About Us

About The Radio Academy

The Radio Academy is the UK radio and audio industry charity, established in 1983. We are dedicated to the promotion of excellence in UK radio and audio.

We aim to bring together audio people from across the sector, breaking down barriers to provide opportunities for debate, networking, and celebration. We welcome members from all areas of audio, including broadcasting, podcasting, streaming, production and academia.

We run a calendar of national, regional and online events for our members – those include The Radio Academy Festival, monthly networking talks, and regional Training Days. We run two major award/recognition schemes – The ARIAS and 30 Under 30 – and our mid-career mentoring programme RAMP.

We are funded through membership from individual members and patron companies who buy membership for their staff. We are supported by generous sponsors, and through ticket sales and entry fees.

Our registered charity number is 293825. We are governed by a board of Trustees, elected by our Members.

Our Values

CELEBRATE - We believe in celebrating the power of sound and the promotion of excellence in the UK's radio and audio industry.

UNITE - We believe in building an inclusive community which represents everyone working in UK radio and audio, and is a safe place for people from all backgrounds.

DEBATE - We believe that respectful discussion and debate is how we learn and drive change. We believe in open enquiry, rigorous journalism, freedom of expression and diversity of thought.

DEVELOP - We believe in sharing our skills, knowledge and passion to strengthen and support our industry and nurture future talent.