Foot In The Door 2011

Monday 31st October | Hexagon Room, The Lowry, Salford Quays


Foot in the Door is now established as the Radio Academy Masterclass where the delegates set the agenda. The afternoon is broken into ten themed rounds with delegates getting the chance to meet and question industry insiders.

Similar to speed dating, delegates get 15 minutes to talk to the individuals on each table before the klaxon sounds and they have to move on.


12:30 Registration
12:45 Demo clinic with What Goes On Media
14:00 Opener from Rob Ellis
14:05 Foot in the Door rounds 1-5
15:30 COFFEE
16:00 Foot in the Door rounds 6-10
17.15 Q&A with Rob Ellis
17:30 Conference Close

Registration starts at 12.30 to 14.00 at The Lowry, Salford Quays

Demo Clinic runs from 12.45 to 13.45

Kate Cocker – Producer & Co-Director of What Goes On Media
Sam Walker – Freelance Presenter, What Goes On Media

If you want to get some honest advice on your demo then this is not to be missed. Again this year the wonderful team at What Goes On Media will be on hand before the masterclass kicks off to listen to your demo and give you the feedback you need to help you to get yourself heard and maybe even hired at that next interview.

If you are interested please bring along your demo on audio CD (no longer than three minutes). It is advisable to book for this session as we may not be able to hear all your demos in the hour.
Please email Caroline to go on this list.

Foot In The Door 14.00 to 17.30

Rob Ellis- Breakfast Show Host, Capital FM (Manchester)

Table 1: How Do I Get On Air?

Hywel Evans – Presenter, Rock FM, Key 103 & Kerrang!
Paul Sylvester – Head of Presentation, Absolute Radio
Chris North – Joint Managing Director & Head of Talent, Wise Buddah Creative

Table 2: What Training Can I Do?

Natasha Maw – Radio Training Programme Manager, BBC Academy
Karen Pearson – Company Director/Executive Producer, Folded Wing

Table 3: What Do Producers Do?

Chris Stevens – Deputy Group Programme Director, GMG Radio
Jo Meek – Speech Executive, Wise Buddah

Table 4: What Is Station Branding?

Paul Kaye – BRMB & Group Network Programme Director, Orion Media
Mark Matthews – Group Brand Director, Real Radio

Table 5: Online, Interactive, Podcasts?

Olly Mann – Podcaster and Radio Contributor,
Jo Tyler – Lecturer Bournemouth University

Table 6: How Do I Freelance In Radio?

Helen Zaltzman – Podcaster and Radio Contributor,
Sam Walker – Freelance Presenter, What Goes On Media

Table 7: What Can I Do Right Now?

Andrea Day – Communications and Training Manager, Trafficlink
Fred Bradley – Chair, SRA & Breakfast Assistant, Heart Breakfast with Jamie and Harriet

Table 8: Who Chooses The Music?

Jo Good – Presenter, BBC 6 Music
Alex Baker – Presenter/Producer and Commercial Programming Co-ordinator, Kerrang!

Table 9: How Do I Become A Journalist?

Amy Gladwell – Broadcast Journalist, BBC Radio 1 & 1xtra Newsbeat
Christian Spooner – Smooth Radio Brand News Editor, GMG Radio

Table 10: What Is Independent Production?

Phil Critchlow – Managing Director,TBI Media
Caroline Raphael – Commissioning Editor Comedy & Entertainment, BBC Radio 4
Mike Hally – Chair, Radio Independents Group / Partner & Producer, Square Dog Radio LLP

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