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Radio London

Owners

Marine Investment Co. Inc. (registered in Grand Bahama) leased the ship from Panavess Inc. of Panama and purchased the broadcasting equipment.


Advertising sales were handled by a British-registered company, Radlon (Sales) Ltd


Opening Date

5th December 1964  and 18th December 1964 (test transmissions)

23rd December 1964

(regular transmissions from 6.00am)

Closing Date

14th August 1967 (3.00pm)

Landbased Address

17 Curzon Street,

London W1

Management

Philip Birch

Broadcasting Hours

6.00am-9.00pm

(from 23rd December 1964)

5.30am-2.00am

Galaxy

Galaxy

Format

Top 40 (known as the Fab 40)

Records were allocated to one of three categories which were played on a rotation basis each hour. Category A were the top ten records of the week, Category B were the remainder of the Top 40 and Category C were new releases. There were also slots in the rotation for LP tracks and Flashbacks (old Fab 40 hits).

Wavelengths/

Frequencies

412m (725kHz) and  324m (926kHz)

(tests from 19th November 1964)

266m (1125kHz)

(tests from 5th December 1964)

265m (1137kHz)

(tests from 18th December 1964)

266m (1124kHz)

(from 23rd December 1964)

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