RADIO EAGLE OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Welcome to the Radio Eagle OFFICIAL website!!
We have been around in one form or another since 1979 but now at last we have a web site for you to come to.
The station is a labour of love and I make no money from it.
I prefer an 807 valve and a hand full of resistors to a computer but you have to move on!
We are situated in the countryside of Buckinghamshire, England and hope the broadband stays on so we can put a station out to you on the web!! Bit Iffy at times in rural England!!
So enjoy the station and let us know what you think.
About the Station...
Radio eagle was born in a flat in southend Essex in 1979.
The idea was to play good rock music on a Sunday to the local area.
At that time, Southend had no local radio and Caroline was off the air again.
The original crew of radio eagle was Ricky Rodgers,Dave Collins, Leo, and Spider.
I (Ricky) built a studio in the loft of the flat we were living at the time.
It comprised of a Gerard record Dec, a Philips record ..wo small real to real tape DEC’s and a mixer, it was then all recorded to a big reel to reel to be put on to cassettes.
The quality was a lot to be desired but it was all in mono and we were on medium wave, so it all added to the sound of a free radio station.
The first frequency we used was about 1199khz we pulled a 12.00khz crystal we managed to get hold of.
It wasn’t the best frequency in the world but it worked!
The other problem was we were right next to radio 3 and so had a lot of whistles and bangs!
But the main thing is, we were obviously having fun getting wet in a wood on a Sunday...!
To be continued...