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On 2 Mar 2018 at 3:38pm Jolly Roger wrote:
The 2nd. of March 1968 was the last day that you could listen to the original Radio Caroline.
They soldiered on after all the other pirate radio scuppered by the Marine Offences Bill in 1967- but had to close only because the insurance on the ship had expired. I switched on my tranny on Sunday March 3rd. to find silence. A real body blow for a sixties teenager.
I think we should have a day of silence- not playing music, or listening to any broadcasting- tomorrow as a sign of respect to a lost freedom. Any solidarity on that?
On 2 Mar 2018 at 4:21pm Tranny wrote:
good idea
On 2 Mar 2018 at 4:25pm Buzzard wrote:
They were certainly broadcasting around 1976 because i was on the Suffolk coast at the time and remember hearing them.
On 2 Mar 2018 at 7:40pm Bongo wrote:
I was at art college in the late 70's - early 80's and we had Radio Caroline on pretty much constantly in the background in our classes. The ship they were using by then was in a bit of a state, as I remember they kept broadcasting 'coded' messages to people they knew on the mainland. One of the messages wass that the situation was desperate, and the ship had to be towed to the mainland. End of Radio Caroline for a while.
Now they broadcast online, and still play album tracks - the classics like Pink Floyd etc, and some of the more better of the more recent stuff.
On 3 Mar 2018 at 7:58am Jolly Roger wrote:
There have been many attempts to use the name by others broadcasting since 1968. They even had a licence to operate on FM from Dover harbour some years ago. But the pirates of the sixties led the way to the deregulation we enjoy today, with all the legal commercial stations.

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