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Britain's Number Two Short Wave Station
Broadcasting to the people who really listen to short wave
Incredible UK government claims, from the first licence application in 1986, onwards: "No frequencies are available...", "...would demolish the UK's credibility in international fora."
Lord Thomson, IBA, 1988: "...unfortunately we cannot help under present legislation - lack of interest at the Home Office - sorry cannot help - wish you luck with exciting project."
Meanwhile, in the Republic of Ireland, the Minister had stated that radio stations could operate until licence formalities were introduced...
1st to 4th April 1988
Sparks Technical and Media News, 1991: M1-M28
Sparks Technical and Media News, 1992: M30-M58
and music miscellany
The fantastic response from listeners, the way they cared about the speech based output and the touching devotion of housebound, disabled and blind listeners in particular, led founder and sponsor Trevor Brook to feel the project to have been one of the most worthwhile things he has ever done.
Just a few of the 5000 letters the station received each year
Some of the legal submissions which ensued
Amongst those who broadcast on Radiofax are:
Mike Allen - Paul Bentley - Andy Bradgate - Trevor Brook - Andy Burnham - Eddie Caffrey - Krissi Carpenter - Steve Conway - Martin Deeley - Henry Dulat - Jodie - Dave Johns - Ricky Jones - Paul Maclaren - Juliet Masters - Bob Mathews - Peter Moore - Jill Moss - Peter Moss (no relation) - Tommy Murphy - Ruth Phillips - Johnny Reece - Holly Robson - Nick Salaman - Red Sands - Andy Sherwood - Helen Songest (died 1989) - Gary Stevens - Maggie Stevenson - Kevin Thorne - Bob Tomalski (died 2001: funeral eulogies) - Andy Walker - Colin Ward - Chris Watford
Radiofax - The best thing to happen to radio for 20 years - Radio Listener's Guide 1992