Production / Radio

Presenting

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.

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.

Producers & presenters

BBC Radio 2's Richard Allinson joins the CoP Show panel to discuss the crucial relationship between a presenter and their producer and how it effects the feel of the radio show.

Great relationships

A panel of broadcasters at the BBC Academy’s Radio Fast Train discuss the rough and the smooth of creative partnerships between radio presenters and their producers.

Radio presenting

Four presenters share their journeys and expertise, discuss how they got their breaks and learn what radio executives listen out for in new talent.

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.

Expert Women

How do you get to share your expertise and knowledge on TV and radio? Three attendees of the BBC Academy's Expert Women's day talk about being an expert woman in the broadcast industry.

Radio phone-ins: making them work

What makes a good radio phone-in show? Three industry veterans share their tips, experiences and heart-rending moments in the latest CoP Show podcast.

Community radio: developing a producer presenter relationship

Community radio is a good place to learn and hone the skills of creating shows and packages, and - importantly - to develop working relationships. Bang Radio's DJ Slick and producer Andre Ince-McDowell give their tips.

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.