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Selected Radio Caroline Related Guestbook Entries from 2002

Great site . I remember on a trip to the 'MV' in 1973 on the Zeester uit Dr Lelykade with Chris Cary And Bert Bennet, I had the pleasure of meeting you in the studio when the very first simultaneous tests were broadcast on 259 & 389. Glad to know that you are well and keeping the faith like myself.
DAVE WINDSOR <dave.windsor@bfbs.com>
UK - Thursday, October 10, 2002 at 11:23:33 (BST)

Hi Norman, What a fantastic website. Browsing through it for some minutes brings you back to the 60's and 70's, when radio was much, much more than only listening to the music and deejays. There were the storms, the government jammings, the broken transmitters, the attacks... I was 15 in 1970. RNI was my station, my hobby, my adventure. I don't think young people can imagine what offshore radio meant to us.Thanks to all people who made that possible, and especially to you Norman, for keeping the memories alive with your unique site, and many thanks for giving me that tune so quickly that I'd been searching for so many years: the Radio London music bed. I did not even know the title... ("Ocean Terminal"). In one word: FANTASTIC!
John Riper <john@ripernet.com>
Rotterdam, The Netherlands - Monday, August 26, 2002 at 22:45:45 (BST)

Hi,Sorry for my poor english!I'm 50 and I discover today your pretty website over Caroline, Mi Amigo, Veronica and all the other. God, what a surprise for me !!!I remember my young age: between 1968 and 1978, I was all the day to listening to the program of Mi Amigo (192 in the middengolf...in Dutch) and in the evening to Caroline. The week end, I went to see the "Mi Amigo Drive In Show" in Belgium, France and Netherland with DJ'S Patrick Valain, Edu Degroot, Dirk Van Dijk, ...I had a modified radio able to receive (wel or bad follow the weather)my favourites Pirates Stations at home in Namur at 200Kms from Oostende, thus 300Kms of the Thames Estuary.Two years ago, with my sailboat, with holidays I have seen the red ship "Caroline" at Queenborough. I have many gigitals photographies, you can receive them as you want.Tell me if you are interested. Hope to receive an answer soon. Bye,thanks a lot for the souvenirs of the Golden Sixties & the Golden Classics.Dominique.
Dominique ATTOUT <dominique.attout1@yucom.be>
NAMUR, 5004 Belgium - Monday, July 22, 2002 at 17:33:07 (BST)

just a short note to say how sad I was to read of the death of crispian st john,or howard rose to give him his real name,I was a big fan of his when he was on RNI,and I have many of his recordings.My sympathies go out to his family at this sad time.He will always be remembered by many many people. Bob Glen.
Bob Glen <sglen2001>
Durham, UK - Sunday, July 21, 2002 at 14:45:36 (BST)

hi norman, how are you, you need to update this website, it's getting stale. did you hear tony and graham on caroline?elija
elija <vcornelia@hotmail.com>
whitstable, UK - Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at 10:22:03 (BST)

Brilliant! I'm too young to remember the pirates, but think radio was so much more exciting in the 60's and 70's.
Steve <drummersteve69@yahoo.co.uk>
BSE, Suffolk, UK - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 11:22:47 (BST)

Have just spent a rather long toime cruising your site and I forgot just how much stuff there was here.Brilliant stuff it kept me quiet for quite a while!!Have sent e-mail with attachment as promised next itme I will send stuff on CD it is so much faster!
Mark Andrews <radiorelics@btopenworld.com>
Bath, UK - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 11:39:10 (BST)

I am searching desperately to find any recordings of the late, GREAT, Ray Moore who was for many years the early breakfast show presenter on BBC Radio 2, a man with tremendous wit.If anyone has anything of Ray, please e-mail me thanks.
Bob Glen <bobandkathglen@aol.com>
UK - Saturday, May 18, 2002 at 22:18:39 (BST)

Norman, Great site. I was such a fan of offshore radio that later in life I just had to move to the Essex coast. I calculate that where I live now I could have seen the Galaxy and Mi Amigo if I had lived here in the 60's. Lucky being here as we are near to the LV18 and Clacton Pier for the RSLs in the summer.Think your online audio pages are fantastic- Is there any chance of hearing (if you have it) the jingle: 'Fun radio, it's agreed, yes indeed-- no 1' or on your commercial page the 'Bulova watch chimes'Thanks for keeping the memory alive.Alan Racheter
Alan Racheter <alan.racheter@ntlworld.com>
Harwich, UK - Wednesday, May 01, 2002 at 20:03:34 (BST)
Norman Says: I have added a Bulova Spot to the commercials Page and your Fun Radio Jingle to the MP3 Page - enjoy!

