All Aboard for Caroline at Easter

The Ross Revenge at Tilbury Docks in 2010


This Easter Radio Caroline calebrates its 47th birthday with an 11-day long live broadcast from the Ross Revenge, the pirate ship that was my home for so many action-packed years offshore in the 1980s.

Starting at 7am on Good Friday and running right though until midnight on May Day Bank Holiday Monday all shows will be coming live from the ship, which is currently berthed in the secure shipping terminal at Tilbury, Essex. . You’ll be able to tune in as usual via SKY 0199 and our web streams (and via UPC cable in Ireland). However we will also be broadcasting to south Essex and north Kent for the duration on 531 kHz AM.

All crew will live onboard for the duration, and I’m thrilled to be involved in this event, although due to other work commitments I can only stay on board for a week as opposed to the full 11 days. But there will be plenty to listen to for the whole broadcast, including special features in addition to the station’s unique album format.

The Birthday Bash will also include the annual Radio Caroline Support Group Membership Drive. There’ll be free gifts for those who join or make a minimum donation, one of which is an exclusive T Shirt only available for the duration of the broadcast.

A couple of the highlights of the broadcast are 60s Caroline DJ Tom Lodge‘s Favourite Intro Guitar Riffs and a special classic albums of the 60’s & 70’s show which will be hosted by myself.

I will be live on Caroline every night for the week, starting with a 9pm-midnight show on Good Friday.

My show times as below:

Good Friday April 22nd – 9pm to midnight

Saturday April 23rd – 10pm to midnight

Easter Sunday April 24th – midnight to 3am (i.e. early hours Monday morning)

Easter Monday April 25th – 4pm to 7pm (on AM only, not Satelitte/cable)

Tuesday April 26th – 9pm to midnight with special 60s and 70s album show (listeners best albums)

Wednesday April 27th – 9pm to midnight

Thursday April 28th – 9pm to midnight

The original Caroline studio (Studio 1) on the Ross Revenge

It’ll be my first time living on board the Ross in more than a decade, and I’m looking forward to the intensity of creative juices that this unusual environment engenders, along with the company of good companions. I have never yet stepped off that ship after a stint on board without being changed in some way, and long may it continue.


5 Comments on “All Aboard for Caroline at Easter”

  1. Paul Rusling says:

    Looking forward to hearing at least some of your stuff Steve. Hope its a really good vibe you get and you have a ball
    Very best
    Young Paul

  2. jez says:

    Please play some more normal caroline classics fromn the 70’s , I find your programme a bit boring with all the odd stuff you play , don’t forget to play caroline by the fortunes

    • steveconway says:

      Hi Jez, and thanks for commenting.

      With a station like Caroline where presenters are allowed to make their own music choices, there will always be some variation between presenters. I take caroline’s ethos of being an “album station” seriously, and so try to play the lesser heard tracks and stay away from the ones that were big hit singles. Likewise I try to include a healthy dose of new music, including lots that wouldn’t be heard on mainstream stations because the artists have not made it big yet. For me, this is what Caroline has always been about. I do try to include lots of classic stuff too, it is always a bit of a balancing act.

      I hope you enjoy the programmes from the ship over easter, you might especially like the special “60s and 70s albums” special that is going out on Tuesday night (26th) at 9pm.

      All the best

  3. followthatmouse says:

    Wishing everyone a successful broadcast. It is wonderful that the lady is still going strong.

  4. jos harte says:

    all you on board the ross revenge a great time.

    steve , am looking out for tonigt nine your time,
    here in the netherlands 22.00 hours p.m.
    certain there`s lotta of real good rock-music between,

    succes steve with playing them , those classic albums!!

    hear you, jos harte, ter aar, the netherlands.

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