Jeff Smith
Head of Music
BBC Radio 2 & BBC 6 Music
United Kingdom


Jeff Smith is Head of Music for the UK’s biggest radio station, BBC Radio 2, and sister station BBC 6 Music, which is the UK’s biggest digital only radio station.

Jeff worked as a Producer and Editor at BBC Radio 1 in the 90s before becoming their Head of Music. After 3 years as Controller of Capital FM in London, he was appointed Director of Music Programming at Napster.


He re-joined the BBC in 2007 to become Head of Music for Radio 2 and 6 Music, and now oversees the music policy for two of the most influential radio stations in the UK, and is responsible for everything from the weekly playlists through to and multi-artist live music events. Under his guidance, BBC Radio 2 now has nearly 15 Million listeners a week, and 6 Music has become the ultimate radio destination for music lovers to celebrate the alternative spirit of popular music from the 60s to the present day.