Many have been kindly donated to Born 15th July 1952 in Hammersmith, London, Andy had a disco equipment business in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, until December 1973 when he joined Radio Atlantis as a DJ and engineer.His first broadcast was on Christmas Day and he stayed until the station closed down in August 1974.
After Caroline I went back to Radio Jackie and stayed there until 1984, presenting the morning show 9-12.My last pirate broadcast was the FM Christmas special in 1988 - Laser-FM broadcast to London for three days.I started my own business soon after and retired aged 48 in 2004. I was proud to be part of a radio revolution, but could never settle into ILR. I had to do my own thing.” (Our thanks to Dickie for getting in touch and for supplying the photo. Following the station's closure in March 1968, he was heard on Manx Radio and BBC Radio Merseyside.He is now one of the leading lights of the campaign to preserve Red Sands fort, Project Redsand. He is not the same ‘Robin Banks’ who has been heard on Virgin, Xfm, Kiss, etc..(Photo by Martin Stevens, reprinted from ‘Dee Jay & Radio Monthly’.In June 1976 he joined Beacon Radio in Wolverhampton, later moving to a number of other independent local radio stations where he was chief engineer and, sometimes, weekend DJ.In 1983 Andy set up a company called Broadcast Designs making radio broadcast equipment under the trade name ‘Soundtech’.Paul is on the Mi Amigo lifeboat with the ship behind.He says “I am celebrating in traditional Caroline style - a can of Heineken in one hand and wondering where my trousers went - but at least I kept my tie on - and anorak too! During the seventies he was heard on Radio Northsea and Radio Caroline, both when the station broadcast under that name and when it was called Radio Seagull.He returned to the UK when he was diagnosed as having cancer and lived the last few years of his life in London. There is a page devoted to the life and career of this highly talented broadcaster here. (Photo from the ‘Radio Caroline Picture Souvenir Book’ published by MRP Books.) A stalwart of south London land-based pirates Radio Jackie and Radio Kaleidoscope, Dickie broadcast on Caroline during September and October 1977.He later worked for the cable TV channel, Music Box, but there we lost touch with him.