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.
I would like to update this. A minimum subscription of £7.50 per month for a quarterly online "news letter". This needs ISBN, ISSN numbers etc.
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!
very very good wonderful.......
Way back in 1964 i was 17yrs of age,i rode a big motorbike,had long hair, and then my world was awakened by RADIO CAROLINE and a dj who went by the name of THE EMPEROR ROSKO and i was hooked. thanks to all at caroline keep up the good music and my memories will do the rest.
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Great rock station i hear for the firs in the 70 the lp track station with Status quo, Who, B J Harvest,, Deep Purpel , and more !
I found Radio Caroline using a frequency tracker for all radio stations in the world, it is a great radio and has a really cool music program. Congratulations!
Every day joing the wonderful music and nice dj's voices.
O’Rahilly gave the name Caroline 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 George Harrison funded them.
Currently Radio Caroline broadcasts on 648kHz AM to the east of England and on DAB+ in Aldershot/Woking, Norwich, Portsmouth, Glasgow, Birmingham, Brighton and London. It plays album-oriented rock from the 1960s to the present.
At our website you can listen to Radio Caroline online. Bookmark this page with a live stream or download our free app to listen on your smartphone.
Address: Radio Caroline, PO Box 12524, Maldon, Essex, CM9 9EX