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Thameside Radio Revisited

Thameside Radio Revisited

Thameside Radio 90.2 VHF on - Archive recordings from London's Thameside Radio

Sep 27, 2020

 The show started late   the first we hear from the Paul James show is at 7:20 which is where this recording starts.

Mark tells us about the South Side Dynamos who he saw at a gig at the Kings Head in Fulham. They sent a demo tape which was played the following week.

There's a re-recorded version of the Thameside theme about 40 minutes in. Still catchy and memorable - who did record it?

Paul tells us about a Thameside benefit disco at the Shepherd's Bush village Hall next Friday - entrance £1.

Some of the Thameside crew had split off to form Hilltop Radio which started at 6pm and finished at 8pm. This left the Hilltop listeners a chance to retune and catch to the Intrepid Birdman Show!

Technical stuff: Thameside were under pressure. The previous week they had had two transmitters confiscated by the authorities in a major sweep of London pirates which also resulted in Radio Invicta, JFM and Radio Zodiac going off air. In addition Bob and Dave had been caught. This was the first time that any members of the Thameside crew had been caught in almost 4 years of broadcasting. Hence the benefit show in the following week!

The team were late setting off and changed where they were going to set up their equipment from Trellick Tower to the South Acton estate. There were also gale force winds which made putting the aerial up more difficult.

The first and last hour was broadcast from cassette, the middle two from 1/4" reel to reel.

Mentions for SR Frejec of Lettice Street and Dave Booth