Starting in BBC Local Radio, Simon moved to BBC Radio 1 in 1987. Initially presenting a Saturday evening show, he later hosted the breakfast and mid-morning shows om the station.
He currently hosts Drivetime on BBC Radio 2 and co-presents Kermode and Mayo's Film Review on BBC Radio 5 Live
On being awarded a Sony Radio Academy Award as Speech Broadcaster of the Year 2008, Mayo was described as "a master of light and shade, handling serious and lighter issues with aplomb."
First BBC Radio 1 show