Spangles Muldoon

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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[citation needed] 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.[1] At its peak the station had 23 million listeners. In the 1970s Cary was a DJ on RNI(not true) before a stint at Radio Luxembourg.

Chris did work on Radio Caroline when the did came back on the air in 1972 after in port of Amsterdam for 5 years (since 1968) and did go later Radio Luxenbourg 208 m in 1975 and stay there and till around 1978 or so

He operated Compshop in North London in the late 1970s. In 1978 Cary went to Ireland with Robbie Robinson and DJ Roger Swann to set up Sunshine Radio with the stated objective of broadcasting to holidaymakers in Majorca. The cars they travelled in (a Lincoln Continental and a Mercedes) contained much of the broadcasting equipment that they intended to fit to an ancient wooden keeled sloop. Unfortunately the Mercedes broke down on the M1 but the Lincoln Continental made it to Larne where the "radio ship" was being prepared. DJ Roger Swann left after 10 days or so and ended up working on the voice of Peace and the pirate radio ship didn't make further than Dublin... The final fate of the radio ship is unknown but rumor has it that some broadcasts to the Irish republic were made from the ship..

He returned to Ireland to set up radio Nova a couple of years later.

His son Nico Cary is a British triathlete who completed 3 marathons back to back raising over £14,000 for Movember UK[2]


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