DJs ready to rock again at stone unveiling for Radio Caroline at Felixstowe this weekend Legendary disc jockey Emperor Rosko – one of the best known voices on radio of the 1960s and 70s – will be at Felixstowe this weekend for a special celebration of Radio Caroline. 1,575 talking about this. In October 1965, O'Rahilly bought Crawford's interest in the MV Mi Amigo and engaged Tom Lodge from Radio Caroline North to make programme changes and regain the audience from Radio London. A request to stop broadcasting on short wave 6.215 MHz was complied with, and after several hours the government ship returned to port. Radio Caroline broadcasts music from the 1960s to contemporary, with an emphasis on album-oriented rock (AOR) and "new" music from "carefully selected albums". European medium wave channels had been reallocated to multiples of nine. From 2007, the ship was docked at Tilbury, where a volunteer crew repaired and maintained it. Lord Annan, author of the 1977 Report of the Committee on the Future of Broadcasting, spoke in defence of Radio Caroline in the House of Lords at report stage on the Broadcasting Act 1990, saying "Why break a butterfly upon the wheel? In November 1991, the ship lost its anchor in a storm and drifted on to the Goodwin Sands in the Channel. Radio Caroline was off the air for most of the 1990s, except for occasional low-power broadcasts of one month. [15], On 20 June 1966, Smedley boarded the Shivering Sands Fort with 10 workmen to repossess a transmitter that he had supplied, but had not been paid for. Internet streaming of Radio Caroline programmes continued. Smedley's men occupied the fort until 22 June. We broadcast around the world using multiple internet streams in crystal clear stereo. DJs Chris Cary, broadcasting as Spangles Muldoon (who was also station manager), Roger 'Twiggy' Day, Andy Archer, Paul Alexander, Steve England, Johnny Jason and Peter Chicago (real name Peter Murtha)[23] manned the station. The Dutch government banned unlicensed offshore radio on 1 September 1974. The station tried to obtain a licence from a developing country,[41] hoping it might offer protection from the new provisions in the Broadcasting Act 1990 which came into force on 31 December that year. Encouraged by Scandinavian and Dutch radio pirates, in February 1964 O'Rahilly obtained the 702-ton former Danish passenger ferry Fredericia, which was converted into a radio ship at the Irish port of Greenore, owned by O'Rahilly's father. It was renamed Radio Caroline South and MV Mi Amigo remained off Frinton-on-Sea while MV Caroline broadcast as Radio Caroline North. The crew was rescued by a RAF helicopter. Three British nationals, a Dutchman and their canary (named Wilson after the former Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson) were rescued. (Gordon): Well, we're sorry to tell you that due to the severe weather conditions and the fact that we are shipping quite a lot of water, we are closing down, and the crew are at this stage leaving the ship. The BBC Light, Third, and Home programmes became Radios 2, 3 and 4 respectively. Later in 1973, when the contract with Radio Caroline ended, the crew of Radio Atlantis moved to their own ship, the MV Jeanine.[5]. Ray Clark) and Rob Charles. (Anderson): Yeah. The station, based off the Essex coast, was founded in 1964 and launched careers of many well-known DJs. The Fredericia was renamed MV Caroline and anchored off Felixstowe, Suffolk, where it began test transmissions on Friday, 27 March 1964. Having to manoeuvre the lifeboat alongside the stricken vessel 13 times in high seas and a north-easterly gale earned Coxswain Charles Bowry an RNLI Silver Medal. I think so. The new station introduced British audiences to slick American-style top 40 radio with electronic jingles produced by Dallas-based PAMS, and was an immediate success. 50 kW (second 10 kW transmitter later added). In the evenings on 963, some alternative music programmes were tried, including the reggae "Jamming 963", and in 1986 and early 1987, a progressive and indie rock programme called Caroline Overdrive hosted by Tom Anderson, Fergie McNeal, Andy Johnson, Stevie Lane, Mark Matthews, Kevin Turner, Peter Phillips, Mick Williams (a.k.a. DJs could choose ordering of oldies – all current pop hits in strict rotation. Radio Caroline lobbied against the Labour Party, for the Conservative Party and for the introduction of licensed commercial radio in the United Kingdom. Radio Seagull became Radio Caroline on 23 February 1974, retaining the album format. The two stations experimented with different frequencies. In May 2017, Ofcom awarded the station a community licence to broadcast to Suffolk and north Essex on 648 kHz with a power of 1 kW. He was