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Selected Radio Caroline Related Guestbook Entries from 2001

Wonderfull web site.I'm yer actuall Caroline club member way back in 1964 just prior to the merger with Radio Atlanta.I've still got my original club card along with a brochure about Radio Caroline.Also a letter stating the future merger.I've also got many other offshore stuff ie photos of the so called original d.j's.and books and also a video recorded some 10 years ago from a BBC documentary about Radio Caroline. Please email me if you require any more info.
John Nutman <John.Nutman@bartsandthelondon.nhs.uk>
UK - Thursday, November 15, 2001 at 23:27:12 (GMT)

New to internet.Good to have so much info. on Caroline .Ive been a fan of offshore Radio since 1964.Good on ya.
Phil Glover <Happy22585>
Luton, UK - Monday, November 12, 2001 at 09:01:29 (GMT)

just a flying visit to say hiya love the site and am very impressed with the content and the quality of the audio compared to certain other sites. Keep up the good work I think it is well worth a visit. 73s from the Roman City
MARK ANDREWS <themouthfromthesouth@btopenworld.com>
BATH, B&N.E.S UK - Sunday, October 28, 2001 at 15:43:43 (GMT)

ever since my 18 birthday 28 3 1964 I was listening Carolineand Atlanta !!! and then all the others! sad day was the 14august 1967, I was that time in the Army in Surinam! far awayfrom the Stations! the other sad day was 31 august 1975 whenVeroniica and Northsea stopped, I have a lot of tapes recordspictures and my memory! Nice that this is on the Internetthank you very much, Hans
Hans van der Meulen <h.meulen@hotmail.com>
Leeuwarden, Fr. The Netherlands - Friday, October 19, 2001 at 10:13:53 (BST)

Hi Norman,Very nice site!I've been a DJ and newsreader on te Ross from 1986 - 1989.Have had some great times with the English crew and did some gest appearances on Caroline when they where shortof DJ's.Greetings from Holland!
Colin Peters <beezwax@planet.nl>
Loosdrecht, Utr Clogg Country - Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 20:26:38 (BST)

I love this Site.
Mark Eylers <mark.eylers@bestworx.com>
Soest, NL - Sunday, October 14, 2001 at 00:25:21 (BST)

Hi NormanJust a few lines to tell you my web sites have had quite a few visitors thanks to you and Off Shore links. Hope you are keeping ok and life is good, i have had contact from an offshore radio magazine about some of my comments asking me if they could print them i said ok no problem. look forward to hearing from you, take a gander at my new website www.geocities.com/freeradiowaves it's got LOADS of stuff on.73 and 51LA from Geoff
Geoff Hutton <radioaddict@lineone.net>
Stanley, Co. Durham, UK - Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 22:37:50 (BST)

Nice one... I'm still e bleeding radio anaorak !Do you go to the SBES show at all (Nov NEC Brum) ?We will be there as usual..cheers Ray..The RIS still love me... !
Ray Withers <ray@raycom.co.uk>
Alcester Warks, UK - Monday, August 20, 2001 at 22:04:14 (BST)

Hi NB,Well I got into a whole heap of trouble back in the early 70's thanks to Caroline!Me and a friend used to run a station called Telstar but also relayed Caroline from my parents house in Amersham (Bucks) using a 50W home made transmitter.We were young and into electronics and music and the belief that music of every genre should be available to everyone without any establishment control. We finally got busted by the G.P.O, as it was then called, and they confiscated our equipment (this included a Sinclair cart machine, an Alice 6channel mixer, a rather expensive Shure mic etc,etc). We were fined £60 and put on a conditional discharge for a year. The guys who busted us said we wouldn't have a problem working for BBC radio. They just didn't get thepoint.Great website Norman, it brings back many happy memories of such a peaceful and loving era. The seed was sown and I'm sure one day people will realise the importance of the 'Pirates'259 for ever.
Mick Pendry <viewlane@cwcom.net >
London, UK - Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 17:22:38 (BST)

Great Site Norman!I was lucky I've found it!Great stuff! etc.!Greets fromDréCB (André)/the Netherlands
André <cbradio@vizzavi.nl>
Schiedam, NL - Friday, June 22, 2001 at 22:23:37 (BST)

Norman, What a great website - the jingles raelly bring back the memories. Hope you had a good time on the RSL. Were you able to find "Time Of Your Life" by Bolland & Bolland, which I contacted you about a couple of months back?Best wishes,Phil.
Phil Chaney <phil.chaney@btinternet.com>
London, UK - Monday, June 18, 2001 at 20:32:11 (BST)

hi, got the email? sory to miss you, we are still planning the reunion and should be soon!
tony an d elija <vcornelia@hotmail.com>
london, UK - Sunday, June 17, 2001 at 16:18:49 (BST)

