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RADIO CAROLINE - 1970's


Radio Caroline 1970's:

This station is by far the most famous and oldest of the mainly short lived offshore radio stations, which broadcast from the high seas, off Europe. There is no end of offshore radio enthusiasts who have produced web pages on the history of this world famous radio station..

Recordings 791125 were recorded in Scotland on a Sunday evening when the 50kw transmitter was in use, and resulting reception was quite good for much of the time. There is a bit of skywave fading, but in general listenable to anyone who used to tune in back then. The recordings for example from 790420, 790427, and 790428 are recordings made in Scotland at night with inferior recorders and during inferior reception periods, but are unique, in the fact they have not done the rounds.

Some tapes and recordings have come from various sources.

AW - Andy W
AC - Andy C
JP - John P
KB and GH - Ken and Gary of DX Archive
Bonnie - Web site, now off line and recordings not available anywhere to our knowledge. A few repeated on here.

 

750100_caroline_259_0300-0500_dave_owen_aw.mp3 (date unknown) (aw)
(56,464k)
780120_miamigo-caroline_962_1750-1900_includes_changeover_75.mp3 (gh)
(57,779k)
780120_caroline_962_2247-2320_brianmartin_75.mp3 (gh)
(27,267k)
780120_caroline_962_2320-0051_brianmartin_stuartrussell_75.mp3 (gh)
(86,079k)
780121_caroline_962_sat_0330-0500_rogermatthews_75.mp3 (gh)
(88,855k)
790415_1700-1930_caroline_319_tom_hardy_dominee_airchecked_poorer_towards_end_(jp_tape).mp3 (kb via jp) (106.082k)
790415_caroline_319_1930-2013_tom_hardy_bonnie_54.mp3 (bonnie) (60,971k)
790415_caroline_319_2014-2059_tom_anderson_bonnie_55.mp3 (bonnie) (64,414k)
790415_caroline_319_2059-2113_tom_anderson_bonnie_56.mp3 (bonnie) (19,698k)
790415_caroline_319_2113-2144 Tom Anderson_bonnie_57.mp3 (bonnie) (43,729k)
790415_caroline_319_2144-2231_tom_anderson_2200_tony_allan_bonnie_58.mp3 (bonnie) (66,217k)
790420_caroline_319_2335-0000_tony_allan_including_s_off.mp3 (kb)
(20,270k)
790425_caroline_319_2200-2245_stephen_bishop_c90_1407_via_ac_kb.mp3 (kb via ac) (23,535k)
790427_caroline_319_2330-0000_tony_allan_including_s_off.mp3 (kb)
(15,403k)
790428_caroline_319_2320-0000_tony_allan_including_s_off.mp3 (kb)
(20,802k)
790509_caroline_319_2000-2200_tony_allan_kb_via_jp.mp3 (kb via jp) (48,313k)
790609_caroline_963_sat_09jun79_1900-2030_stephenbishop_tonyallen_gh.mp3 (gh) (83M)
790615_caroline_963_fri_2030-2200_stephenbishop_signoff_gh.mp3 (gh) (83M)
790801_caroline 319_1815_tony_allan_greenpeace_special_via_jp_kb.mp3 (kb via jp) (32,615k)
790826_Caroline 319_2041-2200_stuart_russel_stephen_bishop_ships_tour_c60 37_c90 25_kb.mp3 (kb) (50,508k)
790826_caroline_319_2038-2102_stuart_russell_stephen_bishop_ships_tour_bonnie_69.mp3 (bonnie) (34,742k)
790826_caroline_319_2102-2128_stuart_russell_stephen_bishop_ships_tour_bonnie_70.mp3 (bonnie) (34,125k)
790826_caroline_319_2128-2200_stuart_russell_stephen_bishop_ships_tour_bonnie_71.mp3 (bonnie) (67,212k)
790902_caroline_319_2005_stephen_bishop_top30_mark_smith.mp3 (kb)
(40,033k)
790911_1700_963_caroline_tom_hardy_via_andy_c_reel_33_kb.mp3 (ac) (34M)
791003_caroline_319_2238-2323_tom_hardy_skywaving_c90_35_kb.mp3 (kb) (26M)
791026_1500_cet_963_caroline_stevie_gordon_buzby_via_andy_c_reel_33_kb.mp3 (ac) (40M)
791125_caroline_319_2208-2323_nice_n_easy.mp3 (kb)
(30,147k)
791125_caroline_319_2323_stevie_gordon_nick_richards.mp3 (kb)
(42,119k)
791227_caroline_319_2158-2309_spaceplay_stuart_russel_rough_sea.mp3 (kb)
(56,239k)
     
