These monthly broadcasts are online,
and on the 648 AM service and also on Manx Radio 1368 AM.
Sadly again, due to 'social
distancing' restrictions, they couldnt use the
radio-ship Ross Revenge this time, so the broadcast were land-based.
Listen into test transmissions
from the New Caroline Community Radio Now On Tunein
Caroline Community Radio will
have a power of 200W, and the voices you may hear will
be Ray Clark, Peter Phillips, Johnny Lewis and Graham
Bannerman among others. Radio Caroline owns all the
broadcast and other equipment previously owned by Saint.
This was such an extensive inventory that Pete Crisp and
Peter Moore were able to build the studio with plenty of
items left over.
Since this is not a 100%
Caroline project it seemed unreasonable that Radio
Caroline should fund all costs. The start-up costs have
been covered personally by Ray Clark, Peter Phillips,
Peter Moore and a range of local firms and individuals.
Surplus equipment will be used on the Ross and elsewhere
or sold to recoup Caroline's expenditure. Thereafter
this station will be expected to self fund from grants
and commercial advertising. Radio Caroline's advertisers
will be carried at no charge on 94.7.
There were some changes to the
Radio Caroline programme schedule on Monday 3rd
Derek Taylor's Americana
Backpack, The Elvis Hour and Del Richardson's Good
Rocking Tonight are now broadcasting exclusively on the
Caroline Flashback channel. It would be hoped that
regular listeners to these specialist programmes will
follow them over to Flashback, which has it's own website and
'Listen Again' service.
Back on the main album channel
at 19.00 you can hear Rob Ashard with a regular
programme, and Tuesday's we have the welcome return of Nic
Perrins at 17:00. Alec Lamb moves to a 19:30 start.
A number of these recordings, often
from momentous occasions, have been very skillfully edited
by Alan Sheead to restore their music quality to modern
day standards, while retaining all the original presenter
links, jingles, commercials and promos.
Through these ‘Caroline Archive
Hour’ shows, we will be bringing you the best of these restored
recordings, focusing mainly on those from the 1960’s and
1970’s. More recent recordings will also be played from
time to time, when their content includes music from these
two decades, in line with the format of this channel. By
listening to shows as they were originally presented all
those years ago, you will not only hear tracks that never
made the charts (and which you may well remember!), but
you will also be able to re-connect with former Caroline
DJ’s who became ‘friends’.
Enjoy exploring the archive with
us, every Saturday and Sunday evening at 8pm UK time.
Local radio listeners will be able
to tune into new stations following measures announced by
Ofcom is setting out how we will
license ‘small-scale DAB’, an innovative technology which
will provide a low-cost route for local commercial, community
and specialist music stations to take to the digital airwaves.
Small-scale DAB will expand local
digital radio coverage and ensure that listeners will be
able to tune into a diverse range of radio services across
the UK, on the Digital Audio Broadcasting platform which
now accounts for 40% of the UK’s radio listening.
They will advertise license's for
small-scale DAB in batches, starting with 25 local areas
across the UK, including five where trials are already underway.
The second round will be for north west England and northeast
Will announce when next
meeting is possible
Click below for last meeting photos
The Ross Revenge restoration team
spent last weekend on the Ross 22nd and 23rd February doing
safety testing and painting.
Pictures show George Johnson testing
electrical circuits, top 15 producer Kevin Bradley installing
safety lamps and group photos of the rest of the crew. Thanks
to Andre Van Os for flying over from Holland to join us.
Thanks also to Jodie Lingard for
taking the group photos.
Click or tap
here for PHOTOS
Radio Caroline to raise money whenever I shop
online - could you do the same? It's very simple
- just visit.....
register and shop with over 2000 well known
retailers like Amazon, Argos, M&S, eBay
and many more. Whenever I buy something, the
retailer makes a donation to Radio Caroline.
No extra cost to you. It really does work.
raised so far (18-7-2020)
You can listen to all your favourite
anorak songs and jingles on Woodley Nets Anorak Jukebox.
Songs include Caroline - The Fortunes,
Man of Action, Because They're Young (Johnnie Walker theme),
Peace - Peter. Also Caroline and Mi-Amigo jingles. Just
added is a recording of the Caroline DJ's Xmas song from
1944 featuring Tony Allan.
Also features the 1972 Radio Luxemburg
broadcast of an Elvis Presley special. It was called "The
Elvis Presley Gramarathon". It was presented by Tony
Prince and Mark Wesley and includes a rare interview with
Elvis and also quite a few words with a young Todd Slaughter.
