Marcus Stead
Marcus Stead

For more than a decade, I have frequently been heard as a contributor on British and worldwide radio stations covering sport and politics.

I have had a passion for radio (particularly speech and phone-in radio) since childhood. My radio career began when I was at the University at Liverpool, where I set up and headed the news department at the student radio station, Icon Radio. Colleagues at the station included head of music Nick Grimshaw, who went on to present the Radio 1 breakfast show.

During my time at university, and after graduating, I undertook work placements at a number of BBC and commercial stations, including BBC Radio Merseyside, Red Dragon FM, BBC Radio Wales and Sportsmedia, a company that provided sponsored local sports bulletins to commercial radio stations around the country.

From 2007 to 2009, I worked behind the scenes on the BBC Radio Wales Sportstime programme, where I did everything from cutting clips for broadcast to setting up interviews with leading sports stars.

For many years afterwards, I appeared as a regular pundit on the Swansea Sound Friday night sports programme with Dave Brookes. I also made occasional appearances on Stephen Nolan’s programme on BBC Radio 5 Live during this period.

In  my capacity as author of Kevin Pietersen’s biography, I appeared on Mike Graham’s talkSPORT overnight programme following one of Pietersen’s controversial episodes:

With my ‘political hat’ on, between 2018-2021, I was a frequent contributor to Radio Sputnik’s political programming, mainly to discuss issues and developments around Brexit.

During 2019, I worked as a reporter and analyst on Talk Radio’s overnight coverage of by-elections in Newport West, Peterborough and Brecon and Radnorshire.

Since September 2019, I have appeared at least once a week on talkSPORT’s Extra Time programme with my snooker and darts slot.

I sometimes appear on other talkSPORT programmes to discuss snooker and darts, as well as on sister stations Talk Radio and Times Radio.

In addition, I appear on radio stations around the world to discuss political and sporting matters.

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