Skip to content Skip to navigation

Pirate DJ dies

Tom Lodge, the Grandson of Wireless Telegraphy pioneer Sir Oliver Lodge, has passed away aged 75.

Tom joined Radio Caroline in 1964 and in 1965 helped establish Radio Caroline North off the Isle of Man.

He was the morning disc jockey on the pirate radio station. His grandfather was the famous Sir Oliver Lodge (1851-1940), a physicist and inventor noted for the experiment of transmitting radio signals between two buildings in Oxford.

Radio Caroline North became very popular. He was who helped introduce the Rolling Stones, Beatles, Kinks, Yardbirds, Motown and many more acts to the British public.

Tom Lodge later moved to Canada, becoming a rock DJ on CHLO and establishing a course for radio engineers and producers at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario.

Two years ago he wrote about the 1960s, in the book "The Ship That Rocked the World".