Thank you for an outstanding web site.SincerelySteve
STEVEN LAPIERRE <lapsd@westelcom.com>
Mooers, NY UNITED STATES - Friday, June 15, 2001 at 11:27:35 (BST)

Great Site
Dave Bullock
Southend, UK - Monday, June 11, 2001 at 19:00:32 (BST)

Hi Norman just like to say what a wonderful job you've done on your site. I have some great memories of your time with Brian Anderson on Mi-amigo. By the way I ran an offshore mag in the 80s, and now coming up to date I've started to do similar on the web. If you'd like to check out my site you can find it at www.geocities.com/piratealleyuk. It's early days yet but I'm sure there's just as much interest. well done once again and best wishes.
mark <piratealleymail@aol.com>
UK - Friday, April 20, 2001 at 22:05:04 (BST)

Hi Norman,it's always a great pleasure to remember the heighdays of pirate radio.I had been listening to Radio Veronica since my vacation in theNetherlands in the very early 60's. Later I listened to London, 270,Scotland, Caroline's North & South Ship (mostly at night, becausereception here in Germany was almost impossible at daylight hours). Iwas then a lad of 12 to 17.At Monday August 14th, 1967, the day the M.O.B. came into effect inGreat Britain, I was in Scotland (in Angus to be precise) and of courselistened to the last hours of Radio Scotland and later to the memorable"going illegal" of Johnnie Walker and Robbie Dale.How sad I was, when on March 3rd, 1968 the sound of Caroline wassilenced!Then the RNI-Project offered a new, eagerly awaited period ofbuccaneer-radio for Europe. I listened to the test transmissions - forthe first time ever in German (remember Horst Reiner and Hannibal ?),and later to the regular broadcasts with familiar names behind themicrophone.On the day, the ship was raided by Kees Manders, I was driving toEngland, and followed the live report about the raid via RNI. And whatdid I do, when the Dutch government closed the Offshore Stations? Yes, Iwas in Scheveningen/Holland and followed the last programs of thedifferent stations - and of course the once again defiant Mi Amigo.And naturally, I tried to receive the transmissions from the Mi Amigo,but that was usually very difficult!Anyway, that's been just a bit about my personal "connection" tooffshore radio. I have read each book I could get about the subject, andlistened to a quite a number of records containing the "recorded historyof pirate radio".With all the best wishes,Ulli Mittag
Ulli Mittag <ulrich.mittag@telebel.de>
Wuppertal, Germany - Saturday, April 14, 2001 at 16:56:40 (BST)

Hi Norman,I've just spent a very enjoyable hour or so going through your site, and I was wondering if you have heard of us at The Museum of Commercial Radio. If not, can I invite you to the museum at:-www.themcr.freeserve.co.ukYou will see we also run an internet radio station called "Golden Radio International" from the site with 24 hours of programming "on-air". I do a monthly "Archive Show" on the station. I used to enjoy your programmes on Caroline, and I know you have done some recent RSLs. Would you be interested in doing a one-off show for us on the station? It would be really great to have at least one former offshore DJ, and, as you are still involved in radio it would be an honour to have you "aboard".Have a listen to the station, and if you are interested let me know.
Robin Davey <rd_mcr@hotmail.com>
UK - Sunday, April 08, 2001 at 22:45:27 (BST)

Hi Norman,I see you are almost out of CD's and I thought you were going to send me one!Tony is not doing very well, Robin is keeping in touch about it.I hope you are happy in your chosen path.I would be very grateful if you could fill my request, I have always supported radio's effort and opened my house to everybody.Went to the free radio thing in Amsterdam and met Bob Noakes and PAul Al;exander, who was really generous and bought me a Caroline Album and he doesn't even know me!!Cool huh?LOveElija vcornelia@hotmail.com
elija <vcornelia@hotmail.com>
cleland, UK - Friday, April 06, 2001 at 09:42:33 (BST)
[Norman's Note] I did in fact send you a free copy to the US, and always assumed that you had received it, evidently you didn't, so please e-mail me your current mailing address, and I'll forward you another copy

Hi NormanFantastic website, great pictures and soundfiles, brilliant memories. I recently made a website dedicated to all radio but especially 'free radio' or alternative radio. I have loads of cassettes i have recorded since 1970, i will before too long add them to my website. As you know this takes quite a bit of time and patience, so i will be attempting the updated very soon. I have also put a link to your site from mine, cheers to you and yours from Geoff Hutton. L.A.
Geoff Hutton <Listener@ic24.net>
Stanley DURHAM, UK - Friday, March 30, 2001 at 22:06:20 (BST)