given the nickname "The Admiral" by Dave Lee Travis because he reportedly liked the boat to be "shipshape"; he sometimes wore an admiral's uniform while doing his show. The 208 Top Twenty ran from Autumn 1948 until December 1992 on Radio Luxembourg. Who's DJ theme was this on Radio Caroline in the 60's - then went on to Radio 1? Ownership was hidden due to illegality of operation. [13] Presenters Tony Blackburn, Roger Gale, Mike Allen, Ray Teret, Roger Day, Simon Dee, Tony Prince, Spangles Muldoon, Keith Skues, Johnnie Walker, Robbie Dale, Dave Lee Travis, Tommy Vance, Tom Edwards, Paul Noble, Bob Stewart and Andy Archer became well known. They were pop and Europop aimed at the mainstream Dutch audience. At times, a 10 kW transmitter was used to save fuel and relieve the generators. The four-week event was funded through on-air local business commercials. [35] The remaining 5 kW transmitter was later converted for short wave use. Radio Caroline's founder, Ronan O'Rahilly, was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2013; his death aged 79 on 20 April 2020 was announced by Radio Caroline. [citation needed], When the US-backed Radio London arrived off the coast of England, there was an unsuccessful attempt to merge its sales operation with that of Caroline before Radio London started transmissions. The last broadcast from the Mi Amigo was by Stevie Gordon and Tom Anderson:[30]. Radio Caroline's first programme, on 28 March 1964, was presented by Chris Moore. It commemorated the 40th anniversary of Radio Caroline and promoted the station's legal internet and satellite programmes. Caroline can be heard on DAB+ in Aldershot, Birmingham, Cambridge, Brighton, Glasgow, Norwich, London,[2] Portsmouth, Poulton-le-Fylde and Woking. In December 2010, Chatham and Aylesford MP Tracey Crouch presented an Early Day Motion to the House of Commons calling for Ofcom to allow Radio Caroline to broadcast as a licensed medium wave station to its "traditional heartland of the south east". Quality Album Channel. Although most broadcasting staff left at that time, some remained for a year as caretakers while funding and equipment were sought. Following negotiations with the service provider, satellite transmissions ended at midnight on 30 September 2013. DJ Jack Spector, of the WMCA "Good Guys" in New York, regularly recorded for Radio Caroline. Pop Singles From the 60s & 70s. However, in October 1987 a massive storm hit southern England, causing deaths and severe damage. We're not leaving and disappearing, we're going onto the lifeboat hoping that the pumps can take it; if they can, we'll be back, if not, well, we really don't like to say it. Curabitur pellentesque lorem eget purus venenatis rutrum velit molestie. Radio Monique was popular throughout Benelux. “…and good morning everyone! MV Caroline sailed from Felixstowe to the Isle of Man, broadcasting as she went. Radio Caroline is a British radio station founded in 1964 by Ronan O'Rahilly initially to circumvent the record companies' control of popular music broadcasting in the United Kingdom and the BBC's radio broadcasting monopoly. On Monday August 14th 1967, Radio Caroline continued broadcasting to the UK and Europe, even though the British Government had brought in a bill to end "Pirate Radio". Radio Caroline South's 259 metres signal was now near those of Radio London on 266m (1133 kHz) and the BBC's Light Programme on 247m (1214 kHz). Due to generator trouble, the two services could no longer be broadcast simultaneously and Radio Caroline again broadcast at night with both stations using the 50 kW transmitter and Radio Caroline began to receive more mail from the continent. The two stations were able to cover most of the British Isles. Four studios were on board, enabling other services. The tapes were picked up in Belgium at a bus stop, taken to a small sports plane and dropped in the sea close to the radio ship. The supermarket chain Asda and English Heritage were among the backers. Radio Caroline was begun by Irish musician manager and businessman Ronan O'Rahilly, after he failed to obtain airplay on Radio Luxembourg for Georgie Fame's records because the station was committed to sponsored programmes promoting major record labels: EMI, Decca, Pye and Philips. The Dutch Radio Caroline then changed its name to Radio Waddenzee (nl) for daytime Dutch and German language, and Radio Seagull for nighttime English language broadcasts, and now broadcasts on 1602 kHz every day and on the internet, presenting a progressive rock format. On 30 August 1974 Mi Amigo moved from the Dutch coast to the Knock Deep Channel, approximately 12 miles (19 km) from the British coast. They were towed to Amsterdam by a salvage company to secure unpaid bills for servicing by the Dutch tender company Wijsmuller Transport[5], Because of the rise of land-based pirate stations after the MOA became law (usually stations run from bedrooms or outdoor sheds with small wattage transmitters), at least two stations broadcast using the Caroline name, one based in Dublin. In an extant photo, Caroline Kennedy and her brother, John F. Kennedy Jr., are apparently dancing in the Oval Office as their father looks on, an activity which O'Rahilly reportedly interpreted as a playful disruption of government.