TechCon Technical Excellence Award sponsored by Arqiva

There’s just one week left to get your entry in for the TechCon Technical Excellence Award 2014, sponsored by Arqiva!

If you, your team, or your station have done something clever with technology and radio, we want to hear about it. It might be an innovative application of an established technology, the creation of a brand new product, or a project which far exceeds the everyday work of broadcast technologists. Now’s the time to shout about it, and show us all at TechCon 2014!

For more info and to enter, click here. The closing date for entries is 5pm on Monday 1st September 2014, so you need to get your skates on!

Radio Festival Event Volunteers wanted!Radio Festival Event Volunteers wanted!

Radio Festival needs YOU! We’re looking for volunteers for the Festival. We need people to assist during various shifts from Sunday 12th October to Wednesday 15th October.

You need to be prepared to do a variety of tasks that may include running for the production and events teams; meeting and greeting guests, delegates, and VIPs; helping on registration; holding mics for Q&A in the auditoriums; and setting up areas for use, to name just a few.

We’re unable to cover your travel or accommodation costs, but we will offer you the chance to sit in on one or two of the amazing sessions being produced this year. If you’re available and would like to help out, please complete this form.

Radio Remembers

At this year’s Radio Festival we want, as always, to commemorate the lives of those friends and colleagues from the radio industry who have passed away since the last Festival (Oct 2013).

Do you know of someone who contributed to our industry, even in a very small way, or someone that you feel we should acknowledge from your station, group or office?

If so, please email us with the following information about them:

- Name
- Company
- Position
- Date of Birth – Date of Death
- 2 x photos minimum – (high-res jpg)
- A short biog on their career

If you have it, please also include a short audio/video piece (1-2 mins) for us to edit into our video tribute. Don’t forget to give us your name and contact details too, in case further information is required. Thanks!

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RadioTalkIn this week’s RadioTalk, we take another foray into the week in radio history, courtesy of David Lloyd’s Radio Moments!

This week, the first female announcer on the BBC; the launch of BBC Radio 1Xtra; Elvis leaves the building; and the unforgettable voice of Bill Mitchell. 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

RadioTalkIn this week’s RadioTalk, we take another foray into the week in radio history, courtesy of David Lloyd’s Radio Moments!

This week, the first female announcer on the BBC; the launch of BBC Radio 1Xtra; Elvis leaves the building; and the unforgettable voice of Bill Mitchell. Enjoy!David Lloyd's Radio Moments

Comments always welcome. Also available via iTunes.

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The Nations & Regions Awards 2014 are go!

This week, we launched our annual search for the best small stations around the UK!

The Nations & Regions Awards celebrate programming that caters for the needs of a local or regional UK audience and provide an opportunity for stations with a TSA under 300,000 to be recognised in their branch and qualify for free entry into the relevant 2015 Radio Academy Awards Station of the Year category.

This is a great chance for small stations to make a BIG impact! So, whether you’re a commercial, student or community station, we want to hear from you!

Entry costs £24 and the closing date is Tuesday 23rd September 2014. For more info and to enter, just click here.

TechCon Technical Excellence Award

There are only two weeks left to get your entry in for the TechCon Technical Excellence Award 2014, sponsored by Arqiva!

TechCon Technical Excellence Award sponsored by Arqiva

This Award celebrates the people who drive technological development in our industry. It will be made to the individual, team or station that has demonstrated technological excellence through their work on a project or procedure.

This might be an innovative, creative and original application of an established technology, the creation of a brand new product or technology, or a project which, through its scale or implementation, far exceeds the everyday work of broadcast technologists.

For more info and to enter, click here. The closing date for entries is 5pm on Monday 1st September 2014, so you need to get your skates on!

Radio Production AwardsRadio Production Awards 2014 - now open!

Don’t forget, now’s also the time to enter the Radio Production Awards, which recognise and celebrate the work of UK radio and audio producers, as well as creatives, sound designers and engineers, and multi-platform creators. Basically, all those people who actually make the stuff that makes our ears happy!

To see a full list of this year’s categories, get more info, and submit your entry, just click here. The deadline for entries is 12 noon Wednesday 17th September and the winners will be revealed at our glamorous awards ceremony on Tuesday 25th November at The Hippodrome, London.

The Nick Clarke Award

The Nick Clarke Award for the best broadcast interview of 2014 is also open for submissions!

The Nick Clarke Award 2014The Award was created in honour of the popular and highly respected former presenter of BBC Radio 4’s The World at One, who died in 2006. The award is open to the whole UK media industry – Radio and TV – and celebrates interviews from stations and programmes of all sizes throughout the UK.

Potential winners will be those presenters or interviewers who have left a strong impression on the audience; interviews that provided a deeper understanding of their subject matter, or that were particularly memorable.

Entries must be submitted using the entry forms on the website – www.nickclarkeaward.co.uk. Closing date is 31st August.

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In the latest RadioTalk, we’ve got more magical memories from the week in radio history, courtesy of David Lloyd’s Radio Moments!

This week, the Marine Offences Act scuttles offshore pirate radio; Ronald Reagan discovers the hazard of live mics; Robert Robinson wrestles with a wren; and James Naughtie stumbles over Jeremy Hunt. Happy listening!

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

RadioTalkIn the latest RadioTalk, we’ve got more magical memories from the week in radio history, courtesy of David Lloyd’s Radio Moments!

This week, the Marine Offences Act scuttles offshore pirate radio; Ronald Reagan discovers the David Lloyd's Radio Momentshazard of live mics; Robert Robinson wrestles with a wren; and James Naughtie stumbles over Jeremy Hunt. Happy listening!

Comments always welcome. Also available via iTunes.

**In case you haven’t guessed, this podcast includes one bit of very strong language.**

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The audio from our fantastic event on how radio covered Yorkshire’s Tour de France Grand Départ is now available for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!

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This summer the biggest annual sporting event in the world came to Yorkshire, with the Tour de France’s Grand Départ taking in the streets, hills and cobbles of towns and villages all across our region. From Leeds, York, Harrogate and Sheffield to Skipton, Hawes, Masham, Haworth and Holmfirth, Yorkshire went bike-mad for the weekend, and for many weeks leading up to it.

The Yorkshire Branch of The Radio Academy examined how radio stations across the region covered Le Tour. Find out how music radio stations introduced weekly speech documentaries, programmes went out on the road and into the communities they serve, and how OBs on the weekend of the big event became logistical nightmares because of the rural terrain and closure of most major roads for several hours!

Former Radio Today Editor Stuart Clarkson chairs a panel which includes Marie Christopher (News Editor for Yorkshire & NE at Global Radio), Matt Foster (Deputy Editor – BBC Radio York), Jim Foulger (Head of News, England – Bauer Radio) and Nick Hancock (Programme Controller – Stray FM).

Our illustrious panel