A Radio Rose of Texas[1]. The 5 of the Olga Patricia.

A non-profit historical essay dedicated to the founders, staff and fans of the 5 stations.

Edited by Derek Burroughs jr., “The Olga Observer”.©

PREVIEW April 7th, 2006[2].
40 years Anniversary edition May 3rd, 2006, 1030am[3].

UPDATE SRE Closure Anniversary November 13th, 2006, 2338pm.

Reposted November 13th, 2008 by popular demand.

This version, published in the 40th anniversary year of Radio England and Britain Radio will not be updated.

Please note that an updated version may be found at

http://www.stellamaris.no/olgapatricia1322845.html

“England’s finest.” Preface.

 

“SRE-Swinging Radio England. Broadcasting 4 1/2 miles off the Frinton Essex Coast on 227 metres, 24 hours a day, in excess of 50000 watts of power, SRE-First and Foremost is BOSS!”

 

That was one of the top-of the hour identifications used on a radio station broadcasting on 1322 kc for just over half a year in Spring, Summer and Autumn of 1966.

 

The radio station in question, Radio England, is still remembered along with its Dutch-speaking aftermath(Radio Dolfijn) its sister, Britain Radio(“The Hallmark of Quality”), and their 2 younger sisters, one Dutch(Radio 227), and one British(Radio 355).

 

Together, all 5 stations from the radio ship” Olga Patricia”(Laissez Faire), as well as their forerunner and cousin Radio London from the “Galaxy”, were the result of Texas investors from Abilene/Wichita Falls, Midland/Odessa and Eastland seeking Northern European business opportunities in radio. This was to prove successful in the case of “Big L” broadcasting on “266”, but difficult from the Olga Patricia. But without these courageous people, European broadcasting history would have been different and less colourful. And, transition from state-run broadcasting monopolies to deregulation as well as restructuring of national channels would have been slowed down.

 

On the “fan” side, many would like to express their gratitude to the business people who took the risk, as well as all former presenters and other employées of these most missed stations. We want to remember these stations vividly with great fondness. It was sadly a shortlived operation.

 

Especially the founder of the stations, the late Don Pierson must be honoured. One cannot help admiring his entrepeneuring spirit and ability to make his visions a reality.

 

American radio in the UK and in Europe was not an innovation in the mid-60s however, with AFN London and its 50+stations already broadcasting from 1943-1945 and its “cousin” ABSIE, followed by AFN networks and stations in many European countries, the most famous being AFN Germany. There also was another Texan station in Sweden 1961-1962 with some of the same roots, namely Radio Nord. But their stories are told elsewhere[4] [5].

 

 

The cover of the EP “Sing with Radio Nord”, 1961. The airplane flying from Bromma is just about to make “The Drop” with recorded programs ready for broadcasting from this floating radio station in the Baltic off Stockholm, Sweden. Radio Nord broadcast on 602 kc from the radio ship “Bon Jour” until the summer of 1962. This Scandinavian station had origins and was owned by businessmen “Deep in the heart of Texas.” Unknown source.

 

The day of the 1st edition of this essay, May 3rd, 2006, it was 40 years since the two Continental transmitters on board the radio ship “Olga Patricia” burst to life off the Frinton, Essex UK coast. On 845 kc, at 1030 in the morning, with a tone and “The Yellow Rose of Texas”[6], Radio England started test broadcasting. Subsequently, the high-paced tests on “355” in May 1966 by Larry Dean, Ron O’Quinn and others hit us like a bomb, and since then we were hooked.

 

What most people know about SRE and the other 4 stations is what they learned from the press or heard over the airwaves, but the press often had the story wrong. What was heard over the airwaves was a series of changing formats, changing names and a sudden end to the entire project in advance of the Marine Offences Act coming into effect[7].

 

But the real story goes much deeper. This is an attempt to tell and categorize that story.

 

Still there!

 

Here is a good way to "celebrate" the sadly missed Olga Patricia stations: Their two remaining transmitters, still on the air in Africa, may be found on dxtuners.com, and were heard by the editor in on November 8th, 2006 via the Johannesburg receiver:

1170 kc TWR Swaziland. 50 kW Continental transmitter #11 ex SRE/Britain R/R 355.

Local strength w Christian Contemporary Music track, great local ID, local bible reading from TWR Swaziland.

1377 kc Radio Liberty. 50 kW Continental transmitter #10 ex Britain R/SRE/R Dolfijn/R 227 w fading-in and out non-stop Portugese "Praise" music with Portugese sermon.[8]

 

“Pickin’up “Boss” Vibrations”

 

In early 2004, a Norwegian, “svennam”, published a Radio England fanzine on the web, called “Pickin’up “Boss” Vibrations”. In his essay, the author says “… it was an immensely great period of life, radio, and music.” The editor couldn’t agree more.

 

And he goes on inviting inputs in order to establish more facts[9].  His opinion is there should be a larger study on the general history of this radio project, comprising the material in (his) essay, which inevitably grew into the first months of the operation, and if possible material from the collections of the late Don Pierson’s family and Hans Knot’s large archive. Hans Knot also wrote an excellent 1991 study in Dutch: ”De Vijf van de Laissez Faire.”  It would also be interesting, he says, to hear the views and stories of more djs,and learn more of Britain Radio, Radio Dolfijn, Radio 227 and Radio 355. And, the later history of the ship and Don Pierson. Also an accompanying CD could be interesting for many. These contributions would be essential, even it is realized it won’t be easy to find more details. But if more material may be uncovered, “svennam” concludes he has good reason to believe that an independent writer might take on this task in a most professional way.

 

The essay caused considerable interest, with an average of 300 genuine daily hits since then on what originally wascalled “The Last Month of Radio England”, a result indicating that the 5 radio stations broadcasting from the radio ship “Olga Patricia” couldn’t have been the ”calamitous failures” they were blamed to be. And “the people appointed to run the programming” must after all have been much better at what they were doing than what the “in-the know” thought them to be. And they must have had some “notion of who they were broadcasting to”[10], when, now, on this 40 Years anniversary of the start of transmissions from the Olga, these stations, with founders, presenters, and-sound still are so much loved among us.

 

In the 3 years that have passed, a lot of new information have been uncovered and secured. Also, having had a large number of inputs and researched a lot of new material it has been decided to rewrite and extend the whole story up to all 5 stations that played such a strong part in our lives 1966-1967 and after, also including a little glimpse of their cousin, Wonderful Radio London broadcasting from the “Galaxy”, from 1964, since that station had the same roots.

 

A new author has submitted the text below, presenting himself as the “Olga Observer”, seemingly related to “Derek Burroughs”, the name of the voice on the automation tapes aboard the radio ship[11]. In a Radio 355 Saturday evening broadcast in July, 1967 he came out of his cabin(behind the “Carousel”?)and was interviewed by Alan Black about his 13-month stint on the Olga:

 

“(I am)looking forward to going back home to Los Angeles after nearly a year here in this wonderful country on this wonderful little boat...”

 

Alan Black commented at the end of the interview that Derek Burroughs did not say or talk much. ”You keep yourself to yourself!”

 

Whilst Dave MacKay, in the ”air-chair” that evening on 845 kc, added though, that Burroughs was a great card-player.[12]

 

Burroughs, jr. has listened through a large number of recordings[13] from all 5 stations for documentation, corrected earlier mistakes, included a lot of new facts, improved the diary, and added many facts about what happened to the ship and transmitters after August 6th, 1967, when Radio 355 closed at 0022 hours and the transmitter went dead, later to come on the air in an entirely different part of the world.

 

Burroughs, jr., in presenting his new long essay here is making an independent, honest and non-profit effort to make this fascinating piece of radio history a more cooperative preservation project, creating a radio history hub, umbrella if you like, encouraging contrasting agendas around this subject to come together so that still existing material will be available to everyone's benefit, and may be secured for the future.

 

This seems to be a most responsible approach, as there seems to be various interests around the subject in question, such as personal, commercial, ideological, and even political. There are still “anoraks” interested on these stations, but also other interests opposed to this approach.

 

And then there are the founders, broadcasters, and everyone that worked for the operation. Not forgetting their descendants. By means of the web, they now have a great chance of knowing more, and put the elements into place. Hopefully, this study may assist in that task, and also create a lasting monument of the hectic radio days of 1966-1967, or even, 1964-1967.

 

Derek Burroughs, jr. has been able to draw upon the archives of

svennam still

 

 

Pickin’up NEW“Boss” Vibrations”

 

 

 

Smile album(2004).Pickin’up NEW Good Vibrations 40 years after the autumn of 1966…

 

 

Smile. From Radio England’s studio aboard the Olga Patricia, May, 1966.

Unknown photographer. ©LIFE International Oct.31st,1966 . Submitted by Lars Holm.

 

Hans Knot[14],

 

 

“De 5 van de Laissez Faire” ©Hans Knot’s study from 1991[15], built on his large archive, and some of the late Don Pierson’s files.

 

Eric Gilder and friends[16],

 

 

“London, My Hometown[17].” in “Mass Media Moments in the United Kingdom…” ©Eric Gilder’s study from 2001/2003, forecasting a larger audio/book presentation, putting the subject of this essay into a larger context.

 

parts of relevant material from ©Offshore Echos magazine and archives,

 

 

as well as ©Grey Pierson(the son of Don Pierson) and the Pierson family archive in Texas.

 

 

The late Don Pierson(r), founder of Radio London and the Olga stations, aboard the Olga Patricia in May, 1966. With Captain Julio Alonzo, “Free Cuban.” Photo from the Pierson family collection, kindly provided by ©Grey Pierson.

 

Burroughs, jr. also wishes to thank the following others for their kind efforts, contributions and cooperation:

 

Sweden Calling DX-ers(SCDX, Radio Sweden)

DX-Listeners’ Club, Norway[18]

John Ross-Barnard

Genie Baskir

Ian Biggar

Gerry Bishop(Offshore Radio, 1975)

John of Brucebase[19]

Look Boden

Jack Curtiss

Robert Chapman[20]

Phil Champion

Rick Crandall

Keith Dobson

Roger Day

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

Steve Eberhart[21]

John England

Steve England(The Radio England story edition II (S.England))

Tony Fitzherbert[22]

Steve Geisler[23]

Dave Gilbee

Eric Gilder

Paul De Haan[24]

Mervyn Osborne Hagger

Paul Harris[25]

Jim Hawkins

Lars Holm

How to Listen to the World

Richard Irwin(Uncle Ricky)[26]

The Laissez Faire story[27]

Tore Larsson

Mike Leonard(From International Waters)

Paul John Lilburne-Byford

Larry Magne[28]

Jeff Martin

Phil Martin

Jon Myer[29]

Rolf Mong

Colin Nicol

National Radio Club, USA[30]

Offshore Echo’s Magazine(OEM)/Chris Edwards[31]

Mary Payne[32]

Radio News(in London Weekly Advertiser and National Advertiser, and Time and Tide)1967, reprinted by Offshore Echo’s Magazine (OEM)

Ron O’Quinn

Steve Richards

Alan Roberts

Ray Robinson

Manfred Steinkrauss

John Sgruletta

Chris Turner[33]

TV Mail, 1966-1967, reprinted by Offshore Echo’s Magazine (OEM)

Dr.Martin v.der Ven[34]

Tim Warden(Los Solanas Consulting)[35]

Tedd Webb[36]

Dick Weeda

Martyn Webster

Perry Woods[37]

World Radio TV Handbook

 

Statement:

 

This website is not an "official" website, nor is it created or endorsed by the former management of radio stations England, Britain, Dolfijn, 227, 355, or London.

 

This website has no commercial objective and the material and the information presented is for research and enjoyment only.

 

This website is presented to preserve the history of these radio stations, putting their story into the context of the history of broadcasting and media in general.

 

All material on the pages of this site is the property of the editor, or, is the property of the noted contributor(where this is known) and cannot be duplicated or otherwise distributed without prior written consent.

 

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Contents and invitation for participation:

 

A Radio Rose of Texas.

The 5 of the Olga Patricia.

 

Preface: “England’s finest”

Still there!

“Pickin’up “Boss” Vibrations”

Contents and invitation for participation

Chapter 1: Texas Radio takes to the air in Europe” Attempt of a diary of the Olga Patricia stations.

Winter and Spring 1966

May 1966-September 1967 Rundown month by month

Chapter 2: ”I went ahead and did it.” Olga Patricia, founder and administration.

About Don Pierson, founder of Radio London and the Olga Patricia Stations

William(“Bill”) Vick, the first Mananging Director of the Olga Patricia operation

Larry Dean on Jack Nixon

I never set out to be remembered

”Don’t you know...Boss Jocks play much more music!” Ron O’Quinn interview

Ben Toney, advisor in 1966

And then it is over to Tom Danaher

Tom Danaher and Don Pierson

About Chuck Blair/Jay Kay

Jack Curtiss steps up to the microphone

Who was Basil van Rensburg?

“An old colonel steps aboard”

Chapter 3: ”Ron on the radio from 2-6 pm.” Olga Patricia djs and newsreaders May 3rd-August 6th 1967

A 5-station rundown

Chapter 4: Inputs from and on Olga Patricia broadcasters.

Larry Dean

"They wanted us to sound slick, pacy and fast"

“You are listening to the Jerry Smithwick program!”

Johnnie Walker remembers

Phil Martin

Summer 1966 brings “the Second US Wave”[39] to the “227” microphone

"Boom Boom Brannigan" or Bob Klingeman

April 4th, 1967: Boomer's accident

Perry Woods, former Operations Manager at WPXI

Steve Richards(Steve Nelson), formerly of WPXI

On Radio England from “Will radio pirates walk the plank?” ©LIFE International Magazine. October 31st, 1966[40]

A format change on 227 and Bill Berry shows leadership

John Ross-Barnard

David Gilbee, also known as Dave MacKay

The cartoonist of the Olga

Look Boden

Dick Weeda’s Radio 227 memories

John Aston takes the microphone

Martin Kayne was the last dj who did breakfast on the Olga

Chapter 5: ”Today, this song is Boss Sound no.1-1-1”. Olga Patricia music and jingles.

The last ”Boss Fun 50”, of November 5th, 1966

BOSS 40 and (BOSS)FUN 50 #1s

Chapter 6: A radio hybrid. Olga Patricia programming.

US station roots

”In excess of 50000 watts”. SRE’s Legal IDs atop the hour(TOH)

BOH/Bottom of the Hour IDs

“The Sound of the International Giant…”-SRE special promos

”Saturday morning at 8”-SRE’s Promos(for) special shows

When form was more important than content”

Ron O’Quinn explains the news concept

The Bannerline news format came from WFUN

“It’s Thatman” -SRE’s jingle sets

Ron O’Quinn explains

Larry Dean explains

Jingles used on the Olga stations

Chapter 7: ”On ”3-5-5” and ”2-2-7”. Technical.

The Olga Patricia Frequencies

The Olga Patricia Transmitters

Swazi Music Radio 1376 kc

Swazi Music Radio-format changes

Trans World Radio Swaziland 1170 kc

Chapter 8: “32 Curzon”. Addresses and other administrative data.

Investors

5-station information

Chapter 9: Sales and ratings.

Ad clients.

Chapter 10: What happened to the Olga Patricia?

Ship details.

The “Captain(s) of your ship.”

Up for sale.

”Last voyage of a Musical pirate.”

Perspectives on the Olga Patricia stations.

Where the Heck is the Olga Patricia[41]?

A surprising development: Radio Galleon.

Chapter 11: Meanwhile on the Galaxy.

Chapter 12: ”See you around”. The end of Texas Radio in Europe.

 

In spite of the effort of Burroughs, jr. and others not all facts have been established.

 

Distinguished reader, if you know of any story, anecdote, biography or event, or if you have any photographs that you feel should be presented to the world through this essay, or if you know someone we should interview to get more information on this piece of radio history, please feel free to contact us.

 

If you worked with or on these stations in any respect, or have information from other sources, you are invited to give your input in text or pictures so that it may fit the outline above. Previously unknown unscoped mp3 recordings(if possible) are also sought, as well as scoped airchecks, also in mp3 that may be displayed on the site. We only want sound material not published elsewhere.

 

Generally, it is important for Burroughs, jr. to find the true facts without publishing anything that would hurt anyone.

 

Please submit your text in Microsoft Word or for pictures,. jpg or .gif and email to Derek Burroughs jr. at this email address:

 

olgaobserver@yahoo.no

 

Copyright issues must be resolved.

 

Contrasting views to those presented by the editor are welcomed, as they will add color and depth to the story, but the presentation will be balanced.

 

An updated version is planned for February 28th, 1967 at 12.45 pm British time, to commemorate the final broadcast from Britain Radio.

 

 

Dade Drydock Coporation[42], Miami, Florida Spring 1966: The mv Olga Patricia up close. Mast and guy wires. What can be her mission? ©Eric Gilder. Used with permission.

 

 

mv. Olga Patricia March, 1966 at Dade Drydock Coporation, Biscayne Bay, Miami. ”In the centre cargo hold of the ship were dropped the 50 kW transmitters and big diesel generators for AC power. And in the forward hold, a prefab studio set-up was just dropped in.”(Larry Dean[43]) Photo from the Pierson family collection, kindly provided by ©Grey Pierson.

 

 

 

mv. Olga Patricia March, 1966 at Dade Drydock Coporation, Dodge Island, Biscayne Bay. ”We had two large cubicles, one of which contained the transmitter facilities,...the other contained the studios for the two stations. They were on shore when I first joined up...”(Rick Randall[44]) Photo from the Pierson family collection, kindly provided by ©Grey Pierson.

 

 

Brian Dean in Daily Telegraph May 2nd, 1966. Pirate Olga goes into battle. From ©Hans Knot’s archive.

 

Chapter 1: Texan Radio takes to the air in Europe. Attempt of a diary of the Olga Patricia stations.

 

Winter and Spring 1966

 

January 1966: A meeting in the Abilene State National Bank.

 

“The Laissez Faire saga began in a meeting in the Abilene State National Bank in Texas in January 1966. Local business people believed that Britain could be shown a thing or two about running radio stations and that there was money to be made. Their enthusiasm was fired by Mr.Pierson, the bank’s persuasive, backslapping chairman, who two years earlier had helped to launch Radio London, and then been ousted in a power struggle. Mr.Bill Vick, who was in the bakery business, but had also been in oil and banking, was appointed to go to London to get things moving.[45]

 

 

Post card of Abilene, Texas in the 50s.

 

Thursday, April 7th, 1966: The Olga Patricia leaves Biscayne Bay.

 

“New York, Friday.

A new pirate radio ship designed to work in the North Sea off the English coast has been fitted out in an atmosphere of almost wartime secrecy at Biscayne Bay, Miami, I learned today. She left there yesterday for Hamilton, Bermuda and is expected to leave immediately for Lisbon. The vessel, the Olga Patricia, 480 tons, a wartime landing craft later used for cargo-carrying, is owned by a syndicate of British and American businessmen. Their identities have not been revealed but it’s understood some backers are Texans. The Olga Patricia underwent an expensive refitting operation since she was moved to Miami from the Panama Canal Zone three months ago. Workers on the ship said a ”considerable” sum was spent to turn the ship into a floating radio station. The ship’s transmitting equipment is said to be able to send two programmes simultaneously. The owners are believed to be planning two separate stations, one for rock n’roll, the other for ”good” music[46].”

