Spangles Muldoon, real name 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