Growing BBC Sounds is one of the BBC’s key priorities. As Controller of BBC Sounds, Jonathan has responsibility for coordinating activity across the organisation to achieve the BBC’s ambitions, developing the strategy for Sounds as well as having an overview of the content that is being commissioned for BBC Sounds by the radio, music and podcast teams.
Jonathan Wall was previously Controller of BBC Radio 5 live and 5 live Sports Extra where he led on the editorial content, leadership and overall management of the stations since 2013.
Jonathan began his career at Radio Humberside before moving into BBC Sport. He later became Editor of 5 live Sport where he was responsible for overseeing flagship output such as the Olympics, Wimbledon, and the football World Cup before being appointed Deputy Controller and Commissioning Editor, Radio 5 live, in July 2008.