- Who were the original DJs on Radio Caroline?
- Can you still listen to Radio Caroline?
- Did a pirate radio ship really sink?
- What was the first pirate radio station?
- How can I listen to Caroline?
- Where is Radio Caroline moored?
- What happened to the ship Radio Caroline?
- When did Radio Caroline end?
- Did Caroline boat sink?
- Can you get Radio Caroline on FM?
- What was Tony Blackburn’s first record on Radio Caroline?
- Who played the first record on Radio Caroline?
Who were the original DJs on Radio Caroline?
Radio Caroline was founded in 1964 to play pop music all day, at a time when broadcasting was dominated by the BBC and pop was played for an hour a week.
Disc jockeys Johnnie Walker (left) and Robbie Dale were DJs for the station, which continued to broadcast after the act passed..
Can you still listen to Radio Caroline?
Radio Caroline was founded in 1964 and broadcast from ships until 1991, when the Ross Revenge was shipwrecked off the Kent coast. The station continued to exist, and is currently an internet and digital service.
Did a pirate radio ship really sink?
DUBBED ‘the ship that rocked the world’, pirate pop radio station Radio Caroline sank in heavy seas in the Thames Estuary. In a rescue operation lasting 12 hours, the crew of four was taken from the station’s ship, Mi Amigo, after it broke away from its permanent moorings near Southend and drifted on to a sandbank.
What was the first pirate radio station?
Radio MercurThe first of the ‘modern’ pirates was actually Radio Mercur, which operated from a small fishing boat off Denmark in 1958. It didn’t last too long, but was joined by Radio Veronica off the Dutch coast in April 1960 (and which would keep broadcasting for the next 15 years).
How can I listen to Caroline?
Listen in on 648 AM in the South and South-East, on 1368 AM in the North and North-West courtesy of our friends at Manx Radio, the Radio Caroline app and around the world online here (via the Manx AM Radio Player).
Where is Radio Caroline moored?
Essexpirate coverage of pop music On Easter, 1964, Radio Caroline began broadcasting from a ship anchored in international waters off the coast of Essex in southeastern England.
What happened to the ship Radio Caroline?
Despite the sinking, Radio Caroline lives on. Its last ship was the MV Ross Revenge and it kept going at sea until November 5, 1990, when it ran out of supplies and closed down.
When did Radio Caroline end?
The Radio Caroline name was used to broadcast from international waters, using five different ships with three different owners, from 1964 to 1990, and via satellite from 1998 to 2013.
Did Caroline boat sink?
‘ But 40 years ago today (Thursday) the Mi Amigo, home to original pop pirates Radio Caroline, finally disappeared beneath the waves in a violent force 10 storm. … DJ Tom Anderson, who was on board when the ship started to sink, later revealed the state of the Mi Amigo in its final days.
Can you get Radio Caroline on FM?
Radio Caroline is a public digital radio station radio. UK Free TV shows the coverage area for a radio transmitter as a coloured overlay (orange for FM, other colours for DAB) on the grey map.
What was Tony Blackburn’s first record on Radio Caroline?
Rag Doll by the Four SeasonsThe first record I ever played on Radio Caroline in 1964 at 4pm in the afternoon was Rag Doll by the Four Seasons !! Such a great song still.
Who played the first record on Radio Caroline?
Jimmy McGriffThe first test broadcast was heard at 23:55, on 1495 Khz, with the first record being Around Midnight by Jimmy McGriff, which became Radio Caroline’s first theme tune. This was followed by the Beatles ‘Can’t buy me love’.