It’s your last chance to book your place for a shot at glory in Monday’s London Branch Summer Quiz! Hosted this year by Andy Bush (@bushontheradio) off of Absolute Radio, it’s going to be a fantastic night of fun, games and plenty of friendly rivalry, so don’t miss out!
Doors open at 6.30pm on Monday 8th July at The Junction, 2a Corsica Street, Highbury, London, N5 1JJ. And we’ll be holding the raffle. Prizes include an annual tastecard, magazine subscriptions, a Roberts Radio, tickets to see Elton John at Hyde Park this summer and some radio goodie bags. Come on, you know you want to. There’ll even be time to grab a pizza and a drink before the quiz starts at 7.30. It’s £25 per team, maximum 5 people per team. For more info and to book your place, just hit the website.
AGM & Summer Social
We’re also hoping to see you this Thursday for our AGM and Summer Social at the 7th Floor Learning Zone, BBC New Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA.
The AGM is usually over pretty quickly, so we’re using it as a shameless excuse for a bit of a Summer Social. Come and join us for a drink, catch up with friends and celebrate the fact that summer is finally here (ish)!
Doors open from 6pm and it’s free to members, £10 for non-members, but you do need to register through the website.
Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards 2013 – winners!
This week was, of course, all about the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards held on Wednesday. This year’s event was particularly special, celebrating not only the annual awards winners, but also marking the 40th anniversary of commercial radio with a Roll of Honour to celebrate 40 individuals who have made a significant contribution to the growth and success of the industry. Congratulations to every one of them!
Nominations – Local & Regional Awards & Hall of Fame
This year, we’d like to invite your suggestions for who deserves to be inducted into our Hall of Fame and who should receive our Local & Regional Lifetime Achievement Award. The Hall of Fame is the UK radio industry’s tribute to those legendary voices who make and/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.
The Local & Regional Lifetime Achievement Award recognises a substantive body of work, usually over at least a couple of decades but is specifically for those broadcasters/presenters who have worked on a non-national platform. Again, recipients to date are listed on our website.
To nominate someone for either award, just email us with up to 500 words about the person you’re nominating and please state in the subject field which award you are nominating them for. The deadline for sending in your nominations is 12 noon on Wednesday 31st July.
NextRad.io Conference 2013
Don’t forget to snap up a ticket for NextRad.io’s 2013 conference, which is happening in London on 9th September.
It’s all about new ideas across all areas of radio – made for people that make radio. This year, there’ll be speakers about journalism, radio creativity, the ideal length of any radio feature, radio in Africa, how to do an OB from almost anywhere on earth, and ideas from some of the UK’s most successful presenters. What’s more, it’s still just £99 to attend.
We hope you’re sitting comfortably for this week’s RadioTalk. Lisa Kerr talks to the first ever recipient of The Radio Academy Fellowship, Gillian Reynolds MBE. Tune in as Gillian talks about her life, career and love of radio. And, of course, the podcast wouldn’t be complete without another great episode of David Lloyd’s Radio Moments where he looks back at the launch of Manx Radio; BBC Radio 1 saying goodbye to AM; Capital saying hello to the One Network; and Radio Luxembourg making the move to 208 MW. Happy Listening!
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The Radio Academy Team