Keith Read – “DJ Keith King”, Musician, Writer

Years of involvement:  1980’s
Alias:  Keith KingKeith King
Home Location: Benfleet & Canewdon, Essex
Types of involvement: DJ
Comment / History:
It is with great regret, that we have to inform you Keith passed away on 12-Feb-16 following a long illness.


Keith was well know to the Radio Kaleidoscope team including BusterRoger Neil from Radio King. and Don Scott.

Keith wrote articles for Busters radio magazine “Monitor” about his time aboard as a DJ aboard Radio Caroline, he was also an accomplished musician.

Keith joined us again in 1983/4 on a boat trip visiting Radio Caroline (Ross Revenge) for the stations first broadcast, Keith enjoyed free radio so much that one year later he was aboard Radio Caroline broadcasting to the nation.. this was quite brave for someone who struggled with the motion of the ocean!!  Well done Keith…


CLICK here to read Keith’s “MONITOR” article


Sadly Keith passed away 12 February 2016

RIP Keith..


Stations & Other Involvements:
Radio Basildon – DJ – 1983

Radio Caroline – DJ

Radio Strass – DJ

EKR Satellite – DJ

Mobile DJ

Pictures & Documents:
Ross Revenge first day of Broadcast 1983

Jolly Orange, Keith King, Chris Harris, John Payne – Leaving Radio Caroline – 1983/4

Keith King aboard Radio Caroline

DJ Keith King in the Radio Caroline Studio

Kieth King Photo

Keith aboard Radio Caroline -2

DJ Keith in true form, taking his guitar aboard Radio Caroline


Radio Kaleidoscope members attended Keith’s funeral, officiated by Radio Presenter Peter Holmes.