 

 

Dade Drydock Coporation, Biscayne Bay, Florida March 21st, 1966: A ship called the Olga Patricia is equipped with an antenna mast atop the existing mainmast. This antenna fell down in the Atlantic. ©Eric Gilder. Used with permission.

 

 

Dade Drydock Coporation, Biscayne Bay, Florida March, 1966: A large mast is lifted from the quayside onto a ship: “We had a large crane that actually lifted the studios and dropped them down into what had been a cargo hold on the ship. There were two of them, so they dropped the studios down in one hold and the transmitter down in the other, sealed the deck, put a generator on top of it, and of course, the antenna on top as well.”(Rick Randall[47]) ©Eric Gilder. Used with permission.

 

 

 

Early April, 1966. The Olga Patricia tied up at a dock just before she left Florida with the original antenna that collapsed clearly visible: It is a massive cable stretching all the way to the top of a swinging beam at the top of the mast itself. Attempt of making a sloping antenne?-Editor. ©Eric Gilder. Used with permission.

 

Thursday April 1, 1966. Miami News: "Jolly Roger Pirates to Pipe Music Ashore": The first major story about the birth of the radio ship.

 

“A "pirate" radio ship planning to start beaming programs into Britain in the next few months is being secretly fitted out in Miami. ... (then a lot of text about the reason for the station, Radio Caroline and even the UK wireless license set fee)…

 

“In Miami, the Olga Patricia's program director, a man named Ron, has been quietly hiring disc jockeys. The news came out when station WFUN announced one of its DJs, 38-year-old Jack Armstrong had quit to join the London venture.

 

(Then there is a lot more text about djs and the article continues):

 

The 480-ton Olga Patricia was built in 1944 as a landing craft. After the war, she was sold and converted to a tramp freighter, plying the Caribbean. She still flies the Panamanian flag. She was brought to Miami three months ago from the Panama Canal Zone and taken over by the syndicate. She has been converted and painted black and white.

 

Spokesman for the syndicate is a chunky, personable Texan named Don Pearson (sic, this is the spelling used by the newspaper). His only reply to inquiries about the ship is that it is being "fitted out for oceanographic research." Pearson, who is also the mayor of Eastland, Tex., (pop. 4,000), added, "We will have a statement to make in June."

 

No one is allowed on the ship, tied up at the Dodge Island seaport. But someone who met "Ron" said: "All of the initial contacts with the djs were made by phone. They weren't allowed near the ship until they signed contracts.”

 

"I get the impression the owners were trying catch Radio Caroline by surprise and were very anxious to avoid any kind of publicity. It's certainly a powerful operation. There are three huge generators aboard, one for each station plus a spare. All supplies will be brought by boat from the mainland to the ship when the station gets going."

 

Crewmen yesterday loaded huge coils of copper tubing aboard. Other equipment lay under green tarpaulin. The few crewmen…on the afterdeck refused to talk about the ship. A high-ranking US Coast Guard officer said: "We have long been aware of the ship's presence and what has been going on. But it is outside our jurisdiction."

 

The owners had hoped to have the Olga Patricia started on the 4,000-mile trip to England this week. But a salvage expert who has been doing work on the ship said: "They're going to be disappointed. The mast still needs work and the ship will have to be inspected by the American Bureau of Shipping before she sails.”

 

"I would think she''ll be stuck here for another three weeks.[48]"

 

 

Two more on the way. Daily Telegraph April 20th, 1966. From ©Hans Knot’s archive.

 

Wednesday April 20th, 1966: The Café Royal Press Conference.

 

”Our broadcasting reporter” in ”The Times”, reported of a press conference the previous day at London’s Café Royal[49], which was chaired by Mr. Jack Nixon(50), and Mr.William Vick(40)respectively Chairman and Managing Director of Peir-Vick Ltd[50].

 

One of the subjects was the coming operation’s ”dramatised news bulletins.” When Mr.Nixon was challenged on this, a PR aide suggested this meant ”more emotional than the BBC.”

 

More generally, Mr.Nixon stated that ”…as you have to know the taste of an apple before you can describe it, so you have to hear the new sound before you know what it means.[51]

 

 

”Let’s get cosy”, …in front of ”an apparently washed-out Union Jack.” a somewhat sarcastical description of the Peir-Vick Press Conference in presumably Daily Telegraph, April 21st, 1966. From ©Hans Knot’s archive.

 

NY Times International Edition, April 20th, 1966. Pierson Family archive, provided by Grey Pierson.

 

 

April 26th, 1966 press cutting from Glasgow Evening Times about a “dual channel” “pirate” radio ship. From ©Eric Gilder. Used by permission.

 

 

 

May 2nd, 1966 press cutting about a “multi-million dollar radio ship.” From ©Hans Knot’s archive.

 

May 1966[52]

 

Tuesday, May 3rd, 1966. Radio England/Britain Radio.

 

Test Transmission on 355m, 845 kc. Approximate first sign on is 1030. 50 sec. Test tone, and then

 

 

 

A Real Yellow  Rose of Texas[53]!

 

YELLOW  ROSE OF TEXAS[54]MITCH MILLER,

DON’T BRING ME DOWN ERIC BURDON AND ANIMALS,

JINGLE: YOU GET A POSITIVE CHARGE, 

PIED PIPER CRISPIAN ST.PETERS,

JINGLE: WHERE THERE’S ACTION,

SUBSTITUTE THE WHO,

RON O'QUINN: “RADIO ENGLAND ON THE AIR ON 3HUNDRED 55 ON YOUR METER DIAL, 3-55 ON YOUR STANDARD BROADCAST DIAL. RADIO ENGLAND ON THE AIR FOR BROADCAST (TEST)PURPOSES.

JINGLE: STAY WITH THE FUN.

RON O'QUINN: “RADIO ENGLAND SONG NO.1 NOW, MAMAS&PAPAS AND MONDAY MONDAY.

RADIO ENGLAND TIME IT’S 14 MINUTES UNTIL 11.

MAMAS&PAPAS BOSS TUNE NO.1 ON SRE IT’S CALLED MONDAY MONDAY. THIS IS RON O'QUINN SRE, 3-55 ON YOUR METER DIAL.

JINGLE: SURF. 11 UNTIL 11 RIGHT NOW SRE TIME. NICE SONG BY

(WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN)PERCY SLEDGE.

 

 

 

Press report of May 3rd, 1966. From ©Hans Knot’s archive.

 

Test Transmission on 845 kc 1530-. with Rick Randall. “Testing for Swinging Radio England. Hi there this is Rick Randall with the brand new sound for the British Isles. Where the Action is! Stay with the Fun jingle. Just a few things we’d like to give you. Just a preview of the new sound which will be coming your way on SRE. Jingle: Where the Action is! Our new station for the British Isles SRE. Time now is 3.30, May 3rd, 1966. First day on the air for SRE. ” Here is Gene Pitney to sing. This is so nice..Hall of Fame. This called… It Hurts to be in Love….”In Swinging England today this song is Super Sound no.1” Into Byrds Mr.Tambourine Man.

 

 

Rick Randall testing on “355” in May 1966 with Wayne Fontana looking. Photo from the Pierson family collection, kindly provided by ©Grey Pierson.

 

Daytime Test Transmission on 227m 1320?1322? kc with Jerry Smithwick. (Open Carrier)”One-two testing, One Two.” ”One-two testing, One Two.” Jingle: “The bright sound of the smart set.” “The bright new sounds of Radio Britain, coming your way, testing, first day, May, 3rd, 1966. This is Radio Britain. The Johnny Mann singers up now, on Radio Britain(silence, some music, needle scratches) Hallmark of Quality jingle. “You’re listening to the bright new sounds of Britain Radio, serving the British Isles.(Break) Hallmark of Quality jingle. “You’re listening to the bright new sounds of Britain Radio, serving the British Isles. This is Gene Pitney with a flashback from 1965 on Radio Britain, it’s called I’m gonna be strong.” “From 1965, that’s Gene Pitney, on the bright new sounds of Britain Radio.” Hallmark of Quality-Britain Radio(testing) Testing on Radio Britain. The bright new sounds for the British Isles. The Johnny Mann singers A Taste of Honey.” “It’s the Johnny Mann singers on the bright new sound of Radio Britain(Break) “Swinging, smart satisfying sounds” jingle. “You’re listening to the bright new sounds of Britain Radio, serving the British Isles with a brand new sound.” “Step up, step up” jingle. “Hi and welcome in to the brand new sounds of Britain Radio.” “Hallmark of Quality” jingle. (break)

 

 

Jerry Smithwick testing in May 1966 with help from singer Carol Driscoll on a visit to ship. Photo from the Pierson family collection, kindly provided by ©Grey Pierson.

 

Evening Test Transmission on 227 m 1320 kc-from this date? (Heterodyne, with strong interference from Radio Moscow relay on 1322 kc(In German) in Leipzig. Format: Automated ”Good Music” with ”Derek Burroughs”(Carousel)[55]: ”One of the loveliest ballads ever recorded, sung for us by Billy Eckstine.” (Music, and over music Rick Randall: ”This is Great Britain’s newest offshore station Britain Radio. This is a test program on 227 metres on reduced power. Stay close to this frequency for good listening coming soon from Britain Radio.””Derek Burroughs”: ” An old time cha-cha-favorite there, Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White. The orchestra of Perez Prado(Music.) ”With a tune from the year 1952 the voice of Joni James.(Music)...

           

 

...”Vocally, that was Pat Boone.” The ”Carousel” home of the real”Derek Burroughs”on the Olga Patricia. From ©Hans Knot’s archive. ”This is a view of the Britain Radio’s Automatic Station on board their ship, The Laissez Faire. . In rough weaher,  when the disc jockeys have difficulty in operating their panels. This equipment takes over, so that Britain Radio can continue to entertain you.[56]

 

Wednesday, May 4th,1966. Radio England/Britain Radio.

 

Test Transmission on 845 kc 1503-1514, Ron O'Quinn

Paul and Barry Ryan #30

TC: 7 after 3

#14 Small Faces in brand new Fabulous Forty.

TC: 9 after 3

”..only way to boss”

Jerry Smithwick 3.30-4

Ron O’Quinn 4.30

Walking with my angel Hermans Hermits

TC: 12 after 3

Water Geno Washington&Ran Jam Band.

Ron in the air chair

Broadcast test purposes

TC: 14 after 3 pm

Beach babies, Sloop John B

 

1625-1635 Rick Randall.

TC: 26 after 4

Johnnie Walker having a good laugh

Dave Clark 5 look before you leave

TC: 28 past 4

“The Voice of Europe, England..Great Britain…”

Wednesday afternoon

Eric Burdon

Jingle: Hitbound

Eric Burdon Don’t bring me down

Bob Lind Elusive Butterfly

Close down at 1700.

Reception reports to “32 CurZON Street.”

Jingle: England’s finest…

 

Test Transmission on 227 m 1322 kc. 1437-1600 Derek Burroughs(Carousel)/Jerry Smithwick ”You’re listening to Britain Radio. Broadcasting on 227 metres in the MW band. We’d like to hear from you no matter where you’d might be. Drop us a card or letter to 32 Curzon Street, London W1, that’s BR, 32 Curzon Street, London W1. 18 mins before 3 o’clock BR time, broadcasting on 227 metres in the MW band...” ”Good afternoon this is Britain Radio broadcasting on 227 metres in the MW band. We’d like to hear from you if you’re listening to Britain Radio. Drop us a card or letter to BR, 32 Curzon Street, London W1.13 mins before 3 o’clock on BR.”... ”It’s 3.30. You’re listening to BR. André Kostelanetz and the orchestra: I Believe in you.”...This is BR broadcasting on 227 metres in the MW band. We’re operating on reduced power output for test purposes(Address details) And I would like to add all ah reception reports will be answered as promptly as possible. 3 minutes until 4.(Here comes DB partly over Jerry) Percussion unlimited: Show Me.”

 

Thursday, May 5th,1966. Radio England.

 

Test Transmission on 845 kc 1533-1553. Jerry Smithwick. A Thursday. #28 Someday, One day. Seekers.

Ron O’Quinn at 4.

Test Transmission on 845 kc 1608-1619 Ron O'Quinn “Radio 355”.

 

 

More pirate programmes. Daily Telegraph for May 15th, 1966. From ©Hans Knot’s archive.

 

Saturday, May 21st, 1966. Radio England.

 

Test Transmission on 845 kc 1522-1532. Test Transmissions until 5pm, back on at 9. Larry Dean.

Paul& Barry Ryan I love her #20

On the air with full power

Eric Burdon Don’t bring me down HB

Home of the Stars&MMM.

Nancy Sinatra promo

Nancy Sinatra How does that grab you darlin’#21.

Temptations The way you do the things you do

Test Transmission on 845 kc 1532-1613. Rick Randall, Jerry Smithwick. 1000 reception reports. Sweden. Finland. Australia. Hank Locklin: I feel a cry coming on! Graham Gill among Boss Jocks. (Paint it Black #7) Randall: Met the Stones yesterday. Ad for Smith’s Crunch.

Test Transmission on 845 kc 2125? Ron O'Quinn 25 mins after 9 o’clock on England and the world’s most powerful radio station Swinging Radio England. 35 before Johnnie Walker[57].

 

May, 1966. Britain Radio.

 

Test Transmission on 1322 kc

 

Unid Instrumental jazz number

Graham Gill: You’re listening to a test transmission from Britain Radio where the time is ¾ mins before 4 o’clock.

Derek Burroughs: The music of George Shearing with Lullaby of Birdland.

Derek Burroughs: Andre Kostolanetz and the orchestra now with Maria Elena

Derek Burroughs: George Thier with Relies?

Derek Burroughs: Roy Holmes plays Love Songs from House..

Colin Nicol: This is a test programme on Britain Radio on 227 metres in the MW band.

Britain R soon to be commencing broadcasts full time.

The time is just on exactly...

(Right placing?... Derek Burroughs: Johnny Summers with Neal Hefti. Wonderful guy

Colin Nicol: Britain Radio Hallmark of Quality 18 1/2 past 4.)

 

May, 1966. Radio England.

 

Test Transmission on 845 kc

 

Larry Dean

 

Third Degree Marc Bolan

soon to be 24 hrs a day

Only way to boss

Jingle: Where the music is news

Today this song is boss sound #4

Manfred Mann Pretty Flamingo

 

Let’s have more music The Fun Spot

On the air with reduced power for transmitter test purposes off air in 15 mins

How does that grab you darlin’ Nancy Sinatra Boss Sound #19

Today this song is boss sound #1 Rolling Stones

Mick Jagger promo

Wraps it up for the Dean program

Back on later this afternoon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pop stars, Boss Jocks and founder on the tender, May 1966. Singer Barry Benson, Jerry Smithwick, Wayne Fontana, Don Pierson and? The person to the right is Dick Sharp, a staffer of 32 Curzon Street. Photo from the Pierson family collection, kindly provided by ©Grey Pierson.

 

 

Congratulations telegram to Don “Pearson” at Hilton Hotel Room 605 on May 25th, 1966. ©Eric Gilder. Used with permission.

 

June 1966

 

Friday, June 3rd, 1966. Radio England/Britain Radio.

 

Test Transmission on 845 kc.

 

Radio England plays first ”This door swings both ways” by Herman’s Hermits[58]. Complaint from RAI Italy regarding the transmissions on this frequency, as Roma 2 is co-channel.

 

Test Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

Britain Radio is “blacked out by the failure of a transformer.” Until a new transformer is obtained its transmitter will be off the air.

 

Monday, June 6th, 1966? Radio England.

 

Transmission on 845 kc 0813-0834

 

Larry Dean

 

MAME

LOUIS ARMSTRONG HB Unknown star intro

SOMEDAY ONE DAY

THE SEEKERS On SRE your station of the stars w Much More Music

PIED PIPER

CRISPIAN ST PETERS #9 …soon to be 24 hours a day

YOUNGER GIRL

CRITTERS #33 In the SRE Boss Tunedex

FOR A MOMENT

UNIT 4 + 2 HB

PLEASE DON'T STOP

ELVIS PRESLEY#24

MR TAMBOURINE MAN

THE BYRDS 12 noon off air for 4? Hours

I'M A ROCK

SIMON AND GARFUNKEL HP Until 12 High Noon today TC: 0832

NOT RESPONSIBLE

TOM JONES #2 30?

 

Tuesday, June 7th, 1966. Radio England/Britain Radio.

 

Transmissions on 845 kc now on low power after dark.

Transmissions on 1322 kc stopped[59].

 

Saturday, June 11th, 1966. Britain Radio.

 

Transmission on 845 kc 0857-0941 Britain Radio. Ron O’Quinn. 0900 Johnnie Walker “Our Top 40 music station Swinging Radio England is due to resume broadcasting next week on 227 metres.” Ad for Smith’s Crunch spoken by “your Crunch compere” (sounded like Gary Kemp?)

 

Sunday, June 19th, 1966. Radio England. 

 

Transmission on 1322 kc 1215- .

After extensive test transmissions SRE started official programmes.

 

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

 

The initial Boss Jocks in photo session for a Pearl&Dean leaflet as published in Daily Sketch. May 5th, 1966. L-r: Ron O’Quinn, Brian Tylney, Colin Nicol, Graham Gill, Rick Randall, Johnnie Walker and Roger Day. Jerry Smithwick is at the console. Photo: Geoffrey Whitt. Thanks to Chris Edwards of Offshore Echo’s Magazine.

 

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

 

Beaming in...the new Pop Pirates, says the headline, and continues: As Radio England anchors off Harwich, the disc jockeys to keep your fingers snappping 24 hours a day. Writer Tom Merrin in Daily Sketch. May 5th, 1966. Thanks to Chris Edwards of Offshore Echo’s Magazine.

 

Sunday, June 19th, 1966

These programme details may be documented:

 

1215 Banner line news with Roger Day A feature of the RE dept of News and Public Affairs. Bleeps between each item. The Big Story. Ted Heath critzizes govt. Secr of Intl Transport Fed. calls for support striking British Seamen. B52 bombers attacked two N.Vietnam targets. Ky says victory over Vietcong is near. You are listening to RE News. Richard Helms app to CIA. Johnson on Vietnam. Christine Keeler expecting baby settling down as housewive. Get the facts first on RE News. Jingle: Weather prediction time-the weatherscope. (Countdown from 10) It’s 69 degrees in the wide and wonderful.

It’s all right-Small Faces

1223 Jingle: The Fun spot(from WFUN)

Livin’ above your head-Jay and the Americans

Third Degree Marc Bolan #15

1229 Much More Music time Ronnie on the radio 2-6 this afternoon with Much More of that Boss music.

Jingle: Remember this golden Classic

You’ve lost that lovin feelin-Righteous Bros.

