Podcasting began with the iPod, hence the name. But, unlike the iPod, podcasting has not only survived but it’s becoming increasingly popular. I intend to carry on with my videos, but I’ll also be creating audio podcasts. The podcasts will be radio-related stories or anecdotes rather than technical instruction. The content will cover pirate radio, amateur radio and vintage valve radio. But there’s more…
FUN AND NOSTALGIA
I’m also going to talk about the 1960s and 70s. There will be stories and anecdotes about radio & TV in those happy times. The cars, CB radio, the clubs and pubs, the girls, the music, the parties… I was there, and I have some interesting musings to impart!
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PODCASTS COMING SOON
Cars, girls and radios… not a good mix? I recall the happy times during the 1960s and 70s when I had cars fitted with aerials, amateur radio and CB gear… and girls. I hope you enjoy my recollections of chatting on CB and amateur radio, visiting pubs and going clubbing and…. all at the same time?
I’d never thought myself to be a DJ, until I met Kirsty. Known as ‘The Girl’ she was a DJ on a London pirate radio station. She had her own studio, she was professional, and when she asked me to co-host her weekly show with her, I couldn’t believe it! This is the story of ‘The Girl’, pirate radio, the studio, the music, the beer… and me.
I had what was probably one of the first CB rigs in the country. It was the early 70s and I had an American AM rig. This was when no one else was on 27mHz. The band was quiet, until one evening when a voice emanated from the speaker…
PODCASTS AVAILABLE NOW
Radio and Television in the 1950s and 60s. Released 12th August 2019.
Radio and television was very different in the 50s and 60s. There was one TV channel, the BBC. There were three BBC stations on long and medium wave – news, classical music and light music. So, the youngsters flocked to Radio Luxembourg on 208. But that was only available at night. Then, the pirates arrived, Independent Television arrived… … and things changed dramatically.
Recollections of GWM Radio Worthing – part two. Released 2nd August 2019.
Part two of the GWM Radio anecdotes is here! Part one was released on Monday 15th July 2019.
The early beginnings of an apprentice radio and television engineer. Released 29 July 2019.
I was only fifteen when I started work. Fun in the radio and TV workshop, fun in the pubs and clubs… life couldn’t have been better! From my initiation in a cardboard box with a fan heater to losing a customer’s television… being an apprentice was all go!
Recollections of the Marine Trawler Band. Released 22 July 2019.
Many years ago, I was a marine radio engineer working on the boats. Do you remember listening to coastguard stations and ships on the Trawler Band? Niton Radio, Humber Radio, Dover coastguard… I’ll be recalling some of my visits to various boats to sort out their radio gear, some of which ended up in the sea! I’ll also be recalling the many hours I spent listening (and talking) on 2182kHz on the trawler band.
Recollections of GWM Radio – part one. Released 15th July 2019.
I spent many happy hours in GWM Radio, an army surplus shop in Worthing. Here are a few of my recollections of that amazing emporium.
CCF Pirate Radio Memories. Released 10th July 2019.
Recollections of the CCF, Combined Cadet Force, radio communications on 5330kHz Delta Oscar. Pirates, authentication codes, 19 sets, regular nets… They were happy days!
Echo Charlie Pirate Radio. Released 9th July 2019.
This is my first podcast about the happy days of pirate radio on the short wave band known as Echo Charlie 6.6 mHz. Many radio amateurs began their radio hobby as pirates using WS No 19 set radios on Echo Charlie. Here, I talk about those heady days.
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