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The Radio Academy is heading to Radiodays Europe

March 19, 2023

Article by Sam Bailey, Managing Director of The Radio Academy This weekend, along with plenty of other colleagues from across UK audio, I’m heading to Prague for the annual RadioDays Europe conference.  I love having a connection with the industry outside the UK. It’s a really exciting chance to compare, contrast, and reflect on what […]

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Recruitment: Festival Exec Producer

March 6, 2023

We are currently seeking an Exec Producer to run the Radio Academy Festival 2023. The successful candidate will oversee the editorial and logistical production of The Radio Academy Festival, taking place on 12 September 2023 in London.   They will work with the Radio Academy MD, Trustees, Festival Chair and Committee to secure speakers, liaise with […]

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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, and to state our commitment to understanding the views of our colleagues.  We believe our judging processes are robust and fair but we are always open to hearing specific suggestions from our members about how we might improve […]

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Congratulations to APAs 2022 Winners

November 24, 2022

The Audio Production Awards were held at the BFI London last night (Wednesday 23 November) with winners announced in dozens of categories recognising outstanding achievement in audio production, celebrating the craft skills behind radio, podcast, audiobook production and more. The winners included ARIAS winners Lianne Sanderson, Danny Robins, Lina Prestwood/The Long Time Academy, and production […]

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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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Local Radio Day – Friday 21 October

October 17, 2022

Celebrating The Sound of local broadcasting, with a pop up radio station

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Radio TechCon 2022 – discount for RA Members

October 17, 2022

The full line-up has now been announced for Radio TechCon – the UK radio and audio industry’s technical and engineering event – and Radio Academy Members can get a £25 discount of their ticket. The one-day conference is back in person at IET London: Savoy Place on Monday, 28th November 2022. The full line up will […]

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Podcast Day 24 offer and bursaries

September 12, 2022

The Radio Academy is partnering once again with Podcast Day 24, to offer a special Members Price, and five bursaries for people unable to afford the ticket and transport. 4 October sees the return of Podcast Day 24, a unique event in the podcasting calendar. Three in-person conferences, one in London, New York and Sydney […]

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Three Fellowships awarded at the Radio Academy Festival

September 8, 2022

The Radio Academy has awarded three new Fellowships at this year’s Festival – to Mohit Bakaya, Karen Pearson, and Victoria Easton-Riley. The Fellowship is the highest honour the Academy can give to a colleague in the radio and audio sector, and recognises a career of achievements in the industry plus a commitment to the ideals […]

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ReelWorld Radio Academy 30 Under 30 has launched

June 28, 2022

The hunt has begun for the UK radio and audio industry’s 30 brightest hopes, as the ReelWorld Radio Academy 30 Under 30 has opened for entries. The annual list of 30 “ones to watch” in the business will be unveiled in November, and the scheme is open to entries from now until the end of […]

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Call for Volunteers for 2022 Festival

June 16, 2022

We have opportunities to volunteer as Event Co-ordinators and Session Producers

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20% Discount for the Grow podcast conference

June 1, 2022

Radio Academy Members can get a 20% discount off a ticket to Grow – the new training and development day from The British Podcast Awards. Are you looking to build on your podcast’s early success? Or looking to scale up to become a network or production company? The Radio Academy have teamed up with the […]

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Greg James to open Radio Academy Training Day

May 17, 2022

Host of Radio 1 Breakfast, Greg James, has been announced as the opening speaker at The Radio Academy Training Day in Coventry on 27 May. He joins a line-up that also includes Radio 1 Breakfast Producer Chris Sawyer, and Head of Station Aled Haydn Jones. Greatest Hits Radio Regional Content Director David Salt, Free Radio […]

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Radio Academy to hold next Training Day in Coventry

May 12, 2022

The Radio Academy has announced details of its next Training Day, which will be held at Coventry University on Friday 27 May. The five-hour programme of talks with industry leaders will start at 1pm, and will include sessions on programme production, podcasting, music radio, news and speech, features, imaging, and technology. It will end with […]

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The Radio Academy Festival will return on 7 September

May 12, 2022

In 2022, The Radio Academy Festival will be returning as a full in-person, one-day conference, at a brand-new home in Central London – and discounted tickets are on sale now. The Festival is The Academy’s annual day of celebration, debate and discussion, where delegates can hear from the movers and shakers in UK radio and audio […]

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Our statement – Nolan Investigates: Stonewall, ARIAS Nominations

May 3, 2022

The Radio Academy believes that transgender people should feel safe and included in the radio industry, at our events, and in society more broadly. We take diversity and representation very seriously in all areas of our work – from our board of Trustees, to our event speakers, to the make-up of our judging panels in […]

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Janice Long to be honoured at The ARIAS

April 29, 2022

Trailblazing DJ and radio royalty Janice Long is to be honoured with the inaugural Pioneer Award at this year’s ARIAS. Janice Long left a huge legacy in British broadcasting. Her death at Christmas hit the hearts of everyone in the radio industry and her loyal listeners, who had followed her career for over 40 years. The first […]

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20% Discount for The Women’s Podcast Festival

March 29, 2022

The Radio Academy has partnered with Content Is Queen, to offer members 20% off corporate-rate tickets to The Women’s Podcast Festival, taking place in London on Saturday 18 June. The Women’s Podcast Festival is a one-day event that unites the global community of female innovators and leaders in podcasting, audio and radio. The events will […]

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