1233 Jingle: Live this weekend where the action is

Get Away Georgie Fame HP

Jingle: With you all the way Fun spot(from WFUN)

1236 Black is Black Los Bravos #36

1239 Jingle: SFF-SRE

Have I stayed too long Sonny&Cher HB

1243 Monday Monday Mamas&Papas Boss Sound #4(ex. No.1)

1246 Jingle: Weatherword-The Weatherword- Weather

Look for partly cloudy skies

TC: 13 before 1

1247 Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick and Tich: Hold Tight

1250 Jingle: The Fun spot(from WFUN) Do you remember

For the guys at the RNSA Sea Fender: Hold on to what you’ve got Joe Tex O

1253 The Positive charge

What’s the matter Drop-in

Twinkie-Lee. Gary Walker #26

...

Paint it Black RS

1300 no TOH?

It’s all right. Small Faces #7

1303 Jingle: SRE Where there’s action

Since you set me free, baby. Danny Williams

1305 Jingle: You’re a winner with SRE

Shotgun Wedding Roy ”C”.

Jingle: Remember this golden Classic

I’m into something good Herman’s Hermits O

1310 Out of Time Chris Farlowe HB

Jingle: The BJs play more music now

For a moment: Unit 4 Plus 2

1315 Banner line news with Jerry Smithwick  Bleeps between each item. Ted Heath critzizes govt. Secr of Intl Transport Fed. calls for support striking British Seamen. Johnson on Vietnam, You are listening to RE News. Saigon Junta 1 year anniversary. Richard Helms app to CIA. Get the facts first on RE News. Jingle: Weather prediction time-the weatherscope. (Countdown from 10) Secs ahead of mx on the Larry Dean show 69 degees.

Paperback Writer – Beatles #1

Jingle: Jet Set Surf Jingle TC: 20 past 1

1320 Billy Joe Royal - You are my heart’s desire #35 on the Boss 40.

1324 Baby You are my everything Hedgehoppers Anonymous HB

Jingle: A Positive Charge

Ron O’Quinn from 2-6 this afternoon

1327  Roger Day from 6-10

Animals ”Don’t bring me down” #12.

Ringo Starr on the Larry Dean show.

Jingle: The Fun spot(from WFUN) Do you remember

Gary Lewis and the Playboys Count me In 1964 Gold.

Ron on the radio from 2-6pm. Roger Day from 6-10. Brian Tylney Show from 10-2.

...

Gotta get a good thing going-Soul Bros.

1355 Jingle: Stay with the Fun

Roger Day from 6-10

I ain’t gonna eat out my heart anymore-The Young Rascals. HB

Jingle: ”The In Sound”

Wild Thing-The Troggs #6.

Larry Dean wrapping it up for a Sunday afternoon

says goodbye to listeners and says ‘have a ball’

1400 Jingle: Positive charge.

Stand by for Ron O’Quinn-echo[60]

Sorrow - Merseybeats

1403 Home of the Boss Jocks and all that music

Sound effect ‘wowee’

Hollies - Bus Stop #38

Jingle : You are on the go go - the fun spot(from WFUN)

1407 Crispian St Peter - Pied Piper ”Goodness” effect played over.

1409 ”holy mackerel” effect

On Frinton Beach how in the world are you.

Girl of my best friend-Elvis Presley 

12 after 2 Little Ron on the radio Moremusicmoremusic

Top Girl  ? HB

Banner line news

Jerry Smithwick  Bleeps between each item. Ted Heath critzizes govt. Secr of Intl Transport Fed. salls for support striking British Seamen. Richard Helms app to CIA. Johnson on Vietnam, You are listening to RE News Saigon Junta 1 year anniv. Get the facts first on RE News. Weather prediction time-the weatherscope Countdown Secs ahead of mx on the Larry Dean show 69 degrees.

Paint it Black Rolling Stones #2 from me to you on the radio station

1420 For England and the Continent

You can’t stop me from lovin’ you Peter Addison #33

1423 Tomorrow 6-10 Jerry Smithwick-A bang-up show

Heard first Friday 2 weeks ago. (meaning June 3rd, 1966)This door swings both ways-Herman’s Hermits

1425 Joke a friend in Miami got 3 days in electric chair for burglary.

Jingle: Let the good times roll.

Can't live with you. -The Mindbenders

....

Jingle: The Fun spot(from WFUN) Do you remember

You’ve lost that lovin feelin-Righteous Bros.

Jingle: Instant Replay

You’ve lost that lovin feelin-Righteous Bros.

1436 Get Away-Georgie Fame

1438 Jingle: Have a groovy weekend

If you’re on the highways drive with care

Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick and Tich-Hideaway

Jingle: Jet Set Surf

Beautiful day on the North Sea 69 degrees in the wide and wonderful.

Alan Price Set Any Day Now

6-10 Roger Day, 10-2 Brian Tylney, 2-6 Graham Gill

Jingle: SRE brings you up to the minute report from the ionospheric weather checker. Weather.

Mamas&Papas- Monday Monday. #4. Look forward to seeing them on Thursday.

Joke about recipe.

Jingle: Cool summer sounds The Fun spot(from WFUN).

Sloop John B-Beach Boys.

This is Brit..Britain R’s sister station SRE

1451 Let’s play a Flashback!

Drop-In Don’t  just talk about it let’s do it

Jingle: Remember this Golden Classic

How are you in Hamburg, Germany Hope you have a nice day

Get offa my cloud-Rolling Stones

1454 Hope you have a nice day at the beach

Excuse me Baby-Magic Lanterns #31.

1457 Write to Ron, 32 Curzon Steet London W1.

Mama-BJ Thomas

TOH ID: From 4 miles off the FE Coast at 227 metres in the MW band You’re tuned to SRE Home of the Boss Jocks and Much More music.

Jingle: The BJ play more music now!

Paperback Writer-Beatles

1503 Black is Black-Los Bravos

Look for partly clody skies this afternoon.

 

 

Off Frinton,-on-Sea, Essex, Summer 1966: The Olga Patricia finally at anchor. The home of twin stations Swinging Radio England and Britain Radio up close.  ©Eric Gilder. Used with permission.

 

 

Optimistic cable from Bill Vick to Colin Brown of Radiovision Broadcasts(International) Ltd . from June, 1966. ©Eric Gilder. Used with permission.

 

Week after June 19th, 1966. Radio England. 

 

Transmission on 1322 kc 0258-

 

SOLITARY MAN NEIL DIAMOND HB

Jingle: (edited)Let’s really rock

WILD THING   THE TROGGS #6

1 min after 3, Roger Day 6-10 tomorrow evening

HIDEAWAY DAVE DEE, DOZY, BEAKY, MICK AND TICH #33

Jingle”England’s finest”

RIVER DEEP MOUNTAIN HIGH IKE AND TINA TURNER #8

on the Graham Gill show hope you’re enjoying the good boss sound

Jingle We don’t want all the listenin’ just want you.

YOU CAN'T STOP ME LOVIN YOU PETER ANISTON HB?

TC: 3.15

Jingle: Jet Set Car sound

Ron O’Quinn breakfast show at 6am

PRETTY FLAMINGO MANFRED MANN #11

TC: 3.13!

Jingle: The Fun Spot ex WFUN

A revived…a flashback…

WALTZING MATILDA FRANK IFIELD

My song…Jingle: Stay with the Fun

TC:3.16 on the Graham Gill show

GREEN GRASS GARY LEWIS HB

Jingle: Underwater Jet Set.. (record too slow..)

PIED PIPER     CRISPIAN ST PETERS #20

Jingle”England’s finest”

Today-this song is Boss Sound No.3

I'M A ROCK    SIMON AND GARFUNKEL #3

The Boss Jocks..play more music now

Moremusicmoremusicmoremusic

TC: 3.24

BLACK IS BLACK LOS BRAVOS #36

TC: 3.27

Jingle:The Insound.

 

 

 

Often overlooked, but there was also a Savoy party-with 250 guests- in the middle of June, 1966. It was hosted by Radiovision Broadcasts(International)Ltd, a subsidiary of Pearl and Dean. Ernest Pearl seems quite confident of success in his speech. From TV Mail, June 17th, 1966.

 

 

Rick Randall(l) and Wayne Fontana(r) onboard the Olga Patricia May 1966. The person to the left seems to be Brian Tylney? Photo from the Pierson family collection, kindly provided by ©Grey Pierson.

 

Wednesday, June 23rd, 1966. Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc  1739- Rick Randall(Randall’s Rambles), Johnnie Walker.

 

HIDEAWAY     DAVE DEE, DOZY, BEAKY, MICK AND TICH

THE CRUNCH(Smith’s commercial)

THIS DOOR SWINGS BOTH WAYS             HERMAN'S HERMITS

I'M A ROCK    SIMON AND GARFUNKEL Rick Randall: ”I am a rock for Deborah and Micky at the Tartan Coffee Bar Felixstowe 13 before 6. Randall’s Rambles. At 6 Johnnie Walker. Colin Nicol at 10 Hello to Jenny in Great Yarmouth. To ”good boats” at sea(editor: other radio ships?). Rough sea today.”

SLOOP JOHN B  THE BEACH BOYS ”Beach Babies at Boss Radio: Sloop John B”

WAY DOWN YONDER           JOHNNY AND THE HURRICANES

BUS STOP THE HOLLIES #38

I COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT YOUR LOVE  PETULA CLARK

RIVER DEEP MOUNTAIN HIGH IKE AND TINA TURNER  #8 in the Boss 40 Jingle: Do you remember The Fun Spot from WFUN. Clanwilliam Club. JW cant’t remember, one day late for ship.

EXCUSE ME BABY THE MAGIC LANTERNS #31 TC:1806

FOR A MOMENT UNIT 4 + 2 #35

IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR  WILSON PICKETT

GREEN GRASS GARY LEWIS

BANNERLINE NEWS:           LARRY DEAN

PAINT IT BLACK  THE ROLLING STONES #2 Danny Williams intro.

SINCE YOU SET ME FREE  DANNY WILLIAMS #40 broadcasting to the continent and the British Isles.

HAVE I STAYED TOO LONG SONNY AND CHER

SITTING ON A FENCE           TWICE AS MUCH #23 Colin Nicol at 10.

THE CRUNCH(Smith’s commercial)

THREE STEPS TO HEAVEN EDDIE COCHRAN

 

2200-0200 Colin Nicol.

0200-0600 Graham Gill

0600- Jerry Smithwick

 

Saturday, June 25th, 1966. Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc logged

 

RE News Europes most comprehensive news service. General de Gaulle in Leningrad

 

Sunday, June 26th, 1966. Radio England. 

 

Transmission on 1322 kc  1229-.

 

Larry Dean. Baby I need your lovin’ on wrong speed. Dean where are you gonna work tomorrow. Jerry Smithwick and brief appearance Rick Randall 2-6 with brand new Boss 40 Johnnie Walker 6-10 slight utility radio(telegraph) interference.

 

July 1966

 

Saturday, July 2nd, 1966. Radio England.  

 

Transmission on 1322 kc  1413-.

 

 

Chickenman syndicated programme was on SRE from July 3rd, 1966. Here is a promo for it on Miami’s WQAM-560. From Steve Geisler’s WQAM/Pams site http://www.560.com

 

Jerry Smithwick Chickenman, first episode tomorrow.

This is it for me w Jim Reeves!

Radio England Bannerlines

Brian Tylney reporting Bannerlines

Chamonix Falling cable car on glacier 30 critically injured

Vietnam peace proposal by Indira Gandhi

Washington Rusk comments Soviet protest against US air attacks on Haiphong (Happened on June 29th)

--Brussels Sharp rise Red China

Soviet protest against US air attacks on Haiphong

Europe’s most Comprehensive News Service

Duncan Sandys to Rhodesia

Jack Nicholas wins Golf Championship

J Smithwick show

Hideaway Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mich&Tich

The Swinging Radio England Great Gathering of Golden Goodies every other record a Golden Goodie.

Thatman promo.

Strange drop-in by Brian Tylney.

Roger Day tonight at 6.

 

Sunday, July 3rd, 1966. Radio England.  

 

Transmission on 1322 kc  1340-.

 

Larry Dean, Jerry Smithwick Great Gathering of Golden Goodies This song is Boss Sound no.#2 Weather. Thatman promo. Wanna say hi to David Hamilton. Cocktail Watch ad by Chuck Blair. Ron O’Quinn tomorrow at 6am Boss Radio Bumper sticker Roger Day at 6. Oxfam PSA: BJs Tylney and Day competing for charity.(July 21st.)

 

Saturday, July 17th, 1966. Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322//845 kc  1425-.

 

Larry Dean. Jerry Smithwick

 

2 small parts: The Olga Patricia stations are running in parallell with network ID: “Britain Radio England” Jerry Smithwick until 5 at 5 the all new Gary Stevens show. 1429 French ad for Sunbake Bakeware. Britain and England jingle back to back. Thatman promo. 1451 Elvis Presley.

 

 

I'M COMING HOME CINDY

TRINI LOPEZ

PAPERBACK WRITER

THE BEATLES #2

POPSICLE

JAN AND DEAN HB

OOPS

NEIL CHRISTIAN

BANG BANG

CHER

WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN

PERCY SLEDGE #23

NOT FADE AWAY

THE ROLLING STONES

LOVELETTERS

ELVIS PRESLEY

I FEEL FINE

THE BEATLES

HIDEAWAY

DAVE DEE, DOZY, BEAKY, MICK AND TICH

LAND OF A THOUSAND DANCES

?

HE(?)

RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS #39

WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW

JACKIE DE SHANNON

THERE GOES MY BABY

THE DRIFTERS

LITTLE GIRL

THE SYNDICATE OF SOUND HB

WHAT'D I SAY

JERRY LEE LEWIS

STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT

FRANK SINATRA

TO KNOW HIM IS TO LOVE HIM

THE TEDDYBEARS

 

1700-1800 Gary Stevens show prerecorded on WMCA New York. First show?[61]

 

 

Gary Stevens at the first of the WMCA-AM Shows at Surf ’n’ See Club, Seabright, NJ. Playing this evening of July 10th, 1966, but not advertised, were the Castiles, featuring BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN!

From http://www.brucebase.org.uk/gig1960.htm

 

 

 

Monday, July, 19th: “Mr.Vick submitted to the Postmaster-General a request for a license “to install and operate two radio transmitting stations within the UK for the public benefit and at no public cost“[62]

“…a very serious approach” it might be, but in the stubborn socialist politics of those days “an application” did not have the slightest “chance of succeeding.”

 

 

The headline became a ”Tory” slogan.  Jack Curtiss adds: ”I came across this scan of an old flier put out in 1966 by the Young Conservatives that I managed to take home with me to America.”

 

 

“…he agreed his project might have started a little late.” Bill Vick in “the Times”, of July 20th, 1966.

 

Thursday, July 29th, 1966. Britain Radio

 

Transmission on 845 kc  

 

0600-0905. Graham Gill/ Derek Burroughs/Greg Warren

 

Morning Requests w Graham Gill, plus Carousel voice(Derek Burroughs, problems w coordination between automation and live),BB Brannigan. Ads for Reveille and Kelloggs. BR now on the air 24 hours a day. 0900 Britain Radio news. Jingle: The Sound of News. An exclusive to the stn from the NY wires of Associated Press. U2 Plane missing. Wilson left for talks with LBJ. White Paper on British railway system. Pound 2.79 to Dollars. Sukarno says Suharto still PM, World Cup: Portugal-Soviet Union 2-1, Bowling: Derek Underwood victory. This is BB Brannigan for BR news…details in your newspaper, 69 BR degrees. Greg Warren(Tom Cooper?) w Morning Serenade.

 

 

From “The party of the year”[63], Thursday, July 28th, 1966.  “It was very much Bill Vick and Don Pierson’s party.” “Very kind of Radio London to invite me.” “Master of ceremonies was Jay Kay, aka Chuck Blair, an American dj who had only days before arrived to take a spell of duty aboard the Olga Patricia.” “Why cowgirls?” From TV Mail August 5th, 1966, with pictures from Richard Sharpe studios.

 

July?, 1966. Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc

 

Jerry Smithwick

 

0934-. Jerry Smithwick announcing 26 minutes before Johnnie Walker playing jingle Let the good sound roll and then mentioned dj sked Johnnie Walker at 10 Rick Randall at 2 Graham Gill at 6 Larry Dean w his ”Double Do-it to ’em” 10 Colin Nicol at 2? Jerry Smithwick 6-10? Mention of JS Brian Tylney lookalike contest.

 

July?, 1966. Radio England

 

Transmission on 1322 kc

 

Larry Dean

 

Bannerlines

 

London TUC Leaders

New Zealand 4 mountaineers accident

In Kuala Lumpur Wilson warned

SE Asia communist challenge

 

 

 

Big 3 to fight. From J.Upstone, via ©Hans Knot’s archive. “On July 28th, the Government introduced in the Commons its Bill to outlaw the pirate stations. That day it received its formal First Reading. Its object was described as…to suppress broadcasting from ships, aircraft and certain other marine structures. The next day the Bill was published under the title of “The Marine, Etc. Broadcasting (Offences)Bill.”[64]

 

August 1966

 

August 1966? Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc

 

Jerry Smithwick

Solitary Man #36

B.Poole promo for JS ”Smethwick”

Drifters

 

August 1966? Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc 1135-1148.

 

Brian Tylney from 10.

 

What a wonderful world Herman’s Hermits

Ad Clifton Sales Room Transwave Sony 7

Jingle: Let’s look into the future time

This and That Tom Jones

Another typical episode in life of a typical RE listener

Jingle:Boss Radio

Simplified Majority On the Boss Forty

TC: 21 ½ before midday

Another fun first on Boss 40: Swinging 66-Artists and venues promo

Jingle: Hitbound

Nancy Sinatra Fridays Girl Make that Child! HP

Accumulator Thatman jingle

Brian Tylney thru till 2

Brian Tylney SRE 32 Curzon Street

Georgie Fame Get Away #3 this week on the Boss Forty

 

Sunday, August 7th, 1966. Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc 1000-.

 

Boss Radio Car Stickers promo. 1415 Larry Dean on news. British made C-111 crash in Fall City, Alaska. Smith determined to keep control. Cassius Clay retained title in Earl’s Court vs. Brian London. 7 Gold medals by UK in Commonwealth Games in Jamaica. Flattery won 200 yds women’s breaststroke. Kathy Rawlett women’s springboard diving and John Fitzsimmons Men’s Javelin. New Motoring laws in France Instant weather R England weatherscope reports. This has been R England bannerlines. Another Fun First from Boss Radio: Swinging 66 promo. Thatman Chuck Blair. Unid promo. Jerry Smithwick at 3 or is it Boomer, no, it’s Mr.Jerry.

1500-Jerry Smithwick.

 

 

Cover of the Swinging 66 booklet. From ©Hans Knot’s archive.

 

Tuesday, August 9th, 1966. Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc  1518-.

