Today marks the 50th anniversary of the law which saw the close of the majority of the sixties pirate stations come into force.

Over the past few years in within my series of Sound Archive posts on this site I’ve featured several clips on the topic of pirate radio. Here’s a quick round up if you’ve not seen them before.

Radio Caroline back on Medium Wave – Recording from a 1997 temporary Radio Caroline RSL licence broadcast.

90’s Dutch Pirate Radio via Preston – A Media Network feature from the 90s on a pre internet information service run by a British enthusiast.

Caroline North Remembered– A 1996 recording of Marcher Coast FM Brian Cullen and Irish DJ Kenny Tosh reminisce about Caroline and some of the Irish pirates.

Never more than 30 years away from music – A 1985 Radio Caroline report on troubles of fellow pirate Laser 558