HISTORY OF RADIO LONDON NARRATED BY GERRY KAY

Radio London started tranmissions on 19th December 1964 from the MV Galaxy anchored 3 and a half miles off the coast of Clacton on Sea in Essex , the station affectionatly called Big L  was an instant sucess with its brash American format of broadcasting.  Featured on this CD are DJs Pete Drummond, Lorne King, Duncan Johnson, Keith Skues, Ed Stewart, Tony Windsor, Mark Roman, Norman St John, Paul Kaye, with various snippetts from their programmes. This brilliant CD is mixed with loads of Radio London jingles that became famous in their own right. Listen to part of the Palmolive Request Show with Tony Windsor and the Fab 40 Show. Hear the late Kenny Everett promoting the station with many of his catchy musical jingles that only Kenny could do, and get away with !!!  The CD also tells  you the technical details of the station for all the techy people out there. The station cost  half a million pounds to put on the air which in those days ( 1964 ) was an awfull lot of money. Advertising rates were £56 for 30 seconds, adverts include Vitalis, Swish Curtains, Colgate, Palmolive, Phensic, Avis, and the Radio London bracelet offer, Radio London had an estimated audience of 12 million people in the UK and 4 million on the continent !!!  Listen to Norman St John spinnig the latest discs of the day, hear Paul Kaye presenting the news and weather on February 11th 1967, also Tony Windsor presents one of his shows on 3rd January 1967. Remember Mark Roman and  " The Roman Empire ? " Remember the Keith Skues Theme Tune well its all on this CD. Youll also hear The Funeral of Franky the Fly, one day a certain DJ called Chuck Blair was playing a record when suddenly a fly lurked in the studio and he splattered it to death. Thousands of people wrote in saying that the fly should have a decent burial, listen to the full funeral service with millitary honours of this poor creature that suddendly died at the hands of Mr Blair !!!!  The service is narrated by Paul Kaye. Owing to the Marine Offences Bill  which became law on 15th August 1967 banning all offshore radio broadcasts from  UK coastlines Radio London announced that the station was to cease tranmissions at 3pm on 14th of August . The final hour was pre-recorded in a studio and with only a handfull of people on board the MV Galaxy it was played at 2pm. Listen to Paul Kaye making the final announcement followed by the Radio London theme tune in full, which itself is a brilliant peice of music. A remarkable CD telling a brief history of the station that we all called Big L . Sadly missed but not forgotten , pure nostalgia.   Footnote; The vessel was sold and sailed to Hamburg,Germany where she was overhauled for a proposed German offshore station. Transferred by shipyard owners to Schwentine Estuary in Kiel in 1975. Partially sunk in 1979 and used for underwater welding practice. Salvaged and scrapped in 1986.

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