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.

Sam Walker: Presenter

"Learning along the way is what makes this job so brilliant." Radio 5 live presenter Sam Walker shares her views on learning, experience and creating your personal brand

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.

Anna Foster: Olympics Extra

Presenter Anna Foster explains how the digital channel Olympics Extra complimented Radio 5 live.

Art of the interview

How do you produce a truly great interview? BBC arts correspondent David Sillito, executive producer for Piers Morgan's Life Stories Jeremy Phillips and TV and radio producer Bridget Osborne offer their tips.

Briefing presenters

Jenni Murray, presenter of Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4, explains what she looks for in a briefing from her producer

Case study: 5 live Drive

Radio 5 live's Lucy Grey describes the challenges and benefits of working with two presenters on a live daily show.

Chris Aldridge: Continuity announcer

The voice of Radio 4 continuity announcer Chris Aldridge is instantly recognisable to millions of listeners. He shares his inspirations and the lessons learned from many years at the BBC

Chris Smith: presenter, Radio 1 Newsbeat

Taking inspiration from the likes of Chris Evans and Sara Cox has helped Radio 1 Newsbeat presenter Chris Smith stay on course in his career. He shares his career highs, lows and tips on how to get and stay ahead.

Colin Murray: Olympic marathon

How the 5 live presenter coped with a punishing broadcasting schedule during London 2012