With Danielle Perry, Jeremy Vine, Alan Dedicoat, Peter Dickson, No Such Thing As a Fish, Ken Bruce, and more


With Dee Ford, Jonathan Wall, Ben Cooper, John Whittingdale, Siobhan Kenny, and our panel on public service radio


With David Lloyd, Chris Burns, Dom Chambers, Paulette Edwards, Keri Jones, and panels on venues and careers


With Emily Maitlis, Tom Newton-Dunn, Heidi Dawson, Hugh Woozencroft, Mishal Husain, and more


With Nile Rodgers, Jordan & Perri, Lorna Clarke, Nadia Khan, the Beethoven Challenge, The Skewer and more

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Monday 9 November, 2.30-5.30pm

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Welcome from Yvonne Thompson
The Chair of The Radio Academy, Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE, gives a welcoming speech to kick of #RadFest20!

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Voiceover Legends
Peter Dickson and Alan Dedicoat discuss their combined 75+ years in the voiceover business with broadcaster Stephanie Hirst.  Peter and Alan will reflect on their radio and TV work, and having two of the most recognisable voices in British media. Produced by Stephanie Hirst.

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My Passion: Rachel Barton
The CEO and Founder of indie We Are Grape talks about making radio with happy presenters, drawing on her experience of producing Annie Mac, Pete Tong, Annie Nightingale and more for BBC Radio 1. Strand produced by Ray Paul.

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British Music Around The World
Jamz Supernova, host of the British Council’s Selector Radio (which broadcasts in 35 countries across the globe), brings together a panel of radio colleagues from stations around the world to discuss the global influence of British music and the impact of Covid-19 on music lovers everywhere. Guests: RJ Riyass (Gup Shup Radio in India), Brenda Camacho (Ibero 90.9PM in Mexico City), and Lasha Jouja (Radio Tempo in Georgia). Produced by Pippa Brown of Folded Wing.

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Danielle Perry's Elevenses, with Jeremy Vine
Absolute Radio’s Danielle Perry presents a special edition of her ‘Elevenses’ podcast, with special guest Jeremy Vine. The show, which asks the same 11 questions to get under the skin of all Danielle’s guests, will focus on Radio 2 star Jeremy’s background and career in the media, which takes in radio, news, TV, and novels. Produced by Kellie Redmond.

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Lockdown Stories: Absolute Radio 40s
Telling the story of this one-day pop-up radio station for VE Day, which broke all the streaming records for Absolute Radio. Produced by Phil Critchlow of TBI Media.

Postcard: Broadway Bill Lee
Radio Personality of the Year, Broadway Bill Lee, sends us a virtual postcard all the way from New York! Produced by Nick Pitts.

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No Such Thing As A Radio Festival
The stars of one of Britain’s biggest podcast successes, No Such Thing As A Fish, will talk about the meteoric rise of their weekly fact-based show, and how they spun it out of writing BBC2 TV show QI.  Dan, James, Anna and Andy will answer members’ questions, and share their favourite nuggets of radio trivia.

Fellowship: Tony Delahunty
Tony Delahunty, Mansfield 103.2's Managing Director, is awarded the Fellowship from The Radio Academy. Produced by John Dash.

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Ken Bruce on PopMaster
The host of the UK's biggest daily radio moment talks about how the iconic PopMaster started up, and tells us some of his favourite contestant stories. Presented with a little help from his friends.... Produced by Phil McGarvey.


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