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'The station revolutionised radio for a generation': Ronan O'Rahilly, founder of Radio Caroline, dies aged 79

TRIBUTES HAVE BEEN paid to Ronan O’Rahilly, the founder of the iconic pirate radio station Radio Caroline that broadcast from a ship off the UK shore, who died yesterday aged 79. It was one of the first stations to broadcast pop music and had an estimated listenership of 25 -30 million listeners in the mid to late 1960s.

Tributes paid to Radio Caroline founder Ronan O'Rahilly

The 79 year old has been credited with changing the sound of radio after launching the pirate radio station. Tributes have been paid across the radio industry to the founder of Radio Caroline, Ronan O'Rahilly. The 79 year old - who had vascular dementia, passed away at Carlingford Nursing home, near....

Tributes are paid to Radio Caroline founder Ronan O'Rahilly

Since 19 August 2000, Radio Caroline has also broadcast 24 hours a day via the internet and by the occasional restricted service licence. Over his lifespan, the mastermind of pirate radio also went on to become the manager of Australian actor and former James Bond, George Lazenby.

The Strokes have launched their own ‘pirate radio series’

The Strokes, who are set to release their first album in seven years, have seen the coronavirus lockdown remove all traditional promotional techniques. However, the New Yorkers have had to come up with something slightly different with the launch of their own ‘pirate radio series’.

Old bulbs shine light on mystery of strange signal blocking flight radio

Specialist engineers had what can only be described as a lightbulb moment as they searched for the cause of radio interference endangering flights into Glasgow airport. Blocked conversations between pilots and control towers are more common than nervous passengers might like to know. The interference is most often caused by local pirate radio.

Old bulbs shine light on mystery of strange signal blocking flight radio

Specialist engineers had what can only be described as a lightbulb moment as they searched for the cause of radio interference endangering flights into Glasgow airport. Blocked conversations between pilots and control towers are more common than nervous passengers might like to know. The interference is most often caused by local pirate radio.

As Chris Evans broadcasts from a boat , visit the legendary 60s pirate radio station ship Caroline

Chris' is broadcasting his Virgin breakfast from a boat at the bottom of his garden to avoid coronavirus Credit: Twitter. The anticipation built as we sailed out to MV Ross Revenge. Once a trawler, the Ross Revenge is the third of the legendary Radio Caroline ships and we were going on board for a tour.

Pirate radio pioneers Radio Caroline's legacy 40 years from shock Kent coast sinking

It was the Pirate Radio ship that sent shockwaves through British broadcasting and launched some of the biggest DJs in the business. But 40 years ago this week the Mi Amigo sank in a storm after rocking Britain with Radio Caroline. DJs Stevie Gordon and Tom Anderson were among those playing the cool underground sounds the BBC refused to air.

All The Streams Is Pirate Radio For The 21st Century

All The Streams.fm MSCHF. MSCHF, subversive agents of chaos, are back with another project that teases the legality of current social standards with All The Streams. A pirate radio-like website that delivers streaming content instead of top 40 hits. Pirate radio as a concept is a simple one: it's a....

History of the ’90s podcast: Pirate Radio and the release of Nelson Mandela

In this episode of History of the ’90s , Kenzora is looking at some aspects of the anti- apartheid struggle that you might not know: pirate radio and protest songs. Pirate Radio was a weapon used by the African congress to inspire Black South Africans and counter propaganda and misinformation by the apartheid government.

YouTube ‘sorry’ for mistaken suspension

The feed for the popular livestream “lofi hip hop radio – beats to relax/study to” ended, causing a video to appear on the site that would take you more than a year-and-a-half to watch. Not that there would be much to see. The stream, vaguely akin to old school pirate radio stations but without the....

Tony Blackburn on his exciting pirate radio days, his love of 60s music and meeting Frank Sinatra

Tony Blackburn’s career nearly sank before it started.. He was working for Radio Caroline, the pirate radio station, at the time. “It was exciting and sometimes a bit dangerous out in the North Sea. On one occasion we got shipwrecked in a gale and had to get rescued by the coastguard,” he says.

The DJ on going from playing pirates as a child in Dorset to hosting pirate radio

I fell in love with soul music when, as a child, I heard my father playing a Jackie Wilson record. And I suppose I fell in love with America then, too. By 1966, I was working on pirate radio in the UK, and I went on my first trip to the States simply because I wanted to listen to American stations.

