R.N.I. FAN CLUB
In the many communications (letters & e-mails) we received, in addition to telling us how much both R.N.I. broadcasts had been enjoyed/appreciated, it has become apparent just how popular R.N.I. was and how many people can relate things in their lives back to records they heard on R.N.I.
I therefore thought it could be a great idea to start up a fan club, which in addition to keeping people informed of future broadcasts, could be a central point for an exchange of information on the station which we all like so much.
I wanted to keep the costs involved realistic, so £7.50 (increased to £8 for second year subscription) was the sum chosen.
For this, in addition to receiving a quarterly newsletter (Issues No.1-7 - each 24 pages - are pictured below - so I hope you will accept that this is not another of those 'take the money & run' situations that I know some people have experienced when dealing with other Offshore Revivals), you do get a chance to influence and help out on future broadcasts. All the money raised goes towards our broadcasts, which cost between £4,000-5,000 each.
Issue No.1 Issue No.2
Issue No.3 Issue No.4
Issue No.5 Issue No.6
It really does cost around £5,000 to put on each R.S.L. (over £3,500 of which goes to the Radio Authority and Performing Rights Society), so obviously the more people we can get to contribute a small sum, the greater the chances of raising the necessary money.
Also, please be assured that no broadcasters are paid for their services. All time given is on a strictly voluntary basis. All records that are played are from private collections (mainly mine and Paul Graham's) and if we need a record it is either lent, or we have to go and buy it out of our own money.
So, if you would like to join, please send a cheque or international money order, made payable to 'Radio Northsea International Fan Club' to:
26 Dunthorpe Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO16 8YN.
I will acknowledge each membership. That is my promise to you. - Colin Lamb
Latest update: (May 2002)
I came up with the idea of the Fan Club driving home from the Mebo II on Wednesday May 3, 2000. I recorded the ad for it that evening & it went out on air the next day. The first membership was received first post Friday May 5, from a Mr R.Pryor of Ramsgate (less than 24 hours after the first advert went out on air). Brilliant. Two/three additional members were recruited during the Radio London RSL in August 2000 and two have joined after reading this page.
Note - the money raised from the Fan Club paid for the £200 application fee for the 2001 R.S.L., so your contributions do make a difference. Membership at May 31, 2002, is 32.
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