STUART HAYWOOD presents IN THE COUNTRY – Wednesday 7-10pm


Music has always been a passion of mine whatever the genre, be it Black Sabbath or Mozart. I began as a drummer in my teens playing Pop through to playing bass and banjo in a successful Country music band.

I had a wonderful eight years with Springfield touring the UK and the continent culminating in the release of three albums. In 1987 I went back to the clubs and continued studio and session work, also setting up my own recording studio in 1995 which became popular – recording local artists and sequencing backing tracks.

Up to 6 years ago I was still actually performing – in a heavy metal band! And it was wonderful.  I guess the performer in me prompted this latest journey into radio presenting and would like to thank Elastic FM and the team here for giving me the opportunity to express and continue my love of music.

Also, apart from painting in oils I have published several novels – one short story and a book on the history of Bolsover. There is no better feeling than creating something and being satisfied with the result.  You can see my work at:

Stuart’s face book page –   Stuart Haywood

Visit the In The Country facebook page


PAUL HIBBERD presents POPS THE QUESTION Tuesday 7-10pm and FROM ME TO YOU Request Show – Saturday 11am-2pm

My name is Paul Hibberd, I am married and live in Sheffield and work at a Sheffield Academy School. 

 I am a Mobile Disc Jockey and have been since 1981, playing in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire

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 presented a weekly show. The station is currently off air, moving to new studios.

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 put forward my idea for Pops the Question, a weekly pop music quiz show, which has now been running several years.

In 2020, right at the very start of the COVID lockdown, I introduced “From Me To You”, a weekly request program, which still continues to play listeners requests each week.



I’m Micha McLaren and I have a passion for Performing Arts, Travelling and Music. Performing Arts has always been something that I have enjoyed doing because I love how you can be creative and really think outside of the box to show people who you really are. Drama has really helped me with my confidence and allowed me to become who I am today.

My other love is Travelling as I want to explore the world and really see what it has to offer with all the amazing places and people –  I want to see what I am missing! Music is something I can’t live without as it allows me to sing and dance when no one is around.

Elastic FM enabled me to do things that I didn’t think were possible, and I couldn’t be more grateful for that. 

(GRANDAD) BRIAN DANIELS presents MY KIND OF MUSIC – Wednesday 12-2pm 


I began working at the age of just 15 for Mather and Platt Ltd in Manchester. By the age of 28 I was Chief Draughtsman. In 1968 I moved to Australia with my wife and son working in various Draughtsman positions and to the position of Works Engineer where I designed a £2m factory extension. 1972 saw us all return to the UK. The company relocated to the south and I was settled where I was so left and became a delivery agent for Securicor.   After finally retiring we moved to Anglesey where we lived for 11 and I became a member of the RNLI at the local Life Boat Station.

Both my wife and I suffered from ill health so we moved to Shuttlewood near Bolsover where sadly she died in 2016. I first became involved with Elastic FM in November of 2016 and have presented my afternoon show ‘My Kind Of Music’ since then. The team here are very much like a second family for me and are very supportive and I enjoy every minute. Each week along with news and local events, I give out two recipes which have become very popular with my listeners.

ALAN WILKINSON co-hosts FRIDAY VIBES – Friday 1-4pm,  hosts RADIOACTIVE – Tuesday 2-3pm and THE WEDNESDAY WIND DOWN – Wednesday 5-7pm, repeated 10pm-12am

Alan Wilkinson here! I’m really excited to be joining Elastic FM as it presents a fresh challenge for me. 

I have worked in local radio at both Peak FM for six years and then Spire Radio for three years, so you may have heard me on the airwaves already. I’m a family man & love to be out in the community meeting people. Join me and Diana on our Friday Vibes show from 1 till 4 where we play music of all genres from the last six decades. We will also be taking your song requests. 

I also present a chilled show on Wednesday called Wednesday Wind down and a blues and rock show called RadioActive on a Tuesday.

