UK Radio Fun & Anomalies Before 14th August 1967 …

Did you know that the Marine Broadcasting (Offences) Act which came into effect in Britain on 14th August 1967 did NOT in fact outlaw the offshore radio stations themselves? The legal status of stations like Radio Caroline, Radio London, 390, 270, Scotland, and others did not change on that date. Instead the new law criminalised UK citizens and companies, forbidding them to supply, advertise or work for these radio stations. Incredible but true, in the 1960s and earlier, according to the …

Radio Nordsee International – RNI – Zurich Office Pictures

RNI was owned by Swiss businessmen, Edwin Bollier and Erwin Meister and broadcast from m/v Mebo 2 in international waters off the coasts of Holland and Britain from early 1970 until August 1974 when Dutch legislation against offshore radio stations came into force. The m/v Mebo 2 was then sold to the Libyan government, renamed “El Fatah” and sailed to the Mediterranean where it arrived in about February 1977. From there it broadcast as “Radio Joumhourya” in Arabic and …