We listened to Caroline's return sat on the beach at Walton on the Naze, & whilst disappointed at the very low key return, I was happy to have my station back. The 1980's Caroline was far more regular than the previous decade, & I remember feeling confident enough to set the clock radio to 319m or 576khz knowing the station would be there to wake us up.
Whilst radio tended to take a back seat during the 1980's, there are still moments I remember well. The dynamic, brash sound of Laser 558 was interesting & I noticed that for the first time in a long while a pirate station was listened to in mainstream areas - I heard Laser on building sites & in shops. I thought Laser's Eurosiege broadcasts were over the top & totally opposite to Radio Caroline's normal low key way of dealing with such problems, but I remember Charlie Wolf's nightime programmes keeping me awake & being fascinating & characteristically close to the edge - exciting radio again !