Afternoon Spin

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 Don’t get in a flap, tune into the ‘Afternoon Spin’ for simply the best songs without masses of chat, but we include that all important what’s on information you’ll need to make the most of live entertainment & events in the area Red Sands Radio Life Ring Logo

Histomentary Thu 17/11/16


Herne Bay Through Time CD Sleeve

Herne Bay Through Time

We’ve released the ‘Histomentary’ -  ‘Herne Bay Through Time’ 

Commissioned by ‘The Friends of Herne Bay Clock Tower’ funded by National Lottery Grant

The Red Sands Radio produced programme takes in history of the town through the eyes of  long term local residents, and how the Clock Tower has always been at its centre

Being made available for historians, researches, tourists & locals on various platforms

Release information via

Pirate Alley Mon 11/07/16

Whitstable has always been a Pirate Alley!

 From May 1964 the town played unlikely host to the strange goings on of Screaming Lord Sutch. Parading from offices at ‘The Record Centre’, 20a Oxford Street to the harbour in his top hat & purple cape, he certainly turned a few heads as boarded Fred Downs‘s ‘Harvester II’ to go out to the abandoned WWII Army Forts on Shivering Sands from where Radio Sutch broadcast. Later that year David Sutch passed control to his manager & the station became Radio City

A Walk Round Pirate (Radio) Alley Poster

In June 1964 Radio Invicta had launched from the adjacent Thames Estuary Forts at Red Sands. They too were serviced from Whitstable by Vic Davis’s fishing boat ‘The Mallard’ serviced the Fort throughout its manifestations as Radio KING & Radio 390

When Offshore Pirate Radio was outlawed in 1967 the town ‘helped out’ supply the last remaining 60’s station Radio Caroline, a relationship that endured until the sea act became law in 1990

From 1983 unbeknown to most in the town ‘The Punch Tavern’ in Harbour Street was coordination base of Laser 558

A number of the town’s flats were billets for Lasers American crew, engineers, & DJ’s. Service runs were made to the Laser ship ‘The Communicator’ up until early 1987 when it closed as Laser Hot Hits

Pirate Alley wasn’t lost completely as in 2007 the Red Sands Fort was re-equipped for broadcasts by Red Sands Radio. Coming ashore the station broadcast from studios at the harbour

Come along for a nostalgic walk around ‘Pirate Alley’ at 10.30 AM on Wednesday 27th July 2016

Red Sands Radio Theme Tunes Wed 06/07/16

We’ve had a number of enquiries about the Red Sands Radio Theme Tunes so here;s the information:

The Red Sands Radio Themes & Fillers

The Red Sands Radio Station Opening Theme Tune used from 2007 – 2014 is by the French Band ‘Air’ entitled ‘La Femme D’Argent’ (The Silver Woman/The Money Girl)

This comes from their album ‘Moon Safari’ recorded in Paris between April – June 1997 & released on the 19th January 1998, in the UK by Virgin Records: 7243 8 44978 2 8

I was given an advanced copy by Fiona at Virgin when running Medway FM where we promoted the track ahead of it becoming popular to a wider audience. It was included daily during the ‘Medway FM Café Live Lunch’

Red Sands Radio Closedown Theme Tune is by ‘Franck Pourcel’ entitled ‘On A Clear Day You Can See Forever’. The track from the Musical of the same name was composed in 1929. ‘Robert Goulet’ also recorded it in 1965 for his ‘On Broadway‘ LP which Offshore Radio Essex used as a Tender call

Red Sands Radio Fort

We played it in tribute to the original Radio 390 theme, which was a KPM library piece by the ‘Telecast Orchestra’ called ‘Sentimental’, sounding very similar & often confused with ‘On A Clear Day’ There’s no evidence, although many think Frank Chacksfield recorded the track

The late French Orchestral leader ‘Franck Pourcel’ recorded the track originally in 1965 with vocals for the ‘Overture’ LP

