Rare Pirate Radio Anthem Discs Discovered

… early 1971 he lent me his copy of the acetate which I took to Graham Bunce (BBC engineer) and he transcribed the disc to tape. He took a great deal of care to ensure a really good quality transfer to tape (15 ips. filtered and re-equalized using an “Astronic” graphic equalizer). Having returned the original acetate to Alan West, I took the tape to IBC Studios (in the basement of 35, Portland Place – just opposite Broadcasting House) and had five (5) acetates cut. I was very …

Ending UK Radio Monopoly – 1970 – The Crucial Year

… station 2LO initially using a small 100 watt transmitter on the top floor of Marconi House in London’s Strand. Later the same year the BBC (British Broadcasting Company) was created and although broadcasts during 1923-1926 included some sponsorship – for Harrods department store and newspapers such as the Evening Standard, News Of The World and Daily Herald – all advertising ceased in January 1927 when the BBC’s (Corporation) monopoly license was granted which prohibited …