UPDATED JUNE 2013
New this month: we go back 40 years to remember the brief period in 1973 when Radio Caroline operated two separate services from the mv Mi Amigo in part three of
Caroline In The Seventies; we have some fascinating press cuttings from 1966, courtesy of correspondent Mike Lewis, and we review
the first of the two biographies of Kenny Everett being published this year, Cupid
Stunts - The Life and Radio Times of Kenny Everett by David & Caroline Stafford. See the contents page and DJ Directories of the sixties,
seventies and eighties for full details of the website.
And speaking of Cuddly Ken, it has been revealed that the other book, Hello Darlings - The Authorised
Biography of Kenny Everett by James Hogg and Robert Sellers, is going to have a soundtrack to accompany it. Capital Radio Yorkshire presenter Simon Hirst is compiling it from the collection of Kenny's material
stored in the National Sound Archive. It is due for publication on 12th September.
Kate Cary has written a book about her life with the late Chris Cary, alias Caroline and RNI DJ Spangles Muldoon (or Maldoon). The book isn't specifically about offshore radio but
may be of interest to fans of “the goon Muldoon”. Privately published, The DJ From The Boat That Rocked My World costs £22.50 including postage and packing. Contact
Kate for details.
A BBC Radio 3 listener requested Radio 390's ident music. Listen here. (Thanks to Mike Barraclough for the tip.)
The date of the next Radio Day in Amsterdam has changed. It will now take place on Saturday 22nd March 2014, not as previously announced. The organising committee has revealed a provisional schedule which
includes sessions on Radio Scotland, RNI, Britain Radio & Radio 355, Radio Caroline in the seventies, Radio Caroline in the sixties and Radio City, as well as the presentation of the Radio Day 2014 Awards.
More details will be published during the summer, see www.radioday.nl.
IT WAS FORTY YEARS AGO THIS MONTH:
4th June 1973: Radio Caroline returned to the air with two services: English on 773 kHz, Dutch on 1187 kHz.
26th June: Generator failure silenced the two Carolines. It would be nearly three years before another English language daytime service would operate from the ship.
Britain's first offshore radio station, Radio Caroline, began broadcasting at Easter 1964 from a ship anchored just
outside UK territorial waters. She was followed by a host of other radio stations based on boats and marine structures dotted around the
These “pirates” rapidly won an enormous and enthusiastic audience. There are other web-sites which tell the
stories of the various offshore stations but
The Pirate Radio Hall Of Fame
has been set up to honour the stars, the broadcasters, from that golden era of music radio.
This site is a tribute to the people who endured a daily battle with the elements to provide a soundtrack to the swinging sixties.
The inductees in The Pirate Radio Hall of Fame are listed
alphabetically. More names are being added all the time. To find your favourite voice from the sixties either select it from the drop-down list below,
search the site using the Google box or click on the appropriate page from the table of contents beneath. For broadcasters from the later decades, go to
the Seventies Supplement or Eighties Supplement (still under construction).
Many thanks to everyone who has contributed information, recordings or memorabilia to The
Pirate Radio Hall of Fame. We are always on the lookout for more so, if you have any items of interest, please get
A number of the photos, stickers and recordings on this site are beginning to show
their age. Apologies for some of the less than perfect quality. Many of the photographs were distributed freely by the various radio stations
and were intended for as wide a circulation as possible. Others have been donated to The Pirate Radio Hall Of
Fame that are of unknown origin. Where photos have been scanned from books, newspapers or magazines, we have given credit.
However, if anybody believes that their copyright has been inadvertently infringed by the inclusion of an item on this site, please
get in touch and it will be removed immediately. Similarly, anybody who has supplied
audio for The Pirate Radio Hall Of Fame has been credited but tapes get passed from collector
to collector and often there is no way of knowing who made the original recording. Our apologies to anyone who thinks their work has been used
here without due acknowledgment.
The name ‘Radio London’ and the RL logo are used by kind permission of Radio London Ltd.
The Pirate Radio Hall Of Fame links to MP3s which can be downloaded by UK-based
customers from Amazon. As in a traditional record shop, Amazon offers multiple versions of some songs. It isn't always easy to identify precisely which
version is which. We have endeavoured to ensure that each link leads to the appropriate version of the relevant track - the one that was played by the
offshore DJs of the era - but please listen carefully before purchasing. If you discover that any of them are later re-recordings, please
let us know.
You will need a Real Player to hear the airchecks on The Pirate Radio Hall Of Fame. There are two types of Player. The free one is
perfectly adequate for listening to these clips although the Real.com site will encourage you to pay for a
more exotic version. Either can be downloaded by clicking on the left icon below. Correspondents have also suggested the Real Alternative or the latest version of the VLC Media Player.
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