East Midlands Branch


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

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East Midlands Branch: TEAM Its Only Radio!

Posted by East Midlands at 10 October, 2012, 9:28 pm

TEAM Its Only Radio!

John Myers Book Tour: Nottingham

John Myers in conversation with David Lloyd about his brand new book, TEAM: Its Only Radio!.

Currently CEO of Myers Media and TeamRock as well as Sony Radio Academy Awards Chairman, John's radio career needs little introduction.

Think Morgan in the Morning, Century Radio, GMG Radio, Chief Executive of The Radio Academy, Chairman of the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards, the Myers Report plus so much more. This man is quite literally an immense figure in radio!

His laugh-out-loud autobiography reveals the hilarious secrets behind some of the best-known radio stations in Britain. Hear all about life, laughter and the radio business from one of the great minds and great storytellers in the business.


Date: Tuesday 30th October 2012

Venue: Upstairs at Hart's Restaurant, Standard Hill, Park Row, Nottingham NG1 6GN

Doors: 6.30pm (Cash bar available)

Start: 7.30pm

Ends: Approx 9pm


Space is limited and registration is required for this event.
Cost: members free / non-members £5 (inc VAT)
Tickets for Radio Academy events are non-refundable, but may be transferred.

Register HERE

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.

All profits from the book will go to these charities: The Radio Academy Benevolent Fund, Radio Tyneside and British Lung Foundation.

East Midlands Event: Ron Coles

Posted by East Midlands at 19 January, 2009, 2:42 pm

Ron Coles and Nations and Regions Awards Presentation

19th January 09 - BBC Radio Leicester Open Centre, St Nicholas Place, Leicester

Radio entrepreneur and Academy fellow Ron Coles joins branch chair Rob Persani to talk about his illustrious career at BBC Radio Nottingham, Radio Trent, Midlands Radio, Saga and beyond. The presentation of the East Midlands Nations & Regions Award will follow.

Events Archive & Audio

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.