Alan Smith (radio presenter)

Alan Smith (born 1966) is a presenter[1] and newsreader on BBC Radio 4, who also appears on sister station Radio 4 Extra. Born in the Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion, Edinburgh, Scotland,[2] he moved with his family to Cumbria at an early age.

He joined Radio 4 in 2002 after presenting on regional radio & TV. In addition to his BBC work, he hosts an in-flight entertainment programme for British Airways together with corporate presentations. In 2006/7 he had the unusual experience for a formal radio announcer, of having his vocals used as a rap on a dance track after UK electronica act The Young Punx sampled him reading the Shipping Forecast for their track "Rockall".[3] Alan Smith has previously read the news for Radio 2.

As of June 2018, Alan Smith reads the news on the Radio 4 flagship Today Programme.


  1. ^ Wiener, Allen J. (August 1994). The Beatles: the ultimate recording guide. B. Adams. p. 74. ISBN 978-1-55850-414-1. Retrieved 25 March 2011. George was interviewed by Alan Smith for BBC Radio One's "Scene and Heard," aired in part on 28 September, and unedited on 30 September
  2. ^ Commentary BBC Radio 4 Extra 16 December 2013
  3. ^ "The Young Punx - Your Music Is Killing Me! Out Today (Ultra Records)". AllSounds. 10 April 2008. Archived from the original on 26 July 2010. Retrieved 25 March 2011.

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