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 13th & 14th August 2017 and will mark, on 14th August, the 50th anniversary of the Marine Offences Act which closed most pirate radio stations.

Saturday 12th August

BBC Essex & Radio Caroline DJ Ray Clark will be live from the LV18 and Ha’Penny Pier between 9am & 11am.

The Pirate Radio Exhibition opens at 10am on Ha’Penny Pier.

There’s a Meet The Pirates event at the Electric Palace in Harwich at 5.30pm on Saturday 12th August. Tickets www.electricpalace.com

Sunday 13th August

The BBC Essex Quest will start from the LV18 at 9am, with Harwich girl Liana Bridges and former Radio Caroline DJ Barry Lewis.

The Pirate Radio Exhibition opens at 10am on Ha’Penny Pier.

Expect to see some of the guest DJs during the day.

The Boat That Rocked film showing at Electric Palace cinema on Sun 13th (5.30pm) introduced by former pirate broadcasters. Tickets www.electricpalace.com

Keith Skues will present his regular regional Sunday night show from the LV18 studio from 10pm, Roger ‘Twiggy’ Day is his studio guest.

Monday 14th August

Pirate BBC Essex programmes will come from the LV18 between 9am – 3pmĀ  live on all frequencies (for the first time!) including presenters Johnnie Walker, Roger ‘Twiggy’ Day, Tom Edwards and Norman St John.

There will also be a unique link up with Radio Caroline aboard the Ross Revenge during Monday afternoon, Ray Clark will be on board the Ross Revenge.

The Pirate Radio Exhibition opens at 10am on Ha’Penny Pier.

At 11am we will be paying our respects to the late Dave Cash, who passed away earlier in 2017.

Steve Scruton & Ian Wyatt were interviewed about Pirate BBC Essex on Weds 26th July by Alan ‘Neddy’ Turner

Steve & Ian returned two days later, on 28th July, and were interviewed by Dutch DJ Bart Serlie. They were joined by friend Anton.

The BBC have made a short promotional video