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 one of the tender trips.
Approaching the Ross Revenge.
The radio ship.
Pulling up alongside the 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.
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 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).
Left to right: Cliff Osbourne, James Ross, Nigel Harris and Stewart Payne.
Mike Stevens, Roger Mathews, Martin Fisher, Tom Anderson and Marc Jacobs, with James Ross behind.