National Commercial Radio Movement/Campaign for Independent Broadcasting
Following the internal disputes and disagreements within the Free Radio Association in early 1968 many committee members decided to leave that organisation. A group of FRA founder members decided to form a new organisation – the National Commercial Radio Movement (NCRM) in July 1968.
The organisation took a pro-
The NCRM were also involved in some significant initiatives and events including:-
Merger discussions with the FRA and Free Radio Campaign (FRC) took place in October 1969, but these came to nothing due to fundamental disagreements over policy, and at about the same time it was decided to change the name of NCRM to the Campaign for Independent Broadcasting (CIB). This name change was ormally confirmed at the NCRM Annual General Meeting on 8th February 1970.
The newly re-
“The Campaign for Independent Broadcasting is a listeners' organisation financed by members' subscription. We owe no allegiance to any political party. We believe that it is basically wrong for a monopoly to exist in radio broadcasting. the public must have the right of choice of individual stations. this is an accepted fact in the field of newspapers and television.
We are advocating the introduction of legal land-
The CIB organised a demonstration in Rochester on 31st May 1970 to protest at the jamming of Radio North Sea International (RNI) broadcasts. (The jamming signal was being transmitted, on the orders of the British Government, from the Beacon Hill Naval radio station, in Rochester Kent).
A Rally and march was organised in Hyde Park, London on 14th June 1970 organised jointly by CIB and Free Radio Campaign (FRC) -
The CIB continued to campaign for the introduction of licensed commercial radio in the United Kingdom. When this was achieved -
NCRM Sound Broadcasting Study
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Cover of an NCRM leaflet