Radio 390.


Formerly Radio Invicta and King Radio.

Located on Red Sands Tower off Whitstable in the Thames Estuary.
Radio 390 opened September 25th, 1965. Closed down on July 28th, 1967.
Broadcasting 6:30 till Midnight.
Reception area was South East England within a line running from Scarborough through Sheffield, Stoke-on Trent Hereford and Bristol to Bournemouth as well as areas around West London.
Station Music Policy was light music for the housewives, soft background music with the occasional pops. Also a daily, half-hour long business topics programme. "The Voice Of Business".

Broadcasting from an ex War Department tower on Red Sands outside of territorial waters, Radio 390 had an extremely strong signal which meant it could be picked up even in the most built up areas.
The station concentrated on light, up tempo music aimed at providing a background for those at home, out relaxing or in the car. 390 had a daily news, views and discussions programme aimed at those in industry and commerce called "The Voice of Business".
The station also hoped to start another station in the North and had a ship outside Wirral Peninsula carrying out test broadcasting.(DONT KNOW WHAT THE OUTCOME WAS)

Station Identification:


Senior DJ. PETER JAMES. * TED ALLBEURY (ALSO THE OWNER)* STEPHEN WEST * EDWARD COLE * BRIAN CULLINFORD * MIKE RAVEN * PAUL BERESFORD *




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