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Bakaya, Mohit

Mohit Bakaya

Elected: 2023

Mohit Bakaya was appointed Controller of BBC Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra in July 2019. Alongside that role, he became Director, Speech Audio in 2022. He was previously the editor of Night Waves, Radio 3’s live, daily, arts and ideas programme and launched Undercurrents, a weekly topical ideas programme. He went onto to help set up and run Free Thinking, an annual festival of ideas. He also worked as producer on Kaleidoscope on Radio 4 before going on to launch Front Row in 1998. In 1996, he won a Sony Award for his first full-length documentary, Ashes in Ganges.

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