About Me

My name’s Matt and I’m a radio producer with experience working on award-winning programmes based in London.

I am currently an Assistant Producer with BBC Audio, working for BBC Radio 6 Music, predominately on Steve Lamacq’s afternoon programme. I also make documentaries and one-off specials for BBC Radio 2, such as Quentin Tarantino’s Movie Mixtape (Aug 2019) – a documentary in which the acclaimed filmmaker took movie critic James King through the music he’s used in his films – and The Twelve Films Of Christmas (Dec 2020) – celebrating the top twelve Christmas films of all time as voted for by our listeners, also presented by movie critic James King.

Prior to this I had been working at BBC Radio 2 for over four years, including when the station won Best National Station at the 2020 Audio & Radio Industry Awards (ARIAs).

In January 2019 I launched two brand new shows on the network, presented by Sara Cox & Jo Whiley and my highlights included producing live outside broadcasts at Hay Festival and the Edinburgh Festivals. Before that I spent three years working on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 as an Assistant Producer, at the time 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.

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.

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