I'm Ben Atkinson and I'm a creative media graduate (BA Hons Media Production, University of Lincoln) working out of the East Midlands area of the UK. You'll regularly find me desiging websites and producing audio and video content through my business Tall Lime.
Since 2008 I've been presenting on local radio, launching my own Country Music programme which is networked on five stations around the UK, and cofounding the student station Brayford Radio.
I'm passionate about the role of radio in the digital revolution and have created a number of interactive radio dramas, documentaries and apps on subjects as varied as history, tourism and stories for children. From September 2014, I will be returning to the University of LIncoln to sudy for an MA in Digital Media and continue my research in this area, and in my passion for American and Canadian studies.
Ben's Country Music Show
Since 2008, I've been presenting my own Country Muisc programme on local radio which is currently networked across five stations in the UK.
Charlie and the Moon
In 2013, I co-produced an interactive web app with the aim of introducting children back into radio drama with a set of traditional radio drama scenes that children could explore to create their own story.
The Country Muse UK
The UK's first digital Country Music magazine for launched online in early 2014 and an app for the iPad and iPhone is soon to follow.
Since June 2014, I have been self-employed at my own web design business working with a range of local and national clients.
Ben is a strong all-rounder, from video and audio production, social media engagement, to creative writing and design. He is technically skilled using AV recording equipment, and editing software on both Mac and PC. During his time working for me, he produced numerous promotional materials, including poster and flyer designs, magazine and publications, animated videos and short films.
Ross Ironfield - Marketing Manager, University of Lincoln Students' Union.
It's been a pleasure working with Ben, who is always well informed and up to date in his specialist area. As a co-worker Ben is helpful and willing to lend a hand when required, as a presenter he is technical proficient with attention to detail and he has a warm, responsive relationship with his many listeners.
Mitch de Faria - Broadcaster, blogger and creative industries mentor.
Ben was utterly dedicated to his role as brand director. He did work far beyond his role dictated and showed incredible passion for the work he did. His website design skills and back-end technical knowledge proved invaluable. A true professional.
Michael Passingham - Station Manager, Brayford Radio.