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Radio Caroline North RSL

Postby John Freeman » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:19 am

Hi folks
A website is currently under construction to support this tribute broadcast which will be on air from Liverpool on FM for four weeks commencing 31st March.
I am not involved with the project, but John Dwyer, who is organising it, is a friend.

http://www.carolinenorth.com/

http://www.merseyplanet.co.uk/
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Re: Radio Caroline North RSL

Postby paulvos » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:24 am

Great initiative. Caroline North was always underrated. Sadly I'm too far from Liverpool to hear the FM RSL, but I wish them success!
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Re: Radio Caroline North RSL

Postby Coastie » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:30 pm

Will keep an ear out here for it too. :)
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Re: Radio Caroline North RSL

Postby John Freeman » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:09 am

paulvos wrote:Great initiative. Caroline North was always underrated. Sadly I'm too far from Liverpool to hear the FM RSL, but I wish them success!


Paul, I've been informed there will be an internet stream, so you will be able to enjoy the broadcast :D
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Re: Radio Caroline North RSL

Postby RadioNorthsea » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:53 pm

Looking forward to being able to tune in via the internet stream. Be sure to post the URL on here please John so I can feed it into Pure Lounge.
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Re: Radio Caroline North RSL

Postby alec » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:18 pm

RadioNorthsea wrote:Looking forward to being able to tune in via the internet stream. Be sure to post the URL on here please John so I can feed it into Pure Lounge.


David, you only have to scroll upwards a bit to find: http://www.carolinenorth.com/ :wink:
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Re: Radio Caroline North RSL

Postby John Freeman » Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:07 pm

Here's the Press Release.....

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Liverpool

February 2014




'The Lady is Fifty'


If Radio is King of the Media then the Queen of the Airwaves is surely Radio Caroline who celebrate their 50th Birthday this year.


Caroline has never closed down but has had to go off the air on a number of occasions. One of those was on 3rd March 1968 when the original Caroline ship, the MV Frederica broadcasting as Radio Caroline North, was seized by creditors and towed from her moorings near the Isle of Man leaving millions of listeners in the northern part of the UK and Eire with the loss of what they had come to regard as a friendly voice and part of their daily life.


With its personality DJ's the station had perfectly captured the spirit of the Swinging Sixties and added to the phenomenon of the Merseybeat Sound which ignited a revolution in music for teenagers of the time and resulted in the vibrant and successful popular music industry which continues to this day.


Now a group of radio presenters and enthusiasts want to give Caroline North listeners the chance relive those memories.


Based on the last Liverpool Lightship, the LV23 berthed in the Albert Dock in Liverpool a recreation of the station will take place for 28 days commencing 31st March..


Organiser John Dwyer said 'We felt it was important to acknowledge the Golden Jubilee but at the same time celebrate our station, Caroline North, whose part in the Swinging Sixties is often overlooked.'


'While we will not be on air for the anniversary of the start of Caroline on 28th March this was actually Easter Saturday in 1964 and since Caroline is the Queen of the airwaves there is no reason why she should not have two birthdays and why we should not celebrate her Official Birthday over the coming Easter weekend.' 'The station will be a fully licenced broadcast.


Alan Roberts, owner of the LV 23 and skipper of the boat for the broadcast said 'I bought the Lightship to secure an important part of Liverpools Maritime heritage and was delighted to be asked to host the event. The Lightship was built in 1960 and the last manned vessel to serve Liverpool. For it to take part to celebrate the 50 years of Britains most famous Radio Station is a fitting use for the ship.”


The ship will be open to the public 10am to 6pm each day during the broadcast.Incidentally the original Company set up to run Radio Caroline was Planet Productions, and the name of the Lightship is the Planet!


Caroline North will be on air from 31st March 2014 to 27th April 2014 on 87.7 FM; and available on the internet at carolinenorth.com.



Contact details


John 07956 000707 carolinenorth@outlook.com

Phil 01942 716237 delmare192@ gmail.com
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Re: Radio Caroline North RSL

Postby John Freeman » Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:42 am

Just a correction to John Dwyer's email address ....

itscarolinenorth@outlook.com

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Re: Radio Caroline North RSL

Postby RadioNorthsea » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:43 pm

alec wrote:
RadioNorthsea wrote:Looking forward to being able to tune in via the internet stream. Be sure to post the URL on here please John so I can feed it into Pure Lounge.


David, you only have to scroll upwards a bit to find: http://www.carolinenorth.com/ :wink:


John thats the link to the website I was looking for the URL so that I can get the audio feed onto my Pure One Flow?
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Re: Radio Caroline North RSL

Postby John Freeman » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:03 pm

Hi David
It's not known yet re URL or if it will be on TuneIn etc
Once these details become known they will be posted on the website and I'll try and clarify the situation here too.
I should also say that I now find myself closer to the project than I was expecting to be :wink:
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Re: Radio Caroline North RSL

Postby John Freeman » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:59 am

Hi Folks

A Facebook and Twitter account have now being created.....

http://www.facebook.com/radiocarolinenorthliverpool
http://www.twitter.com/CarolinenorthD

It's JDs wish to keep the identity of the DJ team a closely guarded secret until quite near the start of the broadcast - a fortnight today.
I have to say people will be genuinely gobsmacked at some of the names that will be appearing!
For example, one is one of the most popular jocks who was on Chris Cary's Radio Nova.
Some of the others appeared on the Ross or Voice of Peace (or both!) and some very well known NW England '70s/'80s ILR figures (Radio City and Piccadilly Radio) plus a couple with a more land based background :wink:
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Re: Radio Caroline North RSL

Postby alec » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:58 pm

John Freeman wrote:Hi Folks

A Facebook and Twitter account have now being created.....

http://www.facebook.com/radiocarolinenorthliverpool
http://www.twitter.com/CarolinenorthD

It's JDs wish to keep the identity of the DJ team a closely guarded secret until quite near the start of the broadcast - a fortnight today.
I have to say people will be genuinely gobsmacked at some of the names that will be appearing!
For example, one is one of the most popular jocks who was on Chris Cary's Radio Nova.
Some of the others appeared on the Ross or Voice of Peace (or both!) and some very well known NW England '70s/'80s ILR figures (Radio City and Piccadilly Radio) plus a couple with a more land based background :wink:


Sounds very good and interesting - I for sure will tune in :)
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Re: Radio Caroline North RSL

Postby John Freeman » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:04 am

Hi Folks

I'm not close to the action on the technical side, so can't really add to the posts on GS and DS.
I've been advised the Listen Live should be available on the website later today.
For now you can listen live via www.radioxanadu.co.nr
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Re: Radio Caroline North RSL

Postby alec » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:18 am

john - have you got or experienced yourself any 87.7 mhz- reception-reports
- any idea if the Tx is mounted on the Life-boat ?

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Re: Radio Caroline North RSL

Postby John Freeman » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:26 am

alec wrote:john - have you got or experienced yourself any 87.7 mhz- reception-reports
- any idea if the Tx is mounted on the Life-boat ?


Hi Alec

Can't add to the reports on GS and DS as I only tend to be in Merseyside at weekends.
The tx location is on the Wirral a couple of miles south of Birkenhead town centre.
The picture seems to be that it is covering central Merseyside pretty well but not so strong elsewhere.
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