FINAL HOUR BUNDLE PACK - 40 YEARS ON

This time 40 years ago, on the 15th August 1967, the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act became law. To commemorate this historic day eley123.com has compiled a Final Hour Bundle Pack.

This pack contains the following items:

THE FINAL HOUR OF RADIO 355 AUGUST 3RD 1967

Formerly Britain Radio this is the final hour of Radio 355 broadcasting from the MV Laissez Faire anchored three and a half miles off the coast of Walton on the Naze in Essex. With the Marine Offences Bill fast approaching the station closed on the 3rd August 1967. Tony Windsor or TW as he was known introduces the last programme and introduces all the DJs on board. He chats to Martin Kane, John Aston, David Mackay, Mark Sloane, Tony Munson, Alan Black, and has a chat to Captain Lukehurst and engineers Ted Walters and Bob Gittis. Included in this last transmission from the station is a snippet from Radio Pinafore with Jimmy Gravel and Cathy Mc Gowan. Do remember the Silexcine Emulsion commercial well its on this CD. As time ticks away Tony Windsor makes a brilliant speech this guy was a broadcasting legend. Then finally the Managing Director Mr Ted Albury  formerly from Radio 390 makes a final fascinating speech followed by the National Anthem and then the station closed for ever. This is a good quality CD considering the recording is over 40 years old and one for the avid collector.

THE FINAL HOUR OF RADIO 270

Here we have a CD containing the final hour of Radio 270 broadcasting from Ocean 7 anchored 3 and half miles off Scarborough the date is 14th August 1967, owing to the Marine Offences Bill all the pirate stations had to close.  Radio 270 was only on the air for a short period, DJ Rusty Allen introduces the Final Hour. Remember the Mike Hayes theme tune? Well here's a rare opportunity to hear it for the very last time. Guy Hamilton says goodbye and Rusty reads a letter from Paul Burnett. Rusty gives a rundown of all the DJs that have been on the  station, Noel Miller, Al York, Dennis the menace, Bruce Sterman,  Andy Kirk, Roger Keene, Dave Sinclaire, Roger Scott, Mark West, John Aston, Robin Best, Brendon Power, and Bob Snyder. Gordon Vassey mate of Radio 270 says goodbye. Captain Olaf  Karson has a final chat on the air and thanks everyone on board for their co operation and various authorities for their services. Rusty chats to Chief Engineer Keith Robinson and gives out technical info. Phil Hayton say goodbye along with Ross Randell. Rusty reads a letter from Chairman Leonard Dale also a telegramme from Managing Director Wilf Proudfoot. On this CD you will here We Love The Pirate Stations by The Roaring 60s in full. Land Of Hope And Glory was played then Rusty says his final goodbye followed by 20 seconds of the National Anthem then Radio 270 was silenced forever.

Footnote: Ocean 7 was put up for sale at £12,500 there were no takers and she was later broken up.
A unique CD charting a piece of radio history never to be repeated.

FINAL HOUR OF RADIO LONDON

A brilliant quality CD for its age this is the final hour of Radio London from the MV Galaxy moared 3 and a half miles off the coast of Clacton in Essex. 15th August 1967 was the day the Marine Offences Bill became law Radio London decided to pre-record the Final Hour and the station closed at 3.00 pm on that fate-full  afternoon . Affectionately nicknamed Big L she broadcast on 266m . Ed Stewart introduces the final hour. Mixed with plenty of Radio London jingles, DJs saying goodbye are, Tony Windsor, The late John Peel, Duncan Johnson, Kenny Everett, Pete Drummond, Paul Kaye, Tony Blackburn, Ed  Stewart, Chris Denning, Dave Cash, Keith Skues, and the late Tommy Vance. Also featuring Cliff Richard, Lulu, Righteous Brothers, Mick Jagger, The Beach Boys, Cat Stevens, Drifters, Madelaine Bell, Johnathan King, Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones, and finally, Ringo Starr. Do you remember the old adverts like John Cotton cigarellos, Sight and Sound typing ad, Look transparent cooking film, Vitalis hair cream Consulate and Avis Van Rental they are all here on this CD. Listen to the very last news broadcast from Paul Kaye. The final few minutes is taken up by an interesting speech from the Managing Director of Radio London Mr Phillip Burch. A Beatles record was played followed by the very last Big L jingle. A few crackles and Radio London was silenced forever.

Footnote; The vessel was later towed to Hamburg and finally sank in Keil Harbour in the mid 70s the rusting hulk was brought up by heavy duty cranes in 1984/85. The Galaxy had been transformed from a sunken ship to a complete wreck and was finally broken up, a sad end to a lovely lady. All in all a good quality CD, and one for the avid collector .

FINAL HOUR RADIO CITY 18 Feb 1967

This is the final hour of Radio City formerly Radio Sutch the station was situated on Shivering Sands Fort in the Thames Estuary an ex-army defence complex that the Ministry of Defence had disowned. The date was 8th February 1967. Managing Director Mrs Dorothy Calvert was fined £100 at Southend Magistrates Court  and did not appeal against the findings of the case proving the fort was inside territorial waters, which meant that Radio City closed at midnight on the 8th February 1967. Tom Edwards talks to all the DJS that were currently on the fort at the time, the closure itself was a rather quick affair and there was little time to organise anything special. The DJs chat about what they were doing before joining Radio City which transmitted on 299m. They talk about some of the pranks they got up to including one which involves an ice cream cornet!!!  Also a newscast broadcast from the Radio City toilet!!!  A discussion starts as to why commercial radio is not allowed in the UK, remember its 1967. DJs on board were Ian Macrea, Alan Clarke, Paul Kramer, and RWB. Tom Edwards then thanks all the people connected with the station, he then plays The Party's Over by Shirley Bassey announces Radio City is closing down, the National Anthem was played and Radio City was no more. This is a good quality CD considering the recording itself is now over 40 years old. Solid gold Nostalgia.

FINAL HOUR OF RADIO SCOTLAND 242M 14TH AUGUST 1967

Radio Scotland operated from a converted light ship the Comet and commenced transmissions on 31st December 1965, anchored in international waters off Fifeness approx 25 miles east of Edinburgh. Then she moved to the west coast in April 1966. After operating off the coast of Troon for most of 1966 the station was summoned and fined £80 for being inside territorial waters. Then she returned later in the Forth in May 1967. The station was the brainchild of Tommy Shields who worked in management for Scottish TV in 1957. A few months after the station closed Tommy was admitted to hospital with kidney complaint but died shortly after the operation, it is said by many that his illness was brought on by seeing the end of his dream of owning his own Radio Station. A unique recording of an offshore pirate station and one for the avid collector.

All of these recordings are of good/excellent quality considering they are 40 years old.

This comes as 5 separate CD's, each lasting approximately 1 hour. The memories just come flooding back.

 

Approximate running time: 300mins

Price: £18.00 + Free UK Delivery

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PLEASE NOTE: ALL CD'S ARE IN MP3 FORMAT AND CAN BE PLAYED ON ANY MODERN CD PLAYER WHICH IS CDR COMPATIBLE OR ON A COMPUTER.
IT COMES IN A PLASTIC SLEEVE WITH THE TITLE PRINTED ON THE DISC.

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