UK Radio Fun & Anomalies Before 14th August 1967 …

Did you know that the Marine Broadcasting (Offences) Act which came into effect in Britain on 14th August 1967 did NOT in fact outlaw the offshore radio stations themselves?
The legal status of stations like Radio Caroline, Radio London, 390, 270, Scotland, and others did not change on that date.

Instead the new law criminalised UK citizens and companies, forbidding them to supply, advertise or work for these radio stations.

Incredible but true, in the 1960s and earlier, according to the UK’s 1949 Wireless Telegraphy Act, it was illegal for anybody in Britain to listen to Radio Caroline or any of the other unlicensed offshore “pirate” stations!

The absurdity of prosecuting millions of UK radio listeners for listening to music was not lost on the stations themselves and many will remember promotions they broadcast, such as this one in which a magistrate is sentencing a listener to have to listen to the BBC Light Programme for the rest of their life!

Radio Veronica Souvenirs : 1970-1973

I made several visits to the m/v Nordeney, Radio Veronica’s transmitter ship during my visits to Holland in the early 1970’s. The visits always started and ended at Scheveningen harbour. The pictures shown below on various dates including one trip made on 29th July 1972, organised by J. Verbaan, FRO-FRC-Holland, whose postcard is included below.


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Radio Veronica Studios pictures.
Radio Veronica recordings.
REM Island 1972 Pictures.
Radio Nordsee International – RNI Pictures.