Posted: January 16, 2015 Filed under: 1980s, 1987, Irish writing, New writing, Newsreading, non-Fiction, offshore, Radio Caroline, Radio presenting, Ross Revenge, Shiprocked!, storms at sea | Tags: books, Irish writing, radio, Radio Caroline, Shiprocked!
The new (2014) edition of Shiprocked – Life On The Waves With Radio Caroline was launched in Dublin last night, with former Caroline and RTE 2FM broadcaster, and current-day drive time 4FM presenter Gareth O’Callaghan doing the honours.
The book is already in stock at most large retailers in Ireland, and will be on sale in the UK shortly.
Below are some pictures from the launch event, in which selected extracts from the text were presented alongside archive TV news footage and of-air audio to give a flavour of 1980s Caroline for the 100 strong crowd who turned out at The Odessa Club for the occasion.
Big thanks to Johnny Bambury for this excellent series of shots.
(left to right) Gareth O’Callaghan, Steve Conway, and Liberties Press MD Sean O’Keefe
Gareth told the audience how much he enjoyed reading Shiprocked (twice!) and also spoke of his own fond memories of working on board Radio Caroline
A number of former Caroline staffers were present for the launch, including Caroline North engineer Michael and his daughter Sue (Michael centre in shot) and former Caroline newsreader turned music journalist Stuart Clarke (right)
Falling under the magic spell of Caroline . .