Martin Campbell

About Martin

Martin Campbell is a trained journalist

with a background in


  • Ofcom's Chief Advisor, Radio
  • Director of Programming and Advertising at the Radio Authority
  • Involved in authorship of the Broadcast Codes


  • Managing Editor of national Talk Radio (UK)
  • Group Programme Director for Allied Radio
  • Head of Talks at BRMB, Birmingham
  • Head of Features at Radio Trent


  • Editor and news editor posts at EMAP over ten years
  • Freelance on national newspapers


  • Chair of the Broadcast Journalism Training Council
  • Head of News at the original National Broadcasting School
  • Course Leader of the Post-Graduate Broadcast Journalism Course at Cornwall University
  • Regular trainer at Radio Nederlands training news editors from around the world.
  • Media Awareness trainer
  • External examiner at various validated journalism courses
  • Expert talent manager

Martin Campbell has been operating as a journalist, manager and regulator in print as well as operating behind and in front of the microphone since the late 60s.

He now works as a media advisor for television, radio and newspapers and as a commentator on media events and journalistic practices. 

He can tackle problems with CODE COMPLIANCE, COMPLAINTS, PROGRAMMING, TRAINING, LICENCE ISSUES, MEDIA LAW, and also works closely with Media Objectives to offer a full package to deal with media issues. He is Head of Compliance for communications experts Brand Conversation

and is Senior Programme Adviser for podcast specialists BigFings MEDIA


Ofcom Revokes RT's licence - Good News or Bad News

GB News Breakfast Show

Should RT (Russia Today) Remain On Air? With Iain Dale on LBC

Paul Dacre Pulls Out of the Race for Ofcom's Chair. Why?

With Nigel Farage on GB News

Where does the BBC go after the damning Dyson Report? 

With Eddie Mair on LBC

Should the police be brought in over the Bashir Interview?

Can You EVER Protect Reality TV Particpants?

Making a Monkey of Ofcom - Radio Today

Is Ofcom on a Witch-Hunt - Response to the Daily Mail

Should ex Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre take over 

as the chair of communications regulator Ofcom?

The BBC - Is the news biased, the agenda pure woke, 

the comedy too left wing ... and what about Lineker?

The Downing Street Briefings ... Are they too political?

Martin Campbell with Eddie Mair.

Gary Lineker thinks the BBC  licence fee should be voluntary.

If it was ... would YOU pay? LBC debate :

Radio Today discussion programme on consolidation, 

networking and localness on UK commercial radio ..

The Cliff Richard ruling is no blow to press freedom ... and the BBC needs a shake-up. Broadcast Magazine article

The Celebrity Big Brother Punch - Abuse or not?With Andrew Castle on LBC

The Industry must beware unintended consequences of revoking the licence of RT (Russia Today)

Interview Techniques for Businessmen and Politicians (taken from Business Connections Live programme below)

One hour TV programme on the Media and its changing role with Business Connections Live

Tesco's Christmas Advert backlash over inclusion of Muslim family. Andrew Castle's breakfast show on LBC

The Sky Takeover - Before the Culture Secretary's statement, 5Live's Wake Up To Money discusses the Fit and Proper Test and the Murdochs

De-Regulating Commercial Radio - Interview with Roday Today's Trevor Dann (preceded by interview with Danny Baker) ...

Radio Released from Shackles - Reaction to Government intention to de-regulate radio ...

Those texts between the BBC and the police as Sir Cliff's home was raided. On LBC with Nick Ferrari and David Elstein ...

Martin Campbell Story - Part of David Lloyd's Conversations Series - Radio People Who've Made a Difference

Graham Norton and what the BBC pays talent ... with Shelagh Fogarty on LBC

Why Sir Cliff Richard is Right to Sue the BBC (

Fifty years of the F Word - A Five Live Special on our attitude to swearing 50 years after Ken Tynan first uttered the F Word on the BBC

The Jekyll and Hyde watershed. Adrian Chiles on 5 Live

Complaints pour in over Jekyll and Hyde. BBC Midlands interview

Local TV - A Brave Venture - or Folly? Jeremy Hunt's idea unveiled at DCMS in 2011 on YourNewsUKTV. Broadcast personalities discuss

Is the Watershed doomed? The BBC's DG thinks so. Is he right?


UKIP's IN, the Greens are OUT. The row over the leadership debate on LBC

Radio Today - Cliff Richard and the Peril Facing the Press

eRadio - Radio Today (The state of regulation and radio localness)

Nicky Campbell Breakfast Show BBC 5Live (CBeebies Land plans)

LBC 97.3 Nick Ferrari Show (Coronation Street/Michael Le Vell trial)

Victoria Derbyshire 5Live (Coronation Street product placement row)

LBC 97.3 Nick Ferrari Show (Panorama and LSE)

Martin Joins BigFings (Radio Today)

LBC (Big Fat Quiz 2012 & the Mail-led row)

BBC Morning Report (UK media's role in hoax)

Radio 2 Bulletin (UK media and 2Day's prank)

Herald and Sun in Australia (UK Media's role in the nurse hoax)

Peter Allen Drivetime (Leveson and beyond)

BBC Berks (The Lord McAlpine affair)

5 LIVE Richard Bacon debate (Newsnight)

BBC website (Where does the BBC go now?)

5 LIVE Breakfast (George Entwistle's resignation)

BBC 5 Live (Rupert Murdoch, is he 'not fit'?)

BBC TV NEWS (Phone Hacking) :

BBC 5 Live (Sky News e-mails)

Your News UK TV (Local TV) :

The Guardian (Media Regulation) :

UK Press Gazette (Leveson Committee)

Radio Academy Radio Festival (Contributor to Nick Ferrari Late Night Phone-in Session)

BJTC Awards 2012 (with Simon Bates)