DIANA THOMPSON co-hosts FRIDAY VIBES – Friday 1-4pm


My name is Amy J. I’m currently studying for a degree in music at the University of Sheffield. I’ve lived in Chesterfield all of my life, but I volunteered as a youth worker in Kent for a year after my A Levels (which was super fun)

I have a passion for all things music & I’ve been playing guitar since the age of 7 , in fact most weekends you can find me playing live at a local pub or restaurant! I love all genres of music & I have a really wide (some would say) crazy taste in music – especially as most of my favourite bands are from long before I was born.

As well as music, I also love cooking (actually just food in general), crafts & films. I really enjoy asking questions, even if they are somewhat random, but I’m always up for a laugh! My first time on the radio was at the age of 7 & as I can talk for hours on end, I absolutely loved it & I have jumped at every chance I’ve had to get behind a microphone ever since!

I’m really happy to be part of the EFM family, everyone is so lovely. As a musician myself, I’m passionate about keeping live music venues alive!

IAN CUSACK presents FUNNY FOLK Monday 8-10pm  and co-hosts WEEKEND WARM UP OF SPORT Friday 6-8pm

I originate from Kent and have had a varied career, none of which involved music or radio, from chemistry to therapy via building and local government. I got involved in this and much more via Charlie Walden’s Spire Media, his reporting projects and his sports show on Spire radio. In addition to my own show FUNNY FOLK on Mondays from 8 till 10pm,  I also cover Chesterfield FC pre-match press conferences. My musical taste is quite eclectic ranging from classical to hard rock and even a little opera, country and folk too. I don’t really believe in putting music into boxes, it’s more a case of “if I like it then it’s good”. I also anchor Weekend Warm up of Sport with  Steve Yorke, Fridays 6pm to 8pm.

DAVID KELLY presents THE MELTING POT – Friday 8-9pm (repeated Monday 6-7pm)

David Kelly has always had an interest in music – being brought up on a mixture of 70s and 80s rock, pop and new wave, and also on his grandfather’s Irish folk and Country collection.

In more recent years he continues to broaden his music collection, searching out lesser known tracks from famous artists, whilst also on the hunt for something new – regardless of genre.

First making an appearance on community radio whilst at Springwell Community School on their own station, Emerald Radio, David returned to the airwaves at Spire Radio in April 2019.

By day, David is an accountant, but outside of this, also has a keen interest in transportation, and is involved with several transport preservation groups, including being joint News Sheet Editor for Transpire – The Chesterfield Bus Society. He also enjoys travelling, photography, and real ale, amongst other things – and any combination of the above is not uncommon on a day out if opportunity permits.

David currently presents The Melting Pot between 8pm to 9pm on Friday evenings, taking you on a musical journey spanning past to present, playing well known and forgotten hits, and introducing others you may never have heard before, as well as supporting local artists.


I am super excited to be joining Elastic FM. Being a radio presenter is one of my main goals in life. I have been in the health and wellness industry for 40 years, starting as a nurse, qualifying as a sports therapist working with elite athletes in the UK, USA and Worldwide, a life coach, tutor, business owner, health and wellness writer for the Arizona Foothills Magazine and now a radio presenter. Where does it go from here, I ask myself? Life is a journey. With effort, determination, focus and consistency, I have grown into the person I am today.

Elastic FM has allowed me to share my love and passion for all things health and wellness, helping you to find your perfect balance in life. Mixing my knowledge, experience with music is just magical and can produce a real feel-good factor. So, let me share The Perfect Balance show with you for two hours every Monday from 10 am – 12 pm. Prioritise yourself, start the week with a positive mindset, a focus, a goal and a smile.

Check out my Elastic FM The Perfect Balance Radio Show group on Facebook, where we can all get together and share out health and wellbeing experiences, request talk topics, raise questions and lots more. You can also check me out on my website: to find out more about me and contact me for support, guidance, coaching and more. I also share health and wellness articles, tips and tricks on the Elastic FM website:

Join me and start your health and wellness journey. Are you ready to make a change?

