2014 Radio Academy Awards - Partners announced!

This week, we are delighted to welcome PRS for Music, RCS and SGPB Hambros as partners for the 2014 Radio Academy Awards! These leading companies all have close associations with the radio industry and The Radio Academy and, for this year, replace a headline sponsor. Will you be joining us on 12th May for the biggest night in UK radio?

The glittering Awards Ceremony, hosted by the one and only Chris Evans at London’s prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel, will be a fantastic evening with over 1100 guests from across the UK radio industry. 34 awards will be presented over the course of the evening, including the Gold and Special Awards, and we’ll also have two exciting and exclusive live musical performances – watch this space for further details!

Tickets for the Awards Ceremony are now available at £200 (plus VAT) each for Academy members and £260 (plus VAT) for non-members. To request a booking form, please email us now!

See you on the big night!


London Branch: Meet The Professionals

London Event: Meet The ProfessionalsCome and chat over a pint with radio professionals from across London! Get the inside skinny on their experience, how they got in, how they got on and what you can do to get ahead.

The London Branch committee will be there, and we’ve invited a bunch of other radio insiders we think you’ll want to meet. Whether you’re after some serious networking and careers advice or socialising with friends and colleagues after work, come and join us from 6pm on Wednesday 23rd April at The Old Explorer, 23 Great Castle Street, London W1G 0JA. For more info and to register, click here.

We’re not live tweeting or recording this one but, for connecting before and after, just use #RANetworking.


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RadioTalkIn this week’s RadioTalk, Free Radio evening presenter and one of our 30 Under 30, Adam Wilbourn, talks to presenters, producers and PDs from across the industry about getting started in radio. Hear how the likes of Pete Allison (BBC Radio 1 and Absolute Radio), Graham Albans (BBC Radio 2), Rob Howard (Capital North East), Toby Mackenzie (Free Radio), Ben Burrell (Free Radio) and Sparky (Free Radio) began their careers and what advice they’d give to someone looking for their first break!

Plus, more treasure troves from the week in radio history with David Lloyd’s Radio Moments. Happy listening!


Membership

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Best wishes,

The Radio Academy Team

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RadioTalkIn this week’s RadioTalk, Free Radio evening presenter and one of our 30 Under 30, Adam Wilbourn, talks to presenters, producers and PDs from across the industry about getting started in radio. Hear how the likes of Pete Allison (BBC Radio 1 and Absolute Radio), Graham Albans (BBC Radio 2), Rob Howard (Capital North East), Toby Mackenzie (Free Radio), Ben Burrell (Free Radio) and Sparky (Free Radio) began their careers and what advice they’d give to someone looking for their first break!

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Radio Academy Awards 2014

We are delighted to announce PRS for Music, SGPB Hambros and RCS as partners for the 2014 Radio Academy Awards!

These leading companies all have close associations with the radio industry and The Radio Academy and, for this year, replace a headline sponsor.

The three partners announced today are the first to be confirmed for the 2014 Awards before the winners’ ceremony on Monday 12th May.

The Radio Academy Awards, hosted by the one and only Chris Evans, will once again take place in the Great Room of London’s prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel with over 1100 guests representing the UK radio industry. 34 awards will be presented over the course of the evening, including the Gold and Special Awards which are in the gift of the Radio Academy Awards Committee. The ceremony will also see two exciting and exclusive live musical performances – watch this space for further details!

Tickets for the Awards Ceremony are now available at £200 (plus VAT) each for Academy members and £260 (plus VAT) for non-members. To request a booking form, please email us now!

Paul Robinson, CEO of The Radio Academy said: “We are pleased to introduce awards partners for this year’s event. We look forward to an ongoing partnership with these prestigious organisations.

Robert Ashcroft, Chief Executive, PRS for Music said: “Songwriters and composers have had a long standing relationship with the radio industry, providing the soundtrack to our lives. The Radio Academy Awards highlight the dedication of those who bring us great programming and music, and we are delighted to be partners in our centenary year.

Eric Barnett, CEO, Societe Generale Private Banking Hambros said: “We are delighted to be collaborating with The Radio Academy on the most renowned Awards in the UK Radio industry, especially at this exciting time as they celebrate 32 years of radio excellence. It is an absolute pleasure and we wish all of this year’s nominees the very best of luck!

Jon Earley, Managing Director, RCS UK said: “As the world’s largest broadcast software company, RCS is proud to be partnering with The Radio Academy on the most prestigious awards for the UK Radio industry.

