BBC Radio 4 Extra: The First Pirate


The First Pirate is the title of a Radio 4 Extra–an interview with*Les Woodland who tells the story of Captain Plugge, founder of Radio Normandy, the first station to take on the BBC.

Source: www.hamradiotoday.com

Many of us remember the classic pirate radio stations that counter programmed the BBC during the early 1960s.  Radio Caroline and others offered rock n roll, catchy commercials, and fast talking DJs to English listeners usually tuned to BBC programs.  Although these stations were shut down in time, they left a mark on British radio stations.  That’s not the real beginning of pirate broadcasting in the UK, though.  In a BBC interview with Les Woodward, we learn of an early pirate broadcaster known simply as "Captain Plunge", the founder of the controversial "Radio Normandy" and other off-shore radio stations that taunted the BBC during the 1930s.  Fascinating story…Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

See on Scoop.itKH6JRM’s Amateur Radio Blog

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