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The Radio Academy

19th September 2014

With less than a month to go, we were absolutely thrilled this week to reveal the full programme for Radio Festival 2014!

This year’s line-up is jam-packed with major industry names as usual, but also features speakers from outside radio to offer fresh and inspiring perspectives. Highlights include:

Eden Project – Sir Tim Smit, co-founder of the Eden Project, discusses how you can re-invent the ‘good idea’ and keep it fresh to unlock creativity

Breaking Bad – Dave Dollimore, Ministry of Sound MD, Marvin Humes, former member of JLS and Capital FM presenter, and Kate Lawler, presenter on Kerrang! and Bauer Radio, discuss radio versus music streaming, and if radio alone can still break a new artist

Kirsty Young On Desert Island Discs – Kirsty talks about Desert Island Discs, a format that consistently reveals so much more about the interviewee than just their musical or literary tastes

10 Things They Never Taught Me At Business School – Dee Ford, Group Managing Director of Bauer Media UK, discusses her list of 10 principles, which every manager should adopt and talks about how they were applied to Bauer’s Radio strategy

The Power of Local Journalism – Vanessa Feltz, Tom Swarbrick and Winifred Robinson discuss the power of local radio in a session hosted by Shelagh Fogarty

The Colin Murray Show – Colin Murray, Danny Murphy and Steve Bunce bring their daily mid-morning show on talkSPORT to the Radio Festival in celebration of sport on the radio. The session will be broadcast live on air

From Bottom To Top In 8 weeks – Ciaran Davis, CEO of Australian Radio Network, talks about how he took his station from bottom to top in 8 weeks

SEE?! Not forgetting TechCon, the Masterclass with John Humphrys & Nicky Campbell, Foot In The Door, the John Peel Lecture, the How To... training day, and a few surprises we've yet to announce...

So, what are you waiting for? We've got a range of tickets to suit all budgets, so grab yours right here and join us in Salford on 13th-15th October for the BEST. FESTIVAL. EVER!

Arqiva TechCon Technical Excellence Award - 2014 shortlist announced

The shortlist has been announced for this year’s TechCon Technical Excellence Award, sponsored by Arqiva:

Absolute Radio and RCS - One Breakfast Show, Seven Playlists

UK Radioplayer Ltd - Radioplayer In-Car Hybrid Adaptor

University Radio Bath - Responsive Radio & Unified Station Management

The winning entry will be announced at the end of this year’s TechCon on Monday 13th October. That's right - yet another reason to come to Radio Festival!

Nations & Regions Awards - closes Tuesday!

It's your last chance to enter this year's Nations & Regions Awards!

The deadline is THIS TUESDAY! If you work for a small station making a BIG impact, don't miss out on your opportunity to be recognised in your branch and to qualify for free entry into the relevant 2015 Radio Academy Awards Station of the Year category!

The deadline for entries is 5pm on Tuesday 23rd September - for more info and to enter, just click here.

Branch events coming up...

We kick off our autumn season of Branch events with two fantastic events coming up.

The Yorkshire Branch’s event on Wednesday 8th October brings together music radio presenters to examine the importance of having passion for music – and radio’s importance within the music industry. The BBC’s Head of Radio Production in the North, Ian Bent, will chair a panel including Dixie (Heart Yorkshire breakfast), Andi Durrant (Distorted Productions) and Rick Witter (Minster FM/Shed Seven).

The event takes place at the first direct arena in Leeds and also includes an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the arena. It's free for members and £5 for non-members - for more info and to book, just click here.

BBC Radio Suffolk went live with ViLoR, the BBC’s Virtual Local Radio project on 10th September this year. Our East Anglia Branch invites you to Ipswich to meet and ask questions of the man behind ViLoR, Geoff Woolf and see the new technology in action.

Join us on Thursday 23 October at BBC Radio Suffolk, Broadcasting House in Ipswich for an evening hosted by ViLoR trainer and developer, Joe Pignatiello which will include a tour of the studios and a panel discussion with Geoff and the BBC’s Head of Regional and Local Programmes for the East, Mick Rawsthorne. It's free for members and £5 for non-members - for more info and to book, just click here. 

Listen

In this week's RadioTalk, we’ve got another indispensable dispatch from the week in radio history with David Lloyd’s Radio Moments!

Memorable moments this week include Chris Moyles’ final show for Radio 1, the launches of 2CR and Fox FM, George Entwistle becoming BBC Director General, and the first cash competition on radio. Happy listening!

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Best wishes,

The Radio Academy Team


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