Pirate BBC Essex 2017

The BBC & Pharos Trust are pleased to confirm that the LV18 will again be the host for Pirate BBC Essex. The station will run 12th to 14th August 2017 and will mark, on 14th August, the 50th anniversary of the Marine Offences Act which closed most pirate radio stations.

Keith Skues will present his Sunday late show from the LV18, with other weekend shows to be confirmed.

Pirate BBC Essex programmes from 9am – 3pm on Mon 14th live from the LV18 on all frequencies (for the first time!) including presenters Johnnie Walker, Roger ‘Twiggy’ Day, Tom Edwards and Norman St John. Other surprise Pirate guests expected !

There will also be a unique link up with Radio Caroline aboard the Ross Revenge during Monday afternoon.

Other activities will include:

  • a Pirate Exhibition on Ha’penny Pier open to the public from Sat 12th to Mon 14th August – Pirate DJs will drop in when available

  • The Boat That Rocked film showing at Electric Palace cinema on Sun 13th (evening) introduced by former pirate broadcasters

Pirate BBC Essex in 2017

There are a few rumours that Pirate BBC Essex will happen in 2017, since Steve Scruton made an on-air announcement on BBC Essex in January.

As it stands, in February, no arrangements are in place and there is no confirmation that the LV18 will host Pirate BBC Essex again.

If that situation changes, news will appear here , on facebook and various bulletin boards (no doubt)