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Monday 19 September is International Talk Like A Pirate Day – and someone who knows all about that is Classic FM presenter Nick Bailey who began his career with the original pirate radio station, Radio Caroline.
Radio Caroline had two ships: Caroline South which was moored off Felixstowe and Caroline North off the Isle of Man. Nick started on the South ship but for most of the time he was with Caroline North. This suited him as the ship (a former Danish ferry) was a lot bigger than its Southern sister where he had to share a cabin with three others. On the North ship he had the luxury of his own cabin and his hi-tech news operation involved a typewriter…
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