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Ocean Sound This Week No.42: Programme 42 of a weekly news and sports review

Ocean Sound This Week No.42: Programme 42 of a weekly news and sports review
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16 Aug 1987 at 19:00
OCEAN SOUND THIS WEEK NO. 42 Programme 42 of a weekly news and sports review called Ocean Sound This Week, broadcast by independent radio station Ocean Sound on 9 August 1987. Presented by MATT HOPPER. TRACK 1- ZELDA BLAKEY reports on recovery of 30 ft fishing vessel which overturned in Chichester Harbour and claimed the life of 27 year old COLIN LOADER. His crewmate, 24 year old COLIN WARBOY, was rescued. Harbourmaster Capt IAN McKAY, explains the method of salvage which involves pulling the vessel on to a mudbank. McKAY emphasises that fishing is always a hazardous occupation. KAREN WOODS interviews one of the unsung heroes of Cowes Week, COLIN MOORHEAD from Cork, Southern Ireland. He is a crew member on ‘Valsheda’ and has over 800 sq ft of sail to manage. Cowes residents are questioned about the importance of Cowes Week to the town and opinions are widely divergent. John Denver sings Calypso. TRACK 2- Review of the week’s news and sport. News - KAREN WOODS reporting. Detectives, searching for the attacker of a 6 year old girl in the Kent Street area of Southampton, believe that neighbourhood shopkeepers might be able to help. The attacker, a man, forced the girl to look at a soft porn magazine and ran off when she screamed. The magazine may have been bought locally. The new Liberal Life Peer, STEPHEN ROSS, former MP for the Isle of Wight says he is very disappointed that DAVID OWEN is standing down as leader of the SDP following merger with the Liberals. COHSE spokesman, DAVID PROWSE, commenting on the 20,000 pounds over-expenditure on nurses salaries by the local Health Authority says that a ward may be shut down in Southampton’s Royal South Hampshire Hospital. At the end of Cowes Week the Mayor of Medina, Councillor NORMAN BUTCHERS, confesses that he has never been on a yacht in his life and says: I’m a landlubber and a farmer!. Sport - GUY PHILLIPS reporting. EDDIE OWEN, skipper of the boat Indulgence, Britain’s hope in the America’s Cup Race, speaks of his aspirations in regaining the cup from the Germans but points out that New Zealand leads the team event by 94 points with Britain in 2nd place. Final result will be decided by the Fastnet race. In the drawn cricket match against Pakistan Hampshire’s PAUL TERRY scores a century ensuring him a place in the team against Somerset for the County Championships. Britain announces team for the World Championships in Rome. Team Solent’s KRISS AKABUSI is named for the 400m hurdle and Gosport’s ROGER BLACK for the 400m. CHRIS BENNING says that she is overjoyed at being selected for the Women’s 300m. Pompey Football Club complete their Swedish tour with a 2-2 draw and return to Fratton Park to beat American touring team Seattle Storm by 3-1. Saints draw with Dumbarton 1-1. Manager CHRIS NICHOLL completes signing of goalkeeper JOHN BURRIDGE from Sheffield United and says of him He lives football!. ADAM HARDING reports on World Racing Car Championships - not at Le Mans, not at Silverstone but at the little village of Timsbury, near Romsey, because the cars are models and all radio controlled. Organiser, BILL JONES from Romsey says that this is the goal that drivers have been battling towards. There are 120 competitors with over half a million pounds worth of equipment. JANET LOSEY from the USA and proud mother of the current 4-wheel drive world champion says that the family ended up by buying the store that sold them their model cars. GIL LOSEY Jun., interviewed in the pits says that it’s the last minute adjustments that give you the edge. Current 2-wheel drive world champion is 19 year old college boy JOL JOHNSON who says that they don’t make any money out of it. It’s the companies that sell the equipment that make the money but the sport is definitely addictive. Canned Heat sing Out on the Road Again. GUY HORNSBY interviews Hampshire cricketer CHRIS SMITH who came to Britain from South Africa under own steam to play for Glamorgan. At that time he was a full time professional cricketer and for 6 or 7 years played 6 months of each year in Britain and the other 6 months in South Africa. He now divides his time between cricket and his own promotional business. It is difficult for him to play for England being South African. The past 2 weeks have been the best in the whole of his cricketing career. The Housemartins sing Happy Hour. MARIE ALAN interviews JOHN AKROYD, Isle of Wight designer of the world’s fastest car Thrust 2. At over 600mph it broke the world land speed record at Black Rock Desert, Nevada. It has a Rolls Royce Avon jet engine taken from a lightning aircraft. AKROYD describes himself as a formal aerospace engineer. He worked on Richard Branson’s transatlantic balloon. Next project is a rocket powered motor bike which he hopes will beat America’s record of 318 mph. He also has in mind a book on Isle of Wight inventions. JIM HICKS at the Southsea Show, interviews BRIAN GOVER, leading a team of Skydivers who dropped into the show by parachute, starting above the coast of the Isle of Wight in cloud and travelling nearly 8 miles to target on the arena. Sponsorship was from Southsea’s Crest Hotel whose spokesman, CHRIS TOMPKINSON says that the hotel group like to support the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth’s Charity, towards which a cheque was delivered by the skydivers team. Los Lobos sing La Bamba, this week’s Network No 1. [Box 9]
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NB new intro to programme. Track 1- Music at approx 7-11 mins. Track 2- Music at approx 12-15 mins; 24-27 mins; 37-41 mins.
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