Pirate “Radio Caroline” Returns – Legitimately, After 25 Years

The British radio regulator, Ofcom, has awarded Radio Caroline a limited AM broadcasting license in the Essex area after it had vanished from the airwaves in 1991 following the shipwrecking of the MV Ross Revenge (pictured above) and several International raids.

Broadcasting since 1964 when the only broadcaster was the BBC, Radio Caroline served the Essex Area with non-stop pop music and resisted predatory legislation and violent raids, only to come back again and again, and become rebroadcast from stations around the world as well as digital channels.

Radio Caroline and its host pirate ship, MV Ross Revenge, are a part of both British and world broadcasting history, and this year it has been officially recognised as such.

A date for the station’s return to terrestrial radio is yet to be announced.