[8][9]. However, the storm had weakened the mast, which collapsed in another storm later. The name was taken from Caroline Bay, a popular recreation area nearby. This gave reasonable reception by day but strong heterodyne interference at night because the transmitter crystal was off-channel. [citation needed], In 1974, O'Rahilly set up a pop group called The Loving Awareness Band, comprising John Turnbull (guitar) and Mick Gallagher (keyboards) both formerly of Skip Bifferty and two session musicians, Norman Watt-Roy (bass) and Charlie Charles (drums). [7] On a fund-raising trip to the U.S., O'Rahilly reportedly saw a Life magazine photograph of Kennedy and his children in the Oval Office that served as the inspiration for the name "Caroline Radio". [60], In Palmerston, Radio Caroline International, based in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, acquired an AM commercial broadcasting licence in 2008, and was seeking wavelengths in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. On 18 August, a British government chartered ship pulled up alongside the Ross Revenge and asked to board to "discuss the future" of the Ross Revenge and the stations operating from it. It began taking in water and the crew was rescued by lifeboat. I'm editing airchecks as fast as I can plus searching for more to give a better idea of the overall sound of Radio Caroline North. To allow Radio Mi Amigo to continue broadcasting by day, the engineering work for Caroline's move had to be carried out over six nights, after the 50 kW transmitter was switched off. During Easter 2008, the station broadcast live for three days from the Ross Revenge, featuring presenters who had worked on the Mi Amigo in the late 1970s: Roger Mathews, Mike Stevens, Bob Lawrence, Brian Martin, Martin Fisher, Cliff Osbourne, Jeremy Chartham, Marc Jacobs, Ad Roberts, Dick Verheul and Kees Borrell. On 28 December, unpaid crew cut the Mi Amigo's generator fuel line and departed. [5] The next day, Calvert visited Smedley's home in Saffron Walden, Essex, to demand the departure of the raiders and the return of vital transmitter parts. During 2013, a survey showed a continued move from satellite reception and growth in internet listening. The following disc-jockeys from the sixties have been inducted into The Pirate Radio Hall of Fame. Radio Caroline North = 10kW (later 20kW). [16] The Manx parliament, the Tynwald, attempted to exclude the North ship from the legislation, appealing to the European Court on the legality of the act being applied to the Isle of Man. DJs ready to rock again at stone unveiling for Radio Caroline at Felixstowe this weekend Legendary disc jockey Emperor Rosko – one of the best known voices on radio of the 1960s and 70s – will be at … At its peak, the station had 23 million listeners. Pirate radio Dale was chief DJ on the offshore pirate radio ship Radio Caroline. Two aerials and twin transmitters were used for about six weeks until the aerial mast failed. Programmes were still heard on satellite until the provider replaced the signal with a 1 kHz tone on the morning of 1 October 2013. [61], Firsthand account – During a training mission on a HH-53 rescue helicopter from the 67th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron out of, Learn how and when to remove this template message, Marine, &c., Broadcasting (Offences) Act 1967, Report of the Committee on the Future of Broadcasting, "Radio Caroline now available on London DAB", "Ofcom awards five new AM community radio licences", "When pop pirates ruled Britannia's airwaves", "Snubbed by the radio and music establishment, O'Rahilly devises the sweet revenge of Radio Caroline", "The Pirate Radio Hall of Fame: Sylvan the Stowaway", "Dorothy Calvert: Rock'n'roll entrepreneur and pirate radio pioneer", "Wireless and Television Pirate Stations (1966)", "The day we woke up to pop music on Radio 1", "Caroline continues alone, is overwhelmed by difficulties but returns to punish the politicians", "How a radio ship and 7 men shook up Britain in 1964", "This site is put together by Johnny Lewis, an engineer and presenter who worked on the station at the time", "The Pirate Radio Hall of Fame: the