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Tower Radio/Radio Tower

Owners


Vision Projects Ltd

Opening Date

As Tower Radio:- test transmissions took place from 22nd October and throughout November and December  1965

As Radio Tower:- test transmissions between 5th March and late April1966


Closing Date

As Tower Radio:- test transmissions ceased abruptly on 20th December 1965

As Radio Tower:- late April 1966

Management

Eric Sullivan,  George Short , Dave Simser

(and later) Peter Jeeves


Eric Sullivan

Eric Sullivan

Landbased Address

15 Trinity Street,

Colchester,

Essex


Advertising Agency – Towerad Sales Ltd

2  Tilney Street

London W1

and

5 Dawson Street,

Dublin

Sunk Head Tower

Sunk Head Tower

Back to Britain Gallery

Format

Music -  40% of airtime (but not all pop music – ‘special programmes planned included  a 78’s show, Really Old Oldies, LP's ( Albums)

Programmes for ‘minority interests’ (such as farming, industry, politics, education, religion and keep fit), local news and current affairs features.  

Broadcasting Hours

Advertised as

7.00am-7.00pm

(But the station never progressed beyond test transmissions)

Wavelengths/

Frequencies

As Tower Radio:-

232m (1293kHz), 238m (1258kHz),234m (1280kHz) and 237m (1265kHz)


As Radio Tower:-

A number of frequencies between 234m (1280kHz) and 238m (1258kHz), then finally 236m (1268kHz)