Saturday, February 03, 2018

Tom Taylor tribute programme set for February 18

Mark Stafford writes about the planned tribute programme in memory of Tom Taylor, founder of European Music Radio:

"Plans are now well under way for a one off Tribute Programme for Tom.

It will be broadcast on Sunday 18th February 2018, the symbolic 3rd Sunday of the month. It will go out via a High Power Short Wave Relay on 6070 khz, In addition it will then be streamed for the next three days on a special EMR Tribute Stream.

We have so far got guaranteed contributions from many people from the radio world who knew Tom well and who worked with him or were fellow pirate radio operators.

To many of us, Tom was very generous with his time and help and I think it is fair to say that if you were involved in running a short-wave pirate station (as I was) in its late 70's heyday, then you would have had some help and a lot of advice from Tom. I certainly did.

There was no Pirate Radio Academy to attend, for us that was a visit to Tom's house!

The Short Wave broadcast will be funded by Herbert Visser and narrated by Steve Silby, I will be providing the streaming side of things and doing the production work on the tribute.

So far we have guaranteed contributions from:
Cliff Osbourne
Pat Edison
Mark Dezzani
Peter Verbruggen
Stuart Clark
Steve Silby
Herbie Visser
Ian Biggar
Ian Harling
Mark Stafford

Plus we are very likely to have contributions from...
Nick Catford (Mike Knight) the man behind Radio Jackie.
Andy Green
and Paul Graham."

(Mark Stafford on the We Love the Pirate Stations Facebook group)

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