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Chris Cary – 19741222

Kate and Chris Carey

On photo  Chris Cary with first wife Kate.

22 December 1974 – DJ Chris Carey Request show
on Radio Luxembourg 208 :

19741222 Chris Carey (13.02)

In memory about DJ Chris Cary (1946 – 2008) :
Chris Cary, was a radio broadcaster best known for his
work on British offshore radio station Radio Caroline.
Cary was a key figure in the British rock music
radio revolution of the 1960s.
He was born in Chester, U.K., on 5 October 1946
and died on 29 February 2008, in Tenerife, Spain,
after suffering from two strokes.
Cary was one of the DJs who broadcast from the offshore
pirate radio ship Radio Caroline in 1967 and 1968.
At its peak the station had 23 million listeners.
In the 1970s Cary was a DJ on RNI before a stint at Radio Luxembourg.
He operated Compshop in North London in the late 1970s.
In 1980 Cary went to Ireland with Robbie Robinson
to set up Sunshine Radio.
In 1981 he returned to Ireland again to set up Radio Nova,
which was the most successful commercial Top 40 radio station
in Ireland to date in terms of professionalism and listenership.
Many of the programming philosophies on Nova were based around
Los Angeles station KIIS-FM.
His son Nico Cary is a British triathlete who completed 3 marathons
back to back raising over £14,000 for Movember, UK

Mike Verdrengh, Chris Cary – 19750831

ChrisCarey

31 August 1975 – DJ’ s Mike Verdrengh and Chris Cary
on air from Radio Luxembourg 208 :

19750831 pt1 Mike Verdrengh (13.52)

19750831 pt2 Chris Cary (15.27)

From interview with 208 DJ Tony Prince was made in late 1975 :

… Chris Cary was also a pirate DJ after the government
made it illegal to be a DJ on pirate stations.
He was one of the illegal DJs on Radio Caroline but
that didn’t stop him from being a great DJ, in fact it made
him into a very exciting personality.
But when he joined Radio Luxembourg a couple of months
ago his name was Spangles Muldoon.
For some reason Radio Luxembourg London decided he
should change his name because they thought it was too
stupid and the listeners wouldn’t like it.
Whether that’s true, I don’t know. But now, today, he’s no
longer Spangles Muldoon, he’s Chris Cary.
He lives in Bridel, he’s got a family, a wife and a child, and
Mark Wesley has also moved into this house with him.
So it’s quite a little family unit they got there.
An incredible thing about Chris Cary, which I find is
interesting to write about for the magazine, is that I’ve been
here 8 years and one thing that I missed most about living here
in Luxembourg is not to be able to see English-speaking television.
That’s my own fault, I should have to learn French or German,
then it wouldn’t be a problem, but that’s another story.
However, Chris arrived here four months ago, moved into
a house in Bridel, erected an antenna and now he receives
the television station from Bitburg, from the American Forces Network.
So now his house is the most popular of all the DJs because he gets
American television in his home which is incredible.
He’s a very, very clever technical speaker, you know …

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Chris Cary – 19751228

chris carey,bob stewart

Six o’clock in the evening,
28 December 1975 – DJ Chris Cary (on photo with Bob Stewart)
open  English service broadcast on Radio Luxembourg 208  :

19751228 Chris Cary (58.58)

Chris Cary, was a radio broadcaster best known for his
work on British offshore radio station Radio Caroline.
Cary was a key figure in the British rock music
radio revolution of the 1960s.
He was born in Chester, U.K., on 5 October 1946
and died on 29 February 2008, in Tenerife, Spain,
after suffering from two strokes.
Cary was one of the DJs who broadcast from the offshore
pirate radio ship Radio Caroline in 1967 and 1968.
At its peak the station had 23 million listeners.
In the 1970s Cary was a DJ on RNI before a stint at Radio Luxembourg.
He operated Compshop in North London in the late 1970s.
In 1980 Cary went to Ireland with Robbie Robinson
to set up Sunshine Radio.
In 1981 he returned to Ireland again to set up Radio Nova,
which was the most successful commercial Top 40 radio station
in Ireland to date in terms of professionalism and listener ship …