hey, i'm chris birks.
I’m a radio broadcaster, journalist, producer, and coach with 15+ years of experience.
I've worked for some of the UK's biggest brands both on and off the air, led the relaunch of a four-station network as the country's youngest programme controller, and have enjoyed success overseas too - launching the UAE's first children's radio station and being the most listened to broadcaster in the Sultanate of Oman.
Right now, I'm a reporter, newsreader, and producer at BBC Radio Derby, host of 'Weekend Worship' on Konnect Radio, producing podcasts and other exciting audio content, and coaching some of the industry's most exciting future talent.
Take a look through my work, have a listen to what I do, and feel free to get in touch.
In January, I was asked to host a special episode of The Radio Today Programme - the UK industry's go-to podcast.
My former boss Dick Stone chats about his journey from presenter to programmer, what he looks for when hiring, and new beginnings at Jack Radio Group.
Great people manager
Chris is a great people manager and really helps to develop his employees as individuals so that they can work towards achieving their own personal goals.
Editor & Broadcaster
Talented and creative
He is the most talented, creative, young programmer I've ever worked with. He has given me more self-belief in just 18 months than anyone else I've worked for, combined.
Broadcaster & Producer
Determination and skill
Chris has the determination and skill to go places. He listens, takes things on board and does things differently as a result of feedback and coaching. He's a good guy.
Group Programme Director
i'm on the radio.
the world's most uplifting and inspiring worship music and conversation.
sunday evening from 8pm on konnect kadio.