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Radio Caroline North and Manx Radio

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  • Registered Users Posts: 400 ✭✭Conway635


    It has improved certainly Ger - Catherine and I went out to the ship for a visit during our honeymoon in 2015 (clearly the ideal romantic getaway location!!) and I was very impressed with how clean and liveable it was compared to when I had last been on board on that visit with you.

    It's nice, also, that you have to get to it by boat, adds back some of the authenticity.

    Steve



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,068 ✭✭✭Declan A Walsh


    Not tempted yourself, Steve, to do a stint on the Ross Revenge, if you were given the opportunity? I would definitely make a point of listening if you did, as I missed all your previous times with Caroline!



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,122 ✭✭✭Ger Roe


    I was about to post the same thing... it would be great to hear you on the air and sea/river waves again. I could easily imagine you doing a night time prog on vinyl from The Overdrive Studio and throwing in a few memories of life on board in the 80's - Just what the 'North' weekends need. Have a word with Mr Foster.

    Glad to hear you were back on board too .... and a woman who would take time out of her honeymoon to visit a pirate radio ship, is a rare find ... congratulations 😁



  • Registered Users Posts: 603 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    The next North schedule -- 16th/ 17th July.

    Saturday 16th July

    00:00 Continuous Caroline Music

    06:00 John Ellery

    08:30 Chris Williams - Carnaby Street

    10:30 Dave Foster

    13:30 Steve Bishop

    16:30 Josh Holmes-Bright

    19:00 Andrew Austin

    21:00 Dave Foster


    Sunday 17th July

    00:00 Kevin Peters

    03:00 Bill Rollins

    06:00 Steve Jenner

    09:00 Josh Holmes-Bright

    13:00 Steve Bishop

    16:00 Andrew Austin

    19:00 Dave Foster

    21:00 Close

    Enjoy the week end .



  • Registered Users Posts: 603 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    Fund raising 3 days on Radio Caroline North.

    Schedule :

    Radio Caroline North: 12th 13th 14th August 2022

    Friday 12th August

    09:00 – 11:30 Chris Pearson

    11:30 – 13:30 Josh Homes-Bright

    13:30 - 15:30 Johnny Lewis

    15:30 – 18:00 Nigel Harris

    18:00 – 21:00 Dave Foster

    21:00 – 00:00 Andrew Austin

    Saturday 13th August

    00:00 – 03:00 Josh Homes-Bright

    03:00 – 06:00 Steve Jenner

    06:00 – 08:30 Paul Brown

    08:30 - 10:30 (Chris Williams Carnaby Street from Manx Radio)

    10:30 – 13:00 Johnny Lewis

    13:00 – 15:00 Nigel Harris

    15:00 – 17:00 Josh Homes-Bright

    17:00 – 19:00 Chris Pearson

    19:00 - 21:00 Andrew Austin

    21:00 - 00:00 Rob Ashard

    Sunday 14th August

    00:00 - 03:00 Dave Foster

    03:00 - 06:00 Bill Rollins

    06:00 - 09:00 Paul Brown

    09:00 - 12:00 Johnny Lewis

    12:00 – 15:00 Ray Clark

    15:00 – 17:00 Rob Ashard

    17:00 - 19:00 Andrew Austin

    19:00 - 21:00 Chris Pearson



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  • Registered Users Posts: 603 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    Taking a couple of minutes off from the service on TV .

    The weekend schedule.

    Saturday 24th September

    00:00 Continuous Caroline Music

    06:00 John Ellery

    08:30 Chris Williams - Carnaby Street

    10:30 Dave Foster

    13:00 Josh Holmes-Bright

    16:00 Steve Jenner

    19:00 Paul Brown

    21:00 Andrew Austin


    Sunday 25th September

    00:00 Kevin Peters

    03:00 Bill Rollins

    06:00 Ray Clark

    09:00 Josh Holmes-Bright

    12:00 Paul Brown

    15:00 Steve Jenner

    17:00 Andrew Austin

    19:00 Dave Foster

    21:00 Close



  • Registered Users Posts: 603 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy




  • Registered Users Posts: 603 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    Schedule for this weekend --

