King Midas in Reverse & Locomotive Breath) | RNI02061971CrispianStJohn20002100 (Good - Has Tommy can you see me & Sea Cruise) | RNI02061974RobinBanks-JasonWolf0000 (Very Good! - Has Python bit in middle) | RNI021970HorstReiner+VrouwLiveTestUitzending | RNI021970HorstReinerTestUitzending | RNI03041971CrispianStJohn1600-1700 (Great - has Jack in the Box & great music) | RNI03041971CrispianStJohn1700-1800 (Great - Has Which way you going Billy & mentions Eurovision Song Contest) | RNI03041971DaveRodgers2100-2200SteveMerikeShow (Crew watching Eurovision Song Contest, Python Theme Throughout, Lotsa Elvis) | RNI03041971DaveRodgers2200-2300SteveMerikeShow (More Elvis, Coverage of Eurovision Song Contest, plays This Old House) | RNI03041971DaveRodgers2300-0000SitInForSteveMerike (Has Earth & Fire's Down to My Lady) | RNI03041971TonyAllen1800-1900AlanWestShow (Actually Tony Allen - good, ecelectic) | RNI03041971TonyAllen1951-2100AlanWestShow (Excellent, Clauda Rogers competing in Eurovision Song Contest, Python references) | RNI04031970CarlMitchell0000-0100(FM) | RNI04031970CarlMitchell2300-0000(FM) | RNI04061971CrispianStJohn-AlanWest2105-2200CrispianGetIllAndAlanTakesOver | RNI04061971StevieMerike2200-2310 | RNI041974GerardSmit08100900Buitengaats | RNI06091970MarkWesley1200-1300Top30 | RNI06091970MarkWesley1300-1400Top30 | RNI06091970MarkWesley1400-1500Top30 | RNI061971HansTenHoogeTweeStukken | RNI07061970RogerDay0700-0729(MS) | RNI07061970RogerDay0731-0800(MS) (Great!) | RNI07061970RogerDay0804-0832(MS) (Great!) | RNI07101973RobbEden21002200fading(JF) (Excellent - Cpt. Beefheart has album of the week & has Status Quo) | RNI07101973RobEden0000-0100(JF) (Great - has Cream & Status Quo - 7 Day War happening) | RNI08061970AllanWest0700-0800(MS) (Andy Archer fills in - excellent - has alternate versions of songs) | RNI08061974FerryMaat12001300Top50(JJ) | RNI08061974FerryMaat13001400Top50(JJ) | RNI08061974FerryMaat14001500Top50(JJ) | RNI09061971HansTenHooge12251252JoostOpToastShow | RNI10061970AndyArcher0815-0915AlanWestShow(MPTjamming)(MS) | RNI10071970AndyArcher0900-0930(JF) | RNI10071971StevieMerike2300-0000(FM) | RNI10081974DonAllen2000-2100CandWJamboree(studio) | RNI101973HansTenHooge-Bussum14001500HerrieMetFerry | RNI11041974BrianMacKenzie22002300 | RNI11091970MikeLindsay2300-2345 | RNI12041971JoostDenDraaier-FerryMaat1336-1408 | RNI12041971TonyAllem1600-1630SitInForCristianStJohn | RNI12081974DonAllen20002100(BE) (Great - has Whats So funny about Peace Love & Understanding) | RNI12081974DonAllen21002200(BE) (One of the best airchecks I ever heard - much comedy) | RNI121971MikeRoss-TerryDavis20522204 (Johnny Reggae, Beach Boys Riot Going On released, India, Pakistan, Cambodia, Iran, Iraq | RNI13041974EddyOuwens-MarcVanAmstel1636-1800MP-Driemaster | RNI13041974MarcVanAmstel-DonAllen1900-2025Driemaster | RNI13041974MarcVanAmstel1800-1900Driemaster | RNI13071971MikeRoss1500-1600SuperHit50 | RNI13071971MikeRoss1600-1700SuperHit50 | RNI13071971MikeRoss1700-1800SuperHit50 | RNI13091970MarkWesley0900-1030 | RNI13091970MichaelLindsay1100-1200(MS) | RNI14081974RobinBanks22002300(BE) (Very interesting, has tour of Mebo II) | RNI14081974RobinBanks23000000(BE) (Excellent!) | RNI14091972SpanglesMuldoon23000000KentRequest (JF) (1st Time in 18 months, Hot Butter, Bad Elvis, Facetious) | RNI15081974FerryMaat14001500HerrieMetFerry(BE)matig | RNI15081974FerryMaat15001600HerrieMetFerry(BE)matig | RNI15081974GerardSmit18001900Buitengaats(BE) | RNI15081974GerardSmit19002000Buitengaats(BE) | RNI15081974JohnDeMolJr07000800(BE) | RNI15081974JohnDeMolJr09001000Branding(BE) | RNI15081974LeoVDGoot16001700Driemaster(BE) | RNI15081974LeoVDGoot17001800Driemaster(BE)zeermatig | RNI15081974Nonstop06000700NonStop(BE) (Not that great) | RNI15081974RobinBanks00000100(BE)MinderKwaliteit (Excellent - Has cut from Dr. Dream) | RNI15081974TedBouwens10001100Trouwens(BE) | RNI15081974TedBouwens11001200Trouwens(BE) | RNI15081974TonyBerk-MarcVanAmstel13001400PrijsBewust(B | RNI16081974LeovdGoot17001800(BE) | RNI17031974HansTenHooge09001000LaatsteMaal(HH) | RNI17031974HansTenHooge10001100LaatsteMaal(HH) | RNI18081974TedBouwens07000800(BE) | RNI18081974TedBouwens08000900(BE) | RNI19021970HorstReiner-RogerDay1953-2100test(HKG) | RNI19021970RogerDay2100-2154test(HKG) | RNI19021971Nonstop07310832Test(JF) | RNI19021972JoostDenDraaier1200-1300SuperTop50(FM) | RNI19021972JoostDenDraaier1300-1411SuperTop50(FM) | RNI19031971JoostDenDraaier-FerryMaat1350-1420 | RNI19061971AlanWest1820 (Very Good) | RNI19081974BrianMcKenzie00000100(BE) (Extraordinary - Has Beyond & Before & Waiting for My Man) | RNI19081974JohnDeMolJR09001000(BE) (Dutch - Great) | RNI19081974RogerKent02000300(BE) (Great - Has Jim Stafford version of Mr. Bojangles) | RNI1972TonyAllen0350-0427(DD) | RNI20021971AlanWest1900-2000(JF) (Good) | RNI20021971TonyAllen1500-1600Top50(JF) | RNI20021971TonyAllen1700-1800Top50(JF) (Good - Has Bridgette the Midget) | RNI22071972PeterChicago-RobbEden0015-0102 | RNI23011970HorstReiner1stetest | RNI24091970AndyArcher-AlanWest1000-1100CloseDown(JJ) (Pretended Was Last Day) | RNI24091970SpanglesMuldoon(ChrisCary)0721-0800FinalDay(JJ) (Very Good) | RNI24091970SpanglesMuldoon(ChrisCary)0800-0900FinalDay (JJ) (Very Good) | RNI24091970StevenLadd09001000FinalDay(JJ) (Very Funny!) | RNI25021970AlanWest-CarlMitchell15591658Test(JF) (Great!) | RNI25021970AndyArcher-HorstReiner2212-0015test(HKG) (Great! - Silly French Porny Song at end) | RNI25021970RogerDay0645-0802Test(MS) | RNI25021970RogerDay19002003test(HKG) | RNI25041971FerryMaat (Dutch) | RNI26011972JoostVerhoeven10001020DoorsneeNoordzee | RNI28021970AndyArcher2000-2100 (JF) (Good music, fun, Lots of mistakes!) | RNI28021970HorstReiner0000-0030(JF) (German) | RNI28021970RogerDay-HorstReiner1900-1930(JF) (Great) | RNI28021971DaveRodgers1200-1300 (Very Good) | RNI28021971DaveRodgers1300-1400 (Excellent - Has Amos Moses) | RNI28021971DaveRodgers1400-1500 (Excellent - Has Ray Stevens Midget Song) | RNI28021971MartinKaye0900-1000 (Good) | RNI28021971MartinKaye1000-1100 (Good Eclectic Mix) | RNI28021971MartinKaye1100-1200 (Good eclectic mix) | RNI29051971PeterHolland08320902KopOp (Dutch) | RNIAug1974PeterDeJager-Agenda | RNIGerardSmitMakenVanSpecialOverGoldenEarringAanBoord | RNIJune1971CrispianStJohn21372152fading (Good) | RNIJune1971DaveRodgers-AlanWestShow (Great Collage) | RNIJuni1971HansTenHooge12371255
VOLUME FOUR: THE OTHER UK PIRATES
Britain Radio/Radio 227/Radio 270/Radio 355/Radio 390/Radio Atlanta/Radio City/Radio Essex/Radio Hauraki/Radio Invicta/Radio Nord/Radio Scotland/Radio Sutch & Swinging Radio England - Over 90 Hours Packed Into 190 MP3s On 1 DVD! 20 Broadcasts & Jingles of Radio Britain; 1 of Radio 227; 8 of Radio 270; 9 of Radio 355; 43 of Radio 390, 2 of Radio Atlanta; 21 of Radio City; 1 of Radio Essex; 1 of Radio Hauraki; 1 of Radio Invicta; 1 of Radio Nord; 3 of Radio Scotland; 2 of Radio Sutch & 78 of Swinging Radio England!
