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Radio anniversaries and why we should be celebrating

50 years ago today Radio Caroline began broadcasting from a ship close to the Essex coast, becoming the first pirate – and non BBC radio station in the UK. Immortalised in Richard Curtis film The Boat That Rocked and claiming to be a “prime catalyst of the 60′s social revolution”, Radio Caroline is a hugely important piece of broadcasting history. Though not actually illegal until 1967 Radio Caroline was not licensed by the government and played music that young people previously hadn’t had access to, giving birth to commercial radio as we know it today.

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