Recommended Offshore Radio Memorabilia


The Radio Caroline Bible is now available and tells the inside story of Radio Caroline, from the very beginning – right up to date. A story packed with disasters, boardings, adventure, excitement and copious amounts of skull-duggery.

Over 500 pages long, there are many inside tales about the major events from all of Caroline’s four eras. This story is different – it’s told by many of the key people who made Radio Caroline happen. It contains unique content & many ‘never published before’ photos among the 340 illustrations. It’s chronologically correct, fully indexed and will surely become a real collector’s item.

It has a gorgeous full-colour cover showing the Ross Revenge in all her magnificence with the tall tower at the Falls Head anchorage, site of her final broadcasts at sea.

Radio Caroline Bible is an amazing Christmas gift that will be treasured for many years by any Caroline fan

“They say that every home should have a Holy Bible. Every radio fan’s home needs a Radio Caroline Bible. They should read it every day.” (Sir Hans Knot, radio historian.)

Full details can be found on the Caroline Bible’s own web site:


“This is a real look behind the microphone, exploring many of the operational secrets of the Caroline organisation,” says author Paul Rusling. He has worked in the radio industry (including a period with Radio Caroline) for many years. He has written a dozen books, half of them about radio including three about Caroline’s rival, Laser 558.

“Caroline’s activities have always had to be cloaked in clouds of mystery. The original team, including aristocrats and a member of the Royal family, didn’t want others to know they were involved. Once UK legislation made it illegal, even tighter security methods had to be deployed as the Radio Caroline team played ‘cat and mouse’ with the authorities.

Radio Caroline is the world’s most famous offshore radio station. It began in 1964, has used five different ships and once had over 20m listeners. The station was responsible for many innovations in music radio and was Britain’s first all day music station, the first album station and has helped launch the careers of many major music stars. Caroline’s last radio ship is now moored in an Essex river and broadcasts daily on medium wave, DAB and online.

There are contributions from all the major players in the Radio Caroline story, not just Ronan O’Rahilly but all the key secretaries, PAs, and station managers in the 60s, 70s and 80s. It looks at those who funded the ships and explains why they did so.

Hardback:£32.90 (Price details to EU and RoW are on the webpage) Softback (November) £24.9
cial edition; autographed by the author on request.)

Volume 13 - Radio Northsea International - Part 1 - 1970


Radio Northsea International was the most colourful, dramatic, influential, and well equipped of all the offshore radio stations. Colourful, with a multi-coloured radio ship. Dramatic, being jammed by the U.K. government, and an attempted hijacking. Influential, by promoting Dutch & European artists to an international audience. Well equipped, with 5 transmitters, the best studio equipment, and luxury accomodation for the deejays and crew.

This new DVD/Bluray documentary looks at the first year in the life of RNI (9 months actually) as well as the aborted attempt to create a German offshore station, which led to the creation of Radio Nothsea International.

The DVD costs £26.50 and Bluray £31.50 including postage for those in Europe. For the rest of the world plaese require for postage rates. There's a discount for Offshore Echo's subscribers.

Click here for details.


When I was 15 years old, I watched RNI's programmes feverishly every day (unless the frequency had to be changed again...). What a thriller it was! There were always new excitements, the trip of the Mebo II to the English coast, the English jamming station, the influence of RNI (Caroline) on the British elections, the hijack attempt of Kees Manders and the unexpected, sudden closedown in September. At that time I had hardly any photos, let alone videos of that exciting offshore radio station. In my fantasy I imagined what the Deejays looked like, the ship, the mast. I would never have let myself be fooled into thinking that almost 50 years later I could watch everything I had heard on medium wave in the best quality on a modern television. And that's exactly what this fantastic DVD/Bluray offers: unique, exclusive video material, hundreds of photos, the jingles, countless recordings in FM quality. I am thrilled. An indescribable sensation of goose bumps, as if time was turned back and you experience everything first-hand as a spectator once again. This DVD/Bluray should not be missing in your collection either. It is particularly recommended by The Offshore Radio Guide!

