ABOUT ME

I’m an award-winning creative audio producer – specialising in all aspects of station promotion and imaging from creative script writing to full-blown production pieces.

20 Years in 2 Minutes

I’m the Senior Executive Producer, Imaging – Hits Radio Brand at Bauer Media – working on production and station sound for the Hits Radio, Greatest Hits Radio and Country Hits Radio Brands.

I’m also Imaging Director for the Avalanche Classic Rock library for Benztown Branding.

I’ve previously worked as as Head of Station Sound for Capital 95.8 London, and Head of Production for the original Capital FM Network, and as Group Production Director at Celador Radio, working on production for Sam FM, Fire radio and The Breeze Network.

From 2010 to 2012, I worked at BBC Creative marketing, creating radio promos for BBC TV shows – from Top Gear to Being Human, alongside pan-industry campaigns for Digital Radio.

From 2009-2010, I worked at Pure Tonic Media (now Reelworld Europe) – creating imaging and promotional campaigns for stations as diverse as Z100 and KIISFM Los Angeles and BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 3.

From 2005-2008, I was  Head of Station Sound at Capital 95.8 in London, managing all imaging and production on the UK’s biggest Hit Music station.  And before that, ran the Capital FM Network production department – working across stations such as 96.4 BRMB, Power FM and Beat 106.

Over the past 26 years, I’ve gained loads of experience of creative script writing – client or station focused. Clients have included British Airways, Kellogg’s, BMI, Rimmel London and Virgin Holidays.

I’m also a highly versatile studio manager – from multi-source Outside broadcasts to technical operation on live speech based shows. From Live 8 coverage and The Egg Big Money Experiment on the UK Commercial Radio network to BBC Local Radio breakfast shows.

Specialties:

Pro Tools – 20 years of operational experience

Award-winning audio imaging production

Complex Studio Management including multi-source OB work

Creative writing

Composition and Sound Design work

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TESTIMONIALS

James, is an incredible Imaging Director and Producer! We love working with him Benztown Branding for a myriad of reasons. His work is amongst the best and most creative in the industry and some how he’s still able to turn around his production load quickly.

Dave "Chachi" Denes – President at Benztown

James is a fantastic promotional producer. He has incredible attention to detail and produces brilliantly creative and compelling scripts for the output across the BBC networks. His creative ambition knows no bounds and he works flexibly across any genre of content he is asked to. To match his professional expertise he also works calmly when […]

Kirsty Mullan – Head of Commercial Marketing, BBC Studios

Every time I came up with, what I thought was a difficult production brief, James came up with the goods. He’s really creative… got a great ear… and knows how to put together some fantastic imaging. Plus, he was really good at all the ‘managing’ and ‘detail’ stuff too… a rare occurance for a producer!

Nik Goodman – Bounce

James has over 10 years of production experience under his belt – and is passionate about radio. Through hard work and determination, he created a production team at Capital that had a real passion for what they did. I’ve been dealing with James as a client since the launch of Johnny Vaughan’s Capital breakfast show, […]

Paul Plant – Wise Buddah Jingles and Music Imaging

Having held various positions of management of a ‘non-stop’ production department at world famous Capital Radio in London, James is a member of a rather enviable and exclusive club. After a number of years at one of the worlds biggest commercial radio brands, (which is challenging enough), it takes a real level of skill to […]

Rick Fox, Sonic Bullet – Creator of “Crack the Code”

James is an absolutely amazing producer! While given loads of work to do and a short lead time James always rose to the occasion and exceeded expectations every time. I had the pleasure of working with James on a weekly basis and was always impressed by his professionalism and passion for what he does. James […]

Tanya Juhasz – VP, International Business development at Premiere Networks