We are delighted to announce that the next Audio and Radio Industry Awards will take place in London.
The 36th annual celebration of UK radio and audio will take place in London’s West End in early 2020.
The ceremony will see 23 awards handed out, with recognition for presenters, production teams, podcasts and radio stations.
These will include the inaugural John Myers Award for Local Radio Station of the Year, named after the visionary pioneer of local radio, who died suddenly earlier this year.
For the first time, the ARIAS will also include a public vote category for Moment Of The Year. Radio Academy members will be invited to nominate their favourite pieces of audio, and a shortlist of ten will be put to the general public ahead of the ceremony.
Entries for the ARIAS will be open from 1st October to 5 November and entrants in the first week will benefit from a special reduced early bird entry fee. Tickets for the awards will go on sale shortly afterwards.
The Audio & Radio Industry Awards are about recognising the talented individuals and teams in the UK audio and radio sector, who excel at their craft and produce the very best body of work in the world. Our categories cover the most diverse range of genre, talent and output from public service radio, commercial radio, podcasters, community radio, student radio, independent production, audio books and beyond. The ARIAS are the Oscars of UK radio and audio and are open for all UK based content creators.
"The Radio Academy is an iconic body in the world of broadcasting, not just radio. It is a huge influence on the industry, inspiring and supporting the next generation and recognising those that have contributed their lives and passion towards creating the best in radio programming."
"My first experience of the Radio Academy was being invited to attend the ARIAS. It was a chance to see all the major players of the industry gathered in one place, and we felt a sense of community that reflected the Academy's rich membership base."
"The Radio Academy is great at supporting people, through it, I've found countless opportunities to network and meet new contacts that has led to work.
"The Radio Academy help to motivate, educate and entertain anyone who works in radio from hospital radio to BBC radio. In addition, the Radio Academy forms a community and a social group as it helps network with presenters and producers from all different radio backgrounds. I love The Radio Academy"
"Thank you Radio Academy for letting me learn more radio skills. Having opportunities to communicate with radio experts. Go Radio Academy!"