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March 28, 2015

On the 28th March 1964 Radio Caroline is launched, broadcasting from a boat off the coast of Suffolk. It quickly gained an audience of millions because no other station played pop music all day. Put together by Irishman Ronan O'Rahilly, the station took its name from the daughter of John F Kennedy. During March 1964, a Birmingham band called The Fortunes recorded the song Caroline (the B-side of You've Got Your Troubles, which entered the British charts in 1965, on Decca F11809), and this would later became the station's theme song By 3 March 1968 it was all over though, thanks to lack of revenue Radio Caroline had their ships repossessed and towed away to Holland. Read more

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