Running Order - 3rd November 2021

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Helen Thomas - Radio Academy Chair at the Radio Academy Festival 2021 in News UK Building on Wednesday 3 Nov. 2021 
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9:30 - Welcome
Helen Thomas - Radio Academy Chair

Times Radio drive time host and former BBC Deputy Political Editor John Piennar talks to his original 5 Live producer, the former Editor of BBC podcasts such as Brexitcast and Newscast Dino Sofosthe Radio Academy Festival 2021 in News UK Building on Wednesday 3 Nov. 2021 
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9:35 - In conversation: John Pienaar & Dino Sofos
Times Radio drive time host and former BBC Deputy Political Editor John Piennar talks to his original 5 Live producer, the former Editor of BBC podcasts such as Brexitcast and Newscast Dino Sofos, about that all important producer-presenter relationship.

In his new role as Chief Content and Music Officer for Bauer Media Audio UK, Ben Cooper presents a keynote speechthe Radio Academy Festival 2021 in News UK Building on Wednesday 3 Nov. 2021 
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9:55 - Ben Cooper: Reinventing Radio
In his new role as Chief Content and Music Officer for Bauer Media Audio UK, Ben Cooper presents a keynote speech on the role of talent, music and innovation in reinventing radio and audio.

Fellowships - Steve and Tony lo

10:05 - Fellowship: Tony Moorey
Steve Parkinson surprises Bauer's Tony Moorey with a Fellowship of The Radio Academy

the Radio Academy Festival 2021 in News UK Building on Wednesday 3 Nov. 2021 
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10:15 - A New Chapter: Craig Charles
Craig Charles has been a presenter on 6 Music since the station launched in 2002. Nearly 20 years on, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Ulster presenter Gemma Bradley chats to Craig and his producer Helen Weatherhead about launching the new afternoon show on the station. Producer: Pete Linney, Audio Always

Aasmah Mir interviews BBC Radio 4 Controller Mohit Bayaka and NewsUK's Head of Speech Liam Fisher at the Radio Academy Festival 2021 in News UK Building on Wednesday 3 Nov. 2021 
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10:35 - A Talent for Speech
With the growth of podcasts, new station launches and rebrands, the battle for audience in speech radio is more competitive than ever. BBC Radio 4 Controller Mohit Bakaya and NewsUK's Head of Speech Liam Fisher discuss how they find and develop new talent, where new ideas are coming from, and how subject experts are converted into brilliant broadcasters. Interviewer: Aasmah Mir

Head of BBC Radio 1Xtra Faron McKenzie at the Radio Academy Festival 2021 in News UK Building on Wednesday 3 Nov. 2021 
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11:05 - Faron McKenzie: Leadership Pathways
Head of BBC Radio 1Xtra Faron McKenzie didn't follow the traditional route through radio to become head of station, here he looks at the different pathways to leadership and his long term vision for the network

1135 - Scott Taunton

11:35 - In conversation: Scott Taunton and Stig Abell
Accelerating the digital opportunity - how News UK is driving transformation in the digital space.  The CEO of News UK Broadcasting talks with the co-presenter of Times Radio Breakfast (and Launch Director of the station) Stig Abell. Producer: David Friend

Matt Deegan talks at the Radio Academy Festival 2021 in News UK Building on Wednesday 3 Nov. 2021 
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11:50 - Matt Deegan: Surviving Radio's Youthquake
With the first Rajar figures in over 18 months and the DCMS Radio and Audio review both published in the last 2 weeks, strategist Matt Deegan gives his take on the future of the radio and audio industry.

