CIB Origins : National Commercial Radio Movement and Free Radio Association

… (Offences) Bill through Parliament which eventually became law on 14th August 1967. Many radio listeners at the time did not object to the closing of the offshore stations as such – what really made them angry was the then government’s decision to reject the introduction of land-based independent radio by imposing a diet of monopoly radio only. Three of the free radio listener groups which merged in February 1967 to form the Free Radio Association (FRA) were the “Commercial …

How I Joined the Campaign for Independent Broadcasting

independent radio and I felt the need to take action to remedy the situation, rather than sit back in my comfortable chair and wring my hands. At that time I had a weekly subscription to a journal called “Record Retailer” and I remember that whilst the offshore stations were broadcasting, Record Retailer had regularly published each station’s “Fab 40” or “Top 50” record charts. They had also published some information about NCRM so I requested they send …