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Pirate BBC Essex is on the air…and the water…and the Internet

The BBC’s celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Marine Offences Act making it illegal for British subjects to work on pirate radio is on the air and has been for a few hours. Amongst the former pirate DJs broadcasting from the LV18 Lightship is 2UE’s John Kerr.

BBC Pirate Essex has a website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/essex/local_radio/pirate_bbc_essex/ [1] which includes a webstream (requires Real Player [2]) and a webcam of the broadcast.

Times listed on the pirate schedule are Essex local time, which is GMT+1 as they are currently observing Daylight Saving Time. Due to this, John Kerr will be heard for the first time between 10am and 1pm Canberra time tomorrow (Friday).

The up-to-date schedule can be found on the BBC website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/essex/content/articles/2007/08/01/pirate_schedule_feature.shtml [3]

I wish all of the pirates a wonderful time.