Taking his cue from the success of Radio Caroline, the legendary founder of the UK's Monster Raving Loony Party, David "Screaming" Lord Sutch, pioneered the nation's pirate "radio fort" phenomenon when he took over the World War II anti-aircraft army fort at Shivering Sands in the midst of the Thames estuary in May of 1964 and began broadcasting the rock & roll hits of the day. The British Navy really didn't like it, and turned up in force once off the Shivering Sands fort in an effort to scare him & his compatriots off. It didn't work, and soon all the remaining UK maritime army forts were taken over and pressed into service as privatized unregulated radio stations. Meanwhile, entrepreneurs and true believers in this kind of radio were taking to the sea in numbers about the island nation, and soon even the Americans, seeing big dollar signs, sent their own Britain Radio & Swinging Radio England in the same ship across the pond to get a piece of the commercial action. This time in the history of radio broadcast was heady and epic, surely the most unusual and interesting passage in the entire history of commercial radio, and this MP3 DVD serves as a testament to these wild & wonderful days that were the UK pirates.
Contains: Britain Radio Jingle 0368 | Britain Radio Jingle 0369 | Britain Radio Jingle 0370 | Britain Radio Jingle 0371 | Britain Radio Jingle 0372 | Britain Radio Jingle 0373 | Britain Radio Jingle 0374 | Britain Radio Jingle 0375 | Britain Radio Jingle 0376 | Britain Radio Jingle 0377 | Britain Radio Jingle 0378 | Britain Radio Jingle 0379 | Britain Radio Jingle 0380 | Britain Radio051966EersteTestMetQtoneErDoorHeen | Britain Radio051966EersteTestQtoneUitgefilterd | Britain Radio051966TestUitzendingOp227Meter | Britain Radio11061966TestOp355meters0857-0940 | Britain Radio12051966JerrySmithwick-Van1437LargeParts1600Test (Great lounge music! Has ''Yes I Can'') | Britain Radio25121966MartinKaye-TedDelaney1117-1235(JF) | Britain Radio29071966GrahamGill-GregWarren0810-0910 (Great Music, Lotsa Great Kellogs Commercials!) | Radio 227-071967-1807-1858LookBoden-NightBeatShow(HKG) | Radio 270-081966AlexDee-SomeLargePartsOfShows(JS) | Radio 270-14021967PaulBurnett0702-0800(JF) (Very Good) | Radio 270-14081967PhilHayton1400-1500BadWeather (Has proto 'sympathy for the devil' song at beginning') | Radio 270-14081967PhilHayton1900-2035 (Good) | Radio 270-14081967RossRandall(AlanWest)1558-1722 (Great) | Radio 270-14081967RossRandall(AlanWest)1722-1805 (Has ''Natural History Museum'' cover, Great!) | Radio 270-14081967RossRandel(AlanWest)21002230(KK) (Last hour for Alan West - Great) | Radio 270-14081967Vince(Rusty)Allen22302359(KK) (Closedown) | Radio 355-00061967StephenWest-RandBShow(HKG) | Radio 355-03081967DavidMacKay1709-1755(matig) | Radio 355-06071967TonyMonson0958-1132 | Radio 355-08071967MarkSloane1300-1330(matig)(MS) | Radio 355-29071967JohnAshton0836-0848 | Radio 355-29071967TonyManson0957-1117RequestAndCoffee | Radio 355 - Last 14 Minutes | Radio 355 6708 | Radio 355 670813 | Radio 390-00061966GrahamGill1203-1238 | Radio 390-01011967PBeresford-ECole-JHall15571644Intermezzo-MemoryLane-TeaTimeTune | Radio 390-011967DavidAllen16591738MusicBound | Radio 390-011967PaulBeresford-EdwardCole15391626Intermezzo-MemoryLane(JS) | Radio 390-03061967DavidSinClair1300-1400FromMeToYou | Radio 390-03061967LeeGilbert-JonathanHall20002100DinnerAt8-ContinentalCabaret(JS) | Radio 390-03061967Onbekent21002126SaturdayNightAt9(JS) | Radio 390-061967EdwardCole0900-937SpotlightMastersOfOrganSouthOfTheBorder | Radio 390-061967EdwardCole21382247SaturdayNightAt9 | Radio 390-08041967DavidSinclair1600-1630MemoryLane | Radio 390-10071967DavidSinclair2100-2203Serenade | Radio 390-12061966Gary Courtney1233-1259JimReevesShow | Radio 390-12071967DavidSinClair1300-1400FromMeToYou | Radio 390-121965FragmentenVanEenDag390 | Radio 390-14061967DavidSinclair-GrahamGill1134-1225music from the show-lunchbreak | Radio 390-15011967DavidAllen-MikeRaven1234-1342JimReevesShow-FromMeToYou | Radio 390-15021967EdwardCole-JonathonHall16001639MemoryLane-TeaTimeTune | Radio 390-17061967DavidSinclair1600-1630MemoryLane | Radio 390-1966EdwardCole1630-1646MemoryLane | Radio 390-1966GaryCourtney-JimReevesShow | Radio 390-1966JonathanHall1300-1312 | Radio 390-1967DavidSinclair-JonathonHall16001700MemoryLane-TeaTimeTune | Radio 390-1967ECole-DAllen-SWest1600-1713MemoryLaneTeaTimeTuneMusicBound | Radio 390-1967EdwardCole-DavidAllen1600MemoryLane-TeaTimeTunes | Radio 390-1967EdwardCole-StephanWest2118-2236Serenade | Radio 390-1967EdwardCole1100-1115RussConwayShow | Radio 390-1967EdwardCole21042151Serenade | Radio 390-1967EdwardCole21502218Serenade | Radio 390-1967PaulBeresford-StephenWest09150934MastersOfTheOrgan-SouthOfTheBorder | Radio 390-1967PaulBeresford09150930MastersOfTheOrgan | Radio 390-1967PaulBeresford09240931MastersOfTheOrgan | Radio 390-23051966AlanWest2101-2217EveningSerenade | Radio 390-24111966StephenWest-2207-2300InclClosingDown | Radio 390-26031967PeterJames13001400FromMeToYou(JS) | Radio 390-27061967EdwardCole1600-1630MyKindOfMusicGuestLewStone | Radio 390-28061967DavidSinclair1159-1202Lunchbreak | Radio 390-28071967FinalHalfHour16381708ClosingDown | Radio 390-28071967GrahamGill-Unknown1045-1143LastDay | Radio 390-28071967LeeGilbert-EdwardCole15301617LastIntermezzo-MemoryLane(JS) | Radio 390-30011967ClementShaw18001820SceneAt6(JS) | Radio 390-friday011967JonathanHall-DavidAllan1643-1800TeaTimeTunes-MusicBounds(JS) | Radio 390-Memory Lane Edward Cole.Tea Time Tunes David Allan.Music Bou | Radio 390-sunday011967JonathanHall12001300Lunchbreak(JS) | Radio Atlanta - Tony Withers & Mike Raven 6406 | Radio Atlanta00051964JohnnyJackson-BobScott(HKG) (Fun) | Radio City - Early Bird Show Chris Cross 0600 6512 (Good) | Radio City - Final Broadcast 670208 | Radio City 6608 (Another) | Radio City 6608 | Radio City 660813 (Has Bowie Song at 35 min 50 secs, Uses ''Mojo'' Phrase) | Radio City Jingle 0381 | Radio City Jingle 0382 | Radio City Jingle 0383 | Radio City Jingle 0384 | Radio City Jingle 0385 | Radio City Jingle 0386 | Radio City00011966AlanClarke1551-1615 | Radio City00081965AlexanderDee(harm) | Radio City00081966PhilJay-Discomania(2pieces) (Has Spiderman incidental music as closing theme) | Radio City00121964PaulElvey(Harm) | Radio City08081966AlanClarke-PaulKramer17101830(Harm) | Radio City08081966IanMcRae-AlanClarke15371639(Harm) | Radio City11081966AlanClarke-5by4 (Rain, Satisfaction & Tomorrow Never Knows dedications) | Radio City20011966AlanClarke1512-1535AfternoonSpin | Radio City20081966TomEdwards-PhilJay1056(HKG) | Radio City22081966IanMacRae-TomEdwards1541-1644(HKG) (Excellent) | Radio Essex06091966DavidSinclair1800-1900BigBandShow | Radio Hauraki04121966IntroducingRadioHauraki | Radio Invicta00071964SimonAshley1149-1203PotLuckShow | Radio Nord10051961Unknown-LufthansaSponsorShow-StudioTape | Radio Scotland01011966EersteUurNaMidderNacht(matig)(JF) (NY Eve, Scottish Folk) | Radio Scotland01011966StuartHenry2324-2350 (Excellent!) | Radio Scotland19051967BobSpencer1256-1405BadSignal | Radio Sutch081964ScreamingLordSutch(KK) | Radio Sutch12061964BrianPaul | Swingin Radio England Test | Swinging Radio England - Gary Stevens 661005 | Swinging Radio England - Gary Stevens 661015 | Swinging Radio England - Gary Stevens 661027 | Swinging Radio England - Larry Dean 6607 (Part) | Swinging Radio England - PAMs Jetset Series Jingles | Swinging Radio England -04091966JerrySmithwick1313-1343 (Good - Has Jagger Station Plug) | Swinging Radio England -07081966ChuckBlair1405-1434 | Swinging Radio England 00071966RonO'Quinn1448-1501 (Great) | Swinging Radio England 00071966RonO'Quinn1518-1604 (Great) | Swinging Radio England 051966DivTestUitzendingen (Very good) | Swinging Radio England 14101966TomCooper18221849(JF) | Swinging Radio England 15101966JohnnieWalker-LastShow (Very Good) | Swinging Radio England 19061966LarryDean-RonO'Quinn1358-1446 (Very Good - 4ish has proto 'All Too Much' song) | Swinging Radio England 19061966LarryDean1315-1333 (Great) | Swinging Radio England 22101966BruceWayne0155-0325MidnightEarlyShow | Swinging Radio England 22101966RogerDay2200-2300 (From Mixing Board - Good) | Swinging Radio England 23081966GaryStevens1700-1717 (Reworked - Good) | Swinging Radio England 30061966RonO'Quinn1400-1443 (Nearly Same as B0791SRE) | Swinging Radio England 6607 (Has ''Chickenman'' Episode) | Swinging Radio England 6607 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 