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Posted by London Events at 24 October, 2013, 4:53 pm
It's 40 years since commercial radio took to the airwaves with the launch of LBC in London - closely followed by Capital. Join us for a night of reflection on how it was all done then - and how LBC continues to shape and influence how we "do" speech radio. Nick Ferrari is in the chair and will be joined by a panel of past and present LBC stalwarts including Dickie Arbiter, Tim Crook and James Rea with media commentator Torin Douglas plus some special guest contributions via video.
You can follow the event throughout the night on Twitter via @radioacademy and #RALBC.
Date:Tuesday 12th November 2013
Time: 6pm for 6.30pm start
Venue: Gibson Guitar Studio, 29-35 Rathbone Street, London, W1T 1NJ
Cost: members free / non-members £10 (inc VAT)
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Nick Ferrari - Presenter - LBC 97.3, Global Radio
Nick Ferrari is the multi award-winning host of Nick Ferrari at Breakfast on LBC 97.3, London’s number one commercial breakfast show in terms of market share. From a highly successful career in the national press, where he was Editor of the Bizarre column in The Sun and Deputy Editor of The Daily Mirror, Nick moved into broadcasting. In 1989, he became Launch Editor of the Sky News channel and was later promoted to Vice President of News and Programming at Fox TV in New York. He joined London’s speech radio station LBC 97.3 in 2001 and became the presenter of the weekday breakfast show. Since then, he has won many prestigious awards, including two Sony Radio Academy Gold Awards: Best Breakfast Show and Speech Broadcaster of the Year. Nick has also won two Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards: Breakfast Show of the Year and the coveted Arqiva Gold Award.
In addition to his radio show, Nick is a regular contributor on ITV1’s This Morning and has appeared on many other TV programmes including Question Time, This Week, Newsnight, Sky News, as well as Extras, starring Ricky Gervais, when Nick played himself in an episode of the hit series. He also writes a weekly column in The Sunday Express.
James Rea - Managing Editor - LBC 97.3 and Group Head of News - Global Radio
James started his career as a Broadcast Journalist for Century Radio (Real Radio) before working as a Presenter and Reporter at ITV. He has since held numerous senior roles including that of Duty Editor of BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat and Deputy Group Programme Director for GMG Radio where he led special programming projects and developed the company's digital content partnerships. James is now responsible for all news output across all of Global Radio’s brands including Classic FM, Capital and Heart, as well as the day-to-day running of LBC 97.3 and LBC News 1152.
Dickie began his broadcasting career in the early 1960s. He joined LBC News Radio in mid 1974 and remained there until he became one of The Queen's press secretaries at Buckingham Palace in 1988. Dickie retired in 2000 since when he has returned to his broadcasting roots as a Royal Commentator and become an internationally recognised authority on the monarchy and seen on television on all five global continents.
Professor Tim Crook
Tim had a 22 year career at LBC/IRN as crime/legal affairs correspondent, drama producer and presenter between 1980 and 2002. He's now Reader in Media and Communication at Goldsmiths, University of London and Visiting Professor of Broadcast Journalism at Birmingham City University
Torin Douglas - Media Correspondent
Torin has been covering the media for 40 years, including 24 years as the BBC's media correspondent. He retired from that post in May this year and now speaks, writes and chairs events. He was trained as a broadcaster by LBC, where he presented Advertising World for five years. 40 years ago, he covered the station's launch as a junior reporter on Campaign.
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