GTFM’s monthly motoring magazine … but on the radio – hosted by Ian Edwards
Driver’s Seat was first broadcast on GTFM back in the summer of 2008 and since then there have been numerous questions asked about the show, so Ian has kindly answered them for you!
WHAT IS DRIVER’S SEAT?
It’s a monthly magazine style motoring radio show broadcast on GTFM
WHEN IS DRIVER’S SEAT BROADCAST?
7-9 pm on the first Thursday of every month
WHERE DID THE NAME DRIVER’S SEAT COME FROM?
It is named after the Sniff ‘n the Tears record that was released back in 1978 and yet despite it being a fine tune, it only made it to number 42 in the UK charts… Douglas Adams would be proud.
WHAT WAS/IS THE IDEA BEHIND THE SHOW?
The idea was to create and develop a motoring magazine style ‘torque’ show to plug the gap between the specialist motoring magazines and car/motoring shows on the telly. Consisting of a series of conversations (and not interviews) between car enthusiasts, like those at a car show or motorsport event.
Giving local car enthusiasts a platform and the opportunity, to share their passion and promote their clubs. Also to allow them to share details of car events that they maybe organising or simply attending.
WHAT IS THE MAKE UP OF THE SHOW?
Currently the show consists of a number of guests either live in the studio or live on the phone intertwined with the music of your life.
WHAT AREA OF CARS AND MOTORING DOES THE SHOW COVER?
The show primarily covers the classic car scene and various forms and levels of motorsport in South Wales (and occasionally beyond). As for the guests, they are usually from local classic car or motorsport clubs. Although again guests can be from further afield, from national clubs, classic car and motorsport journalists, rally and racing drivers plus a sprinkling of well known names from both motorsport and the telly.
The show has also covered various other aspects of cars and motoring including driving standards, legislation covering classic cars, electric and driverless cars.
DOES THE SHOW AIM TO BE SERIOUS OR FUN?
Overall the aim of the show is to be light-hearted, entertaining and fun.
But it also aims to inform and not shy away from discussing and covering the more serious aspects of motoring, including driving standards and any legislation that could potentially impact on our passion.
IF I MISS THE SHOW BEING BROADCAST LIVE, CAN I CATCH UP AND LISTEN TO IT AGAIN?
Yes, we provide a shortened version of the programme as a podcast.
CAN I JOIN IN ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
Yes, there is a Driver’s Seat (GTFM) Facebook page and a Driver’s Seat (GTFM) Events Diary facebook page.
ARE THERE ANY ACTUAL DRIVER’S SEAT EVENTS THAT I CAN ATTEND?
Yes there are. The core of these events are the Driver’s Seat (GTFM) Breakfast Club meetings and the Bwyd a Torque Nights. These are held at Café Cwtch in the Dare Valley Country Park, Aberdare.
Plus over the last ten years other Driver’s Seat organised events held have included:
The Butty Bay Run (usually early July) from Café Cwtch to Porthcawl to remember Miners Fortnight – The BL & MG Rover Welsh Get Together at Ynysangharad Park, Pontypridd, usually held on August Bank Holiday Monday – The Welsh Motorsport Get Together at Aberdare Park, usually held in October – and finally two quiz nights, the Season Opener in March and another just before Christmas, both held at the Rugby Club in Taffs Well.
YOUR FAVOURITE MONTHLY MOTORING MAGAZINE BUT OF COURSE ON THE RADIO
A MOTORING RADIO SHOW FOR ENTHUSIASTS BY ENTHUSIASTS
To get in touch with Ian – firstname.lastname@example.org