At the top of this page is a brief Statement of Purpose about the origins of this project; which has evolved over decades, but which has now split into two approaches. One is academic and this one is commercial.
When the pandemic began and everything shut down, the three people who have been engaged in this research decided to use the down time to reassess everything which they have collected to date.
I was brought in to perform that task.
Within a relatively short time period after the start of the pandemic, a major discovery came to light that had been previously overlooked. Whereas this project began as a journalistic inquiry into the origins of British offshore broadcasting stations which had originated in Texas, contact with the pioneer of those stations had previously led to access of the actual legal and financial documentation which had not been previously seen by the many writers about this subject.
It also became self-evident that the many articles, books and broadcast documentaries previously published about this subject, were for the most part recycling mythology which can be traced back to a public relations exercise and a hoax. Now, during this pandemic, all of the material both old and new, is being looked at for the first time with 'fresh eyes', and as a result, an amazing discovery has been made which points to the real story upon which all of the anecdotal material can be tied into.
This phase of the project came together by serendipity.
A newsletter published by 'The Trio', had been previously circulated to many people with the idea of soliciting additional information. But just before the pandemic began, one of the people on that mailing list, stole by plagiarizing, a lot of the material accumulated by the original three researchers who are now referred to as 'The Trio'.
However, when that person self-published his stolen research, it became clear that he did not understand what he had stolen, because he attempted to force the original and stolen research into previous hoax material, in order to publish his own bizarre storyline. The result was a book that its author called a 'bible' that is little more than a confused mess stretched out over hundreds of pages, and which is as fake as anything that has gone before.
But there was another factor that arose out of the pandemic.
Because everyone and everything shut down (except for Internet sources and merchandising - which allowed cyber research to continue), it also meant that a study could be made of information amassed to date. That job was handed to me because I am related to one of 'The Trio'.
A lot of time and effort has been spent on behalf of the person who stole the original research, to promote a myth that the twin offshore stations called Radio Caroline that existed from 1964 to 1967, have been revived with a British government licence of a small community station in the southeast of England. That is a fantasy that is being spread mainly by aging men who try relive a time that never existed, and they do this by playing old records and reminiscing in anecdotal form using self-puffery to explain their pathetic existence.
This project is not for them: because it actually undermines the daydream world in which they live. This project is about the real world that the vast majority of people live in; work in; vote in; and raise families in. I am part of that world, which is not the same world as the daydreaming trolls who try to figure out whether Caroline Brooks is a real person.
Because I am living in the real world, I have many interests and activities that are totally unrelated to this project, and therefore for this part of my life I am known as Caroline Brooks for journalistic reasons.
As of this date, neither 'The Trio' nor myself have requested any financial contribution from anyone. Everything that is being researched is self-funded which means that as of this minute, nothing is being offered for sale, nor is anyone being asked to make a financial contribution to anything that 'The Trio' is or has been working on.
The fact that some trolls have now become such a nuisance by writing so many spam email posts, has necessitated me to limit acceptance of posts about this Blog. On the other hand, with limitations, and because a repeated request was made, all other posts relating to radio broadcasting have been permitted under the guidance of another person who is totally unrelated to 'The Trio'. All comments are on a separate Forum and there is more than one Moderator of that Forum, and not all of them are connected to this project.
Therefore, "thanks" to the serendipitous nature of the pandemic, 'The Trio' have been able to achieve something during the shut down that might never have been achieved if the shut down had not occurred.
For one thing, my life would have continued on as before, sans Caroline Brooks. Since 'The Trio' have self-funded this project, if I was working at my previous job prior to the shut-down, they would have had to activate their company and start paying me a wage. None of that has been necessary: "thanks" to the pandemic I had free time on my hands to devote to this project. Again, but with genuine thanks, a relative made available facilities for me to engage in a massive reassessment of all research material acquired during this project.
I hope that now everyone understands what we are doing, and especially what I am doing, that attention will now be focused on the subject matter, and not upon idle gossip.