Geoffrey & June Pearl – Free Radio Association (FRA)

 

 

Organisation: Free Radio Association (FRA)

Geoffrey Pearl - FRA

Geoffrey Pearl

Location: Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, Essex
Organisation Structure:- 

Sir Ian Mactaggart – President

Geoffrey Pearl – Chairman

Mike Tickner – General Secretary

Margaret Stock – Treasurer

Martin Baird – Sound Advertising

Bob Craig – Branch co-ordinator

Tim Davis – Research Officer

Alex McKenna – Publicity Officer

Roy Brooker – Literature Service

June Pearl – Literature Secretary

Alan Purnell – Graphic Designer

Tony Young – Sound Magazine

Lynn Strang – Membership Secretary

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Sir Ian Mactaggart – FRA President

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FRA Staff

 

 

 

 

 

In 1969 Geoffrey Pearl, Chairman of the Free Radio Association offered the use of his facility at 239, Eastwood Road Rayleigh as a Radio Kaleidoscope meeting venue and mailbox address.

During one of our meetings (organised by Mike Baker), Geoff brought in a young Colin King and asked if we would mind him sitting in during our discussions. Colin’s only question during the meeting was “How did you choose the name Radio Kaleidoscope?”

 

Most of the Radio Kaleidoscope team felt uncomfortable using the FRA’s facilities, preferring instead to use an alternative location.

 

 

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FRA Geoffrey, June Pearl & Staff

FRA  239 Eastwood Road Rayleigh ?, June Pearl, Geoffrey Pearl, Paul Harris, ? (Courtesy Lynn Strang)

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Mike Baker age 21Yrs -FRA meeting room – (Courtesy Lynn Strang)

DJ Tracy Deram on the FRA Hotline - 1968

DJ Tracy Deram on the FRA Hotline – 1968

 

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FRA –  Linda Van Schagen  (Center) – 1969

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The overworked staff at the FRA – 1969

Southend-on-Sea FRA Carnival float – 1969

DJ Kathy Jeanette & Jackie 1970     DJs Lynn Strang & Andy Archer at No 10 Downing Street

Paul Harris - Author of "When Pirates Ruled the waves

Paul Harris – Author of “When Pirates Ruled the Waves” – 1969  –  A man with many contacts..

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Cathy Hockley – FRA – 239 Eastwood Rd, Rayleigh – 1968

Mike Baker FRA 1969

Mike Baker taped shows delivered to Radio Kaleidoscope – 1969

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FRA Letter sent to all Pirates 30Aug1970

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DJ Kathy Jeanette – Paul Harris (Author) DJ Tracy Deram – Margaret (FRA) – 1969 – (Courtesy Lynn Strang)

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DJ Spangles Muldoon – FRA Rally 1969 (Courtesy Lynn Strang)

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Terry Worrell – FRA 1968 – (Courtesy Lynn Strang)

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Glen Adams

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DJ Robbie Dale 1968 – (Courtesy Lynn Strang)

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Tim Davis ordering more Records – (Courtesy Lynn Strang)

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DJ’s Tracey Deram & Kathy Jeanette, Linda Van Schagen with the girls of the FRA 1969

 

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DJ’s Tony Young & Dick Fox Davis

 

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Sir Ian McTaggart FRA Rally 1969 – (Courtesy Lynn Strang)

 

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Lovely Linda, DJ Roger, Bob, DJ Kathy Jeanette , Vanessa, Margaret, DJ Tracey Deram, Jackie, Geoff Pearl – FRA 1968

 

 

 

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46 years later Pam, Lynn & Choc meet again in London (Courtesy Pam Bird)

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Andy Archer outside 239 Eastwood Road – 1970

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A young Andy Archer helping out at the FRA – 1969

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Steve Merike enjoying a cup of tea at the FRA – 1970

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