Pirate radio ship back on air

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A pirate radio station came back on air today - 30 years after being forced to stop broadcasting from the North Sea.

"Wonderful Radio London", otherwise known as the "Big L", broadcasting from a converted Second World War minesweeper off the Essex coast, went on air in 1964 and boasted 16 million listeners in Britain and Europe. To mark the 30th anniversary of its closure by the government in 1967, promoter Ray Anderson has resumed broadcasts for 28 days, although this time the station has a temporary licence. Original DJs such as Ed "Stewpot" Stewart will be re-creating their shows from the Sixties. It will broadcast on 1134 kHz medium wave from The Yeoman Rose ship and will have a range of about 50 miles covering East Anglia and Essex.

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