Its been announced this week that BBC Essex are repeating their successful broadcast on board the LV18 (Radio Caroline for those of us who remember!) Come down to The Pier over Easter weekend (Friday 10th – Monday 13th April) we’ll be broadcasting the show live in the Ha’penny Bistro throughout the weekend.
The bistro is open all day, every day and serves the full menu from 12 noon right through to 9.30 pm so there’s no rush.

“Back by popular demand, the award-winning Pirate BBC Essex returns to the air this Easter (10-13 April) for a four-day broadcast. The BBC Essex team will be on board the LV18 which will be moored in Harwich. Legendary DJs Tony Blackburn and Johnnie Walker are just two of the original sixties offshore presenters who will be teaming up with the BBC Essex hosts to celebrate the unique sound of pirate radio.

In 2007 and in the first broadcast in 2004, Pirate BBC Essex came from the LV18 half a mile off the Essex coast. This year, the vessel will be moored alongside the Harwich Ha’penny Pier.

The vessel’s bridge will be converted into a radio studio from where Pirate BBC Essex will broadcast on 729, 765 and 1530 kHz mediumwave and on bbc.co.uk/essex from 7am (0600 UTC) on 10 April.”

+Sue Bunting

Tue 2 Jun 2009, Sue Bunting