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Dave Ryan


"I am the voice that makes you smile. "

Dave Ryan


Contact Member


  Name: Dave Ryan

My Location: Tyne & Wear


About me

The first quality I believe a presenter must possess is an attractive personality. Equally important is a clear voice and excellent presentation skills. I am fortunate to have both these qualities, with proven experience of creating and producing local radio shows with entertaining content on Castle FM in Edinburgh, K107 in Fife, and now on NE1FM in Newcastle and Gateshead. I’m the voice that makes you smile, and hopefully becomes your friend. I take a creative approach to engage and create a lasting connection with listeners.

With almost 20 years industry experience across a range of genres including music, live studio, film, current affairs, and sport based programmes, I have developed and enhanced not only my specific media industry experience, but also a valuable and transferable skill set in this fast-paced sector.

I am seeking the opportunity to progress my radio career further. Please listen to my short demo, which will showcase my abilities and qualities to you.


BBC Newcastle
(September 2016)
Broadcast Assistant

• Pitching story ideas
• Researching and sourcing guests
• Writing presenter cues and interview background using BBC's ENPS news management system
• Editing clips and producing packages using Radioman
• Interviewing
• Vox Pops
• News Reading
• Writing copy for news bulletins
• Answering phones during programme phone-ins and putting calls through to studio

Bauer Academy, Metro Radio, Newcastle Upon Tyne
(August 2016)
2-day radio production and presentation skills training course.

NE1FM, Newcastle Upon Tyne
(April 2016 - Present)
Radio Presenter and Producer
•Produce and present a weekly music show to a wide audience in Newcastle and Gateshead. I am primarily responsible for all creative aspects of the show. I present a number of features and play music from musicals, film, and hits from the 1960's to 1990's.
•Producer for the weekly sports show ‘The Sports Zone’ on Saturdays from 2 – 5pm.
•Editing software skills (Cool Edit Pro, Audacity, Myriad).

K107FM, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland(March 2014 – October 2015)
Radio Presenter and Producer
•Produced and presented a weekly 2-hour radio show in Kirkcaldy titled “Dave’s Music Café”. I was primarily responsible for all creative aspects of the show. I played music from musicals, movies, and from the 1960's to 1990's.
•Targeted at the 30+ age demographic.

Castle FM, Edinburgh, Scotland
(March 2010 – March 2013)
Radio Presenter and Producer
•Produced and presented a 3-hour prime-time radio show targeted at the Leith and LGBT communities in Edinburgh.
•Eclectic music programme with regular guests.
•Targeted at the 25-44 age demographic.
•Participated in Outside Broadcasts.

Emerald Radio, Dublin, Ireland
(April 2002 – May 2002)
Broadcast Assistant
•Deputy Head of Programming.
•Local news researcher and newsreader.
•Produced music documentaries.

RTE, Dublin, Ireland
(May 2000)
•Four week paid internship at Ireland's state broadcaster studios.
•Runner: Location and live studio experience.
•Research: current affairs, newspapers, archive.

Midland's Radio 3, Tullamore, Ireland
(June 1996 – August 1996)
Radio Assistant
•Research: current affairs, local newspapers archive, showbiz.
•Worked in a busy office: clerical work, answering phones.
•Participated in Outside Broadcasts and produced show inserts for the Sports show.