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Big L Radio London 1206 kHz Felixstowe 29 July – 14 Aug.
Big L Radio London is being promoted at https://www.biglradiolondon.co.uk/ (including on 1206 kHz medium wave and online) 24hrs a day, 29 July – 14 August.

Broadcasting not from a ship but from studios in a red bus in the car park of Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion on the seafront, the station is being run by Ray Anderson / RadioFab and the Spa Pavilion.
“Part sponsored by RadioFab.Com – Big L Radio London is back on the air this summer for a special 17 day broadcast!
This OFCOM licensed RSL will bring back the great sound of this popular station. Playing all the hits from the ‘Pirate Radio’ years with many of the famous Deejays from the past!
You can tune in on 1206 kHz or find out more at www.biglradiolondon.co.uk ” (RadioFab.com Facebook)

The station coincides with other offshore radio nostalgia events at the Spa Pavilion that weekend:

On the 12th August see ‘Roger “Twiggy” Day’s Pirate Radio Hits Show’ on stage at The Spa Pavilion Felixstowe with Dave Berry, Vanity Fare and Chris Farlowe.
https://thelittleboxoffice.com/spapavilion/event/view/37875 (£26)
Plus on the 13th August The “Radio Days – 2023 Pirate Radio Conference” with Deejays and fans – Talks & Discussions with Susan Moore – daughter of the Radio City bosses Reg & Dorothy Calvert, Norman Barrington’s Pirate Radio Jingles Extravaganza plus talks on Radio Caroline, RNI & Radio Laser. https://thelittleboxoffice.com/spapavilion/event/view/180504 (£25)
This is followed by a ‘Pirates Banquet 3 course Meal’ with after dinner speakers. Your chance to hear some of the amusing stories from the days of ‘watery wireless’! (Spa Restaurant 01394 336 336 – £45)
The following day on the 14th August, which is the 56th anniversary of the passing of the ‘Marine Offences Act’ – we shall be taking ‘The Last Tender’ – a fast vessel with the Deejays to lay memorial reefs at sea, close to where the original MV Caroline, MV Laissez Faire, MV Galaxy and MV Mi Amigo were anchored. You can tune in and hear live commentary on 1206 kHz as Radio London will transmit a special programme called ‘Voices From The Sea’ together with the Deejay voices and songs from the past from the relevant stations.”

(www.biglradiolondon.co.uk via Felixstowe & Offshore Radio Facebook page and Alan Pennington, bdxc-news)

WOR iog (2023-06-21)