Here are some pictures of the Planet light ship which will become the host to the Caroline North Liverpool anniversary broadcast, (CLICK HERE) to commemorate the start of Radio caroline North in 1964. See also, their official website: www.carolinenorth.com or their Facebook page . See also this BBC report: Click Here
"Britain's most famous pirate radio station will take to the airwaves once more from Liverpool
The Mersey Bar Lightship,berthed at Canning Dock,on the Strand, plan to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Radio Caroline with a months broadcast. Alan Roberts (Mersey Bar Lightship owner) centre,with John Dwyer (Project Manager) left &Terry Lennaine (DJ). Pic Andrew Teebay.
Britain's most famous pirate radio station will take to the airwaves once more from Liverpool for its 50th anniversary at the end of this month. Radio Caroline, which epitomised the youth music and cheeky sounds of the freewheeling 60s, will be heard once more for four weeks. The original pirate radio station which was named after President Kennedys daughter was based on two ships anchored outside UK territorial waters to avoid government control.
Radio Caroline North (off Ramsey Bay, Isle of Man) was the more successful broadcasting to millions of young people in northern England and Ireland. Radio Caroline South was anchored in the English Channel.
The Mersey Bar Lightship,berthed at Canning Dock, on the Strand, who plan to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Radio Caroline with a months broadcast.
In its new incarnation, Radio Caroline North will once again be afloat, but berthed in Canning Dock, aboard the former Mersey Bar Lightvessel Planet.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary was the idea of project manager John Dwyer, 58, of Wallasey , who worked on the original station in the 1980s as a DJ and news reader. He said: Its taken me 18 months and five radio licences to make the celebration a reality.
will able to board Planet to use the bar and see the broadcast from
The original station was a smash hit with the younger generation because of its non-stop pop music and disc jockeys, which were unlike anything heard on the then staid BBC, which ruled the airwaves. The revived Radio Caroline North will play music from the 1960s, 70s and 80s for 24 hours a day, covering the stations heyday until ship broadcasting ceased in 1991. The Planet lightship will be branded as Caroline with a 30ft- high lattice mast erected and a studio installed from March 24. John added: Radio Caroline came along at the right time when youngsters didnt want to dress like their parents or listen to their music.
Alan Roberts, lightship owner, said: This is a fantastic idea and just what we want for the future of The Planet! Radio Caroline will broadcast continuously from March 31 to April 28, on 87.8FM, or online at www.carolinenorth.com "