In the March 5th, 1970 issue of Good Times, an article titled, "Electric Anarchy" was published. Although the author wrote under the name "Orkney," it can be assumed this article was actually penned by Richard Gaikowski since it describes his alleged travels in Ireland. In the article, Orkney mentioned that fact that both The Times and Guardian newspapers mocked the fact that Radio Free Derry used donated equipment from Eastern Europe to set up their broadcasting station --
"This is Radio Free Derry, broadcasting with 10,000 pounds(about $24,000)worth of equipment which was given to us by an Eastern European country." The next day the Times of London and Manchester Guardian had screaming headlines saying "Red Radio in Derry." We all got a good laugh from this.
In July, 2015, I contacted journalist Dan van der Vat, who was on assignment in Ireland in January, 1969 and wrote an article about Radio Free Derry. In addition to his distinguished journalism career, Dan has also authored several books on naval history. Here are his comments about the alleged headlines regarding Radio Free Derry --
One thing jumped out at me in the "electric anarchy" piece: the description of "screaming headlines" in The Times and The Guardian about "Red radio in Derry." Neither paper had screaming headlines in those days, any more than they do now, and neither would use the word Red politically in any headline or report, then or now.