Alan Watts was an avid listener
and was so moved by the bravery of the RNLI Sheerness
lifeboat crew who rescued his DJ heroes he became a
He has since included the RNLI
in his Will to support our lifesaving work – find out
more about leaving a legacy here:
Thanks to the generosity of helper
Roland Beaney and his wife Viv from Romsey in Hampshire,
Caroline now have their own lifeboat. They purchased an
enclosed oil rig lifeboat, which was then brought
by road from Aberdeen to Essex and taken to a work shed.
Various helpers stripped out the boat and Steve Anthony
and Peter Moore removed the top. Assisted in the later stages
by Pete Crisp and Howard Beer, and rewired by George Johnson
and David Noakes. The boat was then rebuilt as shown below.
In view of the sad passing this
year of their founder and figurehead Ronan, the craft was
appropriately named Ronan O'Rahilly.
She has now been launched.
Caroline Community Radio is on 94.7
FM with a power of 200W, and the presenters include Ray
Clark, Peter Phillips, Johnny Lewis and Graham Bannerman
among others. Radio Caroline owns all the broadcast and
other equipment previously owned by Saint FM. This was such
an extensive inventory that Pete Crisp and Peter Moore were
able to build the studio with plenty of items left over.
Caroline Community Radio serves
Maldon and the surrounding towns and villages with a daily
mix of music and community programming. Music programmes
presented by experienced national and local radio broadcasters
who also broadcast on Radio Caroline
Since this is not a 100% Caroline
project it seemed unreasonable that Radio Caroline should
fund all costs. The start-up costs were 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.
The station self funds from grants
and commercial advertising. Radio Caroline's advertisers
are carried at no charge on the station.
Local radio listeners will soon
be able to tune into new stations following measures announced
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
Message from Radio Caroline
Robinson started making and collecting recordings of the
offshore stations in 1970. That was when he was first able
to buy a tape recorder with money saved from a summer holiday
job while in high school. Since then, he has amassed an
archive of many thousands of hours of broadcasts from all
the offshore stations, and of course, Radio Caroline in
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.
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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.
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Caroline can be heard on DAB+ throughout the London area.
This is great 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.
and Caroline Flashback are both available on Norwich
Caroline and Caroline Flashback are both available on Cambridge