Re-recorded, it appeared again in France on a 1977 compilation Music Cassette called ‘Unforgettable Melodies’ featuring the orchestras of Franck Pourcel, Ron Goodwin, Geoff Love & Manuel & His Music Of The Mountains

‘Unforgettable Memories’ on CD was released in UK on the EMI Music for Pleasure Label: CD-DL-11- 1120 in 1991 & Readers Digest included it on ‘Melodies Moods & Memories’ an 8 vinyl LP set in 199 GMMM-A-215

Both tracks, as well as the 30+ Red Sands Radio fillers were edited to suit, & remixed with ‘live’ atmospheric recordings of the resident Fort Seagulls, the Redsands North Buoy, & waves lapping around the Forts legs

Red Sands Radio 2015 Mon 13/07/15

Red Sands Radio 2015 …

RSR Antenna

Red Sands Radio Antenna

With many people disappointed that Red Sands Radio isn’t on-air for what would have been our 9th year, we reiterate the reason(s) we’re not on-air as usual this summer

Whilst we’ve sighted a shortage of competent professional presenters: Press Release #2 2015

In tandem we have a deficiency in funding with both KCC (Kent County Council) & CCC (Canterbury City Council) no longer contributing towards the project

In the background the Local Authority have plans to redevelop our harbour studio building so we’ve had to vacate the premises

Red Sands Radio 2015 Mon 11/05/15

Red Sands Radio 2015


Red Sands Radio

Thanks to everyone for your views and comments regarding Red Sands Radio. We were encouraged by the many positive remarks and support for your truly local station

A huge thank you also for all the kind offers of help, we have noted everyone’s contact information for future broadcasts

Our original mission statement was that Red Sands Radio would always be ‘live and local’ and therefore the notion of programme sharing, pre-recorded and voice tracking is just not an option

Sadly we do not have the resources  to broadcast this summer, but never say never again!

Happy Christmas 2014 Sat 20/12/14

Red Sands Radio wish all our sponsors, advertisers and listeners a very Happy Christmas

Red Sands Christmas Card

& a healthy and prosperous new year

Afternoon Spin Offshore – Monster Macker’s Music Show #4 Fri 01/08/14

Final part of Ian MacRae’s memoires of Radio City & the music of the day, complete with vintage commercials & jingles 

Sutch Southern Gun Tower

Shivering Sands

The Forts on Shivering Sands were first boarded in May 1964 with the intention of making radio broadcasts by Reg Calvert & his signing David Sutch, who with his band the Savages were managed by Reg Calvert

Nothing more than a topical elaborate publicity stunt, the station evolved as more than a vehicle to promote Screaming Lord Sutch & his rock horror act & records

Changing name to Radio City in September

Afternoon Spin Offshore – Radio Atlantis Thu 31/07/14

The highest tribute is when someone copies; Radio City was a friendly unique station amongst the Offshore Stations

When the next wave of Pirates came in the 1970′s they circumnavigated the British Marine Offences Act by mooring off the Dutch & Belgium shoreline & supplying from mainland Europe

Steve England

Steve England on Radio Atlantis 312

Radio Atlantis was owned by rich Belgium businessman Adrian Van Landschoot, Steve England based the programme style on Radio City

We play Steve England on a studio tape from ‘Music radio 74 – Radio Atlantis on 312

Afternoon Spin Offshore – Paul Kramer & Ralf Cooper Tue 29/07/14

Paul Kramer was a popular Radio City DJ who’d worked in the film industry he was aboard Shivering Sands Fort from July 1966 he remained with the station until it closed on 8th February 1967

Paul Kramer

Paul Kramer

After a stint on Carline North he moved to Radio 270 off  Scarborough, once outlawed he went back to film but was sadly killed in a road accident in London on 5th December 1968

Ralph Cooper

Ralf Cooper

Ralf an elder radio statesman was heard on a weekly Soul Show produced by Gary Stevens, quite ahead at the time exposing lesser know black R&B & Soul to an eager listenership 

