My name’s Matt and I’m a radio content producer with experience working on award-winning programmes based in London.
Since autumn 2015 I’ve been working as an Assistant Producer at BBC Radio 2. In January 2019 I launched two brand new shows on the network, presented by Sara Cox & Jo Whiley. I’m currently working across these two different shows, which means I could be sourcing brand new music for Jo one day and editing a light-hearted feature for Sara on the next.
Prior to these new shows I spent three years working on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 as an Assistant Producer. We were making the biggest radio show in Europe, with over 9.5 million people listening. In that time we were awarded an Audio & Radio Industry Award (ARIA) for Best National Music Breakfast Show. The highlights included taking the show to Windsor for Harry & Meghan’s wedding, to The Chelsea Flower Show and many more.
In September 2017 I was thrilled to be named by the Radio Academy in their 30 Under 30 list for 2017 – their “annual search for the brightest young talent from across the radio and audio industry”. All 30 of us were invited up to the Radio Academy’s ARIAS (Audio & Radio Industry Awards) in Leeds on the 19th October to receive our awards. I’ve also been fortunate to win some other awards in my career so far.
In November 2016 I produced my first BBC programme – Dominic Cooper’s Day Off– a one-off special for BBC Radio 2 on 1980s movie soundtracks presented by film and stage actor Dominic Cooper. In August 2019 I produced Quentin Tarantino’s Movie Mixtape – a documentary in which the acclaimed filmmaker took movie critic James King through the music he’s used in his films.
Before joining BBC Radio 2 I was a freelancer, working on a wide range of radio and social media projects. My clients included BBC Radio 6 Music, Somethin’ Else, BBC Radio London, Wise Buddah and more.
Alongside my work in radio I have a specialism in social media – creating fun images and gifs for platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
BBC Radio 2
The Chris Evans Breakfast Show (as full-time Assistant Producer)
BBC Radio 6 Music
Cerys On 6
Tom Ravenscroft live from Latitude 2015
Now Playing @6Music (BBC Radio 6 Music)
Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio 6 Music)
Freak Zone & Freakier Zone (BBC Radio 6 Music)
Rock Show (BBC Radio 1)
The Surgery (BBC Radio 1)
Seani B (BBC Radio 1Xtra)
Kan D Man & DJ Limelight (BBC Asian Network)
Yasser (BBC Asian Network)
Economist Audio Edition
BRIT Awards 2015
Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC Radio 6 Music
Panjabi Hit Squad (BBC Asian Network)
BBC Radio London
Various programmes inc. BBC Introducing In London, Breakfast etc
Various outside broadcasts
Ummah Sonic (http://ummahsonic.com/)