Retro Nostalgia Radio Show

30.3.09

Radio Nord


Radio Nord was an offshore radio station, operating for one year in the early 1960s. While the main office was in Stockholm, the station itself was located on a ship - cargo vessel MV Bon Jour.

I guess Radio Nord that was the first Swedish offshore station traslating popular music. Equipment included 10 000 watts AM transmitters. The station was heard in Sweden, southern Finland and parts of eastern Europe.


There were own and regular Top 20 lists transmitting every month.


The station was also one of the first stations in Europe to use radio jingles. It seems to me that the jingle below was recorded by vocal ensemble The Monn-Keys.

Photos courtesy of Soundscapes (1 - testing the reception; 2 - top 20 promotion at the music records shop; 3 - top 20 list from a newspaper).

Radio Nord jingle

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Blogger Boris said...

Am lucky to read abour Radio NORD -Supper!!THere Is a lot of people in Latvia still remember 1960 and Radio NORD broadcasting we had had tuned by Spidola radio sets at Jurmala beach. I am an oldies music fun and active promoter-the author and DJ of the popular radio program "PHANTOM_IT" at 107.7 FM Katvian Radio-4 since 200 till 2005 and still continue those under name "EverGreen" at 1485 khz AM and in Internet Radio world wide www.radiomerkurs.lv on Saturd. at 12:00 Riga time and Tuesd. at 20:00 -welcome to listen to. More about me is available by typing in the Google search window Борис Мохир

Best Wishes,

Boris

Thursday, April 30, 2009

 
Blogger Boris said...

P.S. Sorry for mistakes: Latvia Radio-4 since 2000 till 2005.
I'd be pleased to find an oldies music funs like me to share with oldies music and related with.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

 
Blogger Karel said...

hello Boris, you're welcome,

I just discovered you radio a few weeks ago, but I didn't catch the broadcasting that day. I'll try again :) I thinks it's great!

Thank you for sharing memories!

Liels paldies!

К.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

 
Blogger Boris said...

Hi,Karel,

www.radiomerkurs.lv is on air 24 hours ,so you can try to listen to any suitable time by the following steps:

1 open www.radiomerkurs.lv - there the scale of oldradio set will appear on the scren of your compuer and there are knobs beneath

2 stay with the mous arrow on the knob TIESRAIDE (ON AIR) and left click- the knob goes down

3 stay with the mouse arrow to the round lable 1485 rhz RadioMerkurs in the middle over the scale and double left click- your Winamp player will play the current Radio Merkurs sound in the real time mode

My program "EverGreen" is on air and Internet stereo on Saturday at 12:00 Riga time and repeat on Tuesd at 20:00

Hope we be a friends,

Boris

Thursday, April 30, 2009

 
Blogger Karel said...

I see! I'll try on Saturday or Tuesday, thank you, Boris!

Your friend Karel :)

Thursday, April 30, 2009

 
Blogger Boris said...

oldies music funs are welcome to visit http://boris-phantomhit-evergreen.blogspot.com/

Thursday, April 30, 2009

 

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