Recordings of Radio Northsea International on FM

Some time ago we featured some superb quality off-air recordings of Radio Northsea International, taped from the station's FM outlet by listener Nico Verbeek.
 
The recordings on this page are not courtesy of Nico. They have come from various internet sites and from offshore historian Hans Knot. The source of each is credited below. The Pirate Radio Hall of Fame is very grateful to all the contributors and to the people who made the original recordings.
 
So here again is “the sound of a young Europe” in crisp FM quality. We start with a page of clips from 1970.


28th February
1970

click to hear audio click to hear audio Alan West at 11pm on the station's launch day. The official opening had been at 6pm. The first voice heard in the clip is that of German DJ, Hannibal, finishing his show and Ed Moreno is featured on a UNICEF promotion. Duration 6 minutes 32 seconds. (Audio courtesy of Hans Knot. Photo of Alan from ‘Deejay & Radio Monthly’)

Alan West

1st March
1970

click to hear audio click to hear audio It is the following afternoon and Senior DJ Roger Day is counting down the new Top 40 (see full list here). Duration 6 minutes 43 seconds. (Audio shared on the Internet Radiocafé Forum by Robin Westhof. Photo of Roger taken by Duncan Johnson.)

Roger Day

6th June
1970

click to hear audio click to hear audio By June RNI's medium wave signal was being jammed by the British Government. Fortunately the FM outlet was still clear so we can hear Duncan Johnson reading a statement from the Swiss directors. Duration 3 minutes 4 seconds. There is more from this programme, including Duncan's 1970 World Cup prediction here. (Recording shared on www.azanorak.com by Richard Crichton. Photo of Duncan provided by the man himself.)

Duncan Johnson

30th June
1970

click to hear audio click to hear audio One of the differences between offshore radio and its landbased rivals is displayed in this clip as Mark Wesley reveals the details of a practical joke played on the ship. Duration 6 minutes 41 seconds. (Audio shared on the Internet Radiocafé Forum by Robin Westhof. Photo of Mark from the RNI Souvenir Book, published by Hit-Publications, Zurich.)

Mark Wesley

23rd September
1970

click to hear audio click to hear audio Andy Archer is hosting RNI's penultimate morning show of 1970. He plays a jingle produced by Mark Wesley (based on South American Getaway from the film Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid). A couple of days earlier the news schedule had changed. Bulletins are now on the half-hour and we hear Alan West reporting. Duration 5 minutes 3 seconds. (Audio shared on the The Offshore Radio Club Forum by Hans Hendriks. Photo of Andy from ‘Disc & Music Echo’.)

Andy Archer

24th September
1970

click to hear audio click to hear audio On the evening of 23rd September news came through that RNI was to close the next day. The station continued programmes through the night. Here is Australian DJ Stephen Ladd from the early hours of the final day with a rather odd mixture of middle-of-the-road music and knock-knock jokes. Duration 7 minutes 19 seconds. (Audio shared on the The Offshore Radio Club Forum by Hans Hendriks. Photo of Stephen from the RNI Souvenir Book, published by Hit-Publications, Zurich.)

Stephen Ladd

24th September
1970

click to hear audio click to hear audio Spangles Muldoon presenting the final Breakfast Show in 1970 from Radio Northsea International. The station closed a few hours later at 11am. Duration 8 minutes 24 seconds. (Audio shared on the The Offshore Radio Club Forum by Hans Hendriks. Photo of Spangles from the RNI Souvenir Book, published by Hit-Publications, Zurich.)

Spangles Muldoon

Some recordings from RNI's return in 1971 over the page.


 
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