The early days of Capital...
|Look who's back together again! When looking through our library for a picture of Roger Scott (see March 03), these pictures were in the same handout. We'd forgotten how suave and sophisticated Peter Young looked in 1978! He now follows his old Capital pal Nicky Horne, (right) on Sundays on Jazz FM 102.2.|
New Horizons For ex-Caroline Jocks
DLT will host a new Sunday morning show, 0900 - 1200, on his local station, BBC Three Counties Radio, starting March 9th. The three counties in question are Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.
One day later, man of the moment and recent Birthday Boy, Tony Blackburn will return to Radio 1 for a one-off special, co-hosting a show with Chris Moyles on his 1500 - 1745 show. Tony, whose voice launched Radio One in 1967, left the station around twenty years ago.
Jonathan, Webmaster of the The Pirate Radio Hall of Fame tells us:
"This month I have added ten more audio clips and some more photos; we hear from someone who worked on two offshore radio projects way back in 1960/1962 before Caroline was even thought of; there are more vintage press cuttings of Tony Prince's Caroline memories and a recording of Radio London on 277 metres (instead of the usual 266). Plus news of a proposed TV documentary about Radio Scotland."
In the February issue of online newsletter, The Radio Wave (Issue #14) editor Ian MacRae writes about the sad loss felt in Australia following the untimely death of Bee Gee Maurice Gibb. Ian reminds us that the Manx-born Gibb brothers (whose parents emigrated to Oz when the boys were quite young) had a fascinating recording history based around the St Claire studios in Hurstville. The Radio Wave feature tells how the local council has now set up a website to document those early years.
Other reports in the newsletter include the results of a poll in which an overwhelming majority of rock radio listeners said they believed that radio personalities should be able to say exactly what they please, and that anyone who objects can simply change channels or switch off.
New Site for Laser 558
Chris Edwards says:
The definitive website on Laser 558 is now up and running. From the archives of the world's only offshore radio news and nostalgia magazine Offshore Echoes. Click here for the history, pictures and audio of what was one of Europe's most influential offshore radio stations.
Shortly after this, Alan reported that he had "Positively jumped out of bed, with one of those 'bright ideas'. The 'bright idea' brought some unexpected and amusing results. Alan says:
Following on from last night's 'Blair, Tony' search, I woke up thinking. what about the opposition? Well, if you spell 'Iain' correctly nothing. But if you go for 'Ian Duncan Smith' as three separate words rather than an exact phrase and search Google for that Bingo! The Radio London website comes up twice!