Ricky Salmon is the Managing Director of BigFish Media Ltd, a
agency based in
Surrey, and a Freelance Newsreader for BBC Radio 2.
previously worked for BBC Radio Solent, TalkSPORT and BBC Radio Five.
voiceover clients include Nokia, Canon, Cosmos
Olympic Holidays, Party Gaming, Fiat, Dell, PC World, Eli Lilly, Honda,
Viacom, Reuters, KFC,
British Airways and Southern Water.
He has also recorded voice-overs for Challenge Jackpot TV, Euronews TV,
Channel TV, Classic
FM, Absolute Radio, 95.8 Capital FM, Real Radio, Wave 105 and many more.
Ricky Salmon's countless telephone "on-hold" voiceover clients include
The Carphone Warehouse, Signs Direct, Essex Auto
Cynnetix, Blue Sheep, Birling Property Services and Ashbridge Domestic.
In 1998 Ricky Salmon
started freelancing for BBC Radio 2, while he was
producing and presenting The Evening News for BBC Radio Solent.
read the news on a few overnight shifts (with Janice Long and Alex
During the years, he gradually worked his way into more high-profile
bulletins and can now be
heard every weekend reading news for Zoe Ball, Sounds of the Sixties and
Jonathan Ross on
Saturdays; Aled Jones, Steve Wright' Sunday Love Songs and Michael Ball on
Sundays. Ricky also
time to time Ken Bruce, Jeremy Vine, Steve Wright and Chris Evans.
2001, Ricky has been
a Continuity Announcer for the World Radio Network. He was also a
Granada Plus TV (now
and a Newsreader and Continuity Announcer for BBC Radio 5. He has also
worked as a presenter
for the BBC Training Unit.
Ricky Salmon qualified as a Broadcast Journalist in 1989 at Highbury
in Portsmouth, but before the course had finished, he had already
started working at Ocean
Sound, Power FM and South Coast Radio in Fareham, Hampshire.
It was here that he learnt his craft initially as a technical operator
Broadcast Assistant (compiling travel news, playing out pre-recorded
programmes). During his
time as a Flying Eye reporter, air sickness often got the better of him,
earning him the name
After some overnight presentation work, he became the
producer of a phone-in
and presenter of music programmes on South Coast Radio.
A lucky break, thanks to an old work colleague, got him into the old BBC
Radio 5 as an
Announcer - a very similar job to his current BBC Radio 2 work; at one
he was working in
the same studio. During this time,
also worked for AA Roadwatch, GWR, BBC Radio Oxford and BBC Wiltshire
When BBC Radio 5 became BBC Five Live, Ricky had the dubious honour of
the last voice on the station, closing it down for the final time. He
at the new BBC Five Live as a trails producer for a short time, before
moving back to the
south coast as a Senior Journalist for Ocean Sound. A few months later,
Ricky was back in
London as an overnight presenter
LBC (then London News 97.3), before moving back to Southampton a year
this time as the presenter/producer of The Evening News at BBC Radio
After a few successful stints reading the news at BBC Radio 2, Ricky
at the chance of more and left BBC Radio Solent, and, alongside
at BBC Radio 2, he worked as a Journalist at TalkSPORT and Virgin
Ricky is also Managing Director of BigFish Media Ltd which is based
in Woking in Surrey. BigFish Media has its own state of the art digital ISDN-equipped studio and Ricky works with a hand-picked selection of the UK's leading voice-over
artists with years of experience in radio, tv, film and commercial production.
For contact information and to check Ricky's availability see BigFish Media
Ricky has compiled a host of useful information if you're interested in work as a voice-over artist at voiceovers.org.uk