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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.

2020 saw the 40th anniversary of the final broadcast from the Mi Amigo.  We recently found a handful of historic short recordings in our collection from the 10 days before the Mi Amigo sank in March 1980.  They were recorded near Blackpool and have the usual night-time fades and interference etc. which we all experienced in those days of listening to AM. The dates were estimated from the Caroline Roadshow promotions which have been extracted as shorter separate files. On the last recording, 16th March 1980, the Caroline Roadshow advertised date was after the Mi Amigo had sadly sunk.

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)
780120_miamigo-caroline_962_1750-1900_includes_changeover_75.mp3 (gh)
780120_caroline_962_2247-2320_brianmartin_75.mp3 (gh)
780120_caroline_962_2320-0051_brianmartin_stuartrussell_75.mp3 (gh)
780121_caroline_962_sat_0330-0500_rogermatthews_75.mp3 (gh)
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)
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)
790428_caroline_319_2320-0000_tony_allan_including_s_off.mp3 (kb)
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)
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)
791125_caroline_319_2323_stevie_gordon_nick_richards.mp3 (kb)
791227_caroline_319_2158-2309_spaceplay_stuart_russel_rough_sea.mp3 (kb)
800222_caroline 319_0056_inc_break_down_stevie_gordon_c90_58_kb.mp3 (kb) (7,875k)
1980_03_09_sun_caroline_963am_0225-0315_nickrichards-gh917.mp3 New 07/20 gh (18,050k)
1980_03_09_sun_caroline_963am_0300_caroline_roadshow_ad_nickrichards_on_hour_weather-gh917.mp3 New 07/20 gh (18,050k)
1980_03_09_sun_caroline_963am_0512-0530_nickrichards_then_religious_prog-gh917.mp3 New 07/20 gh (18,050k)
1980_03_14_fri_caroline_963am_0220-0305_steviegordon_to_sign_off_for_maintenance-gh917.mp3 New 07/20 gh (40,779k)
1980_03_14_fri_caroline_963am_0300_steviegordon_signs_off_for_maintenance-gh917.mp3 New 07/20 gh (1,311k)
1980_03_16_sun_caroline_963am_0325-0430_tomanderson-gh917.mp3 New 07/20 gh (63,110k)
1980_03_16_sun_caroline_963am_0400_caroline_roadshow_ad_tomanderson_on_hour_weather-gh917.mp3 New 07/20 gh (1,238k)





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.


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
1983_12_20_mon_caroline_963am_0740-0920_peterquinn_robinross-gh77.mp3 New Nov 2021 A Monday breakfast show in the week before Christmas with Peter Quinn, followed at 9am by Robin Ross. Simon Barrett reads the news at 8am and 9am. This is the first of 4 audio files from this day recorded in Leeds, and suffering from some interference underneath, which was possibly a spurious signal from BBC Radio 3 at Moorside Edge.  Signals from that site seemed to be coming out on several places on the band, including on top of their own BBC Ulster on 1341kHz as well as 963kHz. There was also a lot of local electrical clicking along with the wintertime 'Luxembourg Effect' on 963kHz. 93MB
1983_12_20_mon_caroline_963am_0920-1050_robinross-gh77.mp3 New Nov 2021 Following on from the above recording, this is Robin Ross. Recorded in Leeds, and suffer from a lot of clicking and the wintertime 'Luxembourg Effect' on 963kHz. 82MB
1983_12_20_mon_caroline_963am_2325-0108_robinross_carlkingston-gh77.mp3 New Nov 2021 Later at night, Robin Ross returned to the air, and was followed at mdnight by Carl Kingston. Recorded in Leeds, and suffering from a lot of the wintertime 'Luxembourg Effect' on 963kHz. 93MB
1983_12_21_tue_caroline_963am_0108-0235_carlkingston-gh77.mp3 New Nov 2021 A continuation of Carl Kingston in the early hours from the above recording. Received in Leeds, and as normal in those years suffering from a lot wintertime 'Luxembourg Effect' on 963kHz. 81MB
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_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

