March 22, 2023

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Via Southgate: Johnnie Walker to join Boom Radio to celebrate the pirates

Johnnie Walker is to host a show as part of a range of special programmes on Boom Radio on Sunday 14 August in celebration of the era of the offshore pirate stations.

This 14 August will be 55 years since the pirate stations were made illegal when the Marine Offences Act became law.

Johnnie joins Boom for the day, to host the morning show, reflecting on those days on the ships. Johnnie broadcast on ‘Swinging’ Radio England, before crossing to Radio Caroline where he famously defied the law.

Following Johnnie, John Peters will recreate the last Big L Fab 40 – the last chart broadcast by Radio London before the station closed.

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