Production / Radio

Specialist programmes

What are the skills, techniques and training needed to produce comedy, children’s, or sports radio? How do radio producers create specialist programmes and how are these programmes shaping radio today? Find out here.

1Xtra: live events coordinator

Life as a live events coordinator is hectic and immensely rewarding, but what do they do and how do you get started? 1Xtra coordinator Rachel Coomber tells us more.

Behind the scenes in the Radio 1 Live Lounge

What goes on behind the scenes of the world famous Radio 1 Live Lounge? We join Fearne Cotton alongside band Bastille to find out.

Case study: BBC 6 Music Live

Video producer Guy Oldfield on innovative broadcasting for radio, with 6 Music Live at Maida Vale.

Case study: The Now Show

Radio comedy producer Colin Anderson reveals the key elements of his role as producer on The Now Show

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: running a youth radio station

Ever wondered what’s involved in running and developing a youth led community radio station? We head down to Reprezent 107.3 fm to talk to station manager Adrian Newman.

Creating radio drama

No sets, no make up, no lights, but painting vivid pictures in listeners’ minds for over ninety years – Hazel Marshall and guests pull back the curtain on radio drama

Editing The Now Show

For producer Colin Anderson editing Radio 4's comedy satire might not be the most glamorous job, but it's the most important part of the show. He tells us more.

How to be a radio sports broadcaster

What makes a good sports broadcaster? talkSPORT's Andrew McKenna explains what it takes to succeed.