UPDATED AND EXPANDED EDITION
I noticed that yesterday, someone named Mike Hunt started a new thread about me on the Garry Stevens' Forum. That was just after I re-posted a comment by Scottg, and then followed it up with a new commentary by me.
My own blog was about how organized opposition began, during the middle of last year, to anyone who began to reveal the true story behind the creation in 1964 of Radio Caroline. That organized opposition, and it was definitely coordinated opposition, began over on the Garry Stevens' Forum.
In his opening post yesterday, Mike Hunt asked about me: "Any former connection with radio, I wonder?" I don't know who Mike Hunt is, or why he wants to know, but here is my response to his question:
I was born in Denton, Texas, which is slightly northwest of the Fort Worth and Dallas Metroplex, and I have an uncle who is in the antiques business which is to northeast of Denton. Indirectly that is how and where my interest began in the subject of offshore radio broadcasting, which actually occurred, in conjunction with my interests in journalism.
My uncle (Tom), knew one of the members of 'The Trio', and at one time that person also lived in Texas but now lives in a neighboring State to Washington, D.C. The District of Columbia is like a mini pseudo State. However, I don't want to identify that northern State right now, because I don't want to cause a diversion that leads to the harassment of that individual. In case you are wondering, no, it's not the person that a lot of people on the Garry Stevens' Forum are in the habit of bad-mouthing, and yes, there really is a core trio.
Back to my uncle in the Lone Star State. If you go over to Google Earth, you will find a little place called Scotland in Northern Texas.
In Texas, everything that is incorporated as a community, is called a city and Scotland is no exception. Scotland, Texas even has its own U.S. Post Office (shown above), and it where my uncle gets his local mail!
But then there is also a Paris, Texas and a Corsicana, Texas; a Midlothian, Texas and a Venus, Texas. There is even a Edinburg, Texas that was originally known by another name but in 1919 it was renamed after a shooting. So the locals called in Edinburg (minus the 'h'), in honor of a prominent local businessman named Young was was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Edinburg, Texas is almost on the southern border of Texas with Mexico, while Scotland, Texas is more in line with the northern border of Texas and the State of Oklahoma. (You can put about three islands of Great Britain into the geography of Texas if you measure in kilometers.)
Anyway, Scotland, Texas (north of Dallas), is connected by U.S. Route 281 that almost divides the USA into two halves: west and east. That highway (its not a freeway which you call a motorway), but it goes all the way from the Texas border with Mexico in the south, to U.S.A border with Canada in the north.
If you know anything about the subject of offshore radio broadcasting and its inter-connectivity with the State of Texas, then you know that Wichita Falls, Texas played a very big part in the creation of Radio London; Radio England and Britain Radio. If you were driving north from Scotland, Texas on U.S. 281, you would be heading towards Wichita Falls, Texas (not to be confused with the City of Wichita in the State of Kansas.)
Texas is full of very small and obscure places like Vernon (populaton 11,000) and Wink (population 940). Vernon is northwest of Wichita Falls close to the Oklahoma border, and it is where Roy Orbison was born, although he grew up in Wink which is diagonally southwest of Dallas and part of a huge area geographically described by the 'Big O' as the land of "oil fields, oil, grease and sand".
If you drew a horizontal line with a shaky hand from Wink, you would come to Corsicana, Texas which is famous for 'heavy-duty' Christmas fruit cakes which it mails all over the world. Midway along that same line providing your hand created a little upper 'bump' you would locate Abilene where Don Pierson was Chairman of its bank.
Then, if you drew another line going northwest from Corsicana to Fort Worth, well midway you would come to Midlothian, which became the location for a cement manufacturing plant, but its local newspaper editor William Penn Jones put it on the map of infamy for promoting one of the earliest conspiracy theories about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. That took place less that thirty miles away to the northeast in Dallas.
It was Penn Jones who, shortly after the assassination, began to raise questions about the location of Lee Harvey Oswald during the time of Kennedy's murder. But another person with a strange name and an interesting pedigree named Jones Harris, also showed up within days of the killing and he began asking more questions about the location of Lee Harvey Oswald during that event.
In fact, the assassination John F. Kennedy took place in the middle of events leading up to the creation of Radio Caroline which had very strong ties to Dallas, Texas. But few people who want to know about the real history of Radio Caroline seem to understand that its advent did not take place in a political vacuum.
A lot of people in England are really surprised to learn that Lee Harvey Oswald had shown up at Southampton, just before the British offshore story began to emerge.
Central to this timeline about offshore radio, and especially the creation of Radio Caroline, there was a ship which had been known as Bon Jour renamed Magda Maria. Managing that ship from a hotel in London during 1962, was Charles W. (Bill) Weaver from Texas. He was Gordon McLendon's representative, and he had been sent to shut down Radio Nord which had been anchored off the coast of Sweden in the Baltic Sea. The ship was then moved to the North Sea and it dropped anchor off Brightlingsea, Essex.
Then, just as the Cuban Missile Crisis began in late 1962, Weaver was told to bring the ship to Galveston Island, Texas, as part of a 1963 top secret mission headed by U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. The ship then gained a further name change when it became Mi Amigo.
In the closing hours of 1963, the Mi Amigo left Galveston, Texas to begin a voyage that would eventually return it to the North Sea. It dropped anchor at almost the same location that it had occupied in 1962, but in !964 it again became a radio broadcasting ship, first as home to Allan Crawford's Radio Atlanta, and then as Radio Caroline South.
Jones Harris later teamed up with Bill Weaver to write a very controversial book about Radio Nord and the assassination of President Kennedy. In some ways the Weaver book is similar to the first book by Ian Cowper Ross, because both books attempt to obfuscate the real story about Radio Caroline.
Now, you may be asking: How does this tangled mess relate to Caroline Brooks?
What is it that 'The Trio' have uncovered that is so dangerous to so many people that they do not want it to be reported?
Well, I began today's blog by turning the clock back to 2014, because in that year 'The Trio' were ready to go ahead with a new book called 'YesterAir: the origins of American and British broadcasting'. Then they ran into a roadblock. Fortunately for me it will be very difficult for my critics to dispute the following details, because they have been available Online since at least 2015, and you can still access them at Jon Myer's 'Pirate Radio Hall of Fame' by going to this link:
Read down to the end of the 'Introduction' in the first paragraph.
There is an asterisk that I have colored red, and it links to this footnote below it:
"*This new title, which will be available through The Pirate Radio Hall of Fame, is scheduled for publication during 2015 and it incorporates both new sections and updated comparative monographs which have been previously published by their authors: Eric Gilder and Mervyn Hagger, who are also responsible for the content recital on this page."
Originally 'YesterAir' was to have been published in late 2015, but then the mystery that prevented this from happening began to drag on and on and on.
It was not as though 'The Trio' were not searching for the answer. They were, and they were aided by a co-ventured sponsorship of that research by one of the most, if not the premier Offshore Radio publication that is known for its honesty in reporting.
Clearly my blog for today is going to have to be continued tomorrow because there are too many details that I want to share. The importance of that information is also the reason why I am reviewing Paul Rusling's book and exposing the fraud that it is trying to perpetuate.
My reason for interrupting my own page-by-page review of his book, is because you have not read this information before, unless you received the now defunct 'Caroline Investigation' newsletter. The reason why 'YesterAir' has not been published until now, is because of the roadblocks that were placed in the way of the investigation.
I will reveal that process of censorship tomorrow.
Tomorrow I will also begin to explain how those roadblocks and Rusling's theft, came together in an 'explosion' of yelling and name calling that took place last year on the Garry Stevens' Forum, and its co-Forum that Stevens called "The Joke Board".