So who remembers the radio stations that operated from the Forts in
the 1960's? They were trying to break the monopoly of the BBC but
choosing to use abandoned WWII anti-aircraft defenses built in the
North Sea rather than the ships used by Radio Veronica and
Caroline. The answer is that plenty of people still remember those
broadcast pioneers, as I discovered at the Radioday.nl in the
Casa400 hotel in Amsterdam on November 13th 2010. That lead to a
request to dig up this show from August 13th 1998 in which we
reviewed a new CD about the Forts, containing interviews from those
involved. I see those CDs are still around - judging from the
displays of offshore memorabilia. This show also included a great
opening from Jim Cutler hinting at the crowded shortwave bands.
Rocus de Joode was in the frequency coordination meeting in KL.
Frederick Noronha submitted a piece about community radio in India.
It is a shame that it didn't take off as fast as the commercial FM.
The programme ends with the review of the double CD about screaming
Lord Sutch and his fort adventures.