FINAL HOUR OF RADIO ATLANTIS AUG 1974

Radio Atlantis first hit the airwaves in November 1973 from the Mi Amigo home of Radio Caroline, it was to be heard later from there own vessel. Belgium businessman Adriaan van Lanschoot purchased an old Icelantic trawler, renamed it "Jeanine". Test transmissions began on 312m in November 1973, the vessel was anchored some 12 miles of the coast of Knokke in Belgium. The station itself had very few problems apart from one occasion when the ship started drifting into Territorial Waters and had to cease broadcasting for one day. Belgium had passed anti pirate laws in 1962 but because its neighbour The Netherlands had not yet passed a similar law there was nothing the Belgium authorities could do to prevent an offshore station broadcasting off the Dutch coast!!!  Eventually the Dutch Bill became law on 31st August 1974 and Radio Atlantis had to close down, the station only lasted for one year and one month but during that period a lot was achieved and had a huge audience across Belgium, Holland and of course England. Listen to all the DJs on board saying their final goodbyes mixed with some very amusing stories of  what happened on board during the stations fairly short life. The DJs thank Radio Veronica, Radio Northsea International and Radio Caroline for their broadcasts because at one time there were three Radio Ships in a row off the Dutch coast, wow what a sight!!! This CD contains a few Radio Atlantis jingles, DJs on board are Michael "O", Dave Owen, John Hardy, Dave Rodgers, Andy Anderson, and the two female cooks Debbie and Linda. Hear all the DJs on board saying farewell, the Theme Tune "Atlantis" by The Shadows was played and Radio Atlantis was no more. This recording charts the the final hour of the station and is a must for the offshore radio collector. Those were the days.  Footnote: The vessell was then put up for sale at £20,000 but when redused to £6,000 the bid fell through, there is no more infomation on the vessell since.

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