Afternoon Spin Offshore – Gary Stevens Mon 28/07/14

Produced in the States & sent on 7″ open-reel tape …

Gary Stevens 1965a

Gary Stevens

American Gary Stevens a Jock at WMCA Music Radio 77 provided pre-recorded shows to the short lived Swinging Radio England, he visited the ship working aboard for a spell before the station closed down in November 1966

There after transferring to Radio City he produced a  Monday – Saturday show transmitted at 12.00 – 1300, not sure what the financial arrangements were but doubt he was paid

Listening back you’ll hear the shows lacked substance; suffice repeating his name, the day, and Radio City over & over there nothing

Musically some of the tracks are dreary and hardly suitable for day-times, how things have changed

Afternoon Spin Offshore – Monster Macker’s Music Show #3 Fri 25/07/14

Ian MacRae remembers his time aboard the Shivering Sands Fort, home of Radio City where he worked

Radio City QSL Card

Ian MacRae bottom left

DJ Ian had cut his teeth in native Australia where he still works in the industry

Inventive he came up with the ‘spoof’ Auntie Mabel a piece he presented with Alan Clark as straight man

More interesting are the Radio 310 tapes mimicking neighbours on the Red Sands Fort Radio 390

The take off was broadcast after Radio City closed for the night before the engineers, normally Tony Pine ordered supplies over the main transmitter

The Radio 310 only made a couple of broadcast which survive recorded aboard but not suitable for general broadcast 

Afternoon Spin Offshore – Trevor Lucas & Gary Stevens Thu 24/07/14

Radio City picked up an interesting Sponsored programme, not sure who secured the deal for ‘Linda Lee’ a womans fashion brand for the larger lady

Shivering Sands 1966

Shivering Sands pictured in 1966

Presented by Trevor Lucas, an ATV Continuity Announcer in 1964

The programmes were produced by Associated Britist Cinemas, listening back to the original tapes they were quite poorly produced by today’s standards

‘Tightened’ up we hope you find the programme entertaining

In the second half of today’s Afternoon Spin it’s Gary Stevens on one of his twice weekly programmes highly edited with some interesting songs, more on Gary on Monday 28 July 2014

John’s Red Currents Wed 23/07/14

Like a good number of modern thinking chefs John Allen of Temple Foods likes to grow many of ingredients for his menus

Red Currents

Red Currents

Harvested from his allotment garden in time for his guest programme, songs from 1966

Afternoon Spin Offshore – 5×4 Tue 22/07/14

Radio City ran a number of odd & specialist programmes, who else would champion a show that invited criticism of its output on tapes sent in by listeners


John Wilder with Paul Elvey at one of the 3.7″ Guns on Knock John Fort

There were ‘Town’ request shows to capture advertising in those areas, a show for an outsized woman’s clothing brand, and what then was the most listened to programme the 5 x 4 show

Alan Clark

Alan Clark on Shivering Sands Fort (Radio City)

Playing nothing but Beatles & Rolling Stones records back-back, requests came in by the bucket load from fans of the two rival groups

This is an amalgam of two programmes one from 1965 the other early 1966, to finish the hour the last known audio of Bob on Radio City in 1965

Afternoon Spin Offshore at Radio City Mon 21/07/14

The summer of 1966 was a disaster for Radio City, the Fort was raided by a crew of Gravesend Dockers dispatched by Oliver Smedley of Caroline South (Project Atlanta) in a dispute over a useless and ancient transmitter he’d landed on the Fort & valued at £10,000

Tom Edwards

Tom Edwards

The owner of Radio City was subsequently shot dead by Smedley, a manipulative character anxious to remain in radio, despite Project Atlanta being virtually broke


Ian MacRae

We hear the station shortly after it returned to the air the raiders having departed on Sunday 26th June 1966 

