Ben R. Atkinson

Writer, Musician & Presenter

Radio

Below is an overview of Ben’s work in radio, including his long-running programme, Ben’s Country Music Show, various podcasts, and radio drama/documentary. Click the ‘Read More’ link under each topic, to find out more.

Logo for Ben's Country Music Show.

Ben’s Country Music Show

Ben has presented his syndicated radio programme Ben’s Country Music Show, for the past fourteen years. The show is recorded in the UK and broadcast on stations around the world. It features two hours of the best in country, roots, Americana, and bluegrass.

Image introducing The Music That Made, a new podcast hosted by Ben Atkinson.

The Music That Made

In 2020, Ben launched a new podcast, The Music That Made… In each episode, Ben dives into the career of a specific artist, telling their story through the music they produced and the artists that influenced them.

A still image from the interactive radio drama, Charlie and the Moon. Charlie is shown standing in the kitchen, lost in thought.

Charlie and the Moon

Charlie and the Moon is an interactive radio drama, designed to encourage children to listen to and enjoy radio drama in a new way. Released in 2013, it was one of the first interactive radio dramas to take illustrations, place them alongside audio and let listeners have a choice in how the story develops.

An old fashioned radio sitting on a shelf.

Other Radio Work

Over the years Ben has worked in a wide range of different radio formats, from community and student radio, to talk radio, drama, and documentary. Ben trained at the Lincoln School of Film and Media and with the BBC Production Talent Pool from 2010 – 2014.