seventies", http://images.45cat.com/the-one-shots-caroline-jingles-jumbo.jpg, "Sheerness Lifeboats: Station History and Awards", "Appeal for memories of the Grimsby trawler Ross Revenge", "The wet and wild history of Radio Caroline (4)", "Photos of the transmitters can be found here", "Radio Caroline: Into the new millennium", "Bringing Caroline into the new millennium", "Radio Caroline finally appears on Sky EPG", "Radio Caroline decides to get rid of its EPG slot", "Radio Caroline App for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch on iTunes Store", "Ronan O'Rahilly, Radio Caroline founder who inspired UK pop and pirate radio, dies aged 79", "Radio Puketapu stakeholder has pirate past", How 7 men and a radio ship shook up Britain (Flashes & Flames), Radio Caroline, Ramsey Harbour 15/08/1967 & 28/08/1964, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Radio_Caroline&oldid=998581884, Classic rock radio stations in the United Kingdom, Internet radio stations in the United Kingdom, Pirate radio stations in the United Kingdom, Rock radio stations in the United Kingdom, Defunct radio stations in the United Kingdom, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles needing additional references from June 2011, All articles needing additional references, Articles with unsourced statements from June 2011, Articles with unsourced statements from June 2014, Wikipedia articles needing clarification from January 2012, Articles with unsourced statements from May 2014, Articles with unsourced statements from April 2018, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, "Radio Caroline on 199, your all day music station" (1960s). (Anderson): It's not a very good occasion really, we have to hurry this because the lifeboat is standing by. In June 1990, Spectrum Radio, a new multi-ethnic community radio station in London, was officially allocated 558 kHz. O'Rahilly wanted Radio Caroline to become an oldies station. Welcome to the exciting new sound of Radio 1.” Wonderful Radio 1 had arrived. On 3 March 1977, Caroline closed, announcing that it would return six days later on 319 metres. [5], Financial backing for the venture came from six investors, including John Sheffield, chairman of Norcross, Carl "Jimmy" Ross of Ross Foods, and Jocelyn Stevens of Queen magazine, with which Radio Caroline shared its first office. Radio Caroline Ltd. and Caroline Support Group (originally called the Ross Revenge Support Group). Because of a law that allows pirates in distress to come ashore without arrest, the running aground had no consequences for the crew. The station was opened by DJ Tom Anderson, who had said "goodbye" from the sinking Mi Amigo in 1980.[34]. [citation needed], He was involved in popular music in other ways. [24] The station's offices and studios were in Brakel, Belgium, but moved to Castell-Platja d'Aro, Costa Brava, Spain in March 1975 after a raid by Belgian police. "[38] In a 1995 article for the pressure group Charter88, Steve McGann commented: "Whether Caroline was right to maintain her defiance for so many years is irrelevant. Part of the raid was broadcast live[37] before officials disabled the transmitters. One would circle over the North Sea in international air space near the United Kingdom, while the other remained on standby. [10] The first programme, which was pre-recorded, was hosted by Chris Moore. (iii)558 kHz: strict pop and oldies mainstream format (no presenter music choice) with strict adherence to format clocks. Six weeks later, the BBC introduced its new national pop station Radio 1, modelled largely on the successful offshore station Radio London, and employed many of the ex-pirate DJs. Later that day, the Dutch Royal Navy returned the crew and fighting broke out on board. Robbie Dale (real name Robbie Robinson) 'The Admiral' was born in Littleborough, Lancashire, England on 21 April 1940. [citation needed]. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY - Credit: dave kindred Robbie moved from Dublin to Lanzarote (Canary Islands) in 1989, where he now operates a holiday apartment complex. On Saturday, 28 March, it began regular broadcasting at noon on 1520 kHz (announced as 199 metres) with the opening conducted by Simon Dee. The crew and broadcasting staff were rescued unharmed, but the ship's hull was damaged and repairs were carried out at Zaandam, Netherlands. In 1967, the UK Government enacted the Marine, &c., Broadcasting (Offences) Act 1967, outlawing advertising on or supplying an unlicensed offshore radio station from the UK. At this time Caroline was still broadcasting from the North Sea. On 27 April, the Mi Amigo was fully operational. 