Broadcast History - July 28

Broadcast History - July 28

Postby jon » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:38 pm

In 1967, England's fourth pirate radio station, Radio Invicta, signed off the air forever. It had launched in June 1964, but disaster struck just before Christmas when the tender (boat used to transport between the pirate ship and shore) sank, killing DJ Simon Ashley and engineer Martin Shaw. There are early pictures of the station here: http://www.offshoreradio.co.uk/album35.htm. And an aircheck of Simon and details of the tragedy here: http://www.offshoreradio.co.uk/djsa.htm#ashley.

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In 2010, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice rendered an Order approving Shaw's Plan (approved by the CRTC on October 22) to acquire all Canwest Global broadcasting licenses. The Court was involved as Canwest Global had filed for bankruptcy protection the year before.
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