Scotland Branch

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The chair of the Scotland Branch is Stuart Barrie.

If you would like more information on the Branch, please contact us.

The Committee

Elizabeth Clark (BBC Radio Scotland)

John Collins (BBC Radio 2 & 6 Music)

Jay Crawford

Richard Melvin (Dabster Productions)

David Treasurer (Real Radio)



News & updates

Scotland Branch: Quiz Night 2013

Posted by Scotland at 21 November, 2013, 5:34 pm

16th December | Doors open 7pm | The Admiral, 72 Waterloo St, Glasgow G2 7DA

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The Scotland Branch quiz night is back!

On Monday 16th December at The Admiral, Glasgow there will be an almighty clash of Scottish Radio brains all fighting to be crowned the best quiz team in the country for 2013 and win the highly sought after Radio Academy Scotland Branch Quiz trophy.

The event is open to all and you can have a team of up to 5 members. You can also enter multiple teams.

Registration:

Cost: £10 per team (inc VAT). Maximum 5 people per team.

Open to all members & non-members

Tickets for Radio Academy events are non-refundable, but may be transferred.

To book your place, please click HERE.

Click here to check your membership status or join The Radio Academy.

Details:

Date: Monday 16th December 2013

Doors open: 7pm

Quiz starts: 7.30pm

Venue: The Admiral, 72 Waterloo St, Glasgow G2 7DA

Scotland Branch: The Special Ones

Posted by Scotland at 15 March, 2013, 2:33 pm

Scotland Branch: The Special Ones

Wednesday 3rd April 2013 | 7pm for 7.30
Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo St, Glasgow, G2 7DA

Specialist music holds a massive place in the fabric of radio. It breaks new acts, informs playlists and adds a credibility to bring in audiences that shy away from daytime mainstream shows.

Often working in the dead of night or weekends, specialist presenters are the tastemakers that can often get overshadowed by the celeb status of some daytime shows. So we’d like to celebrate all things specialist to find out what makes them tick and keep them so passionate about the music they champion and what the next big things may be.

The panel will be hosted by George Bowie who, as well as presenting the Breakfast at Clyde 1, hosts the legendary GBX dance show and packs out clubs across Scotland. Joining George will be new music gurus Jim Gellatly and Ally McCrae, leading dance DJ/presenter Krystle Weaver and rock god Tom Russell.

Details

Date: Wednesday 3rd April 2013
Time: 7pm for 7.30pm start
Venue: Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo St, Glasgow, G2 7DA

Registration:

Cost: members free / non-members £5 (inc VAT)
Tickets for Radio Academy events are non-refundable, but may be transferred.

To register for this event, just click 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.

Scotland Branch Event: Quiz Night

Posted by Scotland at 20 November, 2012, 7:11 pm

Thursday 6th December | Doors open 7pm | McPhabbs Bar, 23 Sandyford Place, Glasgow G3 7NG
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The Scotland Branch quiz night is back!

On Thursday 6th December at McPhabbs Bar in Glasgow, there will be an almighty clash of Scottish Radio Brains all fighting to be crowned the best quiz team in the country and win the highly sought after Radio Academy Scotland Branch Quiz trophy.

The event is open to all and you can have a team of up to 5 members. You can also enter multiple teams.

Registration:

Cost: £10 per team (inc VAT). Maximum 5 people per team.
Open to all members & non-members
Tickets for Radio Academy events are non-refundable, but may be transferred.
To book your place, please click here.
Click here to check your membership status or join The Radio Academy.

Details:

Date: Thursday 6th December
Doors open: 7pm
Quiz starts: 7.30pm
Venue: McPhabbs Bar, 23 Sandyford Place, Glasgow G3 7NG

Scotland Branch: TEAM It’s Only Radio!

Posted by Scotland at 17 October, 2012, 8:36 am

TEAM Its Only Radio!

John Myers Book Tour: Glasgow

What can you say about John Myers? Well Jay Crawford can say quite a lot which is why we’ve asked him to host the Scotland leg of the book tour for 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.