800222_caroline 319_0056_inc_break_down_stevie_gordon_c90_58_kb.mp3 (kb) (7,875k)

 

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RADIO CAROLINE - 1980's

Radio Caroline 1980's:

In 1983 when the Ross Revenge came into the North Sea, there was a feeling of triumph amongst the listeners and fans. But on the programming front, there was a real feeling of disappointment and missed opportunity. I may seem a big fan of Dixie Peach, because of the number of recordings below, but I really did not like him at the time. I still don't. The recordings were made because our favourite station had returned, and because of some misguided sense of loyalty. There is such a lot of the dreaded Peach and his sorry efforts to turn our beloved album station we had known in the late 70's into some kind of a reggie outfit. But these are historical recordings and never copied anywhere before. My own tapes were recorded here in Scotland, maybe around 350 miles from the ship, under skywave conditions, but at that time of night, the channel was usually very good, as you can hear.


Also from the ROSS REVENGE, the radio ship which still survives to this day, a set of unique recordings never before circulated, from the SW frequency of 6210, and 6215. There may be more of these to come. All taken from old reels, recorded on 7" triple play tapes at slow speed, giving six and a half hours per track. Hence we have some long continous recordings here.

In 2012, a collection of long recordings made by Steve West have been uploaded. There is around 10g worth of Caroline and Laser. Most of the Caroline material seems to be from around 1990. These are from Steve's old reels, recorded around 160 miles from the ship.

Unfortunately some of his earlier mp3 transfers have been made using exceptionally poor bitrates. But that said, these are unique recordings from that time of Caroline's life.


1983

8308xx_0036_963_caroline_2_airchecks_dixie_peach_about_small_boats.mp3 kb 1.1M
8308xx_1800_963_caroline_nx_simon_barrat_poss_tues_27th_sept_c90_705_kb.mp3 kb 3.3M
     
