28 March 1964 – Radio Caroline launched from the North Sea.
The Fredericia, previously a Baltic ferry, was renamed MV Caroline and anchored off Felixstowe, Suffolk, where it began test transmissions on Friday, 27 March 1964. On Saturday, 28 March, it began regular broadcasting at noon on 1520 kHz (announced as 199 metres) with the opening conducted by Simon Dee. The first programme, which was pre-recorded, was hosted by Chris Moore.
Caroline continues today from land and also with special monthly weekend broadcasts from its ship “MV Ross Revenge” moored on the Blackwater Estuary near Bradwell, Essex. See https://radiocaroline.co.uk for details.
Mike Terry to WOR iog (2023-03-28)
Before being a radio ship, the “Fredericia” was s Danish passenger and cargo ferry in inner Danish waters. Built in 1930 in Frederikshavn.
Ydun Ritz (2023-03-28)