Martin Van der Ven very kindly put us in touch with Wijnand Brak from the Netherlands, who has some wonderful Radio London memorabilia to share.
Below is Wijnand's story of how he obtained it.
visit to the Galaxy at Kiel
Together with a friend, I visited the Galaxy, then harboured at Kiel in Germany, probably in 1978 or 1979. At that time we were young and full of everything that was connected with offshore radio. We did not have any idea what to expect of that visit.
First of all the ship was harboured at a shipyard named Howaldt and was not accessible for everyone. The Galaxy was listing a bit already. (See photo above) Once we entered the ship we found a gigantic mess, it was dark and the smell of oil and damp was overwhelming. We did not bring a torch with us, so most of the time we groped our way through the ship.
in a while, we lit a lighter and could finally reach the studio. Again,
we found an incredible mess. Nearly everything was spread out on the
floor all kinds of papers, forms, letters etc. Some papers we
took with us as a souvenir.
This is the box of delights that arrived via courier from Wijnand
Some of the contents, unpacked
Memo from Annabel 'Annie' Gannon, from Radlon Sales, to Captain Buninga.
or not these guests actually made it out to the Galaxy on the
intended dates, is unknown.
Big L was heavily promoting Bowie and his single. He appeared with the Buzz at a Radio London Show in Ramsgate on August 26th and at the Marquee in Wardour Street for the Radio London Club afternoon show on August 27th.
Annie's daughter, Lucy Thomas, is half-sister to Cherie Blair, wife of the former British Prime Minister.
Original tape boxes for commercials aired on Radio London (click on image to see larger version).
Cart 63 is labelled "Weetabix 'Teenager's
Mother' " (see page three).
A memo from Radlon Managing Director Philip Birch, praises Paul Kay and Kenny Everett for their coverage of the Beatles' 1966 US Tour.
It was probably because he was young, an innovative
broadcaster and came from Liverpool, that Alan Keen chose Kenny to travel
with the Beatles on the US tour on behalf
of Radio London. Jerry Leighton landed
the enviable job of representing Caroline, while Ron O'Quinn was Radio
England's reporter. The Fab Four had once made the mistake of telling
their fans they loved jelly baby sweets and had been regularly bombarded
with the things on stage ever since. It was, therefore, appropriate
for the nightly Everett Beatle tour reports reports to be sponsored
by Bassetts jelly babies.