Former Executive Producer for BBC Songs of Praise, David Taviner joins UCB

David Taviner, formerly the Executive Producer for BBC Songs of Praise and Television Worship, has been appointed as Head of Radio Development at United Christian Broadcasters (UCB).

David has worked for the BBC in radio and TV for more than 30 years and began his career presenting and producing local and network radio, winning a Sony Gold Award for Best Music Programme. He has worked as Producer, Director, Series Editor and Executive Producer for Songs of Praise. During his time with the BBC’s Religion and Ethics department, David’s career highlights include many special episodes of Songs of Praise together with live worship services for Christmas, Easter and Pentecost.

UCB’s Director of Broadcasting and Publishing, David Withers, says ‘David brings with him a great wealth of experience in broadcasting and we’re delighted that he is now joining us to head up our radio development’.

Sheron Ferguson, UCB’s Director of Development, says ‘UCB is in an exciting time of growth. We’re looking forward to David joining the team and bringing his expertise to our ministry’.

David begins his new role at UCB today on April 7.

For more information, contact Paula Cummings at UCB on 01782 642000 or

Notes to Editors:

  • United Christian Broadcasters (UCB) is a Christian media charity, broadcasting nationally on DAB radio, Sky, online and via iPhone and Android apps.
  • UCB is the publisher of the daily devotional, The Word for Today, currently reaching more than a million people across the UK and Ireland.
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