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Pirate Radio in the 1960'S

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Pirate Radio in the 1960'S

Who remembers this then.
Now Johnnie Walker from Radio Caroline is broadcasting from the sea again,.......

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/piratejohnniewalker/gallery/index.shtml#gallery4151
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Re: Pirate Radio in the 1960'S

I have it on  Smiley
It's funny, to contact the show you have to write a letter, postcard or stuck down envelope.
pierre_pierre
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Re: Pirate Radio in the 1960'S

BBC Essex have run previous programs from a Lightship, now Tomorrow 8th Feb at 1500 they are starting a regular program with the old Pirate music
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0023mfx  You can listen live at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/bbc_radio_essex/
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Re: Pirate Radio in the 1960'S

Radio Caroline is still online @
http://www.radiocaroline.co.uk/#sky_content.html%%0%%0%%0 and on Sky channel 0199 they have several email address on the website. I remember it when it first came out and like a lot of other SWL's with communication equipment used to send signal strength report in  so they could get the best power out of the system as they often moved about.
The only problem with Pirate radio is they gave us Tony Blackburn. Who can remember the other old DJ like Emperor Rosco there were a few stations some I cant remember
    * Radio Caroline North
    * Radio Caroline South
    * Radio 270
    * Wonderful Radio London
    * Swinging Radio England
    * Radio Scotland
    * Radio City
    * Radio 390
    * Radio North Sea International
    * Radio Kaleidoscope
pierre_pierre
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Re: Pirate Radio in the 1960'S

a lot about BBC Essex last Aprils 40th Anniversary week on the LV!8 here http://www.bbc.co.uk/essex/pirate/keith_skues.shtml
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Re: Pirate Radio in the 1960'S

@mal
Nice one.
@samuria
Hi. There's a couple missing from that list, but I can't remember what they are at this instant (brain elsewhere). I'm sure I have some notes/logs of all the ones that I could receive. I'll have to go hunting, it might take a while (other priorities) so don't expect a quick response.
@pierre
Thanks for the links pierre, I'm going to pass them on to a couple of friends who will be interested. (PS. re last April's broadcasts, I did give it a quick listen at the time).
Chris.
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Re: Pirate Radio in the 1960'S

Was Radio Luxembourg a pirate station?
pierre_pierre
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Re: Pirate Radio in the 1960'S

No
pierre_pierre
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Pirate Radio in the 1960'S

How was the BBC Essex program then?  I have an out of focus hazy full zoom video of the LV18 in its Film paint job, not worth doing a screen shot and posting it in my opinion
http://www.lv18.co.uk/
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Re: Pirate Radio in the 1960'S

We had a pirate station in MK about 9 years ago (cant remember its name off the top of my head) which was on air for about two weeks and was broadcast from a notorious tower block called Mellish Court which is about 2.5 miles from me.
Wasn't a bad attempt actually, they were using an FM transmitter and equipment sounded ok too.
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Pirate Radio in the 1960'S

Yes that is a good press release, it was first announced during the Pirate Broadcast On  Sunday 15th  towards the end of the program