REMEMBERING THE PIRATE RADIO STATIONS WITH MIKE MARWICK & JOHNNY WALKER

Written by on 12/08/2013

 Radio Caroline

Remembering Radio Caroline before the Marine Offences Act was enacted on 15th August 1967 Mike Marwick talks to possible the most famous of the British Pirate Radio Station Deejays Johnny Walker Wednesday 14th August at 1.00pm.

Mike plays some of Johnny’s favourite tunes from way back in the day and also name checks many of the other Deejays including some of the famous music theme tunes

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Radio Caroline considered by some as the most famous of the Pirate Radio Stations was founded in 1964 by Ronan O’Rahilly to circumvent the record companies’ control of popular music broadcasting in the United Kingdom and the BBC‘s radio broadcasting monopoly.

Unlicensed by any government for most of its early life, it was considered a pirate radio station.

Radio Caroline began test broadcasts during the evening of 27 March 1964, and commenced regular programming at noon the following day, on 28 March. It broadcast from a former Danish ferry,

 

 

the Fredericia renamed MV Caroline and anchored three miles (5 km) off the coast of Felixstowe, just outside British territorial waters. In April 1964, Radio Atlanta began broadcasting from the MV Mi Amigo, a former coaster anchored off Harwich. Both stations operated independently for several months but the companies’ sales operations were later merged.

The Caroline moved to an anchorage off RamseyIsle of Man and broadcast as Radio Caroline North while the MV Mi Amigo remained off Essex broadcasting as Radio Caroline South.

The British government considered both operations to be pirate radio stations.

Both ships remained independently owned until December 1965, when the owners of Radio Caroline North bought Radio Caroline South.

In 1966 the British Postmaster General Tony Benn introduced a Bill to Parliament that outlawed unlicensed offshore broadcasting, which became the Marine Offences Act and was enacted on 15 August 1967. The two Radio Caroline ships continued to broadcast with operations controlled from the Netherlands. In March 1968

 

 

 Remembering Radio Caroline before the Marine Offences Act and was enacted on 15th August 1967 Mike Marwick talks to possible the most famous of the British Pirate Radio Station Deejays Johnny Walker Wednesday 14th August at 1.00pm.

Mike plays some of Johnny’s favourite tunes from way back in the day and also name checks many of the other Deejays including some of the famous music theme tunes

Radio Caroline considered by some as the most famous of the Pirate Radio Stations was founded in 1964 by Ronan O’Rahilly to circumvent the record companies’ control of popular music broadcasting in the United Kingdom and the BBC‘s radio broadcasting monopoly.

Unlicensed by any government for most of its early life, it was considered a pirate radio station.

Radio Caroline began test broadcasts during the evening of 27 March 1964, and commenced regular programming at noon the following day, on 28 March. It broadcast from a former Danish ferry, the Fredericia renamed MV Caroline and anchored three miles (5 km) off the coast of Felixstowe, just outside British territorial waters. In April 1964, Radio Atlanta began broadcasting from the MV Mi Amigo, a former coaster anchored off Harwich. Both stations operated independently for several months but the companies’ sales operations were later merged.

The Caroline moved to an anchorage off RamseyIsle of Man and broadcast as Radio Caroline North while the MV Mi Amigo remained off Essex broadcasting as Radio Caroline South.

The British government considered both operations to be pirate radio stations.

Both ships remained independently owned until December 1965, when the owners of Radio Caroline North bought Radio Caroline South.

In 1966 the British Postmaster General Tony Benn introduced a Bill to Parliament that outlawed unlicensed offshore broadcasting, which became the Marine Offences Act and was enacted on 15 August 1967. The two Radio Caroline ships continued to broadcast with operations controlled from the Netherlands. In March 1968

 

 

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