Production / Radio

Production management

Radio producers need to think about more than just content in their role – budgets, copyrights, health and safety and staffing are just a few of the extra areas they may also have to look after. This section will help all radio producers with practical, production saving advice.

A guide to music copyright

Demystifying the world of copyright - we look at what it covers and how can you avoid costly mistakes.

A simple guide to minute-taking

Need to minute-take but not sure how best to approach it? Get some tips from BBC secretary Jane Earl.

Colourful Radio: growing an independent radio station

No major investors, hardly any salaries, but a massive audience of over 200,000 avid listeners. Colourful Radio tells us how they have to get creative to survive.

Hayley Osborne: production coordinator

An unexpected temporary role at Radio 4 has turned into a dream job for production coordinator Hayley Osborne. She tells us how a lucky break and her own persistence got her where she is today.

How to get the best out of minute taking

How do you ensure you cover meetings accurately and without tripping up? BBC company secretary Jane Earl gives her tips for PAs on staying on top of this very essential task.

Nick Grimshaw: Radio 1 team assistant for a day

The team assistant is often the hidden voice in a radio production, but one of the most essential parts of the production team. Radio 1 Breakfast’s own Nick Grimshaw steps into their shoes for the day.

Production co-ordinator, BBC Natural History Radio

Bird sounds to budgets, being a production co-ordinator for the BBC Natural History Radio is a varied job as Jamie explains.

Production diary: Loose Ends

Tardy taxis, budget blowouts and Clive Anderson: just an average week putting together Radio 4’s Loose Ends, as Suzy Roylance explains…

Profile: broadcast assistant, Radio 3

Hannah Norbury describes her day to day duties as a broadcast assistant for BBC Radio 3.