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.

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.

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.

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.

Getting the best interview - five top tips

Want your radio interview to go down as one of the greats? Follow these top tips for creating memorable radio.

How to get the best out of your presenter – five top tips

Working with a presenter? Want to get the most out of them and boost your radio show? We give you some handy tips.

How to be a radio sports broadcaster

What makes a good sports broadcaster? talkSPORT's Andrew McKenna describes how he got into the industry, and what it takes to succeed.

Mistajam's guide to DJing on the radio

What are the essentials you need to know to be a DJ on the radio? 1Xtra's Mistajam takes us through his top tips.

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.