April 24, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

Radio Caroline / Ross Revenge

Via Southgate: Pirate radio presenters from Caroline’s Mi Amigo era reunite

Presenters who played a key role in the survival of Radio Caroline in the 70s were reunited on board the ship for the first time in more than 40 years at the weekend.

Eleven of the DJs who kept Caroline on the air from the Mi Amigo during that period, enduring many deprivations and emergencies, reunited on board Caroline’s successorship, the 1,000-ton Icelandic fishing trawler ‘Ross Revenge’, now safely and legally moored on the River Blackwater in Essex.

For one last time, Tom Anderson, Mark Lawrence, James Ross, Roger Matthews, Martin Fisher, Stuart Russell, Brian Martin, Mike Stevens, Richard Thompson, Cliff Osbourne and Marc Jacobs broadcast offshore on Radio Caroline, reliving ‘The Spirit of the Seventies’.

Radio Caroline station manager Peter Moore said: “For many of our dedicated listeners, the period between 1976 and 1980 is the most cherished, and to have our team from that eventful era back together is very special indeed.”

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