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.



Larry Dean, Nancy Sinatra and Ron O'Quinn