Radio Caroline: The Spirit of the Seventies.

8th - 10th July 2022

Between 2pm on Friday 8th and 9pm on Sunday 10th July 2022 a team of disc-jockeys who worked on Radio Caroline in the nineteen-seventies came together again to broadcast from Caroline's more recent ship, the mv Ross Revenge, to produce 55 hours of wonderful radio.
 
Some of them, like Martin Fisher and Nigel Harris (previously known as Stuart Russell), are still part of the Caroline team; others, such as Mark Lawrence and James Ross, haven't hosted shows on the station for many years. Also making welcome returns were Tom Anderson, Roger Mathews, Bob Lawrence (previously known as Richard Thompson), Mike Stevens and Cliff Osbourne. Joining them was Dutch Radio Mi Amigo DJ Marc Jacobs and the cook from the old ship, Kees Borrell, who travelled from his home in Thailand especially to be with them.
 
Also on board was journalist Stewart Payne who reported extensively on the offshore stations during the seventies and eighties. Our thanks to all of them - and to the people behind the scenes - for some highly entertaining programmes, and to Stewart, James and the Caroline Facebook page for supplying these evocative photos.


on the tender
 
On one of the tender trips.
 
approaching the Ross Revenge
 
Approaching the Ross Revenge.
 
mv Ross Revenge
 
The radio ship.
 
alongside the mv Ross Revenge
 
Pulling up alongside the Ross Revenge.
 
heading out to the mv Ross Revenge
 
On an earlier tender trip, left to right: Roger Mathews, Cliff Osbourne, Martin Fisher, Mark Laurence, Bob Laurence, Nigel Harris and engineer Mike Barrington.
 
DJs on deck
 
Tom Anderson hasn't arrived yet but the other DJs line up on deck before the programmes begin. Left to right: Martin Fisher, Nigel Harris, Bob Laurence, Stevie Lane (not heard on air, she helped organise the broadcast), Mike Stevens, Mark Laurence, James Ross, Cliff Osbourne, Marc Jacobs and Roger Mathews.
 
Tom Anderson
 
Tom Anderson has arrived - and recreates a vintage photo from the early days of the Ross Revenge (scroll down on this page to see the old version).
 
Cliff Osbourne, James Ross, Nigel Harris and Stewart Payne
 
Left to right: Cliff Osbourne, James Ross, Nigel Harris and Stewart Payne.
 
Mike Stevens, Roger Mathews, Martin Fisher, Tom Anderson, Marc Jacobs and James Ross
 
Mike Stevens, Roger Mathews, Martin Fisher, Tom Anderson and Marc Jacobs, with James Ross behind.
 
Roger Mathews
 
Roger Mathews.
 
Nigel Harris
 
Nigel Harris.

More photos over the page.


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