ANTI  MOA   CAMPAIGN

 

Anti MOA Campaign
At the beginning of July, details of Radio Caroline's campaign against the Marine Offences Bill were made known: An English news reader, a deejay and a religious broadcaster would broadcast on August 15th, who under the terms of the Bill would all be liable to both fines and imprisonment for working on the station. Each would have to be prosecuted, and Ronan O'Rahilly stated that he would take case to the Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, whose jurisdiction the UK accepts.

At the stroke of midnight, on Monday 14th August 1967, Radio Caroline South and Caroline North became Radio Caroline International.

Johnnie Walker

Johnnie Walker

The London office at 6 Chesterfield Gardens was closed up, and all the office furniture and carpets were removed, and sent to the new office in Amsterdam.

House of Keys
During 1967, when Caroline North closed down for the evening they broadcast a message inviting listeners to tune into Caroline South, the message was read out by Bob Stewart during the first half of the year, and then Don Allen's voice was heard. In April 1967, the Manx (Parliament) House of Keys rejected the Marine Etc Broadcasting (Offences) Bill. In response the British Government replied that the Bill would be extended to cover the island. The Manx government wished to keep Radio Caroline as a tourist attraction, and because many of the population regarded Caroline as an invaluable asset to the island.

Radio Caroline North

Manx Extension
On the 3rd August, it was learnt that an Order of Council was to be signed by Queen Elizabeth II, to extend the Marine Etc Broadcasting (Offences) Bill to the Isle of Man at midnight on 31st August. Whilst Caroline South was outlawed by the British Government on 15th August, by the Marine Broadcasting Act, the act did not immediately apply to the Isle of Man, off whose waters Caroline North was broadcasting. Caroline North had a two week period of grace, before the act applied to her.

Office

New Amsderdam office

New Office

New Office

New Office

Ronan

Ronan O'Rahilly in Amsterdam

 

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