A popular presenter on Erewash Sound has landed a job with the BBC.
Lewis Allsopp joined the Cotmanhay-based radio station as a sixteen-year-old rookie and worked his way through the academy. Now 20, he is the regular host of the Drive show in the afternoon.
Recently he won a gold award, along with colleague Paul Stacey, for their outside broadcast ‘Iron to Iron’ at the Community Radio Awards held in Bedford.
Speaking about his new role, Lewis said: “I am delighted to get such an opportunity so early in my career. I certainly would not have been able to secure this new role with the BBC without Erewash Sound and their training academy. The whole team have been so supportive to me and my career, and I couldn’t be more grateful.”
Lewis will move to London to begin work as a studio director for Radio 4 and the World Service at Broadcasting House. He has already produced documentaries for both networks.
Jeff Martin is the Academy lead and radio station manager. He said: “Lewis very much deserves this. He is a very talented young man and has a great future ahead of him. To see his journey from a 16-year old school pupil, through the Erewash Sound schedule over the last five years and now to the BBC in London is amazing and everyone at Erewash Sound is really proud of him.”
Jeff also hopes the story will inspire other young people to follow their dream and said that the Academy is very much available to help them along the way.
Anyone interested in pursuing a career in the media, simply learning media-related skills or just looking for a new challenge, can contact the Erewash Sound Academy via e-mail: [email protected].


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