► Goodbye Radio Caroline… hello Radio Caroline International 

14 August 2017 tbs.pm/13203

Midnight approaches on 14 August 1967. The Marine Broadcasting Offences Act kicks in. Off-shore radio stations around the coast of the UK have to decide what to do. Some closed earlier in the month. Big L shut down its transmitter at 3pm.

Radio Caroline decides to push on. With supplies and advertising from Ireland and continental Europe, Ronan O’Rahilly believes there’s still money to be made, especially in the six weeks of monopoly of pop music radio the station will have until BBC Radio 1 opens.

The relaunched station will be Radio Caroline International, and, the theory goes, if it doesn’t get supplies from the mainland UK, it’s now fully legal.

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steve brown 14 August 2017 at 10:17 pm

caroline had to continue,because the station that belonged to us,must not be taken away

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