Guest DJ – Lynn Strang “Tracey Deram”
|Alias: Tracy Deram|
|Years of involvement: 1970|
|Home Location: Rayleigh, Essex|
|Types of involvement: DJ & Host House|
|Comment / History:- Host House
Since Radio kaleidoscope began its transmissions in 1967, it used random GPO telephone call boxes to allow its listeners to contact the station. Many people responded to the stations requests for host houses.
A host house was typically a domestic dwelling where the owners of the property allowed Radio Kaleidoscope to use their facilities to set up a temporary radio broadcast station.
The Radio Kaleidoscope team would arrive and typically install the following items:
Toward the end of the planned broadcast schedule, the host house owner(s) would be invited to try their hand as a radio DJ, some were actually very good and the Kaleidoscope team would deliberately overrun the schedules to allow extra air time, others were not so good and the equipment would mysteriously break down!
During some weekend events it was not uncommon to broadcast all night long with the host throwing a party and inviting some of their friends to join us. It was at one such event that the team first met DJ Jim Randall.
Tracey worked at the FRA she was a good friend of DJ Tony Mendoza, her house in Rayleigh was a typical Host House of the 70’s, Radio Kaleidoscope used other houses in the same area with equally good results.
Once at another host house located at Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, the team were told it would be an all night party for the Leigh Cocklers, but they were not the sort of cockles the team had expected to see!
Latest 21/09/14 – Tracey has kindly dug out some of her personal Radio related photo’s that can be added to this site, Thank you Tracey (Lynn)..
Tracey also worked on :-
Radio Recovery – Hospital Radio
FRA – at Rayleigh Essex