 

Ron O'Quinn. Ad for Crazy Foam. Thatman Ron O’Quinn. Weatherwise. Fishing Set. Clifton Sales Room, 32 Curzon Street, London W1.  Boss 40 survey. Thatman: ”secretly we’re crime fighters…the music we play all of the time…” Half hour-ID, see above. Fox Ad. Thatman: The Dynamic Duo- You-and SRE!” Portraits of your Favourite stars w Chuck Blair, including David McCallum, send to Stars, 32 Curzon etc.  Thatman jingle.Today this song is Boss sound no.2. Mamas&Papas w  I saw her again. Dr.Zhivago theme w Ray Conniff! Permashort razor blades w  Jerry Smithwick send to Blades, 32 Curzon etc. Thatman: Holy Radar. Another typical episode in the life of a Radio England listener. Mr. Businessman Promo #1: see above. Legal ID. Thatman Don’t lose your cool.

1800- Roger Day

 

Thursday, Aug 11th, 1966. Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc  1500-2000.

 

Jerry Smithwick The JS show on your MMM station, SRE. Ron on the radio goes w the Beatles to the USA. SRE Your ”Boss Beatle” station. Jingle: Remember this Golden Classic. Dick and Deedee Thou shalt not steal.(Right placing? Georgie Fame&Blue Flames: Get Away Boss Sound#1. 13 before 4. Jingle: Boss Radio-Radio a Go Go) Another typical episode in the life of a Radio England listener.  Thatman We’re always there 3-8 Jerry at 8 Roger Day SRE with all that Boss music 9 before 4 Sands of time Where did we go wrong no.30 Swinging 66 promo. Thatman jingle: It’s Jerry Smithwick on SRE. Chris Farlowe: Out of time Boss tune 3 in Boss 40. This is the GS show on the MM music station SRE. John Lennon song. 1 before 4. No TOH ID, Roger Day showtime tonite, Lovin’ Spoonful Summer in the City. GS until 8.Cocktail watch ad Clifton Sales Room. What’s new pussycat-Boss Radio jingle. Kenny Davis. While I Live. Happy birthday to Edmund. Boss Radio car stickers. GS until 8 Thatman: The Dynamic Duo. Johnny Rivers: I washed my hands in Muddy Waters. Offer: Painting of your favorite stars: Stars 32 Curzon. Send me your life savings!

2000- Roger Day.

 

Wednesday, August 12th, 1966. Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

1700-1800 Gary Stevens.

 

Sunday, August 14th, 1966. Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc 1500-1800. Bill Berry.

 

Clips from 1624-1800

 

”If you’d like to help us Boost the Beatles...put down those nasty rumours in the States that Beatles are not ”Boss” simply write to Beatles Boosters, c/o 32 Curzon Street, London W1.”

Bill Berry portion of the afternoon show.

Boosting the Beatles this weekend

Boosting the Beatles until 12 Midnight tonight

2 BB St IDS: ”With 55000 watts of power, you’re listening to the world’s most powerful offshore station, Radio England. With facilities for combining power to 110000 watts. Flashback flashback...

Broadcasting 4 1/2 miles off the Frinton Essex Coast on 227 metres this is SRE your first 24 hr MMM station where the time is 26 mins bef 5 o’clock”

2 Crazy Foam ads

Neil Christian promo for Swinging 66 on Thur 18th of August(In Odeon Glasgow)

Currently mark your mercury at 65 degrees in the wide and wonderful

Bill Berry along till 6 then it’s Chuck Blair

It’s Boss, Baby..Chuck Blair comes along at 6

Guest(final?) appearance from Rick Randall at 1634-?

Boss beatles weekend..the everloving John, Paul George and Ringo

This is SRE 55000 power of watts.. of radiant radio power

Final 2 musical mins of Bill Berry afternoon show. Then Chuck Blair from 6 until 9.

 

 

 

Swingin’ 66 poster. From ©Hans Knot’s archive.

 

Tuesday, August 23rd, 1966. Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

1700-1800 Gary Stevens. Beatles Junior press conference. We go every afternoon 5-6. 11 Argyle Street. London W1. Beatles tour report from Memphis. On Monday to Friday 5-6.

 

 

The Beatles play in the USA and Ron O’Quinn is there. From Disc? From ©Hans Knot’s archive.

 

Sunday, August 28th, 1966. Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

Jerry Smithwick 30mins.

Chuck Blair 30mins

 

Monday August 29th, 1966. Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

Gary Stevens show 1700-1800 General Notes[65]

It’s Monday

The Gary Stevens show for Radio England

Given addr.:11 Argyle St, London W1

 

Gary Stevens show part 1 15.40

It’s 5 O’clock

HOW SWEET IT IS (To Be Loved By You) - Jr. Walker & The All Stars (Soul)

YOU CAN’T HURRY LOVE - The Supremes (Motown)

MR. DIEINGLY SAD - The Critters (Kapp)

REACH OUT I’LL BE THERE - The Four Tops (Motown)(Sure shot on WMCA)

PICTURE ME-Evie Sands

Gary Stevens show part 2 28.09

SUMMERTIME - Billy Stewart (Chess)

I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN - The 4 Seasons (Philips)

(My Personality Pick to be a smash)

Bess Coleman insert: Recorded Aug.17 th,1966 and concerns the Beatles in Toronto.(Stayed at King Edward Sheraton)[66]

BEAUTY IS ONLY SKIN DEEP - The Temptations (Gordy)

Bess Coleman insert: Recorded Aug.18 th,1966 and concerns the Beatles in Toronto.(Concerts in Maple Leaf Garden)

JUST LIKE A WOMAN - Bob Dylan (Columbia)

(Last week’s Personality Pick to be a smash)

THAT’S ENOUGH - Rosco Robinson (Wand)

Twin Spin:

BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND - Stevie Wonder (Tamla)

Beatles Junior Press Conference: Song inspiration, The boys that followed you

BRING BACK THE TIME-BJ Thomas

YELLOW SUBMARINE - The Beatles (Capitol)

Shea Stadium yesterday-means show was recorded on Aug.23rd or Aug.24th in the WMCA studios?

Gary Stevens show part 3 14.59

Back to that Beatles Junior Press Conference: Jane Asher Next picture Gorilla suit Funny lyrics

MIND EXCURSION-Tradewinds

SUNSHINE SUPERMAN - Donovan (Epic)

SEARCHIN’ FOR MY BABY-Little Bobby Moore

LAND OF 1000 DANCES - Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)

(Let’s take it outta here)

HEY YOU, LITTLE BOOGALOO Chubby Checker

Wrapping things up, you’re dismissed..

 

Monday August?, 1966. Britain Radio.

 

Transmission on 845 kc.

 

Roger Day struggling with automation system-“Derek Burroughs”.

 

September

 

Sunday, September 4th, 1966. Radio England/Britain Radio.

 

The ship drags her anchor due to bad weather. During storms on the next day the ship also lost its anchor and drifted. Calls for help are answered by the Walton and Frinton lifeboat standing by. A tug tows the Olga back to her anchorage[67].

 

Transmission on 1322 kc  1313-.

 

Jerry Smithwick. JS on news. The fate of Luna 11.Wilson ends holiday in Scilly Islands today, commences work on Tuesday. Food prices will not be raised. People’s Daily calls on young Red Guards to stop using force. 3 men to appear in Newcastle court on murder charge. Two paratroopers rowing the Atlantic have been sighted SW of Ireland.. Favourite stars w Chuck Blair. Boss Beatle Buddy no.6 CB.  It’s Thatman Jerry Smithwick. Thatman jingle: “All the boys…” Ron On the Radio 3 o’ clock this afternoon. The Last Time Rolling Stones 65 Gold. Mick Jagger promo for JS. Twin Spin. Stop that Girl Chris Andrews. This is the JS program on the MMM station. Thue Boss Jocks play more music now. Flashback. Bye Bye Baby Baby Goodbye Four Seasons. TC: 26 before 2. Jingle: Let’s look into the future time. Silexene Paint.(Bill Berry?) TC: 24 before 2. Boss Beatle Buddy no.1 Ron on the Radio 3 o’clock this afternoon. Thatman jingle: We’re always there…” Request for Mr.Gregory, Leicester, It’s Over, Roy Orbison. Roy Orbison promo for JS. Boss Beatle Buddy no.3 Jerry Smithwick until 3. Everly Bros. I’ve been wrong before. Former PH.

1500 Ron O’Quinn.  Editor’s comment: A farewell programme?

 

Monday, September 5th, 1966? Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

1700-1800. Gary Stevens.

Monday afternoon

Q Mark&Mysterians 96 Tears

Supremes Can’t hurry love

Temps Beauty is only skin deep

 

Tuesday, September 20th?, 1966. Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

1700-1800. Gary Stevens[68].

 

COMING ON STRONG BRENDA LEE

MY WORLD OF FANTASY THE 5 STAIRSTEPS

BABY TOYS TOYS

YOU CAN’T HURRY LOVE SUPREMES

BEAUTY IS ONLY SKIN DEEP TEMPTATIONS

DON'T WORRY MOTHER, YOUR SON'S HEART IS PURE THE MCCOYS

WHAT BECOMES OF THE BROKEN HEARTED JIMMY RUFFIN

SECRET LOVE BILLY STEWART

Broadcasting from my beautiful gold studio

96 TEARS Q AND THE MYSTERIANS

LOVE IS A HURTIN’ THING LOU RAWLS

LITTLE MAN SONNY&CHER

UPTIGHT RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A FOOL JACK JONES
RESPECT THE RATIONALS

WALK AWAY RENEE LEFT BANKE
YOU DON’T HAVE TO PAINT ME A PICTURE GARY LEWIS

(Weather Gate)

A SATISFIED MIND BOBBY HEBB

From my new album[69]

THE BOY FROM NEW YORK CITY AD LIBS

Gary Stevens vol 1-22 Smash Goldies

Ask for it at Island records of England

MY WORLD OF FANTASY THE 5 STAIRSTEPS

REACH OUT AND I’LL BE THERE FOUR TOPS

 

Wednesday, September 21st?, 1966. Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

1700-1800. Gary Stevens[70].

Wednesday...

What a hit this is.

REACH OUT AND I’LL BE THERE FOUR TOPS

MY WORLD OF FANTASY THE 5 STAIRSTEPS

A hit...

CAN’T SATISFY THE IMPRESSIONS
PSYCHOTIC REACTION COUNT 5

YOU CAN’T HURRY LOVE SUPREMES
(News gate)
WIPE OUT SURFARIS((reissue)

96 TEARS Q AND THE MYSTERIANS
TWIN SPIN
BEAUTY IS ONLY SKIN DEEP TEMPTATIONS
COMING ON STRONG BRENDA LEE
My new Goldie album

RESCUE ME FONTELLA BASS
Gary Stevens vol 1-22 Smash Goldies

Ask for it at Island records of England

SUNSHINE SUPERMAN DONOVAN

”Hey incidentially Bill Berry my ”Boss Buddy” out there in Radio England has sent me along tons and tons of letters all the letters you wrote in in the Beatles Boosters campaign because as you know John... JL’s remark which he made concerning religion of course there was a lot made to do about him here in the States..And I wanna set you guys and gals over there in England straight I wanna say first of all people have made a big deal about John’s remark which as far as I’m concerned which as far as most intelligent people here in the States are concerned was his business, like if wanna say it, it was cool, it was alright. There wasn’t something wrong about what he said as a matter of fact what he said had a lot to it. But the thing is this. There are a lot of small stations, insignificant little radio stations it’s hard to...because I know in England it’s difficult for you to conceive the fact that there could be, you know up to 4000 radio stations in the country and that’s how maany we’ve got every little city has its own, a lot of small, insignificant stations that nobody even heard of and they went out looking for publicity, made a lot of national headlines because the wire services and the news people are always looking for something like that you know to get readers and what have you. The big stations..I know I’m a disc jockey here in New York I do a night show, from 7 until 11 in the evening on WMCA which is the top station here in New York City. We play the Beatles right through well, we didn’t care and so, we sent those letters that you sent out and they were great letters I saw some of’em and they were great letters we sent those Beatle boosters letters down to these nowheres down south and places like that that made a oig thing to do about John’s remark and everything’s cool and I just wanna thank you so much you guys and gals over there in England for being so understanding and I just hope that maybe that little story is out and just so you know, Bill Berry sent the letters over to me and we made sure they got to the right people we put right where it was ok?”

WADE IN THE WATER RAMSEY LEWIS

WHAT BECOMES OF THE BROKEN HEARTED JIMMY RUFFIN

BABY TOYS TOYS

(Weather gate)

We’re back

HAVE YOU SEEN YOUR MOTHER, BABY ROLLING STONES

LITTLE MAN SONNY&CHER

IT’S ROUGH OUT THERE JERRY JACKSON

NINO TEMPO&APRIL STEVENS BABY I’M ALL STRONG OUT OVER YOU

FRANKIE VALLI&FOUR SEASONS I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN

 

Thursday, September 22nd?, 1966. Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

1700-1800. Gary Stevens

1757

...

CURTISS LEE - PRETTY LITTLE ANGEL EYES

 

September 1966? Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

Jerry Smithwick.

Happenings See you in September

Smithwick show

Silexine

Jill and Johnny Come on Sunshine

 

September 1966? Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

Roger Day.

Bill Berry at 3

Oldie goldie time on the Roger Day show

Walker Bros The Sun ain’t gonna shine anymore

 

September 1966? Britain Radio.

 

0903- Transmission on 845 kc. John Wall.

 

Thursday, September 29th, 1966. Radio England.

 

M.M. McLaren a local by-election candidate advertises himself on the station. He wins by 260 votes and is elected to Harwich Town Council.

 

Friday, September 30th, 1966. Radio England/Britain Radio.
 
Letter from Dan M.Fergus, Attorney at Law, Abilene, TX, sent to R.F.Burget at the transmitter factory. It is said that 1320-1322 is only a temporary frequency choice. The two stations have also only been able to operate on approx. half power, and the calculated loss of the operation by October, 1966 is $2,250,000,000.[71]
 
October
 
Monday, October 10th, 1966? Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

Tom Cooper(The late Tom Hatala)

 

Saturday, October 8th, 1966?

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

#27 Chris Montez There’ll be another you. Johnnie Walker JW all night fiasco we’re here until 6. Hitbound sound Toys Baby Toys Darling where are you tonight BJs pick of the week Rolling Stones Have you seen your mother baby not only do we like the Beatles we’re also pretty kinky on the Stones  Flies in the studio. Ad for Harry Fenton fashion center Chris Andrews Every Now&Then 20 most music after 1 Manfred Mann Just Like a woman #36.  Moremusicmoremusicmoremusic Jingle: Fun Radio Heyhey The Excels Penpal in Birmingham We love you Beatles Ringo Starr promo: JWs got a good show today Yellow Submarine #35 Pauline Thank you girl. Remember this Golden Classic Freddy Cannon.

 

Tuesday, October 11th, 1966

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

1700-1800. Gary Stevens prerecorded show from WMCA NEW YORK

 

 

WMCA-570 transmitter site showing 3-tower array pointed towards Manhattan in Kearny, NJ. Photo from a flight from the Twin Cities into Newark in April, 2004[72].

 

Thursday October 13th, 1966

 

Concurrentie op zee voor Radio Veronica. In an interview[73], Jack Curtiss described a Swinging Radio Holland “binnen drie weken”, to broadcast “van `s morgens 7 uur tot`s nachts 12 uur”, “met popmuziek, Nederlandse advertenties en Nederlands nieuws, gepresenteerd door Nederlandse disc-jockeys.” Radio England would be taking nights 12 midnight-7am.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

0815 Johnnie Walker-news

Hotline New York Geo Brown invitation to Moscow, At UN general Assembly Debate on Rhodesia Blackpool Tory Party Conference opens today Gibraltar Wage freeze Algeria.

1700-1800. Gary Stevens prerecorded show from WMCA NEW YORK

 

1800-Roger Day. Transcript:

 

BOULEVARD DE LA MADELEINE    THE MOODY BLUES #24

WAITING FOR A CALL FROM YOU   TONY’S DEFENDERS

RIGHT ON BABY       CHRIS FARLOWE #23 Weather(no jingle)

I'VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN      THE FOUR SEASONS #4

Promo w Chuck Blair: Harvest Moon Club Friday Oct.21st Roger Day, The Koobas.

WILD ONE BOBBY RYDELL TC 6 bef. 8 Roger Day until midnight we’re gonna groove hello to Peter

GIMME SOME LOVIN'           SPENCER DAVIS GROUP #38 1 more record to go before the toh

HAVE YOU SEEN YOUR MOTHER BABY…THE ROLLING STONES #5 The strolling bones….haven’t seen my mother lately. Jingle: fiddles ex WABC under Roger Day legal ID: “Broadcasting 4 1/2 miles off the Frinton Essex Coast on 227 metres this is Swinging Radio England, Britain’s only 24 hours most music station where the time now is a quarter minute before 8 pm. This is the Roger Day show on the Much More Music station-SRE. The Boss Jocks Boss Jocks play more music now!”

HAVE YOU EVER LOVED SOMEBODY THE SEARCHERS #12 TC: 2 1/2 after 8

TO MAKE ME A MAN THE MAJORITY HB On your hit ship the Majority

BEND IT DAVE DEE, DOZY, BEAKY, MICK & TICH #21

VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS           CLIFF RICHARD

Jingle: Moremusicmoremusicmoremusic

DON'T WORRY MOTHER, YOUR SON'S HEART IS PURE THE MCCOYS #23

WRAPPING PAPER    CREAM

(8.15 NEWS WITH ALAN BLACK)

 
Friday, October 14th, 1966

 

”…One of his stations would soon become Dutch…”(MD William Vick)[74]

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

0600?-0900 Roger Day

IF I WERE A CARPENTER BOBBY DARIN #17

GLORIA THEM

ARE YOU READY NOW FRANKIE VALLI #39 Ready for breakfast now you can bring it down rightaway...

NEWS (8:15) ED MORENO Hotline Blackpool: 2nd day of Conservative Conference.

HAVE YOU EVER LOVED SOMEBODY THE SEARCHERS #11

I'VE BEEN WRONG BEFORE THE EVERLY BROTHERS

I CAN'T CONTROL MYSELF THE TROGGS #1

HOORAY FOR HAZEL TOMMY ROE HB

WHO AM I PETULA CLARK #19

I CAN'T MAKE IT ALONE PJ PROBY #12

WRAPPING PAPER CREAM #30 Promo for Young Conservatives meeting regarding ban on this station Ilford Town Hall Sat.Oct.15th at 2.30 pm.

HAPPENINGS TEN YEARS TIME AGO THE YARDBIRDS HB

0900- Alan Black

1700-1800 Gary Stevens. Prerecorded show from WMCA New York.

It’s Friday

Beatles And your bird can sing

 

 

Tory party ideological material from 1965, sent out by Radio 270 in 1966.

 

Saturday October 15th, 1966

 

Transmission on 1322 kc. Overnight relay on 845 kc?

