Category: Radio

  • #AddYourVoice – Black History Month

    #AddYourVoice – Black History Month

    Back in September, we wanted to come up with something for Black History Month for Premier Gospel. The Gospel Team came up with the idea of having some people giving their opinions on topics, which affect their own communities.

    So guests were asked to give their opinions but what was lacking was the option of giving listeners a way to interact. So I came up with the idea of using #AddYourVoice. This meant that this series would have a longer shelf life than just Black History Month and the series could also be rolled over to incorporate other questions and topics.

    I came with the idea of using regular voices (people from around the office) to intro and outro the video pieces and not over processing these to make them some more human and relatable.These were also used as radio promos on Premier Gospel to direct listeners to the website. I also came up with the bed for when each subject is speaking in the videos. I wanted something that would keep the momentum but I knew it would also be low in the video mix, as to not interrupt or detract from what each was saying.

    Here’s two of the videos:

  • ‘Reputations’ in the Press

    ‘Reputations’ in the Press

    At work in Premier, I’ve been working on a couple of radio series, the second of which is Reputations. The show, as with Holy Places, is presented by Roger Bolton and features six episodes.It was produced by Caroline Donne who is also a producer on BBC 4’s Woman’s Hour.

    Reputations looks at the lives and legacies of well known Christian figures and examines the impact they’ve had on Christianity today.

    My role in these, it started off that I was to be Production Co-ordinator on the series. Three of the programmes were recorded in external studios due to studio clash times, it turned out though that I recorded the remaining three and edited the entire series.

    To be honest, it was a lot of work, but I’m really happy with how the final programmes sound. The first show was broadcast last week and looked at the live of St Paul. You can listen here.

    The second show, looking at the life of Martin Luther, is due to be broadcast tonight at ten on Premier Christian Radio tonight at ten.

    So it was absolutely lovely to discover that Reputations has been mentioned twice over the past week in the Press. It got a lovely mention in The Sunday Times on May 25th but I was delighted to see that Reputations also featured in The Radio Times this week as ‘Monday’s Choice’ Eekk! The radio choice for today! Awesome! Well chuffed!


  • Video: The Money Minute with Muyiwa

    Video: The Money Minute with Muyiwa

    In work, during the month of March, we focused editorially on money, savings, that kind of thing, seeing as the budget happened. The Money Minute with Muyiwa was a series of five videos which were released on and the audio broadcast on Premier Gospel over the course of a working week. I scripted the series and you can even hear me say ‘Tip One’ through ‘five’ . Now I can add as heard on Premier Gospel to the CV. 🙂 The videos were shot and edited by Phil Maltz.

  • Video: Adam Wedd – River

    Video: Adam Wedd – River


    In my last post, I mentioned at work we were recording musical performances for an online Advent Calendar. I was responsible for recording the audio and making sure we had something good going on! It’s a while since I recorded any live music so it was a great catch up. Some choirs, I used my little mixing desk to live mix down to two channels, which was a challenge as I was literally sitting in front of the performance and also picking up the ambient vibes.

    With Adam Wedd, I used my reliable Rode NT1-A vocal mic and then a Rode NTG2 shotgun to pick up his guitar. I had tried using other mics but there was too much spill for my liking. The simple two channel set up gave me enough control afterwards to mix the two together nicely.

    The audio was then broadcast on Premier Gospel’s Unsigned Christmas Special presented by Loretta Andrews.