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The chair of the South West Branch is Tim Pemberton (BBC).

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Events Archive

How to Win a Sony & Nations & Regions Evening

2nd Dec 08 - Mecure Holland House Hotel & Spa, Redcliffe Hill, Bristol
Guest Tim Blackmore talks about how to win a Sony Radio Award and the South West Nations & Regions Sony Radio Award winner will be announced. Test your radio knowledge in a radio quiz and join us after for drinks in the bar.

Track or Treat

31st Oct 07 - BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol
Trevor and Dirk talk to the South West Branch before presenting the winning Nations & Regions entry. Trevor Dann (Director, The Radio Academy) & Dirk Anthony (Group Programming Manager, GCap Media) talk about music radio - past, present and future. Keith Warmington speaks to the two who have seen and done it all - and are still doing it. The presentation of the South West Nations & Regions Award will follow the discussion.

My Life in Radio

16th May 07 - Waterside 3, The Watershed, Bristol
"My Life In Radio" with Kevin Greening & Dr Phil Hammond is the first branch event held in the South West in 2007. Join us for a special event at to mark the relaunch of the Radio Academy in the South West. Broadcaster Keith Warmington will be interviewing two national radio figures with their roots in this part of the world. There will also be a specially tailored radio quiz run by Steve Satan with fantastic prizes for the winning team - more to be revealed on the night!

Kevin Greening grew up in Bristol and got his first taste of radio in hospital broadcasting. He was bitten by the bug. After leaving Cambridge University he trained as a studio manager and began his career with the BBC World Service. He cut his teeth first as producer and then as a presenter at BBC GLR. He went to Radio One where he presented Drivetime and then moved onto Breakfast with Zoe Ball. He went to Radio Five Live before taking the leap into the commercial world. He has worked for Virgin Radio, XFM, Jazz FM and Smooth.

Dr Phil Hammond is a doctor, a comedian and broadcaster who appears regularly on radio and television shows like 'Have I Got News For You'. He starred in the BBC Radio 4 series 'Struck Off and Die' and appears regularly on BBC Radio 4's 'The News Quiz' and 'The Now Show'. He now hosts a weekly Saturday show on BBC Radio Bristol. He has close connections with Bristol and its health services and was one of the first to break the story of the Bristol heart scandal and gave evidence at the public inquiry.

Keith Warmington has been a popular mainstay of Radio Bristol for nearly 25 years. In 2001, the one time school teacher, was awarded top local broadcaster of the year by Venue magazine but he is also known as a mean harp player recording backing music for numerous TV productions. His distinctive voice and wit have made him a favourite with audiences in the West.