Radio and audio consultant, innovator, designer and inspirational speaker.
I am a consultant with over 35 years’ experience in radio. I can help you innovate new services, optimise your facilities, systems and workflows and I also deliver inspirational talks and lectures. My career began with valve mixing desks and progressed through early SSL consoles and Studer A800 analogue tape machines at the BBC Maida Vale studios to early file based production in the Radiophonic Workshop.
More recently, I have designed radio drama studios, created exciting new online experiences, managed the delivery of outside broadcast vehicles, playout systems and broadcast infrastructure. I invented the BBC Radio 3 “HD Sound” streaming service and have taken radio beyond stereo, leading delivery of all the BBC Proms Concerts in 2014 in surround sound without increasing production costs.
I am a member of the Institute of Professional Sound and the Audio Engineering Society and speak at international conferences. If you need advice with studio design, workflow optimisation in your radio station or an inspirational speaker at your event, I can probably help.
Listening Project Booth
I was invited to the launch of the BBC “Listening Project Booth” at BBC Broadcasting House. The design was selected through a competition in partnership with RIBA and my role was to advise the judges on the likely acoustic performance of the entries, and advise the winner during construction. Senior Studio Manager Bob Nettles said “It sounds great” after its first broadcast, and he kindly supplied the photo.
I was honoured to receive the BBC Radio “Gold Award” at the annual Radio Awards Ceremony on 11th May 2015. The winner is selected by the managing director and station controllers of BBC radio.