At a press conference held in London, on 20th April, it was announced that two radio stations were to start broadcasting from the ship on the 30th April. Advertising was to be handled by Radio - Vision Broadcasts (International) Ltd, part of the Pearl and Dean group of companies.


The studios on board contained the normal complement of turntables and tape recorders but also contained a 'Carousel' machine. This worked like a jukebox but played audio tape cartridges, and could be programmed to provide non-stop automated programmes