Afternoon Spin Offshore – Monster Macker’s Music Show #2 Fri 18/07/14

Ian gets to grips with the Red Sands Radio studios …


Ian MacRae

… in his second week sharing memories and songs from Radio City 299 in the 1960′s, interspersed with original studio jingles and local advertisements

Afternoon Spin, Invicta Thu 17/07/14

Pre-recorded it’s Bruce Holland on the luckless Radio Invicta on Tuesday 1st May 1965

Bruce Holland

Bruce Holland

The station failed to find an audience with its mish-mash of programmes, re-branded it faired little better as KING

See our Mike Raven Video clip Pirates on the Medium Waves 1970

Drone On Thu 17/07/14

Aerial footage of the Red sands Radio studios, Whitstable Harbour and foreshore taken from a Drone flown by Koolwebs are now published in our Video Gallery



Bearded Barnacles – Part 3 Wed 16/07/14

The pictures keep coming, here’s one of a potential unnamed Barnacle Bill candidate from Zoe Ball …


Box your way out of that …

Mike Shaw

Mike Shaw

Of course Barnacle Bill could be Whitstable Lions & Regatta Chairman Mike Shaw?

Ingrid & Willie Morgan

Ingrid & Willie Morgan

Our very own Willie Morgan could well qualify?

Barnacles Boys

Perhaps at least one of these Salty guys fit the Bill

Alexander Dee, Linda Lee Show Tue 15/07/14

Today we find Alexander Dee on Radio City 299 in February 1965 presenting the sponsored ‘Linda Lee Show’


Alexander Dee

Then later in the year we catch up with a young Bob presenting one of  Radio City’s daytime shows

Afternoon Spin Offshore, City 299 Tue 15/07/14

Photographer found himself press ganged into doing a couple of programmes in January 1965

Martin Stevens

Martin Stevens

Alexander Dee

Alexander Dee

Taking over from Martin Herne Bay boy Alexander Dee on the same day

Cliff Cuttelle

Cliff Cuttelle

Finally we find Cliff Cuttelle a local print worker who first helped out as a Fort Guard on Knock John as that was being fitted for Radio City 2

Fort Merchandise Sat 12/07/14

Red Sands (13a)a

Red Sands Radio

N.B the above is a modified image not the Fort Poster go to Merchandise

In celebration of 50 years since Offshore began from the Forts of the Whitstable & Herne Bay coastline, we’re playing a number of special programmes in ‘Afternoon Spin’

We’ve also produced a totally original print of the Red Sands Fort numbered & signed by the artist

Or grab a new Tee-Shirt or even Coffee Mug just go to Merchandise 

Afternoon Spin Offshore – Monster Macker’s Music Show #1 Fri 11/07/14

Today it’s a welcome return to Red Sands Radio to MacRae playing some favourite tracks from his time on the original ‘Tower of Power’ Radio City on 299

G1 to Control SS Ian MacRae 1967Left: Shivering Sands from Gun Tower 1 (Studio) to Control Tower & Ian MaCrae in the Radio City Studio (1967)

 Back again on Friday’s for ‘Afternoon Spin’ with his new weekly series of ‘Moster Macker’s Music Show’

Afternoon Spin Offshore – Radio’s Invicta, KING, Essex, City Thu 10/07/14

Voices you’ll hear in the programme are underlined in Red

Back out to the Red Sands Fort for us to meet up with Eddie Jerold on the original Radio Invicta in 1964

Invicta G1 Walkway

Invicta Studio

Red Sand Towers in 1964 with original studio in Officers recreation room 

Invicta Studio Setting Up Invicta  RCA ET4336

Radio Invicta preparing for air on used a RCA ET 4336 HM Communications TX 250 300 watts max which ended up on Radio Essex

Roger Gomez Jonathan Hall

Hear Roger Gomez on Radio Invicta which became Radio K.I.N.G then with more investment the ‘Sweety Music Station’ Radio 390, pictured Jonathan Hall

Laurence Bean Archive 2

Lawrence Bean, Graham Gill, Lee Gilbert & Roger Scott return to Whitstable on the Mallard

David Sinclair

Next Fort a real Tower the Knock John which on a clear day can be seen to the right of the Army Forts, looking something like an upsidedown horse shoe where we find David Sinclair

Finally the last stop today Shivering Sands Forts home of Radio City where we find a very young Bob Le-Roi on-air in March 1965

Bearded Barnacles – Part 2 Wed 09/07/14

Spotted fuelling up his race car by Brian of Rainham, maybe this black attired Stigg does have a beard?