001 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 002 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 003 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 004 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 005 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 006 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 007 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 008 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 009 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 010 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 011 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 012 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 013 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 014 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 015 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 016 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 017 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 018 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 019 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 020 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 021 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 022 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 023 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 024 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 025 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 026 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 027 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 028 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 029 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 030 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 031 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 032 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 033 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 034 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 035 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 0351 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 0352 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 0353 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 0354 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 0355 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 0356 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 0357 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 0358 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 0359 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 036 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 0360 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 0361 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 0362 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 0363 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 0364 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 037 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 038 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 039 | Swinging Radio England Jingle 040 | Swinging Radio England Juni1966LarryDean | Swinging Radio England Test 1966
Offshore Radio is radio broadcasting from ships or fixed maritime structures. Offshore broadcasters are usually unlicensed but transmissions are legal in international waters. This is in contrast to unlicensed broadcasting on land or within a nation's territorial waters, which is usually unlawful. The claimed first wireless broadcast of music and speech for the purpose of entertainment was transmitted from a Royal Navy craft, HMS Andromeda, in 1907. The broadcast was organized by a Lieutenant Quentin Crauford using the callsign QFP while the ship was anchored off Chatham in the Thames Estuary, England. However, the majority of offshore broadcasters have been unlicensed stations using seaborne broadcasting as a means to circumvent national broadcasting regulations, for example the practice has been used by broadcasting organizations like the Voice of America as a means of circumventing national broadcasting regulations of other nations. Unlicensed offshore commercial stations have operated off the coasts of Belgium, Denmark, Israel, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, The