Lucie De Lacy
Lucie is half of The Monday Jam presenting team (with Ashley Bird) and also presents the monthly Incidental Boogie show, filled with grooves, gems and jams (but no chutneys).
She's also a whizz with gifs, emojis and the general language of social media, which is helpful as most of us are rubbish at it.
Despite being known on RFM for playing 'wonky pop', funk, indie and soul, Lucie is the singer in noisy alt-rock band Damn Cargo.
Lucie has a tendency to accidentally switch one word in popular phrases. For instance, when describing how busy she was, she once declared herself to have ‘fingers in all the bowls’.
Listen out for more of those.
Ash is the other half of The Monday Jam team (with Lucie De Lacy) and also presents the monthly Cargo Bay show, focussed on alt-rock and other noisy music. He also puts together much of the station and show artwork for RFM.
As editor of rock magazine Kerrang! in the early 2000s, Ash co-ordinated and presented shows for the early incarnations of Kerrang! Radio. He also presented shows on Total Rock Radio and the Student Broadcast Network.
As well as music journalism, Ash has spent a number of years working as a photographer, mainly shooting portraits but also heading into photo pits at gigs and festivals such as Download, V Festival and Snowbombing.
Ash is the bass player in alt-rock band Damn Cargo.
Ash cannot resist a pun. Or a bun.
The owner of top vinyl emporium Vanishing Point Records in Chesterfield (which also stocks tapes, CDs and merch), Corey is one of RFM’s longest standing DJs.
His popular Vanishing Point Records Show has been a staple of our Wednesdays since the dawn of time.
A former accountant, while walking across Spain a few years ago, Corey realised that numbers are boring, and decided instead to fill his life with the music he loves. Hence, his shop came into being… and he got involved with what was then called Radio Free Smedley Street.
A lover of myriad styles of music, you can expect to hear Bob Dylan, Chemical Brothers, all sorts of downbeat electronica, some more Bob Dylan, some hip hop and some indie gems in his shows.
Corey pretends not to like country music.
Cult favourite electronica musician Lippy Kid was a big signing to RFM a couple of years back, and has become a key figure in the growth of the station.
His acclaimed album Thought Forms is a good example of what primarily drives him in a musical sense - electronic sounds with human feeling. This is also the focus of his new record label - Cue Dot Records.
He presents the Electronica Show each month on RFM, in association with the Independent Electric Group - a collective of musicians and spoken word artists based in Chesterfield. The show is adored by lovers of soulful synthesis and glorious glitchiness.
But with his background in the Manchester indie scene, and an unwavering love of Bowie, his record collection goes far beyond just electronica, and his weekly live show - The Thursday Bazaar - is beautifully eclectic.
John ‘Redders’ Redhead is our unashamed peddler of indie, rock and pop nostalgia, and has taken on the task of starting everyone’s weekends off in style with his new Friday evening weekly Redders’ Rewind slot. It's commonly referred to as TFI Redders, even though that's not its name.
Redders also gained a huge following as DJ for the recent #virtualpubcrawl sessions, soundtracking the charity drink-a-thons with sunny (mainly) 90s classics. The irony of this is that he doesn't drink.
A head of year and PE teacher by trade, Redders is also a top model of bucket hats and has the cutest-looking home radio studio of any of the RFM crew.
Entering the RFM fold as presenter of the Glossop Record Club radio show, Simon has become our go-to guy for quality live broadcasting.
When he's not indulging his love for 60s, 70s and 80s pop and rock, Simon actually is an 'audio professional'. So if you were wondering why his voice sounds pleasingly compressed in his shows, there's your answer.
Simon's recent show with music media legend David Hepworth is considered by many to be one of the best shows RFM has ever broadcast.
Simon is also part of a podcast called The Giddy Carousel Of Pop. You basically can't keep him away from a microphone.
As it stands, Simon is the only RFM presenter with his own personal musical jingle. Very fancy.
With his encyclopedic knowledge of pop's past, Simon Philo would arguably be the RFM presenter you'd most want on your team for a pub quiz music round.
As subject leader of Pop Music In Society at the University of Derby, and the author of two popular books on music history, he spends his working life sharing his knowledge and passion.
It's a wonder he finds the time and energy to also make the monthly 'Children Of The Revolution' show for RFM, but he does... and it's brilliant.
Simon looks after all our Thursday night specialist shows, and he has recruited a number of great presenters to the station under the banner of The Pop Society Presents...
As a promoter of gigs at The Old King’s Head in Belper, Andy has his finger firmly on the pulse of the UK folk scene.
Long before he joined the RFM team, his live Black Dog Radio show lived an independent life on Saturday mornings, with a dedicated band of listeners and two co-presenters in the shape of black labradors Bob and Mia.
Now, the Black Dog Radio show comes through RFM, and Andy also presents a monthly dispatch of gig news and tunes, as part of our Monday night rotation.
Andy is one of the most laid-back radio presenters in the world. And we say this with conviction.
Currently taking a break from his Joined Ends show for a much-needed recharging of batteries, Rob remains our head of grooves.
Rob has been providing the "sounds to make you move" since the early days of Radio Free Smedley Street, and is the longest-serving member of our current team.
Not just confined to his porch studio, Rob plays out at parties and pubs, and his vision for an old-school rave in Matlock Bath's Grand Pavilion came to fruition in 2019 with the monster RFM Christmas Get Down.
Rob has a show ident spoken by none other than Judge Jules. He played it three times in one show once.
All our presenters
- Andy Inns
- Arran Day
- Ashley Bird
- Billy Edwards
- Bubble Rob
- Chris Challoner
- Clive and Carol Clemens
- Clive Henderson
- Corey Lavender
- DJ Su-Ki
- James Waring
- Jo Lewis
- Joe Danks
- John Redhead
- Katie Spencer
- Lippy Kid
- Liz Mullins
- Lucie De Lacy
- Many Elephants
- Max Hall
- Michelle Laverick
- RFM Team
- Rob Hardy
- Ross Fairhurst
- Shelley Jane Newman
- Shiner Sam
- Simon Galloway
- Simon Grainger
- Simon Philo
- Simon Tucker
- Steve Williamson
- Tinderbox Performing Arts Centre
- Tony Miln
- Trip Hazard