Roger spends a lot of time “in the background” doing much of the technical stuff that keeps the station broadcasting.
Roger has a long term passion to “help others to enjoy themselves” so that audiences can get the best out of what they’re listening to or watching. With over 40 years experience on a variety of radio and audio projects, Roger currently manages the technical side of Elastic FM and is also helping to keep Heavens Road Catholic Radio broadcasting by providing technical advice and services.
Mostly he “fiddles” with all the “techie” bits but can occasionally be heard behind the microphone doing some “live” presentation work. When not managing or helping with radio stations, Roger helps with the music at his church, St Joseph’s in Shirebrook, Nottinghamshire, where he plays guitar and sings with the church music group. He also devotes some of his time to providing IT support and audio/video services to small businesses and he can also be found behind the wheel of his mini-bus providing a local Private Hire taxi service.
Alongside Paul Davies, David Lilley conceived the original idea to form Elastic FM. He is now one of five Directors.
David worked as a Professional Broadcaster, Commentator and Reporter in Commercial Radio and at Director level and as a Presenter in Community Radio. As the Owner of a company that specialises in new media training and development, David is proud to share his experience and skills for the benefit of his local community.
A passionate and experienced writer, public speaker/broadcaster, David
is known for this commitment to helping others. A married father of four
children, David also volunteers some of time to the charity The Child
Foundation and Clowne Enterprise Limited.
My name is Paul Hibberd, I am married and live in Sheffield and work at a Sheffield Academy School. I am also a Mobile Disc Jockey, and have been since 1981. I have been involved with radio since leaving school. I started out assisting two presenters at Radio Hallam, scouring local record shops for songs and material to be used in their shows. In 1992, I was the Station Manager and presenter on PHANTAM AM, a RSL Country Music station, from which I was invited to join Radio Nightingale. In 2001 I moved to Sheffield Hospital Radio and still present a weekly show. I joined Elastic FM in 2014 through my late step daughter, Kat Mayall’s enthusiasm with the station. Kat was a Director and Presenter, and during a visit to see her presenting, I spoke to Roger Neale and put forward my idea for Pops the Question, a weekly pop music quiz show, which is now in it’s second year.
Having served time in the entertainment industry by playing in a band in the pubs and clubs of the 1980s and by working the odd disco since then, Martin Graham joined ElasticFM as a presenter in the summer of 2012 where he still retains his late Sunday evening (9pm – 11pm) slot.
Strongly influenced by the the likes of John Peel, Bob Harris and Annie Nightingale, Martin’s playlist includes a wide variety of genres such as metal, rock, indie, blues, punk, soft rock, soul and reggae. The trademark two hour Sunday Show, “Winding Down the Weekend”, is intended to “lull the audience into a peaceful frame of mind, ready to face another week of work”.
William, who has Down’s Syndrome, joined the show a couple of years ago and he works hard not only behind the scenes by keeping the show on track but also by adding the odd – usually amusing – comment or two.