The Radio Caroline 531kHz weekend live from the ship
John Cronnolley reporting:
Radio Caroline was broadcasting from the Ross Revenge over the 28-31st
August weekend as it was a Bank Holiday in the UK. It was also using 531kHz
as a test broadcast to South Essex and North Kent to see what the coverage
of the area was and listeners reaction to it. The studio that has been used
for previous weekend broadcasts was used again. Also further painting was
done on the ship during the weekend.
The programmes which started at 6pm on Friday 28th August and finished at 12
midnight on Monday 31st August had tracks which had been picked by the
listeners and put together for "Now That's What I Call . . . Radio
Taking part in the broadcasts were Cliff Osbourne, Bob Lawrence, Johnny
Lewis, Jeremy Chartham, Dave Foster, Dave Richards, Brian Martin, Mike
Stevens, Martin Fisher and supplemented by Ross Revenge Restoration Crew
members, Lee Shuttlewood, Graham Coull and Phil Meek.
In all it was a successful weekend's broadcasting, with listenership figures
up due to the AM test broadcast, the presenters and the music that was
Hopefully, once the listeners information received has been evaluated, then
a decision will be taken whether to continue with the test broadcasts.
Photos by Phil Meek.