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.

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*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!

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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!

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Radio Festival presents 'Challenge Radio'

  • POP-UP STATION CELEBRATES UK RADIO
  • ANNEKA RICE TO BE ‘CHALLENGE RADIO’ AMBASSADOR
  • AIRS 8AM – 8PM ON TUESDAY 14TH OCTOBER
  • STATION AVAILABLE ON 87.9 FM IN SALFORD, DAB LOCALLY IN MANCHESTER AND RADIOPLAYER ACROSS THE UK
  • BROADCAST FROM A DOME OUTSIDE THE LOWRY IN MEDIACITYUK, SALFORD
  • LAST REMAINING RADIO FESTIVAL TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

Radio Festival 2014 has announced details of Challenge Radio, a station celebrating UK radio that will broadcast live from the Festival from 8am – 8pm on Tuesday 14th October. Radio Festival 2014 is the UK’s premiere forum for discussion and debate in the radio industry and takes place from Monday 13th October to Wednesday 15th October at MediaCityUK, Salford. The last remaining tickets are available here.

Challenge Radio brings together a host of presenters and some of our favourite voices on UK radio to celebrate the radio medium, its achievements and its future. Broadcast from a dome located outside The Lowry, MediaCityUK in Salford, ‘Challenge Radio’ is an industry collaboration with talent from BBC and commercial, as well as student and community radio all presenting shows throughout the day. Anneka Rice, presenter of Saturday Breakfast on BBC Radio 2, is ambassador of the aptly named ‘Challenge Radio’, 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 Rice 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!

Chris Burns, Chair of Radio Festival 2014, added: “Challenge Radio will be a celebration of all that is great about radio. I’m so pleased that so much wonderful talent has come together in this collaborative effort, and we look forward to bringing this one-off radio station to listeners across 12 hours. Expect fun, laughter, great music and of course, insights into the happenings at Radio Festival 2014.

Visit Challenge Radio’s website for more information and details of how to listen, www.challengeradio.co.uk, and follow the story on twitter @ChallengeRadio.

Challenge Radio is part of Radio Festival 2014, the most important event in the radio industry calendar. Radio Festival 2014 features a jam-packed line-up of sessions over three days, including Iggy Pop delivering the BBC Music John Peel Lecture with 7digital, Mel Greig addressing the Radio Festival for the first time speaking about prank calls, plus BBC Radio 4’s John Humphrys, Controller of Radio 1 and 1Xtra Ben Cooper, LBC’s Nick Ferrari, Bauer Media’s Dee Ford, Absolute Radio’s Geoff Lloyd, Kerrang! Radio’s Kate Lawler and many more, Radio Festival 2014 is a must for all people with an interest in radio.

Radio Festival 2014 takes place at The Lowry, MediaCityUK in Salford from Monday 13th – Wednesday 15th October. The last remaining tickets are available here.

Radio Festival 2014 - App available to download now!

The Radio Festival 2014 App, developed by Propeller Mobile, is now available to download from the Apple App Store and Google Play. It features Full Programme Session Details, Speaker Info and Festival Delegates Community, as well as loads of other useful info.

Download the App now so you’re all set for Monday!

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