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Former Caroline North DJ ‘Ugli’ Ray Teret has died

DATELINE    5th May  2021

Former Radio Caroline North DJ ‘Ugli’ Ray Teret has died at the age of 79.

Ray was born in Salisbury and previously  worked as a warehouse clerk, apprentice heating engineer and waiter before joining Radio Caroline North in August 1965, where he became known on air as ‘Ugli’ Ray Teret.

Ray also opened  a boutique on the Isle of Man which was run by his sister Janet who later famously married her brother’s fellow Caroline North DJ, Mick Luvzit,  in an on board ceremony conducted by the Captain of the MV Caroline  in September 1966.

After leaving Caroline Ray was later heard on both BBC and commercial radio stations, including  Piccadilly Radio in Manchester and Signal Radio in Stoke on Trent. He also worked as a chauffeur for disgraced DJ Jimmy Saville.

In December 2014 he was found guilty of seven counts of rape and eleven counts of indecent assault - offences carried out between 1962 and 1979. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison, where he died after a long battle with cancer.


Additional information courtesy Pirate Radio Hall of Fame

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