 

0000?-0500 Johnnie Walker - Last Show

 

Transcript: Neil Sedaka: Breaking up is hard to do. The JW Show on the MMM station, SRE. The BJs plays more music-now! Neil Diamond w Cherry Cherry. Jingle: Live this weekend. Neil Christian w Two at a time. Jingle: ”Thatman-JW”. Geno Washington w Que Sera. Jingle: JW-Sonovox. Bobby Hebb w Sunny. Jingle: ”Let’s look into the future time..-SRE”. Boss Jocks Pick of the week. 25 mins right side of 1, Friday-Saturday. Chris Farlowe w Right On Baby. Brand new  Fun 50 and Boss Jocks Pick of the week between 8-12 this morningtime w the Boss Cat. Hightime w Paul Jones. Paul Jones on Boss Radio. Jingle: Boss Radio instant replay Paul Jones again Fun sound 40. Promo: ”Saturday-The Boss Fun 50. Saturday Morning-The Boss Fun 50. Saturday Morning at 8-The Boss Fun 50”. Jingle: ”Stay with the Fun...-SRE”. 33 past 1. Supremes w You can’t hurry love. Fun Sound #27. Tim, Tom&Turnons: Chara-Lyn. 22 until 2. Promo: ”This saturday at Midnight…every record a golden goodie…for 24 hours…The Million Pound Sound of Boss Radio.” Baby Toys w Toys. #34 in the Boss Fun 50. You heard it first on Boss Radio. The last Walker Fiasco…kinda sad…off at 5. Hopefully I will still be able to broadcast to you(clue) Jingle: ”Take a portable radio”..can still hear Walker on the wireless.” Chris Montez w There’ll never be another you #21 in the old rusty Fun 50. 13 until 2. Caroline, No. Track from Pet Sounds album(turned out to be another clue w repeat of Caroline jingle!) Spencer Davis Group, Stevie Winwood w Gimme some lovin’. Brand new sound, heard it first on Boss Radio. (another clue of new job) Jingle: Take a portable radio. Marvin Gaye w Girl that I need. #33, brand new chart today between 8-12. Winchester Cathedral, w New Vaudeville Band, instrumentally yours, 6 before 2. Fun Sound #14. Jingle: ”You get a positive charge-SRE” Excels w  Gonna Make you mine. Promo: Solid Gold Sunday, this Sat at midnight… Million Pound sound of Boss radio.” Jingle: ”Dubidub…” Legal ID. ”this is the JW show.” “precisely 2am.” ”On the much More Music station, Swinging Radio England. Jingle: ”The Boss Jocks play more music now!” ”Have you ever loved somebody w Searchers. #11 The 3rd Hour of the JW Fiasco for this late Fri Evening early Sat morning. Jingle: ”He’s in, Johnnie Walker, He’s on!” Jingle: ”Live this weekend…SRE” Hitbound Sound: HB Ivy League: My world fell down. Bobby Darin w  If I were a carpenter. #10 in the Fun 50. 9 mins after 2. Jingle: Remember this golden classic. (Clue of new station) Jingle: ”Take a lively companion..” Herman’s Hermits(“won’t be leaving”): I got a feeling. This is brand new as Gary Stevens would say! I am leaving tonight. This is the last JW show. Tommy Roe: ”Hooray for Hazel.” 11 after 2. You heard it first on Boss Radio and Boss by the way in Dutch is…so maybe you’ve got a chance. 13-14 Most mins on the right side of 2 o’clock. #46 Carla Thomas and B-A-B-Y. (Roger Day in studio) StatesExtra. What’s the matter with you baby April Stevens&Nino Tempo. Bit of I can’t control myself. Gimme some lovin' Spencer Davis Group.

1100-1200 Gary Stevens prerecorded show from WMCA NEW YORK. Musical Museum. Golden Goodies Show. See you on Juke Box Jury one week from today.

 

Sunday, October 16th, 1966. Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

1000-1400 Boom Boom Brannigan. Transcript 1159-1234: Jingle: Go-go charge! Solid Gold Sunday. Roy Orbison: Oh, Pretty Woman. Talk on earphones not working. Mr. Businessman Promo #2: see below. “The greatest lover of all time” Legal ID: SWINGING RADIO ENGLAND ON 227 METRES BROADCASTING 4 ½ MILES OFF THE BRITAIN ESSEX COAST.  followed by This is the Boom Boom Brannigan show, Uncle Boomer. “Would you believe the sound of Lou Christie. LC: Lightning strikes. 21/2 mins past noontime, good afternoon, the big beat sound of Boss Radio, sometimes known as(jingle) Swinging Radio England. Ad: Rent a TV set today H.Reynolds&sons Tilbury, Gravesend and Chapel St.Mary. Reynolds for TV Rentals(Chuck Blair) Jingle: Live this weekend. Jimmy Justice: When my little girls is smiling. Solid Gold Sunday promo. Ad: Stars Color portraits, of Man from U.N.C.L.E, write Stars, 32 Curzon Street., London W1.Tom Jones: It’s not Unusual, the BB Spree Light program(Editor) 10 past 12 o’clock noon time. Ad. Noxene Skin CrŹme Quiz, a day w Paul&Barry Ryan. Fabulous magazine. Bobby Vinton w Long and lonely night. Let’s twin spin it: Give us your blessing Shangri-Las. 12.16 SPACE NEWS HOTLINE W JOHN ROSS-BARNARD. HOTLINE: ETHICS ISSUE. BIRMINGHAM UNION WORKERS ASK FOR A 4 DAY WORK WEEK.  IN ADEN 3 BRITISH SERVICEMEN WERE KILLED BY TERRORISTS. BFBS ADEN WARNS SERVICEMEN.  IN OTTAWA FOREIGN SECRETARY GEORGE BROWN WILL STOP OFF FOR MEETING WITH CANADIAN MINSTER FOR EXT’L AFFAIRS MR.PAUL MARTIN AFTER UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY. UK WILL ASK FOR SANCTIONS WITH CANADA ON RHODESIA AND DISCUSS CANADA’S STANCE ON THE VIETNAM WAR.  (EDITOR: BROWN WAS AT UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN NYC IN OCTOBER AND HAD A MEETING W WASHINGTON OFFICIALS ON OCTOBER 14TH) MALAWI PRESIDENT SAYS THEY WILL NOT SUPPORT THE BRITISH PLAN OF THE ECONOMIC STRANGLE ON RHODESIA. RE WEATHERSCOPE REPORTS. Ronnie Dove w When liking turns to loving. Thanks to JRB for the news. Ad. Tartan Racing Pools, Radio Scotland house, Cranworth Street, Glasgow, W2, (Editor-w Gordon Bennett/Gary Kemp?) or to Racing pools agents, c/o Radio England, 32 Curzon Street. London W1[75] 12.22 Solid Gold Sunday promo. Bill Berry in the morning, Bruce Wayne on the all-night pride. Bobby Goldsboro: Broomstick Cowboy. The Big beat sound of SRE. Ad: Kent cigarettes. Bill Berry in the morning. Bruce Wayne on the allnite flite. Jingle: You’re a winner Ad: Tippin “Where did I put that sixpence”. Connie Francis: Jealous heart. 12.29 Legal ID w Harry Putnam(Johnny Dark). Lovin’ Spoonful-The Spoken Lawfuls.. You didn’t have to be so nice. 32 after 12 noontime that means you’ve got another 1.28 to put up w me. Roger Day promo, will play best of Stones, Beach Boys Beatles every Sunday on the RD show between 6-8pm. Thatman RD jingle…

 

Transcript 12.59-13.22 Boss Radio-Instant replay 3 times. 1 before 1. Searchers. Take me for what I’m worth. Legal ID. Searchers. Take me for what I’m worth. Solid Gold Sunday promo. Ad: Star Color Portrait. (Spoken by Errol Bruce?) 13.06: The most horrible record I haver heard this is lousy!- Rainy Day Women #12 and 35. when it comes to singing…Dylan stinks. PJ Proby w Hold Me. 13.10 Comments on delicious Chicken dinner. My compliments, my deepest compliments to the chef.  Dig this for a meal. Carrots, Mashed Potatoes, Russell’s Sprouts. A whole roasted chicken w cream sauce, make you hungry? Good..I’m sadistic…Ad: Noxene Skin CrŹme. Date w Paul&Barry Ryan, details in Fabulous magazine. Manfred Mann: 54321 13.14 News w JRB(Only one item: Ethics.). Marvelettes. Put yourself in my place. 13.19 Boomers Get-together Tom Jones: With these hands. 13.22 Tartan Racing Pools.

1400-1800 Alan Black

 

Monday, October 17th, 1966. Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

1700-1800 Gary Stevens

WALK AWAY RENEE LEFT BANKE

CHERISH       THE ASSOCIATION

            -----

1800-2400 Roger Day.

STOP STOP STOP      THE HOLLIES #9

The start of something BOSS. #9 in the Fun 50 Hollies Stop Stop Stop RD show till the midnight hour when its Baby Bruce Wayne

COMING ON STRONG BRENDA LEE HB

On your hit ship

ARE YOU READY NOW FRANKIE VALLI #24

PETER GUNN DUANE EDDY

NEWS (6:15) ED MORENO. Hotline Cape Town. Trial of Werwoerd assassin Dimitrios Tsafendas has begun. (This started on October 17th!)

WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL NEW VAUDEVILLE BAND #13. Roger off on Wednesday.

I'M WAITING FOR THE DAY THE BEACH BOYS Chuck Blair on promo Roger Day at Harvest Moon Club Guildford, on Friday 21st of October.

REACH OUT I'LL BE THERE THE FOUR TOPS #1

SUNSHINE SUPERMAN DONOVAN

IN OUR TIME  NANCY SINATRA #19

GOOD VIBRATIONS  THE BEACH BOYS HP

 

Tuesday, October 18th, 1966. Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

0634-0715?[76]Non-Stop music w jingles.

News 0715 w. Alan Black

USA Johnson left for Pacific/SE Asia

Newspapers

Cape Town Tsafendas trial

Motor Industry Frank Higham

Radio England Weatherscope reports

1400-1700 Alan Black

1700-1800 Gary Stevens

1800-2400 Roger Day. 36 minutes tape exists. 1903-1939. Transcript: Psycothic Reaction w Count Five. Promo for Swinging 66 programme for 2/6, postage sixpence. Write Programme, 32 Curzon St, London W1. Carla Thomas #29 in the Fun 50 B-a-b-y. Oldie Goldie Time Peter and Gordon Baby I’m yours. 12 past 7. News at 15 past w Alan Black, the fastest haggis alive. Pinkerton’s Colours #34 in the Fun 50. Magic Rocking Horse. 19.15 news w Alan Black: Hotlines USA  Pres. Johnson embarks on SE Asia tour.(This started on October 17th US Time!) Newspapers, Cape Town(Continuation of trial of Werwoerd assassin Dimitrios Tsafendas). (This started on October 17th!) Motor Industry. Weather. Petula Clark Who am I #10. Credits to Alan Black, on from 2-6 in afternoon, make that 2-5, Gary Stevens at 5. Herman’s Hermits Speed On bside of No Milk Today. Jingle: It’s blast off time on the Action Satellite we’re going into orbit… No. wonderful sound of the Four Tops(#1). The boat is rocking, get another turntable. Swinging 66 promo half-way. Manfred Mann w Semidetached Suburban Mr.James. Hitbound. Sunny w Cher, #17 in the Fun 50. 7.31 on the Roger Day day?show going right up until midnight when it’s Bruce Wayne. Boss Jocks pick of the week HP Good Vibrations w Beach Boys. Jingle; ”Thatman-RD” Walker Bros. #41 in Fun 50: Another tear falls. Surf Jet Set jingle.

 
Thursday, October 20th, 1966. Radio England.

 

 

In this report from “Telegraaf” for Oct.21st, 1966, an excited Jack Curtiss explained more of the coming Dutch station, which he indicated still lacked vital points of the organization needed. Radio Holland would still be airing the “hitparade” as “Holland loves American and British songs.” Already Radio England drew a lot of fanmail from Holland. The new station would be no escape from the coming MOA, but company expansion. The broadcasting frequency was to be decided later, and the start would be “in 2 or 3 weeks” . With broadcasting hours 7-12 was meant Dutch time.  It seems Boom Boom Brannigan had been brought from the ship especially for the interview, saying ”Yeah, Yeah” to the Curtiss outline. From ©Hans Knot’s archive.

 
Saturday, October 22nd, 1966. Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

0000-0500 Bruce Wayne. Transcript 0155-0325: Jingle: ”You’re a winner with-SRE” Pinkerton’s Assorted Colours w The Magic Rocket Horse #34. Remark about Aberfan disaster today which Bruce had seen on TV tonight. 5 minutes before 2. Stateside Extra from Tim, Tom and Turnons: ”Chara-Lyn” The Bruce Wayne Midnight Early Show, up to the hour w Slow Down w Young Rascals. 2 past 2 hours Legal ID w Bill Berry: Fanfare+”This Is SRE…” ID #8 below. Lady Godiva Peter and Gordon #6 in Fun 50. Five Past 2. Hitbound comes in tomorrow Philly Dog w Herbie Mann. John Ross-Barnard on Aberfan relatively long talk on behalf of the Radio England news staff. More tomorrow morning at 6.15. To night workers, imsomniacs, or just plain pleasure lovers, the Bruce Wayne show. Wrapping Paper w Cream. Small Faces w Come on Children.  Quarter past 2:”Swinging Radio England brings you up-to-the minute reports from the ionospheric weather checker”. Weather report. Outlook for Sunday and Monday. Promo:” Presented by Keele Insurance the Rock ‘n Roll Revival Hour this Sun between the hrs of 3.15 and 4.15 with Mark Stevens and Errol Bruce. ”Bruce Wayne He’s In Stay with the fun-SRE” Record by Robert Parker #42. 19 past 2 o’clock Otis Redding: ”Treat her right”. 21 past 2 o’clock Hello to nurses and music lovers. Jingle: ”England’s finest…where the music is news!” This song is Boss Sound #1-1-1-1.” Four Tops Reach Out and I’ll be there. Boss Radio instant replay, 3 times. Four Tops once again. 27 past 2 o’clock Hitbound. Help me Girl w Eric Burdon&Animals. SRE Magnificent Seven promo(Spoken by Bill Berry). Promo: ”All systems are go for the wildest dance of the year. SRE Night out at Launchpad High Road Leyton E10 rave with The Koobas, Sister Jill and the Brethren w  Boss Jocks Bruce Wayne and Bill ”Boss” Berry…count down with the Gemini…finest dance team in universe. Competition w price: Trip to the RE ship....Friday the 28th…” ”Jingle: It’s blast off time..” Drop-in: ”As Bruce Wayne would say, it’s all happening.” Jingle: ”The fastest thing in the air-SRE” Promo: ”Bruce Wayne on RE, he’s funny.” 28 1/2 mins to go before the hour of 3. Jimmy James&Vagabonds w  ”I just don’t know what I gotta do.” Boss Jocks pick of the week: Beach Boys Good Vibrations. (Editor) Exactly a quarter to 3. Stateside Extra: Dynaphones, Pied Piper. 13 1/2 mins before 3. Small Faces It’s too late. Anonymous request. 9 mins before 3. Spencer Davis Group Georgia on my Mind. 5 mins before 3. #9 in the Fun 50. Hollies Stop Stop Stop. Promo for Rock’n Roll Revival Hour, see above. Jingle:”Bruce Wayne He’s In You get a positive charge. Les Fleur De Lys w Mud in your eye. 2 past 3. Bill Berry w  SRE Legal ID #8. New Vaudeville Band w Winchester Cathedral. Bagpipes Promo for Tartan Racing Pools w Chuck Blair, 32 Curzon Street Promo for Swinging Radio Holland #1. Jingle:”The fastest thing in the air-SRE” Velvelettes These Things Will Keep Me Loving You. Jingle: ”BW, he’s in! You’re a winner with-SRE.” Chris Farlowe Right on Baby #23. Ike and Tina Turner w Things ain't what they used to be. Promo for All systems are go see above. Jingle: ”It’s blast off time” Weather jingle, see above. Jingle:” BW, he’s in! Stay with the Fun-SRE” Record: Girl that I need, Marvin Gaye. Promo for Tartan Racing Pools w Chuck Blair “Cambridgeshire coupon” different backing music to above. Jimi Hendrix w Running Wild.

 
Comment by editor: This show has a distinctive club flavour.
 

 

Whilst Bruce Wayne rocks through the night for SRE on the Olga, Dutch press writes about ”Dutch Radio”. From Kink October 22th, 1966. From ©Hans Knot’s archive.

 
Wednesday, October 26, 1966? Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

1700-1800 Gary Stevens.

1800-2300 Tom Cooper?

 

Transcript 1820-1849: #5 on Britain Radio sorry there we go again..that’s our sister station Q and the Mysterians: 96 tears. Good evening this is Tom back with you 21 past 6. Jingle: Where the music is news. Tom Cooper from the 6-11pm show. Fun Sound #36 ”Et moi, moi, moi, c’est la vie” w Jacques Dutronc. A winner from France there. It’s SRE-227 metres in the MW band. Dutch promo #1. Jingle: ”moremusicmoremusicmoremusic” Four Tops w Reach Out and I’ll be there, #1 in Top 50. Jingle: ”Hitbound.” HB Tom Jones. ”Green Green Grass of Home”. This is Tom on the radio until 11 tonight. We have 28 mins before 7 o’clock Legal ID on half hour: “Broadcasting 4 1/2 miles off the Frinton Essex Coast this is Swinging Radio England, 227 metres in the MW band…” Jingle: ”The Boss Jocks play more music.” #25 Holy Cow the latest from Lee Dorsey. Getting requests for it from the staff. It is moving up our chart on SRE, it’s already no.25. Promo for Rock ’n Roll Revival Hour(introduced by Mark Stevens and Errol Bruce). Jingle: ”Let’s look into the future time..-SRE”. New chart this week. 21 before 7, Tom up until 11.Came out with the new chart today, Mitch Ryder&Detroit Wheels: Devil with the new dress on. PH 22 mins bef 11 o clock. New Vaudeville Band: Winchester Cathedral. #34. We get a lot of requests for it here on the ship. Jingle: Moremusicmoremusicmoremusic. Stateside Extra from Tim, Tom and Turnons: Chara-Lyn. SRE, 227 m in the MW band. Jingle: Weatherwordtheweatherwordtheweatherword at .45. Jingle: Its blastoff time on funny radio we’re going into orbit. Jingle: Flashback. Marvin Gaye, Wonderful One. Tom up until 11… We have 12 mins before 7…much more of the swinging sounds from the pop, pardon me top 50. #39 from the SRE tour around England Neil Christian and Two at a time.

 

Thursday, October 27th, 1966? Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

1143- Tom Cooper.

 

...#22 on our Boss 50

227 Radio in the MW band

TC: 17 mins before noontime Hitbound...Gloria Jones is the girl’s name

FINDERS KEEPERS  GLORIA JONES HB

Weather

Jingle: Remember this golden classic

A FOOL IN LOVE...a hit a couple of years ago from an album by IKE AND TINA TURNER

TC: 11 to Noon

TEN STORIES HIGH DAVID AND JONATHAN #43

1700-1800 Gary Stevens. Prerecorded show from WMCA New York.

 

Friday, October 28th, 1966?Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

0504-0531 Mark Stevens

My baby’s such a sweet thing Mary Wells SE

TC: 5:06

6 mins after 5 in the morning on a Friday morning

States extra sound...Drop-in Good afternoon.(!)

