Wales Branch


The chair of the Wales Branch is Gareth Davies (BBC Wales).

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

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Wales Branch: TEAM It’s Only Radio!

Posted by Wales at 12 October, 2012, 11:00 am

TEAM Its Only Radio!

John Myers Book Tour: Cardiff

John Myers in conversation with Group Programme Director of UTV Radio, Terry Underhill 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. This event, hosted by the Cardiff School of Journalism, is a unique opportunity to hear from one of the industry greats. Find out what he has to say about his career, industry consolidation, cuts at the BBC plus what he thinks about radio in Wales.


Date: Wednesday 31st October 2012

Venue: Cardiff School of Journalism, Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Bute Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3NB

Doors: 7.00pm

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*

*If you study at the Cardiff School of Journalism and would like to attend this event please email your name to the Wales Branch Chair and we will confirm your place in due course.

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.

Wales Branch Pub Quiz: 1st February 2012

Posted by Wales at 25 January, 2012, 11:48 am

The Radio Academy Wales branch is back and we want you to get involved.

Our first event of 2012 will be a pub quiz on Wednesday 1st February at 19:30 upstairs in O'Neills, St Mary's Street, Cardiff.

The evening will be hosted by comedian, TV and Radio Presenter Chris Corcoran.

Teams will be made up of a maximum of 5 people and entry is £10 per team, payable on the evening.

It's set to be a fun-filled evening and you can enter as many teams as you like in order to have a chance at being crowned 'The Radio Academy Wales Pub Quiz Champions 2012'.

To enter your team email Colin Paterson. Please include your team name.

I hope that 2012 will be an exciting year for the Radio Academy in Wales with many more events to come.

I look forward to seeing you on the 1st February.

Colin Paterson
Wales Branch Chair

Events Archive & Audio

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15th Jan 09 - Glyndwr University's Gallery (next to William Aston Hall)
Marcher Sound presents... An Audience With Frank Sidebottom, hosted by Simon Nicks.

Wales' Best Radio Station - Settle the score once and for all!

8th Nov 08 - O'Neills, Trinity Street, Cardiff
So with the RAJARS gone for another three months, it's time to settle who is the best radio station in Wales in the only way we know how - a pub quiz!

Radio Stations and Rugby Clubs: Roger Lewis in conversation

7th Feb 08 - The ATRiuM, University of Glamorgan, Adam Street, Cardiff
The Radio Academy Wales charts the journey of the Welshman who helped Radio 1 to 18 million listeners and now runs the country's most popular sport. Roger Lewis went from Cefn Cribwr to Classic FM via Capital. He's now Group Chief Executive of the Welsh Rugby Union and one of the most powerful figures in the game. As the 2008 Six Nations gets underway, Roger Lewis chats to BBC Radio Wales' Richard Evans.

Radio Academy Wales Awards night – You Knows It!

22nd Jan 08 - The ATRiuM, University of Glamorgan, Adam Street, Cardiff
Goldie Lookin' Chain's Rhys and Eggsy have gone from making records to playing them. But what does it mean to Xfm South Wales' drivetime team to be half rapper half DJ? On the night we crown Wales' Small Station of the Year 2007, Newport's finest are in conversation with Coast 96.3 and Xfm Manchester's Craig Pilling.