    Saturday 15th October

    00:00 Continuous Caroline Music

    06:00 John Ellery

    08:30 Chris Williams - Carnaby Street

    10:30 Dave Foster

    12:30 Nigel Harris

    14:30 Paul McKenna

    17:00 Dave Sherwood

    19:00 Josh Holmes-Bright

    21:00 Andrew Austin


    Sunday 16th October

    00:00 Steve Jenner

    03:00 Kevin Peters

    06:00 Bill Rollins

    09:00 Nigel Harris

    12:00 Josh Holmes-Bright

    15:00 Andrew Austin

    18:00 Dave Foster

    21:00 Close



  • Registered Users Posts: 603 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    November link up with Manx Radio 19th / 20th November -- enjoy .

    Schedule -

    Saturday 19th November

    00:00 Continuous Caroline Music

    06:00 John Ellery

    08:30 Chris Williams - Carnaby Street

    10:30 Johnny Lewis

    13:00 Steve Jenner

    16:00 Andrew Austin

    18:30 Steve Bishop

    21:00 Dave Foster

    Sunday 20th November

    00:00 Kevin Peters

    03:00 Bill Rollins

    06:00 Ray Clark

    09:00 Johnny Lewis

    12:00 Steve Bishop

    15:00 Andrew Austin

    17:30 Steve Jenner

    19:00 Dave Foster

    21:00 Close



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,122 ✭✭✭Ger Roe


    Nice to see Johnny Lewis and Ray Clark back on board for this one. :)



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  • Registered Users Posts: 603 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    10th / 11th December on 1368khz ,samrt speakers,mobile phones and 648khz -- enjoy the weekend .

    Schedule .

    Saturday 10th December

    00:00  Continuous Caroline Music

    06:00  John Ellery

    08:30  Chris Williams - Carnaby Street

    10:30  Johnny Lewis

    13:00  Nigel Harris

    16:00  Josh Holmes-Bright

    19:00  Andrew Austin

    21:00  Dave Foster


    Sunday 11th December

    00:00  Kevin Peters

    03:00  Bill Rollins

    06:00  Steve Jenner

    09:00  Johnny Lewis

    11:00  Nigel Harris

    13:00  Andrew Austin

    15:00  Ray Clark

    19:00  Josh Holmes-Bright

    21:00  Close.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,122 ✭✭✭Ger Roe


    Radio Caroline has announced that Emperor Rosko will be presenting breakfast programmes on each weekend of the Caroline North broadcasts scheduled for 2023.

    Looks like they will be pre-records going out from 6am, presumably until Chris Williams takes over at 08:30, with his 'Carnaby Street' programme live from Manx Radio. Rosko's first programme will air on the first weekend of broadcasting from the ship in 2023, Saturday January 14th.

    in the 1960's, Rosko presented for Caroline on the Mi Amigo, before becoming one of the launch line up on BBC Radio 1 in 1967. He also was heard in Dublin in the 1980's when he presented pre-recorded evening progs on Radio Nova, from his home in Los Angeles.

    Great alakazm, the main man, is back! .... with music and rhymes to blow your mind! (or something like that :)




  • Registered Users Posts: 2,398 ✭✭✭tinytobe


    I remember Emperor Rosko on Friday evenings on Virgin 1215.



  • Registered Users Posts: 603 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    Schedule : An early one to catch Rosko and not sure if on 1368khz but 648khz on skywave should work at that time of day. This link normally becomes active on Friday evening so could be a place to listen. http://sc2.radiocaroline.net:8100/index.html?sid=1

    Saturday 14th January

    00:00  Continuous Caroline Music

    06:00  Rosko

    08:30  Chris Williams - Carnaby Street

    10:30  Johnny Lewis

    13:30  Paul Brown

    16:30  Nigel Harris

    19:00  Andrew Austin

    21:00  Dave Foster


    Sunday 15th January

    00:00  Kevin Peters

    03:00  Bill Rollins

    06:00  John Ellery

    09:00  Johnny Lewis

    13:00  Paul Brown

    15:00  Nigel Harris

    17:00  Andrew Austin

    19:00  Dave Foster

    21:00  Close



  • Registered Users Posts: 603 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy




  • Registered Users Posts: 603 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    Rosko's show .

