Approximately 350 people from the United States, England, Scotland, Ireland, Belgium, Curaçao, Germany and most of all the Netherlands visited this year's Radio Day in Amsterdam on Saturday 14th November 2009.
Many former offshore radio colleagues attended (I do hope I haven't forgotten one or two). These were Keith Skues, Klaas Vaak (Tom Mulder), Jessie Brandon, Charlie Wolf, Mike Barrington, Johnny Lewis, Ray Anderson, Dennis Jason, Leendert Vingerling, Paul Jackson, Jim Perry, Herbert Visser, Steve Conway, Ingo Paternoster [AFN presentation], Nigel Harris (Stuart Russel), Bob Noakes, Graham Gill, Richard Thompson (Bob Lawrence), Martin Fisher, Ray Clark, Bill Rollins, Peter Chicago, John Dwyer, Robert Owen, Peter Clayton, Ferry Maat, Edo Peters, Jan Veldkamp, Ad Roberts, Peter de Vries (Wout van der Meer), Cliff Osbourne, Rusty (Terry Purvis, tender captain MV Mi Amigo), "Harkie" Paul Harald van Gelder, Peter Ford, Richard Staines (Steve Silby), Clive Derek (Roylance), Robbie Owen, Stewart Payne, Elija van den Berg, Freddie Schorsch, Wim van Egmond, Elly van Amstel, Hans ten Hooge (Hogendoorn), Nico Steenbergen, Sietse Brouwer, Ad Petersen (Roland) and Ferry Eden.
This year we're celebrating the 25th
anniversary of Laser 558 starting its transmissions from the MV Communicator.
That's why the Radio Day 2009 had a Laser Reunion with Jessie Brandon, Charlie
Wolf, Mike Barrington, Johnny Lewis, Ray Anderson, Dennis Jason, Leendert
Vingerling, Paul Jackson and Jim Perry. The extended Laser panel was hosted by
Johnny Lewis. There was exclusive Laser video footage supported by the late Liz
West's brother. And Ray Anderson and Herbert Visser exposed original Laser 558
and Laser Hot Hits studio equipment.
Hans Knot, Rob Olthof and Martin van der Ven would like to express their thanks to everyone who attended the Radio Day making it a huge success again!
The audio files:
AFN presentation by Ingo Paternoster
Radio Day AWARDS celebration
Video by Ben Meijering:
The Radio Day Awards 2009
“Offshore Radio Top Technical Support”: Leendert Vingerling
“Offshore Radio Writers and Historians”: Harm Koenders (Harm got his Radie on 4th December 2009, see picture)
“The Radio Anoraks Award”: Alan Milewczyk
Last but not least Bob Lawrence
presented Nigel Harris (Stuart
Russel) with an extra Lifetime-Award for "33
years with Radio Caroline".
John Myer, Bob Lawrence, Douwe Dijkstra, Rob Olthof, Martin van der Ven and Hans Knot spoke the laudations and presented the winners with the Radies.
The Radio Day 2009 was kindly sponsored by