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.

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.

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.

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.

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.