People & DJ – Profiles

 

  A great number of DJs joined Radio Kaleidoscope between 1967-1973, at least five of whom have gone on to be professional Disc jockeys on commercial radio stations around the world and who are still broadcasting today. Others still remain anonymous as they never came to the studios to record their shows, preferring to post tapes through the letterbox.

The vast majority of the Radio Kaleidoscope crew, too, have become professionals in a variety of specialist fields. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the list below is complete and accurate, there are a large number of people it has not been possible to trace, and some who have preferred to remain unnamed.

DJ name

Real name

Location

Admiral Johnny Benbow

John Covill

Corringham

Andy Archer

Anthony Dawson

Norfolk

Andy Bowman

Buster (Roland Pearson)

South Benfleet

Haggis

Andrew Brown

Stanford-le-Hope

Archimedes

Nigel Goulding

Hadleigh

Barry 

Barry Collins

Hornchurch

Bob Malone (Musician)

Bob Malone

 Stanford-le-hope

Bob the Radio Knob

Robert Johnson

Hadleigh

Captain Blue / Terry Martin / James Rakocy

Mike Baker

Brentwood

Chris Trelawny

Chris T

Stanford-le-hope

DD / Double D

Tony Mendoza

South Benfleet, Rayleigh

Jolly Orange

Steve Taylor

Hadleigh, Southend-on-Sea, Austria, USA, France

Kathy Jeanette

Pam Bird

South Benfleet

Mick

Mick Lack

Horndon on the Hill, Westcliff-on-Sea

Mr H

Barry Halls

Stanford-le-Hope, Croydon,  Hereford

Paul

Paul Burd

 Thundersley, Spain, Southend

Phill May (Musician)

Phill May

 

Photographer

Ian Hawkins

Stanford-le-Hope, Hadleigh

Roger Lane, Robin Banks

Robin Adcroft

Cheltenham, London, Kent

Roger Lane

Roger Woods

Rayleigh

Steve Allen

Steve Allen

Hornchurch

Steve W (Supertramp)

Steve W

Crays Hill

Woodge

Paul Woodger

Stanford-le-Hope, Thindersley

Woody

Brian Wood

Stanford-le-Hope, Bedfordshire

Zebedee

Aussie Jim Randall

Hadleigh, Brisbane Australia

 The Geater with the heater

 Larry Tremaine

 UK, USA

 

A number of other people were also involved with Radio Kaleidoscope offering a variety of services, a small number of those are mentioned below, others will be added  as additions information is verified.

 

Name

Nature of involvement

Alex McKenna

Free Radio Campaign (FRC)

Bill Fleming

Radio Constructors’ Center, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex

Bill & George Osborne

Leigh-on-Sea, Cocklers – Sea transport to Radio Caroline

Chris McCarthy

Engineering – Westcliff-on-Sea

Don Scott

Engineering (Chief Engineer Radio Atlantis & Radio Essex)

Geoffrey Pearl

Free Radio Association (FRA) Meeting place & Contacts

Gregg Yeats

GPO

Jon & Maggie Langston 

Benfleet School of Motoring

Keith Southgate

Engineering – Leigh-on-Sea

Nick Catford

Radio Jackie London

Paddy Roy Bates

Advice & Broadcast reports Westcliff-on-Sea

Paul Southgate

Radio Basildon

Peter Blacklock

Local news reporter

Roger Allen

Parts & TX – Later started Maplin Electronics

Schoffron

Army Surplus Shop, York Road Market, Southend-on-Sea

Various SOS Radio hams

Southend Radio Club  – Old EKCO Radio works Southend