Meet the trustees
Meet the Academy FM trustees
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Tom (Born 1st March 1997) has been part of our student team at the Marlowe Academy since our launch in 2010. He is a great lover of music and has played the guitar for the past ten years. Tom started out in November 2010 presenting Your Shout in the evenings, most commonly on Friday between 6 and 9pm, which is a role that he held for over a year. Tom debuted presenting daytime shows in September 2013 and can currently be found all over the schedule, but most commonly on Drivetime during the week! Motorsport is a particular favourite subject of Tom's and he is often found rambling on-air about the latest Formula 1/World Endurance Championship race, or writing as part of the team at F1 Connection where he is the F1 Editor. In line with these interests, Tom also enjoys commentating on motorsport events and is part of the commentary teams at GTPlanet and Really Rubbish Racing, the latter of which was broadcast on Motors TV in the early-mid part of 2015.
Chris was born in Dartford & moved to Thanet in 1984. He has worked for Mellow 1557 in Frinton On-Sea & SGR in Ipswich. In 1994 he was MD for Thanet Sound who applied for the licence for Thanet which was awarded to TLR. He has worked on other radio stations in Kent & has interviewed some famous stars, including David Essex, Norman Wisdom, Jimmy Tarbuck, Harry Hill, just to name a few. He has an events company Classic Music & Motors & organise Classic Motor Shows.
Pat Clarke is a chartered insurance broker and the owner of CDC Insurance Specialists, established in Broadstairs High Street for 30 years. Pat and his wife Lianne live in Broadstairs, where he enjoys sailing, and they have three grown-up children.
Vic Todd is a Thanet councillor and the commercial director of Ramsgate Football Club. As well as football, his favourite pastimes include golf, walking and swimming. Vic and his wife Gill live in Broadstairs and they have two sons and four grandchildren.
Doc Atherton will probably be a familiar name to you, as the host of our Sunday morning programme, as well as the Thursday evening rock show he presents with his wife Penney. Thanet born and bred, he has worked on Invicta FM, TLR, kmfm and Mercury FM, and he and Penney live in Ramsgate. Away from the studios, Doc loves watching Doctor Who and great films, especially science fiction.