OMG! The all new old Radio Caroline calling itself Last Pirate FM has been busted by the feds.Heh! Only in Liverpool, eh? When the radio
Radio Caroline returns as Last Pirate
Radio anoraks, especially Radio Caroline anoraks, as we all know, are near death. Yes, ok, a heck of a lot of them actually are dead,
Why isn’t this lady our Prime Minister?
People of the left or with very closed minds write Katie Hopkins off as some kind of nutter. Well, she might be a little nutty,
The Superstition of Climate Change
This has summed current fears up so perfectly. The only saving grace is that the fearists seem to have stopped rounding-up women and killing them
Katie Hopkins, our saviour in the fight against fake news
One of the people I follow on Twitter and enjoy reading is Katie Hopkins. Now, the alt-left with all their love of labels, constantly scream
Who will win the Blood Drive?
The best show ever is coming to the SyFy channel. You must watch it. Really, you must. Even though for British audiences some scenes have
Scrap the BBC licence fee
Here’s the thing. A long time ago – indeed starting well before I was born, probably – Sunday afternoon/evenings were where the Top 40 Chart (initially
Muslim only ghettos being built by London Mayor
I don’t understand why this ghettoising is encouraged. How can it be good for our country, let alone our capital city? The ‘North London MUSLIM
Radio Caroline on Twitter
Having been a tad busy with a sudden and unexpected General Election, I totally forgot all about the Radio Caroline sagas. The Radio Caroline in
Heh, listen to this…
From time to time we all have to suffer listening to ‘audition tapes’ when looking for fresh on-air radio talent. Listening to ‘showreels’ is a
Radio Caroline anorak urinates in public
Disgusting. This photo passed to me shows the state of Radio Caroline anoraks today. How embarrassing for Radio Caroline that one of their fans was
Cyber Hot Hits from Outer Space
I recently got myself all excited about a new radio station called ‘Cyber Hot Hits’. ‘Cyber Hot Hits’ is broadcasting from a spaceship up in
You ever wonder why there’s such confusion and relentless wailing from parts of the population that can’t seem to grasp that the UK is leaving
The Greatest Hits Network just died
Across a lot of the north of England and the south and east of Scotland the ‘oldies’ stations are mainly owned by Bauer Media and
Clinton News Network?
Who remembers a time when they believed that anything they heard on Mainstream Media was true and agenda-less? Yup, we sure were naive back in
Fake Radio Carolines
Now then. This whole thing about Radio Caroline. I think I’m suffering from deja vu. Haven’t we had this confusion before? It wasn’t that long
Aha. Classic example of ‘Fake News’. You slant the news in order to fit the narrative you want your ‘market’ to believe. Different narratives require
Somebody start a Radio Caroline for me!
I’ve been following the events unfolding at radiocaroline.com (here) and on Twitter @radiocaroline (here). As far as I can tell, a fully loaded Radio Caroline
Radio Caroline DA Box up for auction?
I reported previously about the interrupted Morse code mayday message alerting the world to the compromise of the secret place protecting the DA Box, once used
Radio Caroline’s DA Box stolen!
The DA Box has been stolen. Yes, the DA Box has been stolen. The DA Box, historically, is the special filter that was used by
Radio presenters suffering from Trump Tourettes
Will Nick Abbot ever learn how to control his Trump Tourettes? Trump Tourettes is not an infliction exclusive to Nick Abbot. James O’Brien has it
How the media controls your mind
We all know that the vast majority of English speaking Western media is under the control of the liberal elite. And we all know that
The liberal elite are the true warmongers
Something worth considering! Had Clinton become President of the United States of America, all indications are that she would have continued bombing campaigns into far
How the segue is killing music radio
Why is Tony Blackburn the only music radio presenter actually ‘jocking’ the songs being played? Why is there nobody else doing this style of radio?
James O’Brien, the radio straw-man delusion
James O’Brien is a leftie that infests weekday mid-mornings on LBC Radio. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m all for LBC having a collection of
Why no newspapers reviewing TV news?
