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On sale, on board

Available for sale from the LV18:

When Pirates Waived The Rules – DVD – £5

Lightships Of The East Coast & The Story of LV18 – Book – £5

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Neon Nancy’s Photo Album

Neon Nancy took a few moments away from the studio to capture some photos during this week, she has asked us to share them. Click on each photo for a closer look!

Bart Serlie
Steve Scruton & Ian Wyatt (both BBC Essex) tour the deck, meeting Daphne
The LV18 Garden
Paul – studio tech
Ian Wyatt (BBC), Tony O’Neil (LV18), Steve Scruton (BBC), Anton & Paul (LV18)

 

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BBC Harwich LV18 Mi Amigo Newsletter

Pirates In The Press!

Looks like somebody tipped off the press that Steve & Ian were dropping in earlier this week. Now, who’ll let Johnnie know ……

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Article is from Harwich & Manningtree Standard, Friday 28th July 2017

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Shows at Electric Palace Cinema

Details have now been announced of two shows, at Harwich’s historic Electric Palace cinema, during Pirate BBC Essex.

On Saturday 12th August, there will be an opportunity to meet the 1960s pirates. Meet live in the Electric Palace some of the Pirate DJs who have come down to broadcast on Pirate BBC Essex. The price is £7 NC. Starts 5.30pm.

On Sunday 13th August, another chance to meet the pirates followed by a showing of The Boat That Rocked. The price for both is £10 NC. Starts 5.30pm.

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Steve Scruton & Ian Wyatt talk Pirate BBC Essex

Wednesday lunchtime and a pair of special guests arrived in the radio studio. Steve Scruton and Ian Wyatt are, during the day, BBC Essex presenters, but every few years they play with Pirate Radio.

Hear the guys talk with Alan ‘Neddy’ Turner about past adventures on the LV18 with Pirate BBC as well as the forthcoming broadcast (13 & 14th August)

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Mi Amigo Online officially opened

Elsewhere on the LV18, a garden was being opened, but more importantly we launched the MI Amigo stream with a 4 hour live show from Garry Lee and Brendan Day. 

The station kicks off on Friday 21st July for 10 days of FM, but check Facebook and Twitter for news of further special shows

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Mi Amigo Online Launch Night

We’ll be launching Radio Mi Amigo’s 2017 programme with a special evening that will be broadcast online via this website. At 8pm on Thursday 13th July the Harwich Town Cryer will offically open the Radio Mi Amigo Online Stream, marking the end of our month-long testing phase. In the studio will be Garry Lee and Brendan Day with a huge pile of vinyl!

We’ve been busy getting the studio ready for the night, trying to minimise any interruptions to the stream, which has been 24hr for the past week or so. Of course, it’s under two weeks to the start of Radio Mi Amigo’s FM broadcasts!

Coinciding with the launch is the official opening of the LV18’s Secret Garden. Harwich Secret Gardens Weekend is next weekend, 15th & 16th July, and the LV18 is on the cover of the programme booklet.

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Getting Ready!

It’s been a busy few weeks on the LV18 as we prepare for Radio Mi Amigo next month and Pirate BBC Essex just two weeks later!

The studio still looks rather bare with just a hint of technology but it’s had a lick of paint and a tidy up. Elsewhere the ship has had similar treatment; lots of those ‘Winter jobs’ have now been completed!

We’ve been testing our new streaming service and it sounds great! Thanks to everyone who’s commented on our Facebook page. We are preparing a few programmes to go out exclusively online before the broadcast starts on 21st July, keep an ear open for that!

There’s plenty going on in readiness for Pirate BBC Essex too, Steve Scrutton, Ian Wyatt and engineer Matt visited us recently to make sure everything was ship-shape. Cheers guys!

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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!

 

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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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