Welcome to the World of Radio
Radio has so many different facets, you will probably love them all. We cover many different aspects of radio to share with you on this site, as well as some links to some great pages elsewhere.
Explore, and Enjoy!
Radio stations now announce a wide variety of platforms on which their programmes can be received. They cover all the different bands in use for broadcasting throughout the last 100 years since broadcasting began.
- Long Wave | Medium Wave | Short Wave
- FM /VHF | DAB | TV | Satellite | Online
Soon 5G will be offer most radio and TV to handsets over a much wider area, with vastly improved speeds. The reception section describes receivers, antennas and the many types of broadcaster, with some emphasis on offshore broadcasting.
There are books about all kinds of radio station and forms of transmission are available on our library pages, some of them exclusively.
This is the programming material you will find on radio stations. The difference types of programme format are each describes on a special page, polus there are sections on Music, jingles and Voice Overs.
The content section also looks at on-air personalities and individuals, even talk show hosts. We also review training courses for club and radio DJs.
This section examines the different types of kit needed to equip a studio and to transmit programming. Most importantly, there is a section on one of the best broadcast consultancy firms, WBC, whose have considerable expertise in establishing, launching and fine-tuning all types of station.
Laser Radio Programming
A book telling how one radio station attracted an audience of 10 MILLION, with programming secrets, discussion of how offshore radio stations were formatted plus a discussion on which direction British radio might go next. Full ordering details etc can be found on a special page telling more about it - just click the button.
Radio Adventures of
the MV Communicator
One of the most action packed stories of offshore radio, told by those who were there!
It's a story of gangsters, crooks and fraudsters, a Government blockade on supplies, the dramas, an armed raid, 'middle of the night" boardings, take-overs and more. This was real life adventure on the High Seas; many of the full stories about these events are being told in print for the first time.
Fun and excitement for all the family, visiting a pirate boat that sails from dock to harbour around the UK, complete with radio and TV studios, performance and exhibition space, lecture rooms and a restaurant. You too can live a real pirate atmosphere!
A lengthy guide on all your need to set up and launch your own online radio station. All the equipmemnt and many of the sources are described, plus how to get your station listed on the essential directories. Both a Kindle and softback version are available.
Although it closed down fifty years ago Radio 270 is still revered in Yorkshire and further afield.
In the Radio 270 store you will find a range of radio station memoriabilia, and details of how YOU can buy your own copy of Neddy Noel's souvenir Radio 270 DVD, which features almost all the 270 DJs. There are KeyRings, CDs of the Radio 270 jingles and top quality t-shirts.
A fun-filled, action-packed saga of dramatic events and real-life adventure on the High Seas. Over 200 pages of swashbuckling excitement, derring-do, & real piracy! The inside stories telling how DJs on 11 radio stations wowed millions of listeners and made a fortune for some.
Radio Adventures of the Communicator is one of the most action packed stories of offshore radio, told by those who were there!
It's a story with gangsters, crooks and fraudsters, a Government blockade on supplies, the dramas, an armed raid, 'middle of the night" boardings, take-overs and more. the heroes are the gallant crew of DJs and brave bunch of engineers who kept the music and entertainment flowing against all odds while a few landlubbers coined in literally millions or pounds and guilders.
Told by some of the best known names in British and Dutch radio and put into context by Paul Rusling, who advised many of the stations. This was real life adventure on the High Seas; many of the full stories about these events are being told in print for the first time.
A poorly managed offshore radio station sat off the Thames in 1984 and attracted a huge audience, by playing what the audience wanted.
Laser’s competitors howled in protest, but neither they nor the British Government could stop it. Eventually Laser’s own ineptitude and a mutiny by the crew saw the ship sail into port. A year later a new crew relaunched it and Laser was back - bigger and better than ever. Lack of investment, bad weather and some rotten luck saw the shipclose down again, but finally enjoy rich radio treasure in Holland.
Millions of listeners rued the day she sailed away, but the BBC and ILR stations finally reacted to Laser’s programming initiatives and started to win their audiences back. Petty restrictions limiting the music on British radio were lifted and radio listeners were happy once again. Or were they? Could an offshore station capture a big audience again? In Laser Radio Programming Paul Rusling examines why Laser was such a huge success in the eighties, and discusses Laser's effects on today’s radio.
Exciting NEW BOOKS about LASER
The new Laser Radio Programming book has 175 pages describing radio programming policy and techniques of the major offshore stations, but especially Radio Caroline, Laser and the Laser project's 'grandad' whose style and fresh format inspired the founders, 1966 super station - Swinging Radio England.
There's a reprint of Laser's full Operations Manual and a discussion on the format, music playlisting, strap lines, trailer production and other techniques that Laser used to attract an audience of ten million listeners in the UK & Benelux.
The book also looks at how the Laser name, imaging and ethos has been used to change radio since. There are details of radio ships YOU can visit; not one, not two but THREE radio ships! The book lists all the Laser DJs - their biographies & pictures too!
LASER helped revolutionise British radio. Its effects are still felt today and more Laser ideas may be put into action soon, as rules on radio are further relaxed.
Laser and Radio Luxembourg DJ Dave Lee Stone on the air on Laser 558