Night Ride

 Keeping you company through the small hours ‘Red Sands Radio Night Ride’ … Red Sands Radio Life Ring Logo

Sarah Weller

Sarah Weller

Keeping you company through the small hours during the week make it a smooth one with Sarah Weller

Danni B off Neko Harbour

Danni B off Neko Harbour

At the weekend it’s the delightful boucey Danni B

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"; } ?> New Features October 2017 Sun 01/10/17

www.bobleroi.co.uk is back with another mammoth website update

SS Southern Buoy 1969 3a

‘Scrapbook’ has a new Radio City feature with transparencies (slides) taken of Shivering Sands in the late 1960’s

Much lengthy research has produced a fairly comprehensive list of programme and DJ theme tunes from all of the stations that have broadcast from the Red Sands Fort

Whilst on the Oxford Canal earlier this year we took a stroll to the Old Clifton Hall at Clifton-Upon-Dunsmore, home of Reg Calvert’s 1960’s ‘School of Rock & Roll’

Catching up with John Edward aka Johnny Flux at the 50th anniversary of the 60’s Offshore Stations, we’ve finally completed a feature on Johnny’s long and interesting career

Whilst across in the ‘Personal Pages’ by request pictures of the inauguration of Vattenfall’s Kentish Flats Wind Farm. Plus a leisurely look around the Crich Tramways Museum, woodlands walk, memorial grounds and tower

This times ‘One Subject One Link’ has a contribution that talks about the many new small community stations coming on-air and the quality of some presenters

Enjoy your visits to www.bobleroi.co.uk

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"; } ?> Kentish Flats Windfarm Inauguration Sun 01/10/17

Kentish Flats Windfarm Inauguration …

Vattenfall Inauguration

Guests & Vattenfall Staff aboard the MV Balmoral

The Swedish Power Company Vattenfall invited guests to the offic1al inauguration of the Kentish Flats Windfarm that had been extended from 30 to 45 turbines

Sailing from Ramsgate on 1st Junbe 2016 around the North Foreland to the eastern edge of the windfarm and afterwards to Whitstable Harbour

For the full feature visit www.bobleroi.co.uk

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"; } ?> 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

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"; } ?> 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

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"; } ?> Red Sands Radio 2015 Mon 11/05/15

Red Sands Radio 2015

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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!

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"; } ?> Stormy Sarah Thu 29/01/15

Whitstable girl & Red Sands Radio night-time presenter Sarah Weller & her band release a new album

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Storming onto the Jazz-Scene the 10 track album with a couple of dance mixes ‘Stormy’ is a blend of Swing, Samba, Bossa & Fusion featuring  Sarah on vocals, Simon Golding Guitar, Duncan Hayes Piano & Rhodes, Ross Stanley on Hammond Organ, Arthur Lee Piano, Jules Jackson Bass & Simon Pearson Drums  

Sarah & her band will be at Ronnie Scott’s performing songs from the Daisy Dog Production album on Monday 2nd & Tuesday the 3rd March

Daisy Dog Productions

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"; } ?> Sunset over the Slopes Tue 20/08/13

In Tankerton-on-Sea we get stunning westerly views as the sunsets behind the Isle-of-Sheppy

Tankerton Slopes Sunset

Tankerton Slopes Sunset

This shot taken on 18th August 2013

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"; } ?> Harbour Lights Tue 02/07/13

Whitstable Harbour photographed by 1000’s …

Inky Harbour 2

Inky Harbour 2

… never looks the same two days running

Inky Harbour

Inky Harbour

Evening & nights bring a deep dark dimension to the scene

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"; } ?> New DJ Skipper Tue 17/07/12

Congratulations to our Danni B and her husband Geovanni on the birth of Arturo

Arturo

Arturo

Nice wave seaman’s salute!

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"; } ?> Mermaid presenter Fri 29/06/12

Will she pass the audition for a presenter role on Red Sands Radio …

Mermaid Presenter

Mermaid Presenter

Well perhaps not, but she’s an integral part of the logo of The Harbour Garden Cafe

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"; } ?> Ladies of the Night Sun 24/06/12

In April 2012 we punted for some ladies …

Whitstable Times 26/4/12

Whitstable Times 26/4/12

We had a good number of replies but ultimately settled on Sarah & Danni

Whitstable Times 7/6/12

Whitstable Times 7/6/12

During the week make it a smooth ‘Red Sands Radio Night Ride’ one with Sarah Weller and at the weekend it’s Danni B

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"; } ?> Take a colourful Night Ride Fri 22/06/12

Into the early hours on the Red Sands Night Ride

Kent Limos Pink Party Bus

Kent Limos Pink Party Bus

Some people are still up & about perhaps even working

Interior Kent Limos Pink Party Bus

Interior Kent Limos Pink Party Bus

No exception is Norman of Kent Limos Cruising the Kent Coast & beyond in the Pink Party Bus