Ben Cooper is Controller of BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra. After a brief stint at Capital FM as an executive producer, Cooper returned to the BBC where he became Head of Mainstream, then later Head of Programmes between 2006 and 2009, where he brought Vernon Kay to the network. He was appointed the station’s Deputy Controller in 2009 and oversaw a major restructuring of programming, which included introducing Fearne Cotton and Greg James as weekday presenters. He became Controller in October 2011. Also check out the other video on this page where Ben reveals what he looks for when hiring presenters. Click here for career opportunities.
Trevor Nelson is a radio presenter at BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra. Follow Trevor on Twitter
Ben Cooper shares a little more of his advice on making it as a Radio Presenter