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 …