Monthly Archives: June 2019

17 May 2019 Folk on Foot

Silver at the British Podcast Awards

Folk on Foot, Matthew Bannister’s podcast created by Wire Free Productions, won Silver in the Arts and Culture category at the British Podcast Awards 2019. Full details here.

7th May 2019 

Matthew Moves On

Matthew Bannister is stepping down from his chairmanship of the independent radio production company Wire Free Productions after nearly 7 years in the post. He is handing over to co-founder Husain Husaini. Matthew said, “I am very proud of all we have achieved at Wire Free: our award winning coverage of a heart transplant on 5Live, producing hundreds of entertaining and informative hours on BBC Local Radio with the Mark Forrest/Georgey Spanswick show, lighting up 5Live’s Sunday evenings with Peter Allen, Jane Garvey and now Caroline Barker and bringing cutting edge poetry to Radio 4 in our Power Lines series. I’ve loved every minute of working with all the creative people at Wire Free, but I now want to put all my efforts into making and promoting my own podcast Folk on Foot and, of course, my ongoing commitment to presenting Last Word on Radio 4. I wish Husain and Wire Free every success in the future. Husain said, “Teaming up with Matthew again to found Wire Free was everything I hoped it would be, stimulating, fun and productive. I wish him the very best with Folk on Foot and all his brilliant broadcasting.