But we doubt he’s our Barnacle Bill

Black Stigg

The Man In Black Stigg

The hunt goes on for the infamous Barnacle Bill we think this is Chris Tunbridge from C.T Motorcycles, Detling…

Chris Tonbridge

Chris Tunbridge

But Barnacle Bill don’t think so, too young, mind you could be the man encouraging you into his Temple! …

John Allen Beard

John Allen

The beards right but he’s a chef can’t imagine Barnacle Bill’s culinary delights are up to much …

Bearded Barnacles – Part 1 Tue 08/07/14

It’s official Barnacle Bill is back from his South Seas jaunt, with fair maidens in tow, weekdays you’ll hear the old blighter introducing ‘Afternoon Spin’ at 3 o’clock

But we’re desperate to net a photograph of the old sea dog, suspicious he’s amongst us we’re after photographs of gentlemen with beards

Somehow we’ll unveil the legend that is Barnacle Bill so is he …

Bearded Runner Roy

Roy Gooderson

No can’t see Roy hauling sheets, maybe he’s Engineer Dave Phillips …

David Phillips Beard - HOLD

Dave Phillips

Made up for a fancy dress party, scary, no perhaps not but could be I.T Manager Matt Smith …


Matt Smith

Sporting a weeks worth, no can’t be him …


Ducan ‘Home Run’ Martin

Named at one time Half Pint by Barnacle Bill so not him, call that stubble but nice rock Alice Springs, Northern Territory Australia, Duncan …

It could be John ‘Come into My Tempe’ Allen …

Barnacle Bill once forgotten, never seen?

Afternoon Spin Offshore – Dick & Chris on Radio City Tue 08/07/14

In today’s programme we drifting back to December 1964

Dick Dixon an amateur radio guy who found himself on the Fort having replied to a plea he heard in his Ramsgate home for engineers

Dick Dixon

Dick Dixon

Pictured at the original Radio Sutch transmitter used as the shore link ‘Pigeon-Blackbird’, Dick still has the transmitter

Meanwhile strolling down Denmark Street, Chris boldly marched into number 7 and asked for a job, and got one

Chris Cross

Chris Cross

Living in Chester he seldom travelled home, the expense of train being prohibitive on the meagre wage Radio City paid, he’d occasionally cadge a lift home with boss Reg Calvert or just stay aboard which is why he was heard on the majority of early advertisements

These were recorded in the only studio onto the Ferrograph and played back on an elderly Brunnel from 3″ spools

Afternoon Spin Offshore – Radio Sutch with Paul Elvey Mon 07/07/14

Afternoon Spin Offshore introduced by Barnacle Bill

With a visit to Radio Sutch on the abandoned Shivering Sands Army Fort in July 1964, to meet up with Paul Elvey behind the microphone on one of two daily shows from the station, that broadast once in the morning and again in the afternoon

Paul Elvey

Paul Elvey on Radio Sutch

Imagine a radio station that only came on air twice a day and expect an audience!