Bob Shennan presents Radio Academy Fellowship to Dixie Stewart at the Radio Academy Festival 2021 in News UK Building on Wednesday 3 Nov. 2021 
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12:00 - Fellowship: Dixi Stewart
Bob Shennan presents the BBC's Dixi Stewart with a Fellowship of The Radio Academy

Head of BBC Radio 1 Aled Haydn Jones and KISS Content Director Rebecca Frank thave a discussion at the Radio Academy Festival 2021 in News UK Building on Wednesday 3 Nov. 2021 
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12:05pm - Next Generation Talent
Head of BBC Radio 1 Aled Haydn Jones and KISS Content Director Rebecca Frank have similar challenges - they're both reinventing their youth-focussed radio stations for the future. Hear them talk about where they look for the next generation of talent, both on and off air, and what they're doing to attract young audiences to their brands. Producer: Grace Hopper

BBC Radio and Music’s Tony Pilgrim and TBI’s Head of Audio Geoff Jein describe the work they’re leading and share some simple steps to make productions more sustainable at the Radio Academy Festival 2021 in News UK Building on Wednesday 3 Nov. 2021 
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12.35pm - Developing a talent for sustainable production
Against the backdrop of the COP26 climate summit, what is the radio and audio industry doing to cut its carbon emissions? BBC Radio and Music’s Tony Pilgrim and TBI’s Head of Audio Geoff Jein describe the work they’re leading and share some simple steps to make productions more sustainable. Producer: Dixi Stewart

1250 - In Memoriam

12.50pm - In Memoriam
Remembering those in the radio industry we've lost in the last twelve months.
Producers: John Dash, James Mobbs

Radio 2 presenter, podcast host and star of Strictly Come Dancing Claudia Winkleman chats to Radio 1 presenter Clara Amfo at the Radio Academy Festival 2021 in News UK Building on Wednesday 3 Nov. 2021 
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1:45pm - In Conversation: Claudia Winkleman and Clara Amfo
Radio 2 presenter, podcast host and star of Strictly Come Dancing Claudia Winkleman chats to Radio 1 presenter Clara Amfo about what she loves most about the medium of audio.
Producer: Geoff Jein, TBI Media

Newly appointed CEO of the Radio Centre Ian Moss talks about the work the organisation is doing to ensure radio remains at the heart of the audio revolution at the Radio Academy Festival 2021 in News UK Building on Wednesday 3 Nov. 2021 
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2:05pm - Ian Moss: Radio and the Audio Revolution
Newly appointed CEO of the Radio Centre Ian Moss talks about the work the organisation is doing to ensure radio remains at the heart of the audio revolution Producer: George Butler

Presenter of the Hits Radio Breakfast Show, Fleur East (Hits Radio), leads a panel of people all based outside of London who are making audio content (Julie Cullen (Managing Editor, BBC Radio 5 Live), Stuart Morgan (Managing Director, Audio Always), Gary Stein (Group Programme Director, The Hits Network), Elise Evans (Breakfast Presenter, BBC WM) at the Radio Academy Festival 2021 in News UK Building on Wednesday 3 Nov. 2021 
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2:20pm - Audio Anywhere: the nomadic industry
Presenter of the Hits Radio Breakfast Show, Fleur East, leads a panel of people all based outside of London who are making audio content regardless of place - or, in some cases, because of it. Producer: Will Wilkins

  • Fleur East (Hits Radio)
  • Julie Cullen (Managing Editor, BBC Radio 5 Live)
  • Stuart Morgan (Managing Director, Audio Always)
  • Gary Stein (Group Programme Director, The Hits Network)
  • Elise Evans (Breakfast Presenter, BBC WM)
1500 - Fellowship CNM

3:00pm - Fellowship: Charmaine Noble-McLean
Paul Chantler and Muyiwa Olarewaju present Premier Christian Radio's Charmaine Noble-McLean with a Fellowship of The Radio Academy

In her first conference appearance, the BBC's Chief Content Officer, Charlotte Moore, talks to Anita Rani about the year in which she’s brought BBC radio and TV together, and her vision for the future of audio at the Radio Academy Festival 2021 in News UK Building on Wednesday 3 Nov. 2021 
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3:05pm - In Conversation: Charlotte Moore with Anita Rani
In her first conference appearance, the BBC's Chief Content Officer, Charlotte Moore, talks to Anita Rani about the year in which she’s brought BBC radio and TV together, and her vision for the future of audio. Producer: Dixi Stewart