830819_2246_963_caroline_testing_dixie_peach_c90_678_kb.mp3 kb 34M
830820_2016_963_caroline_robin_ross_tony_garreth_c90_680_kb.mp3 kb 121M
830820_2325_963_caroline_tony_garreth_dixie_peach_c90_682.mp3 kb 59M
830821_0156_963_caroline_dixie_peach_sign_off_1st_day_back_c90_683_kb.mp3 kb 6.3M
830821_2220_963_caroline_dixie_peach_struggles_with_controls_c90_686.mp3 kb 32M
830823_2000_963_caroline_tom_anderson_c90_687_kb.mp3 kb 15M
830824_2215_963_caroline_dixie_peach_c90_689_kb.mp3 kb 20M
830824_2250_963_caroline_dixie_peach_20m_c90_687_kb.mp3 kb 14M
830824_2322_963_caroline_dixie_peach_inc_small_boats_ann_c90_687_kb.mp3 kb 32M
830825_0130_963_caroline_dixie_peach_inc_sign_off_ann_at_0200_c90_686_kb.mp3 kb 24M
830828_0700_963_caroline_sign_on_inc_carrier_robin_ross.mp3 kb 7.6M
830829_0015_963_caroline_dixie_peach_do_it_to_the_music_c90_693_kb.mp3 kb 35M
830829_0115_963_caroline_dixie_peach_inc_close_c90_693_kb.mp3 kb 28M
830910_0013_963_caroline_dixie_peach_c90_697_kb.mp3 kb 33M
830910_0119_963_caroline_dixie_peach_c90_697_kb.mp3 kb 30M
830918_2315_963_caroline_dixie_peach_inc_tk_hendrix_at_start_c90_702_kb.mp3 kb 65M
830920_2130_963_caroline_simon_barrat_1st_show_dixie_tk_on_cars_c90_699_kb.mp3 kb 30M
1983_09_26_tuesday_caroline_963_1910-2225_simonbarrett_dixiepeach.mp3 NEW 01/13 gh 137,132k
830928_1400_963_caroline_clip_archer_c90_705_kb.mp3 kb 195K
830928_1756_963_caroline_simon_barret_weaker_than_night_rec_later_c90_705_kb.mp3 kb 31M
830928_2030_963_caroline_simon_barret_inc_mention_chicago_c90_705_kb.mp3 kb 33M
830929_0120_963_caroline_dixie_peach_inc_s_off_c90_706_kb.mp3 kb 31M
1983_10_02_sunday_caroline_963_0600-0910_signon_robinross.mp3 NEW 01/13 gh 179,997k
831005_2148_963_caroline_simon_barrat_carl_kingston_c90_712_kb.mp3 kb  
831117_2315_963_caroline_dixie_peach_c90_723.mp3 kb 24M
831120_0238_963_caroline_tony_scott_c90_723_kb.mp3 kb 25M
831121_0325_963_caroline_scottie_some_kind_of_pause_toth_c90_726_kb.mp3 kb  
831121_0415_963_caroline_scottie_45m_c90_726_kb.mp3 kb  
831123_2349_963_caroline_dixie_peach_c90_729_kb.mp3 kb 31M
831123_0017_963_caroline_dixie_peach_c90_727_kb.mp3 kb  
831123_0444_963_caroline_scottie_c90_727_kb.mp3 kb  
831123_0825_963_caroline_peter_clark_peter_quinn_c90_727_kb.mp3 kb  
831124_0037_963_caroline_dixie_peach_inc_jingles_c90_729_kb.mp3 kb 30M
831229_1730_963_caroline_barrat_benson_nx_anderson_skywaving_c90_766_kb.mp3 kb 31M
831229_1846_963_caroline_tom_anderson_skywaving_c90_766_kb.mp3 kb 32M

 

1984

1984_01_22_sunday_caroline_963_2345-2400_dixiepeach_signoff.mp3 gh 14,258k
1984_01_29_sunday_caroline_963_1030-1250_brian_allen.mp3 gh 130,206k
840305_2118_963_caroline_andy_howard_robin_ross_c90810_kb.mp3 kb 63MB
1984_05_13_sun_caroline_963am_0035_signoff_blakewilliams.mp3 NEW 02/16 gh  
1984_05_16_wed_caroline_963_2150-2320_stuartvincent_dianelauren.mp3 NEW 02/16 gh  
840716_2250_000_963_caroline_andy_johnstone_s_off_c90_908_kb.mp3 kb 7.2MB
841024_1728_963_caroline_paul_mckenna_dave_richards_jay_c90_1027_kb.mp3