TV stations. Radio stations. They spend ages with talking head ‘guests’ coming in to ‘review’ the day’s newspapers. The ‘newspaper review’ seems to be important.
Nobody on Facebork talks about radio
If Facebork is a leveller, then it is to Facebork that I must look for exciting discussions about the world of radio. But, why can’t
Forgotten and snubbed by the New Year’s Honours list
Gongs. I don’t mean the chimes of Big Ben. Not bongs, but gongs. Look, it’s the time of year. It is today that recipients of
Will I listen to Radio Caroline in 2017?
Yes, I’ve expressed excitement about Radio Caroline returning in 2017 before. It is exciting! I mean, the whole thing of offshore radio was exciting. At
Stop punishing new music lovers each Christmas
So, there I was sitting in the bath, occasionally letting bubbles come up to the surface, and my radio, on the other side of the
Looking Back -v- Looking Forward
Watching any episode of BBC Question Time, or tuning in for any political interview, the one thing that’s noticeable is the balance of ‘Looking Back’
When’s the second by-election?
So, I generally find Julia Harley-Brewer a hard listen. Her show is on talkRADIO weekdays between 10am and 1pm. The hard listen bit is that
Radio Caroline getting ready for Easter
Erm. It’s good to see more details about the return of Radio Caroline. I think. My site watching crawler thingie just pinged up with news
Viva la revolution, goodbye the liberal elite
So, there’s a revolution going on. Another one. Remember how the late 1960s and early 1970s saw a revolution. After decades of a conservative (with
When love and peace really means hate and conflict
There’s a strange correlation between love and hate. And there are some danger signs to watch out for. In its peak, the flower power era
Comedians and their hate speech
It is now the rule that we must hate our leaders. Why is this? There’s a pattern, too. The more terms that a Prime Minister
Made in Liverpool
So, once upon a time in Liverpool, there was a local TV station. It had the non-Scouse name of ‘Bay TV’. Apart from low budget
Trumping Trump wrestling stylee
Why does Donald Trump make me smile? Well, I think he’s doing brilliantly. Let me explain. To understand, I need you to think of WWE.
Too many radio stations
Many decades ago I spoke at length with Ronan O’Rahilly, the founder of Radio Caroline, about where ‘music radio’ was going. This was in the
Union Jack Radio for Brexiters
It had to happen didn’t it. We now have an openly xenophobic nationalistic radio station. Would you believe it? It must come as a reaction
Ye olde radio anoraks kill the memories
Why do old radio anoraks steal and defile the names of old extinct radio stations? There have been some great radio station, especially the offshore
August 14th 1967
Today, August 14th, is a day that statistically is less likely to fall on a Monday or Saturday and more statistically likely to fall on
Radio’s awful ‘song listers’
I’d love to start a campaign of ‘calling out’ people on the radio. Well, on music radio. You can help! (Except you won’t) We need
Yay, Radio Caroline’s coming back!
Radio Caroline, eh? Who remembers Radio Caroline? Ding Ding. It’s a radio station that has a legend that far exceeds its reality. A bit like
Sandgrounder Radio, same old shit, different area
You are probably familiar with a ‘Scouser’ being the odd nickname for somebody from Liverpool, but what’s somebody from Southport called? Well, they are a
The last ever radio DJ
There are no more radio disc-jockeys in the United Kingdom. Except one. The final ever radio DJ on the air in the country is the
Why did the BBC sack the Met Office?
So, in the UK, the main publicly funded weather predictions come from the Meteorological Office. Their data and their understanding of the data is also
We are ready for and need a war
I think it might be time for a war. Maybe a revolution. Time for unrest and riots leading to death and destruction. But, mainly a
The media that’s bigger than telly
Dan and Phil initially came onto my radar when they first took-over and hosted the short-lived Sunday evening request show on BBC Radio 1 a few
Local radio gets presenters but keeps the segue
It was good news to hear that 3 stations belonging to the Wireless Group are getting local programming again. Years ago, back in the days
Pete Price gets chopped back
Bauer Media have done the sensible thing. They’ve cut back by 25%, they’ve trimmed an hour from the Pete Price show on Radio City 2
Top Gear, R.I.P ?
