Radio Caroline celebrates 50 years

WBCQ  celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of Radio Caroline with special programming

On March 28, 1964, Radio Caroline began broadcasting on 199 meters (1520 KHz) from the MV Caroline , anchored off the coast of England. Radio Caroline went on to revolutionize radio and popular music in the United Kingdom and the world, and influenced an entire generation.

WBCQ will be airing special programming celebrating the legacy of Radio Caroline and offshore free radio starting Friday night, March 28, 2014, at 8:00pm US eastern time (0000 UTC Saturday) on 5.110, 7.490, and 9.330 MHz with Allan Weiner Worldwide. Special programming will continue on 5.110 MHz following Allan’s show this evening and for the next week.

Area 51 on WBCQ schedule

28 March 2014 by cosmikdebris
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WBCQ’s new backup transmitter

This is a WWII Navy model TCK-4, our latest backup transmitter.

WBCQ backup transmitter

13 September 2013 by cosmikdebris
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Special programming on WBCQ 7490, Saturday, September 14, 2013

WBCQ is hosting a celebration of Jennifer’s life tomorrow at Monticello. Part of this celebration will be airing classic episodes of Jennifer’s radio show “867-5309″ on Saturday from 2 to 7 p.m. US eastern time (1800-2300 UTC).

13 September 2013 by cosmikdebris
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Jennifer Garland Weiner

MONTICELLO, Maine — Jennifer grew up in Bourne, but recently lived in Maine and Florida. She and her husband owned several commercial AM, FM and shortwave radio stations in northeastern Maine. They both wrote and hosted many public talk shows.

Jennifer was an electronics expert and an advanced computer programmer. She worked for the U.S. Navy and IBM in Groton, CT.

As a child she flew with her father, Christopher Garland, and later earned her pilot’s license. She was an avid horsewoman, tennis player, scuba diver, amateur radio operator — and had an irresistible sense of humor.

Jennifer was deeply religious in the Christian faith and was prayerful, empathetic and kind to all who knew her.

She leaves behind her beloved husband, Allan Weiner, her mother Frances Anderegg, stepfather Jack Anderegg, sister Jill, brother Charles Garland and many dear stepsiblings and cousins in the Cape Cod area and far beyond.

Funeral service Monday August 12th at noon, at the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home on Macarthur Blvd in Bourne.

No flowers, please. Or perhaps make a donation to your favorite charity.

For more information, please listen to Allan’s radio show from Friday, August 16, 2013, available on our archive server.

Obituary from the Cape Cod Online

20 August 2013 by cosmikdebris
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Special programming on WBCQ 7490

Allan and Tom are spinning pirate reels on WBCQ 7490 this evening (Saturday, August 17), starting at 2300 UTC and going until whenever.

17 August 2013 by cosmikdebris
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When all else fails, there’s always the BC-191

26 July 2013 by cosmikdebris
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RNI Reels, Saturday, July 13 at 7 on WBCQ 7.490

Another vintage pirate radio night on WBCQ 7.490 MHZ this Saturday, July 13, starting 7:00pm US eastern time. Allan will be digging into more old boxes of reel to reel tapes and finding stuff not heard in 20 to 30 years. This week some tapes from the original RNI days.

11 July 2013 by cosmikdebris
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Schedule changes on WBCQ 7490 and 5110

As always, you can find our complete schedule at

  • VSI Radio International will move from Wednesdays 7-8pm on 7490 to Saturdays 9-10pm on 7490.
  • A new show, “Heart and Soul of America Broadcast,”, starts Monday, July 8, 2013, 9:00 pm eastern time, on WBCQ 5110. This show will run Monday through Friday from 9-10 pm on 5110.
  • Glenn Hauser’s World of Radio will move from 9:30pm to 10:00pm Friday on 5110 effective July 12.
  • The Voice of the Dead will move from 10:00pm to 10:30pm Friday on 5110.
  • The I Sing program, formerly Saturdays on 7490, is canceled.

05 July 2013 by cosmikdebris
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Radio Caroline’s 50th Anniversary

Via Bob Squirrell on the Radio Caroline Mailing List:

It’s Radio Caroline’s 50th anniversary next year and we’re having a big party to celebrate. The Corn Exchange in Rochester, Kent is the venue and the date is Saturday, March 8th 2014. We’re planning a whole day and night of events so stay tuned to Radio Caroline or visit our websites for regular updates. In the meantime if you’d like to register your interest and guarantee your tickets with no obligation drop us a line to Check out our special 50th anniversary website at

20 June 2013 by cosmikdebris
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Dan Lewis on RNI, 1991

Via Dan Lewis, Radio Guy:

On March 20, 1991 the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision on fetal protection in the workplace in the case of UAW v. Johnson Controls.  What does this have to do with Dan Lewis op de radio?  The release of the decision was instrumental in dating the next show presented for your listening enjoyment.  It was found on an undated cassette tape.

Back in early 1991, Radio New York International made the bold move of providing a 7 day per week broadcast schedule.  I took Friday nights, naming them the Friday follies, and Tina agreed to help with the RNI Information news segment.

Read more and download the audio here: RNI Friday Follies via WRNO, New Orelans

06 June 2013 by cosmikdebris
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