This weekend marks 48 years since the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act was introduced in a bid by the government to bring an end to the era of offshore radio that in Britain was started by Radio Caroline at Easter in 1964. And there is a tribute to those water-based pirates of the past courtesy of Radio Tatras International. Three days of interviews and recordings started yesterday and continue across the weekend, so if you fancy a bit of nostalgia, why not visit the website and click on the live streaming link.
And while you're at it, if you own a Kindle, now could be the ideal time to read Tom Lodge's first-hand look at life on Radio Caroline in those early days. The Ship That Rocked The World is available to download for free from Amazon and is well worth it. I read the book in a couple of sittings during my holiday in Ibiza last week and I could almost feel the excitement as a generation of youngsters tuned in to something the world had never heard before.