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The Offshore Pirates will cover the many offshore radio stations from around the world, many of which were the inspiration to our own local pirate radio pioneers, Bert Williams and Rick Dane. The Offshore Pirates pages are only a basic section on Mersey Pirates, as there are already much better and more detailed offshore pirate radio web sites out there on the web, which we couldn't hope to emulate. However, rather than have nothing to show for this most important part of pirate radio we have decided to include at least some representation on this vast subject.

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Radio Caroline North Click on station of interest or page down:
Radio Caroline North
Radio Caroline South
Radio North Sea International
Wonderful Radio London
Swinging Radio England
Britain Radio
Radio 270
Radio City
Radio Laser/Laser 558/Laser Hot Hits
Radio Atlantis
Radio Mi Amigo
Radio Veronica
Offshore odds and sods!

 




Radio Caroline North
(1) Radio Caroline theme tune --- Jimmy McGriff - Around Midnight. This was the original station theme and was usually
played at nightly closedowns. Duration 5:41
(2) Radio Caroline theme tune --- The Fortunes - Caroline. Duration 2:03
(3) Dave "Baby" Cortez - Popping Popcorn. Jack Spector often played this tune. Duration 2:19 (Dave Simpson)
(4) Red Prysock - Hand Clappin'. Jack Spector often played this tune. Duration 2:45 (Dave Simpson)
(5) Radio Caroline North - Mike Ahern 08-08-65. Duration 29:51 (Dave Simpson)
(6) Radio Caroline North - More of Mike Ahern 08-08-65. Duration 30:57 (Dave Simpson)
(7) Tom Lodge from September 1964. Duration 24:15 (Dave Simpson)
(8) Tom Lodge (unknown date). Duration 57:13 (Dave Simpson)
(9) Bob Stewart (unknown date). Duration 59:15 (Dave Simpson)
(10) Jack Spector Thursday Show from June 1966. 'Jake' usually went out on both Caroline North & South, but this show
probably went out on Caroline North only. Duration 48:50 (Dave Simpson)
(11) Jack Spector Sunday Show from July 1966. This show probably went out on Caroline North only.
Duration 48:08 (Dave Simpson)
(12) Jack Spector Wednesday Show (unknown date). Duration 59:36 (Dave Simpson)
(13) Radio Caroline North - Hit Parade Show (unknown date). Duration 16:13 (Richard, Wirral)
(14) Radio Caroline North & South - Random extracts from the 1960's (unknown dates) featuring Robbie Dale, Rosko,
Gary Kemp, Tony Blackburn, Jerry Leighton, Tom Lodge and Tommy Vance. Duration 35:11 (Richard, Wirral)
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Radio Caroline South
(1) Radio Caroline theme tune --- Jimmy McGriff - Around Midnight. This was the original station theme and was usually
played at nightly closedowns. Duration 5:41
(2) Radio Caroline theme tune --- The Fortunes - Caroline. Duration 2:03
(3) Radio Caroline jingles selection (1970's). Duration 6:31
(4) Radio Caroline 259 jingle/tribute song. Artist/title...Day By Day??? Duration 2:16 (Dave Simpson)
(5) Roger Day from August 1967. Duration 45:02 (Dave Simpson)
(6) More of Roger Day from August 1967. Duration 45:42 (Dave Simpson)
(7) Ian McCrae 04-04-67. Duration 1:13:48 (Dave Simpson)
(8) Johnnie Walker 02-09-67 from 1309-1439. Duration 1:30:58 (Dave Simpson)
(9) Johnnie Walker and Robbie Dale, Carl Mitchell on the news 01-10-67 from 0903-1000.
Duration 58:11 (Dave Simpson)
(10) Roger Day Show (unknown date). Duration 1:27:14 (Dave Simpson)
(11) Radio Caroline South. Countdown Show (unknown date - mid 1960's). Duration 15:59 (Richard, Wirral)
(12) Radio Caroline South. Frinton Flashing (unknown date - mid 1960's). Duration 11:48 (Richard, Wirral)
(13) Radio Caroline - Blake Williams (unknown date - mid 1980's). Duration 38:36 (Dave Simpson)
(14) Radio Caroline - More of Blake Williams (unknown date - mid 1980's). Duration 35:58 (Dave Simpson)
(15) Radio Caroline - More of Blake Williams (unknown date - mid 1980's). Duration 1:32:37 (Dave Simpson)
(16) Radio Caroline - John Dwyer (unknown date - mid 1980's). Yes! It's the same John Dwyer from the Mersey
pirate radio stations!! Duration 58:54 (Dave Simpson)
(17) Radio Caroline - Kevin Turner (unknown date - mid 1980's). Duration 1:32:12 (Dave Simpson)
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Radio North Sea International
(1) RNI Radio North Sea Int. theme tune --- Les Reed Orchestra - Man Of Action. Duration 2:24
(2) 1970 Election song featured on RNI --- The Opposition - Who Do You Think You Are Kidding Mr Wilson?
Duration 1:04
(3) RNI "Summertime" music bed. From 'Living Legend Radio' by Pepper Sound Studios. Duration 2:51
(4) RNI "South American Getaway" music bed. Duration 1:25 (Dave Simpson)
(5) RNI jingles selection. These are ones that I've never heard anywhere before, so I thought they may be of use.
Duration 1:20 (Andrew Howlett)
(6) RNI - Don Allen Intro. This intro is just so good I had to send it. It's funny because it goes on forever.
Duration 2:48 (Andrew Howlett)
(7) Radio North Sea International. 29-08-70 Attack on the Mebo 2 pt 1. Duration 58:42 (Dave Simpson)
(8) Radio North Sea International. 29-08-70 Attack on the Mebo 2 pt 2. Duration 54:40 (Dave Simpson)
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Wonderful Radio London
(1) Big L - Wonderful Radio London theme tune --- PAMS Jingles - Big Lil. Duration 1:36 (Dave Simpson)
(2) Big Lil base pad. Duration 1:43 (Dave Simpson)
(3) Jingle --- Go Go The Top 40 Sound of Wonderful Radio London. Duration 0:13 (Dave Simpson)
(4) Big L Comedy promo (by Kenny Everett). Duration 0:52 (Dave Simpson)
(5) Big L Bat Shirt promo (by Kenny Everett). Duration 1:25 (Dave Simpson)
(6) Big L T-shirt promo 4 (by Kenny Everett). Duration 0:42 (Dave Simpson)
(7) Big L Fab 40 promo 1 (by Kenny Everett). Duration 0:38 (Dave Simpson)
(8) Big L Moving The Fab 40 promo (by Kenny Everett). Duration 1:18 (Dave Simpson)
(9) Big L Marc Roman promo (by Kenny Everett). Duration 0:26 (Dave Simpson)
(10) Radio London. Random extracts 1965-1967 featuring Tony Windsor, Tony Blackburn and Ed Stewart.
Duration 29:42 (Richard, Wirral)
(11) Dave Dennis 15-03-65. Duration 1:13:13 (Dave Simpson)
(12) The final Fab 40 with Tommy Vance 06-08-67 (1st hour). Duration 1:01:20 (Dave Simpson)
(13) The final Fab 40 with Tommy Vance 06-08-67 (2nd hour). Duration 52:02 (Dave Simpson)
(14) The final Roman Empire with Marc Roman 13-08-67. Duration 57:45 (Dave Simpson)
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Swinging Radio England
(1) Gary Stevens extracts from 1966. Duration 10:23 (Richard, Wirral)
(2) Roger Day Show from November 1966. Duration 49:06 (Dave Simpson)
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Britain Radio
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Radio 270
(1) Leon Tipler. This Leon Tipler bit dates from 1966 and is part of a personal tape he sent to his mate George, who
lived not far from here (apparently) and Leon describes the conditions and events on board Radio 270, where he'd just
got a DJ job. As far as I know, this is the first time 'out' for this tape. Duration 7:49 (Andrew Howlett)
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Radio City
(1) Tom Edwards, Paul Kramer (dates unknown mid 1960's). Duration 9:22 (Richard, Wirral)
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Radio Laser/Laser 558/Laser Hot Hits
(1) Laser 558 with Jessie Brandon 13-07-84. Duration 45:43 (Dave Simpson)
(2) Laser Hot Hits 576 with Andrew Turner 08-12-86. Duration 1:00:25 (Dave Simpson)
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Radio Atlantis
(1) Radio Atlantis (Flemish Service) theme tune --- The Spoetniks - Atlantis. Duration 2:06 (Dave Simpson)
(2) Radio Atlantis 963 khz AM. Extracts of Steve England show (2*unknown dates from 1974).
Duration 48:12 (Richard, Wirral)
(3) Radio Atlantis 963 khz AM. Extracts of Steve England show (unknown dates from 1974).
Duration 48:07 (Richard, Wirral)
(4) Radio Atlantis Breakfast Show with Steve England, John Harding (unknown date from 1974).
Duration 20:44 (Richard, Wirral)
(5) Radio Atlantis Breakfast Show 31-08-74 from 0714-0748. Duration 8:47 (Richard, Wirral)
(6) Radio Atlantis. Extracts from the final day's broadcasting 31-08-74. Duration 1:02:49 (Richard, Wirral)
(7) Radio Atlantis final hour 31-08-74 from 1800-1900. Duration 1:02:09 (Richard, Wirral)
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Radio Mi Amigo
(1) Radio Mi Amigo. Brian Anderson Show (unknown date). Duration 25:28 (Richard, Wirral)
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Radio Veronica
(1) Radio Veronica with Tom Collins 01-01-72. Duration 58:31 (Dave Simpson)
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Offshore odds and sods!
(1) The Moronic Surveyors - I Spy (instrumental version). Duration 2:57
(2) The One Shots - Goodbye Caroline. Duration 3:30
(3) The One Shots - Goodbye Caroline (re-release version). Includes recording of final broadcast from the Mi Amigo
before it was sadly lost. Duration 4:04
(4) Johnnie Walker theme tune with opening jingle --- Duane Eddy - Because They're Young.
Duration 2:00 (Dave Simpson)
(5) Earth & Fire - Maybe Tomorrow, Maybe Tonight. Duration 3:07 (Dave Simpson)
(6) Jingles compilation from Steve England featuring stations from around the world. Duration 25:22
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