(tnx Philip in Belgium for time correction. Paul ann Dave Richards as Dave Lee Richards, in response to Dave Lee Stone who was on Laser!!)
kb 19MB
841024_2050_963_caroline_dave_richards_dave_winsor_gd_night_am_c90_1027_kb.mp3 kb 34MB
841031_0643_963_caroline_johnny_lewis_jj_nx_poorish_20m_only_c90_1034_kb.mp3 kb 13MB
1984_11_10_sat_caroline963_0850-1155_signon_johnlewis_susancharles.mp3 NEW 02/16 gh  
1984_11_13_tue_caroline963_0445-0500_signoff_keithking.mp3 NEW 02/16 gh  
1984_11_15_thu_caroline_963_0045-0315_stuartvincent_keithking.mp3 NEW 02/16 gh  
1984_11_17_sat_caroline963_0115-0430_stuartvincent_keithking.mp3 NEW 02/16 gh  
1984_11_24_sat_caroline963_0135-0440_stuartvincent_keithking.mp3 NEW 02/16 gh  
1984_11_25_sun_caroline963_0200-0335_keithking.mp3 NEW 02/16 gh  
1984_12_01_sat_caroline963_1220-1530_keithking_daverichards.mp3 NEW 02/16 gh  
1984_12_08_sat_caroline963_0920-1230_martiwright_daverichards.mp3 NEW 02/16 gh  
1984_12_09_sun_caroline_576_0900-0945_keithking_aircheck_martiwright.mp3 NEW 02/16 gh  
1984_12_12_wed_caroline963_0655-1030_johnlewis_jayjackson.mp3 NEW 02/16 gh  
1984_12_12_wed_caroline963_1030-1300_jayjackson_keithking.mp3 NEW 02/16 gh  
1984_12_12_wed_caroline963_1033-1300_jayjackson_keithking.mp3 NEW 02/16 gh  
841214_0020_963_caroline_c90_1067_kb.mp3 kb 37MB
841214_0716_963_caroline_john_lewis_steve_w_25m_p_lenton_47m_c90_1067_kb.mp3 kb 37MB
1984_12_30_sun_caroline576_1040-1355_jayjackson_marti_tonyjames.mp3 NEW 02/16 gh  
1984_12_31_mon_caroline963_0210-0525_jimmy_signon_radiomonique.mp3 NEW 02/16 gh  
1984_12_31_mon_caroline963_2200-0200_daverichards_brucepurdy_newyearsparty.mp3 NEW 02/16 gh  

 

1985

1985_01_01_tue_caroline576_0730-1045_simonbarrett_marti_jayjackson.mp3 NEW 02/16 gh  
850120_0217_963_caroline_nick_richards_rough_audio_2nd_half_c90_1107_kb.mp3 KB 23M
850322_1610_576_caroline_johnny_lewis_rec_in_leicester_c90_1142_kb.mp3 KB 19M
850322_1700_576_caroline_johnny_lewis_rec_in_leicester_c90_1142_kb.mp3 KB 19M
851114_radio_caroline_1135-1345.mp3 NEW 3/12 149M

 

1986

860429_0800_558_caroline_johnny_lewis_rec_cambridge_tandy_c60_kb.mp3 kb 35M
860429_1645_558_caroline_simon_barrat_kevin_turner_rec_cambridge_tandy_c60_kb kb 36M
860828_caroline_558_thu28aug86_0630-0820_john_lewis[gh].mp3 gh 101M
1986_12_31_wednesday_caroline_overdrive_963_2130-2310_end_viewpoint_peterphilips.mp3 NEW 02/16 gh  
1986_12_31_wednesday_caroline_overdrive_963_2310-0030_peterphilips_johntyler.mp3 NEW 02/16 gh  

 

1987

870123_fri_1305-1430_caroline558_richard_staines_gh_.mp3 gh 81M
870124_caroline_558_sat_24_jan_1987_1700-1758_richard_staines[gh].mp3 gh 54M
870128_caroline558_wed28jan87_0750-0845_kevinturner[gh].mp3 gh 51M
870128_caroline558_wed28jan87_0850-1045_kevinturner_robcharles[gh].mp3 gh 104M
870128_caroline558_wed28jan87_1215-1325_robcharles_richardstaines[gh].mp3 gh 72M
870128_caroline558_wed28jan87_1340-1510_richardstaines[gh].mp3 gh 88M
870129_caroline558_thu29jan87_0755-0935_kevinturner_robcharles[gh].mp3 gh 91M
870129_caroline558_thu29jan87_0935-1115_robcharles[gh].mp3 gh 91M
870129_caroline558_thu29jan87_1115-1255_robcharles[gh].mp3 gh  91M
870129_caroline558_thu29jan87_1255-1410_ricthardsaines[gh].mp3 gh 75M
870129_caroline558_thu29jan87_1420-1520_richardstaines[gh].mp3 gh 58M
870209_caroline558_mon09feb1987_1210-1410_robcharles_richardstaines[gh].mp3 gh 109M
870209_caroline558_mon09feb1987_1410-1530_richardstaines[gh].mp3 gh 72M
870321_caroline_558_21mar87_1510-1630_mark_matthews_857[gh].mp3 gh 76M
870413_caroline558_mon13apr87_1545-1845_mick_williams_mark_matthews_615[gh].mp3 gh 159M

