Matt Williams (radio presenter)

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Matt Williams
Born 1971
Southport, Lancashire, England
Occupation Radio presenter

Matthew "Matt" Williams (born 1971) [1] is a sports presenter and reporter on BBC Radio 2.

Background[edit]

Born in Southport, Lancashire, Williams grew up in Formby near Liverpool and was educated at Holy Family High School in Thornton before studying French and Spanish at Bradford University.

He started at BBC Radio Cumbria working as a reporter and in 1991 joined BBC Radio 1 on the Newsbeat programme. Starting with 5 Live sport in 2001 he has worked on the 5 Live Breakfast programme from 2003 to 2008, before moving to 5 Live's Drive programme.[2] He then moved to Radio 2 to become the sports presenter on the Simon Mayo Drivetime programme, and was a member of the team which won the Sony Radio Academy Awards for Best Music Programme in 2011.[1][3]

In addition to sports presenting, Williams participates in the Confessions feature and in the Quiz. He also styles himself as Dr. Mosh[4] promoting loud rock, hardcore punk and metal music on Radio 2 with songs from artists such as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Guns n' Roses and Uriah Heep.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Simon Mayo And The Drivetime Team". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Full time for Matt". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Winners 2011 > Best Music Programme". www.radioacademyawards.org. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "DR MOSH PRODUCTIONS LTD". www.cdrex.com. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Radio 2". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 

External links[edit]

Matt Williams on Twitter