(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_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
1985_06_29_sat_caroline_576am_1035-1240_jayjackson_peterphillips-gh549.mp3 New Jun 2021 Jay Jackson with part of his penultimate show on Caroline, followed at mid-day by Peter Phillips. Recorded in Leeds, from 576kHz which had interference from RTE on the next channel.  120MB
1985_06_29_sat_monique-jamming963_963am_1730-1850_delrogers-gh549.mp3 New Jun 2021 The end of a day's broadcast from Radio Monique and then into 'Jamming 963' at 6pm with Del Rogers. Recorded from 963kHz in Leeds, with some interference and fades.  75MB
1985_06_30_sun_caroline_576am_1040-1200_jayjackson_final_show-gh549.mp3 New Jun 2021 The final 80 minutes of Jay Jackson on Radio Caroline. Recorded in Leeds from 576kHz, with some interference from RTE on 567kHz. 75MB
1985_07_28_sun_caroline_963am_2357-0103_fergymcneil_to_signoff-gh548.mp3 New Jun 2021 Fergy McNeil signs the station off for routine maintenance on a Sunday night / Monday morning. Recorded in Leeds, from 963kHz, when the station was also operating on 576kHz.  60MB
851114_radio_caroline_1135-1345.mp3 NEW 3/12 149M



860429_0800_558_caroline_johnny_lewis_rec_cambridge_tandy_c60_kb.mp3 kb 35M
1986_04_07_caroline558_0740-1055_johnlewis_peterphillips-gh587.mp3 NEW 11/20 GH 176M
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_04_30_wed_caroline558_0546-0902_johnlewis-gh598.mp3 New Aug 2022 Three hours of John Lewis on breakfast from Wednesday 30th April 1986. Andy Johnson reads the news on the hour.  Recorded in Leeds from 558kHz. 180MB
1986_05_09_fri_caroline558_0708-0916_johnlewis_daveandrews-gh606.mp3 New Aug 2022 Two hours of a John Lewis breakfast show from 9th May 1986.  Kevin Turner reads the news, and Dave Andrews takes over at 9am. John mentions the latest batch of 'GBH' is ready, and so the pub will be open later on. Recorded in Leeds from 558kHz. 118MB
1986_06_06_fri_caroline558_1850-2100_johndwyer-gh598.mp3 New Aug 2022 Two hours of John Dwyer from Friday 6th June 1986. John Lewis does the 9pm station ID.  Recorded in Leeds from 558kHz. 121MB
1986_06_06_fri_caroline558_2130_johnlewis_reads_weather-gh598.mp3 New Aug 2022 John Lewis reads the 9:30pm weather on Friday 6th June 1986.  Recorded in Leeds from 558kHz. 1.2MB
1986_09_06_sat_caroline558_1705-1750_davejames-gh521.mp3 New APR 2021 Recorded near Blackpool, sadly with some electrical interference. 42MB
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  



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
1987_03_21_caroline558_1505-1630_markmatthews-gh857.mp3 New Jun 2021 Afternoon show from Mark Mathews. Recorded in Leeds, with some splatter from RTE and later foreign interference. 75MB
870413_caroline558_mon13apr87_1545-1845_mick_williams_mark_matthews_615[gh].mp3 gh 159M
1987_05_06_wed_caroline558_0100-0411_davefoster-gh644.mp3 NEW 11/20 GH 180M
1987_05_06_wed_caroline558_0420-0510_davefoster_kevinturner-gh644.mp3 NEW 11/20 GH 47M
1987_07_01_wed_caroline558_1300-1433_andyrobin-gh647.mp3 NEW 11/20 GH 85M
1987_07_03_fri_caroline558_0900-1033_jackielee-gh647.mp3 NEW 11/20 GH 85M
1987_10_30_fri_caroline558_2100-2300_steveconway-gh666.mp3 NEW 11/20 GH 113M
1987_07_07_tue_caroline558_0629-0716_kevinturner-gh639.mp3 New Feb 2021 Breakfast show with Kevin Turner and John Tyler on news.  Recorded in Suffolk. 43M
1987_07_07_tue_caroline558_0716-0801_kevinturner-gh639.mp3 New Feb 2021 Continuation of the above Kevin Turner show recorded in Suffolk.. 43M
1987_07_07_tue_caroline558_0900-1032_davidbaker-gh639.mp3 New Feb 2021 John Tyler on news followed by the first part of the David Baker morning show.  Recorded in Suffolk. 87M
1987_10_30_fri_caroline558_2300-0100_mikewatts-gh666.mp3 NEW 11/20 GH 113M
1987_10_31_sat_caroline558_0100-0320_patbrookes-gh666.mp3 NEW 11/20 GH 133M
1987_10_31_sat_caroline558_0337-0541_patbrookes_timallen-gh666.mp3 NEW 11/20 GH 116M
1987_10_31_sat_caroline558_0541-0745_timallen-gh666.mp3 NEW 11/20 GH 116M
1987_10_31_sat_caroline558_0745-0930_timallen_peterphillips-gh666.mp3 NEW 11/20 GH 100M



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
1988_04_03_sun_caroline558_2100-2225_adroberts-gh704.mp3 New Aug 2022 Ad Roberts with the start of a late evening show on Sunday 3rd April 1988.  Recorded in Essex from 558kHz. 77MB
1988_04_03_sun_caroline558_2330-2413_adroberts-gh704.mp3 New Aug 2022 More of the above Ad Roberts show from 2330 until after midnight.  Recorded in Essex from 558kHz. 39MB
1988_04_04_mon_caroline558_0020-0100signoff_adroberts-gh704.mp3 New Aug 2022 The final 40 minutes of the above Ad Roberts show up until closedown at 1am for essential maintenance. Recorded in Essex from 558kHz. 35MB
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



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



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



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



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.