 

1988

880223_caroline_6210_1250-1430_james_day_richard_lee_peter_philips_nx_1st_day_on_sw_kb kb 70M
880225_caroline_6210_1304_steve_conway_pakistan_qrm_at_end_reel_2_kb.mp3 kb 170M
880226_caroline_6210_0811-1435_robbie_jay_steve_conway_reel_2_kb.mp3 kb 291M
880303_1130-1625_6210_caroline_robbie_j_steve_conway_engineer_at_end_reel_3_kb.mp3 kb 193M
880304_fri_0850-1421_6215_caroline_robbie_j_steve_conway_reel_3_kb.mp3 kb 227M
880308_tues_1026-1543_6210_caroline_lots_breaks_due_to_tx_audio_trouble_reel_3_kb.mp3 kb  234M
880311_caroline_6210_0916-1220_robbie_jay_reel_3_kb.mp3 kb 137M
880403_caroline_6210_1542-1759_paul_graham_chris_kennedy.mp3 kb 95M
880413_caroline_6215_0915-1321_james_day_richard_lee_paul_graham.mp3 kb 167M
880415_fri_0016-0100_caroline_6205_paul_graham_couple_of_annoying_retunes_s_off_0100_reel_6_kb.mp3 kb 35M
880416_sat_0955_6205_caroline_steve_conway_paul_graham_inc_tune_in_reel7_kb.mp3 kb 270M
880420_wed_2227-0100_caroline_6205_rich_lee_paul_graham_off_0100_2250_q_on_air_reel_6_kb.mp3 kb 118M
880427_1552-1735_wed_caroline_6215_ernie_ad_roberts_abrupt_off_reel_6_kb.mp3 kb 77M
880428_thurs_0032-0100_caroline_6215_john_something_s_off_0100_reel_6_kb.mp3 kb 21M
880429_caroline_6215_0915-1400_kb.mp3 kb 198M
880429_caroline_6215_1523-1730_dutch_dj_43m_steve_conway_nx_ad_roberts_1700.mp3 kb 85M
880430_caroline_6215_0725-1350_steve_conway_at_10_inc_tx_died_8am.mp3 kb 276M
880708_radio_caroline_1756-1932.mp3  new 3/12 43M
1988_07_08_fri_caroline558_0630-0715_steveconway_last_daytime_before_dutch_service.mp3 NEW 02/16 gh  
1988_07_08_fri_caroline558_0715-0930_steveconway_robharrison_last_daytime_before_dutch_service.mp3 NEW 02/16 gh  
880709_radio_caroline_0742-0826.mp3  new 3/12 20M
1988_07_09_sat_caroline558_0645-0730_ianmack.mp3 NEW 02/16 gh  
1988_07_09_sat_caroline558_0730-0815_ianmack_signoff_then_radio558_signon.mp3 NEW 02/16 gh  
1988_07_09_sat_caroline558_1730-1815_radio558_signoff_then_ianmack.mp3 NEW 02/16 gh  
1988_07_09_sat_radio558_0815-0900_erwinvanderblieck.mp3 NEW 02/16 gh  
880713_caroline_6215_0029-0200_ann_sw_reel_10_kb.mp3 kb 69M
881105_1200_caroline_558_return_all_day_rec_in_cambridge_tandy_c60_kb.mp3 kb 23M
881105_1231_caroline_558_return_all_day_rec_in_cambridge_tandy_c60_kb.mp3 kb 21M
881106_radio_caroline_1259-1430.mp3  new 3/12 70M
881107_radio_caroline_0920-1320.mp3  new 3/12 111M

