nuvistor wrote:Hilversum probably did aswell.
nuvistor wrote:I have a number of radios around 59/60 era marked with Hilversum at locations on MW around 300 and 400 meters, l
That wasn't phase distortion you were hearing - it was lots of grunting and groaning... ;-)ntscuser wrote: I remember when Je t'aime topped the chart and it was completely inaudible for the first half of the record!
nuvistor wrote:I have done a bit more searching and although I cannot find any direct reference to Hilversum transmitting in English for the UK I have found many articles about the reception of the Dutch station in the UK on MW. Using the search facility at American Radio history in PW and WW to find these references.
My parents definitely listened to Hillversum and my mother would not have used SW, the sets I refer to with the Hilversum station dial marking are standard UK sets, Ekco, Ferranti Pye, indeed the DAC10 has it marked. We lived in the North West so reception would not have been ground wave.
It is possible that only the odd program was intended for the UK, but never the less the adverts and constructional articles promote its reception.
Attached are just two, a page from an advert from the early 60's PW and a letter from WW 1949 complaining of interference to Hilversum on MW. There are many others.
I obviously cannot be 100% sure that programs were intended for the UK but the evidence suggests it was.
Terrykc wrote:Had Radio Veronica been available to a UK audience in 1962, that would have been an even better selling point!
Pye_Man wrote:Radio Veronica experimented with limited hours broadcasts in English in 1961 under the guise of 'CNBC' (Commercial Neutral Broadcasting Company) and an office to handle advertising was set up in London. Little success and the increasing popularity of the Dutch programming brought them to an end.
hamid_1 wrote:In the 1990s, I remember listening to one of the Dutch stations on medium wave, "Radio 10 Gold". One day, the DJ read out a letter in English from a listener in the UK. The listener confessed that he wasn't able to understand Dutch but liked the music - a bit like me, really. Clearly, some radio stations did find an audience outside their intended service area.
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