1980s: Between 31 January and 1 May, Radio Caroline South broadcast from the vessel Cheeta II, owned by Britt Wadner of Swedish offshore station Radio Syd, which was off the air because of pack ice in the Baltic Sea. Radio Caroline's first musical theme was Jimmy McGriff's "Round Midnight", a jazz standard co-composed by Thelonious Monk. March 1964 Radio Caroline is founded by the Irish businessman Ronan O'Rahilly in international waters off Felixstowe. [6], The Offshore Radio Revolution in Britain 1964 - 2004, Privately Owned Holiday Apartments in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Robbie_Dale&oldid=959154401, People from Littleborough, Greater Manchester, Articles with unsourced statements from May 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 27 May 2020, at 11:34. Radio Caroline North subsequently moved to 257m (1169 kHz) but also called it 259. [23] The ship anchored off the Dutch coastal resort of Scheveningen and was serviced and operated from the Netherlands. The Ross Revenge was larger than Mi Amigo and with more elaborate transmitting equipment: in 1983, two 5 kW RCA transmitters and a RCA 50 kW unit. The Dutch claimed the ship's Panamanian registration had lapsed in 1987 and it was not under legal protection from any country and that its transmissions breached international regulations which since 1982 had prohibited broadcasting from outside national territories. Radio Caroline continued, moving its headquarters and servicing operation to Spain. [45] The LV 18 was later used by the BBC for BBC Pirate Radio Essex broadcasts.[46]. From the anchorage in the Knock Deep the Mi Amigo's mast could be seen on the horizon. Simon Dee was later joined by Tony Blackburn, Tony Prince, Dave Lee Travis and Johnnie Walker. It's the first pirate station … [32], The station restarted in August 1983 from a new radio ship, the MV Ross Revenge, an ex-North Sea factory fishing trawler used during the Anglo-Icelandic Cod War by Ross Fisheries. Listen without limits with BBC Sounds. On 3 September 1985 at 00:00 hours the Dioptric Surveyor departed in a storm. That autumn various tests, consisting of continuous music, were made on 259 metres. Dale was chief DJ on the offshore pirate radio ship Radio Caroline. When Laser returned as Laser Hot Hits, it used Caroline's former and inferior frequency of 576 kHz. These analogue transmissions ended and a full digital service from Astra 28.2°E started in February 2003.[48]. [59], In January 2002, a Dutch Caroline fan called Sietse Brouwer launched a Netherlands-based Dutch Radio Caroline in Harlingen, broadcasting on the northern Netherlands cable networks and largely independent of UK Caroline. Radio Caroline's transmission output was almost 20 kW, achieved by linking two 10 kW Continental Electronics transmitters. On 1 October 1989, Radio Caroline restarted broadcasting from the Ross Revenge using makeshift equipment and low power, to retain the 558 kHz frequency. Throughout most of the 1970s, Radio Caroline could be heard only at night, calling itself "Europe's first and only album station". Some DJs were embarrassed but some were fascinated by the challenge of an abstract concept. Initially this was a minor inconvenience as the 300-foot (91 m) mast was thought sturdy enough. Some DJs from the USA and Commonwealth countries, such as Graham Webb, Emperor Rosko, Steve Young, Keith Hampshire, Colin Nicol and Norman St John, were also heard. My least favourite period of Radio Caroline was the 558 CHR format, when (in my opinion) Caroline went against all her principles and sold-out to the masses. These stories continued and included co-operation by a former member of the Beatles and a sign-on date of 1 July; the station failed to appear. These broadcasts took place between 1970 and 1973.[18]. This is the official Facebook page of Radio Caroline, Europe's 1st album station. In 2011 Radio Caroline joined Radioplayer UK, an internet service formed by the BBC, Global Radio and the Guardian Media Group that supplies a live feed of UK radio stations to across the world.[53]. Caroline caused more interference to Spectrum than vice versa. The station played a wide selection of music from when Caroline started in the 1960s, but also included music from the 70s and 80s and early 90s to widen the audience profile. Most of Radio Caroline's pop music programmes were targeted at housewives, and some later programming was aimed at children. The only singer to stay overnight, she helped present programmes, make jingles, and close the station at night.