Radio Day 2009 in Amsterdam

Radio Day 2009 took place in Amsterdam on 14th November. As in previous years, the event was superbly organised by Hans Knot, Rob Olthof and Martin van der Ven. There are excellent photos and recordings of all the sessions to download on the Radio Day website.
 
Here are a few informal snaps, mainly taken at the event and a couple in a restaurant afterwards.
 
The day consisted of sessions discussing various aspects of offshore radio, the presentation of the second Radio Day Awards and a good deal of socialising.

Tom Mulder and Keith Skues
Tom Mulder (previously Radio Veronica's Klaas Vaak) interviewing Keith Skues, right.
Nigel Harris and Steve Conway
Radio Caroline's Nigel Harris (also known as Stuart Russell) and Steve Conway, right. Both have written books about their time with the station: Ships in Troubled Waters and ShipRocked respectively.
Laser-558 panel
Part of the Laser-558 panel, left to right, Charlie Wolf, moderator Johnny Lewis, Jessie Brandon and engineer Mike Barrington with an essential part of the mv Communicator's lifesaving equipment in front of them.
Jessie Brandon and Mike Barrington
Jessie Brandon, wearing her original Laser-558 T-shirt and Mike Barrington.
Leendert Vingerling and Charlie Wolf
Leendert Vingerling, who kept the ship supplied, and Laser-558 DJ Charlie Wolf.
Johnny Lewis, Jessie Brandon, Mike Barrington
Left to right, Johnny Lewis, Jessie Brandon and Mike Barrington.
Laser Hot Hits panel
Part of the Laser Hot Hits panel, left to right, station boss Ray Anderson, Leendert Vingerling and DJ Paul Jackson.
Laser Hot Hits panel
Leendert Vingerling, Paul Jackson and moderator Johnny Lewis.
Laser Hot Hits panel
Left to right: DJ Paul Jackson, Johnny Lewis, engineer Mike Barrington, antenna rigger Dennis Jason and DJ Jim Perry.
Dennis Jason and Jim Perry
Dennis Jason and Jim Perry.
Laser Hot Hits DJs
Leendert, the two Laser Hot Hits DJs and Johnny Lewis pose for the cameras.
Laser 558 DJs
The two Laser-558 DJs and Mike Barrington.
Jim Perry
Jim Perry.
Richard Thompson/Bob Lawrence
Caroline DJ of the seventies Richard Thompson, now known as Bob Lawrence, presenting an award. More pictures from the award ceremony over the page.

Pictures of the 2009 awards ceremony are over the page.
 
We also have photos from the Radio Days in 2005, 2007 and 2011.


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