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Radio Caroline North and Manx Radio

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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,860 ✭✭✭✭dxhound2005


    648 is about 15 seconds behind 1368.



  • Registered Users Posts: 597 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    648khz is on the reserve transmitter and aerial so now at 2kw due to a problem with the main transmitter.

    There was a technical glitch at 11am Saturday morning on 1368khz when the Manx News was being broadcast at the same time as Johnny Lewis ! Neither won the battle as the 2 audios were at the same level.



  • Registered Users Posts: 597 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    Schedule for the week end.

    Saturday 13th January

    00:00 Continuous Caroline Music

    06:00 Rosko

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

    10:30 Johnny Lewis

    13:00 Dave Foster

    16:00 Steve Bishop

    18:30 Josh Holmes-Bright

    21:00 Andrew Austin


    Sunday 14th January

    00:00 Kevin Peters

    03:00 Bill Rollins

    06:00 John Ellery

    09:00 Johnny Lewis

    12:00 Steve Bishop

    15:00 Andrew Austin

    17:00 Josh Holmes-Bright

    19:00 Dave Foster

    21:00 Close



  • Registered Users Posts: 597 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    Schedule --

    Saturday 10th February

    00:00 Continuous Caroline Music

    06:00 Rosko

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

    10:30 Johnny Lewis

    13:00 Dave Foster

    15:00 Nigel Harris

    17:00 Nick Jackson

    19:00 Josh Holmes-Bright

    21:00 Andrew Austin


    Sunday 11th February

    00:00 Kevin Peters

    03:00 Bill Rollins

    06:00 Josh Holmes-Bright

    09:00 Nick Jackson

    12:00 Johnny Lewis

    14:00 Andrew Austin

    16:00 Nigel Harris

    19:00 Dave Foster

    21:00 Close

    Have a great week end



  • Registered Users Posts: 597 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    Good to see Nigel Harris and Nick Jackson on the list .Nick made a welcome guest appearance on the January broadcast .



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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,029 ✭✭✭Declan A Walsh


    I have Manx Radio on 1368kh tuned in on my car radio, so that when I switch from FM to AM (if not there already), I will be straight into Radio Caroline North and won't forget this time! The reception is variable around my neck of the woods, but, depending on where I am, I can pick it up reasonably well. I could, of course, listen to it online on my phone!



  • Registered Users Posts: 597 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    Sadly Nigel Harris will not be on the Ross Revenge this week end. 1368khz is great here in South West Wales.



  • Registered Users Posts: 597 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    A 3 day event to celebrate 60 years of Radio Caroline .

    Schedule :

    Friday 29th March

    00:00 Continuous Caroline Music

    06:00 Rosko

    07:00 Johnny Lewis

    10:30 Grant Benson

    13:00 Chris Pearson

    15:30 Nick Jackson

    18:00 60 Years of Radio Caroline (Part One)

    19:00 Josh Holmes-Bright

    21:00 Andrew Austin


    Saturday 30th March

    00:00 John Ellery

    03:00 Kevin Peters

    06:00 Nick Jackson

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

    10:30 Johnny Lewis

    12:00 Chris Pearson

    14:00 Grant Benson

    16:00 Nick Jackson

    18:00 60 Years of Radio Caroline (Part Two)

    19:00 Josh Holmes-Bright

    21:00 Andrew Austin


    Sunday 31st March

    00:00 Bob Lawrence

    04:00 Bill Rollins (BST)

    06:00 Josh Holmes-Bright

    08:00 Grant Benson

    10:00 Chris Pearson

    12:00 Johnny Lewis

    14:00 Nick Jackson

    16:00 Andrew Austin

    18:00 60 Years of Radio Caroline (Part Three)

    19:00 Dave Foster

    21:00 Close

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  • Registered Users Posts: 597 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    Updated schedule list to include Kevin Turner --

    Friday 29th March

    00:00 Continuous Caroline Music

    06:00 Rosko

    08:30 Johnny Lewis

    10:30 Chris Pearson

    13:00 Ray Clark

    15:30 Kevin Turner

    18:00 60 Years of Radio Caroline (Part One)

    19:00 Grant Benson

    21:00 Andrew Austin


    Saturday 30th March

    00:00 John Ellery

    03:00 Kevin Peters

    06:00 Kevin Turner

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

    10:30 Johnny Lewis

    12:00 Chris Pearson

    14:00 Grant Benson

    16:00 Kevin Turner

    18:00 60 Years of Radio Caroline (Part Two)

    19:00 Josh Holmes-Bright

    21:00 Andrew Austin


    Sunday 31st March

    00:00 Bob Lawrence

    04:00 Bill Rollins (BST)

    06:00 Josh Holmes-Bright

    08:00 Grant Benson

    10:00 Chris Pearson

    12:00 Johnny Lewis

    14:00 Kevin Turner

    16:00 Andrew Austin

    18:00 60 Years of Radio Caroline (Part Three)

    19:00 Everybody!

