Guilty - also a pirate radio listener - Radio 270 or radio Caroline, and in the early Day Radio Atlanta (which became Radio Carolinr North). all from Hull in East Yorkshire. Could also copy most of the forts in the Thames Estuary in better conditions. kept a scrapbook of all of the News reports - happy days.
Oh yes and “Radio Rag” during the Hull University “Rag week” for many years - that was strange - it seemed that as it was for charity, and only on a week a year, that someone turned a blind eye to them!
I guess you all know that since the start of the year radio Caroline is back on Medium Wave using 1 KW on an ex BBC World Service frequency (648 KHz) allocated by Ofcom and using an ex BBC transmitter site to provide local radio to Kent. The station should be audible up in Northern England at night. Of course this preservation group run station has been available via the Internet and Smart Phone apps for some years but that’s not real-radio - where’s the crackle in that?
Special programs from the studio on the last Caroline ship, the Ross Revenge moored in the River Blackwater happen from time to time but the actual main studio is on land (Internet piped through from the ship I believe). The TX is also on land.
As they say, it only took 53 years to get a licence issued for the station!