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Radio Essex - Key Dates

Summer 1965

Radio Essex forcibly evict Radio City staff  from Knock John Fort

27th October 1965

Radio Essex starts test transmissions

7th November 1965

Regular programmes start from Radio Essex


29th September 1966

Roy Bates served with a summons alleging the illegal use of a transmitter at Knock John Fort, contravening the Wireless Telegraphy Act of 1949

6th October 1966

Radio Essex becomes BBMS (Britains Better Music Station)


21st October 1965 Disney purchases 27,000 acres of land in Orlando, Florida for $5 million to build a theme park .

30th September 1966  

Botswana acquires independence from British rule.

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