 

1989

890406_radio_caroline_1025-1701.mp3  new 3/12 182M
890807_2317-0000_close_caroline_6215_reel_33_kb.mp3 kb 28M
890819_sat_0529-0820_caroline_558_day_of_raid_reel_gh.mp3 gh 129M
890819_sat_0850-0916_caroline_558_day_of_raid_reel_gh.mp3 gh 21M
890819_sat_0923-1300_caroline_558_approx_raid_day_reel_gh.mp3 gh 174M
890930_sat_2345-2400_caroline558_test_tx_carolinemartin_signoff_[gh].mp3 gh 15M
891027_1245-1415_caroline_558_peter_chicago_thundery_rec_cambridge_vg_c90_1417_kb.mp3 kb 64M
891117_1605_caroline_558_steve_conway_alex_lee_rec_cambridge_c90_1418_kb.mp3 kb 69M
891222_radio_caroline_1458-1800.mp3  new 3/12 84M
891223_radio_caroline_1025-1605.mp3  new 3/12 140M
891224_radio_caroline_1350-1505.mp3  new 3/12 39M
891225_radio_caroline_0950-1645.mp3  new 3/12 188M
891226_radio_caroline_0857-1315.mp3  new 3/12 120M
891227_radio_caroline_0905-1530.mp3  new 3/12 179M

 

1990

900120_radio_caroline_0935-1620.mp3  new 3/12 183M
900121_radio_caroline_0800-1438.mp3  new 3/12 178M
900203_radio_caroline_1020-1532.mp3  new 3/12 145M
900204_radio_caroline_0850-1525.mp3  new 3/12 187M
900216_radio_caroline_0855-1515.mp3  new 3/12 182M
900217_radio_caroline_0955-1615.mp3  new 3/12 182M
900218_radio_caroline_0805-1435.mp3  new 3/12 179M
900302_1645_caroline_558_90m_rec_cambridge_inc_roy_masters_1800_c90_1458_kb.mp3 kb 69M
900310_radio_caroline_0830-1455.mp3  new 3/12 179M
900311_radio_caroline_0650-0730.mp3  new 3/12 17M
900311_radio_caroline_0912-1458.mp3  new 3/12 161M
900326_radio_caroline_0801-1425.mp3  new 3/12 179M
900327_radio_caroline_0650-1903.mp3  new 3/12 342M
900328_radio_caroline_0705-1605.mp3  new 3/12 247M
900407_radio_caroline_1527-1927.mp3  new 3/12 112M
900409_radio_caroline_1206-2145.mp3  new 3/12 265M
900410_radio_caroline_0612-1926.mp3  new 3/12 357M
900411_radio_caroline_0850-1208.mp3  new 3/12 89M
900415_1245_caroline_558_rec_cambridge_c90_1474_kb.mp3 kb 31M
900415_1400_caroline_558_rec_cambridge_c90_1474_kb.mp3 kb 55M
900415_1515_caroline_558_rec_cambridge_c60_kb.mp3 kb 23M
900426_radio_caroline_1540-2150.mp3  new 3/12 174M
900427_radio_caroline_0720-1330.mp3  new 3/12 174M
900427_radio_caroline_1540-2150.mp3  new 3/12 174M
900428_radio_caroline_0601-0650_0720-1245.mp3  new 3/12 173M
900512_radio_caroline_0625-2400.mp3  new 3/12 471M
900516_radio_caroline_0940-1115.mp3  new 3/12 45M
900519_radio_caroline_0826-1450.mp3  new 3/12 178M
900612_radio_caroline_0750-1415.mp3  new 3/12 178M
900616_radio_caroline_1310-1935.mp3  new 3/12 178M
901013_radio_caroline_0845-1610.mp3  new 3/12 208M

