MEDIA    COVERAGE

Media Coverage 
MEDIA COVERAGE OF 25th ANNIVERSARY
TELEVISION 20th March 1989 - BBC1 TV "Daytime Live" the lunchtime programme from Pebble Mill studios, reporter Simon Potter visited the ship and spoke to Steve Conway and Dave Asher in this ten minute feature. 23rd March 1989 - BBC1 "Breakfast Time", we're told this was aired on the 23rd or earlier in the week, can anyone confirm this - perhaps with a video copy? 24th March 1989- Anglia TV "About Anglia Xtra" featuring Andy Archer, broadcast at 17.10. 26th March 1989 - ITV ITN 13.00 and 22.15 news broadcasts featured an interview with Ronan who said that Caroline was more amateur in the Sixties, he preferred that, now it was a bit more professional.

RADIO
25th March 1989 - BBC Radio 4, feature including Tom Anderson aired at either 08.15 or 09.15, can anyone confirm this?. 25th March 1989 - BBC Radio 2. Simon Dee on "Sounds of the Sixties" made several references to the 25th birthday and played "Caroline" by the Fortunes. 26th March 1989 - BBC Radio 4. "The Radio Programme" from 15.30 to 15.45. 27th March 1989 - BBC GLR, London. Flashback 64' special three hour programme by Johnny Walker and Tommy Vance, live from the Thames riverboat pub "Tattersall Castle". Presented as if the station had only come on the air 24 hours before and featuring Ronan O'Rahilly, Zoot Money, Molly Parkin, Cynthia Lennon, Mike Ahern and Gerry Burke. Great fun, although it must have confused the tourists who were enjoying a drink on a sunny afternoon, with all the 1964 news broadcasts and a phone call from Cynthia Lennon, talking about her husband John who was still alive. 27th March 1989 - BBC Northants. "When Pirates ruled the Waves - The Joe Allen show". 30th March 1989 - Radio Netherlands Media Network, 30 minute special programme presented by Jonathon Marks and Andy Sennitt. Andy remembered Caroline's signal (In 1964) as being very strong 100 miles away from the ship, the station had sounded very basic in the first few weeks, deejays announced the records but there no jingles or adverts. It changed a lot after a few weeks, the deejays sounded more relaxed with a more chatty presentation and now with ad's. Radio Atlantis was more polished, but only had a few records aboard, mostly cheap cover versions - Allan Crawford owned a company making them. Andy remembered the ship "Caroline" ship sailed to the Isle of Man and that Caroline North had a high profile with deejays making public appearances in the North West. The people in the North were more friendly, Don Allen had found there was three times as much mail as was received in the south. Although Radio London became number 1 in the South soon after its start, the Caroline ship off the Isle of Man remained top in the North and its popularity let Caroline fight back.

NEWSPAPERS
26 February - Sunday Times, 20 March - Guardian, 22 March - Independent Evening Gazette, 23 March - Evening Standard (London) and Romford Recorder, 25 March - WMN, 26 March - Sunday Press(Dublin), 27 March - The Sun, Evening Star (Ipswich), Evening Telegraph (Grimsby) and Cork Examiner, 29 March - Daily Star and Evening Telegraph (Grimsby) 30 March - North Wales Pioneer, 19 April - Telerama, French magazine, June1989 - Hi-Fi Choice magazine, a good four page article with photo's of deejays and the ship.

Simon Potter

Daytime Live reporter Simon Potter

Steve Conway

Steve Conway

Dave Asher

Dave Asher

Mike Watts

Mike Watts

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