MARTIN GREEN presents THE 70’S SHOW – Sunday 5-7pm and THE 70’S EXTRA SHOW – Sunday 11am-12pm

BEN LISTER presents IN CONVERSATION WITH  – Monday and Thursday 2-3pm

Ben Lister is a Radio Broadcaster, Podcaster and We are Autism Presenter.

Ben presents “In Conversation with….” an hourly interview show with famous and semi famous people.

BEN JOHNSON presents THEME OF THE WEEK – Sunday and Thursday 1-2pm

Ben spent almost two decades working in hospital radio in Salisbury.
For his last 13 years in hospital broadcasting he was Programme Controller.
Since leaving hospital radio Ben now works for Forest FM in Dorset.
Outside of radio, Ben enjoys investigating the paranormal. Give him a
ghost hunt and he’ll be happy. Most importantly of all he’s a anorak.
He has a passion for vintage television and radio.

BOB A BAKER  presents LOVE SONGS – Sunday and Tuesday 11.00pm – 12.00am and DRIVING ANTHEMS – Tuesday and Saturday 5-6pm

Bob is semi retired and is running his own business driving trucks
motorhomes and working with teams in Motorsport
Working in radio has always been a passion of his, when lock down
happened he built his own studio at home recording for Hospital Radio
and recording newspapers and ‘What’s-on’ guides for a blind society which
developed in to recording shows that are aired on radio stations around the world.

JOHN FREEMAN presents FREEMAN’S CHOICE – Thursday 11am-1pm

John wanted to be a DJ from the age of 17, with an ambition to work for the
famous UK pirate station Radio Caroline. However, he ended up sticking to a
boring safe career and accepting being a part time DJ on hospital, university and land-based pirate radio stations during the period 1976 to 1984. He also ran a successful mobile disco.
After a long break of 37 years he returned to radio during the Covid Pandemic and worked for Radio Seagull for 16 months and then Epic Radio for a year.
When the latter closed down in October, he started looking for a new home for “Freeman’s Choice” programme. He is happy to have found Elastic FM”.

Facebook: X (Twitter) @JFreema57361971

CLYVE presents THE JAZZYFIED SHOW – Sunday and Tuesday 12-1pm

Clyve is a UK Soul Recording Artist & Manhattan TV & Radio presenter, who’s love for soul, jazz, funk and hip hop developed over some of the last 25 years spent in New York City. As a recording artist, he has performed in front of tens of thousands of fans and his latest album “Blue Eyed Soul” will see him go back on stage in 2024.

He has presented radio shows in the UK and in the USA, as well as regular appearances on BBC Radio. He presents “The Jazzyfied Show” – a show he started and created in New York a few years ago – a show with grooves from the jazz, soul, funk & hip hop world.

ROGER DUDMAN presents ONE WAY OUT – Tuesday 1-2pm and Saturday 2-3pm and also THE 70’S SOIREE – Tuesday and Sunday 10-11pm 

Roger D is a radio DJ for various internet stations.

He loves Blues and Rock music and Seventies, but all music particularly live music.

Previous mobile disco DJ for 20+ years

ADAM MEGGISON presents FLOORFILLERS! – Saturday 7-9pm

40 years into this DJ game and still loving every minute, I started young!
Buying records for as long as I can remember and then running parties as a teen in the early 80’s playing Hip Hop and soul while trying to beatmatch on Citronic decks!
Whilst on London record store shopping trips to the likes of Groove Records and City Sounds I got sucked into the Chicago/Acid house explosion which led to a lifelong love of dance music encompassing all genres and styles Including House, Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Rare Groove and Latin.
Hate to be pigeonholed, love to throw in a curveball or two to spice the dancefloor up.
A founding member and DJ on Mad FM, I moved around several long term residencies and played at many parties mainly in my local area of Hertfordshire and North London.
Stepped away from playing out for quite a while when I was married and had kids, returning to the decks around 2012 gaining a residency at Hertford House Hotel regularly going B2B and warming up for some of the dance music industry biggest names…
Relocated to Lanzarote in 2017 and quickly established myself on the island with regular gigs in Clubs, Bars and restaurants as well as Carnival, Parties and Soulanza festival every February.
I host the biggest Dance music radio show on the island and an exclusive 2 hour show for StreetSounds Radio UK.
Looking forward to being part of Elastic FM!

