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Posted by Louise Davies on 9th May 2017


We’ve added more & more to the line up for this year’s Radio Festival since we last spoke, check this out:

  • Jason Manford & Phil Jupitus in conversation
  • Vernon Kay sharing his love for radio and the difference between Commercial & BBC radio.
  • Shaun Keaveny celebrating 10 years on 6Music Breakfast
  • Jacqui Oatley MBE, Jonathan Agnew MBE, TMS, Mark Chapman, 5Live & Adrian Durham, talkSport - will discuss Sports commentary, putting listeners right in the heart of the action. Celebrating 90 years and capturing moments, sharing the excitement and bringing audiences together. How does Sport continue to score with audiences, when traditional sport meets changing technology and social?

In addition to these huge names who are joining Chris Tarrant, Greg James and Nicholas Parsons, we have added more great content to the day, including;

My Dad Wrote a Porno

When his father wrote a dreadful erotic novel, Jamie Morton read out the juicy bits to two friends. The result a hit podcast. Ahead of Season 3, Alice Levine and James Cooper share their story of how they took their idea to Number One in iTunes with downloads of over 50 million. And the podcast didn't stop there, the team have a book, a sell out live stage tour plus merchandising. For the first time, Alice and James talk about Belinda Blumenthal and the story of their success.

The Stand Out Stars of Online Radio

The new Pirate Radio? With the freedom of the internet and affordable software blended with creativity and tenacity, there has been a huge rise in online radio with new stations launching around the world. Internet radio has become the place to discover cutting edge, uninhibited radio, but what does it take to Stand Out in this space? We meet three broadcasters doing just that...

from Primal Scream & Soho Radio - Simone Butler, Tiffany Calver from NTS/Dash Radio and Mixcloud’s Xanthe Fuller.

Radio Virgin

Stand-Up Comedian and Virgin Radio Drivetime Presenter, Matt Richardson, presented his first radio show for Virgin a year ago, on a moving train, with Edith Bowman. Matt talks about the difference between stand up and radio, meeting icons and his mum who texts, daily. And, all the things he wished he'd known before popping his radio cherry!

Only a fortnight to go now and we can’t wait, come and share in this amazing day of entertainment, information and unparalleled connections in UK radio and audio, you’ll need to be quick mind as we only have limited availability at the British Library and, as you can imagine with such a line up, availability is disappearing fast.


See you there,

Rog x


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