Radio Mi Amigo RSL

Here is some news from “The Harwich and Manningtree Standard” site

Pirate radio takes to the waves once again with special programme of shows

6 days ago / James Dwan, Chief Reporter / @JamesDwan

broadcasts a special nine-day programme of shows.

The event will also see radio presenters Roger Day, Emperor Rosko, Charles Nove and Liana Bridges broadcast during Harwich’s Sea Festival on July 31.

The original pirate radio stations were much loved by music enthusiasts of the 60s and 70s and allowed them to explore the fast growing pop genre rather than the limited records played by the BBC at the time.

Radio Mi Amigo will run from July 30 to August 7.

It will celebrates 50 years of offshore broadcasting with live transmissions and online streaming from the light vessel LV18, based on Harwich Quay.

“It celebrates the spirit of offshore broadcasting in the 60s and 70s,” said Paul Turvey, one of the organisers.

“The DJs will be bringing their own stories with them, as they all have memories of pirate radio.”

Listeners can look forward to interviews with surprise guests as well as music from 35 DJs playing a selection of 60s and 70s hits.

Each day will have see a unique spin and style.

Mr Turvey added: “There is no music policy, so DJs have the freedom to play what they want.”

“It’s a wonderful project to be involved in as it advertises Harwich to people who may not be aware of what we have here.

“It’ll help raise the profile of Harwich.”

Visitors have the opportunity to meet the DJs themselves at the classic vessel, which previously featured in the film The Boat that Rocked, which has a permanent berth next to Ha’penny Pier.

The Pharos Trust, who own the LV18, hopes the event will also promote local businesses and the tourist attraction itself..

To find out more about Radio Mi Amigo, go to lv18.org.

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