Just having a further poke around at www.radio-caroline.eu and here's more from the site endorsed by Ronan, written only 2 years ago. It's a press release:
"From the Sound of the Nation to the Sound of Humiliation
Over the years, supporters of Radio Caroline have known many humiliations.
Humiliation watching the boarding and the plundering of the transmitting ship Ross Revenge anchored in the North sea.
Humiliation to learn that some of the people in charge of the station on land did everything to prevent a return to the airwaves, going against the faithful ones such as Peter Chicago who were trying to get the station back on air.
Humiliation to see the station finally stopped, by the decision of people representing the station in London, and not by the will of all involved.
Humiliation to undergo the seizure of their ship by the English authorities.
Humiliation to hear that the promises of a return at sea for the Ross Revenge were never kept, and probably never intended to be kept.
Humiliation to find the Ross Revenge with two or three unworthy transmission licences over 15 years, all for a month at a time and under one watt of power, under the absolute control of the English authorities.
Humiliation to see that the name of Radio Caroline is exploited to do whatever is wished, with no respect for the past and totally without any freedom.
Humiliation to see the name of Caroline associated with the re-nunciation and the abandonment of its history and heritage, its dignity and that of its supporters.
Humiliation to see her former transmitting ship forgotten in a port, a prisoner in the hands of the authorities.
Humiliation to see her studios, becoming for a few hours the playground of the BBC. The very organisation had always tried to cut the station down.
Radio Caroline celebrates her anniversary. March 28 1964, when the most formidable radiophonic adventure started and became a legend.
This Radio Caroline has not transmitted since 1990, and does not have a transmitting ship any more. But it always has a future, a dignity and its project to return in its true place, free and at sea.
Happy anniversary to all who still believe in freedom, the adventure and the safeguarding of an extraordinary inheritance.
Radio Caroline continues."
And going further back into the archives:
"Question: does Caroline broadcast these days?
Explanation: Radio Caroline does not broadcast, but the name of Radio Caroline is to be found associated with radio and internet services. Most of these only make use of the name, but a company on satellite calls itself "the real Radio Caroline".
Radio Caroline wants to rectify these, radio services or websites, who pretend to be, or pretend to represent, the legendary radio station. Our aim is not to dispute or to thwart the development of commercial enterprise, but we'd like to remind that exploiting the name of Radio Caroline making use of the name of old Caroline-DJ's (which is the case with hundreds of radio stations in the world) broadcasting music and jingles of Radio Caroline isn't just enough to be THE Radio Caroline.
Radio Caroline has always been a FREE radio station, and an enterprise asking for a paid subscription from its listeners cannot decently be Radio Caroline.
Radio Caroline has always been an OFFSHORE station, and to exploit a licence on a satellite has nothing to do with broadcasts from a radio ship on the high seas.
Radio Caroline has always been a different and unique station, broadcasting music programmes from the North Sea.
This specific has upgraded her to the prestigious rank of a "legendary" radio station.
It is this legend that we intend to save, permitting her to regain her original environment, the North Sea, and under her historic form, from a radio ship.
This project might seem ambitious, but hasn't Radio Caroline at least got the right to exist after all those years at the service of the freedom of the airwaves?
This project might seem crazy, but hasn't Radio Caroline been a crazy adventure from the first day, directed by music and freedom loving people?
This project might be unfeasible, but to save a historic cultural movement such as Radio Caroline, deserves that one does everything to achieve it.
Finally, we remind you that we speak on behalf of Radio Caroline's founder, Ronan O'Rahilly, whose desire it is to see his station on the high seas and nowhere else.
Radio Caroline. "
* Christopher England just reprinted that *
- Radio Caroline Offshore & Free: Radio Caroline continue(s) - www.radio-caroline.eu www.radio-caroline.eu (Visit)
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