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 currently work as Group Production Director at Celador Radio, working on production for Sam FM, Fire Radio, and across The Breeze network. 

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

I’ve previously worked as Head of Station Sound for Capital 95.8 London, and Head of Production for the original Capital FM Network.

From 2010 to 2012, I worked in 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 – 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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AUDIO

2018 IMAGING HIGHLIGHTS REEL

20 YEARS OF IMAGING IN 2 MINUTES

CHR – FIRE RADIO OCTOBER 2019

ROCK/80s – SAM fm Breakfast January 2018

CLASSIC ROCK – BENZTOWN AVALANCHE CLASSIC ROCK IMAGING LIBRARY

ARCHIVE – 90 SEC IMAGING MONTAGE 2010

AWARDS

Over the past 20 years during my time working for both Capital Radio Group, GCap Media, Puretonic Media the BBC, and Celador Radio, I’m proud to have worked with some amazingly talented people in my teams – and we’ve gathered a load of awards and nominations.

RADIO ACADEMY ARIAS 2018 – Best Station Sound – FINALIST

AUDIO PRODUCTION AWARDS 2018 – Best Station Sound Producer – SILVER

AUDIO PRODUCTION AWARDS 2017 – Best Station Sound Producer – FINALIST

2013 SONY RADIO AWARDS – Silver – Best Station Imaging – 106 JACK fm (South Coast)

What the Judges Said

“106 JACK fm imaging is distinctive, innovative and engaging. The station exudes fun and shows a playful sense of humour that is embedded in everything it does. Localness is incorporated to further connect with listeners, which all adds to an imaging package that reflects the spirit of the brand delivered in an original and witty way.”

2010: SONY RADIO AWARDS – Bronze – BBC Radio 3 Composers of The Year

2009: Radio Academy Promotion and Marketing Awards:

Best National Station Or Marketing Campaign BBC Radio 3 Purcell: Composer of the Year

2008: Team Nomination in the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards 2008

2008: FINALIST – New York Radio Festival – “Capital 95.8 Station Promos”

2008: SONY RADIO AWARDS – Gold – Lights Out London Project

2007: Team nomination in the European Radio Awards

2007: Radio and production Awards – Co Writer – Major market promo – “Bam Bam – In Show Promo”

2006: SONY RADIO AWARDS – Team Nominee – Live 8

2005: FINALIST. New York Radio Festival. “The New 96.4 BRMB’s Summer of 100,000 Pounds Promo Campaign”

2005: FINALIST. Radio and Production Awards. The Red Dragon FM Fugitive

2004: FINALIST. Radio and Production Awards. The New 96.4 BRMB’s Summer of 100,000 Pounds Launch Sequence.

2004: FINALIST. Radio and Production Awards. Thorpe Park Fright Nights

2004: TEAM BRONZE MEDAL. New York Radio Festival. Out of Break Idents – Londons 95.8 Capital FM

2003: TEAM SILVER MEDAL. New York Radio Festival. 95.8 Capital FM Ids 2002

2003: FINALIST. Radio and Production Awards. Large Market: 95.8 Capital FM Thorpe Park Fright Nites

2003: BRONZE MEDAL. New York Radio Festival.Steve Penk Show – Promo Campaign

2002: GOLD MEDAL. New York Radio Festival. Red Dragon FM Artist Ids

2000: WINNER – NTL Station of the Year – Red Dragon FM

Contact Me

(+44) 7595 299511

jamesstodd01 (at) gmail dot com

james (at) jamesstodd dot com