Chris Birks is a Programmer, Personality and Producer with a record of delivering audience growth through entertaining and engaging content. Experience of managing a small team with the ability to keep a clear overview of its work; managing complex projects on tiny budgets with the stamina to see things through; great research and organisational skills and a good sense of humour.
More Radio, Sussex, UK // February 2016 - July 2017
Programme Controller and Breakfast Personality (6am-10am)
Responsible for the programming department across Media Sound Holdings' Sussex stations as well as shaping the future strategy of the brand. I lead a team of presenters, producers and content curators to develop ambitious programming concepts and commercial opportunities.
Heart South Coast, Hampshire, UK // August 2015 - February 2016
Breakfast Show Producer
Leading and coaching the presentation team whilst contributing to and implementing Commercial Programming activity. Generating and producing content across multiple platforms - online, social media, video and radio.
Channel 4 FM, UAE // February 2011 - June 2014
Breakfast Show Personality (6am - 10am)
Hosted the UAE’s #1 English CHR breakfast show for expatriates. Delivering a creative, fun and inclusive show with an aggressive social media strategy. Previously, Music Director & Afternoon Drive Personality for the group’s Adult Hits station, Coast 103.2.
As a manager he’s supportive, encouraging, and positive. Chris is very hard working, dedicated and passionate about his profession. His attitude and creativity at work motivates the rest of the team. He’s trustworthy and loyal and an asset to any station.
- Talia French, News Editor & Presenter
Chris is a great people manager and really helps to develop his employees as individuals so that they can work towards achieving their own personal goals. He is also a pleasure to work with and is very motivated and driven in all he does.
- Hayley Hammond, Presenter & Producer
I can honestly say, having worked in radio for the last 14 years, he is the most talented, creative, young programmer I've ever worked with. He has given me more self-belief in just 18 short months than anyone else I've worked for, combined.
- Nick Osborne, Presenter
I hired Chris from after he impressed with his passion, willingness to learn and ability to respond to coaching. He listens, takes things on board and does things differently as a result of feedback and coaching. He's a good guy.
- Dick Stone, Group Programme Director