RF 2011 Room 1

Room hosted by Radcliffe & Maconie

Tuesday 1st November

Time Session
08.30 REGISTRATION COFFEE (Sponsored by RAJAR)
09.00-09.10 JOHN MYERS WELCOME / FESTIVAL OPEN
09.10-09.55 MARK THOMPSON, DG BBC: The BBC After Delivering Quality First

Mark Thompson (BBC). Hosted by Steve Hewlett. Produced by Chris Burns.

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10.00-10.45 PEOPLE POWER

No business works without good people. Radio is no different. It relies on getting the very best out of talent from presentation and production to sales, marketing and engineering. Hear from inspirational people, who have been hugely successful in their chosen fields, as they tell tales of endeavour and give us tips on how to motivate and get the very best out of our people.

Duncan Bannatyne OBE, Barry Hearn, Tessa Sanderson CBE. Hosted by Sam Matterface. Produced by Moz Dee.

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10.45-11.15 NETWORKING BREAK (Sponsored by Triton Digital)

11.15-11.45 MEET THE BOSS – ASHLEY TABOR

Ashley Tabor is a man on a mission. The youngest radio owner in Europe, he is the driver behind the Capital and Heart brands amongst many others in his stable and the owner, founder and leader of the biggest radio group in the land. Global Radio is changing the face of radio in the UK with a clear strategy of national brands delivered locally, delivering over 20 million listeners each week and working across a number of platforms that compliment the medium. But what makes him tick, who does he admire and what are his thoughts on the future of radio across the UK? Find out when Ashley Tabor talks to the BBC’s Torin Douglas in this compelling 1-2-1 session which is not to be missed.

Hosted by Torin Douglas (BBC). Produced by Nick Hirst.

11.50-12.25 CELEBRITY TO RADIO STAR

Radio has seen a rise in celebrities becoming radio stars. Is this a new fashion or something that adds real value and brings advantages to radio? Robbie Savage, Jamie Cullum and Michael Vaughan, along with a number of others, talk openly about their move into radio. They bring something others don’t have, but what is it? Find out in this compelling session with the new radio stars of today.

Jamie Cullum, Robbie Savage, Lisa Snowdon, Michael Vaughan OBE. Hosted by Victoria Derbyshire. Produced by Jo Tongue.

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12.30-13.10 LAST NIGHT A DJ SHAVED MY WIFE!

Jon Holmes and a room full of comedic friends talk radio comedy and dissect everything from sketch shows to sitcoms, dead politicians to presenter prankery. How does comedy really work in radio, what are the pitfalls to be avoided and how can you tell if a joke will work? Radio comedy is a serious business, they say, but how important is comedy to the radio medium? Caution: No wives will be shaved during this session, although we can’t say the same for the one with Steve Wright!

Adam Buxton (BBC 6 Music), Patrick Kielty, Olly Mann. Hosted by Jon Holmes. Produced by James Stirling.

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13.10-13.15 RADIO REMEMBERS
13.15-14.15 LUNCH (Sponsored by Screenreach Interactive)
14.15-14.45 MEET THE BOSS – DEE FORD

Dee Ford has spent a lifetime in radio and is one of the nation’s most successful radio executives. As Managing Director of Bauer Radio, she runs an enviable portfolio of stations. Just a few months ago, she was rightly presented with an Arqiva Award for her outstanding contribution to UK Radio. Here, for the first time, Dee has agreed to talk about her life and work in the medium she loves, sharing with us her strategies for success and her hopes and ambitions for the future of Bauer Radio and the medium in general. A passionate speaker, this is a session not to be missed.

Dee Ford (Bauer Media). Hosted by Torin Douglas(BBC). Produced by Steve Parkinson.

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14.50-15.30 MOYLES, THE MARATHON MAN: How to raise £2.8m in 50 hours

How do you raise £2.8m in 50 hours? Chris Moyles and the team did just that on behalf of Comic Relief in what was perhaps the biggest radio story of the year. The team reveal the humour that kept them awake, the events that made it worthwhile and the huge backroom effort to ensure they delivered on their promise to ‘break the record’. Hear the secrets to raising big cash, how the celebrities played their part and the emerging power of the red button. Is this something only the BBC could do or can we all learn about teamwork and the power of social media. A unique story from a unique bunch of people. Expect the unexpected with surprise guests to boot.

Aled Jones, Comedy Dave Vitty and special guests. Hosted by MistaJam. Produced by Rhys Hughes.

