New Head of Programmes for BBC Radio One from Aberystwyth

16 June 2017

Aled Haydn Jones being presented with an Honorary Bachelor of Arts Degree from Deputy Chancellor Elizabeth France.
Aled Haydn Jones being presented with an Honorary Bachelor of Arts Degree from Deputy Chancellor Elizabeth France.

Aberystwyth born Aled Haydn Jones has been appointed Head of Programmes for BBC Radio One.

Aled, who began his media career working on local hospital radio Radio Bronglais and Radio Ceredigion, was presented with an Honorary Bachelor of Arts Degree from Aberystwyth University in July 2016.

A former pupil of Ysgol Gymraeg Aberystwyth and Ysgol Gyfun Penweddig, Aled studied Media Studies at Swansea College.

After joining BBC Radio One as a broadcast assistant in 1998, he became a member of DJ Chris Moyles’ team, first joining the afternoon broadcast show, and then overseeing the launch of the Chris Moyles Breakfast Show in 2004.

Aled was also host of The Surgery giving advice to vulnerable teenagers live on air for six years.

He has also been an S4C presenter on the WawFfactor, Cân i Gymru and on his own show Llond Ceg discussing the issues that young Welsh people face.

More recently he has been managing Radio 1 Weekend shows and events including The Teen Awards and Big Weekend.

Aled was presented for his Honorary Degree by Aberystwyth Students’ Union President Lauren Marks on Friday 15 July 2016.

Contacts

Arthur Dafis
Communications and Public Affairs
Aberystwyth University
01970 621763 / 07841979452 / aid@aber.ac.uk