On July 2, 1964 a joint press release was issued in the name of two public relations firms: Eric White and Leslie Perrin.
White and Perrin (who David Block worked for), claimed to be representing two different companies, one of which was British (Atlanta), and the other was based in Eire (Planet). Both companies were formed to sell time on two different radio stations.
This joint press release for two different companies registered in two different countries, are each represented by a Managing Director: Crawford for Atlanta; O'Rahilly for Planet. This statement of fact is then followed by a statement of obfuscation. Both Crawford and O'Rahilly are to be joint managing directors of "the new operation".
Question: What is the name of "the new operation"?
We are not told, but we are told that it will have "departments" and that "the new operation" will be located at: "6 Chesterfield Gardens, W.1.
Since the press release is dealing with two different sales organizations based in two different countries it must have a name because it has an address, and it must be involved with more than sales since it has "departments". This is no idle matter. It is something that has been totally overlooked by the myriad of writers whose words attempted to tell their readers what the story of Radio Caroline was all about. Yet, no one seems to have addressed this very basic issue, even though it goes to the heart of the problem that suddenly confronted Ove Sjöström and George Saunders in September 1964, but which began at some point in time before that date.
That being the case, then this Press Release that is dated July 2, 1964, reveals an omission that became a critical flaw in the operation of Radio Caroline North which first came on the air with entirely new equipment on March 27, 1964, and that flaw is answered by this question:
Who installed the broadcasting equipment on board the mv Caroline?
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