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One of radio’s true characters and an architect of regional radio John Myers has passed away. Our thoughts are with his family. 


He was a Fellow of the Radio Academy and held the CEO role from 2011-2012. 





Arqiva is a leading UK communications infrastructure and media services provider dedicated to connecting people wherever they are through the delivery of TV, radio, mobile and the Internet of Things (IoT).

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We are an independent provider of telecom towers, with circa 8,000 active sites across Great Britain, and are also the only supplier of national terrestrial television and radio broadcasting services in the UK. Our advanced networks support the exponential growth of connected devices and the ever-increasing demand for data from smartphones to tablets, connected TVs, smart meters, cars and medical devices. For more information visit:

PRS for Music represents the rights of over 135,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK.

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As a membership organisation it ensures creators are paid whenever their music is played, performed or reproduced, championing the importance of copyright to protect and support the UK music industry. The UK has a proud tradition of creating wonderful music that is enjoyed the world over and PRS for Music has been supporting the creators of that music since 1914. For more information visit:

PPL is the music licensing company which works on behalf of record companies and performers to license recorded music played in public (at pubs, nightclubs, restaurants, shops, offices and many other business types) and broadcast (on TV and radio) across the UK.

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Our members include major record labels and independents as well as globally successful performers and session musicians, ranging from orchestral players to percussionists and singers. PPL also operates the leading international royalty collection service helping members to get paid when their music is played internationally. “PPL is proud to continue our long-standing partnership with the Radio Academy and is very pleased to support the Radio Festival again this year. We’re passionate about radio and the role that music plays in driving its success. The festival is a special event where we look forward to hearing from some of the best-known names in broadcasting about what made them stand out from the crowd and where they think the industry is heading.” - Jez Bell, Chief Licensing Officer, PPL. For more information visit:

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In 1997 we composed our first jingle package for Jazz FM. And this is the same logo melody you are listening to today. That's because, in station imaging, the best measure of quality is longevity. Do it once. Do it well. Station imaging from 1981 to now. For more information visit:

RCS has a proud history of innovation, currently holding 45 patents in the field of broadcasting.

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Inventors of computerized music scheduling with the legendary Selector, RCS continues to lead the way with multiple award-winning products such as Zetta radio automation, GSelector music scheduling, the groundbreaking 2GO series of mobile solutions and The Selector Cloud. The most respected names in the industry choose RCS as their software provider because the best use the best. For more information visit:

SharpStream enable clients to maximise commercial and marketing opportunities for their entire content portfolio through a single integration.

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SharpStream are audio streaming experts, providing a market leading intelligent distribution network that enables our clients to stream content. We provide audio content producers with an innovative streaming platform for all live and on-demand audio content, connecting content publishers with users worldwide and delivering billions of listening hours annually. We enable our clients to distribute, monetise and report their content globally through our cutting-edge platform, while saving them the cost and headache of bespoke tech development. For more information visit:

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