1980 (the picture, seems actually from 1981), Oliver (Olli) to the right. Click for larger picture.
Memorial plate 30 years later
(photographed 2012). In 1980/1981, we had cemented it well into that rock.
The vandalism indicates that
not everybody appreciated the statement (yes, we had 6 hour per week Latin
classes at that time. The B.M.M.O stands for
Beat Merz, Matthias Ackeret,Matthias Knill,Oliver Knill):|
"At this holy location, Radio Tutti Frutti sacrificed itself for the freedom of the Aether. Shall the remembrance for this heroism be eternal. Fortes Fortuna (Terenz), B.M.M.O, Kalendis Octobribus, MCMLXXXI".
|With many Radio stations appearing like that (of course, others were more professional) the pressure grew. It eventually led to a drop of the radio monopoly in Switzerland, and private radio stations got allowed. The biggest radio pirate at that time was Radio 24, which broad casted from Italy. About the history of radio 24 of in German and Youtube. Also the clip to the right appears in that movie "Jolly Roger, ein Kapitel Mediengeschichte" (2004).||
Direct Media Links:
Webm, Ogg Quicktime.
tells the story in the documentary movie:
"A chapter of media history", produced by the Swiss film studio Mesch & Ugge, AG,
The DVD of the movie can be ordered