The Judges - Sue Clark
Sue Clark Productions
Winning a Sony Gold was a great honour and an amazing moment and has marked a fantastic year for my company."
Sue Clark is a radio producer with over 25 years experience working for the BBC and commercial radio in the UK. Sue Clark Productions, specialise in making crafted music and creative documentaries on social issues from both the past and present. One example is her production for ‘Operation Pied Piper’, a unique and colourful piece using evacuee diaries entwined with archive and music to conjure up evocative images. The programme was critically acclaimed in the press and brought to life an area of human history rarely visited.
Sue’s wide area of musical expertise allows her to produce everything from ‘the Donny Hathaway Story’ introduced by Roberta Flack and ‘A Man like Curtis (Mayfield)’ with Lenny Kravitz for BBC Radio 2 to ‘the Notorious BIG’ and ‘Island at 50’ for BBC 1xtra. Sue has won acclaim for her excellent music documentaries including the Sony Radio Award winning series ‘The Second Summer of Love’ for BBC Radio 2, the CRE award nominated ‘Dub It Up’ presented by Roni Size for BBC Radio 1, and the Jerusalem Award nominated ‘Deniece Williams Gospel Shows’ for BBC Radio 2. She also won the Best Music Entertainment Producer of the Year at the Radio Production Awards in 2010.
She began her radio career at London’s Kiss 100 FM, moving to BBC GLR, during its transition to BBC London. She then moved to Radio 2 producing their daily drive-time show as well as making several music documentaries for the network including ‘the JFK Generation’ & ‘Stubborn Kind of Fellow - Marvin Gaye’.
During the 90s Sue worked on several innovative radio projects including Brazen Radio, Fem FM and Festival Radio as a presenter and producer. At Brazen Radio, she was Head of Music, devising programme schedules, managing diverse presenters and recruiting an army of volunteers, as well as securing funding for the station. These projects were the springboard for many to develop careers in all areas of radio across the UK.
Knowing how hard it is to break into the industry, Sue has nurtured new talent she has met as a visiting lecturer on various media courses, encouraged their ideas & successfully executive-produced & mentored their debut radio documentaries.
Sue is a member of RIG (The Radio Independents Group) and chairs the committee for the Annual Audio Production Awards with the Radio Academy. She is a member of Sound Women which celebrates women working in radio.