Thanks for finding this site. You can currently find me presenting weekday breakfast and Saturday daytime on Lincs FM to an audience of 292,000 listeners each week. I’ve also in the past presented shows across the schedule, from drive-time and evening shows as well as a networked chart show on a Sunday afternoon, heard across five radio stations.
I joined Lincs FM aged just 19 to take on the evening show, and was nominated the next year for Best New Presenter at the Radio Academy ARIAs. I was the only new, young commercial radio presenter to be nominated in the category but lost out on the night to some bloke called Freddie Flintoff(?).
Ever since I was a kid I’ve known I’ve always wanted to work in radio. Starting out on Bedroom FM, I spent hours painstakingly writing out my own music logs and was thrilled when I managed to double my audience in just one year*. After getting a good response to a podcast I created and shared around my school-friends, I chose to eschew unviersity and dive into radio straight out of school, wanting to gain on the job experience.
Through that time, I assisted the award-winning Sam and Amy on their breakfast show at Gem in the East Midlands for six months, I popped to One Golden Square numerous times and I started beavering away at my local radio station. My first proper paid role involved me dressing up in a bear costume at local events and, let me tell you, I never miss it.
A few months later I was presenting a daily afternoon show on Rutland Radio (now GHR Stamford & Rutland) and went on to cover breakfast not soon after. I then leapt further up the ladder and moved to Lincs FM to present shows there, beginning with the evening show before progressing to breakfast eighteen months later.
Although still in my early twenties, I’ve a great ability to speak across the generations and have a real appreciation for the minutiae of life, and this is clear in the kinds of shows I deliver. I’m a personality jock through and through; every link I do has me flowing through it, but I’m also able to successfully turn my hand to different formats. As well as breakfast, I’ve presented slicker Top 40-style radio in the past, retro shows and chilled late shows. In my head I’m always eager to provide “value for money” for the listener. I want them to go away from listening, be it for ten minutes or an hour, having heard something that connects with them.
As well as day to day presenting and familiarity with both Genesys and Myriad playout systems, I frequently schedule music logs, produce content and graphics for social media and the website and edit and create production and features in Audition. I also have a long list of musicians and pop stars I’ve interviewed, be it in person or down the line.
In my spare time you can probably find me watching an episode of Murder, She Wrote
P.S Interested in what I’m listening to music-wise? It’s all listed here.
*we got another cat
Quoted 292,000 listeners: RAJAR Q1 2020 combined Lincs FM, Compass FM & Rutland Radio weekly audience figures
Joseph Begley – radio, Joseph Begley radio presenter