I’ve been invited to ‘become the face and voice’ of Upload for BBC Radio Oxford when it launches in January 2020. This new programme will replace my current BBC Oxford programmes which cover similar ground, rolling out the format of BBC Radio Bristol’s evening show across every regional BBC station.

Apparently commissioned by the Director General Tony Hall himself, it’s a privilege to be asked to launch such a high-profile programme for BBC Oxford.

Here’s the relevant excerpt from his speech:

Now I’m delighted that we’re rolling out BBC Upload. It’s going to do for speech what Introducing does for music. It’s already live in Bristol and will be rolled out across local radio in January – giving storytellers, poets, writers and new voices the chance to share their story and their hidden talent.

Tony Hall, Director General, BBC

The general idea is that Oxfordshire residents will provide the show’s content, uploading their creative work to bbc.co.uk/upload. It can be anything from writing to poetry to dramatic performances to music to reviews, sketches – really, just about anything creative that doesn’t fit into BBC Introducing’s remit!

I’m excited to see what the county comes up with, and look forward to putting my own spin on the show’s format.

Read the full statement from Director General Tony Hall.