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December 16, 2020

Vote now in Trustees election

Radio Academy Members can vote now in the election to appoint three new people to its board of Trustees. There are 31 candidates on the ballot, all of whom put themselves forward to help run the Academy as part of its governing body.   The election is open now, and each Radio Academy Member can vote […]

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December 15, 2020

Radio Academy seeks ARIAS 2021 production company

The Radio Academy is seeking a production company to produce The ARIAS 2021 live event, and has issued an invitation to tender for interested companies. The event will take place in early May 2021, and will be either a fully-virtual event or a hybrid event depending on the coronavirus situation at the time. The Academy […]

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December 15, 2020

Radio Academy AGM looks ahead to 2021

The Radio Academy has held its Annual General Meeting online, with incoming Chair Helen Thomas and Deputy Chair Nick Pitts looking ahead to an exciting year of activity in 2021, and the outgoing Chair Yvonne Thompson and Deputy Chair John Dash delivering a review of our activity in 2020. Setting out her vision for the […]

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December 9, 2020

Announcing the ARIAS 2021 Categories

This is a guest post by Phil Riley, Chair of Judges for The ARIAS This morning, we published the award categories and rubrics for the 2021 Audio and Radio Industry Awards.  Every year we look at these rubrics and check that they are still fit for purpose, and make sure we learn each year to make […]

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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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