1984_06_28_thu_laser558_0500-0732_pauldean_signon-ght18.mp3 New Feb 2022 A sign on at 5am with Paul Dean and the first 150 minutes of the breakfast show. David Lee Stone reads the news.  Recorded in Leeds from 558kHz. 134MB
1984_09_12_wed_laser558_1740-1900_jessiebrandon-gh80.mp3 New Nov 2021 Part of a mid-week teatime show from Jessie Brandon. Recorded in Leeds, with some splatter from RTE 1 on 567kHz.  76MB
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
1985_07_30_tue_laser558_0658-0904_jonell_erinkelly-gh548.mp3 New Jun 2021 Jonell on breakfast followed at 9am by Erin Kelly. Mention is made of the rough weather. Recorded in Leeds, with some splatter from RTE 1 on 567kHz.  115MB
1985_08_02_fri_laser558_0745-1100_signon_jonell_erinkelly-gh548.mp3 New Jun 2021 Laser signed on late this morning at 0745 with Jonell hosting until 10 am when Erin Kelly took over. Recorded in Leeds with some splatter from RTE 1 on 567kHz. 170MB
1985_08_03_sat_laser558_0700-0820_signon_jonell_generator_fail-gh548.mp3 New Jun 2021 Laser signed on late again this morning at 0700 with Jonell. At around 0820 the generator failed and the station went off the air, as can be heard by the slowing down of the record. Recorded in Leeds with some splatter from RTE 1 on 567kHz. 70MB
1985_08_03_sat_laser558_0834-1012_generator_back_on_jonell_erinkelly-gh548.mp3 New Jun 2021 Laser were off for around 15 minutes before returning at 0834.  Nothing was said by Jonell, except that the sea was a bit rough.  Recorded in Leeds with some splatter from RTE 1 on 567kHz. 90MB
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 Mar 2012 Sixties Sunday with John Leeds. 32M
1985_10_13_sun_laser558_0945-1120_johnleeds-gh536.mp3 New Nov 2021 A continuation of the above 'Sixties Sunday' shows with relatively new deejay John Leeds. Laser was having a lot of periods off the air at this time.  Here is the first part of a three hour recording as received in Leeds with some splatter from RTE 1 on 567kHz. 86MB
1985_10_13_sun_laser558_1120-1259_johnleeds-gh536.mp3 New Nov 2021 Part two of the above John Leeds recording as received in Leeds with some splatter from RTE 1 on 567kHz. 90MB
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




These recordings were made by a friend of Gary's who worked as a navigator on a ship which occasionally sailed from Israel.  They were all made in November 1978, and recorded when his ship was anchored near Haifa.  They are only short extracts of 30 minutes maximum and the presenters on most are unknown, other than Crispian St John.  They do however show the nice audio quality on the AM transmitter.


1978_11_16_thu_voice_of_peace_1539am_1700-1730_johnnycash_special.mp3 New Nov 2021 Following the 5pm news, Crispian St John introduces a Johnny Cash Special. Recorded inear Haifa from 1539kHz. 28MB
1978_11_00_sat_voice_of_peace_1539am_0026-0041_1540partynight.mp3 New Nov 2021 The 1540 Party Night from just after midnight on a Saturday morning.  Recorded near Haifa from 1539kHz. 12MB
1978_11_00_voice_of_peace_0045-0120_1540partynight-airchecks.mp3 New Nov 2021 More airchecks from the 1540 Party Night from 0045.  Recorded near Haifa from 1539kHz. 12MB
1978_11_00_voice_of_peace_1539am_0930-0950.mp3 New Nov 2021 Part of a morning show recorded near Haifa from 1539kHz.  This recording suffers from a whistle. 17MB
1978_11_00_voice_of_peace_1539am_a_song_for_you-15mins.mp3 New Nov 2021 Part of what appears to be a request show as received near Haifa from 1539kHz.  This recording also suffers from a whistle. 17MB




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.


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





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.


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.


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.