Heff Corp. was launched in 2020 by award-winning radio and podcast producer Liam Heffernan (that’s me, right there, looking all serious and talented but at the same time affable and easygoing).
I began my career in audio back in 2006, during my first year studying Film & TV Production at York St. John University. I volunteered at a local hospital radio station on evenings and weekends, and by 2008 I was working for BBC Radio York as a Broadcast Assistant. It was here I learned the importance of both hitting deadlines at all costs and making a good cup of tea.
While at university I also generated interest in launching YSJ’s first student radio station. Though it never quite got off the ground during my time there, within a few years they were even offering a radio production course. Does that make me a hero? It’s impossible to say. But yes.
Following three months travelling around the USA my academic journey continued and I began my MA in American Studies at UEA, where I also had my own late night radio show on Livewire 1350. It was terrible.
After moving back down to Kent my career took a huge tangent. I launched and ran a film news website from 2013 – 2016 and subsequently freelanced for several sites as an Academy Awards expert until 2019. I also worked in a bank, crunching numbers and daydreaming about the day I could quit in spectacular fashion. That day has since passed, and I quit in an extraordinarily average way.
However, since 2017 my radio career was resuscitated when I joined the team at Hospital Radio Medway. In the years since, I have presented and produced several shows, even winning Gold at the 2021 National Hospital Radio Awards for my Covid-19 documentary. Since taking over the station’s award submissions, HRM has won 2 golds, 1 silver and 1 bronze award from 7 nominations.
Nowadays you can find me working with clients on awesome content over at The Podcast Boutique, and if you are a business owner, or you are looking to start your own podcast, then head on over there and book a free call with myself or Lynsay. However, if you’re going rogue, you have a podcast and are looking for a network, or you just want a bit of advice, then contact me here and I’d love to chat!