    Sadly 648khz had a transmitter failure -- but here is the show.

    https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/rosko-north



  • Registered Users Posts: 603 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    Schedule for 11th / 12th February.

    Saturday 11th February

    00:00 Continuous Caroline Music

    06:00 Rosko

    08:30 Chris Williams - Carnaby Street

    10:30 Johnny Lewis

    12:30 Steve Jenner

    14:30 Grant Benson

    16:30 Steve Bishop

    19:00 Andrew Austin

    21:00 Dave Foster


    Sunday 12th February

    00:00 Kevin Peters

    03:00 Bill Rollins

    06:00 Dave Foster

    09:00 Grant Benson

    12:00 Steve Jenner

    15:00 Steve Bishop

    17:00 Andrew Austin

    19:00 Dave Foster

    21:00 Close

    648khz fault sorted and back on full power .

    Have a great week end .



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,068 ✭✭✭Declan A Walsh




  • Registered Users Posts: 603 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    Schedule change -- now no Dave Foster at all ?

    00:00 Continuous Caroline Music

    06:00 Rosko

    08:30 Chris Williams - Carnaby Street

    10:30 Johnny Lewis

    12:30 Steve Jenner

    14:30 Grant Benson

    16:30 Steve Bishop

    19:00 Andrew Austin

    21:00 Josh Holmes-Bright


    Sunday 12th February

    00:00 Kevin Peters

    03:00 Bill Rollins

    06:00 Josh Holmes-Bright

    09:00 Grant Benson

    12:00 Steve Jenner

    15:00 Steve Bishop

    17:00 Andrew Austin

    19:00 Johnny Lewis

    21:00 Close



  • Registered Users Posts: 603 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    Last update hopefully -- "programmes subject to change" !

    Saturday 11th February

    00:00 Continuous Caroline Music

    06:00 Rosko

    08:30 Chris Williams - Carnaby Street

    10:30 Johnny Lewis

    13:00 Steve Jenner

    15:00 Grant Benson

    18:00 Josh Holmes-Bright

    21:00 Andrew Austin


    Sunday 12th February

    00:00 Kevin Peters

    03:00 Bill Rollins

    06:00 Josh Holmes-Bright

    09:00 Grant Benson

    12:00 Steve Jenner

    15:00 Andrew Austin

    18:00 Johnny Lewis

    21:00 Close



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  • Registered Users Posts: 603 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy




  • Registered Users Posts: 603 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    Schedule for the weekend -- no Dave Foster .

    Saturday 11th March

    00:00  Continuous Caroline Music

    06:00  Rosko

    08:30  Chris Williams - Carnaby Street

    10:30  Johnny Lewis

    13:30  Ray Clark

    15:30  Josh Holmes-Bright

    18:00  Paul Brown

    21:00  Andrew Austin

    Sunday 12th February

    00:00  Kevin Peters

    03:00  Bill Rollins

    06:00  John Ellery

    09:00  Josh Holmes-Bright

    12:30  Ray Clark

    15:30  Andrew Austin

    17:30  Paul Brown

    19:00  Johnny Lewis

    21:00  Close



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,122 ✭✭✭Ger Roe


    Great to see that Ray Clark will be on for both days - always worth a listen.

    Sorry to see Dave Foster is still off, hope to hear him back on air soon. I met Dave on board The Ross when it was in Tilbury Dock back in 2004 and then later in Dublin at a tribute night for Tony Allan, he is a force of nature, a vital part of all activity on the ship when the broadcasts are on. I hope someone else is appointed to take over Beatles playing duties, until he returns :)



  • Registered Users Posts: 603 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    3 day Easter broadcast--

    Schedule --

    Friday 7th April

    00:00 Continuous Caroline Music

    06:00 John Ellery

    09:00 Johnny Lewis

    13:00 Roger Day

    17:00 Josh Holmes-Bright

    21:00 Andrew Austin

    Saturday 8th April

    00:00 Dave Foster

    03:00 Bill Rollins

    06:00 Rosko

    08:30 Chris Williams - Carnaby Street

    10:30 Johnny Lewis

    14:00 Roger Day

    17:00 Josh Holmes-Bright

    21:00 Andrew Austin

    Sunday 9th April

    00:00 Kevin Peters

    03:00 Dave Foster

    06:00 Josh Holmes-Bright

    09:00 Roger Day

    12:00 Ray Clark

    15:00 Keith Rogers

    19:00 Johnny Lewis

    21:00 Close

    Programmes subject to change.

