Bobs 60s Splash

Radio Caroline Bible

Show Info

Genres: 50s , 60s

Show Times

Timezone: GMT [UTC]
11:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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About the Show

Bobs 60s Splash

Bob has been in broadcasting virtually his whole working life, starting on the Offshore Forts off the coast on his native Whitstable on Radio City. When the Pirates closed he worked at SERED an electronics and recording company owned by his father-in-law whilst picking up cover shows at BBC Radio Medway
A bit late in the day Radio Caroline showed interest, but before he could join the ships were towed away. On Radio Caroline’s return he was invited to make some recorded programmes which were produced by Andy Oldfield. Running his own Entertainment and Production Services business he joined the BBC again as a freelance at Radio Kent. Whilst still at the BBC he became involved supplying the Ross Revenge through 1983 – 1990 universally known as ‘The Whitstable Navy’

Bob began his career on Offshore Radio City: ‘Bob’s 60’s Splash’ was conceived as a sequence of 60’s tracks in the 1980’s on ‘Bob’s Weekend Trek’ and his Drivetime Show on Invicta Radio’s Gold Service: Coast AM, later Coast Classics then Invicta Supergold

The sequence developed into a fully fledged stand alone live programme successfully broadcast on a number of UK stations

When he launched Red Sands Radio from the Thames Estuary Army Forts off the Whitstable Kent Coast, the former base of Radio Invicta, K.I.N.G and Radio 390 in 2007 ‘Bob’s 60’s Splash’ was aired on Sunday mornings from 7-10am

The Fort having lost its fendering, Red Sands Radio was forced to come ashore and broadcast from purpose built studios at Whitstable Harbour, a couple of Recording of Transmission (RoT) programmes from 2014 are listed, sadly no examples of the early shows survive

Without computer tricks, dual tracking, presented in real time with original vinyl 7″ singles, EP’s, and LP’s the way it was always done ‘Bob’s 60’s Splash’ is as ‘live’ as it gets

The Red Sands Radio Production of ‘Bob’s 60’s Splash’ continues to be heard on a number of ‘select’ radio stations in the UK, Europe and Worldwide. GCR Guernsey Community Radio Tuesday and Wednesday