Phil Moakes Producer Phil founded Visual Radio Arts along with partner Maggie. Phil has worked as a sound engineer, led the Board of a community venue and co-founded a community radio station. He also works in IT Service Management. Interests – live music, science fiction & bananas.
Maggie Gregory Producer Mags is co-founder and director of Visual Radio Arts. She is a former chairman of FromeFM and is actively involved in the Girlguiding movement with Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers. By day she works as an IT Project Manager. Her interests include fun swimming, penguins, binge watching and chocolate.
Matt Sims Video Producer Researcher, radio presenter, local busy-body and amateur cosplayer. Matt has been experimenting with audio and visual mediums for most of his life, recording his own radio shows on cassette as a child, presenting on college radio as a teenager, studying media arts and more recently volunteering on community radio projects. Other interests
Mark Burton Sound Engineer Mark has been a Sound Engineer for 28 years. He has worked with live bands, both with his own PA system (visit Livewire site here) and as a freelancer, locally, nationally and internationally. He also works at conferences and exhibitions as an AV technician in the UK and abroad. He loves
Sara Vian Guest Presenter Sara Vian (Coffield) is a singer, songwriter, radio presenter on Frome FM & executive assistant at Graceful Solutions. She loves cats, real fires & believing the sky’s the limit!
Patrick Moss Guest Presenter Patrick “Magpie” Moss is the director at Soaring Magpie Records and hosts Magpie’s Folk Cafe on Frome FM. He’s also a town and transport-planner with a particular passion for canals at Moss Naylor Young and loves coffee, crime drama, heritage and post-boxes.
Alex Hawkins Guest Presenter Alex is currently a part-time director at Frome FM and a full-time student at the University of Gloucestershire, studying radio production with a future interest in documentary and features. Soundcheck and Visual Radio Arts have been a real insight into a passionately driven platform in sound and vision. His interests include woodwork,
Lucy Moakes PR, Marketing, Social Media Lucy Moakes works in publishing, with a background in advertising and marketing, runs boutique camping company Lulubells, and is somewhat of a glamping extraordinaire! Is mostly found in a field either walking the dog, putting up a tent or at a music festival. Listens to 6 Music and drinks
Our Friends Special thanks to our wider team of friends who are not seen nor heard but nevertheless help us make the magic happen. Luke at Pencil Studio – Luke worked up our new fab branding. Paul at Druid Services – Known Paul since I was a hairy idiot with a synthesiser in 1809. Thanks
Rusty Tin Dog Rusty likes nuts and bolts. And springs. His favourite music is heavy metal and his favourite band is Tin Machine. After a good night out on the 3-in-one, Rusty likes nothing more than a rivet kebab and settling down to watch a box set of K9 and friends.