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Ocean Sound This Week No.49: Programme 49 of a weekly news and sports review

Ocean Sound This Week No.49: Programme 49 of a weekly news and sports review
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27 Sep 1987 at 19:00
OCEAN SOUND THIS WEEK NO. 49 Programme 49 of a weekly news and sports review called Ocean Sound This Week, broadcast by independent radio station Ocean Sound on 27 September 1987. Presented by MATT HOPPER. TRACK 1- CHRIS CARNEGY reports on a shock revelation that Southampton City Council’s much vaunted Finance for Local Enterprise, launched 8 months ago as a job creation scheme with offer of finance of between 15,000 pounds and 50,000 pounds to firms claiming employment generation, has badly flopped. It had been anticipated that there would be 10 to 12 such investments each year but RITA WILLIAMS who runs the scheme explains that in the first 8 months there was just one investment by the City into Solent Communications, a mobile phone operator. The firm is now in the hands of a Receiver. ALAN WHITEHEAD, Leader of Southampton City Council, denies failure and recalls that at the time of the launch it was emphasised that the object was not to help lame ducks. Leo Sayer sings Where did we go Wrong?. STEVE OATES reports from St Helen’s beach, Isle of Wight, on a Round the Island Coast motorcycle ride for charity. The idea is to ride right round the Island keeping to the beaches wherever possible using special trial bikes of about 200cc. OATES takes a ride between the rocks. Chris Spedding sings Motorbiking. PENNY GOWER finds out about a new quarterly arts publication Interval, available free in the Hampshire, Dorset and West Sussex areas. It is editred by DEBBIE COWAN of Bournemouth and covers anything to do with live theatre. TRACK 2- Review of the week’s news and sport. News - KAREN WOODS reporting. Portsmouth based divers are making a detailed top to bottom search of British registered tanker The Gentle Breeze, sunk in the Gulf. They are looking for unexploded grenades to make them safe. HMS Vernon’s Superintendant of Diving, JACK BIRKETT, says there won’t be too many rockets left! EDWINA CURRIE, Junior Health Minister, speaking about the imminent closure of the Grove Maternity Unit at Barton-on-Sea, says that she won’t change her mind but that the views of the locals were not ignored. Woman dies in a blaze at her upstairs flat in Jenkins grove, Copnor, Portsmouth and JOHN NEW, a neighbour speaks of hearing a terrific explosion which was when he first became aware of the fire. Colleagues pay tribute to Isle of Wight policeman killed in a road accident with his girlfriend. PC DAVE PARTINGTON and DEBORAH BROWN died when their car crashed into a tree on the Yarmouth Road. Chief Superintendant DENIS CHALLIS says that PARTINGTON was a keen young officer who will be missed by everyone. CHRIS COLEMAN, Manager of a Swanwick Marina boatyard, can hardly believe that a thief walked into his yard in broad daylight and stole a 20,000 pounds motorboat. There was an unsuccessful high speed chase down the Hamble. Sport - GUY PHILLIPS reporting. Due to allegations of cheating during the Admirals Sailing Cup Races, competitors are being asked by the Royal Ocean Saling Club whether or not they broke rules. ALAN GREEN, Secretary of the Royal Ocean Sailing Club says that if there is any cheating it has to be stamped out. HELEN TROKE, Southampton’s international badminton star, has been cleared by doctors to play in her first international tournament for 10 months and will be competing in Scotland for the Bells Championship. Pompey football team lose to Swindon 1-3 in the Littlewoods Cup. Saints lose to Bournemouth 0-1 and Bournemouth’s manager, HARRY REDKNAP, says: They deserved to win. Portsmouth basketball team were beaten in Czechoslovakia by Brano Sabrovka 76-94, in the first round of the European Championships. In their match against Manchester they are defeated 69-70. In the second round of the Prudential Cup Solent beat Worthing 111-91. Portsmouth football team beat Wimbledon 2-1 and Saints lose to Newcastle 1-2 about which CHRIS NICHOLL speaks. George Michael sings A different Corner. Isle of Wight County Surveyor, PAUL RICHARDSON, commenting on the current Public Inquiry into diversion of part of Military Road, Freshwater [see Band 3, 13 September 1987], says diversion is absolutely vital to the Island’s tourist future because of erosion of cliff road. ALEX DYKE takes a trip on Havenstreet, Isle of Wight, steam railway and STEVE OATES meets GAVIN SCOTT, Manager of British Rail’s Network Southeast who is fully supportive of the steam trains. Gives assurance that the Ryde/Shanklin line is safe from closure and points out that BR have recently built a new station for the line at Lake. Ex signalman, TERRY WRIGHT, 3 times winner for the best kept station, is interviewed by OATES. SIMON VIGAR witnesses a watery event on the River Hamble - it is the second Hamble River Race getting under way from the Upper Hamble Country Park going upstream towards the Horse and Jockey pub at Curdridge, all on home made rafts. Amongst the motley collection of vessels is DAVE SPENCER’S entry from HMS Dolphin which looks more like a spaceship. There is a prize for the least successful which spokesman for the Lazy M and Village Inn team is confident of winning. FRANK HARRIS from Portsmouth describes his paddle steamer raft which looks more like a rocket on its side. Another raft looks like a bed and its creator, LEN NICHOLSON, says: Why not take it in style and comfort, but not much chance of winning. Fastest raft is Hong Kong Ferry and its designer, TONY SHARPLES says secret of success is teamwork. Hoped that race will raise 10,000 pounds for charity. Mars sings Pump up the Volume, this week’s Network No 1. [Box 9]
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NB new intro to programme. Track 1- Music at approx 8-12 mins; 17-19 mins. Track 2- Music at approx 9-12 mins; 24-28 mins.
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Gauge:-1/8 inch tape
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Ocean Sound
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Edwina Currie; Harry Redknap; Paul Richardson; Alan Whitehead; Rita Williams; Jack Birkett; John New; Denis Challis; Chris Coleman; Alan Green; Gavin Scott; Terry Wright; Frank Harris; Len Nicholson
Matt Hopper
Karen Woods; Guy Phillips; Chris Carnegy; Steve Oates

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