RNI was owned by Swiss businessmen, Edwin Bollier and Erwin Meister and broadcast from m/v Mebo 2 in international waters off the coasts of Holland and Britain from early 1970 until August 1974 when Dutch legislation against offshore radio stations came into force.
The m/v Mebo 2 was then sold to the Libyan government, renamed “El Fatah” and sailed to the Mediterranean where it arrived in about February 1977. From there it broadcast as “Radio Joumhourya” in Arabic and English until about 1980. It was subsequently used as target practice by the Libyan Navy and was sunk.
In the 1970’s RNI’s headquarters were located in Zurich at Albisriederstrasse 315, on the first floor of an office building which also housed a branch of the Zurich Cantonal Bank. The pictures below, all taken between 1970 and 1973, include RNI’s secretary Eva Pfister and her assistant Sylvia…
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RNI’s studios in Holland pictures.
RNI Scheveningen pictures.
RNI Scheveningen harbour pictures.
RNI Mebo II pictures.
RNI’s Zurich headquarters pictures.
Radio Nordsee International RNI recordings.
Radio Nordsee International RNI Stickers.
Radio Veronica Pictures.
REM Island 1972 Pictures.