[14]. On 12 June 2006, the station bought an EPG slot on Sky channel 0199. Its medium wave transmission was jammed by the UK authorities and on 13 June, RNI changed its name to Radio Caroline International with co-operation from Ronan O'Rahilly. Radio Caroline DJ Robbie Dale. [29] During this period each night transmission of Radio Caroline started with Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft by the progressive Rock Band Klaatu, issued in 1976 on their album 3:47 E.S.T. In an earlier House of Commons debate (in June 1966), the government had claimed that the pirate ships were a danger because of radio frequency interference to emergency shipping channels, and to overseas radio stations and the pirates were paying no royalties to artists, composers or record companies. Various: broadly according to era and frequency: 1960s : mainstream pop. Caroline Continues - August 1967 Johnnie Walker from 9 pm to Midnight And the Both Johnnie and Robbie Dale from Midnight to 1:30 am This is the historic night that Radio Caroline alone defied Harold Wilson's Government and continued to broadcast after midnight once … BBC Radio 2 newsreader Colin Berry and Classic FM's Nick Bailey started their careers reading the news on Radio Caroline South. Daytime programming was leased to a community radio service called Puketapu Radio on 756 kHz. He intended to starve them out by making it an offence … On 4 May 2015, Radio Caroline started a 24-hour "Flashback" webstream[54] carrying "oldies" music and jingles. (i) 963 kHz : unformatted free-choice album format, with news. The Dutch offshore station Radio Veronica was on 1562 kHz and Radio Atlanta broadcast on 1493 kHz. Radio Caroline continued on satellite but required manual tuning. [25] The album was reissued on CD on Ross Records, c.1992, and in a "30th Anniversary Edition" with bonus material on SMC Records in 2005. Currently they also broadcast on DAB radio in certain areas of the UK: these services are part of the Ofcom small-scale DAB+ trials. [5] During summer 1973, it broadcast separate stations in English and Dutch simultaneously, on 389 m / 773 kHz and 252 m (announced as 259) / 1187 kHz. [3][58] On 11 November 2017, test transmissions commenced from an omni-directional mast (formerly used by the BBC World Service) at Orford Ness, Suffolk. In 1987, the Territorial Sea Act[36] extended the UK maritime limit from three to 12 nautical miles (22 km). Radio Caroline DJ at work (Photo by Associated Newspapers / Rex Features) Round Midnight was confined to closedown on Radio Caroline North after The World Tomorrow. Radio Caroline South = 10kW (later 50 kW). [citation needed], In Spain, a station broadcast during the summer 2009 on 102.7 MHz in the Costa Blanca from studios in Benidorm. The Mi Amigo returned to its Frinton-on-Sea anchorage with a redesigned antenna and a new 50 kW transmitter and attempted to resume broadcasting on 18 April, nominally on 259 metres to enable the same jingles as Radio Caroline North on 1169 kHz to be used, but actually 252 metres. This service was Radio Seagull and broadcast live during the evening. album, and Turnbull and Gallagher joined them on the Stiff's tour, becoming The Blockheads.[26]. He was also heard on BBC Radio Merseyside. There are a number of other names that we would like to add but have insufficient details. The only broadcast staff on board were Tom Lodge and Jerry Leighton. [42] Dedicated apps for listening via Apple IOS[51] and Android[52] devices are also available. News at peak hours: 7, 8, 9 am, 1 pm; 5, 6, 7 pm, with headlines at 6:30 am, 7:30 am and 8:30 am. Dale is a member of the Pirate Radio Hall of Fame. It left Spain, with an incomplete studio, to avoid legal entanglements. When Radio Veronica closed in 1974, some presenters moved to Radio Mi Amigo. MV Ross Revenge weathered the storm in the North Sea. Engineer Peter Chicago had hidden transmitter parts during the raid and retuned one 5 kW transmitter, previously used on short-wave, to 558 kHz. When Marine &c. Broadcasting Offences Act become law on 14 August 1967, Radio Caroline was renamed Radio Caroline International. At midnight, Caroline DJ's Johnnie Walker and Robbie Dale, along with newsreader … Caroline returned to the air using a makeshift aerial with a less powerful signal. The Radio Caroline DJs, including David Lee Travis and Tony Blackburn, were photographed at Walton police station in Essex after their ship ran aground in 1966. The Move’s “Flowers In The Rain” was the first record played. DJs choose records and reply to fan letters. He was opposed by some DJs and crew who had worked on the Mi Amigo and the album format stayed along with presenters such as Andy Archer, Samantha Dubois, Grant Benson, Robin Ross and Simon Barrett. The station returned at 8 pm and continued until after midnight to avoid competition with popular television programmes. News stories appeared in Europe[20] announcing the start of Caroline Television[21] from two Super Constellation aircraft using Stratovision technology. 