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

Profile: traffic reporter

Reporting the travel news for BBC Radio 2 - Radio 2 reporter Lynn Bowles on the pressures and challenges of her job

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

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

Gareth Gwynn: Writer and presenter

Community radio is a great place to start a radio career. Writer, presenter and producer Gareth Gwynn tells us how it helped him get a job as a broadcast assistant, and eventually at Radio 4.

Five rules of radio presentation

Fancy yourself as the next Jo Whiley or Scott Mills? John Ryan gives his five essential tips for being a brilliant radio presenter

Colin Murray: Olympic marathon

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

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

Briefing presenters

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