To go to the popup player
US ABC Radio network correspondent
(and ex-Laser jock), Tom Rivers with a report from the MV
Ross Revenge on Radio Caroline North. This was carried coast-to-coast
Our retro studio exhibit is still
on display at the Cotswolds motor museum in Bourton
on the Water, Gloucestershire. New features were
included last year when we added a piston from one of our
generators that supplied power to the ship when it was broadcasting
from sea and one of the ships life-rings is now on display.
Over the bank holiday weekend 25th
and 26th May several of our supporters were in attendance
to answer your questions and Caroline merchandise was on
The Cotswold Motoring Museum’s collections
are full of vehicles, toys and memorabilia from a bygone
age. Maybe you’ll find a classic car just like the one you
learned to drive in, or a vintage motorbike that reminds
you of the one you used to ride.
For photos click
Caroline message- "New
Listen Again Service
Over the years we've often been
asked by our loyal listeners whether it would be possible
to listen again to a particular show broadcast by Radio
Caroline. Until now we have not been able to respond – now
We are delighted to announce that
we can now provide a 'Listen Again' service whereby you
can listen to your favourite shows again when you wish,
or for the first time if you missed any. You must be quick
though because each show will only remain available for fourteen
days after it was broadcast.
You won't be able to download a
show, but you can stream any hour you wish using the built-in
media players. The service includes an RSS feed if that
is something that you'd like to use. "
LINK TO LISTEN AGAIN
Click photo below to
Tim Allen, Nick Carter (Bolland),
Albert Hood and Martin Fisher at a recent Southampton Support
Several excellent photos taken by
John Loader a visitor to the "Ross" recently.
CLICK THUMBS TO VIEW
Week in Radio Tech takes a look at Radio Caroline - interview
with Rob Ashard and Nick Jackson from studio 2 on board
Ross Revenge last night, with technical support from Dave
Click on the thumbnail to watch
the YouTube video. Number 3 on playlist.
Excellent video which is about one hour long. Plenty of
photos and discussions about Radio Caroline's history
Radio Caroline presenters (past
and present) interviews with Roland Beaney. 44 interviews
altogether including, Dave Foster, Alan Watts, Roger Mathews,
Tom Lodge, Rob Leighton, Martin Lewis and Johnny Lewis.
Very interesting reading,
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This was the Cambridge Rock Festival's
14th event, with some 75 bands appearing on three fully
covered stages set outdoors in the grounds of Horseheath
Lodge at Linton, Cambridge CB21 4PT
The festival took place between
Thursday 26th and Sunday 29th July 2018.
Caroline presenters there included,
Barry James, Mike Brill, Lee Shuttlewood, Marc Griffiths
and Phil Meek
To find out more about this
year's Cambridge Rock Festival click this link .
Many new cars now come with Digital
radio DAB as standard, for many others its an optional extra
but there are still a lot of cars with no DAB at all.
With DAB expanding and DAB+ adding even more stations many
of them not available on the older DAB radios, you will
be losing out. So if you want to hear dozens of new stations
including in some areas Radio Caroline you should be thinking
about upgrading your car radio. The EZi–DAB–BT is the easiest
way to update your audio system in your car, van or truck
without actually replacing it.
lots more info
Caroline can be heard on DAB+ throughout the London area.
This is great news for suitably equipped London car users
who cannot hear the 648AM signal with clarity and don't
want to mess with mobile device/bluetooth solutions. If
you are located within the M25, the nearer to central London
the better, simply give your DAB+ radio a full scan and
then you should find it. If you're technically minded the
frequency is 'Block 9A - centre Frequency 202.928MHz'.
Predicted coverage map as of 2016 – this does not take
account of transmitter additions since then.
Caroline is also broadcasting to
the following areas on DAB/
Brighton and Hove on DAB+.
The area is home to 275,000 people, not counting the outskirts
where the signal may also carry.
Aldershot. Previously the
Aldershot area was covered by a transmitter in Woking but
reception was patchy so another transmitter has been opened
in Aldershot in addition to the transmitter in Woking
which is still on air. Reception reports have been received
from Fleet and Farnborough and further down the M3
Birmingham area. Try doing
a search on your DAB Radio and save it on one of the buttons.
Please let me know the results of your search on the
contact button below .
Glasgow, fourth largest City
in the UK with 1.2 million residents and home to over 40%
of the Scottish population.
Portsmouth area in DAB +.
Some radios that do not support DAB+ will be unable to find
this new service. According to Solent Radio who are operating
this new service the DAB digital radio transmitter was relocated
to Fort Widley on Portsdown Hill and Ofcom have also kindly
allowed a change to the transmission antenna which will
result in an effective doubling of power. This means that
coverage should be improved in the Southsea, Gosport, Hayling
Island and Waterlooville areas.
Caroline is also on Norwich
Now on Cambridge DAB+