Ian Anderson joined Radio Northsea International at the end of 1972. He took these photographs on 14th September 1973. He says “it was the last time I was on the Mebo II
before I went out to the Mi Amigo” (his photos from his time on the Mi Amigo are here and following pages).
We are very grateful to Ian for sharing them with The Pirate Radio Hall of Fame. The photo captions are in Ian's own words.
“On board the Trip Tender leaving Scheveningen's Tweede Binnenhaven, DJ and news-reader Hans ten Hooge (left) and engineer Bruno Brandenberger.”
“Also on the Trip Tender, left to right, DJ Robb Eden, DJ/news-reader Marc van Amstel and engineer Bruno Brandenberger again. Robb multi-tasked by obtaining plug record contracts
and was relief DJ.”
“Left to right: Don Allen, looking concerned, Graham Gill, realising that something is happening, and Brian McKenzie
checking he is ready for shore-leave.”
“Watching the Trip Tender depart, left to right, crewmen Gerrit de Winter (a lovely guy), Willem (Wil) Aarsen and Rudi Kagon with Don Allen behind.”
“Bad hair day: Mike Ross and Barbara Johnson (Ian's then girlfriend) heading to shore on the Trip Tender and sharing a laugh, probably at the expense
of the cameraman whose hair was worse.”
“The Mebo II, home of Radio Nordsee International, and, on the horizon to the north-west, the Mi Amigo, then home to Radio Atlantis and Radio Seagull and, as can be seen faintly, the triangular mast which
part-collapsed two weeks later.”