Jonathan Fido Broadcaster

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Career History
Feb ’10 – Present Various (inc BBC / UKRD / Global)
                           Freelance Presenter / Broadcaster etc...
During this period I have provided freelance show cover for stations including Spire FM and Heart in Somerset. I have also provided show cover and consultancy services for Wessex FM, focusing mainly on the stations promotional activity.
Since early 2011, I have covered a number of on air and off air shifts at BBC Wiltshire. These include presenting the Lunchtime Show, Saturday Mid Morning and the weekly 3-6 Summer Saturday show. I have also worked as a producer, reporter and a sports reporter.
During my time as a freelancer, I have also worked with events company Radiquip productions.

Oct ’01 – Jan ‘10  107.5 3TR FM
                           Programme Controller / Breakfast Presenter
I joined 3TR FM a month before launch as Breakfast Show presenter.

Following the very successful early stages of the station I became the Head of Music, which was followed by Deputy Programme Controller and then in October 2003 I was appointed Brand Manager (now titled Programme Controller).

During my time as Programme Controller, the station has seen some of the highest average hours in the country, hitting 14.5 two quarters in a row during 2008. 2009 saw a station record of 27% reach for two quarters in a row.
I have worked successfully with the sales team on a large number of promotions, including many original ideas. I have extensive knowledge of Enco, Selector (including simulcasting) and Octagon, which I have used in marketing the station and improving specific dayparts. See the figures compilments of media uk by clicking here (note the reduction in TSA size from March 2007 which effected the total hours).
 

Since November 2008, I have also been responsible for scheduling the music on two other group stations, whilst developing the music core and compiling the playlist through a small committee.
In June 2009, the title of “Group Programming Facilitator” was added, working closely on projects with the Group Programming Director.

As well as my management duties, I presented the local and commercial market leading weekday Breakfast Show.

Nov '99 – Oct ‘01  WFM, CAT FM, Bristol's 107.3 The Eagle (all now Star), Bath FM & Falcon
                           Freelance Presenter
I joined Bath FM as a Weekend Presenter from launch and provided them with swing cover on a regular basis.

I have also provided swing cover for WFM, CAT FM and FM 107 The Falcon.

I joined
Bristol's 107.3 The Eagle late in 1999 as the main swing cover.  Prior to its re-launch I presented various shows including Breakfast.

Nov '97 - Nov '99  
Lantern FM in North Devon (Now Heart)
                          Afternoon-Drive Presenter
I joined Lantern FM at the start of the station’s rejuvenation. At this time it was only reaching 26% of the population. We increased it steadily to figures of 38% by 1999. This was firstly as Morning Show presenter and later on Drivetime.

The programmes I presented were a mixture of fun and entertainment and included various live outside broadcasts, such as producing and presenting from the Chelsea Flower Show two years in a row.

Sep '93 - Oct '97  
BBC Local Radio (Wiltshire & Solent)
                         
Broadcast Assistant
I joined BBC Wiltshire Sound in Swindon, first as a Trainee and then as a qualified Broadcast Assistant.  After a two year training course, I progressed onto the Afternoon Show as a full time Broadcast Assistant.

Duties included researching programmes, presenting live outside broadcasts, co-presenting parts of the programme and assisting the news and sports teams when required.
 In 1997 I worked for a time at BBC Radio Solent as a Broadcast Assistant.

Work related training

BBC Local Radio Core Skills 1 & 2.
The Local Radio Company’s “Apex” Management Development Programme: -
Module 1 – Meetings
Module 2 – The Role of the Manager
Module 3 – Recruitment and Selection
Module 4 – Time Management and Personal Effectiveness
Boyes Turner’s “Equality and Diversity” training.


My Services

  • Radio Presenting
  • Radio Production
  • Programming Support
  • Voice-over work
  • Compere
  • Consultancy and Analysis
  • Corporate work
  • Much Much More

Trivia

  • I presented the first show on 3tr FM
  • I presented the last Heart Drivetime from Taunton
  • I have reported live for BBC Radio 3
  • I was a director in the original licence bid for Brunel FM
  • I was at the launch of Bath FM & presented the first sports show
  • I was once on page 3 with Caprice (Western Daily Press, not the Sun)