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    Quote Originally Posted by Twocky61 View Post
    It was the pirates & Radio Luxembourg, that inspired the BBC to open BBC Radio 1. The BBC obviously felt their Home Service didn't include the youth of the day

    So for the pirates: (to name a few)

    Radio Caroline (now streaming online & 648khz AM sharing Manx Radio's frequency)

    I forgot about Radio Luxembourg and Emporer Rosko!!

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    Also Stuart Henry and his wife Ollie presented on Luxembourg

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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    Ah the good old days of the pirates, Caroline, London, even my strict father would tune in to a pirate station on Sunday lunchtimes because they had the Jim reeves show on called Radio 390 which i think was an old ww2 fort in the Thames estuary, in the 80s i would listen to the antics of Laser 558 all the hits, all the time, wasnt too keen for awhile then on Caroline because they went thru a phase of just playing album tracks.

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    With Radio Caroline, Ross Revenge, or was it Mi Amigo? started to drift into our three mile limit, here in the UK. after engine failure

    Within our three mile limit they would have been subject to the Maritime Offences Act and be arrested

    Fortunately they restarted the engine and stayed outside our limit

    So that's two fingers up at the authorities lol

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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    Interesting reading, and I find the various pirate ship/fort stations particularly fascinating to learn about. I even have some record LPs from Holland that seem to have been put out by their Radio Veronica and one shows the ship on the front. I've seen the Fabulous 208 magazines from the '60s, I think it eventually merged with some other more general teen fashion/music/stories weekly, or changed direction anyway. I have one '60s magazine called DJ for David Jacobs Magazine, it's smallish like the old Pop Weekly. It's quite interesting with a piece on Jane Asher, wish I could find more. Jacobs was on the Juke Box Jury tv progamme and was on Radio Luxembourg.

    I also have a couple old Annuals style books from the '60s and early '70s... one is all about the various DJs and quite thick and lots of photos, and another is I think an actual Radio 1 Annual. Also have a Simon Dee show one with lots of popstar photos. Were there ever any Radio Caroline books like these I wonder? Or would that have been courting further opposition to them existing? There is/was a man out here in western Canada who was a Radio Caroline DJ, they interviewed him on local television when that 'Ship That Rocked' film was out. I understand a few of them were Canadians.

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    "Golden" Age Of Radio

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    Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zabadak View Post
    What no crystal??

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    I recall getting a kit to make your own radio ( Crystal) .... i think I used to listen to Radio Luxembourg.. Kid Jenson ??


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    I just wished that we had today's technology in the 1970s and 1980s - could it have been possible to listed to a Southampton based local radio station if you were in Nottingham in the pre-internet days? Of course not.

    And of course the independent radio stations were so individual - that was until Heart, Captial and Global took most of them over.
    I am now in my 40s (just in case anyone asks).

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