United Kingdom, Yugoslavia and the United States. By the late 1920s, the "UK government concluded that radio was such a powerful means of mass communication that it would have to be in state control", and gave the publicly funded BBC a monopoly on broadcasting. Because of rigid governmental controls and programming mostly consisting of serious music and highbrow issues, much of the UK population began to turn to radio stations from abroad, such as Radio Lyon, Radio Normandy, Radio Athlone, Radio Mediterranee and Radio Luxembourg, especially on Sundays, when the BBC did not carry any entertainment programmes. However, English-speaking broadcast hours were limited and parts of the UK were unable to receive most stations properly during the daytime. The earliest attempt to establish an offshore broadcaster in England occurred in 1928, when Associated Newspapers (owners of the Daily Mail) acquired the yacht Ceto and installed radio equipment. Unfortunately, the apparatus could not operate properly on board, the signal being heavily affected by the climate conditions. The transmitter was then replaced by Siemens loudspeakers and the Ceto toured England "broadcasting" gramophone records interspersed by advertising. Unauthorized offshore broadcasting stations operating from ships or fixed platforms in the coastal waters of the North Sea first appeared in 1958. There were as many as eleven such stations in the mid-1960s. One of the most popular offshore radio broadcasts in Europe came from Radio Caroline, which developed out both of the strict broadcasting regulations in England in the 1960s as well as the fact the major labels had left little to no airtime to less established acts. The Radio Caroline name was used to broadcast from international waters, using five different ships of three different owners, from 1964 to 1990. Radio Caroline was the brainchild of Ronan O'Rahilly, who dreamed up a way to air music by "unestablished" rock and roll artists Other well-known stations of the period were Radio Atlanta, Radio London, Radio 270 (broadcasting of the coast of Filey, Yorkshire) Radio 390, Radio Scotland, Radio Northsea International and Radio City. Most offshore broadcast is usually associated with European unlicensed radio stations; the trend never caught on as much in the United States as most organizations that could afford an offshore broadcasting boat would instead buy a legal station. Still, there were a few American offshore stations that made a lasting impression. The first station to broadcast in the U.S. from international waters was RXKR off of the coast of California. and broadcast from May 1933 until August 1933. It was operated from a cargo carrier named the S.S. City of Panama, a ship that was actually supposed to be advertising tourism in Panama to Americans from California. The operators of the ship actually broadcast popular music and advertisements, fooling the Panamanian government and eventually being shut down at the request of the U.S. Department of State. Unlicensed Radio and TV Noordzee since August 1964 used REM island offshore platform for broadcasting aimed at the Netherlands. On December 12, 1964, a law, which split the North Sea into continental sections was passed in the Netherlands. The sea bed under REM Island, to which the structure was attached, was declared Dutch territory. Five days later, Dutch Marines boarded the platform and ended the broadcasting. The Council of Europe in 1965 passed the "European Agreement for the Prevention of Broadcasts transmitted from Stations outside National Territories" to address this loophole, although some member states were slow to implement this in national law. Radio broadcasts from ships that are unauthorized under the laws of the recipient may cause radio frequencies to be unusable. This can be potentially detrimental to certain emergency and security services. The 1965 agreement was an attempt to resolve this by treaty. In 1967, the UK Government enacted the Marine, &c., Broadcasting (Offences) Act 1967, outlawing advertising on or supplying an unlicensed offshore radio station from the UK. Several other European countries passed similar legislation.