Jun 6, 2010
Thameside always had amazing birthday parties. But this had to be the best. Bob presented to first section from the studio - the second half was presented by Dave with Alex live from a boat filled with listeners sailing up and down the Thames. So Thameside Radio 90.2 holds the record for the first pirate radio broadcast from inshore waters!
The weather was so snowy we had to leave from Kingston Pier rather than Richmond Pier. The captain really didn't believe that anyone wanted to have a boat party in the mid winter in such attrocious conditions. Then he headed upstream away from Brentford where the main transmitter was located. We worried about losing the link signal between the boat and the main site but couldn't exactly explain to him why it was so important that we went towards Brentford, especially as it was dark, cold, snowy and there was absolutely nothing for the passengers to to see. He turned round though - thank goodness.
An unforgettable evening.
Many many thanks to Radio Eric for the recording (I'm pretty sure it's from their archives originally)