Rod's first presenting role was with BBC Radio Medway/BBC Radio London in 1971 at 15 years old. He's also a Broadcast Journalist & Sony Award Winner and loves to work on all kinds of radio projects, speech and music. He's also involved in documentary programs and news.
He's worked as both host and Producer at BBC National and local radio together with National & local Commercial radio. Stations include at BBC Radio 5 Live, Radio 2, BBC Radio 1, BBC World Service, Talksport, LBC & Metro FM. While at Canada's National broadcaster CBC, Rod worked on National & Foreign News programs including award winning documentaries.
Rod's the founder of 'The Radio School' and the London news agency 'Broadcast News'. Currently he's programming Best Smooth Jazz Radio & TV. He has 2 syndicated music programs played out on FM stations across Europe and beyond also on SKY TV (channel 0129)
Rod says "I still love radio after all this time and though I've had many ups and downs in the business it still turns me on and I love it all. The face of broadcasting has changed and continues to do so, but it's still all about making interesting and creative programming and connecting with people in speech and music. Content is still the master. Radio people have to entertain and inform with a passion. It's all as fresh as when I first started at 14".
Best Smooth Jazz is a Radio & TV show hosted from London by radio host Rod Lucas. Watch the show on YouTube The feel of the show is soft, chillin' vibes that cross over into melodic, soulful, smoochy smooth grooves. 'Live' Saturdays 4pm UK 11am EST #BSJfm