I’m Frankie Ward and I do lots of things, like music, presenting, producing, writing, and overdosing on comedy. I’m also a massive geek who enjoys nothing better than a game or few of Overwatch.
Whilst in Birmingham for Uni I entered the Brummie blogosphere, and got involved with Created in Birmingham, music festival Gigbeth, BBC Kent and more. I’ve worked for Channel 4 sites such as E4.com and 4music.com and I still contribute to the 4talent blog. Before leaving Birmingham I also worked with the New Media dept. at Maverick TV, balancing my work with managing student radio station Burnfm.com.
Shortly before graduating, I moved to Newcastle to work full time as a producer and presenter for Amazing Radio. Then I spent time at Channel 4, Sky and BBC producing content for the interwebz before I joined game streaming platform Twitch as their Programming Manager for EMEA. So yes, that might have been me you saw running around your favourite gaming expo in a purple hoodie; I produce and run event and studio broadcasts for them and stream on my own channel.
Alongside the writing, radio-ing and general geekiness, in 2009 I started to write my own music and perform it with others under the monkier of Get Frank. I’d write early drafts of songs and stick ’em straight onto Youtube, lest I forgot the tune before I recorded it. I also did a bit of gigging with The Union Choir and now I’m back to playing my own stuff.
If you’re considering me to host your gaming broadcast, or you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or say hi on twitter!