Monday 12th June 2006 – another milestone for the original Radio Caroline as the station is now available for the Electronic Programme Guide on Sky.
The station can be found on channel 0199 after a long campaign by the group to bring Caroline to the wider audience. Peter Moore, station manager reminds people visiting their website that they are the original Radio Caroline: “Yes, we are the same station that famously broadcast from ships at sea from 1964 to 1990. We might still be at sea had it not been for a dramatic shipwreck and a sinister change to UK law.”
Peter continues: ” No, we are not owned by or connected with any other radio station or holding group, we are totally independent. Yes, many of our presenters and staff were with us during our time at sea and yes we still have our ‘pirate ship’ MV Ross Revenge, currently under restoration. Perhaps we will one day broadcast from our ship again. Certainly we would like to invite the public on board when restoration is more advanced.”
“We are all volunteers. Nobody in Caroline whether on air or behind the scenes, or even the Boss, gets a wage or takes any expenses. We create radio for the love of it. Some of our guys have walked out of good radio jobs to return to Caroline.”
“We don’t have a Board of Directors or any Shareholders, we are just an informal team working with a common aim to make Caroline great again and to play good music 24 hours a day.”
“To raise cash to fix up our boat we sell memorabilia at our web shop. To pay for the broadcasts we have a Supporters Group. If you fall in love with Caroline you might wish to join this group.”
“If you just want to enjoy the music, that’s fine by us as well.”