A board game for offshore radio enthusiasts was launched by Music Radio Promotions in 1978. Called "The Pop Pirates" the game had two objectives for players:-
to equip a radio ship for life at sea by purchasing transmitters, aerials and anchors and finding a Captain, crew and team of DJs
to complete the course and win a licence to broadcast from land.
There were many hazards on the way such as seasickness, transmitter faults, breakdowns, sabotage and shipwreck. In addition players had to battle with rival ships for advertising contracts and audience ratings. The game came complete with board, dice, tokens, pirate money, advertising contracts, audience rating cards, problem cards and all necessary components to equip a pop radio ship.
HOLD Noun - cavity in a ship below deck where cargo is stowed. Also the area used to house transmitters on many radio ships.