 

CAROLINE ON SATELLITE

1998_08_14_radio_caroline_satellite_part_1_inc_ronan_johnny_walker.mp3 125M
1998_08_14_radio_caroline_satellite_part_2_inc_ronan_johnny_walker.mp3 9M
1998_08_14_radio_caroline_satellite_part_3_inc_ronan_johnny_walker.mp3 32M

 

1998_11_15_radio_caroline_raid_nigel_johnny_etc.mp3 60M

 

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LASER 558 / 576


LASER 558 / 576

Recordings of Laser in it's two incarnations are listed below. They are made by Steve West who recorded them on to reel to reel. Notice that the Laser 576 recordings start a little ropey, but as early morning conditions give way to daytime MW conditions, they become much much better. The files are left in their original state. These were recorded approx 160 - 170 miles from the ship. Bitrate for the laser recordings is generally 160k.

 

841225_laser_558.mp3  new 3/12  128M
841231_laser_558_2220-0520.mp3  new 3/12  131M
850524_laser_558_0300-0635.mp3 1st Birthday  new 3/12  214M
850524_laser_558_0645-0945.mp3  new 3/12  215M
850524_laser_558_1020-1330.mp3  new 3/12  216M
850524_laser_558_1335-1645.mp3  new 3/12  216M
850524_laser_558_1705-2015.mp3  new 3/12  130M
850524_laser_558_2020-2105.mp3  new 3/12  32M
850822_laser_558_1525-1830.mp3  new 3/12  219M
850827_laser_558_0930-1540.mp3  new 3/12  275M
850827_laser_558_1615-1920.mp3  new 3/12  220M
850908_laser_558_1115-1725.mp3  new 3/12  389M
851013_laser_558_0900-0945.mp3  new 3/12  32M
851102_laser_558_1055-1355.mp3  new 3/12  219M
851105_laser_558_0805-1115.mp3  new 3/12  200M
851105_laser_558_1118-1220.mp3  new 3/12  71M
     
861228_laser_576_1017-1250_1314-1503.mp3  new 3/12  296M
861228_laser_576_Tests.mp3  new 3/12  25M
870203_laser_576_0720-1400.mp3  new 3/12  445M
870204_laser_576_0740-1400.mp3  new 3/12  438M
870205_laser_576_0815-1500.mp3  new 3/12  356M

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RADIO SCOTLAND

RADIO SCOTLAND HOME PAGE

Radio Scotland:

Recordings of Radio Scotland are pretty scarce. They used to broadcast from off the coast of Ayrshire at in the 1960's, as well as off the East Coast.

A selection of unique recordings have came our way in 2005. They were recorded by "Alistair" at the time when the future of the station was doomed. They were made onto an old reel to reel recorder and kept for old times sake. Discovered by "Alex", and copied, they are here in all their glory. The last of the "Fireside Chats" with station owner Tommy Shields are particularly interesting. There are no real dates, but if it was said they are mainly from August 1967 as an estimate, it would not be far out.

The first file contains the last fireside chat with Tommy Shields, after the last Dr Arnhold D Cowan message. It seems to end just as Tommy was saying goodbye, but that's all we have. There is a lot of talk of legislation coming in, so dates must be roughly July or August 1967.

 

NB: These recordings are for sharing and enjoyment but are subject to copyright, and are not for resale.

Anyone found selling any of this material on e-bay will be given very negative feedback and e-bay WILL BE informed. I have not spent time making these old recordings available to the public for muppets to try and profit from.

Commercial use is strictly forbidden.

