East Midlands Branch

East Midlands Branch

The chair of the East Midlands Branch is Rob Persani (Rutland Radio).

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Foot in the Door

31st January 08 - Kean’s Head Pub (46 St. Mary’s Gate) central Nottingham

Are you new to the Radio Industry? Are you studying radio production in further education or you're keen to pursue a career in broadcasting? Foot in the Door might be just the Radio Academy event for you. It's a fun evening where you can meet radio professionals from the East Midlands on a one to one basis. Whether you're a budding presenter, fancy your hand at making trails, want to go into production, journalism or marketing, you'll have an opportunity to grill an expert on how to kick start your career and get yourself a job.

40 Years of BBC Local Radio and East Midlands' Nations & Regions Awards

4th December 07 - Queens Building, DeMontfort University, Mill Lane, Leicester

It all started in 1967 with BBC Radio Leicester... The Radio Academy in the East Midlands is celebrating the success of local radio and asking how should it change in the future? With Stephen Butt, Senior Broadcast Journalist, Radio Leicester and Ben Jckson, award winning Breakfast presenter BBC Radio Leicester. Interviewer will be radio presenter and educationalist Steve Merike. Forty years ago, a unique experiment launched on the airwaves… a new kind of broadcasting which broke the rules to create a radio revolution. Four decades on, and BBC Local Radio is a very different animal, having grown from eight experimental stations to the 40 local services that now serve communities across the land. But far from inviting all ages to listen, the BBC Trust is very clear of what they expect from local radio, insisting "the target audience should be listeners aged 50 and over, who are not well-served elsewhere". The winner of the East Midlands Nations & Regions Award 2007 will also be announced during the evening.