Brill Web Site, brings back memories of Radio Caroline,I got to your site through BCB Bradfords Community Radio site.I have ben given the task to get some people together soon looking at the idea of a Council run Community Radio Station, (SALFORD fm).I have got a few people interested so we will kick the idea about,Funding etc and report back if it's possible to take this forward.Hope we can.......Regards keep up the good work,.......Stan
Stanley Witkowski <councillor.witkowksi@salford.gov.uk>
SALFORD, UK - Friday, April 19, 2002 at 16:39:38 (BST)

dear norman,we just had this little reunion with chicago, chris dick, robin, tony, elija and also saw graham and bob noakes. it was really fun and we hope next time you will be there as caroline is being revived and graham is doing programs and so is tony and robin and dick are joining too. ronan is still there and mike hagler and barry everitt have been approached as well, cool huh? so how about it norman? are you going to join in because we both certainly have.
tony allen and elija <doris.allan@virgin.net>
regents park, UK - Sunday, April 14, 2002 at 11:04:28 (BST)

Hello Norman, i was just surfing over the internet and suddenly came via the Yahoo search machine on your page.I liked it a lot, especially about the old days on the m/v Mi Amigo.And yes I can remember those days, and I listened a lot.When the dutch government closed down our off shore stations back in august '74 I was 12 years old.I thought it was a black day in radio history, at the time.But the next day I found radio Mi-Amigo in my AM dail braodcasting on 259 in those days, but after the close down at 6 pm I found out that it was more interesting.What I could remember that for a short time Radio seagull came on air, wich I never heard of, wich seems to be radio Caroline.Superb music! Lots of music mostly played three by three, by good dj's like Andy Archer, Stuart Russel, who played music of Kayak sometimes ( dutch band), Tom Anderson, and you of course. Lot's of fun were the moments that the English crew were interfering in dutch programs and vice versa.I never stopped listening in those days. Eventhough the reception was horrible after sunset.In those days I had a "valve Radio"with a wire antenna, really old but a very selective reception and great sound.I improved the reception with coils, condensors, and a trimmer. And after 1 A.M the reception was O.K. when a Hungarion station has left the air.Much improvement was made with the frequency change to 962, later 963.Even with 10 kW the reception was clear overhere.The music played on Caroline had a great influence on my music taste, and not only the music but the whole atmosphere, it is hard to explain, especially in a different language.I still follow Caroline and I am a member of the Dutch support group. And I hope they will have a frequency again someday, but I'm afraid it will never have that magic spell of those old days. And getting the Ross back on sea is absolutely out of the question.But anyway it is still amazing that Caroline lives at present time, but then again Radio Caroline was driven by idialistic people who wanna do their thing, making real radio, and playing the right music, not forced by narrowing format lists and commercial threads, and they still do so!!!And listening to the commercial Radio stations ( I hardly do because they are horrible) nowadays, with their 100 songs on a computer record library, I wonder why they are so popular among the average audience. Have people lost interest in music? I dont know.I'm glad that I can log in to the web cast of Caroline. Norman I wish you all the best. Greetings from Holland. Jos Lammens
Jos Lammens <dunzjos@friaco.nl>
Zevenbergen, Nederland - Thursday, March 14, 2002 at 23:05:23 (GMT)

great site, never forget the real good radio days
Piet Schoone <p.schoone@chello.nl>
UK - Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at 19:24:06 (GMT)

In 1964 I was 16 and grew up with the pirates. Radio Caroline North and Radio 270. Also I was able to pick up RNI in the 70's. What makes this era so special? I have tried to analyse it and can't but I cant get enough of all these web sites to do with offshore radio. I suppose I just wanted to say thanks for enabling all us offshore anoraks to re-live these brilliant sounds.Chris
Chris Thornton <ChrisJT128@aol.com)>
UK - Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 20:13:11 (GMT)


Feel very guilty as I don't remember you from your Caroline days. But what afest of nostalgia on the web site - unable to contribute but sure am here toenjoy.

Thanks for putting this all together - as a very amateur website constructorI realise the amount of work you've put in.
Kind regards
Mike Cannon <mikec@homemail.com>
Marlow, Bucks., UK - Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 23:34:56 (GMT)

Hello Norman
Nice to see all the pictures from "my favoriteoffshore radio stn." Caroline.
I have been a listener to offshore radio since1961(Radio Nord) and have collected a lot of material since then.I was alsoonboard the Mi Amigowhen she was in Zaandam 1971, where I have twopictures from that time.
I also meet for the first time, (-71 at Scheveningenharbor) Per Alarud who I think you have meet!

Best regards
Magnus Fors <mfors47@yahoo.se>
Sweden - Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 20:54:00 (GMT)