Production / Radio


Radio presenting is more than just standing in front of a microphone. It’s about working closely with the team around you and engaging your audience to make the best of a production. Browse our section for practical advice on starting and progressing a career in presenting.

Guide to a radio studio

Gary Bales shows us around the studio where he produces Lauren Laverne's show on 6 Music

Noreen Khan: Presenter

Music junkie Noreen Khan is one of the stars of the BBC Asian Network. She offers her tips for those wanting to follow in her footsteps.

Twin B: presenter

Thinking about being a radio presenter? Label owner, producer and 1Xtra presenter Twin B describes his route from unpaid stints on pirate stations to his first paid job and beyond.

Radio producer/presenter relationship – getting it right

Want to be a radio producer or presenter? Whichever role you want to do, it’s vital to understand the other

Desert Island Discs: in conversation with Kirsty Young

From 1942 to the present day – Desert Island Discs is one of BBC Radio’s longest-running programmes. Jane Garvey talks to presenter Kirsty Young on what makes the programme such a gem.

Iain Lee: how to do radio

How do you make award-winning breakfast radio? In this podcast the team behind The Iain Lee Show explain how they put the show together and when they let it fall apart.

Nihal – dealing with controversy on air

Unafraid to break taboos and air provocative views from listeners. Asian Network DJ Nihal on working on his daily phone-in show.

How to become a radio presenter

What do you need to do to become a radio presenter? Luck, hard work or both? Get tips and advice from Greg James, Yasmin Evans, Marvin Humes and Sam Hall.

1Xtra: How to make it in radio

Find out what it takes to get into radio and work at 1Xtra with presenters Twin B and Mistajam.