Common sense is certainly missing on the two 'Free Radio' forums which seem to think that 'free radio' means playing records on the radio. That is a strange idea since just about any kind of music is now available on the radio. What that term originally related to was freedom of political speech and religious expression, and today, on British radio, the airwaves are still under the control of the British Crown corporation sole which forbids freedom of speech and expression.
You can say anything you like so long as it does not conflict with the dogma of the British Crown. The USSR used to have a similar policy and the USSR, like the British Crown, allowed for sarcastic humour to provide the safety valve. There is a lot of sarcasm on the British airwaves, and the reason is that no one takes what is being said as a serious expression of political (or religious) intention. So it is safe to air.
The British Crown which dominates Parliament, says that you can play music on 'their' airwaves, but unlike the USA, you still cannot buy time to present a nationwide political or religious programme, and that is what the offshore radio stations of the Nineteen Sixties made possible for the first time during daylight hours. Even Radio Luxembourg refused to sell political airtime, and religious broadcasts on '208' were restricted from overtly criticising the Roman Catholic Church which dominated European nations.
So Bob Meade stop behaving like a child; stop lying about this project and tell your buddies to stop their begging bowl fraud in the name of a tiny station trading under the image of being a pseudo charity that links back to the Nineteen Sixties. While you are at it, tell the Garry Stevens' forum to also shape up, because sooner or later our revelations unmasking the true story of Radio Caroline will cause the entire lot of you to ship out into the wild blue yonder of nothingness.
By the way, we had to stop our planned symposium because your ilk decided to steal from us and use our material to support a fraud, and we even had to demand that they removed a link to one of our members. Of course you can solicit money, anyone can do that - see the beggars on British streets and remember that old slogan about "a sucker being born every minute". Apparently P.T. Barnum never said that, but given your misleading comments about us, it does seem to be the sort of thing that you might say!
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