05.08.2014 09:08

DX Headlines...

This is Peter John with the DX Headlines On August 31 it will be 40 years ago the Dutch offshore radio stations due to changes in legislation. Many fans still mourn the loss of their beloved stations in 1974. I personally still remember exactly where I was when they pulled the plug on both stations. PD0ARI Arie Rietveld from Giessenburg, The Netherlands will be operating the special callsign PD538RNI from august 28 until september 19. 538 in the callsign stands for the last frequency the offshore Veronica used, and RNI stands for Radio Northsea International, the name of the other station that had to stop now 40 years ago. Radio Northsea International with their psychedelicly painted ship the Mebo 2 seized to exist all together after their offshore days ended. The more on music with Dutch orgines targetting Radio Veronica became a station in the public radio and tv system of the Netherlands, and subsequently went commercial again as soon as it was possible. Today the name Veronica is still affiliated with a commercial TV channel and Radio Veronica is also still operating. This was Peter John for the DX Headlines on the Mighty KBC

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