During the first week on air several well known
artists, such as Petula Clark, Nancy Sinatra, Everly Brothers, Trini Lopez
and Brian Poole, welcomed listeners to the new station.
Starting on the 9th July, Radio England was relayed during the night on
Britain Radio's frequency of 355 Metres.
The operators of Radio England and Britain Radio applied to the British
government for broadcasting licenses for the stations. They were turned
down by the Post Office, who then controlled broadcasting.
In early August, the ship dragged her anchor during bad weather. A month
later, the ship lost the anchor during storms and drifted. Calls for help
were answered by the Walton and Frinton lifeboat, which stood by, along
with a tug which later towed the ship back to her anchorage.