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Pirate BBC Essex 2017

DATELINE   Harwich, Essex,  May 2017

BBC Essex and  the Pharos Trust have confirmed that the LV18 will again be the host for Pirate BBC Essex broadcasts in August.

The station will operate from 12th to 14th August 2017 and will mark (on 14th August) the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Marine etc Broadcasting (Offences) Act which closed most of the 1960's British offshore radio stations.

Former Radio Caroline South and Radio London DJ, Keith Skues will present his Sunday late show from the LV18, with other Saturday/Sunday shows to be confirmed.

On Monday 14th August Pirate BBC Essex programmes will be broadcast from 9am – 3pm  live from the LV18 on all BBC Essex frequencies (for the first time!) including presenters Johnnie Walker (Radio England, Radio Caroline South), Roger ‘Twiggy’ Day (Radio England, Radio Caroline South, RNI), Tom Edwards (Radio City, Radio Caroline South) and Norman St John (Radio London). Other surprise offshore radio guests are also expected !

There will also be a unique link up with Radio Caroline aboard the Ross Revenge during the afternoon of Monday 14th August.

Other activities will include:

An Offshore Radio Exhibition on Ha’penny Pier open to the public from Saturday 12th to Monday 14th August.

The Boat That Rocked film showing at Electric Palace Cinema during the evening of Sunday 13th August  introduced by former offshore broadcasters.


Admission  FREE!


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