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.

Visualising radio

New generations of listeners increasingly expect a more visual experience to sit alongside their daily radio show. So how do you go about producing visual content for radio?

Tips: directing radio drama

Peter Leslie Wild tells us about his role as a radio drama director and shares his tips for recording drama.

This works: It's Grime Up North

Making Radio 1Xtra's visualised radio documentary - how producer Sam White and DJ Charlie Sloth brought new content to hard to reach youth audiences

Sports commentary for radio

Sports commentator Mike Costello talks about the skills needed to be a radio sports commentator on a world title boxing match.

Risks in radio

Taking risks on radio - a panel discussion from the BBC Academy’s Radio Fast Train event on putting live comedy and edgy drama on air.

Radio 2's Minute by Minute: Recreating JFK’s assassination

Recreating JFK’s assassination for Radio 2: the team behind the programme discuss the innovative Minute by Minute format and how they brought it to air

Radio 1 Live Lounge: making radio visual

Visualisation on radio is one way for stations like Radio 1 to attract and engage its demanding audiences, but what are the demands of shooting live acts, and what skills do directors and producers need?

Profile: radio football commentator

Sports commentator and Luton Town fan Simon Pitts describes the skills required to bring a live match to thousands of listeners.

Profile: radio drama director

Peter Leslie Wild is a radio drama director and offers an insight into his role as a radio drama director