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.
Radio Caroline is the best station there is, I've been a regular listener from the very beginning on Easter Sunday in 1964 Slogan of Radio caroline love peace and good music,And that's Caroline i love this Boat, And our friends on this,Barge Greetings from your friend Henk van Zitteren Belgium Border,
WONDERFUL so glad but on occasion I lose you for an hour or two.. I live in London in a block of flats so am wondering if that is the case, so not sure what you can do about it but just in case you can..... but I so LOVE this station, I grew up with it, used to have a little transister radio that I would hide from my mother under the pillow and listen away.. YEAHHH those were the days.. so glad you are back!!
Moscow is here also! Caroline rocks, guys!!!!!
LIsbon-Oeiras salut you!
Listening online from Ottawa Ontario Canada. I love the music here. And love your 'accent'....lol "GREAT STATION" !!!
The best Radio Station on air, not only the main station but Caroline Flashback is fantastic as well
Its nice to hear the good old songs / music , driving on the road in work time.
SIMPLY THE BEST
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!
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.
Radio Caroline, PO Box 12524, Maldon, Essex, CM9 9EX