About the book:
life on the waves with Radio Caroline
AUTHOR: Steve Conway
CATAGORIES: non-fiction, biography, entertainment
- ISBN-10: 1909718521
- ISBN-13: 978-1909718524
Published: by Liberties Press, Dublin.
March 2009 (1st edition), December 2014 (2nd edition, expanded)
Available to buy at most good bookshops
SHIPROCKED is the tale of how I joined Radio Caroline in the mid 1980s, and of the 5 amazing years that followed, as the station and its crew went through good times and bad, ending up with the 1991 shipwreck that brought Caroline’s days as an offshore pirate to an end.
Although set against the backdrop of the various crises, technical and political, that beset the station over a turbulent period at the end of the 1980s, this is primarily a story of people, as I join and learn to make my way in the strange and isolated society of broadcasters based on the ship Ross Revenge, permanently anchored in international waters, 18 miles off the British coast.
Dramatic winter storms and balmy summer days form the backdrop to the changing lives and relationships of those on board. Sometimes scary, often challenging and occasionally comical, the situations faced on board the Ross Revenge test the crew to the limit, and force me to grow and change in ways I never expected.
Illustrated with never before published photos from my own collection, and from the collection of offshore radio historian John Burch.
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