Rare Pirate Radio Anthem Discs Discovered

… form of commercial radio but was in for a surprise when a new radio ship called Radio Northsea International (RNI) appeared in international waters off the coast of Clacton, Essex in March 1970. His government’s reaction was to start jamming RNI’s programmes in April 1970 in an unprecedented attempt to prevent British listeners hearing its output. RNI responded with pro-Conservative political messages for the general election on 18 June 1970. Some weeks earlier, RNI’s programme …

Ending UK Radio Monopoly – 1970 – The Crucial Year

… commercial radio and so end the BBC’s radio monopoly if it was returned to power at the next general election. This then was the prevailing situation at the beginning of 1970 with the Labour government, on one side, dogmatically opposed to any form of commercial radio and the Opposition Conservatives on the other side, promising its early introduction. Then in 1970 two events took place… First, on 24 March 1970 a powerful new offshore pirate radio ship called Radio Northsea …