This is the official supporting blog that accompanies the book
Walking on Air, How to be a Radio Presenter.
We are a collection of industry contributors with a desire to make it easier for radio presenters or those wishing to move forward to do better in their careers.
During the assembling of our industry approved book we interviewed more than a hundred of the highest profile radio managers, editors, and presenters.
We asked them challenging questions like: How does a presenter get to Radio 1? What does it take to get a job at Heart? How much do presenters really earn? And how can someone in student radio get on a big city mainstream station.
We asked almost every question we thought was relevant to presenters today and collated our research into a bite sized How To book that can be read in a matter of hours.
We hope to see you on this site from time to time as we’ve got a thing or two to say about Radio.
Radio Presenter Team
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We have worked hard to gauge the interest on both the content of our book and also this blog. We are pleased to be able to present to you some of our most prized testimonials from industry people.
Our published foreword is written by John Myers. Here are some highlights about him to give you an indication on his level of industry know how.
John Myers is a British radio executive, consultant and presenter. He is the Chairman of the Sony Radio Academy Awards, Executive Chairman and owner of Myers Media and the former Chair of The Arqiva Commercial radio awards.
Myers developed the Century Radio brand for Border Radio Holdings in the early 1990s, launching two more stations later in the decade. He presented programmes under the pseudonym “John Morgan”. He then became Chief Executive of GMG Radio, developing the Real Radio, Smooth Radio and Rock Radio brands and overseeing GMG Radio’s acquisition of the Century network from GCap Media. He served as Chief Executive of The Radio Academy from April 2011 until June 2012.
In 2009, he was asked by the Labour Government to produce a report on the future of local radio in the UK (“The Myers Report”) which was published by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport in April 2009. A number of his recommendations were taken up by the Digital Economy Act 2010, leading to, amongst others, mergers within the Heart and Smooth Radio networks. Myers reviewed efficiencies at four BBC radio stations during the first quarter of 2011 and, in late 2011, began reviewing BBC Local Radio stations in response to the Delivering Quality First cuts.
He is currently chairman of TeamRock, a new worldwide content and distribution business based in London and Glasgow and has written the book Team – Its only Radio.