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Molly Guinness, Rob Littlejohn and Adam Uytman join trustee board

Three new trustees have been announced to join The Radio Academy board of trustees. Following an election by Radio Academy Members, Molly Guinness, Rob Littlejohn and Adam Uytman have been announced as the new additions to their board of trustees. The charity opened elections for new trustees in January, seeking two trustees to join the […]

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The Radio Academy: looking back over 2023

It’s been another busy year at The Radio Academy! Let’s look back on some of the highlights together… The Radio Academy Mentoring Programme RAMP returned to support people at mid-level in their audio and radio careers, matching 20 mentees with mentors for guidance and advice on their next steps. As well as gaining one to […]

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ReelWorld Radio Academy 30 Under 30 list revealed

Find out who is on The Reelworld Radio Academy’s 30 Under 30 list for 2023.

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We are hiring: Awards Producer freelance role

Fancy working on one of the audio industry’s most prestigious and anticipated awards? The Radio Academy ARIAS are the UK Audio & Radio Industry Awards and have been celebrating the best in audio excellence for around 40 years. We are hiring a freelancer role to manage our awards judging process. The Radio Academy is the UK audio […]

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We are hiring: Marketing & Communications Manager freelance role

Fancy working on some of the audio industry’s most prestigious and anticipated initiatives? The Radio Academy exists to support, promote and celebrate people working in audio and radio. We are hiring a freelancer role to work with us over the coming year. We are looking for a Marketing and Communications Manager to work with us […]

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MusicMaster Scheduling invite you to join a global music community

A guest post from The Radio Academy partners, MusicMaster Scheduling, announcing the first ever International Music Scheduling Summit IMS². The Summit kicks off in Berlin, Germany and you’re invited… Have you ever thought about the sheer number of like-minded individuals in the global music scheduling community who have been yearning for a gathering to connect […]

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Vernon Kay joins Victoria Derbyshire at Radio Academy Festival 2023

More names announced as the hottest talent in the audio universe take to the stage at the Radio Academy Festival on Tuesday 12th September 2023. Taking place at the Royal College of Physicians in London’s Regent’s Park, the Festival presents three stages of unmissable discussion, inspiration and entertainment on Sound Connections – why they matter, […]

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We are hiring: Project Manager and Administrator freelance roles

Fancy working on some of the audio industry’s most prestigious and anticipated initiatives? The Radio Academy exists to support, promote and celebrate people working in audio and radio. We are hiring two freelancers to work with us over the coming year. We are looking for a Project Manager and an Administrator to work with us […]

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Sound Connections are at the heart of The Radio Academy Festival 2023

Sound Connections is revealed as the theme for this year’s Radio Academy Festival, as the first speakers and sessions are announced for the annual audio industry event taking place on Tuesday 12th September in London. The Sound Connections theme builds on last year’s deep focus on the power of audio to connect with listeners, and […]

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Radio News Hub: the story so far…

A guest post from Radio Academy sponsor Radio News Hub about a journey from journalism to technology entrepreneurship, fuelled by a passion for radio and news. Nearly ten years on, founders Jamie Fletcher and Stephanie Otty share the story behind the global news distribution company. 27.5 million and counting. That is the number of bulletins […]

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Tim Blackmore MBE has died, aged 78

The family of Tim Blackmore have announced that Tim has passed away, aged 78. Tim, who has passed away today aged 78, was a leader in the UK radio industry for over 60 years. Originally trained as a technical operator and studio manager at the BBC, Tim joined the BBC’s Gramophone Department as part of […]

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Aradhna Tayal Leach appointed as Radio Academy MD

The Radio Academy has announced the appointment of Aradhna Tayal Leach as the new Managing Director, taking on the role with immediate effect. Following a competitive process, Aradhna joins the Academy to continue to build and expand the role of the charity, in sharing best practice and celebrating amazing audio.   She will work closely with […]

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Introducing the BBC Sounds Audio Lab ‘Class of 2023’

A guest post by Khaliq Meer, Commissioning Executive, BBC Sounds Audio Lab Back in early 2020, during the chaos of Covid, confusion of Lockdown and groundswell of anger following the death of George Floyd, any certainty to be had felt short-lived and the p word (pandemic) was starting to take hold in unimaginable ways. I […]

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Tim Blackmore MBE will be ARIAS guest of honour 

Tim’s contribution to radio and audio will be recognised in the ceremony

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Radio icon Tony Blackburn to receive The Pioneer Award

Loved by listeners and the industry, Tony will be recognised at this year’s ARIAS

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Sam Bailey to leave Radio Academy for BFBS

The Radio Academy is recruiting for a new MD, as Sam leaves this summer

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The Radio Academy is heading to Radiodays Europe

The conference is a really exciting chance to compare, contrast, and reflect on what unites radio people

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Perminder Khatkar and Victoria Easton-Riley elected

Following the election held in January, two new Trustees have been elected to our board

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Laura Rawlings announced as Radio Academy Podcast host

A new voice going behind the scenes of hit radio and audio projects.

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50EUR Discount on Radio Days Europe tickets

Members can get a discount for Europe’s largest radio and audio gathering

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at The ARIAS

Blog post from RA Chair Helen Thomas, and ARIAS Chair of Judges Phil Riley.

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2022 At The Radio Academy – what we’ve delivered

Our MD Sam Bailey reports on a year of Radio Academy output

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Statement from The Trustees of The Radio Academy

“We want to take this opportunity to publicly acknowledge the concerns raised about The ARIAS judging processes…”

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Congratulations to APAs 2022 Winners

The Audio Production Awards were held last night with winners announced in dozens of categories

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