WHY DID THE PIRATES CLOSE?

Heres a CD that I made up my self originally from a reel to reel tape that has been in a cupboard for about 40 years !!  On it are some rare recordings containing the last few minutes of the following offshore stations : Radio London, Radio Caroline, Radio 355, Radio 390, Radio 270, Radio City and transmissions from Radio Invicta, Radio Essex, King Radio, Radio England and Radio Atlanta. Mixed with the odd radio jingle and comments from various people regarding these offshore stations. Listen to comments made by Reginald Bevans MP as to why these offshore stations should be shut down. Roy Mason MP says the same. Harold Walters the General Manager of the Performing Rights Society said at the time that the pirates paid their fees and were very gentlemanlly pirates. Roy Mason MP also says these stations could advertise drugs, pet pills !!! Reginald Bevin then goes on to say that soon our shores will be filled with an armada of pirate radio ships, now theres a thought ! Managing Director of Radio London Mr Phillip Burch has his say as to  why his station Big L should remain broadcasting. Comments also from Bill Vick Managing Director of Radio England is wondering how long the Government will take over this impending Pirate Radio Bill. Roy Bates Manager of the fort based pirate Radio Essex makes a comment. .   Anthony Wedwood Benn MP says the pirates  are a menace and have no future at all. Janet Street Porter interviews Sir John Foster an expert on International Law and makes an interesting comment on the outcome of these stations. August  15th 1967 and all but one of the offshore station close down owing to The Marine Offences Bill becoming law, listen to a broadcast from Ted Albury MD of Radio 390. He reads various letters from the House of Commons explaining why the station should close.  Radio 390 actually did pay the Performing Rights Society which was one of the arguments  for closure but the fact is the Government did know that the station paid in full !! Ted Albury puts up a very good fight. Mr Benn then argues about the frequencies Radio 390 transmits on that they interfere with other stations and emergency services. On this CD you`ll hear why in the end Radio 390 had to close. Some of these recordings are rarely  heard  of these days. Hugh Jenkins MP admits he listens to the pirates!!  Meanwhile  Radio Caroline moves its headquarters to Amsterdam and changes its name to Radio Caroline International, comments from owner Ronan O Rahilly.  This CD includes a very short rare interview with Ronan.  Certainly a different CD to the normal but  very interesting and informative and one for the avid collector, its solid gold nostalgia.

Approximate running time: 45mins

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