Saturday, March 28, 1964: Radio Caroline

The brainchild of Ronan O'Rahilly, the first of the UK pirate radio stations of the 1960s, and extremely important in the development of UK postwar radio. Radio Caroline, "your all-day music station" for younger listeners, first broadcast from a ship moored off the coast of Felixstowe, Suffolk. By playing what the British Broadcasting Corporation did not, the station shaped the music radio revolution that led to the creation of BBC's Radio 1 and ultimately, the launch of commercial radio in the UK in 1973. 
-- From "The A to Z of British Radio" (Sean Street, 2009): @
-- Photo from www.jingleweb.nl (link: @)

* "Pirate Radio Stations" entry from "Encyclopedia of Radio" (2004): @
* Excerpt from "Working Class Heroes: Rock Music and British Society in the 1960s and 1970s" (David Simonelli, 2013): @
* "British Pirate Radio" entry from "Pop Song Piracy: Disobedient Music Distribution Since 1929" (Berry Kernfeld, 2011): @
* History (from Offshore Echos): @
* Website of Radio Caroline: @
* Website of Ray Clark (Radio Caroline disc jockey): @
* "I Love Caroline on 199" (1965 documentary by Paul O'Dell): @
* "The Radio Caroline Story" (1965 documentary by Paul Kramer): @
* How a radio ship and 7 men shook up Britain in 1964" (from Flashes & Flames): @
* Horizon magazine: @
* The Pirate Radio Hall of Fame: @
* 1964 survey on Radio Caroline audience (from The National Archives): @
* "Selling the Sixties: The Pirates and Pop Music Radio" (Robert Chapman, 1992): @
* "The Ship That Rocked the World" (Tom Lodge, 2010): @
* "Death of a Pirate: British Radio and the Making of the Information Age" (Adrian Johns, 2011): @ 

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