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Studio 2 - (Monique)

Radio Monique Studio
From 1984 to 1987 Studio 2 was occupied by Radio Monique.

With Radio Caroline struggling to achieve enough advertising to continue alone, 1984 saw Radio Monique entering into an agreement with Ronan O Rahilly and Radio Caroline to rent airtime onboard the Ross Revenge to facilitate their dutch speaking programs.

Broadcasting on 963kHz intended originally for Belgium and Holland, thanks to Radio Caroline's transmitters Monique's signal was audible in many other countries - including the UK.

In 1987 Radio Monique was sold, and due to Finland opening up a 600kW transmitter on the 963kHz frequency they were moved onto the 819kHz frequency. Shortly after in November that year the UK was battered by storms, eventually leading to the transmitter mast collapsing into the sea. Whilst Radio Caroline were able to get back on air relatively easy using a makeshift aerial - Caroline were unable to offer Monique the same level of service that they had become accustomed to.

During 2004, whilst berthed in Tilbury, Studio 2 received a complete makeover which paved the way for the present day Caroline North broadcasts. For the well documented progress of the studio being rennovated please see Alan Beech's

Prior to the Radio Caroline modifications Studio 2 was previously used as the 1st Mate's Cabin during the Freyr and Ross Revenge fishing periods.

Caroline North ( Manx 1368kHz )

Late 2015 saw Radio Caroline and Manx Radio join forces for what are now the Radio Caroline North broadcasts. Using 3G (now 4G) technologies Radio Caroline were able to broadcast live to the internet from the Ross Revenge .... whilst also relaying the signal to the Manx transmitter on The Isle of Man - enabling AM transmissions on 1368kHz to the north of the UK.

Radio Caroline North broadcasts are usually on the last weekend of the month, with some exceptions. For broadcast dates please visit the Radio Caroline - Manx Info page.

The video below shows Studio 2 / Caroline North in action during one of the first Manx broadcasts, featuring Kevin Turner, Dave Foster, Chris Pearson, Steve Anthony and Ray Clark.


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