RADIO 390 FIGHTS TO STAY ON AIR

Broadcasting from Red Sands Fort an ex army installation that the Ministry of Defence discarded after World  War 2, positioned 8 and a half miles off  Whitstable in Kent , this is a recording of Radio 390s fight to stay on the air. Radio 390 took advantage of the forts layout by erecting a 250ft mast, this with the additional height of the structure gave the station a very efficient antenna giving great coverage to southern England with only a 10 Killowatt transmitter. Hear Ted Albury the Managing Director of Radio 390 arguing about the facts that the Government of the day has three main reasons as to why 390 should close. The Marine Offences Bill was to become law on August 15th 1967, Ted Albury explains Radio 390s actual position in the Thames Estuary and says its outside territorial waters. Hear him explain that they  actually pay the Performing Rights Society, and the third point was that Radio 390s transmissions interfere with other emergency service broadcasts, a reference to coastguard  frequencies and other service transmissions. Ted also explains in detail the points raised by the Government at the time as to why the station should close. Hear Ted asking its faithful listeners to write to their MP regarding these three points that in his view are just not true. August 15th 1967 arrives and Radio 390 has to close as it was found to be inside Territorial Waters when the tide was out!!! Listen to Ted Albury give a brilliant speech regarding the forced closure of the station. The station closed on 5th August 1967 two weeks earlier than the actual date the Bill came into force due to contractual differences. Hear the station close, they play Land of Hope and Glory then Mr. Albury says "goodbye". Side 2 of this CD is taken up by a typical broadcast from Radio 390 "The Sweet Music Station" as it was known. Recorded in 1966 it shows how the station became popular playing mainly what we would call today "chill out music". A brilliant CD telling the history of the station and its fight to stay on the air, even when everything was against it. A definite one for the collector. Solid gold nostalgia!!!    Footnote; In July 2007 saw the first licenced broadcast from the fort on a 10 day service licence on medium wave commemorating 40 years since the demise of offshore broadcasting. Thanks to the Department for Culture Media and Sport hopefully the structure will be restored and used for music recording, communication facilities, and seawater experiments, plus a wartime and offshore radio musem.

Approximate running time: 55mins

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