UPDATED MAY 2013
New this month: we have another batch of press cuttings from 1965, courtesy of correspondent Mike Lewis; there is a tribute
to Marion Adamson who worked for Radios Atlanta and Caroline South during the sixties and sadly died recently; and we have the third page of our ‘80s Supplement’, featuring DJs from that
era with names beginning with C. See the contents page and DJ Directories of the sixties, seventies and eighties for
full details of the website.
Rosko's website reports that an updated version of Emperor Rosko's DJ Book is being published digitally this month. The new e-book contains the contents of the original
1976 paperback plus a second part bringing the story up to date. All the photos from the original edition are included along with many previously unpublished images. It is available from emperorrosko.net. Also out this month is the first of two biographies of Kenny Everett coming this year. Cupid Stunts - The Life and Radio Times of Kenny Everett by Caroline & David Stafford is available from 12th May.
If you missed the recent BBC Radio 4 Great Lives programme on Kenny Everett, it is still available to hear on the iPlayer or it can be downloaded as a podcast. (Thanks to Nigel Fell and Mike Lawrence for the
Britain's first offshore radio station, Radio Caroline, began broadcasting at Easter 1964 from a ship anchored just
outside UK territorial waters. She was followed by a host of other radio stations based on boats and marine structures dotted around the
These “pirates” rapidly won an enormous and enthusiastic audience. There are other web-sites which tell the
stories of the various offshore stations but
The Pirate Radio Hall Of Fame
has been set up to honour the stars, the broadcasters, from that golden era of music radio.
This site is a tribute to the people who endured a daily battle with the elements to provide a soundtrack to the swinging sixties.
The inductees in The Pirate Radio Hall of Fame are listed
alphabetically. More names are being added all the time. To find your favourite voice from the sixties either select it from the drop-down list below,
search the site using the Google box or click on the appropriate page from the table of contents beneath. For broadcasters from the later decades, go to
the Seventies Supplement or Eighties Supplement (still under construction).
Many thanks to everyone who has contributed information, recordings or memorabilia to The
Pirate Radio Hall of Fame. We are always on the lookout for more so, if you have any items of interest, please get
A number of the photos, stickers and recordings on this site are beginning to show
their age. Apologies for some of the less than perfect quality. Many of the photographs were distributed freely by the various radio stations
and were intended for as wide a circulation as possible. Others have been donated to The Pirate Radio Hall Of
Fame that are of unknown origin. Where photos have been scanned from books, newspapers or magazines, we have given credit.
However, if anybody believes that their copyright has been inadvertently infringed by the inclusion of an item on this site, please
get in touch and it will be removed immediately. Similarly, anybody who has supplied
audio for The Pirate Radio Hall Of Fame has been credited but tapes get passed from collector
to collector and often there is no way of knowing who made the original recording. Our apologies to anyone who thinks their work has been used
here without due acknowledgment.
The name ‘Radio London’ and the RL logo are used by kind permission of Radio London Ltd.
The Pirate Radio Hall Of Fame links to MP3s which can be downloaded by UK-based
customers from Amazon. As in a traditional record shop, Amazon offers multiple versions of some songs. It isn't always easy to identify precisely which
version is which. We have endeavoured to ensure that each link leads to the appropriate version of the relevant track - the one that was played by the
offshore DJs of the era - but please listen carefully before purchasing. If you discover that any of them are later re-recordings, please
let us know.
You will need a Real Player to hear the airchecks on The Pirate Radio Hall Of Fame. There are two types of Player. The free one is
perfectly adequate for listening to these clips although the Real.com site will encourage you to pay for a
more exotic version. Either can be downloaded by clicking on the left icon below. Correspondents have also suggested the Real Alternative or the latest version of the VLC Media Player.
The Pirate Radio Hall Of Fame is partially funded by displaying adverts provided by Google.
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fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.