Thar be pirates in our midst!


If you were into radio in the 1960s, 70s, or 80s, you probably remember medium-wave pirate broadcaster Radio Caroline. It was pressure from Radio Caroline and other unlicensed broadcasters operating from ships off the coast of Great Britain that eventually pushed the British government to allow the licensing of commercial broadcasters, eliminating the monopoly previously held by the BBC. This is a reconstruction of Radio Caroline’s shipboard studio with original equipment. I discovered this display at the Cotswold Motoring Museum in Bourton-on-the-Water in England while visiting in 2016.

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