East Anglia Branch

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The chair of the East Anglia Branch is Glen White.

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Stephen Bumfrey

John Cameron-Mcintosh

Paul Carter

James Keen

Mark Murphy

Paul Morris

Freddie Scherer

News & updates

East Anglia Branch: See BBC ViLoR in Action

Posted by East Anglia at 18 September, 2014, 3:50 pm

See BBC ViLoR in Action

Winner of Arqiva TechCon Technical Innovation Award 2012, ViLoR was developed by BBC Technology in collaboration with BBC Local Radio.

BBC Radio Suffolk was recently equipped with the latest in-studio capabilities, offering the potential to substantially reduce the cost and time needed to upgrade and run a typical Local Radio station.

The evening will include a tour of the studios and a panel discussion with Geoff and Peter Cook, the Editor of BBC Radio Suffolk. The event will be hosted by ViLoR trainer and developer, Joe Pignatiello.

Details:

Date: Thursday 23 October 2014
Time: Doors Open at 6.30pm - start at 7pm. Event will finish by 8.30
Venue: BBC Radio Suffolk, Broadcasting House, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3EP

Registration:

Cost: members free / non-members £5 (inc VAT).

Click HERE to register.

Car Park:A pay car park is situated at the side of the New Wolsey Theatre. Limited and disabled parking is available at the rear of our building but spaces are not guaranteed.

READ HERE BEFORE YOU PAY:

Did you know most people working in radio qualify for free membership of The Radio Academy via Patrons or as volunteers/staff of SRA, HBA and most community affiliated stations?

Although registration is required, it’s a relatively quick process. Click here to see if you qualify.

RIG MEMBERS:

If you are a member of the Radio Independents Group then you can attend this event for free.

Use your rigmember.org email account and email Events with the Subject "East Anglia Branch: See BBC ViLoR in action" and space permitting we'll add you to the guest list.

Speakers:

Geoff Woolf (BBC English Regions Technology Development Manager)

Geoff has worked in media technology for over 25 years encompassing the BBC, audio mixing console manufacturer Solid State Logic, commercial radio station Jazz FM, and a 5 year period as a Special Effects Engineer for London’s Natural History Museum.

Geoff’s achievements include project managing for SSL audio consoles for Abbey Road and Warner Brothers, and the BBC’s project director for the transformation of the national radio stations to file-based production and playout. Since 2007 Geoff has worked on the BBC’s technology development including migration to IP-based newsgathering (as discussed at NTS 2010) and more recently the centralisation and virtualisation of local radio broadcast technology.

Peter Cook (Editor, BBC Radio Suffolk)

Joe Pignatiello (ViLoR trainer and developer)

The event is produced by John Cameron-McIntosh

East Anglia Event: Keith Skues

Posted by East Anglia at 26 May, 2009, 8:12 am

Keith is a veteran of radio and has been connected to radio in East Anglia for many years, he is, so to speak, one of our fore-fathers. And for this event he will be interviewed by Trevor Dann, who is not only the Director of The Radio Academy, but has been the Head of BBC Music Entertainment.

Chris Dannant will also be bringing his 'Flashback '67 and Pirate Memories exhibition' for guests to browse.

I look forward to meeting everyone, I'm sure this will be a very popular event! All the details are below.

...David Rees

‘The Boat that Rocked’ – Norfolk Broadcaster Keith Skues recalls his pirate years

Radio Norfolk's Keith Skues celebrates 50 years in radio and recalls his years aboard Radio Caroline in the swinging sixties. He has a fantastic resume and can remember first-hand some of the stories of Pirate Radio from the early days. With a resurge in interest, the recent film ‘The Boat That Rocked’ plays tribute to the golden days, and Keith is about to release a much updated and anticipated version of his book ‘Pop went the Pirates’ which will be available very soon.

The Radio Academy East Anglia, would like to pay tribute to this great man and radio legend, and Keith has agreed to be interviewed by the Director of The Radio Academy Trevor Dann.

The event will be held on 3rd June at 6:30pm at Room: David 014, Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT

Other Details:

  • All interested parties are welcome to attend.
  • Parking for general members of the public is by the public car parks at Queen Anne or Grafton Centre (both 5 minutes walk away)
  • Academy members get in free
  • A small charge of £3 applies to non-members, £1.50 concessions to cover costs

We hope to see you on the 3rd June!

East Anglia Events

Posted by East Anglia at 7 April, 2009, 8:49 am

East Anglia is a tough area, the more time I've spent living here I have realised how spread out we all are in our towns, and we don't really have one big central city (you know what I mean, sorry Cambridge)! It gives us a challenge when planning our events each year, and then trying to encourage station staff to travel can be a tough one too.

We're hoping to soon announce our next event in Cambridge. I'll keep the details a suprise for now, but keep your eyes & ears open in the next few weeks.

I am currently compiling a mailing list (email) of radio people in the East Anglia region who are interested in attending events. If you are, please drop an email to me at david.rees@tindleradio.com or you could join the East Anglia Branch group on Facebook! I will publicise any events through both channels.

What I'm really seeking is an ambassador for the Academy in each area of the region ie; Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Camridgeshire, Hertfordshire etc, these people will help encourage people to our events. With East Anglia being such a large region, it can sometimes feel like events are held very far away, and we struggle for numbers at times. If your interested in events, please get in touch.

More soon
David

East Anglia Event

Posted by East Anglia at 20 February, 2009, 4:28 pm

We are hoping to hold an event soon in Cambridge for the East Anglia Branch.

Trevor Dann has offered to interview Keith Skues to mark the anniversary of Keith's involvment in radio, and to mark the release of his new book.

We’ve agreed that it would be better to postpone the event until the publication of the revised edition of his book – currently planned for the end of April.

We are looking for a venue in Cambridge to hold the event, if you can suggest any or know any contacts who wouldn't charge us for a venue, we'd be interested to hear from you.

Best wishes, David Rees



Events Archive & Audio

‘The Boat that Rocked’ – Norfolk Broadcaster Keith Skues recalls his pirate years

Radio Norfolk's Keith Skues celebrates 50 years in radio and recalls his years aboard Radio Caroline in the swinging sixties. He has a fantastic resume and can remember first-hand some of the stories of Pirate Radio from the early days. With a resurge in interest, the recent film ‘The Boat That Rocked’ plays tribute to the golden days, and Keith is about to release a much updated and anticipated version of his book ‘Pop went the Pirates’ which will be available very soon.

The Radio Academy East Anglia, would like to pay tribute to this great man and radio legend, and Keith has agreed to be interviewed by the Director of the Radio Academy Trevor Dann.

The event will be held on 3rd June at 6:30pm at Room: David 014, Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT

Listen to the audio here!

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Tom Kay interviews Trevor Dann

4th March 08 - Sprowston Manor Hotel, Sprowston Park, Wroxham Road, Norwich
See Tom Kay, Radio Norwich, interviewing Trevor about radio and his career.

Radio Gaga

8th Nov 07 - Legends Bar, Ipswich Town Football Club, Portman Rd, Ipswich, Suffolk
Join East Anglia's committee at Ipswich Town Football Club for their long-awaited inaugural event of 2007. Communications Director of Ipswich Town Football Club and ex-BBC Radio Suffolk presenter Terry Baxter will be giving a few words before passing onto quizmaster Nick 'the Panda' Pandolfi of SGR FM Ipswich.