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October 26, 2020

New Academy Chair and Deputy Chair announced

The Radio Academy is proud today to announce that Helen Thomas will take over as its new Chair, and Nick Pitts will be its new Deputy Chair, starting this December. Helen Thomas, Head of BBC Radio 2, will take over from Yvonne Thompson CBE who is standing down after three years as Chair. Nick Pitts, Content […]

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October 1, 2020

The Radio Academy Shouts Out on Race

Radio Academy Chair, Yvonne Thompson CBE, writes at the start of Black History Month about the Radio Academy’s R.O.A.R. initiative 8 minutes and 46 seconds… Is this the time that changed the world’s view on race and race discrimination? Or will it just be a passing fashionable fad, emblazoned on tee-shirts? Of course, to many, […]

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August 17, 2020

ARIAS timeline announced: ceremony in May 2021

The Radio Academy has today announced that the next Audio and Radio Industry Awards will take place in the slightly later month of May in 2021. The move has been made in order to shift the awards’ eligibility window to end on 31 December, and to allow members more time in 2020 to prepare their entries. […]

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May 28, 2020

Show You’re Listening: donate to AREF

The Radio Academy has launched a new initiative called ‘Show You’re Listening’ to encourage colleagues to donate in support of the recently established Audio and Radio Emergency Fund (AREF). The Radio Academy is encouraging those who remain working full time in the radio and audio industry to donate a day’s pay, a show fee, or […]

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April 15, 2020

Audio & Radio Emergency Fund: how to apply

How to apply for support The Audio and Radio Emergency Fund has been created to help those in the radio and audio sector who are facing hardship because of the coronavirus crisis. The urgent need to provide support for freelancers and other individuals who are the lifeblood of radio, podcasts, and audiobooks, has brought together […]

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