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First up this week, a word from our Chairman, Ben Cooper:

I just wanted to thank you for making this year’s Radio Academy Festival the best I can remember. The quality of guests and standard of speakers I thought was fantastic. Thanks also go to Chris Burns, Paul Sylvester and the Festival Committee, as well as Gloria Abramoff and the Radio Academy team, Mandy, Riza, Caroline and Nella – the hard work, energy and determination to make this a Festival the industry could be proud of was greatly appreciated.

Which brings me to our next moment in the calendar, the Arqiva Hall of Fame Lunch. And this is where I would like to invite you to make your suggestions on who deserves to be inducted. The Hall of Fame is the UK radio industry’s tribute to those legendary voices who make, or have made, an outstanding contribution to the sound of British radio and to British cultural life. You can see a full list of all those already inducted on our website.

To nominate someone for the Hall of Fame, just email us with up to 500 words about the person you’re nominating with the subject “Hall of Fame Nomination”. The deadline for sending in your nominations is 5pm on Friday 31st October.

Radio Festival round-upRadio Festival 2014 - highlights coming soon...

Wow! Turns out, that really was the BEST FESTIVAL EVER!

We will be putting the session audio up on the website very soon but, in the meantime, you can relieve those post-Festival withdrawal symptoms by feasting your eyes on loads of lovely photos on our flickr, and we’ll be adding even more soon.

We’re also giving you the chance to get your hands on our signed Iggy Pop-Up! The secret auction closes at 5pm TODAY, so get your bid in now for a unique memento of a wonderful event. For more details, just click here. And don’t forget, you can enjoy Iggy’s superb John Peel Lecture all over again. It’s available to watch, to download and you can even get a transcript of the lecture – you’ll find it all right here.

Still need more? Then why not hit the Challenge Radio website, where you’ll find lots of goodies from our 12 hour Radio Festival pop-up station? Watch interviews with the presenters and the best bits of the 12 hours in 60 seconds, hear our favourite bits, and see some great photos from the day! Plus, there’s a brilliant time-lapse of our dome going up. Enjoy!

Listen

RadioTalkIn this week’s RadioTalk, we’re rummaging through the archives for more classic clips from the week in radio history with David Lloyd’s Radio Moments!

This week, it’s 6 years since the infamous ‘Sachsgate’ affair; the British Broadcasting Company was formed back in 1922; Radio City and Severn Sound first hit the airwaves; and Simon Bates said goodbye to Radio 1. 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 this week’s RadioTalk, we’re rummaging through the archives for more classic clips from the week in radio history with David Lloyd’s Radio Moments!

This week, it’s 6 years since the infamous ‘Sachsgate’ affair; David Lloyd's Radio Momentsthe British Broadcasting Company was formed back in 1922; Radio City and Severn Sound first hit the airwaves; and Simon Bates said goodbye to Radio 1. Happy listening!

Produced and presented by David Lloyd. Comments always welcome. Also available via iTunes.

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BBC Music John Peel Lecture with 7digital

To celebrate tonight’s broadcast of Iggy Pop’s utterly brilliant BBC Music John Peel Lecture with 7digital, we’re giving you the chance to bid for the pop-up banner Iggy signed after giving the Lecture!

It’s a secret auction so, to get your hands on this unique memento of a truly amazing evening, send your bid to events@radioacademy.org by 5pm Friday 24th October 2014.

The rules are simple – the highest bid wins. Entries are confidential – the winner’s name may be published, but the bid amount will not. All proceeds will go to supporting the work of The Radio Academy, which is a registered charity.

Good luck! And don’t miss the broadcast of Iggy’s amazing Lecture on BBC Four at 8pm tonight. It’s also available as an audio download and you can even get a transcript of the lecture – you’ll find it all right here.

Radio Festival 2014 kicks off on Monday! Download the App today!

This is it!

Doors open for Radio Festival 2014 on Monday and we could not be more excited! This year, the biggest event in UK radio is bigger and better than ever!

If you’re attending the Festival, make sure you download the official Radio Festival 2014 App for your phone or tablet today! It has all sorts of useful information, including Programme details (no hard copy programmes this year), Speaker info, and a Delegates Community, as well as loads of other great features.

Download Radio Festival 2014 App for iPhone Download Radio Festival 2014 App for Android Phone

*NB: To download the Android App for Tablet, click here.

In our final announcements before the event gets under way, we revealed that BBC Radio 6 Music presenter Gilles Peterson will receive The PRS for Music Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music Radio and The Radio Academy Local & Regional Lifetime Achievement Award will go to Midlands broadcaster Jo Russell. Both presentations will be made on Tuesday evening as part of Michael Ball: The PPL Wrecking Ball Cabaret.

Completing this year’s impressive line-up, Mel Greig, the Australian radio DJ, will be interviewed by broadcaster and journalist Daisy McAndrew on the Radio Festival stage. Mel will deliver a cautionary note about prank calls and what can be done to try and protect all involved, as well as prepare radio DJs to face adversity.

We are also thrilled to present Challenge Radio – an industry collaboration with talent from BBC and commercial, as well as student and community radio, all presenting shows to celebrate the radio medium, its achievements and its future. Produced as part of the Radio Festival, the station will broadcast from a dome located outside The Lowry, near Media City UK in Salford on Tuesday 14th October for 12 hours from 8am! Anneka Rice, ambassador of the aptly named pop-up, will be rounding up presenters and ensuring the station is a big hit. Anneka will also take to the mic, presenting her own show on the station.

Anneka said: “We’ve got loads of presenters collaborating for Challenge Radio, doing an eclectic mix of shows. My latest recruit is BBC Radio 2’s Ken Bruce, who will come up to Manchester and present his show from the dome. There’s something for everyone on the station, it’s a real mix, you must tune-in!

Follow Anneka’s progress on twitter (@ChallengeRadio) throughout the day and over the weekend.

We’d like to say a huge thankyou to the small but perfectly-formed army of people who have worked tirelessly for many months to make Radio Festival 2014 a truly amazing event!

See you in Salford!

Listen

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

Highlights this week include the launches of LBC and Radio Wyvern; William Hardcastle hosting the first edition of The World At One; and a surprising host for the very first Pick Of The Pops. 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

RadioTalk: Radio Moments with David Lloyd

by Nella on 10th October 2014. Comments Off .
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RadioTalkIn this week’s RadioTalk, we’ve got more gems from the week in radio history, courtesy of David Lloyd’s Radio Moments!

Highlights this week include the launches of LBC and Radio Wyvern; William Hardcastle hosting the first edition of The World At One; and a surprising host for the very first Pick Of The Pops.David Lloyd's Radio Moments Happy listening!

Produced and presented by David Lloyd. Comments always welcome. Also available via iTunes.

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