For when your station requires an extra pair of hands
My radio career began at the age of 16, with no formal qualifications except the GCSEs I left school with. Since then I have worked on national radio brands such as Smooth, Heart and Capital as well as local and community stations. In that time I have worked across a number of areas and roles in the industry from studio production, to web management from station imaging to video editing. My voice can even be heard on-air from time to time too!
I have experience in producing shows, both in studio or out on location. Whether it’s a competition that needs to run smoothly, a Breakfast Show which needs a cover producer, or a special broadcast that requires an extra pair of hands, I can guide your presenters to a broadcast your station will be proud of.
In 2016, I worked on the new Late Show on Key 103, bringing a late night talk programme back to the station. During my time on the show we managed to double the amount of hours the time slot had on the station within the first full RAJAR. Topics including banning the burqa, making abortions illegal and tackling driving laws. We also held live on-air debates with the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, allowing the listeners to call and ask the chief questions directly.
Due to my work on The Late Show I was offered the brand new role of Daytime Producer on Key 103 – looking after the audio, video and social output of the station between the hours of 10am-7pm each weekday. During my time there I had a key role in the launch of new features, including a new network show across 11 radio stations, and was able to consistently grow the audience of the station’s Drivetime show. In addition to this, projects I worked on included Superhero Day, the network’s “Live” events, and new NTR competitions. I also produced the winning audio for the station at the ARIAs in 2017 – winning 2 awards for the coverage of the Manchester Bomb.
I have also been lucky enough to work with some big names in the radio and entertainment industries, including producing Jason Manford on Absolute Radio.
I have created audio for a variety of radio stations, producing promos, adverts, station imaging and award entry audio. You can hear a selection of my work below.
Commercial Production Demo
Station Imaging Example
I have worked on a number of outdoor broadcasts in my career – from presenting, producing, or simply doing all the technical stuff back at the studio.
I’ve even co-ordinated a full day of OB’s for Real Radio XS in the past – the station broadcasted from a different location each hour for a charity day. This involved working with venues to arrange suitable times to broadcast there, scheduling which presenters would be on-air in each hour, and which location they’ll be based – plus producing one of the presenters throughout the day.
Here is a montage I produced for Key103 after driving their OB from Soccer Aid 2016. The montage was used on-air in the days following the broadcast.
So you’ve just finished a campaign that sounded amazing on the air, and now the next step is convincing the client to spend more money with you?
ROTs don’t have to simply be sending over a copy of the trailer and a couple of live reads – you need to “WOW” them! During my time at CommunicorpUK I produced ROTs for each SPD team across the group, and was keen to make our campaigns stand out from other radio groups. From personalised presenter introductions, to a full video ROT showcasing everything from the on-air content, to the amazing designs your digital team created, to the social media reaction you got from your listeners, even showing them how their competition unfolded behind the scenes.