Details:

Date: Tuesday 6th November 2012

Venue: Rooftop Restaurant, BBC Scotland, Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1DA

Doors: 7.00pm

Start: 7.30pm

Ends: Approx 9.00pm

Registration:

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.
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Scotland Branch: An Evening with Jay Crawford

Posted by Scotland at 5 May, 2012, 1:19 pm

Thursday 24th May | 7pm for 7:30 | Voodoo Rooms, 19 Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA

Presenter, programmer and all round legend of Scottish Radio, Jay Crawford will be in conversation at the next Radio Academy Scotland Branch event at Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh on Thursday 24th May to to talk about his life in radio.

He was one of the first voices on Radio Forth when the station launched, most notably presenting the Breakfast show, he has worked at Radio Clyde and spent the last 10 years at Real Radio.

Never one to shy away from an opinion or a colourful anecdote Jay will be talking about his life at the sharp end of radio for over 35 years.

Hosting the night will be Radio Forth’s current early riser Boogie.

Registration:

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.

Registration is required for this event.
Cost: members free / non-members £10 (inc VAT)

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.

Details:

Date: Thursday 24th May
Time: 7pm for 7.30 start
Location: Voodoo Rooms, 19 Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA

Producer:

Stuart Barrie (Capital FM)

Scottish Branch Quiz Winners

Posted by Scotland at 8 December, 2011, 6:11 pm

Congratulations to the team from Dabster Productions who where the winner of the 2011 Scottish Branch quiz.

Thanks to John Collins and Sophie Tiddles for hosting the night.

Scottish Branch Quiz Night 2011

Posted by Scotland at 17 November, 2011, 9:22 am

Date & Time: Thursday 1st December | Doors: 7.00pm | Quiz: 7.30pm

Venue: The Berkeley Suite, 237 North Street, Charing Cross, Glasgow

If you know your Lady Gaga from your Radio Ga Ga, can tell the difference between Rhi Rhi and JLO and you even know that Jay Z isn’t just the man in charge of BBC Radio Scotland then we’ve got the perfect thing for you.

The quiz night for the Scottish Radio Academy Branch is back.

There will be an almighty clash of Scottish Radio Brains all fighting to be crowned the best quiz team in the country and win the highly sought after Radio Academy Quiz trophy.

The event is open to all Radio Academy members and you can have a team of up to 5 members.

You can enter as many teams as you want.  The entry fee is £10 per team to be paid on the night.

Doors are open from 7pm and it all kicks off at 7.30pm

To register your team email Stuart with your team name.

Scotland Branch event: John Myers in conversation with Kaye Adams

Posted by Scotland at 6 July, 2011, 10:15 am

The Scottish branch of The Radio Academy would like to invite members along to an evening with John Myers in conversation with Kaye Adams.  Recently appointed Chief Executive of The Radio Academy, John Myers needs no introduction to anyone interested in radio. John’s dedicated his whole life to broadcasting, most notably working with GMG and in various roles across the industry - he’s even been known to present a show or two as well.

His reports on localness and the BBC have set the agenda for the industry and created many talking points.  When John says something about radio, people listen.

Hosting the discussion is BBC Scotland’s morning presenter Kaye Adams.

Venue:  Viewing Theatre, BBC Scotland, Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1DA

Date:  Thursday 21st July

Time: 6.30pm for 7pm start

Price: FREE

Contact stuart.barrie@capitalfm.com for any additional details and to register.

Scotland Branch Comedy Event – Thank yous

Posted by Scotland at 12 April, 2010, 4:10 pm

Comedy Event Pics 2Thanks to everyone who made it along to the Scottish Branch Comedy event and especially Fred MacAulay, Phil Differ, Richard Melvin and host Des Clarke for their insight and making it one of the funniest events we've ever had.

The event was recorded and highlights will appear here shortly.

