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Radio Caroline International

Dublin 1970-1973


Radio Caroline Dublin was a pirate station which started life as Radio Romeo in 1969 on 300m and its regular broadcasts were made on Tuesday afternoons and Saturday nights. Tuesday programming aired from 12.30 to 1.30pm, with four programmes of 15 minutes each. Saturday’s programmes started at midnight.

Courtesy of DX Archive

After six months on an output power of 80 watts, the station moved to 227metres, having spent a short time on 270metres. After 9 months power was increased to 200watts.

Based in Dalkey in Dublin the station changed name to Radio Caroline Dublin after 15 months on air in 1970.

Jiving Johnny Kay took over audio engineering.

Mick Walker and mick Wright came on board and regular programming changed to Friday nights for two hours and Saturday nights for one hour, which included a show giving out DX tips. Sometimes there were also broadcasts on Sunday afternoons, which became exclusive after first Fridays and then Saturdays were removed from the schedule.

It consisted of a diet of pop music, and a DX programme was also aired.

It eventually closed in August 1973.

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