Hayden Beckett

Head of Technical and Production at Spark

Sunderland, UK


0191 515 3875


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About Me

Hi, my name is Hayden and I'm currently studying a Masters Degree in Radio at the University of Sunderland. I'm incredibly enthusiastic towards audio production and would love to develop a career from it. I have been a volunteer at the award winning community radio station Spark in Sunderland for the past 3 years have had various roles during my time but my most current role is Head of Technical and Production, in which I am responsible for the stations technical achievements and produce the station sound. Some examples of my work can be found in the portfolio section of my website, please feel free to take a listen. Any feedback on my work would be greatly appreciated so please do email me at hayden.beckett@sparksunderland.com



Spark - Station Imaging Demo
The Takedown Promo 2019
Isolation - Sci-Fi Audio Drama
Local Music in the North East - Radio Documentary
Day Dot Helper

I currently work part time at Costa Coffee as a Barista Maestro and developed a web app for the calculation of Day Dots to help Baristas. The project recieved nation wide attention throuhgout the company as as a result I was invitied to Costa Central Operations in London to help delevop my project further. To date the website has recieved over 60,000 hits. The URL is https://daydothelper.co.uk.



Head of Technical and Production - Spark
Sept 2019 - Current

My Role at Spark is to produce station imaging such as sweepers, hours tops and promos as well as helping to improve the technical side of the station. Some work I have done during my time in this role can be listened to from the Portfolio section.

Technical Assistant - Spark
Sept 2018 - Sept 2019

During my time in this role, I was responsible for helping the station with their technical achievements. I was responsible for making the Spark Sunderland Alexa skill, as well as integrating our playout system with our website and RDS encoder to displaying the current now playing information.


University of Sunderland
2019 - Present

MA Radio - Still Studying

University of Sunderland
2016 - 2019

BA Broadcast Media Production (Radio) (Hons) - Upper Second Class