Radio Geronimo - Monte Carlo & Bust (by RivieraLife)
40 years ago, on the new site for the Angel Film Awards in Monaco, stood the famous Palace Radio Monte Carlo (RMC). From here after midnight each weekend, evangelical programmes from Trans World Radio were followed by inspiration of another kind. Europe’s hippest music station - Radio Geronimo. Beamed over Europe on RMC’s powerful medium wave transmitter, the programmes were recorded at a studio in Harley Street London, and financed by Rolling Stones producer Jimmy Miller and record industry operator Tony Secunda (The Move, Marc Bolan). Radio Geronimo beamed a far-out mix of cosmic music and anarchic presentation through the Spring and Summer of 1970. Support for anti-Vietnam war protesters and ads for the biggest cigarette papers in the world were broadcast inbetween music ranging from Jimi Hendrix and Albert Ayer to Buxtehude. Somehow the ad agencies didn’t catch on and when funds ran out, Radio Monte Carlo’s management woke up and the brief dream ended.