THE youngest person to present on iconic former pirate station Radio Caroline's ship got involved in offshore weekend shows among other community presenters.

Presenters from Caroline Community Radio spent last weekend (October 9-10) broadcasting shows from Radio Caroline’s former pirate radio ship.

Among the presenters was 16-year-old community radio DJ Josh Holmes-Bright, the youngest person to ever host a show on the ship.

The team were invited to stay on board and use the ship’s studios to get a taste of life as offshore radio DJs.

Listeners went out on boat trips from Bradwell Marina to visit Ross Revenge on the River Blackwater during the broadcast.

They were given tours of the ship by Radio Caroline DJs who stayed on board with the community presenters to show them the ropes.

Officers from the Essex Police Marine Unit also stopped by to see the presenters in action.

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Caroline Community Radio station manager Pete Crisp said: "It was a fantastic weekend and our presenters really appreciated the opportunity to broadcast from the iconic Ross Revenge, which played such an important part in pushing the boundaries to bring popular music to the masses in the days of pirate radio.

"We have had a great response from our listeners and we are looking forward to another weekend of broadcasting from the ship in the near future."

Programmes were broadcast on 94.7FM and also online at

The community station is independent and serves the Maldon district.

It is supported by Radio Caroline in areas such as training, technical expertise and marketing.