Ending UK Radio Monopoly – 1970 – The Crucial Year

… taxpayers, they were paying first to listen to Radio One and were paying again for the cost of the jamming transmitters! Not surprisingly, the Labour controlled Ministry brushed off this accusation in a letter to CIB dated 18th June 1970 (Election day) by saying that RNI “… proved to be the principal source of the interference“. RNI responded to the jamming with pro-Conservative party political messages for the general election and during the week starting 13th June 1970 …

CIB Origins : National Commercial Radio Movement and Free Radio Association

… is detailed in a 1969 brochure by FRA’s former Promotions Officer, Barry Schofield, entitled: “FRA – Rise & Fall of a Misguided Association” while the other side of the dispute is provided by Geoffrey Pearl on pages 11 to 13 of FRA’s Spotlight magazine. In a letter dated 24th March 1970, former FRA and NCRM committee member, Tony Peters, remarked: “… I have had hanging over my head for over a year a writ for slander issued by this man (Geoffrey …