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The Superior Shipping Co. (registered in Managua, Nicaragua) - the formal owner of the Radio Nord ship.

Nord Establishment (registered in Vadez, Liechtenstein)  - leased the ship from Superior Shipping, engaged the marine crew and technicians, was responsible for programmes broadcast by the station and received all advertising income.

Radio Reklam Productions AB (registered in Sweden) – sold airtime on the station and was also responsible for the actual production of programmes, the hire of on-air staff and radio technicians.

Opening Date

8th March 1961 (10.00am)

Closing Date

30th June 1962 (12 midnight)


(Left to Right) Jack Kotschack, Gordon McLendon and Bob Thompson

Jack Kotschack, Gordon McLendon, Bob Thompson

Broadcasting Hours

Initially 6.00am-6.00pm later 24 hours

Bon Jour

Bon Jour

Radio Nord

Landbased Address

Kammakargaten 46

Stockholm C




495m (606kHz) medium wave (AM)

(Later  moved to 498m (602kHz), but still announced as 495m)

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Top 40

 (with regular news bulletins throughout the day)