We now refer to the section marked "2" on Rusling's page 54. This information, like a lot of his data, came from us, and our paid research.
For a time, Paul Alexander Rusling was on our investigation mailing list, and so we shared our knowledge with him. But Rusling had a problem. He was trying write a book that would support the tiny licensed station which has come on the air with the name 'Radio Caroline'.
That tiny radio station has absolutely no connection to the twin stations which were killed off in 1967 by a new British law. This new tiny station is licensed by the British government.
Rusling's problem is that the facts, the true facts in evidence, contradict his own petty thesis, and so he invented a totally misleading account as shown in his own words that appeared in illustration 54(2) on this Blog, yesterday.
First of all there was no connection whatsoever between John Sheffield and Charles Orr Stanley of the Pye Group of companies. Second, Charles Orr Stanley had absolutely no plans to operate a chain of radio stations, but it is true that from the end of World War II, C. O. Stanley had been the driving force behind the creation of licensed British sponsored radio and television stations, and in the early Nineteen Fifties his campaign did lead to a watered down version with the birth of ITA as a rival to BBC. It was not what C. O. Stanley had in mind.
Rather than licensing independent television station companies, the British government licensed a commercial monopoly. That was the Independent Television Authority (ITA), and it brokered off its airtime (ITA owned all of the transmitters), to a number of program and advertising franchises which did not compete geographically with each other.
Beginning around the year 2015, we were introduced to the part played by Charles Orr Stanley in the promotion of British commercial radio broadcasting. Our introduction came within a book called 'Radio Man'. In the years that followed, we and an associate, spent a lot of time trying to untangle the contradictory claims made in that book. We eventually found the answer, thanks to help from this associate who has asked us not to mention his name.
Earlier this year we wrote a detailed account of this saga that began in 2015, and it was recently published in a communications journal. Our article explained the true story behind the text that appeared in the book 'Radio Man'. But it is nothing like the fictitious nonsense published by Rusling in 54(2). We will not reproduce our published text here, because we will save it for the book that will eventually emerge from this Blog.
However, as far as we know, neither Pye nor Charles Orr Stanley nor his son John Stanley, ever invested money in either 'Radio Atlanta', or 'Radio Caroline'. There is absolutely no connection that we know of that links John Sheffield and either of the two Stanleys. Rusling made this up.
All of that leads into 54(3), which appears to have been lifted from the fantasy novel called 'Rocking the Boat' that was written by Ian Cowper Ross as a part of his intention to deceive and mislead, just like Paul Alexander Rusling.
Tomorrow, this expose continues.
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