About Me

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 2017their “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.

Before working in radio in London I went to the University of Leeds and joined Leeds Student Radio – a brilliant student station that I was lucky to manage for a year after graduating.

If you’d ever like to get in touch then please do. You can find me on Twitter @MattTasker7 or on email matt@matttasker.co.uk

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Radio Work

BBC Radio 2

The Chris Evans Breakfast Show (as full-time Assistant Producer)

BBC Radio 6 Music

Shaun Keaveny

Liz Kershaw

Cerys On 6

Tom Robinson

Gideon Coe

Tom Ravenscroft live from Latitude 2015

Somethin Else

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

Wise Buddah

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/)