OFF    THE   RECORD

A Life On The Ocean Waves
Friday 7th February 1986, saw the Ross Revenge in trouble again, with the ship drifting, although things seemed to be sorted out quite fast and the only casualty was the crews dinner, eaten by Raffles in all the confusion. The other thing was that the heating had packed up and the following day Andy Johnson announced that everyone was walking around with blankets on to keep warm. The only warm place on the ship was the studio, where Kevin Turner was more than happy to stay. The Christmas spirit was still aboard, the snow had only cleared by the 24th February 1986 and on the 28th Susan Charles was still reading Christmas cards that had only just arrived. On the 12th, Peter Philips said they'd been on TV the previous night. Apparently library film of the Ross was shown on BBC2 "No limits" programme. The 14th saw a new advert for America Incorporated television and video sales and on the 16th after the 13.00 news read by Susan Charles she added an extra item - it was Peter Philips birthday and followed with the Beatles record Birthday. Peter thanked her and gently ticked her off for going out of format. That same day, Tom Anderson left to go on shore leave.
On the 17th Dave Andrews, in reply to listeners letters, said that the engines were fine and had an MOT. He also said that Peter Philips birthday had been celebrated with a coffee cake made by Fergie, a bottle of wine and two bottles of cider. That day also saw a new advert, for a record and tape set of Creedence Clearwater Revivals greatest hits. The 18th saw promo's begin again for advertising on Caroline, those interested should phone their US office on 516 599 7030.

Off The Record
Offshore Echo's logger Peter Wilby carried out a survey over the 19th and 20th March 1986 and wrote that "as Caroline has been using a more rigid format recently, I thought I'd take the opportunity to find out what an average hour of programmes consisted of. I took nine hours of programmes, noting down each record, whether it was a current Hit, LP track, oldie, new single, etc. From this I compiled an average hours playlist and then checked this against several more hours of programming.
The result follows for an average hour containing sixteen records.
1- Current hit single. (Top of the hour).
2- 1970's classic.
3- New single.
4- LP track classic.
5- 50's/60's classic.
6- Current hit single.
7- LP track classic.
8- New single.
9- Current hit single. (On the half hour).
10- New single.
11- 70's/80's classic.
12- New LP track.
13- 50's/60's classic.
14- Current hit single.
15- LP track.
16- New single."

Kevin Turner

Kevin Turner

studio

Tom Anderson

Tom Anderson

Tom Anderson

 

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     DJs line-up February 1986

Kevin Turner and Jenny

Kevin Turner and Jenny

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