Kerrang! Radio breakfast show presenter Sophie K talks about smashing through barriers and breaking the mould as a female in the male-dominated world of rock radio at the Radio Academy Festival 2021 in News UK Building on Wednesday 3 Nov. 2021 
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3:30pm - Sophie K: Breaking the Mould
Kerrang! Radio breakfast show presenter Sophie K talks about smashing through barriers and breaking the mould as a female in the male-dominated world of rock radio

After almost a year as host of the breakfast show, Nadia Jae talks to fellow 1Xtra presenter Remi Burgz about her journey to the flagship show at the Radio Academy Festival 2021 in News UK Building on Wednesday 3 Nov. 2021 
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4:00pm - In Conversation: Nadia Jae and Remi Burgz
After almost a year as host of the breakfast show, Nadia Jae talks to fellow 1Xtra presenter Remi Burgz about her journey to the flagship show, staying true to herself, and the mission to attract young, diverse audiences to the BBC. Producer: Marc Parrish

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4:20pm - Fellowship: Miranda Sawyer
Stuart Maconie presents The Observer Audio Critic Miranda Sawyer with a Fellowship of The Radio Academy

A panel discussion on the lifeblood of the radio and industry - production talent. Hosted by 2020 Radio Academy 30 under 30 awardee Leanne Ali, this panel discussion looks at how we recruit, nurture, develop and retain the very best in the business Host: Leanne Alie (BBC Sounds), Briony Hughes (HR Director and Inclusion & Diversity Lead, News UK), Bernard Achampong (Founder and Director, Unedited), Paul Sylvester (Content Director, Absolute Radio),
Philippa Aylott (Head of Production, BBC Radio 2 & 6 Music) at the Radio Academy Festival 2021 in News UK Building on Wednesday 3 Nov. 2021 
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4:25pm - Off Air Stars: Redefining Production Talent
A panel discussion on the lifeblood of the radio and industry - production talent. Hosted by 2020 Radio Academy 30 under 30 awardee Leanne Ali, this panel discussion looks at how we recruit, nurture, develop and retain the very best in the business. Producer: Phil McGarvey

  • Host: Leanne Alie (BBC Sounds)
  • Briony Hughes (HR Director and Inclusion & Diversity Lead, News UK)
  • Bernard Achampong (Founder and Director, Unedited)
  • Paul Sylvester (Content Director, Absolute Radio)
  • Philippa Aylott (Head of Production, BBC Radio 2 & 6 Music)
1705 - Shuja Khan

5:05pm - Talent Makes Radio Flow: Shuja Khan
The pandemic proved just how central radio is to our lives and our communities. Arqiva provides the technology that enables it to flow into our homes and cars, but it’s the talent that really counts. Shuja Khan, Chief Commercial Officer at Arqiva believes that for radio to truly reflect Britain’s unique diversity, we must encourage and empower talent from all backgrounds so they can make great content that enriches all of our lives.

Head of the BBC's Asian Network Ahmed Hussain talks to the Co-Founder of No Signal David Sonubi about how the much talked about online station is bringing communities together and creating opportunities for audiences as well as talent on and off air at the Radio Academy Festival 2021 in News UK Building on Wednesday 3 Nov. 2021 
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5:10pm - No Signal: Creating Opportunities
Head of the BBC's Asian Network Ahmed Hussain talks to the Co-Founder of No Signal David Sonubi about how the much talked about online station is bringing communities together and creating opportunities for audiences as well as talent on and off air. Producer: Ore Olukoga

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5:30pm - In Conversation: Sophie Ellis Bextor
Musician and lockdown hero Sophie Ellis Bextor chats to Stephanie Hirst about her Kitchen Disco show on Radio 2 and independent podcast 'Spinning Plates'. Producer: David Manero, Listen Entertainment