Radio Caroline North from Manx Radio this January

Caroline North remembers the Mi Amigo!

In August 1974 the Dutch government followed their British counterparts seven years earlier and introduced a law outlawing offshore radio.

And just like before while the other stations operating off Holland decided to close down, Caroline took the decision to continue and our ship Mi Amigo returned to anchor off the Essex coast.

In the next Caroline North broadcast (30-31st January) we’ll hear from those involved in the move and some of the staff who joined the station at this exciting time.

It wasn’t all plain sailing though as after another broken anchor chain and subsequent drifting inside territorial waters Caroline was boarded by government officials and her future hung in the balance.

We’ll be online here, and also on 1368 kHz courtesy of Manx Radio, Saturday morning from 08.30.

Latest: To best utilise their time on board Ross Revenge, the weekend crew will stay on air after 9pm on Sunday, when Manx finishes, through to Monday morning. These live shows will be available on both the dedicated web stream and on Flashback. Programmes will cease at 5am when they have been ‘promised’ that a tender will be waiting to take them home.

(from the Radio Caroline site for your information)


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