 

670813_approx_1320_radio_scotland_242_inc_tommy_shields.mp3
14,928k
67_july_aug_radio_scotland_apology_at_1330_for_no_tommy_but_comes_on_at_6.mp3
1,047k
67_july_aug_radio_scotland_fireside_chat_came_on_at_6.mp3
13,239k
67_july_aug_radio_scotland_apology_no_fireside_chat.mp3
1,332k
67_july_aug_radio_scotland_fireside_chat_about_moa_plus_youth_px.mp3
9,943k
67_july_aug_radio_scotland_fireside_chat_good_neighbours.mp3
16,055k
67_july_aug_radio_scotland_fireside_chat_tommy_shields.mp3
7,408k
   
660518_1335_1347_242_scotland_jack_mcglauchlan_swing_across_midday_[under_tow_wick].mp3 9,286k
660518_2029_2045_242_scotland_bob_spencer_[under_tow_thurso].mp3 11,814k
670813_approx_1320_radio_scotland_242_inc_tommy_shields.mp3 14,928k
670813_1715_1755_242_scotland_richard_park_back_track.mp3 22,494k
   
offshore_radio_scotland_lp.mp3 22,494k

RADIO SCOTLAND HOME PAGE

DOWNLOADS INDEX PAGE

 

TIMELINE OF ADDITIONS FOR THIS PAGE:

APRIL 2010:

Added a few files from the day of the illegal raid on Radio Caroline in 1989. The reel this came from was a copy of the master, which may be slightly better, but of course I don't have it. I initially thought that this was recorded in Blackpool, but seemingly it is more likely to have been recorded in the SE of England. It runs almost continously from 0530 through to the last words during the raid just after 1300. There are a couple of gaps. (Hence 3 separate files, I don't mean gaps on the recording)

Added about four files of late night Caroline from SW, 1988, including sign offs, as well as four new long recordings from the SW. It seems I recorded a lot from the SW service then, as we knew the transmitter was going to be for religion in the long run.

I just made a check. I have made available about 65 hours of SW alone here.. Not bad at all..

 

MARCH 2010:

Have updated the Caroline 1980's files dramatically, with many recordings from the time just after the Ross Revenge arrived in the North Sea. Scroll down to view files, or click here

 

MAY 2008:

Reloaded the late 1980s Caroline SW files with direct links, and not split rar files through RAPIDSHARE. Much easier. Also some new and unique recordings from 1978 from gh. Direct links.

EASTER 2008:

Radio Caroline is doing some fantastic broadcasts this weekend, and I e mailed this old photo from 1980 off to them for a laugh. The lads are: Back Row: Martin Fisher, Robb Eden, James Kaye, Mike Stevens. Front Row: Stevie Gordon, Steven Bishop, Tom Hardy, Tom Anderson, Brian Martin, and unid listener?? Click to enlarge.



OFFSHORE RADIO DOWNLOADS: UPDATED MARCH 2008:

Added another 700 meg of Radio Caroline SW from the Ross Revenge in 1988. These are direct downloads this time and not via RAPIDSHARE. The files should download OK. Some are large files are around 300 meg, so make sure you have a reliable connection! I may be able to upload the rapidshare stuff to the same server for ease of download.

OFFSHORE RADIO DOWNLOADS: UPDATED FEBRUARY 2008:

This section began after some inspiration from sites like AZ Anorak, and John Patrick's superb downloads on offshoreradio.de. I have a ton of manky old tapes in dire need of MP3ing. I am gradually working through them.

Unlike many of the download web sites, I use a high bitrate for the recordings. I used to use a mere 64k, but sometimes the audio quality was a bit watery. This is still the case unfortunately with some of the download files on various web sites, which are sometimes produced in even lower bit rates. The sad thing is that the original recordings in many cases sound very good, and are spoilt by low bit rates. But on the other hand, I lived a long way from the radio ships of the 70's, and reception was often poor. To have recordings that dont fade, or disappear altogether etc is a bonus.

I began these archive pages with some unique recordings I made myself on rather inferior equipment in those days, but the content is quite unique in the fact the tapes never did the rounds. I will be adding to these files soon hopefully.

Phase two is a set of long recordings from 1980's reel to reel tapes. These are generally of much better audio quality than the older 1970's stuff. The Caroline recordings made from their SW outlet, while being of good quality, does suffer from the some fading, as SW signals do.