Although Paul Rusling switches topics on page 14 from the birth of '208' to the birth of the creation of ITA (another subject that Rusling does not understand at all); it is necessary to plunge even deeper into the subject of the commercial rebirth of Radio Luxembourg following the end World War II. But it comes with a caveat that I need to address in this edition of my ongoing blog.
In addition to the transcribed pre-'208' broadcasts by Herbert W. Armstrong on 'Radio Luxembourg I' (as the Long Wave service became known for a short time), and the transcribed broadcasts by Alan Freed; there were several other persons who all became key players in the story behind the first ITA franchises, and then the 1964 birth of Radio Caroline.
Although Rusling has set himself up as the 'expert' in the story of Radio Caroline, his 'expertise' about the creation of Radio Caroline was derived by him from plagiarized material which he did not and still does not understand. Perhaps he will after reading this Review, but that comes with this note of caution to him from me, to which I also want to draw your attention!
Paul Rusling has issued more than one version of the text of his 'bible' under the pretext that he is only issuing additional printings in two different formats (hardback and softback) of the same book. However, not only the layout of the hardback and softback versions differ; but so does the actual text that Rusling has used in his 'bible'. He has previously sent out extracts of the printed sections of his book that do not correspond with related sections that have also been issued by him.
It is also noted that Paul Rusling has stated that he will no longer be printing (and therefore selling) the softback edition that I am currently reviewing, once his present print-on-demand orders have been depleted. Therefore, as a caveat to my readers: if ANY of the material you are currently reading in my Review begins to appear in new editions of Rusling's 'bible' (see dates of each day's blog at the top of each page of my continuing Review), it will serve as prima facie evidence that Rusling's copyright violations by way of plagiarism, are continuing.
Because Paul Rusling does not comprehend the story of Radio Caroline, he does not understand the significance of the material that he has stolen. Therefore, although Paul Rusling was a recipient of the copyrighted 'Caroline Investigation' newsletter upon which he attempted to base his own "biblical" storyline; his refusal to read history books and/or perform his own research, has resulted in publication of his "biblical" storyline that does not make sense.
The problem for readers of Rusling's 'bible' is that if they are not already well-versed in this subject, then Rusling will only assist in cementing-into-place that which they think that they know about the birth of Radio Caroline, and therefore they will never come to understand that what they think that they 'know', they don't know at all! I realize that this may seem to be getting very complicated, and even to be delving into the proverbial 'splitting of hairs', but as you are about to learn, that which Rusling has omitted provides an understanding of why it was necessary for him to repeat previous fiction about Radio Caroline: while attempting to incorporate new material which he has stolen.
But in the instance of Radio Caroline, his mixture of myth and reality clash against other; they are not compatible at all. Thus, Rusling's 'bible' is far from being a true account of anything other than his own foibles, as this edition of my blog will begin to reveal, but it required me to lay down this foundation about why his missing information is important, just as his mythology is unimportant.
Please keep in mind that Rusling is not attempting to actually tell his paying readers the real story of Radio Caroline. Paul Rusling has formed a working arrangement with a man named Malcolm Smith. This relationship is revealed in Rusling's own words in his 'bible'.
It was Malcolm Smith who calls himself 'Peter Moore' who has laid legal claim to what is now the rusting hulk (by definition), of the ship that is pictured on the cover of Rusling's book. The new owner of that hulk is also in charge of the limited company registered in England, that operates a small, regional community radio station that has been licensed by the government of the United Kingdom, and adopted 'Radio Caroline' as its name.
This relatively new venture has no connection to the Radio Caroline twin stations that once operated from two ships between the years of 1964 and 1967, and the same is true of the rusting hulk that is known as 'Ross Revenge'. That is the vessel that is pictured on the cover of Rusling's 'bible'. However, the purpose of Rusling's book is to convince his paying readers that there is a connection.
Consequently Rusling found it necessary to convince his paying readers that a lot of proverbial 'square pegs' do fit into a lot of his 'round holes'. To perform this sleight-of-hand, Paul Rusling had to 'shave the truth', as I will begin to reveal in my ongoing Review.
Without informing his readers about British broadcasting developments immediately following the end of World War II in 1945, there is no way that Rusling's readers can ever comprehend the how and why in 1964, Radio Caroline came on the air. What is missing from the text of Rusling's 'bible' is information that reveals how several different strands of the same story originated in different geographical locations, and then came together in the year Nineteen Sixty Four.
That missing information is what I will begin to reveal in tomorrow's blog.