Matthew Rogers

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About me

I cut my teeth on community radio stations in California, and when I eventually found myself back in this country I missed the natural presenter styles of community stations such as KPFA and KALX. So, after a few years of scratching my head and wondering how to set up a community radio station it I got up off my derrière, brainwashed some very talented people into helping me and we did it. The result is Source fm, a community station for Cornwall based in Falmouth and Penryn.

I now present my own show on a Thursday morning all about local issues, organisations and individuals, but most of my work is about finding new and interesting ways to involve more and more members of the local community in making their own radio programmes. If you are interested in getting involved with Source fm then just drop me an email at and I'll send you all the details you'll need to get your own programme one of Cornwall's coolest new radio stations!

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Previous Jobs

I used to fix boats for a living and still enjoy varnishing on my days off...

What would you do if you won the lottery?

give most of it away

What would listeners be surprised to learn about you?

I'm very superstitious

Who would you most like to be stuck in a lift with?

John Peel

What is your worst habit?


Tell us about your first car

It was a motorbike

Tell us about your first record

Dexy's Midnight Runners 'Come On Eileen"

Tell us about your first job

I'd rather not and so would you...

What is your favourite food ?


What is your favourite place around Falmouth / Penryn?

Anywhere in the sun in the morning with a chair or a seat and a cup of coffee

What is your favourite band ?

TV on the Radio

What is your favourite TV show ?

What is a TV?

What is your favourite film ?

two lane blacktop, delicatessen, the cook the theif his wife and her lover, i'm not here, eight and a half.... arty shmarty schtuff


Member for
8 years 13 weeks

Presenters Programmes

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Soapbox Soapbox Tired of being fed a diet of fatty contradictions and genetically modified facts Matthew Rogers has decided to cut straight to the digestif. He's inviting you all along for some strong talk, to blow away the corporate cigar smoke and raise the looking glass to a difficult subject every Thursday from 9-11am on the Source FM and you're invited! There will be regular guests and features such as Speakers Corner, where Matthew hands over the airwaves to you to expound upon any subject of... 2

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***New Schedule*** 1st of October New Autumn Schedule Return of old shows Lots of brand new shows Check it out here:
Carnival The Source fm is going to be a big contributor to the Falmouth Carnival this year and we’d like all our friends, listeners, dj’s to be involved and out on show dancing with us through the town. If you fancy joining in the party then please contact Tash Berks at or just pop in to the bookshop on Arwenack to have a chat about what’s going on.
Carrick Roads - Title Track     In a very closely fought competition to choose a title track for the upcoming Source fm soap opera ‘Carrick Roads’, it is my pleasure to tell you that late last night, a panel of judges reached their final decision. Many of you will know that the issue of the title track to Carrick Roads has been one of the most hotly debated topics throughout the life of the entire station. Therefore, I would like to preface by saying a huge thank you to everyone who has taken part...