Radio Caroline Secures AM Slot

Radio Caroline, the station with roots in the pirate radio history of the 1960s and 70s, has completed its reincarnation into a mainstream broadcasting station by receiving a permanent licence to operate on the AM band.

Ofcom has granted Radio Caroline a licence to operate permanently at 648 kHz at 1 kW ERP, 53 years after broadcasting as a pirate radio station from a boat in the North Sea.

Since May 2017, the Radio Caroline team have had to overcome many changes to serve their primary historical first market of Essex and Suffolk. Many of the delays were caused by getting the new facility up and running, which was more difficult than anticipated, mainly owing to extensive required paperwork and obtaining necessary certifications to construct the station.

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