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242 Showbeat Monthly

Publisher   

Town and Provincial Enterprises Ltd, London for Radio Scotland.

First issue April 1966

Final issue

Frequency Monthly

Language English

Additional Information

Radio Scotland was the only British offshore radio station to produce its own magazine. Contents included news about Radio Scotland and its DJs as well as general music and entertainment news and features.

DJ and Radio Monthly

Publisher   

BC Enterprises, Hitchin, Herts

First issue October 1972

Final issue October 1973

Frequency Monthly

Language English

Additional Information

Became a tabloid newspaper with content more focused on DJs and equipment, with some limited radio coverage.

Beatwave

Publisher   

Beatwave Ltd, London

First issue November 1966

Final issue May 1967

Frequency Only two issues published

Language English

Additional Information

Contents featured the 1960s British offshore stations and their DJs

Now Radio

Publisher   

Now Radio Communications, Kettering

First issue  ?

Final issue ?

Frequency Fortnightly

Language English

Additional Information


Radio News

Publisher   

Brittain Press Ltd, London

First issue  January 24th 1967

Final issue  14th March 1967 (transferred to Time and Tide magazine)

Frequency Weekly

Language English

Additional Information

The only newspaper format publication devoted exclusively to offshore radio. It was a  publication covering news and programme schedules of all the 1960s British offshore stations, and appeared as a 4 page (later reduced to 3 pages) supplement to the National Advertiser/London Weekly Advertiser When publication ceased in March 1967 offshore radio content was transferred to Time and Tide

Sound

Publisher   

Free Radio Association (FRA), Rayleigh, Essex

First issue   February 1970

Final issue  (3) October 1970

Frequency Quarterly (approx)

Language English

Additional Information

A successor publication to the FRA’s  Free Radio Times. Content included offshore radio, record reviews and entertainment features.

Radio Magazine

Publisher   

Independent Radio Publications, Great Bookham, Surrey later Goldcrest Broadcasting Ltd, Kettering, Northants

First issue November 1971

Final issue

Frequency Monthly, later Fortnightly

Language English

Additional Information

Contents covered all aspects of  radio -(legal, pirate and offshore). Despite its amateur appearance at the outset it later became the professional  ‘trade’ magazine for the radio industry

Time and Tide

Publisher   

(From 1962-1970) Brittain Publishing Ltd, London

First issue 1920

Final issue 1986

Frequency weekly

Monthly (from 1970) Quarterly (from 1984)

Language English

Additional Information

During the 1960s the magazine published articles and programme schedules for the British offshore stations. Time and Tide took over coverage of the offshore stations when Radio News ceased publication in March 1967.

Radio Guide

(Formerly Script)

Publisher   

Script Publications, Kings Langley, Herts. From January 1976 TV Times, London

First issue May 1975 (actually issue 20 of Script)

Final issue

Frequency Monthly

Language English

Additional Information

Content covered all independent radio (including offshore). Gradually became more focused on Independent Local Radio (ILR) stations and separate editions were published for the initial 19 ILR stations.

After becoming part of the TV Times group it was published separately for a time then became absorbed in a new quarterly publication, Tune-In, but Radio Guide now covered only the ILR stations

Script

Publisher   

London Free Radio Campaign, later Script Publications Ltd, Kings Langley, Herts

First issue August/September 1972

Final issue Issue 20 - became Radio Guide

Frequency Monthly

Language English

Additional Information

Content included coverage of offshore radio, landbased pirates, BBC local radio and, increasingly, the new Independent Local Radio (ILR) stations.

Television Mail

Publisher   


First issue

Final issue

Frequency Weekly

Language English

Additional Information

Television Mail was the ‘trade’ publication for the British television industry and from April 1964 - March 1968 it also covered offshore radio broadcasting news, including topics such as staff changes, advertising campaigns, launches and closures.

Offshore Echos Magazine

Publisher   

Offshore Echos (originally France Radio Club)

First issue  1974

Still in publication

Frequency Quarterly

Language English (originally French, then some English pages were introduced. From issue 45 in December 1982 two separate editions were published - one English, one French. The French edition ceased publication in December 2011)

Additional Information

Content exclusively offshore radio news and information.

Free Radio Times

Publisher   

Free Radio Association (FRA), Rayleigh, Essex

First issue  1969

Final issue only one issue produced

Language English

Additional Information

Became Sound

Free Radio (and TV) Magazine

Publisher   

Free Radio Magazine, Amsterdam

First issue  ? 1973

Final issue ?

Frequency 10 issues per year

Language Dutch

Playback

Publisher   

Playback Magazine, Sheffield

First issue  February 1994

Final issue (34)  ?1997

Frequency Monthy

Language English

Sound

Publisher   

Free Radio Association (FRA), Rayleigh, Essex

First issue  1970

Final issue (3) October 1970

Frequency

Language English

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Veronica Magazine

Publisher   

Originally Radio Veronica, Hilversum, Holland

First issue 30th September 1971. Still in publication

Frequency Weekly

Language Dutch

Additional Information

Launched to promote Radio Veronica in 1971. Continued to be published after offshore Radio Veronica closed and is still published as a general entertainment magazine, under licence by SBS Broadcasting BV

Wavelength

Publisher   

Script Publications, Kings Langley, Herts

First issue October 1975

Final issue January 1978 (issue 18/19)

Frequency Monthly

Language English

Additional Information

After Script became Radio Guide in May 1975 and started to focus more on Independent Local Radio (ILR) Wavelength was launched specifically to cover offshore radio news.

Publication was suspended in January 1978 due to increased costs and the magazine never re-appeared.

Magazines and Newspapers were publications produced commercially or for commercial sale to a wide market.

Newsletters and Fanzines

were generally produced by organisations and supporters’ groups for circulation within their membership.

There may have been some overlaps, but we have tried as far as possible to put each publication in its correct category.

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