Pirate radio was all the rage in the 1970's. In fact it has been so ever since, although the radio regulatory agencies continue to hound those that find legal radio so sterile they are forced to start they're own!

This was the case in the 1960's with the original offshore stations that operated from ships off the UK coast and the later landbased operators that continued after most of the offshore stations were forced off the air by the 1967 Marine Offences Act.

This site is dedicated to Radio Kaleidoscope which, in it's two distinct phases, covered a period between 1967 and 1976.

K-1 meets K-II

Free Radio Documentary

After many years of silence the people who founded the original Radio Kaleidoscope in 1967 have decided to tell all!

When Radio Kaleidoscope, the 1973-76 version in which I was involved started, the story of our immediate predecessor was already surrounded in mystery. In fact so little was known about them we wondered if it wasn't just a tall story.

Now the truth is known and you can read the full story of how the station truly started in 1967, who was involved and some of their adventures on the way.

History of Radio Kaleidoscope

1967-1972 phase one

1973-1976 phase two

This DVD documentary tells the story of landbased pirate radio from the late 1960's to the mid 1980's and features Radio Kaleidoscope, Radio Jackie, Skyline Radio, London Underground, The LTIR, The Helen Network, Radio Free London and others.

The DVD is available from the Radio Caroline Web Shop via www.radiocaroline.co.uk

AVAILABLE NOW for just £13.55 + carriage!

The Making of Free Radio
How we did it in words and pictures.

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