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Radio Santa Monica USA and Radio Veronica USA seek to play music that is not being aired anywhere else. We have the willingness to explore and take risks to lead to the world in breaking new artists.
We are founded in the tradition of Radio Veronica (see history below) the most famous pirate radio station of all time that broadcast from a ship off the coasts of The Netherlands and England in the 1960’s.
In addition to providing the music we will give listeners personal information about the emerging artists to allow them to better engage with their audience to develop rapport.
Radio Veronica USA will have the widest range of variety ever played on a single station from underground hip hop to electronic dance, world music, country and hard rock. Radio Santa Monica USA will feature indie rock.
Radio Veronica USA and Radio Santa Monica USA are interactive stations providing an opportunity for any listener to send in a play list and become a featured DJ or VJ.
We will search the world to find the best emerging artists and the greatest songs. We have a goal to become the most popular online radio stations in the history of mankind with listenership worldwide exceeding 1 billion.
In addition to playing music we will promote kindness, appreciation for the gift of life, compassion and entrepreneurship, particularly social entrepreneurship, and positive thinking. We will only accept sponsors that have a social good to their purpose. Our news programs will highlight positive developments of compassion and entrepreneurship. Radio Veronica USA and Radio Santa Monica USA affiliate companies under the Leonhardt Ventures www.leonahardtventures.com umbrella include Kindheart Lionheart Media Publishing www.kindheartlionheart.com an inspirational books, movies and music company and Kindheart Lionheart Adventures www.lionheartadventures.com a firm that promotes charitable giving vacations. The stations are also affiliated with a number of organizations that help artists raise capital for production of their music, distribution, marketing and tours.
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Inspiration History for Radio Veronica USA -
Radio Veronica was an offshore radio station that began broadcasting in 1960, and broadcast from offshore for over fourteen years. It was set up by independent radio, TV and household electrical retailers in the Netherlands to stimulate the sales of radio receivers by providing an alternative to the Netherlands state-licensed stations in Hilversum
Broadcasts began on 21 April 1960. The station announced itself as VRON (Vrije Radio Omroep Nederland; Free Radio Station [of the] Netherlands) but changed to Radio Veronica, after the poem "Het Zwarte Schaap Veronica" — The Black Sheep Veronica — by the children's poet Annie M. G. Schmidt.
After the station's closure. some of its staff applied for a broadcasting licence and continued as a legal organization with the same name.
The original Radio Veronica became the most popular station in the Netherlands. It broadcast from a former lightship Borkum Riff anchored off the Dutch coastline. The ship was fitted with a horizontal antenna between the fore and aft masts, fed by a one-kilowatt transmitter. Most of its programmes were recorded in a studio on the Zeedijk in Hilversum. At the end of the 1960s the studios and offices moved to bigger premises on the Utrechseweg in Hilversum.
For a short time the station also ran an English-language service under the call letters CNBC (Commercial Neutral Broadcasting Company). Later the Borkum Riff was replaced by a former trawler, the MV Norderney.