BenBax

Radio Production

Having had some formal BBC traning in the mid-late 1990s, in 2000 I worked at Virgin Radio, then TFM / Magic 1170. I went on to receive a Masters in Radio Production at Bournemouth and was station manager of the speech based internet radio station BIRSt. I am not involved in radio today as I needed to earn money to pay for things like food and electricity.

Radio Programmes / Features

Written, performed, recorded and produced by me, unless otherwise stated.

The World of Sausages (10:00)*
The End of the Line (30:00)
The Hits Between the Hits (11:00)
The Weather with Alan Bennett (3:00)
Radio Sally demo reel (production) for Radio Authority Chairman
Devilgate Drive (co-production demo for BBC Radio 2)
Beach Boys Special (unfinished)
The Click (website review series)
And When Did You Last See Your Father? (recording and production) (2:20)

The Pulse - Radio North Tees, 1994 - 1998.


*Nominee in the Student Radio Awards 2002 for ‘Best speech based feature’

Judges’ Comments:

"My personal favourite entry…very funny, well written, good production values, excellent vox pops, very smart write-up."
James Merritt, Kiss 100

"The judges enjoyed this entry. It was beautifully produced and inventive, with excellent use of music and effects…a very engaging listen and the producer obviously has talent."
Russ Williams, Producer, Wise Buddah Ltd., now executive producer at Capital FM

"This creation is itself a luxury spicy sausage, whose ingredients are wit, creativity, pace and tremendous mixing. Wonderful tiny edits of words, grunts and a tumbleweed moment make the production arresting on the brain & ears."
Sarah Drummond, Managing Editor BBC Radio Newcastle

"Wittily produced & presented, fast-paced, informative, brilliantly scripted, good use of beds & vox pops, better than the vast majority of ‘professional’ news features you’ll hear."

"Fantastic! Witty, entertaining, but above all top production qualities (paying attention to quality of voice-overs a prime example)."


Comments on my radio production work:

“Wow! The trail is perfect…really impressive.”
- Paul Rodgers, Producer of Steve Wright in the Afternoon, BBC Radio 2 commenting on a trail produced by Ben

“This showreel demonstrates Ben’s talents as a highly versatile and creative radio producer. His work shows that he can originate, write, produce and present a wide range of programmes in varying formats, such as straight talks, drama, comedy and features, to a highly professional level.”
- Julia Brooke, former BBC Radio 1 & 2 producer

Updated - Fri, 19/04/13


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