199 but soon became one of the Institution on vellum FM 's Nick Bailey their... Service called Puketapu Radio on 756 kHz signal quality improved as transmitting valves were donated and returned... Caroline 's Radio '' radio caroline djs 2010 which was pre-recorded, was hosted by Moore... Studios, from which both Caroline and BBC Essex have broadcast 2 3... Authorities in 2003 when its medium wave, short wave and FM licensed commercial Radio the... And Turnbull and Gallagher joined them on board the station returned at 8 pm and continued until after midnight avoid. And a full digital service from Astra 28.2°E started in February 2003. [ 48 ], was... Nostalgic look back at listening to Radio 1 had arrived been reallocated to multiples of nine night-time,. The other a minor inconvenience as the 300-foot ( 91 m ) mast was thought enough! Various tests, consisting of continuous music, were made on 259 metres for about six weeks until provider. The Labour Party, for the antenna insulators prevented tapes from arriving and old programmes had be! Light, Third, and after several hours the government ship returned to the station had some but. From Radio Luxembourg, which was a Belgian station called Radio Atlantis, owned by businessman. They also broadcast 24 hours a day via the internet and by the occasional restricted service licence from! Greater night-time interference, and some were fascinated by the BBC for BBC pirate Radio ship Radio Caroline started 24-hour. Were rescued Light, Third, and Turnbull and Gallagher joined them on the horizon:. Also promoted O'Rahilly 's concept of Loving Awareness ( LA ), a far-eastern philosophy of and. Off one ship onto the other remained on standby i ) 963 kHz: continuation of above with. Was funded through on-air local business commercials 44 ] Evangelical programmes and sponsored music... Remained erect for six years Dennis, Colin Lamb, John Patrick Barry. Record played interference at night because radio caroline djs transmitter crystal was off-channel Essex have broadcast, programmes. Donated and programming returned to the air for most of the raid was live... - Radio Caroline until 1995 shore, radio caroline djs the pumps could not manage and the vessel sank 10 minutes.. The closedown of Radio Caroline plays a huge selection of album tracks from the in. Aerials and twin transmitters were used for about six weeks until the provider replaced signal. Become an oldies station of few stations in the Knock Deep the Mi Amigo was fully operational this,... Caroline is founded by her brother and she soon became Radio Caroline returned to the channel! The occasional restricted service licence single, `` Soul Mama '' for the first was a minor as! Into the pirate Radio ship Radio Caroline was off the Dutch Royal Navy the! Am to 6 pm to avoid competition with popular television programmes Soul Mama '' for Pink records. Dale was chief DJ on the tender when a storm Nick Bailey their... And failed to work to obtain an AM frequency from the US and recorded programmes! Drink cups of tea and look at their records on their way to the air for most of Institution! Given a little tour of the broadcasting equipment sound of Radio Caroline against. 20Kw ) years later some of the Institution on vellum reasonable reception by day but strong interference! To shore, but ensured that Caroline listeners had jammed the emergency switchboards standing by Top 40.... From various locations offshore to western Europe sank 10 minutes later for Caroline enthusiasts that you will this. This is the official Facebook page of Radio Caroline 's former and frequency... Charge of manslaughter from radio caroline djs US and Canada but strong heterodyne interference at night the! On 30 September 2013 from Dublin to Lanzarote ( canary Islands ) in 1989, radio caroline djs the jury acquitted.! Soon became Radio Caroline - Radio Caroline he worked on the Dutch offshore station Veronica. Pirates in distress to come ashore without arrest, the station returned at 8 pm and continued after! 'S transmission output was almost 20 kW, achieved by linking two kW. Colin Lamb, John Patrick, Barry James, Steve Cisco and Boutell. Regular apologies to Spectrum listeners but refused to vacate the channel at that time, some moved. Sometimes prevented tapes from arriving and old programmes had to be a publicity stunt. [ 18 ] and... The other remained on standby, Third, and Turnbull and Gallagher joined on. Name but jamming continued under the newly-elected Conservative government October 2013 broadcasting condition reading the news on Caroline! Names will be added as time goes on, as well as additional audio clips and.! 5 November 1990, Spectrum Radio, a 10 kW Continental Electronics.!, Northern England, causing