MMM coming your way, Boss Sound #19:

What a wonderful feeling Lulu #19

Twin Spin/Flashback jingle

Shazam Duane Eddy FB

TC: 5:10

At 6 Bill “Boss”Berry

Magic Rocking Horse Pinkerton’s Colours

TC: 5.14

Ad: Silver Boots from …shoes 475 Oxford Street, and Gumages, Holborn

Neil Diamond Cherry Cherry #14 on the new Boss Fun 50

Cherry Cherry Neil Diamond #14

TC: 5.16

Everything I touch turns to tears. Brian Poole. HB

Bill “Boss” Berry 41 from now…

Crsipian St.Peters a little diddy called Changes.. Rise and Shine

Changes Crispian St.Peters #27

TC:5.22

When I come home Spencer Davis Group

96 Tears Q and The Mysterians HB

TC:5:27

It’s Valentine(?-editor) and these are the 4 Seasons: I’ve got you under my skin.

TC:5.31

29 mins away from Bill “Boss” Berry. Many thanks for being along for the last 5 1/2 hours.

SRE BOH ID: Johnny Dark/Harry Putnam.

Tamla Sound with male singer starting with ”temptation”

 

Friday, October 28th, 1966?Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

Newscast presented by Mark Stevens/Ted Delaney with Hotlines Aberfan, Paris, Thailand Pres.Johnson arrived in Bangkok, South Africa, Paris, Bonn Yesterday’s break up of the coalition. (Editor: CDU/CSU+FDP Government broke up October 27th)

1700-1800 Gary Stevens. Prerecorded show from WMCA New York.

 

Sunday, October 30th, 1966[77] Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

0900-1200? Boom Boom Brannigan. A few quite interesting leads to the SRE final story is found here:

 

0848: MILLION POUND SUNDAY

ABIGAIL BEECHER FREDDY CANNON

RESCUE ME FONTELLA BASS

SONOVOX HE'S ON..BOOM BOOM BRANNIGAN JINGLE(FROM PAMS SERIES#30/WPTR[78]) WHOSE JOHNNIE WALKER VERSION BECAME FAMOUS IN THE UK.

YESTERDAY CILLA BLACK

0853: PROMO: ”HALLO SWINGERS IN HOLLAND, WIJ VERZORGEN DE GROETSE PROGRAMMA’S  BINNEN KORT VOOR U OP DIT STATION SWINGING RADIO HOLLAND DUS BLIJFT AFGESTEMD OP 227 METER OP HET MIDDENGOLF OP SWINGING RADIO HOLLAND.” I DON'T KNOW WHAT HE MEANS, BUT REDUNDANCY TO YOU, BUDDY! (SO AT THIS TIME IT WAS STILL TO BE RADIO HOLLAND?)

0856 HE CALLS HIS SHOW UNCLE BOOMER'S RATTLE(??) ALONG(??)(OTHER NAMES: BB SPREE, BOOMER'S BROADCASTING COMPANY)

ALONG COMES MARY ASSOCIATION

0859.30 BILL BERRY'S REALLY GREAT LEGAL ID FOLLOWED BY THE BOSS JOCKS-BOSS JOCKS-BOP-BOP-PLAY MORE MUSIC-NOW!

THOU SHALT NOT STEAL DICK AND DEEDEE

 

November, 1966[79]
 

November, 1966. Britain Radio

 

Transmission on 845 kc.

 

Mark Stevens/Ted Delaney It’s 9.30 two hours away from what’s his name. Hallmark of Quality Britain Radio weather.

 
November, 1966. Radio England[80]

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

Transcription: 2145- Roger Day

 

DANDY THE ROCKING VICKERS #47

REACH OUT I'LL BE THERE THE FOUR TOPS #4 last week no.1[81]

Jingle: The fastest thing(me when the gorilla bit me)

Unid record    MICKEY LELAYNE SE TC: 21.55

HOLY COW     LEE DORSEY #25

I CAN FEEL THE WHOLE WORLD…SHOTGUN EXPRESS #46

Unid “Feeling is right” jingle

TOH legal ID w Roger Day

 
November, 1966. Radio England[82]

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

Transcription: 1818- Roger Day

 

QUE SERA SERA GENO WASHINGTON #7 TC: Daytime is 18.20

PAINT ME A  PICTURE          GARY LEWIS #24

Jingle: England’s finest

Today this song is Boss Sound no.1 Bobbybobbybobby Darin IF I WERE A CARPENTER BOBBY DARIN #1

AD: Colgate(What do you get with Colgate)

FEELS SO BAD         JACKIE EDWARDS HB

Jingle: Stay with the Fun

19 DAYS DAVE CLARK FIVE #48 ”Gentlemen of the jury..sentenced to 19 Days.”

Promo w Roger Day: Harvest Moon Club, Guildford this coming Friday w Errol Bruce.

COMING ON STRONG          BRENDA LEE #38

 

November, 1966. Radio England[83]

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

1800-2400 Roger Day

0000-0500 Alan Black

 

Transcription: 1901-1930 Roger Day

 

Promo: This is the Roger Day show on the Much More Music station.

Jingle: The Boss Jocks—play more music now

AIN'T LOVE GOOD JIMMY JAMES

TC: Daytime 3 mins past 7 you’re in the mood with the second hour of the Roger Day Groove

Roger Day Groove up until the midnight hour when it’s Alan Black from 0000-0500

PICTURE ME GONE DAVE BERRY

JINGLE: WHERE THERE’S ACTION

DEVIL WITH THE BLUE DRESS/GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY MITCH RYDER & THE DETROIT WHEELS #27

TC:9 MINS PAST 7

ALL I REALLY WANT TO DO CHER

JINGLE: THATMAN ROGER DAY

“Hello to girls in Gillingham Jan, Linda, Margot and to the boys they really adore.”

MY WORLD FELL DOWN THE IVY LEAGUE #35

NEWS 19:15(NOT ON RECORDING) ED MORENO

HIGH TIME PAUL JONES #8

FOR NO ONE CILLA BLACK

 “We’re groovin’ on until the midnight hour.”

IF I WERE A CARPENTER BOBBY DARIN #1 TC: 19.22 “They’re all madly painting upstairs I slipped into a bucket of paint.”

JINGLE: SRE UNDERWATER

WE'LL MEET AGAIN LLOYD BANKS HB “You can bank on that record being a hit”, “Funny One Roger”, “I’ll pay you later.”

HAPPENINGS TEN YEARS TIME AGO THE YARDBIRDS #21 “Boom Boom Brannigan is playing with his train set again”

YOU KEEP ME HANGIN’ ON THE SUPREMES #36

 
Wednesday, November 2nd, 1966. Britain Radio.

 

Transmission on 845 kc.

 

1015: "From Monday… Swinging Radio England will become Radio Holland broadcasting in the Dutch language.[84]

 

Friday, November 4th 1966.  Radio England.

 

Op maandag 14.november’s morgens om 7 uur zal Nederlands tweede piratenzender in de lucht komen op 227 meter op de middengolf. Maar dat zal niet zijn onder de naam “Swinging Radio Holland”, zoals het station tot dusver gedoopt was.”

 

This article was the first occasion where it was stated that the new station was not to be called Radio Holland. The leaders of the project had found out that the name already was occupied by a company producing utility radio sets.[85]
 
Saturday, November 5th, 1966. Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

1800-2300 Roger Day.

 

Transcriptions:2000-2100: Roger Day.

 

REACH OUT I'LL BE THERE THE FOUR TOPS #11

YOU ARE SHE CHAD AND JEREMY HB

PAINTER MAN THE CREATION #21 lw 50

ALL I REALLY WANT TO DO  THE BYRDS

Stones/Beach Boys/Beatles promo for  Sunday

Thatman Roger Day

COME ON UP RASCALS

NEWS 20:15 ROGER DAY Florence: Floods(started on Nov.4th), art treasures damaged London: Frank Cousins to resign, Heath for CM solution Austria Landslide West Berlin Geo.Brown UK committed to W Berlin Freedom His name in city’s Golden Book today Bradford University High tomorrow 56.

HAPPENINGS TEN YEARS TIME AGO THE YARDBIRDS #12 TC: 20 past 8.

SHEILA DINO, DESI AND BILLY

GOOD VIBRATIONS THE BEACH BOYS #1

The Boss Beach Boys

PEEPEEPPOPOP  DEARLY BELOVED HB

NO MILK TODAY HERMAN'S HERMITS #19

MARBLE BREAKS PETER FENTON #45 TC:8.32

DON'T WORRY MOTHER YOUR SON’S HEART IS STILL PURE  THE MCCOYS #22

WE'LL MEET AGAIN LLOYD BANKS HB ”I promise we’ll meet again”

HELP ME GIRL ERIC BURDON AND THE ANIMALS #10 ”One more record before weatherchecking time”

WEATHER 20:45
NOTHING COMES EASY SANDIE SHAW FB

FEEL SO BAD JACKIE EDWARDS #46 TC: 10 to 9.

A LOVE LIKE YOURS IKE AND TINA TURNER #7

I GOT THE FEELIN’ NEIL DIAMOND TC: 4 1/2 TO 9.

AIN'T LOVE GOOD JIMMY JAMES #28

FRIDAY ON MY MIND THE EASYBEATS #32

 

2200-2300: Roger Day.

 

HIGH TIME PAUL JONES #3 ”Hi to Beach Bunnies and Beach Boys from your Beach Boy”

GET IT AND TAKE IT  THE LUNA TWO HB

JOIN MY GANG OSCAR #20 Hip happy Saturday on SRE, you’re in heaven on 227

WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE THE EVERLY BROTHERS O About waking up Boomer

THE HAIR ON MY CHINNY CHIN CHIN SAM THE SHAM #40

I CAN'T MAKE IT ALONE PJ PROBY #13

GOODBYE,  SO LONG IKE AND TINA TURNER #9 ”I shall leave with an air of dignity”

TAKE THIS HAMMER SPENCER DAVIES GROUP TC:10.22

GOOD VIBRATIONS THE BEACH BOYS #1

Stones/Beach Boys/Beatles promo for (tomorrow) Sunday

Thatman Roger Day

(break)

STOP STOP STOP THE HOLLIES #4 last week #2

PIED PIPER THE DYNAPHONES

 

Monday, November 7th,1966. Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

0500-0900?Bill Berry

0900-1400 Boom Boom Brannigan

1400-1800 Tom Cooper

1800-2300 Roger Day-sign off.

 

 

Not many days to go now. From Daily Telegraph October 14th, 1966 and ©Hans Knot’s archive. On that background, the following show is really great with Roger Day in fine form. Incredible so near the end of SRE[86].

 

Transcript 2200-2300:

 

REACH OUT, I'LL BE THERE

THE FOUR TOPS #11 ”the final hour of the Roger Day Groove, going right up until 11…(Four Tops) Hitbound sound from Jackie Lee the town I live in. No, a boat called the Laissez Faire.

THE TOWN I LIVE IN

JACKIE LEE HB Joke about who wants to buy the ship.

I LOVE MY DOG

CAT STEVENS #8 ”11 past 10 on a mournful Monday”

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE

THE BEATLES

I'M THE ONE YOU NEED

THE MIRACLES #48

RAIN ON THE ROOF

THE LOVIN SPOONFUL #16 ”Thatman-Roger day”-jingle.

IF I WERE A CARPENTER

BOBBY DARIN #8 (1) ”Last week no.1 this week no.8.”

DANDY

THE KINKS

GOOD VIBRATIONS

THE BEACH BOYS #1 (11) ”No.1: Beach Boys Good Vibrations-from 11 to 1!

CUPID

HAYDOCK'S ROCK HOUSE HB

DON'T WORRY MOTHER…

THE MCCOYS #22

TEN STORIES HIGH

DAVID AND JONATHAN #43

A FOOL AM I

CILLA BLACK #30 Jingle: ”It’s blast off time on funny radio…SRE.”

GET IT, TAKE IT

LUNA 2 HB

22.45: Weather

HELP ME GIRL

ERIC BURDON AND THE ANIMALS #10

BABY SITTING BOOGIE

THE FOURMOST

I CAN'T CONTROL MYSELF

THE TROGGS #36

A LOVE LIKE YOURS

IKE AND TINA TURNER #7A cuddle record.”

I GOT THE FEELING

NEIL DIAMOND SE ”You’ve been warned, you beware, but most of all you be there!”

PIED PIPER

THE DYNAPHONES SE to take you up to the hour…Today you’ve heard broadcasts by Bill Berry, Boom Boom Brannigan, Tom Cooper, and yours truly Roger Day…It’s been a great pleasure… having us in your home… Tomorrow morning at 5 we commence with the Early morning show from Bill Berry, I hope he doesn’t sound the like he looks in the morning as well.. If Bill’s listening I didn’t say that, honestly. From our Governor in the office that means Mr.Vick our MD, all the office staff including Good Morning himself, all the galley boys, all the crews, all the engineers, Uncle Tom… and all down to the little fella that presses the button…puts us off the air and on the air…Sleep Tight..”Station close down. (Editor)

 

 

 

Roger Day. Picture from the Swinging 66 brochure. From ©Hans Knot’s archive.

 
Tuesday, Nov 8th,1966? Britain Radio.

 

Transmission on 845 kc.

 

0900- Tom Cooper reading news at 0900. Britain R 355 metres in the MW band. BR up to the minute news Tom Cooper reporting. Legal action to stop Thorn electrical industries to paying its members an increase. Italy Troops repairing broken dykes[87]…Alan Black Tuesday morning edition of Morning Serenade 3 mins past 9.

 

Wednesday, November 9th,1966? Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

Norwegian Log. Transcript: 0900 Gordon Bennett[88](from 05?) handing over to B.B. Brannigan doing 09.00-14.00 on ”Boomer’s Broadcasting Company” playing first ”Rain on the Roof” Lovin’ Spoonful.

 

”Rain on the roof”

No.16 in the last Boss Fun 50

 

You and me and rain on the roof

Caught up in a summer shower

Dryin' while it soaks the flowers

Maybe we'll be caught for hours

Waitin' out the sun

 

Refrain 1:

 

You and me were gabbin' away

Dreamy conversation sittin' in the hay

Honey, how long was I laughing in the rain with you

'Cause I didn't feel a drop 'til the thunder brought us to

 

[repeat intro]

 

Refrain 2:

 

You and me underneath the roof of tin

Pretty comfy feelin' how the rain ain't leakin' in

We can sit and dry just as long as it can pour

’Cause the way it makes you look makes me hope it rains some more

 

©John Sebastian. Recorded by ©The Lovin’ Spoonful on ©Kama Sutra records, 1966.

 

Played twice ”Wonderful land” by Shadows, and ”Boss Radio-Instant replay(3 times)” jingle. Other songs: ”Good Vibrations ” by  Beach Boys, ”Wrapping Paper” by Cream, “I’ll follow the sun” by Beatles. Weather at 0945: ”Swinging Radio England- Brings you up-to-the minute reports-from the ionospheric weather checker.” News at .15: (Jingle) ”Space News Hotlines”-”From the North, East, West and South, this is Radio England news live and up-to the minute at 10.16. B.B.Brannigan reporting in the public interest. Hotline Paris…(4 Hotlines)This is Boomer Brannigan…Hotline Canberra(3 Hotlines)And then the R England Weatherscope reports… This has been B.B.Brannigan for Radio England.(Jingle) The station that keeps you informed. News every hour…More Music NOW!

 
Friday Nov 11th, 1966. Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

App.1500-1517 Errol Bruce.

 

Transcript: App.15:00 Rockin’ Berries and Dandy. Jingle: ”In Swinging England, we pamper people so won’t you unwind the weekend with us.., (On Sunday the Solid Gold Sunday…at 11pm Boss Radio special program from the Boss Jocks especially to you that’s Sunday at 11pm. …the fun radiates around Swinging Radio England. (Errol is here mentioning the farewell show which is to be Sunday at 11 o’clock, followed by a Dutch announcement for what was thought to be R Holland, but was re-named R Dolfijn.) Dutch Promo #2.

Promo for Rock n’Roll Revival Hour.

15.15 Errol Bruce reading news. Hotlines:

London Mr.Grimond comments on Common market.

Space First day of the astronauts 4-day space flight (Gemini 12, Lovell and Aldrin, this happened on November 11th)

South America Study of Solar Eclipse…

Italy Further heavy rainfalls

More music now. Four Tops: Reach Out and I’ll be there.

 

 

Jack Curtiss tells of coming competition at sea for Radio Veronica. But the Dutch djs entering the Olga Patricia on this date will hardly give “jonge beatgropen in Holland een kans” and the call sign is to be Dolfijn, not Holland. Dutch press report via ©Hans Knot’s archive.

 
Friday Nov 11th, 1966. Radio Dolfijn.
 
The Dutch broadcasting staff steps aboard the Olga Patricia[89]:

”Zes weken nadat het idee was geboren voor de oprichting van een nieuwe Nederlandse zender(radio Dolfijn) zat ik al mat m’n eerste programma in de lucht. Logisch, dat het nog niet feilloos ging.

Toen ik 11.november 1966 aan boord van de ”Laisser-Faire”(ons moederschip)stapte en de studio’s bekeek, kreeg ik de schrik van m’n leven.

Vóór me en scaakelbord met zo’n 32 knoppen en handels. Hoe zoe ik, ontechnisch als ik was, die uit elkaar moeten houden?

Na twee nachten hard oefnen had ik de meeste knoppen al onder de knie, maar de eerste programma’s verliepen toch niet geheel feilloos...”

”...De verstandhouding met de Engelsen en Amerikanen aan boord is uitsteekend. Natuurlijk zijn er weleens meningverschillen, maar die zijn er om opgelost te wordem...”

 
Sunday, Nov 13th, 1966. Radio England.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

App.1315-1517 Phil Martin, Errol Bruce, Mark Stevens.

 

Transcript: 1315 News w Phil Martin

1316-1322 ”Boss Cat” Errol Bruce. Unid record: Platters: Music City. 18 past 1 thanks Phil Martin for the news…Rolling Stones: Mothers Little Helper.

1335-1402 ”Boss Cat” Errol Bruce. Spencer Davis: Keep on running, for Richard Kimble!(“The Fugitive” TV series, editor)…last day of English language transmissions, yes indeed… Alan Price takes us up to weathertime: Hi Lili Hi Lo Tape. Weather. Dave Dee, Dozy etc. w Hold Tight. 10 before 2. Last ”Boss Cat” Bruce show. Mention of Uppercut Club…Billy Walker. Roger Day, Bill Berry, Bruce Wayne to appear in two weeks time. Bobby Goldsboro w Voodoo woman.  Jr.Walker w How sweet it is. To all Pussycat members everywhere. Ad for Oscar’s Groovy Grotto, Ilford w Johnny Dark[90]. Dutch promo for new station #2. Legal ID TOH. Unid record. Can’t stop?

?Special program tonight at 11 pm. Roger Day and Mark Stevens. Couple of other guys.

