Yorkshire Branch


The chair of the Yorkshire Branch is Stuart Clarkson.

If you would like to get involved in this Branch, please contact us.

The Committee

Stuart Clarkson (Freelance / BBC Radio 5 live)

John Clayton (Star FM)

Mary Dowson (BCB)

Ricky Durkin (Heart Yorkshire)

Matt Foster (BBC Radio York)

David Green (Minster FM)

Richard Horsman (Leeds Trinity University)

John Harding (Bauer)


News & updates

Upcoming Events

Yorkshire Branch Event: Inside Radio 1: An Evening With Johnny Beerling

17th September 2015 - Tuesday 15th September from 6pm at The Tetley, Hunslet Rd, Leeds LS10 1JQ

Events Archive & Audio

Andrew Harrison / Hirsty's Legendary Music Quiz

15th Jan 09 - Tiger Tiger, The Light, Leeds
The Radio Academy Yorkshire Branch presents Andrew Harrison, Chief Executive, RadioCentre - With his predictions on what awaits UK radio in 2009

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Music & Radio Quiz

25th Feb 08 - The Village Hotel, Priory Park, Hull. HU4 7DY
Sod the Sonys and forget RAJAR, the most hotly contested prize for Yorkshire's broadcasters is up for grabs again!

Galaxy Yorkshire's Simon Hirst will be asking the questions on music and radio. It's the chance for your station to prove its encyclopaedic knowledge of music and the industry. Or maybe just a great excuse to meet other people working in radio in Yorkshire.

Hospital, community, student, BBC or commerical station? Tell your colleagues, rope in your mates and come and join us.

Itching to come, but struggling to raise a team? Don't worry, we'll help you find some new friends on the night!

The Radio Academy is all about encouraging and promoting great radio. It's a social and business network for everyone working in radio in Yorkshire.

John Myers: in conversation and Yorkshires Nations and Regions Award

17th Sept 07 - The Wardrobe, St Peters Square, Leeds

Time for more or less local input?

Is digital radio really the future?

Which radio groups will buy whom?

Hear what John thinks about the BBC, community radio and where he reckons commercial radio is going.

What's the future of our industry?

Is local or national more important?

How to get a job in radio.

Why the BBC is a bigger threat than ever to commercial radio.

Plus John brings to life some of radio’s funniest stories.

The Battle for Breakfast

31st August 07 - The Met Bar, Leeds Metropolitan University Students Union
What's the best radio to wake-up to? And how do you become the market-leader?
We've got some of Yorkshire's big hitters at breakfast to tell us what they reckon the secrets are. What works and what doesn't. The highs and the lows of the gig. Their favourite early-morning memories -- and hopefully some tales of disasters at dawn!

On the panel: Daryl Denham (Real Radio Yorkshire), Simon Hirst (Galaxy Yorkshire), Richard Reynolds (BBC Radio York), Sam Heywood (Viking FM), Steve Jordan (KCFM). With more to be confirmed.

Ringmaster: Paul Brown, Chairman of the RadioCentre, a member of the Sony Radio Awards Committee - and a former presenter and producer.