Paul Rusling is the guy who stole our paid for (in time and money) research. He refuses to apologize and he has several pedantic trolls who want to play a game of "gotcha" to try and prove that what you read here, is untrue, and the nonsense that Ruslingism has unleashed in its appropriately named 'bible', is true.
The issue concerns a timeline of how and when Allan James Crawford decided to get into the business of starting a commercial radio station on a ship in order to promote his own record labels. It also concerns the time frame in which he met an Irishman without funds who was in London and named Ronan O'Rahilly.
Therefore it is necessary for us to further dot our "i"s and cross our "t"s, even though these trolls also yell for us to "get on with it" and stop repeating details. But in order to prove our accusation that Paul Rusling is a thief of intellectual property who is accompanied by at least two other trolls who all support a local community radio station which pretends to be a continuation of Radio Caroline, it is necessary to further explain details about the THV Satellite.
Meanwhile, Rusling's trolls all hide behind childish names for fear of being exposed. Therefore it is necessary for us to spend more time on the fine print; the details which would normally appear as academic footnotes in our published monologues, which Rusling and the trolls never read.
By 2010 this project had resulted in a manuscript of about 800 pages in length, if printed out as a commercial book similar to Rusling's print-on-demand variety. But other events got in the way. Because immediately following that time period both personal events and a book about the Pye Group of companies was brought to our attention. That book called 'Radio Man' resulted in a new and expensive phase of our investigation into the true origins of the station known as Radio Caroline.
We uncovered a trail involving two men: Alfred Nicholas Thomas and John Howard Gilman who had both retired from the BBC with World War II backgrounds involving UK Secret Service work. Both of them went to work for Pye in a clandestine manner.
Their work in offshore radio began after 1959 when Thomas retired. Then came heavy involvement with 'Radio Veronica' (VRON/CNBC), followed by work on the Arnold Swanson 'GBOK' project which involved the ex-lightship 'Lady Dixon' berthed at Sheerness alongside a Pye factory. That ex-lightship aspect then introduced people from Trinity House.
These two men, with Trinty House involvement, then became entangled with Australian Allan James Crawford who had teamed up with a woman named Dorothy Black (who went by the name of Kitty.) In 1962 Crawford and Black began working on a plan to start an offshore radio station variously called 'Radio Atalanta' and 'Radio Atlanta'.
Crawford and Black made contact with the friend at Trinity House who told them about a famous steam driven vessel which had been retired to the Trinity House Depot at East Cowes on the Isle of Wight. So Crawford and Black got in touch with a local mast builder named Harry Spencer who had a boat yard at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. Crawford then used his credit based upon his own music business activity to get a ship's mortgage for the now ex-THV 'Satellite'.
Because of Kitty Black's theatrical background she was able to introduce Crawford to John Delaney who owned a group of companies all related to the world of theatrical productions. It was John Delaney who then became Crawford's primary backer in his radio station project that he shared with Kitty Black.
But then an event took place in another country involving a complicated story about a breakaway group from another offshore radio project which became the center of attention in much of the press of Europe. When their ship called 'Lucky Star' was boarded by Danish Police, John Delaney withdrew his financial support for the Crawford-Black venture, and Crawford's mortgage on the ex-THV 'Satellite' lapsed.
It was not until later in 1962 when Charles William (Bill) Weaver from Houston, Texas moved into a London hotel that the Crawford-Black plan was revived.
Bill Weaver had shut down 'Radio Nord' in Sweden as the emissary of Gordon McLendon, and McLendon wanted to sell the ex-'Radio Nord' ship and the landbased studio equipment which had been loaded on board the vessel then called 'Magda Maria'. It was moored off Brightlingsea, Essex, and Weaver then met Crawford who's interest in offshore radio had been revived.
But Crawford and Black now lacked a financial base and so they could not afford to buy the ship. That vessel, later renamed 'Mi Amigo', was then taken to Galveston Island, Texas where it was stripped of all broadcasting equipment. It's end user was intended to be Robert F. Kennedy as part of an ultra-secret CIA project aimed at Cuba. But those details do not belong here.
Our purpose in this editorial is to explain how and why the ex-THV 'Satellite' ended up in East Cowes; how Harry Spencer got involved, and why Crawford got a mortgage on the ship, and the identity of the person who had been backing Allan Crawford.
None of this is in Rusling's plagiarized work because we didn't tell him the details, so he glossed over it in his book. Now he and his troll friends are huffing and puffing over semantics.
Thieves like Rusling just need to admit their thievery and say "sorry" to the people they stole from. But so far Rusling has just doubled-down with his trolls, and they are trying to huff and puff Rusling's conmanship out of the paper bag of gas in which they have immersed themselves.
It would be nice if someone would assist us in bursting their big bag of wind.
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