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History Key Dates Ship and Location Technical Staff Programmes

Radio Caroline North

Owners


Planet Productions Ltd

Opening Date

Sailed from off the Essex coast to the Isle of Man, broadcasting throughout the voyage 3rd – 6th July 1964

As Radio Caroline North 6th July 1964


Closing Date

2nd March 1968 (10.00pm)

Landbased Address

National Office  

6 Chesterfield Gardens, London W1

(to 8th August 1967)


Northern Office

61 Lord Street,

Liverpool 2

(to August 1967)


Mailing address   

P O Box 3,

Ramsey, Isle of Man


Singel 160,

Amsterdam,

Holland

(after 15th August 1967)

Management

Ronan O’Rahilly


Phillip Soloman

(from February 1966)

MV Caroline

M V Caroline

Format

Initially a blend of pop music, mixed with established ' middle of the road' material, but clearly focused on the growing  ‘beat music’ then emanating from Liverpool and other northern cities.

A format based on the "Sound 65" chart (This was later changed to the "Caroline Countdown of Sound", a Top 50 chart) (from May 1965)

Broadcasting Hours

6.00am-8.00pm and, initially the 12.05am-3.00am weekend broadcasts, (which had been started while the ship was off the Essex coast), were also continued. However, these late night programmes were soon discontinued due to staff shortages.

Later 6.00am-8.00, 9.00 or 10.00pm  and 12 midnight-2.00am

Back to Britain Gallery

Wavelengths/

Frequencies


197m (announced as 199m) (1520kHz) Medium Wave (AM) (July 1964-17th December 1966)

256m (announced as 259m) (1169kHz) Medium Wave (AM) (tests from November 1966, regular programmes from 18th December 1966)

For more of Radio Caroline’s history see

Radio Caroline

80s

Radio Caroline

70s

Radio Caroline

South

Radio Caroline