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Author Topic: Veronica founder ‘Bull’ Verweij dies at 100  (Read 1641 times)

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Veronica founder ‘Bull’ Verweij dies at 100
« on: February 19, 2010, 1607 UTC »
Veronica founder ‘Bull’ Verweij dies at 100
February 19th, 2010 - 14:59 UTC
by Andy Sennitt.

One of the great characters of Dutch broadcasting, Henk (’Bull’) Verweij, has passed away at the age of 100. In 1960, together with his brothers Dirk and Jaap, the Hilversum businessman set up Radio Veronica, which broadcast from sea until 1974. In 1972, Verweij was found guilty of being one of the people behind the bombing of rival offshore broadcaster Radio Noordzee International, and served a three month prison sentence. But his contribution to commercial broadcasting in the Netherlands was recognised last year when he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the present-day Radio Veronica.

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Re: Veronica founder ‘Bull’ Verweij dies at 100
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2010, 2157 UTC »
Aw hell.  That aint even fair.
How the hell am I going to pronounce "Verweij" on tomorrows show ?!?

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Re: Veronica founder ‘Bull’ Verweij dies at 100
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2010, 2238 UTC »
Incorrectly?  Just a guess.

 

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