Pat Edison

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Born in Croydon, South London, Pat was smitten by the radio bug 14 years later whereby he was forced to launch his own station via a pair of walkie-talkies. His parents, sisters and the cat may have been his only listeners, but it was a start.
A little while later he moved onto landbased pirate radio, firstly with the legendary Radio Jackie, then Radio Kaleidoscope which gained a reputation of being one of the most regular and professional pirates in London.
After Kaleidoscope closed in 1976 some of its staff set up a radio service at The London Hospital, Whitechapel and Pat spent many years there as presenter, engineer and later programme director.
In 1996 he spent some time finding out about life outside radio, including a spell practising Nichiren Daishonin Buddhism. However the pull of radio was too much, and after 5 years in the wilderness he returned to radio as part of the Radio Caroline team
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