Scotland Branch: Foot in the Door 2010

Posted by Scotland at 16 March, 2010, 10:22 am

The next generation of Scottish radio talent gets a unique opportunity to meet the biggest names in the industry at “Foot in the Door” on Friday 19th March.

Broadcaster and New Music guru Jim Gellatly returns to host the day-long conference which brings together over 100 students from colleges and universities across Scotland with over 30 key players from across the breadth of the industry in Scotland.

The Radio Academy Keynote will be delivered by GMG Radio’s Jay Crawford, Chair of the Scottish Branch of The Radio Academy.

Other speakers include: Galaxy Scotland breakfast host Des Clarke, Radio Clyde’s Programme Director Paul Saunders, and Rock Radio’s Ciaran O’Toole.

There are a couple of places left - email John Collins for details.

FitD 2010 will be held this Friday, 19th March from 10am-3.30pm at Glasgow Metropolitan College, 60 North Hanover Street, Glasgow G1 2BP.

Foot in the Door Scotland is organised by the Creative Loop and Glasgow Metropolitan College in association with The Radio Academy.

Events Archive & Audio

Scotland Branch Event - How to Make Breakfast

7pm Wed 25th March, BBC PQ, Pacific Quay, 40 Pacific Drive, Glasgow

The Breakfast show is the most important part of any radio station’s programming. Every successful station has a strong Breakfast show.

Fred MacAulay hosts a panel featuring two of the country’s most prominent Breakfast presenters George Bowie (Radio Clyde) and Robin Galloway (Real Radio). Both are well placed to offer an insight into what makes a brilliant Breakfast show.

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Foot in the Door - Creative Loop and the Radio Academy Scotland Branch

6th Mar 09 - Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall
Some of the biggest names in Scottish radio have been signed up to speak to media students thinking of carving a career in the sector.

Already students from Aberdeen College, Reid Kerr College and Adam Smith College have signalled their intention to attend ‘Foot in the Door’, taking place in Glasgow next month.

Lined up to speak during the day-long programme are Luke McCullough, managing director, Northsound Radio; Krystle Weaver, presenter, Forth One; Gary Muircroft, programme controller, Central FM, Chris Smith, Fiesty Productions; James Black, Neon Productions; and Nick Low, of Demus Productions.

They will be joined by Barbara Wallace, senior content producer, Contemporary Music Scotland, BBC; Dave Ross, programme controller, Your Radio; Ciaran O'Toole, station manager/brand manager, Rock Radio; Graham Stewart, presenter, 'Morning Extra', BBC Radio Scotland; Stephen Hollywood, senior producer, BBC Radio Scotland; and Trevor Dann, Director of the Radio Academy.

The event is being organised by Creative Loop, a consortium of six colleges in Scotland involved in audio-visual training. Says its spokesperson, John Collins: "Foot in the Door will give radio students unparalleled access to the people who make the big decisions in the medium. Lecturers like me can say all we want - these guys will tell it like it is.”

Also confirmed among the speakers are freelance broadcaster, Scott Wilson; Duncan Campbelll, programme director, Bauer Media; Sharon Mair, BBC Radio Scotland; Paul Saunders, programme director, Radio Clyde; Karen Miller, of The Miller Tells Her Tale Podcast; Jim Gellatly, presenter, BBC Radio Scotland; Tony Currie, Radio Six International; Stuart Barrie, Galaxy Scotland; Bob McWilliam, Celtic Music Radio; Javed Sattar, Awaz FM; and Steven Scott, presenter, Insight Radio.

For ticket information, email John Collins at Creative Loop.

"How to win a Sony" and Scotland's Nations & Regions Awards

10th Dec 07 - BBC PQ, Pacific Quay, 40 Pacific Drive, Glasgow

The event takes place on ‘The Street’ at BBC Scotland’s new HQ at Pacific Quay in Glasgow on Monday 10th December at 7.30pm - there’ll be some festive fayre to see you through the evening, the chance to network with colleagues from across the Scottish industry and a chance to see inside the high-tech marvel that is PQ.