"Connor has that really engaging manner that makes you want to listen. He has a very polished show which is not too over done. " - Community Radio Awards
South Wales born, Connor moved to Spain at a young age and spent most his early years out there before returning to Wales. He leads a varied life and listened to radio while out in Spain where he garnered his interest and craft.
During his early teens he jumped on board with IFCS mock-up station of which his mother suggested through her work. Connor recorded several shows and saved them on a CD. With this experience, years of radio interest and knowledge as well as a stint as an aspiring DJ he visited Radio Cardiff 98.7FM initially to observe the equipment before being called to return and record news bulletins, before long Connor was producing scripts and presenting both live and pre-recorded bulletins across the station at the age of 16. His longing passion of presenting continued and shadowed the Saturday soul show and later film review show before becoming a producer for both audio and content and later co-host. With this experience accumulated and apart of the schedule reshuffle Connor began producing and presenting his own show – Youth Beats on Saturday afternoons. He covered the news and events aimed at the youth of Cardiff. This garnered him success on the airwaves, leading to a repeated slot in the early hours of Sunday and becoming a regular cover presenter for highly prestigious slots such as drive time. During his time on the show Connor attended a local school apart of the judging panel while representing Radio Cardiff and later was chosen to be the host of the Junior Star Singer competition and its radio tour (he is host the competition again in the summer of 2018). As of June 2018, Connor became the Wednesday Breakfast show host (7-9am) as well as continuing his Saturday breakfast show (7-8am) (repeated 5-6am Sunday).
More recently, he has become the host of Saturday breakfast titled Wake Up to the Weekend, which is a much more personalised show about entertainment humour and nothing but all the latest music. His successful show received feedback such as “strong presenting style and knows his audience”, “talked about music with great warmth”. and “Showed great potential to be a great broadcaster” - Community Radio Awards. This led him to receive a part-time job in conjunction with his other commitments as a promotional and events member attending events such as the Cardiff 10k, JP Cooper & Calum Scott Up Close and Personal for Nation Broadcasting (BridgeFM, Nation Radio etc.) which he attained after his work experience placement where he also produced graphics for events such as Coldplay and Justin Bieber in the Principality stadium. Connor has a comprehensive knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator and has produced graphics for YouTubers and artists of he is associated with as a promoter.
Luckily, he was chosen for work experience in BBC Radio 1 where he was involved in aiding the Greg James, Clara Amfo and Scott Mills show shadowing the presenters while on air and examining the producers while they manage multiple activities as well as producing features and audio montages etc. This led him on to be chosen as a BBC Radio 1 Broadcast Assistant at the BBC Music Biggest Weekend Swansea and was hands-on and involved with tasks all across the site and managed the Other Stage and prepared DJ sets for Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart and more...He conducted interviews with the world’s biggest pop stars and over saw the live broadcast on site. In preparation for the Biggest Weekend he was involved with BBC Radio Wales/Cymru for their Horizons event and will continue to support them in the future. He also become involved within a new radio show and role within BHR Hospital Radio as a Monday afternoon presenter for an extended duration of three hours of which he quickly attained with less than a month’s training period at the station. He helped with production and hardware and software set up of the second studio.
Connor was selected as to be the 2018/2019 production apprentice for BBC Radio Wales at the tender age of 18 and will spend a year honing his production skills at the UK's national media service and gaining world class skills and experiences.
Connor is still very passionate and getting involved with radio as much as possible and is looking in to the possibilities to get involved with DJ’ing once more as well as achieving more success and reputation as a presenter.