Learning Resources

This archive of learning resources contains a wealth of fascinating talks, speeches and debates hosted by The Radio Academy in recent years. From presenting to producing, music to news, diversity to leadership - we’ve got something for everyone. Filter by topic, search for keywords, or browse for inspiring speakers. Everyone is welcome to browse, though many of these resources are exclusive to Radio Academy Members.

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Visit to Digbeth Estate, Birmingham

Hear about the transformation of the Digbeth Estate in Birmingham into a world class creative centre of excellence.


Lightning Talk – Riverside Radio

Fayon Dixon talks about a groundbreaking project involving young people in South London


Power of Community

How audio connects with a community to ensure that the conversations that matter are had.


Local Radio Day 2022 – John Dash

John Dash talks about the plans for Local Radio Day 2022


Clyde 1 – ARIA Winner in Focus

How to create content that pushes the boundaries of local commercial radio and wins awards.


How to Get a Job in Local Radio

How does an aspiring radio practitioner make that first leap into professional work in local radio?


No Signal: Creating Opportunities

NSR’s co-founder David Sonubi talks about how the station is bringing communities together.


40 Years of MFR

An evening hosted by Garry Spence looking at one of the most successful stations in Scotland.


Lockdown Stories – Radio 2 House Music

How did they manage to get some of music’s biggest stars to make beautiful music from home?


Local Radio 2025: Keri Jones

What future role could hyperlocal podcasting play in the landscape of local radio?


Local Radio 2025: Chris Burns

The Head of BBC Local Radio on its future, its relationship with other services and new technology.


Local Radio 2025: David Lloyd

The former commercial radio executive gives his predictions for the future of local broadcasting


BBC Make A Difference

Outlining the lockdown campaign across 39 local stations, but with a single mission.


Local Radio 2025: Dom Chambers

The CMA Chair predicts how community-owned radio will fair, as more heritage ILR licenses network.


Grassroots Venues – what can local radio do?

What can we do to support music venues that haven’t been able to hold gigs during the pandemic?