2014 Radio Academy Awards Nominations revealed!

Unless you’ve been on Mars for the last week, you may have heard about a little announcement we made on Wednesday.

What? Really?! Well, for the benefit of you martian tourists out there, the Nominations for the 2014 Radio Academy Awards have been revealed!

If you missed the Nominations Webcast with Angie Greaves and Jeremy Vine, you can still catch it on the official website, where you’ll also find the full list of this year’s Nominees.

John Myers, Chairman of The Radio Academy Awards, said:

The recent RAJARS have shown that UK radio is indeed enjoying a ‘golden age’, no other medium delivers the audience numbers that radio does. We should all be very proud to be part of such a dynamic and exciting industry.

I’m delighted at the standard of entry of this year’s Awards and by the sheer strength in depth of the output up and down the country. It’s also very heartening for the future of the industry to see many new names earn nominations, as well as the veterans continuing to deliver year in, year out.


2014 Radio Academy Awards Ceremony

The winners will be revealed at the glittering Awards Ceremony on 12th May at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, hosted by Chris Evans.

If you want to be there for the biggest night of the UK radio year, request a booking form now. Priority is given to Nominees and all other tickets are sold on a first come first served basis, so there’s no time to lose!

Congratulations to all this year’s Nominees, see you on 12th May!


Listen

RadioTalkThis week’s RadioTalk is, of course, all about the Nominations. Paul Robinson was in the studio for the webcast and caught up with presenters Angie Greaves and Jeremy Vine, along with Awards Chairman John Myers, to discuss this year’s contenders.

Plus, we’ve got another fascinating dispatch from the week in radio history with David Lloyd’s Radio Moments. Enjoy!


Membership

Support The Radio Academy, get discounted rates for all our events and be the envy of all your friends by becoming a Member. You can sign up on our website for annual membership for just £25, but if you work for any of our Patrons it’s absolutely free! Just register with your work email address here.

Best wishes,

The Radio Academy Team

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Come and chat over a pint with radio professionals from across London. Get the inside skinny on their experience, how they got in, how they got on and what you can do to get ahead.

The London Branch committee will be there, and we’ve invited a bunch of other radio insiders we think you’ll want to meet.

Whether you’re dying to be a presenter, looking for your big break in production, or if sales, marketing or engineering are more your sort of thing, this is your chance to talk to those in the know and get your questions answered.

It’s also a great opportunity to just hang out with other radio professionals.

Whether you’re after some serious networking & careers advice or socialising with friends and colleagues after work, come and join us at the Old Explorer on St George’s Day.

We’re not live tweeting or recording this one, however for connecting before and after: #RANetworking

Details:

Date: Wednesday 23rd April 2014
Time: 6pm to approx 8pm
Venue: The Old Explorer, 23 Great Castle Street, London W1G 0JA

It’s just north of Oxford Circus, opposite the side entrance to BHS.
We’ve reserved the space downstairs.

Registration:

Cost: members free / non-members £10 (inc VAT). To register for this event, CLICK HERE.

READ THIS BEFORE YOU PAY:

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.

RIG MEMBERS:

If you are a member of the Radio Independents Group then you can attend this event for free.

Use your rigmember.org email account and email Events with the Subject “London Event: Meet the Professionals” and space permitting we’ll add you to the guest list.

Who will be there?

Heather Davies (Freelance Radio Producer) – BBC Radio 2 / 6 Music / Asian Network

Tim Dye (Unit Assistant) – BBC Radio 2 & 6 Music

Sam Gregory (Talent Manager) – Wise Buddah Talent

Sarah Grun (Freelance Radio Producer)

David Holroyd (Head of Technology Operations) – Global

Will Jackson (Managing Director) – Radio Independents Group

Jonathan Jacob (Solutions Manager) – Global Radio

Matt Jamison (Programme Director) – Amazing Radio

Dave Johns (Programmer and Presenter) – Radio Woking

Stu Manton (SRA Chair / Freelance Producer) – Student Radio Association / Global Radio

Phil McGarvey (Producer) – BBC Radio 2

Neil Sloan (Audio Output Manager) – Wise Buddah

Chris Thorpe (Director/Owner) – On The Sly Audio Production

Dave Walters (Technology Controller) – BBC Radio

Sandy Warr (Freelance Presenter / Lecturer) – talkSPORT, Absolute / City University

Matt Wilkinson (Presenter) – Heart Network