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The Museum of Commercial Radio

HEAR A STATION I. D

Radio 270 broadcast from the Oceaan 7 anchored in the international waters of the North Sea 4 miles off Scarborough, and then Bridlington, Yorkshire, England. After major initial problems due to severe storms and a collapsed aerial mast, the station came on air on 4/6/66 on 270 metres, 1115 kHz with a Top 40 format which they called the "Fun 40", mixed with news, sports, weather and community information. The station was very successful and by June 1967 they claimed to have 4 million listeners - no mean feat considering the size and instability of the ship. The station closed down at midnight on 14/8/67 just before the British Marine Etc. Broadcasting Offences Act came into force

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The 270 DJs doing a bit of mast climbing between spinning records.


Oceaan 7 anchored off Bridlington, Yorkshire.

 

The adjoining pictures were kindly donated by museum visitor Lee Covell, and feature superb models of the Radio 270 ship, Oceaan 7, which were constructed by her husband Joe.

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