Hi Norman,just visited your site, Thimon Schellevis (maybe you know him from the radio-circuit) told me everything about it. Compliments for all the pictures, stories and jingles. I downloaded some of it.Years (20?) ago, I taped a Norman Barrington program on Caroline and a few days later I heard (and taped) the same program on Radio Nova The Hague, with different jingles ofcourse. I know Johan de Groot very well. I made the logo for hi radio station Nova. He is still fighting against the law. But now concentrating on Real Audio.Speaking of Real Audio: since last year I listen to Radio Caroline on internet. More and more old Caroline hippies return to do their program. Every wednesday you can listen to Rob Harrison and Tom Anderson. I waiting for Andy Archer to come back and... Norman Barrington. Maybe you can tell me if it's a dream come through?! That would be Wonderful.I used to listen to Radio Seagull a lot; can you place some jingles on the site?Thanks,kind regards,Ge van Leyden, The Hague, Holland
Ge van Leyden <g@i-grec.com icu@wanadoo.nl>
The Hague, The Netherlands - Friday, March 23, 2001 at 22:23:18 (GMT)

In 1975, my father (a university English professor -- since retired)went on sabbatical leave for a year. He was researching a PhD thesis. Thewhole family -- my mom, me, my kid sister and brother -- all went along.We lived about 10 miles outside Canterbury in a cottage on theKentish downs.As an adolescent with a funny accent, being from southern Ontario(about halfway between Toronto and Detroit), and living ten miles outsidetown, there wasn't a great deal of social life. That meant a lot oflistening to the radio.Radio in England was very different from radio in North America, andI was kind of disappointed about that. Until I stumbled upon Radio Caroline.The DJs, the jingles, the whole "Loving Awareness" thing -- goofy asit may seem in retrospect -- was so sincere and guileless that Istill can'treally dismiss it entirely.And Radio Caroline introduced me to music I still listen to -- RandyNewman, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Steely Dan...the list goes on and on.I now work in television, and my decision to go into broadcasting may also be attributed to Caroline. In Fact, what I liked about -- and learned from -- Radio Caroline, I tried to apply at CHRW-FM, the 50-watt college radio station at the University of Western Ontario, during my tenure as a DJ there from 1982 through 1985But all I really wanted to say was "thanks."Thanks
Justin Smallbridge <jsmallbridge@robtv.com>
CANADA - Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 11:47:02 (GMT)

Hi Norman, never met you but followed you later, love the site, great pictures of Seagull, shame I came over to the office in that year but was told I was not wanted! Feel like I missed out. Joined the boat later when it moved back to the UK in Autumn 74. Went back for a stint in 87 on Caroline 558 and last weekend did a Sat PM gig at the Maidstone studio (on the Astra Satellite). Did not play Santana, but next time think I might, that's if they ask me back. Spoke to Steve England only a few weeks ago and he is doing well. Before I went to the Mi Amigo I was with Steve on Radio Atlantis. Just a quick mail to say great site, great jingle collection, great photos, brings it all right back again. You won't recognise my mail address as I used another name on-air. All the best Norman and thanks for a great site Dave
Dave Owen <DaveWright4@aol.com>
UK - Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at 20:03:17 (GMT)

New to the internet,I have located your website and found itreally interesting. I remember Caroline in the seventiesas a listener and enjoy the nostalgia.
andrew pearce <a.pearce3@ntlworld.com>
luton, UK - Monday, February 19, 2001 at 22:02:24 (GMT)

A brilliant site for all radio and jingle junkies
Bob Glen <bobandkathglen@aol.com>
Durham , UK - Monday, February 19, 2001 at 12:39:47 (GMT)

Hi Norman...Congratulations on an excellent site. As an 'original Pirate DJ' with Radio Scotland I am amazed at the amount of interest which the Internet has created. Old tapes which we hoped had been forgotten have suddenly emerged to our amusement and even embarrassment!! Having experienced Radio Scotland, Britain Radio, Radio 270 and Radio 390 I was incredibly fortunate to experience such a wide range of 'piracy'. My main memories are of '242' and I wonder if any of my former colleagues are accessing your site. The Internet has given us an opportunity similar to that which Ronan spotted in the 1960s - that is the chance to create unique and outstanding broadcast without the shackles of terrestrial restriction. My partners and I are in the process of launching Radio Scotland Worldwide which will use Internet, Short-Wave and Satellite to deliver entertainment and news services to the global community. Keep up the good work Norman and I would be pleased to hear from anyone who remembers the old days.All the bestJack McLaughlin (The Laird O'Coocaddens)
Jack McLaughlin <jackmclaughlin@hotmail.com>
Edinburgh, UK - Sunday, February 11, 2001 at 21:13:19 (GMT)

long time no hear,also my old mate brian anderson,last time i spoke to him he was on radio tees,god im getting old.nice to know your both doing well. i had the pleasure of a trip to the ross revenge last year she is looking very well,wouldnt it be nice to get caroline back on the high seas again,or am i just an old dreamer. anyway nice to hear of you again,and love the web site. best wishes,bob.
bob glen <bobandkathglen@aol.co.uk>
UK - Monday, January 08, 2001 at 21:40:26 (GMT)