Paul Rusling was a music fan who joined an offshore radio ship, Radio Caroline, as a Disc Jockey in the early 1970s. After obtaining various engineering qualifications he worked for a variety of radio stations across Europe. One of his earliest tasks was equipping the former research ship, the MV Communicator, for high power broadcasting. He has since been involved with several dozen other radio stations including high power stations both private and state controlled. When not engineering or advising radio stations he has written countless newspaper and magazine articles on the subject of music radio and broadcasting politics, management and engineering. He has also published several books on the subject. He lives in East Yorkshire with his wife Anne.