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Andrew is now in his 19th year with the BBC and continues to organise monthly recording sessions, hosts stages at a variety of music festivals, and has given live sessions to in excess of 1,000 bands.

Andrew began working for BBC Hereford & Worcester in 1999, following a work experience placement. He’d also worked for four years as volunteer presenter, publicity officer and vice-chairman at Hereford Hospital Radio. Initially his job at the BBC was putting guests on-air, whether this would be for his home station or for the likes of BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live, Newsbeat and the BBC World Service. During a visit to the Worcester studios, Andrew was asked if he'd like to be trained as a broadcast assistant – and three weeks later was looking after the general day-to-day running of the Hereford office.

 

Later work included live and pre-recorded interviews, the reading of market reports, the writing of news bulletins and ultimately two years as the main Hereford radiocar reporter at breakfast

 

He began working for the BBC in Worcester in 2000, initially clipping news interviews on reel-to-reel and cart, but went on to become the first person on station to use a digital editing system. He also helped redevelop the station's What's On Guide, before covering a variety of roles including the production of religious content, weekend news bulletins and creating highlights for sport.

 

In 2001, Andrew started working at BBC Radio Gloucestershire on the breakfast show. He went on to re-record the entire station's jingle package and become an active reporter, as well as presenting travel news in the evenings.

Four years later, Andrew was asked to present a new music programme for BBC Hereford & Worcester. At this time Andrew was also presenting six days a week – including regular cover work on the afternoon show, evenings, Saturday afternoons and throughout the bank holiday schedules. Andrew was also on-air during the 2007 summer floods and found himself presenting a news programme from 7pm until midnight receiving top praise from Mark Thompson, director-general of the BBC at the time, who said: “The feedback you’ve received from your audience has offered ample testimony of just how essential that service has been to so many people’s lives. We could never hope to keep them informed and connected were it not for the kind of efforts you've made, and the professionalism and creativity that you've demonstrated”. This resulted in the station receiving gold in the Sony Radio Academy Awards.

 

In 2006, Andrew began working for BBC Online, producing news articles, image galleries and local features. He helped reshape the systems that enabled local teams to publish photo galleries and his photos of The Big Chill and the Worcester Warriors would regularly attract more than 15,000 unique users per day – but his biggest achievements were during the 2007 summer floods where many of his images attracted a record audience of 6 million hits in a week. Andrew was also commissioned to create the ‘Music Map’ feature, exploring Herefordshire & Worcestershire's connection with iconic gigs and musicians.

Success Stories

Andrew Marston with Huw Stephens - BBC Radio 1 (Monday)
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Andrew Marston with Tom Robinson - BBC 6 Music
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Andrew Marston with Huw Stephens - BBC Radio 1 (Tuesday)
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Scott Mills - BBC Radio 1
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Andrew Marston with Huw Stephens - BBC Radio 1 (Wednesday)
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BBC Radio 2 - Jo Whiley
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