    Have a peaceful Easter



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,122 ✭✭✭Ger Roe


    I have been listening in as much as I can, since Friday, Oscar .... one of the best line ups in a while.

    Roger Day sounds like he has never been away. One of the highlights of my own radio activity was linking live to him from Phantom FM for an Anorak Hour interview when he was in Harwich Harbour aboard LV 18 for Pirate BBC Essex. He was a joy to chat to and is always enthusiastic about doing great radio. He also sounds exactly like he did in the 60's and 70's :)

    Later today I am looking forward to hearing the great Ray Clark , followed by a Caroline debut from Keith Rogers of Radio North Sea International. If my memory still works, I think Keith was on board the RNI ship MeBo 2 when it was bombed in May 1971.

    It is just a pity that Dave Foster is still off, he is missing a great weekend - I hope to hear him back on air soon.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,122 ✭✭✭Ger Roe


    A worthy mention to whoever runs Phone Fix Craft on The Crumlin Road in D 12. It was great to hear a Dublin business advert on Caroline North over the weekend. Fair play for providing some financial support.

    The connection between Caroline and Ireland, isn't just related to its founder and the initial ship fit-out in Greenore Port. The Irish broadcast scene (radio and TV) owes a huge debt to the various Caroline people who started up and worked on some of the 70's and 80's Irish pirate radio stations. Even the very early pirate operators in the 1960's were influenced by listening to Caroline.

    Caroline influenced Irish broadcasting in two waves, firstly in the 1960's when the likes of Ken Sheehan, Prince Terry, Davitt Kelly etc, set up low power early AM pirates to have a go at what they had heard on Caroline, and then the second wave hit in the early 1980's when Robbie Dale and Chris Cary arrived and set up the Superpirates Sunshine and Nova, with a crew of Caroline jocks that were at a loose end since the sinking of the Mi Amigo in 1980.

    I always thought that it would be great to get The Ross in to Dublin for a temp licence run. Caroline left Ireland in 1964 and has never returned, it would be great to bring it home for a visit. I can imagine the ship tied up at North Wall Quay, just outside The Point.

    Maybe if the restoration fund achieves it's aims and if the UK authorities allow it to leave UK waters again?



  • Registered Users Posts: 603 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    Ger Roe,

    Thanks for the 2 great posts.

    I wasn't able to listen as much as I'd liked over the week end due to stuff beyond my control but have caught the 2 Roger Day shows on https://www.woodleynet.co.uk/caroline/podcasts.htm#north.-- really enjoyable and hope he's on the Ross Revenge again in the future.



  • Registered Users Posts: 21,007 ✭✭✭✭dxhound2005


    Manx Radio are going to trial DAB, with a view to making that the second service after FM, and replacing AM.

    https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/manx-radio-granted-3-year-dab-licence/



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,122 ✭✭✭Ger Roe


    Good for Manx Radio .... but bad for aging nostalgic anoraks. It would be sad to see 1368 go, but if I am being realistic, it is only a matter of time. We must enjoy the Caroline North AM broadcasts from Foxdale, while we can.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,007 ✭✭✭✭dxhound2005


    On the local news on Anglia TV 21 April, there was a feature about the Ross Revenge. Starts at around 12 minutes. As an aside there is an Irish woman, Aisling Creevey doing the weather, around 24 minutes.

    https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2018-05-04/catch-up-watch-the-most-recent-edition-of-itv-news-anglia?fbclid=IwAR1IHnAOzoFvG66oDMqiSd5N4lXgFhxZiI-mDO4kQhZsYYyuX961bs5Hodw



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