Radio Caroline has very interesting history. It was launched in 1964 by Ronan O’Rahilly as an alternative to mainstream radio stations and a protest against the monopoly of record companies who controlled all popular radio stations. This was an offshore pirate radio as Ronan didn’t obtain any license. His first studio was based on a 702-ton passenger ferry and he broadcasted from international waters.
Caroline is still the best I have been listening for 56 years and nothing else comes near
Great to know that the old lady is still alive and swinging !! My condolance to everyone now Ronan is passed away. Greetings from the Netherlands.
Meant to be 5 stars but it won't go above 4.5! Rigged! A great album station with ace DJs like Nigel Harris, Gary Zeipe, Jerry Wright and the best breakfast DJ ever Tony Paul. Only one set of adverts an hour and no phone ins or endless DJ inane banter, just more music. The only station with its own ship!
The Sound of the Nation! ...and still is 20436 days later!
Great to hear the grand lady of British radio is still going
Henk van Zitteren07.03.2020
A good Radio station I listen all of 1964 off to Radio Caroline Keep up my good friends And shortly we come to visit EI Henk/Dirk
Living Dancing My Memories.....Strangely Enough, Daily Living Routine!!! Works a Treat....Well Done Crew....!!!
Super radio,Voici de la vraie musique,merci Caroline
O’Rahilly gave the name Carolina to his station and his ship after Caroline Kennedy, daughter of the U.S. President. There was a time when this radio station was extremely popular, but it always had semi-legal (and sometimes illegal) status. Radio Caroline changed the ships several times and was sponsored by different people at different periods. People say that at some point even John Lennon funded them.
Currently Radio Caroline broadcasts via satellite and from time to time by so-called restricted service license. It plays album-oriented rock from the 1960s to the present. At our website you can listen to Radio Carolina online. Bookmark this page with a live stream of this radio. Or download our free app for listening to this radio station on your smartphone.
Address: Radio Caroline, PO Box 12524, Maldon, Essex, CM9 9EX