I’m not a great fan of automobiles. So, when I watched Top Gear it was because I really enjoyed the three guys messing about, and
Too many foreigners with opinions on our media!
So, we just had announced the latest RAJAR figures. RAJAR is the body that gives little paper diaries to random people that are demographically all
Living Legend Tony Blackburn faces twat
How embarrassing. This is the short interview that continuity announcer Lucy Jones made with National Hero Tony Blackburn after he had presented an award at
Radio Caroline has lost its mojo
In an article (here) I spoke of how the top of the hour ‘ding ding’ of the Radio Caroline bell had been removed from the internet
May the Fourth Be With You
It has to be said on this day, sorry. It’s the law. I’m not really a Star Wars anorak, despite my lovely partner in life
Time to shut down BBC local radio
Somebody suggested that the BBC could save a fortune by joining together Radio 5 Live and BBC local radio. YES! This is a damn good
Speaking of Tony Blackburn…
I’m not a Facebook enthusiast in any way shape or form, but I’m impressed that over 5,000 fans (and growing each day) have collected together
My Tony Blackburn
We live our lives in the blink of an eye. Without doing it consciously, we get old and our ageing is soundtracked by people or
OMG! Paul McCartney is an imposter
So, we finally get to know the truth. It’s a truth that has been around in rumour and innuendo for decades. It’s the truth about
Magic Chilled kills Mellow Magic
So, there’s Mellow Magic and there’s Magic Chilled. I’m not a fan of the ‘base station’ Magic. It’s a bit too old songs for old
Does the BBC punish the old and ill?
The Tony Blackburn story continues to confuse and alarm. So, where are we now. Well, Tony’s in St Lucia on a family holiday. After the
The fall of Tony Blackburn
Whilst all around me were haters, I continued to love Tony Blackburn. I first listened to him broadcasting on the pirate station Big L, then
Liverpool gets all CGIed
Liverpool has ancient looking streets and houses. And it’s cheap when it comes to being used by film companies wishing to make period dramas. So,
Time to ban books
Books are made by killing trees, shaving them and inking them. What a bastard thing to do. But, hey that’s typical of the lefties who
The clouds have knitting needles
Wow, look at what my bedside radio recently told me was happening weather-wise. Liverpool was facing knitting needles being shot from the clouds. Actual white
Anorak Nation, R.I.P
Sadly, it’s goodbye to the website Anorak Nation. Anorak Nation was an independent and privately run part email, and part web discussion base. It was
Hey, all you haters, hate this
So, I write stuff. Sometimes I write stuff because I am expressing my opinion on a subject. Sometimes I write stuff because I’m on a
TFI Millionaire wank-fest
I’m late to the party, but I’ve just watched the first episode of the ‘return’ of the once iconic music and chat show ‘TFI Friday’.
ISIS on TV
Erm, apparently ISIS produce TV sets. And I bet they wish they had a different name now.
Radio Caroline’s DA Box
This article was originally written in the 1990s. I republish it here to bring you up to speed with the truth behind Radio Caroline. The
Caroline bell liberated from false idol?
News finally reaches me that I found almost impossible to comprehend. It was so shocking and horrific that I was stopped in my tracks when
The avoiding the commercials skill
I don’t watch much telly. I never watch any of the soaps, evah. Likewise I don’t watch the pretend quizzes and talent shows, especially the
Radio London is back!
Yes! Radio London is back! Exciting times! Radio anoraks are probably going to have exploding heads! Yes, Radio London is back. I remember Radio London
Big L’s Steve James thinks I’m a Barbie Girl.