JACKIE DILWORTH presents DARQUE PARTY – Thursday 10pm-12am

LEO KIRBY presents 50 YEARS AND ROLLING – Monday 10pm-12am

My name is Leo Kirby and I present 50 Years and Rolling .The music I play on the show is extremely versatile From U2 to Calvin Harris, from Steely Dan to Coldplay, from emerging acts such as Loah and Dermot Kennedy to classics such as The Police and David Bowie.

It is a must listen to show if you have any interest in music from the last 5 decades with an Irish soft easy voice doing the links in between the tunes, with personality and high quality production thrown in.

Also I love extended plays and classic album tracks and also helping up and coming recording artists get a break in the radio world by playing their music.
Do please listen to 50 Years and Rolling whenever you can.
Any songs you would like to hear or requests please contact me via email:

DARREN AND KAT YATES present GINGER and NUTS – Monday 12-2pm

Ginger and Nuts present a fun and lively radio show that’s bursting with banter, quirky stories, interviews, competitions and feel-good tunes from all decades.
The unpredictable duo use their quick wit and banter to bring you the latest entertainment news, facts and quirky stories from around the world.

Broadcast voluntarily from their home and heard across many stations, Ginger and Nuts are a lovable duo who present a fun radio show like no other.
Darren Yates is living in chronic pain with Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Spine Disease and a cyst in spine. Kat Yates has sadly had 7 miscarriages.

The show might be unpredictable at times, but they have a unique and natural ability to make people laugh with their ongoing banter. Listeners, including celebrities, absolutely love their presenting style.

PETER MILBURN presents SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY – Wednesday and Sunday 3-4pm

There’s a saying that goes: ‘Sometimes it only takes one good song to bring back thousands of good old memories.’ And so it is with my Sentimental Journey – two hours of great songs and tunes from across the years.

Here you’ll find crooners, fifties pop pin-ups, memorable instrumentals, easy-listening favourites, forgotten gems…and much more. And the occasional yarn about the many personalities I’ve met since I first started out in radio more than 45 years ago!

I’m delighted to have this opportunity – having been brought out of my own retirement! – to do a show I love for anyone who enjoys a trip down memory lane listening to everyone from Ella Fitzgerald to David Whitfield, Alma Cogan to Dickie Valentine, or Connie Francis to Tony Bennett.

JAMES ROSS presents THE GREATEST HITS OF MUSIC – Tuesday and Saturday 3-5pm

James Ross presents The Greatest Hits Of Music every week, with a focus on the biggest and best songs from through the years. Great songs that you remember, and some you’ve forgotten!

James has broadcasting one way or another since he was a scruffy teenager. He’s been a DJ, producer, TV presenter, journalist, reporter, operations manager and distribution manager at numerous radio and TV stations in the UK and around the world. Somehow radio and TV is in his blood, and throughout his career he’s had close links with many aspects of broadcasting.

James started out in BBC Local Radio, mixed with spells at Radio Top Shop. He was then, for many years, behind the scenes at BBC Radio One, and then as a reporter at BBC Radio Two and LBC News Radio. His reporting specialty was travel shows.

James has also been lucky enough to work closely, while at the BBC, with numerous celebrities and has also worked for UK broadcaster ITV working to expand shows such as Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here to a global audience. But it’s music radio that is his first love, and in the radio world he’s also presented shows for top radio stations all over the world.

Rather than focus on one particular era The Greatest Hits Of Music plays the biggest and best hits from the sixties right up to today’s hits. The show is about the strength of the artistes, and the familiarity of their songs. It’s about the best-produced, and most-uplifting hits from through the years, all mixed together with occasional songs from charts around the world, music and showbiz news, and a bit of light fun and banter.

