Announced wavelength : 227 metres.
Following the close of Radio England, a Dutch language station opened in
its place, broadcasting from 6.00am to Midnight in a format similar to
Britain Radio. Popularly known as 'Flipper Radio', the station met with a
reasonable response in Holland. In early 1967 the evening hours were filled
with Top 40 music, and this proved more popular than the daytime format.
Location : On board the Laissez Faire, anchored in international waters off
Walton on the Naze, Essex.
Owners : Verkoopmaatschappij NV, Amsteldijk 63, Amsterdam Z, Holland.
Tel : 760816.
When the ship returned to her anchorage following repairs, Radio 227 took
to the air following this format throughout the day.
On Friday 21st July 1967, the DJs on board were told that the station was
closing at 6.00pm that day, and their services would not be required after
1.00pm, as the last five hours were already on tape. The men left the ship,
and after staying in Harwich overnight, flew to Holland from Southend on
Do you remember those 'Golden' days of Offshore radio?
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