Ian Rogers - Producer
Ian is a former club/mobile DJ from the 1970's and a lover of music from 1950's to date, particularly 1960's. He is also a regular at Clarence Park following St Albans City, both home and away. When Ian's not working for Radio Verulam he works in the local community at the Oxfam bookshop and for the Saints City Trust. His ambition is to get some of the tasks that Danny Smith gives him 100% right!
Chris got into radio at University, presenting several award-winning shows. Not able to give up the rush of sitting alone in a room talking to himself, he signed up to Radio Verulam. He is a self-appointed producer and writer on the show, writing the Made-Up News and Chris' Film Club, which airs Monday – Thursday at about 6:30pm. He also writes the frankly hilarious Radio Verulam Film Guide blog posts and runs the blog Aikman Writes Things, where he posts his own fiction.
Harry Derbyshire - Production Assistant
Charlotte Wibrew - Production Assistant
Max Hartington - Production Assistant
Max joined the Drivetime team in the Summer of 2015, helping out as a studio assistant and writing blog posts. Despite leaving for University to study English Literature in 2016, his devotion to the show is so strong that he continues to write for the Drivetime blog, and occasionally drops in to read travel or cover the Film Club.
(For those interested, Max also loves long walks on the beach and candle-lit meals. Please Swipe Right. Please.)
Dagnall Street Baptist Church and he enjoys reflecting on theological motifs in films. He has contributed to Flickering Images, a book on theology and film. He has been a broadcaster on BBC Local Radio and is currently Premier Radio's film reviewer. For a Baptist, Simon has a fairly catholic taste in films and his favourites include Random Harvest, Casablanca, Don't Look Now, Terminator 2 and anything starring Dennis Quaid or Sandra Bullock.
Gwendoline Alderton - Interior Design Correspondent
Gwendoline trained as a professional interior designer with further qualifications as a House Doctor consultant (trained by Channel 5’s celebrity House Doctor, Ann Maurice), Gwendoline’s prestigious work has been showcased in numerous national magazines (House Beautiful, Real Homes, Hertfordshire Life). Gwendoline loves to create exciting interiors for her clients by really understanding not only their inspirations but also their aspirations, their dreams and their desires. Each month Gwendoline brings you not only her knowledge and experience but also her top tips and industry insight into the latest trends, products and directions within her exciting world of interior design. Gwendoline’s enthusiasm comes from a love of all things creative – from architecture and structure, through to fashion and design, and most certainly music and mayhem! She is also the Creative Director of GA Interiors.
Lucy Clark - Bake It Easy
In 2012 she won the Flare Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the Kate Darcy Award for Exceptional Customer Service. Lucy aims to bring you the best and most delicious cupcakes and cakes in Hertfordshire. She has also won the Best Local Producer (2013) and Local Gem (2010, 2013) in the St Albans Food & Drink Awards.
David Widdowson - Theatre Correspondent
Sam Rolfe - Science Correspondent
Sam is working on her PhD at the Open University, based in Milton Keynes, trying to discover whether the presence of life could be detected on the planet Mars. During her undergraduate degree she presented a show on the student radio for four years. Bringing science and radio together, she hopes to bring a little more detail to some of the science news stories you hear in brief, what to look for in the night sky, as well as some entertaining scientific discussion. She runs a science news and reviews blog at: http://www.jupitergirl.co.uk
Alan Bellinger - Health Matters
Alan has lived in St Albans for well over 60 years; he and his wife Wendy, have two children and they especially enjoy the company of their four grandchildren – all of whom live in the West Herts area.
Elizabeth Crampton - Consumer Advice Correspondent