Updated: 8th August 2016 Issue: 1
Radio from the magical isles in the Mediterranean sea in the first quarter of 2002
|Calypso 102.3 "Sweepers"|
Replaced but not forgotten, the original "banana-boat" ferries
Fishing between the islands using hand crafted nets
102.3 Calypso FM - The first Retro Night at the Artisans' Market, Bay Street, St George's Bay, St Julian's
|Calypso 102.3 Retro-Set|
Some of the 500 attending
Joe Spiteri boasting again!
Sammy Mifsud at the Gharghur transmitter site switches the 2k back on after we'd cooked it!
Stephanie with Paul, Margot, Michelle, & Rachel
|Calypso 102.3 Commercial sequence|
Our Saviour Monument at Marselforn
View from the top seaward over Marselforn
Intrepid crew Jason, Bob, Alvin, & Stephan descend
The spectacular Azure Window at Id-Dwejra Gozo
|Calypso 102.3 News pre-amble|
Malta's oldest "Fort St Angelo", former Knights of Malta HQ in Vittoriosa majestically guarding Grand Harbour
6/12/06 - In a year’s time Fort St Angelo will be transformed into a high-class spa and health club amounting to an investment of Lm1.5 million, Roads and Urban Development Minister Jesmond Mugliett said yesterday.
Mr Mugliett was visiting the construction works at the Royal Navy Distillery and Ward Building at Fort St Angelo in Cottonera.
He pointed out that Cottonera is experiencing investment from all sectors like it never was before.
“The demand for this area has grown and the money invested will renew Cottonera,” said Mr Mugliett. The Cottonera Waterfront Group is part of the consortium restoring the two areas in Fort St Angelo which has been abandoned for over 20 years, he added.
“The health club and spa will continue adding to Cottonera’s appeal and different types of people, including foreigners, will be attracted to the area,” he pointed out.
The fort was left abandoned for many years and the project will restore the building to its former glory. Minister Mugliett explained that the consortium is working to remove structures which were put up in the seventies. “The dividing walls put up in the granaries will be knocked down and the expanded polystyrene (jablo) soffits which hid the architectural characteristics will be removed. The access to the sentry box next to the bastions will also be re-opened.”
The project goes hand-in-hand with the government’s vision to bring back Malta’s cultural beauty and heritage through private-public partnership, he added.
Mr Mugliett pointed out that the health club will continue adding to the diversity of establishments already available on the waterfront - PBS Malta
The Maltese Archipelago with an aerial view of Valletta
Try it, you'll enjoy - Malta's local brew "Chisk"
Hear more of Malta & Radio Calypso in Calypso 102
Calypso FM closed down for the final time this morning. Radio Maria a Catholic Radio Station began playing hymns & prayer meetings from noon today on the former 102.3 frequency of Calypso FM heated argument going on in the press between Fr Benedict (the owner) and Enzo Gusman
Having been an integral part of this adventure, thought you should know. Cheers Pierre Mejalak - 30th June 2004
Calypso Radio's back on the air in Malta - Simon 15/11/04
Hear the new model at http://www.calypsoradio998.com
The latest Maltese Radio Audience Sweep published December 2004
Super One Radio - 18.6% Radio Malta - 16.1% Bay Radio - 14.5%
Radio 101 - 11.2% Radju Ta Kulhadd - 8.7% Capital Radio - 7.9%
Smash Radio - 8.3% Radio Marija - 5.4% Community Radio Stations - 3.7%
Parliament Radio - 2.1% XFM - 2.1% A3FM - 0.8%
Campus FM - 0.8%
N.B. Calypso doesn't feature as only just returned to the air
Was it Calypso that had a news intro at one point the same as used on Wave 105.2 in the UK. Wave105 I thought Calypso was great it's sad it's closed. Listening to Calypso 988 they've severly changed everything except the name -pity? - Tom Crome