Will Chalk is part of the Newsbeat team at the BBC, producing news and features for Radio 1.
His journey started on student radio and then local commercial radio – via a summer in Ibiza with the boy band Blue (no, really).
Hear Will’s thoughts on the recent consolidation of local radio stations, and his top tips if you’re looking to get a foot in the Radio 1 door.
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