Radio Sutch only had a paltry amount of equipment, a small petrol generator charged an array of old lorry batteries in readiness for the two daily broadcasts, one at 11.00 – 14.00 in  the morning and again at 16.00 – 19.00

If you missed it sample how the first Fort based radio sounded in July 1964 on our Catch Up Player  

Stone’s Plane Tue 01/04/14

The Rolling Stone visit East Kent …

Stoned Jet

Three members of the Rolling Stones landed at Manston, Kent (London Manston) from Australia

Stopping for fuel at Abu Dhabi where Ronnie Wood stayed. Keith Richards & Charlie Watts completed the flight to Manston to drive onto Keith’s Redlands Estate in West Sussex

Aircraft pictured on 25th March 2014 by Captain Graham: Who goes on to say ‘Such a shame that they can’t get it right at Manston the does the withdrawal of KLM Flights signal the bitter end?’ 

Roy’s Rocket Thu 27/03/14

We boys have to have a few toys, not content with his 1967 MII Jaguar Saloon Roy’s gone back to an old favourite


Finished in lovely Red Sands Radio colours it’s a 1953 Ford Anglia ‘Hot-Rod’ watch out Roy looks like the sort of motor that would suit Barnacle Bill

What’s that pong? Mon 22/07/13

Residents of Swalecliffe and Tankerton have been holding their noses today, as there has been a problem with the Sewage Works along Brook Road. A sharp eyed listener saw a “sludgebuster” at Longrock

Longrock Sludgebuster

Longrock Sludgebuster

Guess they’re trying to solve the problem – there’s plenty of them there!

Longrock Yellow Lorries

Longrock Yellow Lorries

Still, someone’s misfortune is another’s opportunity

Longrock Meals on Wheels

Longrock Meals on Wheels

Longrock Meals on Wheels

It ain’t ‘arf hot Mon 15/07/13

You know it’s Hot When … ?

… when you beat your dog to his bowl for a cold drink – Phil

… when you see people topless on the beach – Janice

Hard Aground

Hard Aground

Idyllic Whitstable Harbour as temperatures reach 28 degrees on the coast

… when your ice cream melts faster than you can eat it! – Darren

… when your mother-in-law says I’m going in now I’m started to get bitten – Ian

Oly Ray

Oly Ray

Oly Ray F52 tries to make port ahead of flood so hard aground on Harbour Bar

… when, everyone starts complaining, “ it’s too Hot “ that’s despite the coldest Winter/Spring & Summer so far 

… when, the Water company tell us “ because of “Adverse weather conditions” there’s going to be a Hosepipe Ban – Cliff Tilley

… when your dog just lies around with his tongue drooping out – Michael

… when your dad wears his dreadful saddles – David

Seaside Memories Thu 04/07/13

On Thursdays Afternoon Spin Mike Elwood asked for your seaside memories

Evan’s the Toffee Apple Man

The Boating Lakes at Hampton & Westbeach (Mike fell in)

Also memories of happy days of long hot summers with young children at their beach hut by the old ‘Red Spider Cafe’

Long Beach

Long Beach

On the way home via Long Beach Mike took the above photograph

Afternoon Spin – Long Rock Fri 21/06/13

Take us for a Spin

Long Rock

Long Rock

Maybe end up here Long Rock beach at Swalecliffe where the Coast meets Country 

Afternoon Spin – Whitstable Galleries Sat 15/06/13

Red Sands Radio daytime programmes mainly include Shop Watch the scheme that publises local shops, trades & services for free …

Sea Wall Gallery

Sea Wall Gallery

There are a number of fine Galleries in town this one on Sea Walls sells picture and interesting bit of art related items

Lumpy Mon 02/07/12

 Dave the Razor no stranger to the stage in his own stand up catches up with the Goosebumps

Goosebumps Performance

Goosebumps Performance

Highly acclaimed by Mike Elwood of the Saturday evening Red Sands Radio Music scene



The band caught the ear of James Day too with a second play on his Monday Live Lunch

Razored Goosebumps

Razored Goosebumps

Listen out to the What’s going on guide on Red sands radio for when the band are next playing near you