SPENCER JAMES presents AIRPLAY 40 CHART SHOW – Sunday and Thursday 7-10pm and also AIRPLAY REWIND SHOW – Monday and Friday 4-6pm

Spencer James has been working in the media for nearly 30 years, and has been broadcasting for over two decades.

In that time he has been the programming controller for the UK’s first bi-lingual student radio station, Production & Promotions Manager for one of Spain’s biggest English radio networks, drive time and breakfast host on stations in the south east of the UK, as well as hosting Airplay40.

His passion for the media started originally in television, where he became a first assistant director for a couple of short films, one of which was BAFTA nominated. It was whilst at university however he truly became involved in radio broadcasting. Starting as a presenter, he worked up the ranks to become the Programme Manager for 2 years whilst also attaining a degree in Film & Television at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Post graduation, he worked abroad, for what was supposed to be a summer break. 3 years later he was still there helping in the running of the station. His return to the UK saw him take a role at AA Roadwatch, reporting travel news as one of the flying eyes. 

In 2003 he started working as a presenter for one of the major radio groups  working throughout the schedule from drive time to breakfast show presenter. In the spring of 2008, Spencer hit upon the idea of a chart show for radio stations broadcasting to expatriates. Fast forward 3 years, and the show had expanded to a bigger audience than ever before expected. As a result, the name was changed and at the start of 2013, the chart became known as Airplay40.

When Spencer is not behind the microphone, he can be found cheering on the England rugby team, as well as trying to hit a golf ball around the place. He also likes creating and experimenting in the kitchen, trying to invent new and interesting recipes, usually with varying degrees of success.



Greasepaint and Stage Lights is a radio show about musical theatre, bringing you the best of the West End, Broadway and beyond.
This successful programme has been established for 10 years and enjoyed by many musical fans across the UK and abroad.

The presenters are Mark Bilsby, Julia Rufey and Alastair Woodgate. They have been involved in musical theatre for over 35 years and have produced and presented radio shows for over 10 years.

Mark Bilsby trained at Middlesex University.
He has been involved in many theatre productions having worked back stage and on the stage in various chorus parts and more recently as. Motel – Fiddler on the Roof, Mike connors – High Society, Ko Ko – The Hot Mikado and The Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland.
Mark has been involved in broadcasting for over 25 years working for many local radio stations, travelling around the South East.

Julia Rufey trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Her Theatre credits include: Hermia, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Sheila, A Chorus Line; Reno Sweeney, Anything Goes; Lily Vanessi, Kiss Me Kate. Julia has also toured extensively with the Comedy Sketch Group Mutton and has appeared in various radio comedy shows and directed many shows.
Julia’s television credits include:
Softly Softly, General Hospital, The Bill, Family Affairs and various appearances for the History Channel.

Alistair Woodgate has been involved in the theatre for over 30 years. He has acted in many musicals and has been the chairman of a Theatre production group for over 20 of those years. He is also an award winning set-designer.

MICK HALL presents THAT 90s & 00s SHOW – Friday 11am – 1pm

Lockdown brought a lot of sad times, but also brought a lot of us all closer together. Many moons ago when I was a lot younger I used to work with a man that did mobile disco’s. So as you do when you are young, I popped along and was hooked straight away. So I jumped onto the bandwagon and got involved hands on, how all the gear worked etc etc

Did that for many years then got into the pub and club circuit. However after getting married the years slipped by I did not carry on with this hobby for many years. Then we had LOCKDOWN so I started doing sets online, instagram & facebook etc which rekindled my passion. I then got in touch with my old boss who runs a local community radio station. After a few beers I sweet talked him into a regular show.

Then came along another station –  Where I now do a regular Thursday night show “That & 80’s & 90’s Show”. So as you can guess things have taken off very well so I have put together “That 90’s & 00’s Show” now broadcasting on numerous radio stations around the world.

WAYNE ELLIOT presents PULSEBEAT – Saturday and Tuesday 6 – 7pm

An hour of new-released Punk and Alternative sounds