Author Archives: Keith Rogers

“Time to Talk”. Lois Sparks from “Futures in Mind”.

P1100679As part of our “Time to Talk” day, Lois Sparks visited our studios to tell us about a new website opening on 1st March. Called “Futures in Mind”. It is basically a place where people can access information about what is available across Essex such as training opportunities, voluntary roles, a place to blog and share experiences, a live chat facility and much more.

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Via Sacra Walk

Today we were visited by Simon Collyer who will be embarking on the 450-mile-long Via Sacra Walk on June 22nd. This walk will take him along the position of the Western Front during the First World War. Joining him will be several celebrities including Liz Hurley and Dominic West.

Simon Collyer

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Piers is back from Paternity Leave

Piers is one of the regular contributors to our weekly Brentwood Gazette feature. He has just returned from paternity leave and I am sure we would all like to congratulate him on the birth of Hector. I wonder whether he will follow his dad into the cut-and-thrust of journalism. Anyway, here’s Piers with details of the latest edition.

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Star Recorder-player Visits Phoenix

12576022_10154512408291038_1768724630_nThis is Kim Tobin and last Friday she popped along to Phoenix to play her beautiful version of Westlife’s “My love” live on air. It was an experience that myself, Mike Jones and Bob Simpson will never forget. Awe-inspiring, moving, heartfelt, and now you have the opportunity to share with us that magical performance once more as it has been recorded and added to the Phoenix archives. Just click on the link above.

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What’s happening at Saint Francis Hospice?

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Saint Francis Hospice’s PR and Communications Manager, Peter Stremes, came back to Phoenix FM for his regular slot about the hospice’s latest fundraising news.

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For further information be sure to check out their website which has a dedicated events section.

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Brentwood Gazette with Simon

Our regular weekly visit from the “Brentwood Gazette” and Simon makes his debut on the Keith Rogers Drive Show. He had appeared on the show when Mike was presenting it and wasn’t sure what was in store for him with yours truly. He needn’t have worried, I handled him with kid gloves. :-)

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“Don’t look now” at the Queens Theatre

A young couple whose daughter has died under tragic circumstances, journey to Venice to try and save their troubled marriage. While there, supernatural forces appear to take over.

Tom Cornish plays the role of the husband, John Baxter. He found some time to chat to me on the phone, and you can hear the interview again below:

Don’t Look Now runs at the Queen’s Theatre from 23 October to 14 November. For more information visit

Tom Cornish

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Roland Kannor from the Brentwood Brewing Company chatting about the upcoming Conker Championships

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Roland Kannor from the Brentwood Brewing Company came in to talk about the forthcoming Open Conker Championship – with a squirrel!

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You can find out more about the event here:

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Brentwood Gazette Visit



Every Tuesday we are visited by one of the journalists from the “Brentwood Gazette”. The paper is published on a Wednesday so we are given a sneak preview. This week it was the turn of Joe. Here’s our little chat.

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Visit from the “Brentwood Gazette”

2015-09-22 Alan Woods with clowns 02This is my first blog. as it has taken me six months to get the hang of the software. Yay!! My guest on Tuesday was the eloquent and vividly-dressed Alan Woods, the editor of the “Brentwood Gazette”. Here’s a picture of him with my two surprise guests, Popol and Cakehole from Circus Wonderland. You can visit the circus this week and next week at Sun Corner, Billericay. On the front cover of this week’s “Gazette” is a pic. of the HUUUUGE sink-hole that has appeared at the junction of Ongar Road and Doddinghurst Road. Here is the audio recording with Alan, Popol and Cakehole.

If you want to know more about Circus Wonderland, just click this link:

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