Manx Radio’s 50th anniversary

I was chuffed when Manx Radio first started to pick the station up on AM, or Medium Wave as it was called then. It was after all the first commercial radio station to get a licence in the UK.

From the British DX Club Yahoo Groups, courtesy of AP

Special programes scheduled to start tomorrow according to the Radio Caroline website (and include overnight relays of Caroline on 1368 kHz next week, so get out the MW loop!):

2014 is the 50th Anniversary of both Radio Caroline and Manx Radio. To celebrate we are collaborating on a series of programmes to go out on both stations between Saturday 15th and Thursday 20th November.

Shortly after commencing broadcasts in March 1964 Radio Caroline sailed its biggest ship North – broadcasting as it went – and dropped anchor in Ramsey Bay off the Isle of Man in order to beam its powerful signal into Ireland, Scotland and the North of England.

Nobody ever expected it to happen … but 50 years on and Manx Radio has forgiven its cheeky competitor, and neighbour, and invited a unique partnership for one week, in order to look back “50 years on”.

  • Saturday 15th November: 8.30-10.30 – Chris Williams’ Carnaby Street programme part-recorded aboard our radio-ship Ross Revenge
  • Monday 17th – Thursday 20th November: 6.30-9pm – Radio Caroline broadcasting special programmes via Manx Radio (FM)
  • Monday 17th – Thursday 20th November: Midnight-6am – Overnight relay of Radio Caroline Programmes on Manx Radio (AM)
  • Simultaneous programmes on Manx Radio and Radio Caroline will include documentaries, archive recordings and specially re-created programming featuring 60’s music and nostalgia. Hear the star DJ’s of the period including Tom Lodge, Roger Gale, Mike Ahearn, and Gord Cruise. Even the “Royal Ruler” himself Tony Prince will return 50 years on with a special programme for Manx and Radio Caroline listeners! Full programme guide herehttp://www.radiocaroline.co.uk/#manx.html
 
Manx Radio have separate online players for their AM and FM services:
 

 

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