Diy label: Laser 558 was an offshore pirate radio station launched in spring 1984 by a consortium of British and American business and broadcasting executives, some of whom have never been named. Laser 558 used disc jockeys recruited from the USA. The station was aboard the ship the MV Communicator in international waters in the North Sea. Within months the station had gained an audience, popular because of its alternating format of playing one current record followed by one oldie, but poor management and lack of advertising starved the station off the air in late 1985. In 1986 an attempt was made to return as Laser Hot Hits, but the same problems arose. I Spy For The DTI, a parody by The Moronic Surveyors was released on the 23 September 1985 (Farce records 7" single DTI 007, 12" single DTIT 007). Laser Radio, by The Communicators, praising the station, was recorded and written by Laser fans Roger King and Yanni Tsamplakos. The D.T.I. being the Department of Trade & Industry. Distributed By PRT Records.
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