I have received a couple of lengthy issue-related comments from Scottg. In essence he would like to move on with the timeline because he wonders if there is much more that can be written about GBOK. The answer is that there is a lot more that needs to be written about GBOK, because GBOK was John Stanley's initial link to forcing the creation of Radio Caroline.
Previously, a variety of tales have been spun that Allan Crawford and Kitty Black decided to start an offshore radio station, and then they met Ronan O'Rahilly who essentially ran off with their plans and raised his own money for his own station with help from a 'Jimmy Ross'. But all of that is sheer nonsense. Radio Caroline was not a spin-off from Radio Atlanta, if anything it was a spin-off of GBOK which was a spin-off from the 'Voice of Slough'.
Too many people have run off to write books without doing any research and consequently the story has become totally buried in make-believe tales. As I explained earlier, this work is progressing slowly like the presentation of court room evidence where foundations must be laid before new evidence is presented.
The crowd calling themselves anoraks are not interested in research, they are of the 'instant gratification' tribe, so this site is not for them. However, I am in the process of moving the comments to another site and converting he Comments Section here to footnotes. I will also be creating a third site wherein the order of this blog will be reversed so that just like a book, the earliest posted entry will appear first, and not last.
This blog will however, continue as it is. Out of that third site a book will emerge, but it will entail rewrites of several posted entries on this blog, because this blog began as a book review.
Eventually I will address all of the points raised by Scottg, but this work cannot be hurried; it has to be methodical if it is to prove that everything published to date about Radio Caroline between the years 1964 to 1967 is mostly rubbish.
Remember, that the offshore radio story is but a small part of the geopolitical Cold War story that I will be unraveling. That won't appeal to the anoraks, although they may begin to pay more attention when the Kennedy family is revealed as one of the most dangerous and duplicitous and nepotistic tribes to take hold of the industrial-military complex that has governed the United States of America. Their saga is wrapped around the GBOK to Caroline episode that stretches from 1962 into 1963, and it is only derailed when John F. Kennedy has his head blown apart on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. Then the CIA back room boys ramp up a war in Asia with interests connected to CIA, and which uses Allan Crawford to promote its agenda in Australia, once his broadcasting dream has ended.
But the offshore radio story was never about Allan Crawford and it was even less connected to Ronan O'Rahilly.
Hopefully I will have more time tomorrow to explain the continuing story of GBOK and its relationship to Pye.