So, as explained before, I am a paradox. I absolutely hate oldies. Old songs. Especially the same old same old oldies. And in order to
Old people swarm onto the back of BBC Radio 1
Once again bunches of old people seem to be circling on the youth radio of the day, BBC Radio 1. Just as bunches of old
Exciting new powerful radio transmitter
It’s that radio anorak time of year when the slightly pre-death age anoraks lay themselves in bed dreaming. If their nurse, carer or wife* is
OMG, it’s mental radio anorak day … again!
Jeeez. Spare me. It’s August the 14th. Noooooooooo. Back in 1967 this was the day that all the pop pirate radioships fell silent (except those
The dazzling dazzle ships of Liverpool
Liverpool’s little chugging and insignificant ferry ‘Snowdrop‘ underwent a makeover and became a ‘dazzle’ ship. Well, ferry. It caused a mixture of shock, horror and
This is not politically correct
OMG! Like, yeah, have you seen what the agitators and haters did with the BBC’s Top Gear and their use of the ‘P‘ word? Yeah,
The rise and rise of Duncan Barkes
I recently lamented the ‘disappearing’ of Duncan Barkes from LBC (here). There he was as the host of the 10pm to 1am slot Sunday to
My pale skin
Some awful people are nothing more than cruel. This video is just so brilliantly made:
Global’s ‘disappearance’ of Duncan Barkes
I have a lot to thank Duncan Barkes for, but more of that later. He’s a radio presenter. More specifically a talking radio presenter. Until
Radio anoraks and their clickbait
One of the most hateful things about Facebork is ‘clickbait‘. Clickbait is a pejorative term describing web content that is aimed at generating online advertising
Liverpool loses its local commercial radio stations
Liverpool used to have its own commercial radio stations. Sadly, by this time next year it will have none. And this is a crying shame
The Sunday Chart Show pensioned off
The BBC Radio 1 ‘Top 40 Chart Show’ in some form or the other has existed since 1955. That’ll be 60 years. Yes, ok, it’s not
The greatest video you will ever watch
Well, there are porn videos and then there’s …
Goodbye Zane, Hello Annie; Goodbye Fearne, Hello Clara
A couple of people of note have left BBC Radio One. Well, others have left too, but from ‘minority’ and specialist interest programming. Whilst acknowledging
Where was this lobster aiming to go?
Anybody old or rude enough to know who ‘Derek and Clive‘ were, will know about lobsters. Don’t know ‘Derek and Clive‘? Well, sadly both are
There’s an exciting development in robotics and artificial intelligence. These ‘synths’ are our friends, More importantly, they are useful machines around the home. Go and
Over the years I have done things. Things with other people. Things that to us seemed really good at the time. And, of course, I’m
Shaking off the over-30 year old Radio 1 clingons
I am, as I used to say many times, only 19 years of age. As people around me grew old and got themselves stuck in
BBC Radio 1 to close down
This terrible news. BBC Radio 1 is closing down in June. OMG! The end, the end, the end! The evil commercial radio empire has finally
No more analogue radio listening
Brilliant to see that the North West of England (and also London) has more people listening to digital radio than analogue radio. Now we need
Top secret increase in Antarctic sea ice
Why doesn’t it make the news when we get record sea ice extent in Antarctica? I mean, right, for the time of year, the ice
Pirate Radio drama from fort on River Humber
Members of a local drama group will be ‘all at sea‘ for their next production – well out on the River Humber at any rate,
Time for a revamp of Late Night Citytalk
Tucked away on a mainly forgotten Liverpool radio station called Citytalk, the late night phone-in show is still presented by the nearly 70 year old Pete
Radio Caroline anoraks turn even more mental
I had a few moments spare in my life, so I had a quick trot around various old time radio fora recently. Sadly, I seem
The final ever 19
Quite a moving remix, this:
Thunderbirds are definitely go
No no no no no no no. This is just not F-A-B. This is NOT Lady Penelope. What is wrong with you people? In all