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Launching ReelWorld Radio Academy 30 Under 30 list

June 26, 2024

The search has begun as the ReelWorld Radio Academy 30 Under 30 opens for entries.

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Foot In The Door training & connections day in Manchester

May 29, 2024

Our Foot In The Door day of training and connections takes place at Salford University

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Save the Dates: Radio Academy Festival and Tuning In

May 21, 2024

Dates for two of the biggest events in UK radio and audio have been announced for this September.  Radiocentre’s flagship Tuning In conference will be taking place on Tuesday 17th September and The Radio Academy’s annual Radio Academy Festival on Wednesday 18th September.

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The Radio Academy announces winners of ARIAS 2024

May 7, 2024

The Radio Academy announces winners for ARIAS 2024 Including: Rob Burrow MBE, Laura Smyth, Danny Mylo & Rosie Madison, Scott Mills, Tim Burgess, Forth 1’s Boogie in the Morning, National Prison Radio Association, Goldhawk Productions The Sisters, BBC Asian Network, Audio Always A Place To Call Home, RNIB Connect Radio, John Robins and more. –––––––– […]

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The Radio Academy ARIAS 2024 announces…

May 3, 2024

Annie Nightingale to be honoured with Pioneer Award posthumously Audio industry to pay tribute to the late Steve Wright Award presenters including Jamie Laing, Marvin Humes, Nish Kumar, Coco Khan, Alex Scott, Vick Hope and more. The Radio Academy ARIAS 2024, the UK’s leading audio and radio awards that celebrate outstanding shows and the creative […]

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Nominees revealed for The Radio Academy ARIAS 2024

March 26, 2024

TUESDAY 26TH MARCH 2024, 8pm The Radio Academy today announced the nominees for ARIAS 2024. The ARIAS will take place on 7 May, hosted by Alice Levine & Romesh Ranganathan. Get your tickets here! Nominees include: BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Greg James, Greatest Hits Radio Ken Bruce, Help I Sexted My Boss podcast, Kathy Burke’s Where There’s A Will, […]

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Nominations for The ARIAS 2024 to be revealed next week

March 18, 2024

Next Tuesday 26th March, we will reveal the nominees shortlisted for the 27 award categories in this year’s Radio Academy ARIAS – watch live on YouTube. The Radio Academy ARIAS (Audio and Radio Industry Awards) are the UK’s leading audio and radio awards that celebrate outstanding shows and the creative teams behind them. We are […]

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Foot In The Door, Glasgow: Guest Blog

March 18, 2024

Pictured: The Radio Academy’s Katie Hill, Chris North and Aradhna Tayal Leach at Foot In The Door, Glasgow Last month, Foot In The Door, our audio industry training and speed networking event headed to Glasgow. Foot In The Door is a one-day event for people at entry and early career level in audio, to build skills […]

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Molly Guinness, Rob Littlejohn and Adam Uytman join trustee board

February 19, 2024

Three new trustees have been announced to join The Radio Academy board of trustees. Following an election by Radio Academy Members, Molly Guinness, Rob Littlejohn and Adam Uytman have been announced as the new additions to their board of trustees. The charity opened elections for new trustees in January, seeking two trustees to join the […]

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The Radio Academy announces its mentoring programme cohort for 2024 

February 12, 2024

The Radio Academy announces its mentoring programme cohort for 2024 The Radio Academy has revealed the list of Mentees and Mentors participating in this year’s Radio Academy Mentoring Programme – RAMP – including new BBC Sounds Audio Lab creators. Twenty mentees from across the industry have been selected to receive six months of mentoring from […]

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ARIAS 2024 OPEN FOR ENTRIES

January 4, 2024

The Radio Academy have today announced that entry nominations for The ARIAS 2024 will open from Thursday 4th January via the website HERE. The highly anticipated annual event that celebrates the very best of UK audio and radio will take place on Tuesday 7th May at London’s Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in the heart of the West End.  Previous attendees have ranged from household names to […]

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The Radio Academy: looking back over 2023

December 21, 2023

It’s been another busy year at The Radio Academy! Let’s look back on some of the highlights together… The Radio Academy Mentoring Programme RAMP returned to support people at mid-level in their audio and radio careers, matching 20 mentees with mentors for guidance and advice on their next steps. As well as gaining one to […]

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The Radio Academy is seeking new Trustees for 2024

December 19, 2023

Elections are now closed.   The Radio Academy is seeking new Trustees to join its board from February 2024. Expressions of interest were invited, for candidates to be elected by the membership in January 2024. Meet the candidates and cast your vote by 8th Feb. The Trustees are the vital governing body of The Radio […]

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ReelWorld Radio Academy 30 Under 30 list revealed

November 23, 2023

Find out who is on The Reelworld Radio Academy’s 30 Under 30 list for 2023.

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We are hiring: Awards Producer freelance role

November 15, 2023

Fancy working on one of the audio industry’s most prestigious and anticipated awards? The Radio Academy ARIAS are the UK Audio & Radio Industry Awards and have been celebrating the best in audio excellence for around 40 years. We are hiring a freelancer role to manage our awards judging process. The Radio Academy is the UK audio […]

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We are hiring: Marketing & Communications Manager freelance role

October 12, 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 a freelancer role to work with us over the coming year. We are looking for a Marketing and Communications Manager to work with us […]

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MusicMaster Scheduling invite you to join a global music community

October 3, 2023

A guest post from The Radio Academy partners, MusicMaster Scheduling, announcing the first ever International Music Scheduling Summit IMS². The Summit kicks off in Berlin, Germany and you’re invited… Have you ever thought about the sheer number of like-minded individuals in the global music scheduling community who have been yearning for a gathering to connect […]

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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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