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Four Fellowships awarded at the 2023 Radio Academy Festival

September 14, 2023

The Radio Academy has awarded four new Fellowships at this year’s Festival – to Matt Deegan, Sheena Mason, Ray Paul and Nina Robinson. The Fellowship is the highest honour awarded by The Radio Academy, recognising outstanding contributions and achievements in audio as well as a commitment to the values of the Academy: to share knowledge […]

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Vernon Kay joins Victoria Derbyshire at Radio Academy Festival 2023

September 3, 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

August 25, 2023

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

August 9, 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…

July 25, 2023

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

June 29, 2023

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

June 26, 2023

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’

June 6, 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 

April 21, 2023

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

April 21, 2023

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

April 20, 2023

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

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Unleashing the power of in-car audience analytics

April 12, 2023

From Xperi: why metadata is essential to retaining prominence on the dashboard

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Call for Radio Academy Volunteers in London

April 4, 2023

We are seeking enthusiastic, audio-loving volunteers, who want to help out at events

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The Radio Academy is heading to Radiodays Europe

March 19, 2023

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

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Recruitment: Festival Exec Producer

March 6, 2023

Do you want to run this year’s Festival? Apply by 31 March

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Perminder Khatkar and Victoria Easton-Riley elected

February 9, 2023

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

February 1, 2023

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

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50EUR Discount on Radio Days Europe tickets

January 12, 2023

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

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at The ARIAS

January 3, 2023

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

December 19, 2022

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

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Radio Academy seeking new Trustees for 2023

December 12, 2022

Expressions of interest now open until 31 December, for election in January.

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Statement from The Trustees of The Radio Academy

November 28, 2022

“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

November 24, 2022

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

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ARIAS 2023 – New Categories and Rylan & Fleur return

November 21, 2022

Details of the 2023 ARIAS – with new categories, an increase to nine nominees in many categories, and the return of hosts Rylan and Fleur East.

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