PORTISHEAD RADIO - THE SONG

The history of GKA set to the song "Portishead Radio" by Mike Batt - from his Album "Waves" released in 1982.

PORTISHEAD RADIO - THE 1960S

Extract from the GPO Film "Ship to Shore" featuring the GKA section.

SHIP TO SHORE

Full GPO film from the 1960s featuring GKA, GLD and GKR.

THE SEA HAS MANY VOICES

Post Office film from 1979 featuring GKA and other coast stations.

LISTENING ON 16

A British Telecom International (BTI) film from 1982 for the leisure market, featuring footage from Niton Radio/GNI.

VISIT OF THE 'HELLO WORLD' YACHT CREW

Footage of the Hello World yacht crew visit to GKA.

BTI MARITIME SERVICES

A recently-found video with footage of GKA and GLD. Probably filmed in the mid-1980s.

BTI INMARSAT SERVICES

A short film about BTI's involvement with Inmarsat in the early days of maritime satellite communication. Interesting footage of Goonhilly Land Earth Station included.

GKA ON CHILDREN'S TV

A video from the late 1990s from the BBC TV Programme "Blue Peter" featuring station manager Martin Davies teaching morse code.

the world's greatest radio station

Pathe film from 1932 about Rugby Radio station.

ROYAL VISIT TO HIGHBRIDGE 1958

Footage of HM the Queen's visit to Highbridge (including Portishead Radio station) in 1958.

HTV NEWS - MID 1980S

HTV News broadcast from the mid-1980s. Features an interview with Station Manager Ernie Croskell.

HTV NEWS - GKA FEATURE FROM 1995

Interview for local TV from the 1995 Anniversary celebrations of GKA.

BBC POINTS WEST - GKA FEATURE FROM 1995

Interview for local TV from the 1995 Anniversary celebrations of GKA.

TV CLIPS FROM 2000

Local TV clips from BBC West and HTV showing the end of GKA - with plenty of footage of Sparks (the station cat).

THE LAST BROADCAST

Footage of the last day of service. 30th April 2000.

THE STRANGE VOYAGE OF DONALD CROWHURST

BBC documentary featuring footage of GKA and interviews with R/Os Charles Mander and John Lamb.

THE DEMOLITION OF GKA

Footage of  the demolition of the Highbridge receiving site. The end of an era.