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.

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.

Six tips for making a radio demo

Trying to make a radio demo and don’t know where to start? Here are six tips from producer Gabriella Incalza for making the perfect impression.

How to make great late night radio

BBC London 94.9 producer Mel Polydorou gives us his top tips in creating great late night talk radio.

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.

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.

How to build a co-presenter radio relationship

talkSPORT’s Paul Hawksbee and Andy Jacobs share some useful tips on building a strong co-presenter relationship for radio.

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.

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.

Profile: radio football commentator

Talking about your team for a living is every football fan’s dream. Sports commentator and Luton Town fan Simon Pitts describes the skills required to bring a live match to thousands of listeners.