Recordings of Radio Northsea International on FM

More recordings of RNI from FM. This page contains recordings from 1973 and 1974.


14th May
1973

click to hear audio click to hear audio Ian Anderson opening the International Service of RNI and presenting the 8-10pm programme. The show contains a number of plug records. He tells us: “The best way to tell the paid plays on RNI was that the title and artist were always mentioned before and after the play, and there was always a reference to the record label.” Duration 7 minutes 12 seconds. Audio shared on the Internet Radiocafé Forum by Robin Westhof. Photo provided by Ian himself.)

Ian Anderson

27th May
1973

click to hear audio click to hear audio The husband and wife team of Mike and Sheila Ross hosting the popular Hitback Show on a Sunday evening. The voice on the advert for the ‘History of RNI’ album belongs to Graham Gill and Don Allen can be heard on the commercial for the Nova Park Hotel, Zurich. Duration 7 minutes 3 seconds. (Audio shared on the The Offshore Radio Club Forum by Hans Hendriks. Photo of Mike and Sheila courtesy of Kenny Tosh.)

Mike & Sheila Ross

15th April
1974

click to hear audio click to hear audio Robb Eden's ‘Contemporary Music Show’ from the early hours of Easter Monday on Radio Northsea International, with Graham Gill on news duty. Robb was involved with RNI for many years - both in front of the microphone and working behind the scenes. Duration 7 minutes 9 seconds. (Audio kindly provided by Stuart Russell. Photo of Robb from Offshore Echos.)

Robb Eden

2nd June
1974

click to hear audio click to hear audio Robin Banks, formerly known as Robin Adcroft on Radio Caroline, had joined RNI in August 1973 as a transmitter engineer and DJ. He only had a one hour show on this evening to make room for the debut programme from new boy Jason Wolfe. Duration 6 minutes 52 seconds. (Audio shared on the The Offshore Radio Club Forum by Hans Hendriks. Photo posted by Robin on Facebook.)

Robin Banks

16th June
1974

click to hear audio click to hear audio Roger Kent had joined RNI earlier in 1974 and taken over the Sunday night Hitback Show. Roger revamped the weekly competition - and is still explaining how it works 17 weeks later! We have shortened the competition clips. Duration 7 minutes 31 seconds. (Audio from the Offshore Radio Archive. Photo of Roger shared on Facebook by Brian McKenzie.)

Roger Kent

23rd August
1974

click to hear audio click to hear audio After Don Allen's promo, it is the last ever Brian McKenzie ‘Rock'n'Roll Special’. RNI's International Service closed the following Friday night with the station ceasing transmissions altogether the following day. Duration 6 minutes 45 seconds. (Audio shared on the The Offshore Radio Club Forum by Hans Hendriks. Photo posted by Brian on Facebook.)

Brian McKenzie

30th August
1974

click to hear audio click to hear audio It is DJ/engineer Bob Noakes from 3am on 30th August 1974, the final day of RNI's International Service. Bob was planning to stay on the ship to prepare for the launch of Radio Nova International. Presumably that is what he is referring to at the end of the clip. Unfortunately Nova never made it on to the air. See here for details. Duration 4 minutes 5 seconds. (Audio shared on the The Offshore Radio Club Forum by Hans Hendriks. Photo from ‘Monitor’ magazine.)

Bob Noakes

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