Fun On Satellite
by Geoff Rogers (sound clips courtesy Eric Wiltsher)
On Wednesday 20th December 1995, the world of 'watery wireless'
returned to the airwaves for one night only. The CMR 'Satellite
Surgery' programme (then on ASTRA 1B, Transponder 24, 7.56 mHz), hosted
by mega-anorak Eric Wiltsher
(seen here on the air), put on a two hour
special of the 'Radio Programme'. During this celebration of 'alternative
wireless', jingles, airchecks and voices and tunes from the offshore
era were aired. Callers were invited to share their memories with
Eric and guest Paul Rusling. Among the extracts played
were extracts from Radio Luxembourg's closedown, Radio
Nova, Caroline, and many more. I start here with two 'montages' of jingles
and extracts. They are both about 4 minutes long, and are thus
nearly 3 mb in .wav format. I have therefore included the files
as 'Real Audio' files as well, which are very much smaller (around
250kb), but will not have the quality of the .wav originals. (Though
with Real Audio 3.0, as supplied here, the quality is very good.) You
can obtain the real audio software from http://www.real.com.
It is easy to install and allows 'real time playing' of audio
clips. You should get nearly FM radio quality by this means.
Montage 2 (.wav)
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