Radio Seaside

057aIn the winter of 1980, the station manager David Diod received a diagram for a 48mb transmitter together with a QSL-card from Radio El Bimbo. The op ordered all components necessary and stickers. Unfortunately was the stickers ordered for the classical Swedish frequency of 6276 kHz, but when the transmitter was ready, it worked on 6278 kHz.

In march 1981, the dipole and SWR was fair enough for a test. The DJ Bruce Ballantine had also built up some kind of a studio consisting of turntable, a couple of tape-recorders and a simple mixer from Josty-Kit. Soon the 3 Watts transmitter was working, and reports followed. One 45 minutes program on 6278 kHz and the repeat on 6220 kHz. But, that frequency had a jamming wave on one of the Swedish National channels, so it was taken out of work after a while. About one year after the start, the amount of reports was very reduced, so the transmitter was sold to Swedish Music Radio and Radio Seaside closed down.

Swedish Music Radio did not become anything real. After a few test, they closed down.