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
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
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.
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) £24.9cial edition; autographed by the author on request.)
OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS RE-VISITED (NEW SERIES)
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
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
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!
OFFSHORE ECHOS MAGAZINE
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
Continental Electronics production numbers vs serial numbers:
Radio Nord and Radio Atlanta
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)
OFFSHORE ECHOS MAGAZINE (OEM): De Laaste, De Beste
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
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
productie en presentatie: Frank van Heerde
techniek: Jaap Lensen
Radio Luxembourg special this coming Friday, November 8th, 21:00-23:00 UK time
on www.192radio.nl !
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!
production and presentation: Frank van Heerde
engineering: Jaap Lensen
Saturday November 2nd 2019
Download Hans Knot's
International Radio Report (Autumn 2019 edition)
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.
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
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
Wij van Stichting Norderney hebben het in ieder geval met veel plezier voor u
De audiostream van de stichting Norderney en 192TV blijven natuurlijk wel gewoon
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