Hey, I'm Oliver Needham!
A digital producer by day and a radio nerd whenever it calls.
I've gone from starting out in community radio at the age of 12, via a student radio and on to an industry leader within the radio sector.
Over the years I've built up my skills in radio, website design, video and photography, with some of my favourite pieces of work being done on a volunteer basis, or just for fun.
Starting my radio career at Tulip Radio in Spalding, South Lincolnshire at the age of 12, I moved on to Stoke-on-Trent to work at community radio station Cross Rhythms City Radio and student radio station One Media Radio.
In Stoke, I presented weekly shows at both stations. In my second year I became the Technical Manager of both the student radio station and the university's annual RSL, Cre8 Radio. We covered weekly sports coverage, several live OBs which included gameshows, Students' Union election coverage, charity events, the annual Tour Series cycle race through Hanley City Centre and the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay through the area.
In Summer 2013 & 2017, I was the Station Manager of Poacher FM at Lincolnshire's Poacher International Scout & Guide Camp. This involved organising the Ofcom licences for broadcast, managing a volunteer team of broadcasters and working with the on-site management to ensure the content was suitable for the attendees.
For several years, I've worked on One Sound FM at Lincoln's One Event. Over the years I've presented different shows, created the imaging for the station and managed the on-air team for the 2015 & 2016 broadcasts whilst I was Station Manager.
I've enjoyed doing logo animations for events, timelapses, live studio vision mixing, lower thirds and other opening titles.
As part of the KingsStock Music Festival, I've produced several videos to promote the summer annual event alongside other promotional material.
My tools of choice are Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects, however I have experience using Avid and Final Cut Pro.
Brit and Grits Podcast
In September 2018, my wife and I started a podcast, inspired by the similar yet different cultures of our home countries.
We look at what we love about the UK and USA through exploring our own experiences, and maybe discovering something new.
I've volunteered my time and skills for several organisations and have collated that, along with some other projects under the name Applicake.
Here I detail the tools of projects and give more examples of the end results. I also use this name when advertising my support for event.
For 2014, I decided to try a 'photo a day' blog. This honed in some of my photography skills over the course of a year.
The point of it was to document each day; be it something interesting that happened, something I saw on my commute or an item laying around my room.
Since then I've taken photos during events and holidays. The best of these photos are now available to download and use for free from the photography community site Unsplash.
Background: Field of Lights @ Saint Andrew Square, Edinburgh