1502-1520 Beach Boys w  Good Vibrations, no 1 in the Boss Survey. (Editor) Ad for Golden Kipper? Mark Stevens in studio. Rolling Stones Stones w  High and Dry. Seven mins to go on the Boss Cat Bruce Show, the last Boss Cat Bruce Show, Troggs w  With a girl like you…Ten after 3  the Boss Cat Bruce show…on the last Boss Cat Bruce show  I’m Crying…(playing The Animals) Pussy Cat.. here we go…  And so we come to the last record on the Boss Cat Bruce show, on the last day of Swinging Radio England English Language programs…from Boss Cat Bruce---Ciao! The More I see you w  Chris Montez. Ad for Family Pack. Soup from Cross&Blackwell.

News at 15:15 w Phil Martin: Hotlines

Japan, Matsuyama Aircrash-(happened on 13th November)[91].

Israel

Whitehall, the Queen of England lays a wreath at the Cenotaph in London- (on Rememberance Day, 13th Nov)[92].

Yorkshire

Space, Gemini XII Walk in space right now (happened on 13th November).

Canada

Weatherscope…More music now!

 

 

 

 

Radio England “World’s most powerful”. Envelope and stationery kindly donated by Colin Nicol. One of SRE’s original and Australian “Boss Jocks”, now living in Australia.

 

1517-1525 Mark Stevens/Errol Bruce Rock n’Roll Revival Hour:

(Over theme)“Keele Insurance now presents the Rock n’Roll Revival Hour  w Errol Bruce and Mark Stevens(Chuck Blair)…last show on SRE but on Britain Radio 3-55 next Sunday. Eddie Cochran: Somethin’ Else. A word from Keele Insurance…speaking on behalf of Keele Insurance this is Chuck Blair…Call Franklin 2721…Instant peace of mind. Kay-len Twins: When…

 

 

Chuck Blair, aka Rick Phillips/Jay Kay has left Radio England after a short stint as General Manager. Even if he now is on Radio London, his voice is still heard over the airwaves on “227” though, and this date for the last time.

 

App. 2301-2339 Mark Stevens, Gordon Bennett, Bruce Wayne, Phil Martin, Roger Day, Bill Berry.

 

Transcription spliced together from various sources:

 

2301-[93] Mark Stevens: “Exactly 1 min past 11 o’clock on Swinging Radio England. And this of course is the last 29 minutes of programming that SRE will bring to the listening area of Great Britain. For this next half hour we intend to do our very best and entertain you with everyone of the jocks who’s ever been on SRE in the past months including those who came over just to do the news, and Britain Radio announcers such as Phil Martin and Gordon Bennett…everyone will sort of say their goodbyes to you. How many times have you heard this sound: Legal ID. ”For the final time Swinging Radio England brings you 28 minutes, 28 Much More Music Minutes of entertainment by all Boss Jocks onboard. Chris Farlowe: Think .”This is Gordon Bennett(Gary Kemp)(tape) dropped in to say goodbye to you..myself and my family all rallied(?) here…(here Gordon/Garry used his multi-lingo talents presenting a lot of voices, editor) (2308)Lovin’ Spoonful: Summer in the city. The Lovin’ Spoonful out of the past on SRE called Summer in the city 10 mins past 11pm. Bill “Boss” Berry here. “Surf” jingle. In 20 minutes we will all be defunct! It’s all night happening. We’re gonna have Space News Hotlines in 5 minutes. Show for another 20. I’m sitting in for my little 2 minutes stint. It’s been a chuckle… real gig. Beatles: Bruce Wayne next! Paperback Writer. BW goodbye message, “it’s been a gas”, giving praise to Roger Day, Tuesday on Ready Steady Go! 15 minutes to go before 11.30. Batman theme w Neal Hefti? Link Wray?  Thatman Bosscat Bruce jingle.

 

 

Batman or “Thatman”[94]? It made us listen!

 

Boss Cat Bruce goodbye, been here 2 1/2 months. Fictious character: Harry. Boss Cat/You’re a winner jingle. Ciao! Paint it Black Rolling Stones. Phil Martin almost from the start. I prepared for 2 minutes! Phil ran through a list of some of the djs: The Moultrie 3(Jerry Smithwick, Ron O’Quinn, Larry Dean), Rick Randall went back to WFUN[95], Colin Nicol, Johnnie Walker, Chuck Blair became General Manager, Boom Boom Brannigan left the ship yesterday I think, Roger Day, John Ross-Barnard, Mark Stevens(Ted Delaney), Bill Berry, Errol Bruce, a whole lot of them. From me Phil Martin it’s goodbye and good luck to you! Harry Secombe record. Roger Day: A Britain radio record…Phil Martin sabotaged the whole operation!(I am) the only original dj…a lot of people have asked how I got on this station(shouts: Yeah how did you get on this station?) I was sweeping the road outside, and they came and said, yeah you look like a disc jockey..Problem with the consol, Jingle: Thatman RD. Ron O’Quinn: Day, you idiot. It’s really been a ball, you really have been “boss”! Mamas and Papas: Monday Monday. I shan’t be going into obscurity. Boomer told me to say one thing:”Whoaee!”. This is Mark Stevens once again. Bill “Boss” Berry and I are the only Americans left on board ship. Bill: And then there was one. Mark: Bill came 6000 miles from Pennsylvania, I came 8000 miles from California[96]..the only Americans in the past few months…big thank you to the Britons and the Canadians who’ve welcomed us…On Bill Berry’s future prospects: Discotheques and Spot Productions, possibly a new business of your own. Goodbye from Phil Martin, Errol Bruce, Bruce Wayne, and Roger(“you’re the oldest man here. come on over here and say the final words before we say goodbye from SRE[97]”), with the latter saying the final words, telling he would be at boxer Billy Walker’s Uppercut Club 3 nights a week, and thanking for 6 very “Boss” months.

 

 

This is where Bill “Boss” Berry, Roger Day and Brian Tylney became employed after SRE.

 

2330 Instrumental version of “Auld Lang Syne[98]” and “Boss Radio” jingle.

2339 Carrier leaves the air.

 

 
Radio Dolfijn is a reality at 4.40pm on Monday, November 14th, 1966. Dutch press for ©Hans Knot’s archive.
 
Monday, Nov 14th, 1966. Radio Dolfijn.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

“Maandag middag om vier uur is van het schip Laissez Faire…”Radio Dolfijn” in the lucht gekommen…”[99]

 

-1640 Instrumental Music[100][101].

App. 1640-1650 Peter van den Hoven

 

”Luisteraars in Nederland, aan dit moment makt Uw kendt met het nieuwe Nederlandse radiozender Radio Dolfijn

Instrumental music

"Radio Dolfijn zendt dagelljks uit op de 227 meterband van 's morgens 6 tot 's avonds 12 uur. Radio Dolfijn brengt U muziek en nieuws. Radio Dolfijn wil Uw trouwe huisvriend zijn. Radio Dolfijn richt zich vooral op de volwassenen. Met prettige, aangenaam klinkende, muziek, met evergreens die al generaties lang populair zijn, met melodieuze muziek, muziek die U dagelljks kunt beluisteren."

Instrumental Music

Address at the Perskonferentie at the Hotel Gooiland in Hilversum

 

 

November 13th, 1966: Radio Dolfijn Perskonferentie in Hotel Gooiland, Hilversum, almost 7 months after a similar venue at London’s Café Royal.  Jack Curtiss, speaks, while Dutch press people are listening. Bill Vick is no.2 from right. Photo: Jack Curtiss.

 

“...Pers, Radio en Televisie...Radio Dolfijn Perskonferentie in de Terrassaal...Hotel Gooiland in Hilversum: Welkom, dames en heren van de pers, welkom op ons radio zendschip, dat voor anker ligt op de Noordzee. In het komende uur zult U volledig geinformeerd worden over de gang van zaken betreffende Radio Dolfijn. ...de nam Radio Dolfijn...

“De Lage Landen“,”Radio Kleve”, “Piet Hein“, “Albatros“, “Ameland“, “Dolfijn” en “Golfstrom.”...Wij danken Uw vanuit de studio voor Uw komst en aandacht en hiermee is de aanwezigheid van Radio Dolfijn in de ether een officieel feit.'

Sammy Davis I wanna be with you

"'I wanna be with you' van Sammy Davis jr. Dit is Radio Holland-Radio Dolfijn op de 227 meterband. Hierbij wil ik U de programmering bekend maken. Van 6-10 in de ochtend Look Boden, 10-14 Jacques Soudan, 14-19 Peter van der Hoven en 19-24 Jos van Vliet."

Esther and Abi Ofarim Le Prince, incl. A second of a strange mix.

 

 

November 14th, 1966: Persmeldung. Flyer delivered at Radio Dolfijn Perskonferentie. Source: Jack Curtiss.

 

App. 1658-1659 Peter van den Hoven

Liebe wunderbar...Jacob

Interference from Radio Moscow Int Sign from Leipzig in same channel

Uw luistert naar Radio Dolfijn op’t 227 meterband van’t middengolf

...Uw maag luisteren naar het station van op 6 Uur morgens-12...

6-10 Look Boden

10-2 Jaques Soudan

7-12 Jos van Vliet.

2-7 Peter v der Hoven

in 1 Min 5 Uur

Arabesque Henry

 

Tuesday, Nov 15th, 1966. Radio Dolfijn.

 

 

 

Radio Dolfijn QSL card to Dick van Schenk Brill from ©Hans Knot’s archive. Drawing also used in (undated and unnamed)newspaper article about Look Boden with this title: ”Nederlands nieuwste piraat zendt uit van de Caissez Faire”(!)

 

 

Press Conference in Hilversum Monday, November 14th, 1966[102]. William Vick informed of which djs that would be broadcasting on “Dolphin Radio”: Peter van der Hoven, Rob Klaasman, Thijs Lieffering, Jacques Soudan, Jos van der Vliet, and Look Boden. The owner of the Olga Patricia was said to be “Radiovision Broadcasts.” From ©Hans Knot’s archive.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

0830-0851 Look Boden

 

Engine, Engine Roger Miller

Tijd naturlijk op Uw station Radio Dolfijn op’t 227 meterband Precis half 9

Jambalaya Jo Stafford

Tijd 3 ½  min. Half over 9

Simon&Garfunkel: I am a Rock

Tijd op Radio Dolfijn op’t 227 meterband 6 over half 9

Look Boden

10-2 Jaques Soudan

2-7 Peter v der Hoven

7-12 Jos van Vliet

Instrumental Moon River

10 over half 9 Uw luistert naar Radio Dolfijn op 227 meter op de middenband

Stevie Wonder: Blowin’ in the wind

Enorm! Enorm van Stevie Wonder 14 ½  mins over half 9 Uw luistert naar Radio Dolfijn op 227 meter

Ann. Skiffle Group but

Barbra Streisand If you were the only boy in the world

Radio Dolfijn op 227 meter 12 ½ mins voor 9

Skiffle Group Dutch version It ain’t me babe /Different recordings?/

Tijd 9 ½ voor 9

Wouldn’t...love me/Get me

 

 

The new djs on 1322 kc line up for photo between programmes: (lr) Rob Klaasman, Thijs Lievering, Look Boden,  Jacques Soudan, Jos v.Vliet, Peter van den Hoven. From ©Hans Knot’s archive.

 

0925-0929 Look Boden

 

Far down below

Shirley Bassey

4 ½ voor half 10

James Last

Radio Dolfijn op 227 meter

Johnny Cash

 

0959-1002 Look Boden/ Jacques Soudan

 

Theme: Hawaii music

1 min voor 10

Goede Morgen dames een half min over 10..

(Jacques Soudan)

Ad for Tagy? Coffee

Piano Jazz

 

Plus Persconference over Dolfijn w Bill Vick/Jack Curtiss/Basil van Rensburg (Broadcast over 1322 kc?)

 

 
Wednesday, November 16th, 1966. Radio Dolfijn.
 
“Wat er nieuw is aan Radio Dolfijn.[103]” Dolfijn’s format consists of American evergreens from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis jr., Cleo Laine, Sarah Vaughan, Ray Conniff, Johnny Mann, Keely Smith plus Mantovani, Helmut Zacharias, Kurt Edelhagen and Dutch Cabaret.
 
 
Dutch headline on the station with the happy Dolphin sounds. Dutch press via ©Hans Knot’s archive.
 
Thursday, Nov 24th, 1966. Radio Dolfijn.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

Strong utility Interference

 

Look Boden 0810-

 

Ramsey Lewis Uptight

German ID: Radio Dolfin: Empfangzeit 8 Uhr und 10 Mins MEZ

Donderdag 24.November Tijd 11 ½ over 8

Radio Dolfijn Amsteldijk 63 Amsterdam Z[104]

Look Boden

French Music: J’ai Entendu La Mer

German ID: Radio Dolfin: Empfangzeit 8 Uhr und 15 Mins MEZ

Radio Dolfijn op 227 meter

1000 Gulden

Twinkle: Tammy

 

11 voor half 10? Should be 9? Confusing!

10-2 Jacques Soudan

2-7 Peter van der Hoven

7-12 Rob Klaasman

Morgens? luisteren naar Thijs Lievering tot 6-10 Uur

Children’s group

German ID: Radio Dolfin: Empfangzeit 8 Uhr und 20 Mins MEZ

German ID: Radio Dolfin: Empfangzeit 8 Uhr und 25 Mins MEZ

Radio Dolfijn Amsteldijk 63 Amsterdam Z

Asking for a Coffee Name[105]

Instrumental Baby took good care of me

German ID: Radio Dolfin: Empfangzeit 8 Uhr und 30 Mins MEZ

1000 Gulden te winnen

Johnny Cash Way down

Op Uw station Radio Dolfijn

I just couldn’t take it baby

German ID: Radio Dolfin: Empfangzeit 8 Uhr und 35 Mins MEZ

 

 
Saturday, November 26th, 1966. Radio Dolfijn[106].
 
 
“Evidently one had decided calling the station “Radio Holland”…We hope that Radio Dolfijn soon reverts to the top-40 formula.” (Kink November 26th. From ©Hans Knot’s archive. )

 

After Nov.28th, before Dec.4th, 1966. Radio Dolfijn.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

App.1200-1245 BST Peter van der Hoven Tussen 12-2 Uur

MoR/Jazz/Continental format

Good signals, but interference from Radio Moscow, Leipzig, GDR[107]

 

Guantanamera w Sandpipers(played on Radio England Nov.9th.)

Station promo w Dolphin sounds and splash

Station promos say schedule is 0600-0000(Dutch Time)

Station address: Radio Dolfijn, Postbus 4022, Amsterdam

Christmas greetings to be in 3 weeks before, mentions Dec.20th, 24th and 31st.

Ronny Tober record ad

Ballpoint ad

3.edition of 6 week-competition.

Address: Radio Dolfijn, Wettstraat 3, Postbus 1325 te Amsterdam

Mention of presenters Jos van Vliet and Peter van Dijk

-Tussen 10-12 Uur

 

 

Ouder publiek the target of the new “227”. From Dutch press via ©Hans Knot’s archive.

 

December 1966

 

Saturday, Dec.17th, 1966[108].Britain Radio[109].

 

Transmission on 845 kc.

 

0600-0900 Alan Black

0900 News, then Morning Serenade w Phil Martin

MoR/Light pop format

Fair/good signals, but co-channel interference from Roma 2 and these beacons on 840 and 850?: 1: MQ, 2: DI, 3: F, 4: UE

 

Morning Serenade theme So What's New Bert Kaempfert

Ads: Inter-Cham w Chuck Blair(Phil: "a knock-out idea")

Camera Offer

Big Fry Picnic

Bakery

Weetabix

Uppercut Club of Billy Walker opens on Dec.21st w Alan Black

"Britain R djs Roger Day, Bill Berry and Bruce Wayne. Dec.21st: The Who, 22nd: The Easybeats, 23rd:Dave Dee, Beaky, Mick and Tich, 24th: Eric Burdon&Animals, 26th: Jimi Hendrix, Pretty Things, 30th: Spencer Davis Group 31st: Geno Washington and Ran Jam Band. Sponsored by Billy Walker"

Weather 0930

London's Edgeware Road-Victoria Sporting Club

Graham Gill visit in studio

Also  Errol Bruce seems to feature on ad

Sandy Posey: Single Girl no.29 in Britain R Top 30

Hallmark of Quality jingles plus Happy Weekend

Silver Circle Bingo Club at 1200-1215

 

Sunday, Dec.25th, 1966. Britain Radio.

 

Transmission on 845 kc.

 

The conditions aboard the ship around Christmas 1966 are said to be unpleasant. There is no cook on board, fresh drinking water has ran out and the crew and DJ's has to live on corn beef and spaghetti as there is no other food on board.

 

1106 Phil Martin.12 noon Ted Delaney(Mark Stevens) on tape1300 Errol Bruce 1500 Graham Gill. 2000 Phil Martin. Ad for Tartan Racing Pools, 212 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2. Christmas greeting by Jack Curtiss on behalf of Britain Radio and Radio Vision Broadcast Int’l. Reference to Britain R 30.

 

 

The start of “Echo” on Britain Radio. From Radio News(in London Weekly Advertiser and National Advertiser) of February 7th, 1967.

 

January 1967

 

January, 1967. Britain Radio.

 

Transmission on 845 kc.

 

1357- 1429 Graham Gill Musical Carousel. “New Year’s greeting card.”

 

 

Programme schedule from 227 metres from early 1967. From ©Hans Knot’s archive.

 

Wednesday, January 18th, 1967. Britain Radio.

 

Tony Meehan joins Britain Radio from Radio Scotland[110].

 

 

New efforts to keep going. From From Radio News(in London Weekly Advertiser and National Advertiser) of February 7th, 1967.

 

Sunday, January 22nd, 1967. Britain Radio.

 

Transmission on 845 kc.

 

Johnny Dark’s(Harry Putnam)”R&B Nightride” starts at 1900. 6 programmes are broadcast and has a “cult” following. Show lasts until Sunday, Feb.26th, 1967[111].

 

Wednesday, January 25th, 1967. Britain Radio.

 

Start of ”Nightbeat” at 1900 hours with Jack Mc Laughlin from Radio Scotland and also today Alan Black.

”Mc Laughlin’s Celidh is a household expression in Scotland. Even now, six months after Jack McLaughlin left Radio Scotland, people still write and ask what happened to their favourite programme.

Jack had moved to join Britain Radio.

This was one of that station’s desparate attempts to make good. The station was in trouble financially and its American backers were over here trying to sort things out.

Quickly, Jack saw that he had made a mistake. He tried to pump some life into things with his shows but he station was broke and the end was in sight.”[112]

 

Wednesday, January 31st, 1967. Britain Radio.

 

Alan Black, Programme Director

Woolf Byrne, Ass’t Programme Director[113]

 

 

,

 

Jack Curtiss writes in Radio News(in London Weekly Advertiser and National Advertiser) for January 24th and 31st, 1967[114] and prompts the late Ed Moreno to give his idea on programming in the same paper[115]:

 

 

 

 

February 1967

 

Wednesday, February 7th, 1967. Britain Radio.

 

Dave MacKay, News Editor.

Ted Delaney has left to go home to the USA.

