Radio Facilities began hiring audio equipment back in 2006 and hasn’t looked back. We’re now one of the UK’s largest stockists of radio microphones and walkie talkies.
We connect spokespeople and direct voiceovers on a daily basis. Our first client through the doors was Catatonia’s Cerys Matthews, and the big names have continued ever since. Sir Richard Branson, Judith Chalmers, Bill Wyman, Miranda Hart, Nigel Havers, Sir Terry Wogan, Tony Robinson, Phil Spencer, Ralf Little, Christopher Timothy, Gloria Huniford and Jonny Wilkinson have all recorded with us. In addition, we have welcomed hundreds of voice artists and broadcasters recording thousands of hours of audio.
Previous clients include: Visa, Microsoft, Thomson Holidays, Barclaycard, BBC Television, Fortnum and Mason and Symantec.
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Andrew owns Radio Facilities. He works on a daily basis with professional voice artists. Projects have included everything from tv and radio commercials to corporate recordings and animation scripts. Andrew started out making cups of tea at BBC Newcastle in 1991. From there he moved on to become a newsreader and producer, working for Capital Gold, LBC and Talksport. While at Talksport, his duties included reading the football classifieds! He was Head of Production for both Capital Gold and the independent production company EMR, and he’s won one Sony Award, four New York Golds and one New York Grand Award.
Andrew calculates that he has spent over 30,000 hours of his life in a recording studio yet despite this, he somehow still maintains a decent tan!
Graham worked at Capital Radio as an engineer for Chris Tarrant for 2½ years, travelling the world with the award-winning Breakfast Show. His credentials include working with Jerry Springer, David Jensen, Alan “Fluff” Freeman, Jon Culshaw, Bradley Walsh, Chris Moyles, Tony Blackburn and thousands of voice artists over a twenty-year period. Graham was also Head of Music on Gold for six years. You’d think that would make him good at pop quizzes, wouldn’t you…!
He also has a varied history of sound engineering and equipment operation as well as having engineered live and recorded sessions for artists including Natalie Imbruglia, Michael McDonald and The Zombies, plus countless smaller bands. He regularly takes our equipment out to work with hire customers. If you see him at events in and around London stop by and say hello.
One of our customers describes Mark as being “like an Instagram filter” for her voice! He knows all about the industry, having worked with thousands of voice artists for the last fifteen years, as well as being one himself! As a producer he has an enviable talent list on his CV, including Paul McKenna, Emma Bunton, Jamie Theakston, Toby Anstis, Jenni Bond, James Martin and Gloria Hunniford. For thirteen years he was Head of Imaging and Production on the Heart Network, Gold & Classic FM. This means he was responsible for choosing and producing all of the voice artists on three of the country’s major radio stations.
He has worked with top TV and radio voice talent for the Heart Network, Channel 5, CNN, BBC One, ITV and Channel 4. Mark is a specialist in finding voice over work on the internet. He also has his own recording studio.