The new issue of Offshore Echos Magazine is now available.
This issue (196 – June 2019) includes:

Tribute to Baudouin Dom
Denis O'Callahan's Personal History Of Radio Hauraki - Part 2
Radio Caroline 1972 return part 5
Man of Action
Radio Mi Amigo - the escape to Spain
Radio Syd Story Part 10
Government files
Continental Electronics production numbers vs serial numbers:
Radio Nord and Radio Atlanta
and more.
Large rare colour pictures on cover

Offshore Echos Magazine is the only magazine in the world entirely dedicated to the history of offshore radio.
You can receive this magazine by subscribing at:

or by writing to: OEM, PO Box 1514 LONDON W7 2AA, UK
The annual subscription fee (4 issues) is: £35 (UK) or 40€ (Continent) Support us!

Tuesday November 5th 2019

A.s. vrijdag 8 november van 20:00 tot 22:00: Radio Luxemburg special op !

Radio Luxemburg (Luxembourg in het Engels en Frans) was een legendarisch radiostation dat in grote delen van Europa en in Engeland veel beluisterd werd. In de 60's was de Engelse service 's avonds het enige station met continu popmuziek, als je te ver van de zeezenders woonde. De Nederlandse uitzendingen werden vooral op de zondagmorgen goed beluisterd, met o.a. "Tips voor op de tenen getrapte twisters" en "Teener topper tijd".

Frank van Heerde heeft natuurlijk vooral in de jaren 60 veel naar Radio Luxemburg geluisterd en heeft zich toen en later verdiept in de geschiedenis van het station.

Zijn eerste special over Radio Luxemburg omvat de periode vanaf het begin tot in het najaar van 1962, dus tot aan Love me do van The Beatles. Je hoort enkele platen uit de 30's/40's en meer uit de 50's en early 60's, plus uiteraard info over Radio Luxembourg.

Zoals altijd geeft Frank korte en bondige informatie en draait hij vooral veel muziek!

Veel luisterplezier!

productie en presentatie: Frank van Heerde
techniek: Jaap Lensen

Radio Luxembourg special this coming Friday, November 8th, 21:00-23:00 UK time on !

Radio Luxembourg was a legendary station that was listened to in large parts of Europe and especially in the U.K. because of the English service. In the 60's, the English service was the only station with continuous pop & rock music, if you lived too far from the offshore stations. There were also transmissions in Dutch and German, during daytime hours, when propagation conditions were not good enough for the signal to reach the U.K.

Frank van Heerde listened a lot to Luxembourg in the 60's and has then and later studied the history of the station.

His first special on Radio Luxembourg is about the period from the start to the autumn of 1962, when "Love me do" by the Beatles came out. You will hear some tunes from the 30's and 40's, but more from the 50's and early 60's, plus of course information about the station.

As always, Frank gives brief information but primarily plays lots of music!

Happy listening!

production and presentation: Frank van Heerde
engineering: Jaap Lensen

Saturday November 2nd 2019

Download Hans Knot's International Radio Report (Autumn 2019 edition) HERE.

Saturday November 2nd 2019

John Myer writing:

New this month:

--- a set of photos of Radio Northsea International issued by the Free Radio Association in 1970;
--- and more ‘Caroline Countdowns of Sound’ charts - this time from 1973 and 1979, the latter courtesy of the Felixstowe & Offshore Radio Facebook page.

With many thanks to Helen Heath and Brian Nichols.

Back next month with more.

Best wishes,

Thursday October 24th 2019

Alex van den Hoek writing:

Na meer dan vijf jaar komt er een einde aan de video-programma's via de site van Stichting Norderney.
Vanaf vrijdagavond 25 oktober 20.00 uur zal het laatste programma via de Norderney videostream te zien zijn.
Door diverse omstandigheden is het niet langer mogelijk van deze stream gebruik te maken.
Voor de wekelijkse programma's als de ABTT en de Tipparade kunt u natuurlijk terecht op 192TV.
Ook de specials, bekend van de Norderney videostream, zullen een plek te krijgen op 192TV.
Vanaf vrijdag 25 oktober zal, tot 1 november, een special worden uitgezonden over het sluitingsweekend van het 192 Museum in Nijkerk. Het 2,5 uur durende programma bevat beelden van 30 en 31 augustus 2019, de dagen dat vele dj's en technici van de zeezenders en vele bezoekers nog eenmaal de gelegenheid hadden de collectie van het Museum in deze vorm te bewonderen.
We bedanken alle kijkers die de afgelopen jaren genoten hebben van de specials en programma's.
Wij van Stichting Norderney hebben het in ieder geval met veel plezier voor u gedaan.
De audiostream van de stichting Norderney en 192TV blijven natuurlijk wel gewoon beschikbaar.


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