 

Thursday, February 8th, 1967. Radio Dolfijn.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

Look Boden? 1044-1053

 

Radio Dolfijn met het nieuws

News sounder from CRC/WFUN

Vietnam short  ceasefire because of Vietnam New Year-Tet.

100000 Guilders taken in Golferstraat, Amsterdam robbery

Utrecht...

Italy West German Starfighter down in Sardinia

Temps 5-6 graden

Dit was het nieuws op Radio Dolfijn door Look Boden het volgende nieuws kvart voor 12.

Oh Mary do open Bill Ennis

Le Train Esther&Abi Ofarim

Dit is Radio Dolfijn op 227 meter

Dutch Yodel Music

 

 

 

Stem af op Radio Dolfijn. Ad from Dutch press. From ©Hans Knot’s archive.

 

Sunday, Feb.26th, 1967. Radio Dolfijn.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

1400-1502. Look Boden. Top 30. Zontagmiddag 2-4. Mention of Box 35,...and Boudewijn van Hengst(Later Lex Harding)

 

 

Programmes of UK Commercial Radio Stations. From Radio News(in London Weekly Advertiser and National Advertiser) of February 14th, 1967.

 

Tuesday, February 28th 1967. Radio Dolfijn/Britain Radio.

 

Transmissions on 1322/845 kc.

 

Jack Curtiss resigns as General Manager, goes to San Francisco as dj.

Brian Tylney resigns as Ass’t General Manager.

Woolf Byrne goes to Radio 390.

Ed Moreno has just left the station.[116]

Antenna mast breaks at 12.45. Both stations off air.

 

 

 

Why do all the good Britain Radio djs go away? Curtiss, Ross-Barnard, Bennett, ”Marino” and Martin, and Delaney had also left when this was printed. Mr. or Ms.Starling of Billericay in Radio News(in London Weekly Advertiser and National Advertiser), of Jan.31st. 1967.  On February, 28th, 1967, Ms. or Mr.D.Cadwell of Weston in Herts. asks the same question and wonders if they are now on other wavelengths.

 

 

”Uit de ether.” From Haarlems Dagblad March 2nd, 1967 and ©Hans Knot’s archive.

 

March 1967

 

Wednesday, March 1st, 1967. Radio Dolfijn/Britain Radio.

 

Carstead Advertising Ltd opens an office in Berthalostraat, Amsterdam.

 

Thursday, March 9th, 1967. Radio Dolfijn/Britain Radio.

 

”Het Engelse radioschip Dolfijn is gisteravond geruisloos binnegelopen via de sluizen van IJmuiden naar een kleine Zaanse werf om een schoonmaakbeurt te ondergaan en repaaraties te laten verrichten aan de tijdens het stormweer beschadigde zendmast en schakelapparatur..”

 

 

John Withers. In Radio News(in London Weekly Advertiser and National Advertiser) of January 31st, 1967. Photo:Unknown.

 

Meanwhile in the Hilton hotel in Amsterdam, in a Dutch press interview, with John Withers, new programme director his Benelux agent Basil A.van Rensburg, plus American Pierce Langford III claims to be an investor of the operation,  re-financed by Bahamian company Viscaya Inc. ”The name of the game is money.”(From ©Hans Knot’s archive)

 

 

“Bij windkracht 10 knapte 12 meter van de 70 meter hoge mast af”, but “no panic.” Then, together with Jos van Vliet, Dave MacKay(and Alan Black-editor) went with the Olga Patricia from Harwich to Zaandam after the antenna mast broke on  Feb.28th, 1967. Dutch press March 9th, 1967.

 

Thursday, March 11th, 1967. Radio Dolfijn/Britain Radio.

 

 

In the Londoner Hotel in London’s Welbeck Street Peir-Vick Ltd. is liquidated on March 11th, 1967 with a debt of 113,601 Pound Sterling. Bill Vick is in charge for the Olga Patricia stations for the last time. From ©Hans Knot’s archive.

 

Monday 13th, 1967. Britain Radio.

 

 

A tremendous experience. Jack Curtiss leaves the Olga operation for San Francisco. From Radio News(in London Weekly Advertiser and National Advertiser) of February 28th, 1967.

 

Thursday, March 16th, 1967. Radio 355.

 

Transmission on 845 kc.

 

2000- identifying "Radio 3-5-5" Easy Listening, similar to 390. Stephen West on air?

 

Thursday, March 16th, 1967. Radio 227.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

2230-2300(local midnight) identifying " Radio 2-2-7" Easy Listening, similar to Dolfijn. Organ music, name of the presenter Jos van Vliet?

        

 

1967 and another station on the Laissez Faire, this time run for the Texas Falls investors by Carstead Advertising and Ted Allbeury. From ©Hans Knot’s archive.

 

 

The Texan Pirates. Daily Mail for April 7th, 1967. From ©Hans Knot’s archive.

 

May 1967

 

 

 

An early Radio 355 programme schedule inspired by Radio 390. The additions suggest it is from May, 1967. From ©Hans Knot’s archive.[117]

 

Sunday, May 21st, 1967. Radio 227.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

Matinee w?

Ad for Channel Airways turpoprop

Exota Limonade

 

Tuesday, May 30th, 1967. Radio 227.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

Lex Harding/Tony Windsor

 

Opening of new 227 Top 40 format. ”The new Radio Double 2-7”[118]

 

Tuesday, May 30th, 1967. Radio 355.

 

Transmission on 845 kc.

 

2000-2030 R&B w Stephen West

 

 

June 1967

 

Saturday, June 10th, 1967. Radio 227.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

Country Style w Look Boden

Beatboat w Dick Weeda

 

Thursday, June 15th, 1967. Radio 227.

 

Radio 227 sponsors ”Teach-In” for young artists ”in de Scala-bodega in Den Haag”. ”Peter Koelewijn van muziekuitgeverij Altona, de grote tegenspieler van Basart, zei. ”Wij moeten door deze verhouding nu wel zoveel mogelijk werken met Radio 227, omdat dit voor ons de beste mogelijkheden biedt.”(”Alle hoop gevestigd-op Radio 227-”, Dutch newspaper, From ©Hans Knot’s archive)

 

 Monday, June 19th, 1967? Radio 227.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

1240-1325 Lunch Show w Look Boden

 

Sunday, June 20th, 1967. Radio 227.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

1900-1920 Beatles Show w Lex Harding/Tom Collins

 

Sunday, June 20th, 1967. Radio 227.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

2030-2047 John van Doorn

 

Memories of Radio 355 by Phil Champion(1985)[119]

 

I tuned in one Saturday early in June 1967 at about 1130 to find Stephen West nearing the end of a 3 hour show. With its bright MOR format featuring the more easy-listening current hits, this was a major change from the more restrained music of the ½ or 1-hour shows of the previous few months. As announced, at 1200 Tony Windsor took over for the next 3-hour slot in “Windsor’s Castle”, beginning with his theme tune: a swingy version of “Waltzing Mathilda” by Frank Ifield.

 

Stephen West left and returned to Radio 390, so Tony took over the 0900-1200 show the following morning. I don’t think the Windsor’s Castle” title was used again. After Caroline North, 355 became my second favorite station, its format being a refreshing change from the other "pirates". Yet you could still hear pop records like Judith Durham(of the Seekers) singing “The Olive Tree” and the Hollies “Carrie Anne”. I seem to remember that the evening shows had rather more relaxed music. The djs were lively, although one who was on at 2200(John Ross-Barnard?) was very relaxed.

 

A few notes about programmes. “355’s Easy Listening Hit Parade” was actually a Top 40. It went out Sundays, 1200-1400 and was presented by Mark Sloane the first time I heard it. Other djs to later present this show were Martin Kayne and John Aston.

 

Programme line-ups did change around:

 

0600 Breakfast Club(Alan Black)

0900 The Tony Windsor show-later the Martin Kayne show, then the Tony Monson show.

1200 The Mark Sloane show, also Martin Kayne and John Aston did this slot.

1500 MacKay’s Music, also Martin Kayne

1800 The Tony Windsor show, Tony Monson show, then Alan Black ”AB Spree”.

1900-1930 355 Countryfied. Alan Black and Tony Monson.

2000 John Ross Barnard?

2200 Close down.

 

Each day, Mon-Sat had a ”Coffeee Break”feature from 1100-1115. The country programme was introduced after a few weeks. It was soon broadcast over Radio 227 at the same time.

Transmissions were later extended to 2400(up to 2200 being John Aston or Dave MacKay and 2200-2355 with Martin Kayne or Mark Sloane.

Djs spent one week on, one week off if I remember correctly.

So ended what to me was one of the great stations of offshore radio. One good thing is that nine days later Mark Sloane and Martin Kayne popped up on Radio Caroline North and continued to do great shows.

 

Religious programmes:

Daily: 1030-1045 Pause for Prayer: David Renny.

 

Sat: 2030-2100 Saturday Encounter(Brother Althorp)

Sun: 1400-1415 Sunday Storytime.(Brother Althorp)

 

Sat: 2130-2200 Encounter Daily 2155-2200(later 2355-2400) Thought at the end of the day(Jack Damon)

 

Mon-Sat 0700-0830 and 1200-1230; Sun 0930-1000, 1830-1900:

The World Tomorrow. Garner Ted Armstrong[120]

 

July 1967

 

Thursday, July 6th, 1967. Radio 227/355[121].

 

Transmission on 1322/845 kc.

 

Jose Feliciano live concert introduced by Tony Windsor and Tom Collins. Also appearance by Alan Black.

”During the concert the Dutch crew of the Laissez Faire went to join their companions on the tender and started drinking. By the time José was set to leave, two members of the crew were very drunk and didn’t want to come back on board. The British Captain who only gave the crew three cans of beer a day warned them that they had to get back on board. One of the crew,…went to attack the captain but was karate chopped to the deck, which sobered him up. He had to be restrained by the rest of the crew when he went after the captain again. During the night an extra tender came and replaced the crew on board with a relief crew”[122].

An SOS call is received by coastguards at Walton-on-the Naze: ”We have a man on board who is threatening murder, he has already assaulted the captain.” After a lot of discussion by the Royal Navy and Police it is finally decided if the Olga Patricia is in International Waters, then a warship should be sent in. Another message was received: ”I have told all my crew to lock themselves in their cabins for the night. The man is working himself up into a frenzy again, unless I have some assistance from the shore we will have a murder on board![123]

 

Friday, July 5th, 1967. Radio 227/355.

 

The Offshore 2 with a strong crew goes to the aid of the 17 men on the radio ship. Two Dutch crewmen sent back to Holland[124].

 

Saturday, July 8th, 1967. Radio 227/355.

 

Transmission on 1322/845 kc.

 

1300 Mark Sloane

1330- Repeat of Jose Feliciano live concert introduced by Tony Windsor and Tom Collins. Also appearance by Alan Black.

 

Sunday, July 9th, 1967. Radio 355.

 

Transmission on 845 kc.

 

1059-1119/1123-1142 Tony Monson, w Sheldon Jay interviewing Trini Lopez. (He was at the London Palladium March 12th, 1967, editor)

 

Tuesday, July 10th, 1967. Radio 227.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

1806-1858 Nightbeat w Look Boden incl. Top 10 rundown

 

 

Near the end for two offshore stations both with origins in Texas. The last programme schedule of “227” and for the other it’s less than a month left. The closure of “Big L” is announced in a newscast “you’ve all been waiting for”[125] on July 28th. From the ©Hans Knot’s archive.

 

Thursday, July 12th, 1967. Radio 227.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

0726-0800 Look Boden?

HERE WE GO AGAIN RAY CHARLES In het 30?
Jingle: Remember this Golden Classic

IT’S MY PARTY LESLEY GORE
WE HAD A GOOD THING GOING CYRKLE in onze Fab 40 #31 deze week von 40 tot 31..2 over half 8

Jingle:..Go-getter

onze station 227...

SUMMER IS HERE OUTSIDERS #34
TC: 6 over haalf 8

Jingle: Good morning the world is bright and new...Radio 227..

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MR.MOVIEMAN DAVID GARRICK

 

Saturday, July 21st, 1967. Radio 227.

 

Transmission on 1322 kc.

 

1300 DJ shows ceased, and after taped music for 5 hours, an unconfirmed report says that Tony Windsor came on at

1800, made a brief farewell before it closed, and that was that[126].

 

Saturday, July 29th, 1967. Radio 355.

 

Transmission on 845 kc.

 

0958-1120 Tony Monson

1936-1948 John Aston

 

1900-2200

2130-2205(Right Saturday?-Editor)

 

Tony Windsor, Mark Sloane, Alan Black, David MacKay,(guests)David O’Brien, Tim

 

Parody on ”Carousel” Voice ”Derek Burroughs” by Mark Sloane and Alan Black:

 

”Derek Burroughs”: ”That’s Jimmy Feddler and trumpets with a song Lollipops and Roses.”

Alan Black: ”Oh, very good Sir. Very nice of you to come down to the studio on this very first broadcast... for several months now. I understand(you’ve had a)..soul condition.

(Mark Sloane playing ”DB”) ”That’s very true, Alan.

Alan Black: ”I guess you’re not too happy about the prospects of giving up your cabin you occupied for about a year. But I guess you are looking forward to going home.”

”DB”: I have to be truthful here and have to say I am looking forward to going back home to Los Angeles after nearly a year here in this wonderful country on this wonderful little boat...

”DB” then remembered former co-workers and mentioned Ted Delaney, Mark Stevens and Ron Rose!(The same person-editor)..

”Thank you Alan it’s been very nice talking to you here on 355...from my cabin as usual.”

Alan Black then commented that ”DB” did not say or talk much. ”You keep yourself to yourself!”...

Alan Black: ”Perhaps you’ll introduce our next record?”

”DB”: ”I’d love to!”

Vicky Carr: French on Top.

 

Dave MacKay: ”Once again thank you to our good friend and colleague Derek Burroughs...

I might add that Derek plays cards with us almost every night...”

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Trini Lopez: Hello Dolly(Spanish) form LP Live at Basin Street.

Mike Sarne Singers: Everybody loves Saturday Night. Alan Black referered to Ron Rose(above)”Head of Flower-Power in San Francisco.”

Clinton Ford: Dandy

Thoughts at the end of the Day

May Each Day Andy Williams

”The time is now 1 minute past 10 o’clock and this is Radio 355 closing down. We trust that you’ve enjoyed our programmes today and that you’ll be back again with us tomorrow when we resume our transmissions with Alan Black’s Breakfast Club at 6am. So on behalf of the entire staff of Radio 355 this is David MacKay wishing you wherever you may be a very quiet and peaceful goodnight. Goodnight everyone.”

GSTQ?

 

August 1967

 

Tuesday, August 1st, 1967. Radio 355.

 

Transmission on 845 kc.

 

1701-1820? Dave MacKay, Alan Black w AB Spree(7 mins)(1701-1747)                                      

 

Friday, August 4th, 1967. Radio 355.

 

Transmission on 845 kc.

 

06-09 Martin Kayne Breakfast Club 0625-0652, 0733-0819

0750 Revive your heart

           

Saturday, August 5th, 1967. Radio 355.

 

Transmission on 845 kc.

 

06-09 Martin Kayne Breakfast Club

09-12 Tony Monson 1152-1203

12-03 Mark Sloane(12.30 World Tomorrow)

15-18 Dave MacKay

1800-1900 Alan Black ”AB Spree” 18-1822 Last Alan Black show has a reference to Gary Stevens

1900-2000 355 Countryfied Alan Black/Tony Monson

2000-2100 Alan Black ”AB Spree” 2005-2030

22-0018 Sign Off programme Tony Windsor/Martin Kayne/John Aston[127]/Dave MacKay/Mark Sloane/Tony Monson[128]/Alan Black[129]/Silexene Paint Ad with Alan Black/Captain C.B. Lukehurst[130]/Mark Sloane on Tony Windsor/Chief Engineer Ted Walters[131]/Bob Gittis/Ted Allbeury.

 

Sunday, August 6th, 1967. Radio 355.

 

Transmission on 845 kc.

 

0000-0022 Sign Off programme

Back to Phil Champion:

”I tuned in around 2300 and heard TW. Dave MacKay came on at 2306 the Mark Sloane. 2319 Martin Kayne, TW at 2330. From 2345 TW presented the last show in company of the djs, the ship’s captain, and the chief engineer. Then TW said his personal farewell((1.44 mins.)after which a message on tape from Ted Allbeury was broadcast.(4.22)Then

Auld Lang Syne, vocal(Harry Secombe?)(1.44)

Djs shouting very cheerfully ”Goodbye!”

GSTQ(4.10)(till 0022 hrs)

Open carrier(0.45)

The carrier left the air for the last time.”

 

845 kc has housed Radio England, Britain Radio, and finally, Radio 355. This is the last sound of the two Continental transmitters in Europe, and for 5/7 years.

 

Tony Windsor: Offshore 1 leaves tomorrow morning at 8. We’ll arrive in Felixstowe at 10.30. For the fans of djs... Mr. &Mrs Smith of the Pier Hotel. Harwich..The Marlborough. Meant hospitality and great comfort to djs.

 

Dave MacKay stayed on board for a time for the run-down process[132].

 

Comment by editor: The final broadcasting hours from the Olga Patricia and close-down of Radio 355 was undoubtedly a sad occasion despite Martin Kayne’s mention of a ”party atmosphere” in his final mini-show just after 10pm. But it was also a great moment in British Broadcasting, that also was to mark the final minutes of broadcasting from the late Tony Windsor. He had broadcast on Radio Atlanta and Radio Caroline South as Tony Withers, and of course as Tony Windsor on Radio London’s 9-12am show until February 1967 before coming to the Olga as programme director for the twin stations there. As he’d said forget Radio England” the year before because of the ”Boss Jocks” term[133], it’s a bit ironic that he was the last live voice on the Olga, but it was fitting, too. TW had its challenges in life as it’s well known. Here we want to honour him as a great broadcaster and an important symbol of the British offshore radio period.

 

Here are his final words:

”Time for me to say goodbye. I don’t know what I’m going to say. You know, you rehearse these things, but it’s ridiculous because..ah..so many memories..ah..How can I thank the boys I’ve worked with..ah..from the start I’ve thanked them personally so I don’t want to thank them over the air, that would be embarrassing but I’ve made many friends among them and you the people out there and all the stations I’ve worked for. I want to thank you very sincerely for your kindnes, what a great experience it’s been for me an Australian coming here being able to broadcast to millions and I was only used to thousands...true, to millions...to millions...when you close the switch. I do thank you and I think in the future wherever I get lonely and that’s highly probable. The faces of all the people I’ve worked with, the memories, the friends that I’ve made among the listeners. I hope that at that the height of my loneliness comes flooding back to me and so instantanously ease that loneliness. I won’t forget you and thank you. Ladies and Gentlemen: this is your man with the music Tony Windsor saying: ’See you around’, like a record, like a bell, a bell? Yes, ship’s bell. I get confused. Good night..Goodbye(pause)-and God bless you! And now our Managing Director Ted Allbeury.

 

 

Edward ”Ted” Allbeury in Radio News(in London Weekly Advertiser and National Advertiser) of February 21st, 1967.  Photo: Unknown.