In my opinion the 1970 period of RNI was the most fascinating one. It saw lots of well known DJs, nice jingles, good music, all those frequency changes, the jamming period off the British coast and the Kees Manders drama. And they even had German broadcasts (a first in offshore radio history) which honestly I found a bit disappointing. I was 15 years old at that time, not knowing that RNI was creating my deep interest in offshore radio in all those years to come.
This website should relive some memories of RNI. It contains several MP3-audiofiles with off-air-recordings from RNI in 1970, most of them made in Rees (a small town in Germany near the Dutch border). Therefore the quality is sometimes fair, but I'm sure you will nevertheless enjoy what you hear. Last but not least this site presents some pictures of the DJs in 1970 as well as their multicoloured radioship, the Mebo II.
Click here for
The RNI Gallery
John S. Platt: The RNI RSL's
Hannibal-Interview (with many airchecks and pictures)
RNI TOP 30 OF SEPTEMBER 6th 1970
Please send your personal RNI memories and comments.
I'll be glad to hear from you.
Soundscapes: RNI Memories
Soundscapes: Erinnerungen an Radio Nordsee International
For many offshore radio
enthusiasts Radio Nordsee International (RNI) was the most colourful
and exciting one. Its history from 1970 to 1974 was full of drama and
saw the jamming by the GPO, the hijack-attack by Kees Manders and the
fire bomb attack paid for by Radio Veronica. By means of its short wave
transmitter the station reached a wider audience than its rivals and
got listeners from all over “Young Europe” and especially the eastern
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