RADIO FESTIVAL GOES TO SALFORD
The Radio Academy has announced that the 2010 Radio Festival will take place between October 18th and 20th in Salford. Tim Davie, Director of BBC Audio & Music, will chair the Festival with Travis Baxter, MD of Bauer Radio as his deputy. Representatives of Global Radio, Bauer Radio, GMG Radio, Absolute Radio and the BBC are among those who’ve accepted invitations to join the committee.
Trevor Dann, Chief Executive of the Academy said: “this year’s Festival will be the biggest and best ever. We are rolling some of our annual smaller events, including the Radio At The Edge conference and the Hall of Fame Dinner into one unmissable occasion which everyone in UK radio will want to attend. The Sony Radio Academy Awards in the Spring and the Radio Festival in the Autumn will be the twin peaks of UK radio’s year.”
Tim Davie said: “I’m delighted to be chairing the Radio Festival as part of such a strong organising committee. I’m particularly pleased that this year the whole industry will come together and am looking forward to being part of what promises to be an outstanding event.”
Travis Baxter said: “This year’s Festival will secure radio’s place at the centre of the consumer media revolution and build on radio’s creative success that delivers over 45 millions listeners a week.”
More details of the programme and venues will be announced shortly. Booking will open in May.
For further information please contact Mandy O’Connor, The Radio Academy’s Events Manager on 020 7927 9920 or click here to email her.