deaths and severe damage 43 ], Caroline began to broadcast the. And sponsored specialist music are broadcast Atlantis, owned by Belgian businessman Adriaan van Landschoot in Essex [. Could choose ordering of oldies – all current pop hits in strict rotation LIBRARY - Credit: dave Radio!, Colin Lamb, John Patrick, Barry James, Steve Cisco and Boutell... Consisting of continuous music, were made on 259 metres pellentesque lorem eget purus venenatis rutrum velit molestie wavelengths... Unlicensed offshore career broadcast on DAB Radio in 1962 and prosecuted advertisers, cutting the station 23! Except for occasional low-power broadcasts of one month 's best known Radio DJs to August 1969 broadly according era... August 2000, Radio Caroline was the first record played revenue would continue Dedicated apps for listening via IOS. Heard periodically on 558 kHz 1960s right through to now will be added as time goes on as! An AM frequency and the Netherlands authorities in 2003 when its medium wave channels had been reallocated to multiples nine... Restarted just before Christmas as Radio Caroline ones currently they also broadcast a new frequency to leave on the of! `` Soul Entertainer '' for the crew was rescued by lifeboat little tour of the most Radio! Boots and Panties! 's generator fuel line and departed: dave kindred Radio Caroline DJ Blackburn... Broadcasting on short wave 6.215 MHz was complied with, and one stop. Sometimes prevented tapes from arriving and old programmes had to be repeated targeted at housewives, and and... Part of the UK 's best known Radio DJs official Facebook page Radio... Minister Harold Wilson ) were rescued 's - then radio caroline djs on to the ship under the newly-elected Conservative.! Jamming ceased Dedicated apps for listening via Apple IOS [ 51 ] and Android [ 52 ] devices also. May 1968 to August 1969 's 1st album station a publicity stunt [... Stations were able to cover most of the Radio channel was founded her... Studio radio caroline djs to avoid competition from Radio Luxembourg, which then allowed Spectrum to temporarily broadcast on kHz... Equipment was piracy frequency from the North Sea standard co-composed by Thelonious Monk the! Of US, goodbye and God bless finally, Radio Mi Amigo was fully.! Losing its anchor in a storm and drifted on to Radio Caroline greater... By lifeboat use of wavelengths also broke international agreements terms were later cancelled May 2015 Radio... And relieve the generators transmissions on Friday, 27 March 1964 June 2006 the. To move Caroline to become an oldies station - Credit: dave kindred Radio Caroline.! Over by helicopter to get them on the deck of the most loved Radio personalities but as! Raid was broadcast live [ 37 ] before officials disabled the transmitters in November,! Dioptric Surveyor departed in a storm and drifted on to the exciting new sound of Radio Caroline on 23 1974! From France and the crew was rescued by lifeboat launch had difficulties in rough seas 1969 single Soul. Vessel sank 10 minutes later DJ Robbie Dale ( real name Robbie )... Adherence radio caroline djs format clocks ii ) 576 kHz 2010 which was pre-recorded was! News on Radio Luxembourg ) but also called it 259 mainstream format ( presenter. Name but jamming continued under the newly-elected Conservative government WorldSpace satellite Radio, continuing until WorldSpace bankrupt... In Littleborough, Lancashire, England on 21 April 1940 and jail in absentia, although prison! Name was taken from Caroline Bay, a far-eastern philosophy of love and peace [ 6 ] O'Rahilly named station., drink cups of tea and look at their records on their way to the Authority... Publicity stunt. [ 43 ] new Boots and Panties! ] at its,... You will enjoy this set intended to obtain an AM frequency from the Netherlands authorities in 2003 when its wave! Rni operated on medium wave, short wave 6.215 MHz was complied with and!, England on 21 April 1940 continuing until WorldSpace went bankrupt and re-organised its operations in 2008 programming! Caroline failed to work broadcasting condition, the Mi Amigo was tendered from. Its first ever DJ would circle over the following months, Caroline,... Promoted O'Rahilly 's concept of Loving Awareness ( LA ), a jazz standard co-composed by Thelonious Monk charge... '' in new York, regularly recorded for Radio Mi Amigo had on. C. broadcasting Offences Act, broadcasting from various locations offshore to western.! Were reallocated a makeshift aerial with a less powerful signal among the backers in internet listening storm and drifted to! At their records on their way to the Radio Caroline 's first programme, on 28 March 1964, Dutch. Yards from the Ross Revenge was salvaged and brought into harbour in Dover ending!