The DJ on going from playing pirates as a child in Dorset to hosting pirate radio

I fell in love with soul music when, as a child, I heard my father playing a Jackie Wilson record. And I suppose I fell in love with America then, too. By 1966, I was working on pirate radio in the UK, and I went on my first trip to the States simply because I wanted to listen to American stations.

EDITORIAL Give radio pirates chance to go legit

Shut down a pirate radio station, and you might be shutting down a community’s lifeline. While there can be good cause for the federal government to close down radio stations that operate in the shadows — like their failure to transmit emergency broadcasts or disclose political ad donors — the....

Albert jumps ship after 40 years aiding Radio Caroline pirates

A PIRATE radio stalwart has jumped ship after more than 40 years of helping to keep Radio Caroline on the airwaves. Albert Hood, 80, from Windsor Avenue, Clacton, began his Radio Caroline career by running covert tenders from Brightlingsea to the station's pirate radio ships, Mi Amigo and later Ross....

'I've never really done a proper day's work in my life'

Set up on May 31, 1979, Radio 2 was set up to compete with youth-oriented stations such as Radio Luxembourg, as well as pirate radio stations. RTE's best-known muso Dave Fanning was poached from pirate station Big D and is the only presenter still a firm fixture on its schedule, four decades later.

Remarkable photos show life behind the scenes at Radio Caroline

In Europe, Denmark had the first known radio station in the world to broadcast commercial radio from a vessel in international waters without permission from the authorities in the country that it broadcast to. The station was named Radio Mercur and began transmission on August 2, 1958. In the Danish newspapers it was soon called a 'pirate radio'.

Why Tony Blackburn is positive podcasts won’t kill the radio star

“Have you seen The Boat That Rocked ?” replies Tony Blackburn when I ask him about the pirate radio ships, which broadcast pop and rock music from international waters off the east coast of England during the 1960s. “Well, it was nothing like that.” How disappointing.

Tokyo Community Radio: The spirit of pirate radio is reignited in Japan

From The Electrifying Mojo in Detroit, who played a crucial role in the development of what would become the city’s eponymous techno sound, to Slimzee mapping out the early sonic terrain of grime in London, radio has loomed large in the progression of electronic music, arguably more so than other....

Tributes paid to iconic sports broadcaster Pat McAuliffe

Iconic sports broadcaster and journalist Pat McAuliffe has died. Pat has been a voice of sports and music radio in Cork for over 30 years, featuring prominently on RTE. Previously he worked for Cork's 96FM and for it's predecessor Radio South and in the 80's was a familiar voice on pirate radio under the name Ian Moores.

Fire brigade dealing with major fire in Drogheda

Several units of the fire brigade are attempting to bring a major fire at the former Donaghy’s Mill site in Drogheda, Co Louth, under control. The building, a former shoe factory and one time home to a pirate radio station located on the banks of the Boyne River, has been vacant for a number of years.

Firefighters tackle blaze at former mill in Drogheda

A former shoe factory and one time home to a pirate radio station was destroyed by a fire this evening. Donaghy's Mill, beside the Boyne river in Drogheda Co Louth, was a detached multiple-bay four-storey former mill built around 1820, later used as shoe factory and then used as offices and gymnasium.

Obituary: Jeff Jones, teacher and Justice of the Peace – and former pirate radio DJ

Jeff Jones JP MRSC, teacher and broadcaster. Born 27 November, 1945 in Darlington. Died 19 February, 2019 in Elgin, aged 73. With his penchant for three-piece suits and ­fondness for pirate radio, Jeff Jones was never going to ­conform to the standard image of a school chemistry teacher.

Authorities crack down on illegal radio station broadcast out of Worcester church

A Christian church in Worcester has been operating a pirate radio station on two different channels without a license from the Federal Communications Commission, according to the US attorney’s office for Massachusetts. Vasco Oburoni and Christian Praise International Church have been illegally operating a radio broadcast station on 97.

Oxide & Neutrino: how we made Bound 4 Da Reload

‘There was a rise in gun crime and garage was blamed. We went from being on Top of the Pops to not being able to play anywhere. Then I was shot’I met Neutrino at the pirate radio station Supreme FM, where we were doing DJ sets. We clicked and joined So Solid Crew, who at that time were 30 strong.

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