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.

How to be a specialist music radio presenter

What does it take to make a great specialist music show? Radio 1's Phil Taggart and Ally McCrae offer their advice.

Monki: club DJ to Radio 1

How do you go from being a club DJ to broadcasting on one of the UK's most popular radio stations? Radio 1's Monki tells us her journey.

Community radio: preparing a music show

From researching guests to cleaning music Reprezent and BBC 1Xtra presenter Jamilla Walters explains the time and effort that goes into preparing her two hour radio show.

Community radio: creating a show plan

Just starting out in radio? Need some tips on how to create a show from scratch? Reprezent Radio presenter Jamilla Walters tells us how she proposed and created her specialist music programme.

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.

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.

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.

Community radio: from DJ to presenter

From nights in clubs to daytime on the radio: Bang Radio presenter LP describes his transition from DJ to Drive Time host.

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.