Updated November 13th, 2014


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On the 42nd anniversary of the start of broadcasts from the mv ”Olga Patricia” on May 3rd, 1966 at 1030 am,”The Radio Rose of Texas” has been updated, given a new format and has moved to a new web address


The 2006 version, published in the 40th anniversary year of Radio England and Britain Radio will not be updated, but was reposted at this web address November 13th, 2008 by popular demand.


The (2003-) original version of the Radio Rose of Texas (2006-)essay:”Pickin’ up ”Boss Vibrations was originally published as a personal fanzine of Radio England and Britain Radio. It will not be updated, but was reposted at this new web address May 3rd, 2008 by popular demand.


You may look forward to occasional further updates, as much new material about Radio England/Britain Radio and its sister stations has been uncovered.


It has been established that the ”Olga Patricia” was definitely the FS/AKL ship USS Deal and was the fishing vessel ”Earl J.Conrad Jr.”, sailing until 2011, when it was scrapped.


Derek Burroughs jr. wishes you fun reading, and please enjoy the great heritage of Texan Radio in Europe!


"This is “SRE-Swinging Radio England. Broadcasting 4 1/2 miles off the Frinton Essex Coast on 2-2-7 metres, 24 hours a day, in excess of 50,000 watts of power. SRE, first and foremost is BOSS!"(Bill Berry, SRE Station ID, October/November, 1966)


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The former FS-263, AG-131, AKL-2 ”USS Deal” has become the ”Olga Patricia” of Panama. Here she is fitted out in Biscayne Bay, Miami, Florida, March 1966.(Picture: Burroughs archive)