It is sad to hear that one of the most popular DJs from the 1960s, Mike Ahern, has passed away at the age of 67. Mike started his broadcasting career on Radio Caroline North, and was so popular that along with Tom Lodge he was moved to Radio Caroline South in 1966 to boost its audience which had been badly affected by the arrival of Radio London. After leaving Radio Caroline in 1967, he worked briefly at BBC Radio 1 before heading to Australia, where worked on various stations. In 1988 he returrned to the UK and has worked, among others, for Manchester’s Piccadilly Radio, North Norfolk Radio and BBC Essex, where he took part in the Pirate BBC Essex project.

Mike Ahern was one of the best of the 1960’s offshore DJs, and deservedly remained popular until his untimely death. He was well liked by his fellow broadcasters. R.I.P.