Horse Trainer Sat 30/06/12

Rolling stock haulded around the Harbour in the days of the crab & winkle line

Harbour Stables

Harbour Stables

The Whitstable Marine now in the old stables

Black & Gold

Black & Gold

Black & Gold behind the working Fisherman’s huts at Whitstable Harbour

Training n Sailing

Training n Sailing

Sail & Windsurfing, Whitstable Yacht Club founded in 1902 one of the oldest clubs in Britain

Who Knows Where Winner week 4 Fri 29/07/11

Duncan Martin & Dave Marman

Duncan Martin & Dave Marman

Duncan Martin with winner Dave Marman receiving the Roberts Revival DAB Radio

Getting in a spin Fri 29/07/11

Nicknamed ‘Half Pint Duncan’ today by Barnacle Bill due to his short stature & equally short show!

Today, it’s the ‘Final Spin’ – your chance to suggest the final song which I will play at the end of the show, just before 4pm!

Send your suggestions in to or via Facebook and Twitter, we’ll choose the best one and play it just before 4pm today!

Big Mistakes! Thu 28/07/11

Over 1 million dollars worth of wine has been destroyed after it fell off of a forklift truck!  That’s a pretty bad day for the driver of the forklift, so I wanted to know what huge mistakes you’ve made at work, and if you owned up to them

Alan said that when he was young he used to clean peoples cars and by accident,  scratched a Jaguar in the process!  Ouch!

I owned up that on my first day at a large company I set the fire alarm of by mistake, and did a runner!

Bike Boy Thu 28/07/11

Memorial Park

Memorial Park

Before today’s The ‘Afternoon Spin’ Duncan ventured to Herne Bay on his Bike, first stop Memorial Park

Memorial Park

Memorial Park

Built in the 1930′s to commemorate those lost in the Great war

Herne Bay Seafront East

Herne Bay Seafront East

Looking towards the landward end of Herne Bay Pier, once over a mile in length the pier was bombed to deter any invaders coming ashore damaged beyond economic repair by storms in 1978 & finally dismantled in 1980

Clock Tower

Clock Tower

Herne Bay’s distinctive Clock Tower completed in 1837 braving all elements since

Herne Bay Seafront West

Herne Bay Seafront West

The seafont often used in films & TV for the beautiful terrace houses along the front

Barnacle Bill Thu 28/07/11

Is Barnacle Bill, of Herne Bay’s Heritage Walk fame, really Bob?

This was suggested by Nick a couple of days ago on Red Sands Radio Facebook page, but nobody really knows?

Banter included a Facebook chat about ‘Portland Bill’ & his chums; named after the Lighthouse on the Isle-of-Portland, Dorset & his ‘Shipping Forecast’ named chums televised on Children’s Television

John Osborne Wed 27/07/11

John Osborne with Ann & Mike Cousins

John Osborne with Ann & Mike Cousins

John the ‘clock-work’ movement in the W Holden team at the High Street Shop talked clocks in the ‘Afternoon Spin’

Dream Job? Wed 27/07/11

On the show today I asked what your dream job would be  Peter emailed and said he already has his dream job – he’s an Airline Pilot!  One email said that they were a Forensic Scientist  It sounds like most of you are already doing your dream jobs!

On Yer Bike Tue 26/07/11

 Duncan’s Photo’s from whilst cycling around the towns foreshore promade

Tankerton Promanade

Tankerton Promanade

I used to come to Whitstable with the Grand Parents when I was young, so it’s good to be back in the area, although I don’t live too far away these days



I’ve been out and about on my bike this week, which having not been on one for ages, has been a bit of an experience!  I’ve had my camera with me, so have snapped some pics of the local area

Tower Hill

Tower Hill

Tower Hill & the Caste viewed from Long Beach

Hope you enjoy them!

Lost Dosh Mon 25/07/11

An airline has revealed the items their passengers have left behind on their aircraft, including an urn full of ashes and artificial limbs!  I asked you what you’ve lost or found around town.  Money was the most common thing to find around Whitstable, so I’m going to make sure I keep my eyes peeled when I’m walking about town!

Fish Supper! Fri 22/07/11

I told you today about thieves who made off with a lorry load of ketchup in Austria!  It got me thinking, what would you have on your fish and chips tonight?  Steve said lots of salt and vinegar.  For me, it always has to be a bit of cheese!  Back on Monday



Emily a  one of the nice crew of the Harbour Garden Cafe will undoubtedly be serving a few fish suppers over the weekend

Crumbs! Thu 21/07/11

Bourbon Biscuit

Bourbon Biscuit

I asked you what is your favourite type of biscuit?

John, via facebook said a plain chocolate digestive, while Mel in Herne Bay said her favourite is the humble Custard Cream

Roseleen says her favourites are Kimberley Biscuits and Steve agreed!

I didn’t know what a Kimberley biscuit was, but after looking it up, found they look delicious and go well with a pint of Guinness apparently!

My favourite is a Bourbon Cream by the way!

Superpower Wed 20/07/11

In the show today I told you about a survey carried out to see what superpowers people would most like to have!  Top of the list were invisibility, super strength and being able to predict the weather.  Robert in Swalecliffe suggested Teleportation!

Distressed Duncan Tue 19/07/11

Wall of Steel

Wall of Steel

The side of coaster ‘Torrens’ an impressive wall of steel close-up

Torrens Stern

Torrens Stern

Portside stern detail of the ship high & dry off the West Quay

Screw Detail

Screw Detail

Torrens maneuverable screws aid berthing 

West Quay

West Quay

Underside of the West Quay

Quay Ladder

Quay Ladder

Looking towards the east Quay from below the West Quay

Brain Ache

Brain Ache

We caught up with Duncan after his wander around the Harbour pondering numerous copy for his ‘Afternoon Spin’ New programme reads, competitions, features, whats going on, & he thought the ‘Afternoon Spin’ wouldn’t be taxing on his gray matter!

Afternoon Spin – Odd One Out Competition Mon 18/07/11

This week on the ‘Afternoon Spin’, you can win a voucher worth over £30 to spend at ‘Cloud Nine Hairdressing ’Oxford Street, Whitstable

Just tell us the odd one out:

(A) ‘Cloud Nine’ undertake fast, fast, fast printing?

(B) ‘Cloud Nine’ have a Style Bar?

(C) ‘Cloud Nine’ are experts at Highlighting?

Text your answer A, B or C to 07711 512 991

Or mail us at

You could win this great treat at ‘Cloud Nine Hairdressing’ & ‘Red Sands Radio’

Off to be pampered is Sian Barrett with her £30 voucher she knows full well ‘Cloud Nine’ don’t do fast, fast, fast printing, go next door to ‘Turbo Print’

South Korea Fri 15/07/11

In the show today…

…an email from South Korea!  I keep saying you can listen wherever you are in the world, but wasn’t expecting to be heard  in deepest Asia!  I also told you about a two headed snake at a Zoo, where they have to put a board between it’s heads so it doesn’t eat itself.  No one in the studio believed me until they tool a look at the pictures.

See you on Monday for the ‘Afternoon Spin’ from 2pm

Duncan Martin Thu 14/07/11

Duncan Martin

Duncan Martin

Duncan piles in for his first stint on Red Sands Radio’s ‘Afternoon Spin’ wrestling well with the mic’ & setting into the show

Hooligan Hadler Fri 08/07/11

With David Daly unwell team member Phil stepped into the breach as the voice of Thursday 7th July’s ‘Afternoon Spin’ & again on Monday 11th July as a poorly Alan King remained sick, so Hooligan Hadler did another show on Tuesday the 12th, 6 hours of the new boy in total!  Listen out for the final day party eve! 1800/1900 hrs.

David doesn’t daly Mon 04/07/11

Hitting the Red Sands Radio frequency of 87.7 mHz for the first time David Daly pronounced Daily settled well into the ‘Afternoon Spin’