    21:00 Close



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,643 ✭✭✭Infoanon


    When I heard RTE playing the Fortunes and Caroline earlier today (12.55) I thought maybe they knew the relevance and would reference Radio Carolines 60 th birthday this Easter weekend (and Easter falls the same weekend as it did in 1964).

    Those magical months when Caroline North was heard across the East Coast bringing pop music to these Isles for the first time.

    Caroline effectively shaped Irish Broadcasting it's DJS Robbie Robinson and Chris Cary starting the super stations Sunshine and later Nova



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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,074 ✭✭✭✭Losty Dublin


    Of course they did; Louise has an anorak as well.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,482 ✭✭✭ford fiesta




  • Registered Users Posts: 13,074 ✭✭✭✭Losty Dublin


    Great laugh to hear Tony Blackburn gatecrash into BBC2's breakfast show to blag Carolines birthday celebrations.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,116 ✭✭✭Ger Roe


    Absolutely agreed about Caroline's influence on Irish Radio. I have a two waves of influence theory.... firstly Irish people who listened to Caroline set up the early Irish pirate stations in the late 60's and 70's (wave 1) and then, after the Mi Amigo sank in 1980, Robbie and Chris arrived here, bringing with them some of the best offshore DJ's of the time (wave 2).

    Sunshine at the very beginning sounded like Radio Caroline had relocated to portmarnock. Then Robbie and Chris lifted the standards of radio presentation to new heights that Irish listeners didn't know existed.

    We owe a lot to Caroline and the people who worked for it, over many years.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,885 ✭✭✭squonk


    BBC R2 are doing a Battle of the DJs type show tomorrow (Good Friday) @ 12pm. Johnnie Walker and Tony Blackburn presenting. I think it might be a quiz. No real idea what’s happening but it’s to celebrate the Caroline 60th anniversary and celebrate pirates in general. Just posting it here. Don’t bland me if it’s not good!

    EDIT: They just mentioned it’s on BBC Sounds already. The show sounds like it includes the BBC jocks with pirate roots so many more than Tony & Johnnie.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,116 ✭✭✭Ger Roe




  • Registered Users Posts: 3,482 ✭✭✭ford fiesta


    Tony was on "Tracks of my years" mid mornings with Vernon Kay this week.

    True that they are the only 60s pirate radio jocks currently on BBC Radio 2. I am not sure how many are left on the BBC, but a good few are on web based radio stations no doubt.



  • Registered Users Posts: 250 ✭✭Enda Caldwell


    Boom Radio are doing a great job of commemorating Caroline with special programmes incl. Rosko tonight and Your thinner record Spinner Roger Twiggy Day who has just done a two hour live broadcast from on board The (recently fire damaged) LV18 at Harwich - which was the ship used as "Sunshine Radio" in some scenes of The Boat That Rocked. Nicky Horne on air now paying tribute to Ronan.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,029 ✭✭✭Declan A Walsh


    Radio Caroline on 648 kh am was being relayed this evening in Dublin on 1206 kh am, given the day that's in it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 608 ✭✭✭TheBMG


    Does anyone know where Ronan was buried?

    Would love to visit one of the days and leave flowers to show my respect.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 597 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    Stream LIVE

    http://sc2.radiocaroline.net:8100/index.html?sid=1



  • Registered Users Posts: 597 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


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  • Registered Users Posts: 250 ✭✭Enda Caldwell


    It would be best to call the PP or Parochial House in Greenore / Carlingford or that area. His funeral was not attended by anyone and was a most heartbreaking watch online - I was viewing from the states at that time.

    I remember turning round at Chris Cary's funeral and in the row behind (quietly, down the back) there stood Ronan.

