giovedì 5 aprile 2012

Special programmes this weekend, Caroline is 48

Radio Caroline is a European radio station that started transmissions on Easter Sunday 1964 from a ship anchored in international waters off the coast of southeast England. Unlicensed by any government for most of its life, it was labelled as a pirate radio station. Although one of a number of unlicensed radio stations based on ships anchored off Britain, Radio Caroline was the first such station to broadcast all day using the English language. This, together with the station's tenacity in surviving for some 40 years, has established Radio Caroline as a household name for offshore radio. In the 21st century, Radio Caroline now broadcasts by satellite and the internet and as in the 1990s, still relies principally on listener donations from the Caroline Support Group. The station now usually uses onshore studios in Kent. It still has the Ross Revenge, the ship which was used in the 1980s. This is being restored by volunteers and is used for occasional special broadcasts. Listen at