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The LV18 in Harwich Harbour is firmly established as a radio ship, and has been broadcasting since 1999.

Our annual Pirate Radio Week 2017 is 21st to 30th July, when we’ll be broadcasting in the North East Essex & South Suffolk area on 106.8FM as well as streaming via this website. Test streaming has already started!

2017 is also an important year for Pirate/Free Radio in the UK. August 14th this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Marine Offences Act which ended the reign of the pirates in 1967, although Radio Caroline continued until 3rd March 1968. 

To mark and remember 1967, the LV18 will again be the home of Pirate BBC Essex! This broadcast will be 13-14 August, culminating with a unique link up with Radio Caroline.