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Phil Mercer
2005 - 2011
 
 


 
 
My Working Life - Part 1

Phil Mercer

Philip John Mercer

36 years old.
Full UK Drivers License
Height:  189cm / 6'2"

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The Media has been at the heart of my career, radio being the major player.
Ultimately I would like to be among the best and most recognised in the radio industry.
I am a hard working team player, who enjoys being challenged while both at work and play. 
I strive to be successful in all that I do, while acknowledging that use of my skills and those available around me play an important part in every achievement.


BBC Local Radio
Presenter
BBC Radio Oxford
http://www.bbc.co.uk/oxford
April 2004 onwards

From September 2010 onwards
Presenting the weekday Drivetime show for BBC Radio Oxford. This programme is mainly news based, covering the breaking stories for the day with a pacey indepth analysis. Interviews with politicians and news makers and talking to the people affected by the issues of the day.

You can listen to the programme online: BBC Oxford

From May 2006 till September 2010
Presenting and Producing the market leading Saturday Breakfast show and also Sunday breakfast. Lots of fun with competitions and a light hearted look at the world, plus all the news of events and films for the weekend.

Regularly covering various shows, including Drivetime and Afternoons.

Occasionally presenting TV news items for BBC Oxford News.

From July 2004 to May 2006
Presenting the stations flag ship breakfast show during 2004 and then as the stand in for Anne Diamond.
The programme is all speech and news based, covering both local and national stories with full use of the BBC's resources. Bringing an entertaining, informative and relevant start for the county.

Presenting the weekday early breakfast programme with music and entertainment, paper and news reviews and all that is needed to get out the door in the morning.

From April to July 2004
Presenting and producing the weekday afternoon show. Creating new content ideas and competitions on the consumer and high listener content programme.

  • Interviewing guests
  • Research and production of programmes
  • Use of Radioman and ENPS
  • Use of standard BBC Mark 3 desk
  • Outside broadcasts from local events
 

Freelance Presenter
BBC Essex
http://www.bbc.co.uk/essex
January 2002 to Early 2004

Presenting various shows for this popular local radio station. These include the Early Breakfast Show, Afternoon Show and Saturday afternoon show. Skills required included:

  • Interviewing guests
  • Research and production of programmes
  • Use of Radioman and ENPS
  • Use of standard BBC Mark 3 desk
  • Outside broadcasts from local events using the OB Unit
 

Online Journalist
BBC Essex
http://www.bbc.co.uk/essex
January 2002 -
August 2002

Writing content for the Essex area of the Where I Live section of BBCi - the UK's largest website.

  • Writing news copy.
  • Use of Dreamweaver and Photoshop
  • Use of ENPS
 

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