Original Radio Caroline DJ and technician, Alan Turner, has died
DATELINEKent, England 2nd October
One of the first technicians/DJs on Radio Caroline, Alan Turner, has died aged 84.
Alan 'Neddy' Turner was born in Blackheath, London, on 29th March 1939.
His early jobs included salesman, engineer and policeman before becoming a disc-jockey. He obtained the nickname “Neddy” after the character in the popular 1950s BBC radio comedy series The Goon Show.
Alan joined Radio Caroline in 1964 as a technical operator (to play records for the DJs before they became 'self-op'). However he soon moved to presentation and was one of the three DJs (with Tom Lodge and Jerry Leighton) who sailed with the MV Caroline from Essex to the Isle of Man following the merger with Radio Atlanta.
After leaving Radio Caroline ran a retail/wholesale business with his wife, and later operated an aviation maintenance facility.
Alan passed away on 1st October 2023 at his home near Maidstone, Kent after a battle with cancer.