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15.30-16.00 NETWORKING BREAK (Sponsored by Radioplayer)
16.00-16.40 RONNIE MEETS MELVYN

In the past year Ronnie Wood has gone from radio novice to a winner of Sony and Arqiva awards. Now his radio show is coming to TV with a ten part series for Sky Arts. In an exclusive interview, Ronnie chats with Melvyn Bragg about life as a broadcaster, how his radio show came about and how he juggles his broadcasting commitments with his successful art career and his involvement with The Faces and The Rolling Stones.

Ronnie Wood. Hosted by Melvyn Bragg. Produced by Jez Nelson and Claire Neal.

16.45-17.30 ELVIS DURAN WITH STEVE WRIGHT

Elvis Duran is quite simply the biggest name in breakfast radio across the world. Recognised by his peers as being ‘the best’, this is a unique opportunity to hear how he does it. Consistently number one in New York, perhaps the toughest radio market there is, this is a show that wins time and time again. For the first time in the UK, Elvis explains all about his show, how he does it, the prep, the mechanics and most of all his own personal style. It will undoubtedly be one of the outstanding sessions of the conference.

Elvis Duran. Hosted by Steve Wright. Produced by Dennis Clark.

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Wednesday 2nd November

Room hosted by Radcliffe & Maconie

Time Session
09.00 REGISTRATION COFFEE

09.30-10.10 JARVIS & ARTHUR: DIGITAL RADIO’S COMMON PEOPLE

Legendary Pulp frontman and BBC 6 Music icon Jarvis Cocker, in conversation with broadcaster and stand-up Arthur Smith, star of Grumpy Old Men, Glastonbury and BBC Radio 4 Extra. Hear from Jarvis himself about the amazing digital radio success story of 6 Music, the inside scoop of its fight for survival, that successful online campaign and how 6 Music won over both the BBC Trust and a whole new audience. Arthur Smith comes complete with his no-holds-barred news and views about digital radio’s future, co-starring Absolute Radio COO Clive Dickens, Radioplayer MD Michael Hill and Digital Radio UK CEO Ford Ennals.

Jarvis Cocker (BBC 6 Music), Clive Dickens (Absolute Radio), Ford Ennals (DRUK), Michael Hill (Radioplayer). Hosted by Arthur Smith. Produced by Mark Plant.

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10.15-10.55 RIGHT TO REPLY

Andrew Harrison, CEO of RadioCentre, replies to BBC Director General Mark Thompson following the previous day’s keynote speech, with contributions from Stuart Taylor (GMG), Phil Riley (Orion Media) and Scott Taunton (UTV).

Andrew Harrison (RadioCentre), Phil Riley (Orion Media), Scott Taunton (UTV), Stuart Taylor (GMG). Hosted by Steve Hewlett (BBC). Produced by Matt Payton.

10.55-11.25 NETWORKING BREAK
11.25-12.05 GOOGLE KEYNOTE

Expect the unexpected.

Matt Brittin. Produced & Hosted by Clive Dickens

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12.10-12.50 WE DIDN’T PREDICT A RIOT!

From phone-hacking to earthquakes, revolutions to an economy in crisis, the news review of 2011 won’t be short of stories. But one event from an exceptional summer of news tested all broadcasters – the riots. We hear what it’s like struggling to report from the rage, the dangers in trying to get close to a fast-moving story, the lessons learned and the role of social media in it all.

Amanda Coleman (Greater Manchester Police), Paul Lewis (The Guardian), John Pickford (Key 103), Mark Rock (Audioboo), Mark Stone (Sky News). Hosted by Stephen Nolan (BBC Radio 5 live). Produced by James Rea.

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12.55-13.40 BOB HARRIS

Bob Harris has been either on our screens or in our ears for over 40 years. He is loved by a nation of music enthusiasts, adored for his knowledge, admired for his dedication to his profession and envied for his legendary voice that makes you feel he is talking to you alone. For many people, when you mention the name Bob Harris, you cannot fail to do so with a smile on your face and admiration for the brilliant work that he does. In this compelling interview, hosted by none other than the wonderful Paul Gambaccini, Whispering Bob tells the tale of his career, the stories of his years in broadcasting, the people he met, the stars he helped create and the fun he had along the way.

Bob Harris OBE. Hosted by Paul Gambaccini. Produced by John Leonard.

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13.40-13.45 CLOSING REMARKS
13.45-14.00 NETWORKING BREAK
14.00-14.45 RADIOTALK

The Radio Academy’s RadioTalk live.

Trevor Dann and guests. Produced by Heather Davies.

14.45 FESTIVAL CLOSE