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Thanks Johny

I'm one of them .. one of the old pirate lovers :pirate:

To my generation (aka age) I was raised with the music of Caroline and Mi Amigo (broadcasting from the MV Mi Amigo) .. and I had even a Fan+ membership card .. so I was a real die hard fan for sure ..

I made in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 an Offshore Radio Special with almost the complete history of those days - runtime 5 hours - from 1958-59 untill the last known stations such as Delmare etc ... :)


I see on your profile that you are living at New Zealand ...

Did you knew that both Caroline and Big L are still alive and kicking ? .. however these days at the internet ...

I have them at my homepage "Audiostream section" ... click the drop down "... menu Offshore Radio"

see = http://www.djmcharry.be/1762929.htm

Enjoy listening !

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Heres another site you might not know about.


Have you seen the movie "The Boat That Rocked" yet? Its a great movie, I cant wait untill its out on dvd so I can get a copy.

We had our own Pirate ship down here in NZ in 1966 "Radio Hauraki", http://radioheritage.net/hauraki/default.asp




But it was too far from where I lived to pick it up.

RAG-FM 107.7 Raglan New Zealand & ragfm.com

........"Top Music Top of the Dial"

Click HERE to listen to the RAG-FM radio stream

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Hi Johny,

Wonderful memories for sure ... RNI was also the name to Radio Nordsea International aka Radio Noordzee ..

Heres another site you might not know about.

I found at one of your links this page


The original owner of Atlantis is still a contact of Me and he is still into the world of music. He is selling since the past 2 years Worldwide with his project ADYA (classical pop music)

Funny to see is the name of the ship "M.V. Janiene" - thats the name of his wife :)

Other links on youtube with some specific content are :


(lots about Radio Caroline)

(sinking of the MV Mi Amigo)


(general clips about OR)

In fact lots can be found about those days .. 1 of the most popular and famous websites at Europe about OR can be found at this link :

http://www.offshore-radio.de/ .. they are based at Germany and are one of the standards if you are looking for the history and facts etc ...


(this is a service known as The Offshore Radio download Club)


(This is their forum, language is basicly Dutch, but on the forum they use both the English and Dutch language - you gonna find a HUGE wide variety of samples, jingles, tunes etc etc about the "old days" - some of the items are offered by former members / hosts of the stations)


Attached you'll find also some pictures ... file text is in Dutch but you gonna understand everything A-ok by watching the pics


Enjoy !

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I loved the pirate stations . My local station was Radio Caroline North based in the Irish Sea with DJs such as DLT,Bob Stewart, Mike Ahern, Don Allen and Tony Prince...HAPPY DAYS.






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I ran a small pirate station a few years back, I was a junior in high school and was taking broadcasting classes, so I bought the transmitter and began broadcasting to the area, not realizing that I had a powerful transmitter, within 2 weeks, federal agents came and took the transmitter and antenna, and gave my family a warning...LOL, I guess pirate radio doesnt work well when you are miles away from DC, where the FCC is located lol

Jon Bova


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Hi JB,

LOL ... good boy :) (Y)

not realizing that I had a powerful transmitter

At Europe during the late 50s, "roaring" 60s and untill the end of the 70s Offshore Radio was made on ships who're making their broadcasts into international waters (international and neutral territory)

however some laws made in 1974 and 1976 changed parts of this situation.

Some of the stations were still on air untill the early 80s

To my own country (Belgium) this meant that many "hooked" fans of what is also known as "free radio" begun with their own FM transmitter .. this happend into the second part of the 70s

For a part logical, but also for a part strange behaviour ..

People both at Belgium and The Netherlands had "laws" against Offshore Radio ... but not yet "against" free local radiostations who where broadcasting on the main land :)

It took untill 87-88 before any real regulations were made .. however before that time also this side of the world lots of people lost their transmitters .. The other day they where back on air with an other transmitter .. so it was a real game aka battle between the radio-people and the people who're working for governement services

Those where the days .. isn't

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