Monday, August 04, 2014

New museum devoted to the 'pop pirates' who changed radio

The Sunday Express reports: "Entrepreneur Ray Anderson has opened his “Anarchy on the Airwaves” exhibition within sight of where the Radio Caroline pirate ship Mi Amigo was moored off the Essex coast to begin broadcasting in March 1964.
"At his Clacton seafront museum, he said: “The pop pirates like Caroline, Radio London and Radio City attracted 25 million listeners and turned British broadcasting on its head.
“It’s a rich, exciting story that involved millionaires, pop stars, shipwrecks, sieges, government jamming, fire-bombings and even murder allegations."

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Anonymous said...

This is an interview with Ray Anderson at the Pirate Radio Museum.

Anonymous said...

Free radio is about the here and now as well as the past. There are hundreds of pirate stations across Europe and Asia, as well as the US and Latin America. It is important to recognise the history of the free radio movement, but offshore broadcasting has only been one part of a very long story.

uk dxer said...

Radio Merlin has posted some pics he took inside the museum: