LV18 Mi Amigo

Our Floating Studio

The studio looks rather bare but that doesn’t mean work hasn’t been going on in there! Team LV18 has been busy running new cables, installing cable management, removing redundant equipment and generally preparing the studio for Radio Mi Amigo in July.

New this year (hopefully) there will be a webcam in the studio!


Mi Amigo


Our 2016 broadcast achieved listener figures of 20,000 over 9 days, that’s more than the readership of many local newspapers. Radio advertising works, the success of commercial radio is a testament to that.

If you’re considering advertising on Radio Mi Amigo in July, head over to the Radio Advertising page where you’ll find the details. If you’re unsure, call or email, we have the resources to make an effective advert for you if you can’t provide your own audio.

We have a special offer for early bookings, spend over £200 on an advertising package and we’ll include your logo on our handout and on this website’s front page. Terms and conditions apply, see the Advertising page for details.

Please note that no advertising is available for Pirate BBC Essex!


Press Coverage

Many thanks to TDC Chairman & Councillor Mark Platt who joined us on board for our press day on 1st May.

Alan Turner (DJ & Pharos Trust), Cllr Mark Platt (TDC) & Tony O’Neil (Curator & Pharos Trust)

You can read the East Anglian Daily Times article here

In today’s paper too

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BBC Harwich LV18 Newsletter

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