Seagull

LV Jenni Baynton transmitting in the Wadden Sea off the Dutch coast May 2010

Radio Seagull is a Progressive & Album Rock station based in The Netherlands, and broadcasting in English 24 hours a day online, as well as on a mediumwave frequency 1602AM 12 hours a day (1900-0700 CET) to Northern Holland andparts of the east coast of England.

Along with a sister station Radio Waddenzee, which is a Dutch regional broadcaster using the daytime hours on 1602Khz, Radio Seagull shares the use of the former lightship Jenni Baynton (LV8) normally moored in Harlingen, Netherlands.

Each year the ship goes offshore, and spends a number of weeks broadcasting from an anchorage 8 miles from the coast in the Wadden Sea (Waddenzee) recreating the style of operation of the offshore radio ships of years gone by. During this time Radio Waddenzee and Radio Seagull presenters live and work on board.

I was lucky enough to be invited to join the crew of the Jenni Baynton during its offshore periods in May 2010 and June 2011, and below are links to a large number of photos illustrating the ship, the stations, and life on board.

I also presented a regular weekly show on the station from 2010 to 2012, but have currently stepped down from this due to pressure of other commitments.

Some photo features on the offshore broadcasts:

May 2010:   The Jenni Baynton at sea  and Inside the Jenni Baynton and The Jenni Baynton crew

June 2011:  Dreamy Seagull Pics and 2011 Offshore People Pics and Night Watch and Hand-built AM Transmitter

For more information on the station, visit www.radioseagull.com



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