Following the close down of Radio England, a Dutch
language station opened in its place, Radio Dolfijn.
The station operated on 227 metres, from 06:00 to 24:00 in a format
similar to Britain Radio, the station became known as "Flipper Radio".
Radio Dolfijn was introduced at a press conference, held at the Hotel
Gooiland in Hilversum on 14th November 1966. The same day, non stop music
was aired on the new station until 16:40, when DJ Peter van der Hoven
opened Radio Dolfijn with the following words, "Radio Dolfijn will be on
the air daily from 06:00 - 24:00 on 227 Metres. Radio Dolfijn will bring
you music and news, Radio Dolfijn will be your honest house friend".
The conditions aboard at Christmas 1966 were not
pleasant. Violent storms prevented the normal rotation of staff and
replenishment of supplies. Jack Curtiss recalled “during that spate of bad
weather, I went out twice with a fully loaded tender, food supplies, water
and relief staff and we could not transfer people and provisions. Finally,
on the third attempt we succeeded.”
Radio Dolfijn was fairly short lived, closing after just four months on
air. The stations operators were declared bankrupt