    Rather a surreal moment.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,029 ✭✭✭Declan A Walsh


    I heard the Radio Caroline North/Manx Radio AM broadcast being relayed on 105.2 FM in south Dublin a short while ago.

    Incidentally, what Radio Garden describes as Radio Caroline 648am is broadcasting Radio Caroline's album station. Steve Dack is on at the moment and will be followed by Nigel Harris. I remember finding this discrepancy before. I checked Radio Caroline's website and that is one of the online options. I think the Radio Garden option continues with the online album station.

    Now listening to Ray Clark on Radio Caroline North courtesy of Radio Garden's option for Manx Radio AM! It is also available as the Radio Caroline North option on Radio Caroline's website!



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,885 ✭✭✭squonk


    Caught about half of the BBC R2 show with Tony Blackburn & Johnnie Walker. Lovely show with both guys reminiscing about their time on Caroline and BBC.

    I really enjoyed both doing chart rundowns from a particular year. It was fantastic hearing both go from shooting tge breeze to “on air” so effortlessly and professionally.

    I really hope some of todays lineup would be made listen to shows like this.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,482 ✭✭✭ford fiesta


    It was a great listen from thr start, with the first hour more aimed at the pirate days. the second hour was mostly their music choices of the 60s as well as the 70s



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,029 ✭✭✭Declan A Walsh


    Later this afternoon, it was also being relayed on 1206 kh AM. A much better signal than 105.2 FM.



  • Registered Users Posts: 597 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    Saturday 13th April
    00:00 Continuous Caroline Music
    06:00 Rosko
    08:30 Chris Williams - Carnaby Street (Manx Radio
    10:30 Johnny Lewis
    13:30 Kevin Turner
    16:30 Steve Bishop
    18:30 Josh Holmes-Bright
    21:00 Andrew Austin

    Sunday 14th April
    00:00 Kevin Peters
    03:00 Bill Rollins
    06:00 John Ellery
    09:00 Kevin Turner
    12:00 Steve Bishop
    14:00 Andrew Austin
    16:00 Josh Holmes-Bright
    18:00 Johnny Lewis
    21:00 Close

    Have an enjoyable and peaceful weekend



  • Registered Users Posts: 597 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    Week end schedule ---
    Saturday 4th May
    00:00 Continuous Caroline Music
    06:00 Rosko
    08:30 Chris Williams - Carnaby Street (Manx Radio)
    10:30 Kevin Turner
    12:30 Tommy Rivers
    14:30 Nigel Harris
    16:30 Dave Foster
    19:00 Ray Clark
    21:00 Andrew Austin

    Sunday 5th May
    00:00 Kevin Peters
    03:00 Bill Rollins
    06:00 John Ellery
    09:00 Tommy Rivers
    11:00 Kevin Turner
    13:00 Nigel Harris
    15:00 Andrew Austin
    17:00 Ray Clark
    19:00 Dave Foster
    21:00 Close
    Good to see Dave Foster back on board



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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,029 ✭✭✭Declan A Walsh


    Is Tommy Rivers a new name to the schedule?

    Edit: I will answer my own question! It looks like it is, at least from this thread anyway.

    I think this is him:

    Tommy Rivers From Minneapolis, Tommy had worked for five years at a number of local radio and television stations before heading for the UK where he joined Laser-558 in June 1984 as afternoon DJ and Operations Manager. While aboard the mv Communicator, he used his spare time to complete his Masters thesis for the University of Minnesota. Known as Tommy “Whattaguy” Rivers, he left Laser in September 1985 (last show, on tape, 17th September). His last offshore broadcast was on a commercial for Arabian Sands Holidays which went out on the rival station, Radio Caroline. Returning to America, he married his English girlfriend and took a job as a newscaster on KSTP-AM, Minneapolis/St.Paul, before returning to London and a position with UPI on Fleet Street. He was the UPI Radio bureau chief and London correspondent. He later moved to NBC in the same role before heading over to CBS as a Radio correspondent. He is currently the London correspondent for ABC News Radio. He also presented weekend shows on Virgin Radio from 1993 to 1995. (This photo is from Offshore Echo's magazine. There are more photos of Tommy in Michael Dean's and Mark Stuart's photo albums. Thanks to Tommy for his assistance.)

    https://www.offshoreradio.co.uk/djs8q2r.htm

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