At the present time this PDF of an entire 2009 publication is our only copy of the following article. We will be replacing it with just the article in the near future. Making matters worse is the fact that the publisher did not insert page numbers! What does that mean if you want to read the present presentation? It means that you will have to scan down the document until you find this one. If it is of any help, you 'only' have to count off five articles before you find: Puppets on strings: How American mass media manipulated British commercial radio broadcasting.
The abstract states that: The article demonstrates how the American mass-media system manipulated British off-shore commercial radio from 1964 to 1967, in link with dissent elements within the British Establishment. This demonstration undermines the popular re-rendering of the "radio pirates" as rebels against the Establishment, and shows thereby that cultural change requires dominant-interest collaboration to be effective. It was written between 2007-2008 and it set in motion a firestorm of controversy with 'anorak'-supporters (fans) of Radio Caroline who had been led to believe that an Irishman named Ronan O'Rahilly had been its originator and creator. Far from being proved in error, the authors have now made additional discoveries since this article was published that remove the remaining myths surrounding O'Rahilly's original claims. This new information is documented within other articles already published and available in the JLRI Journal, or it will be published within articles yet to be published, since the research is continuing.
UPDATE! Following the lecture at the Communications Museum in Burntisland on Saturday, October 25, 2014 where it was announced that links would be added to further sources of interest prior to the publication of the book YesterAir, we have now listed a few click-though sources below:
Excerpt: Grenada-TV (ITV) - 1964 - World in Action - start of Radio Caroline . This link is here for its historical photographic provisions, and not for its editorial conclusions which may not be accurate.
The Mayfair Set - Episode 1 . This link provides an insight into a political and financial world directly connected to the true origins of Radio Caroline and Radio Atlanta, which is a subject currently under forensic investigation as part of The Origins of American and British Broadcasting: Radio Caroline .
The remaining episodes 2 through 6 of The Mayfair Set television series, are listed on YouTube. This information will also be examined both in depth and in context within the forthcoming YesterAir book.