I was excited to launch new national brand Upload for BBC Radio Oxford on 27th January, producing and presenting two 1-hour shows every week on Monday & Wednesday evenings. I reviewed all the content submitted by listeners to bbc.co.uk/upload and chose at least 4 items to showcase on every episode, putting some of the best creatives & their work on the air across Oxfordshire.
My editors decided the show’s format would only feature clips and content from users, without any interviews or guest contributors/experts. So making the show involved reviewing & choosing content, adding production/mastering where required, linking together the content with playlisted music, offering insights and enthusiasm + encouragements to spread the word and upload creative content.
I was keen to add flair to the programme, so collaborated with several listeners to make more radio-friendly and engaging content, such as turning a filmed walk through the countryside into an audio movie trailer and sampling a singing workshop to create a Go! Team-style mini remix. These special touches were greatly appreciated by the listeners and helped distinguish the show from its other iterations around the country.
Ultimately I decided to leave Upload after 11th March so I could focus on cover work at BBC Oxford and other freelance projects, expanding my profile and moving my career forwards. I was glad to have given the new programme a strong launch at BBC Oxford. Conor McReynolds was my pick to take over the show.
Look back over my 14 Upload programmes via BBC Sounds: