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Pirate BBC Radio Essex returns August 2017, 50th Anniversary

 
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 8:06 am    Post subject: Pirate BBC Radio Essex returns August 2017, 50th Anniversary Reply with quote

Some members will recall Pirate Radio Essex being on air in 2007 and a lot of fun had as we listened and posted on here!

Well it will be back for the 50th anniversary broadcasting from LV18, 12th to 14th
August 2017, with Roger Day, Tom Edwards, Norman St John, Keith
Skues, Johnny Walker.

I'm sure we'll hear more about it nearer the time but an early heads up.

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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Helen, I am looking forward to it already! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me too Angela!
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yes!! That ten years has flown by frighteningly quickly... Crying or Very sad

It'll be bitter sweet for me, seeing Dave Cash won't be there this time - I used to enjoy his weekly chart programme on Radio Kent, but I'm sure he'll get a mention from JW. Looking forward to this. Thanks again, Helen.
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm thinking there may be some others from those fabulous broadcasts from 10 years ago who may not be around. I hope they'll be mentioned.

Can't believe it's 10 years ago either, quite frightening. Shocked

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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe Ed Stewart was part of the 2007 broadcasts. He was the first of many celebs to die last year. Yes it's scary how quickly time has gone by. It must be 10 years since the R2 message boards were closed down.
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 1:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Pirate BBC Radio Essex returns August 2017, 50th Anniver Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Some members will recall Pirate Radio Essex being on air in 2007 and a lot of fun had as we listened and posted on here!

Well it will be back for the 50th anniversary broadcasting from LV18, 12th to 14th
August 2017, with Roger Day, Tom Edwards, Norman St John, Keith
Skues, Johnny Walker.

I'm sure we'll hear more about it nearer the time but an early heads up.

H


Not nit picking.Helen, (honest Smile ) but I think that was on one of the other forums...at least that's what my memory ( Rolling Eyes ) tells me.

Wherever we were it was great fun.

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
I believe Ed Stewart was part of the 2007 broadcasts. He was the first of many celebs to die last year. Yes it's scary how quickly time has gone by. It must be 10 years since the R2 message boards were closed down.

7 years,LEE. Sad
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mbradio2/F14126215?thread=7762444
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know I'm wondering but I remember being in trouble from someone for spending my time posting about the Pirates on here, rather than on 'our own board'........ No names mentioned Wink Wink

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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I think it was here Becky, because Jezza's was around at the time and I got into trouble for spending my time posting about the Pirates on here rather than on 'our own board'........ No names mentioned Wink Wink

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Oh okay,Helen..as I said wherever it was it was great fun... Smile ..look forward to it.
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might be right though Becky!

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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know how we can actually listen to this great coverage - is it on mainstream radio or online or indeed a pop up station? - as I missed it the first time round I simply don't know Embarassed
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 8:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Pirate BBC Radio Essex returns August 2017, 50th Anniver Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
I believe Ed Stewart was part of the 2007 broadcasts. He was the first of many celebs to die last year. Yes it's scary how quickly time has gone by. It must be 10 years since the R2 message boards were closed down.

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7 years,LEE. Sad
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mbradio2/F14126215?thread=7762444


Not as long ago as I thought, my memory playing tricks on me!! Confused
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you mean the Coffee Bar, and what was the JV board LEE? I think they shut 10 or more years ago which was why we came here and to Jezzas but there were still a couple left until shut as Becky mentions.

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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're probably right Helen, that may well be where I was getting confused.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just posting this to remind myself!!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good thinking Raver!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JW has a Pirate show on R2 Monday night, if I remember rightly. 10 o'clock?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought I'd posted a link yesterday with the website. Confused

Anyway here it is now http://www.lv18radio.uk/pirate-bbc-essex-2017/

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see his widow is scattering Dave Cash's ashes from Ha'penny Pier tomorrow.


Nothing as yet available on that site, Helen, but I'll keep trying.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just looked as well Raver and it doesn't seem to start until 10pm tonight and then tomorrow morning. JW on at 1.30 tomorrow. I'll try and remember to listen.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pirate radio is now on BBC local radio Essex.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcessex Johnnie at 1.30.

Saw him on Breakfast TV this morning.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
I see his widow is scattering Dave Cash's ashes from Ha'penny Pier tomorrow.


Nothing as yet available on that site, Helen, but I'll keep trying.

A couple of tweets from Johnnie from this morning..

Johnnie Walker‏ @piratejw 22m22 minutes ago

Farewell Dave Cash. A very moving moment as pirate fans and wife Sarah say goodbye to a great deejay.






Johnnie Walker‏ @piratejw 6m6 minutes ago

Big thanks to David Burrows and the crew of the Harwich lifeboat for the help in scattering Dave Cash's ashes at LV18

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Pirate radio is now on BBC local radio Essex.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcessex Johnnie at 1.30.

Saw him on Breakfast TV this morning.

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Just tuned in,in time, to hear Johnnie saying (Thank you..I think) Helen May in Cheshire... Cool Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Becky it was me! Feeling quite emotional as I listen. Remembering when we all listened 10 years ago. It should all be on Radio Essex listen again.

I think that this will be the last one as there are so few of them left now. I bet they'll have a fabulous time at their party in London tonight, it was mentioned this morning.

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Helen May wrote:
Becky it was me! Feeling quite emotional as I listen. Remembering when we all listened 10 years ago. It should all be on Radio Essex listen again.

I know how you feel Helen. So very hard to believe all those fantastic days with all that fantastic music coming out of our radios was so long ago. Cool Also remembering what fun we had 10 years ago.

Helen May wrote:

I think that this will be the last one as there are so few of them left now. I bet they'll have a fabulous time at their party in London tonight, it was mentioned this morning.

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Cool
You could well be right there..sad to think it.

There were some lovely memories sent in today. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Such a shame I missed it as I've been in the car all day

I would love to have heard all the goings on today - is it available on radio I Player? Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ruddles it should be on BBC Essex.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcessex/programmes/schedules

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard a bit yesterday and the rest today. You got in quick, H!!

It did have the feeling that this was the last hurrah, which made it poignant in many ways. But as long as Johnnie is soldiering on - and him and Tiggy have both had their problems these past years - then you never know. But it was apparent to me, that the old pirates are so few, now Dave Cash has gone. Nevertheless, he will always be the beating heart of those unforgettable days.

Thanks for those pics, Becky. The sun always seems to shine on the Pirate anniversaries.

Where did all those years go..? Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Listened to this today...an interesting programme.

The First Pirate

Les Woodland tells the story of Captain Plugge, founder of Radio Normandie, the first station to take on the BBC.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0075rby
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