One Year of Times Radio

Times Radio launched on 29 June 2020 – this discussion took place exactly one year on.

We wanted to hear how it’s been for the team, launching and establishing a brand new speech station, especially within the constraints of the global pandemic.

Watch the replay of Times Radio’s fascinating story below. The event is available for free to all Members of The Radio Academy.

With lots to cover, Matt Deegan from Folder Media and Fun Kids led the hour-long conversation with Times Radio Programme Director, Tim Levell, Weekends Presenter, Ayesha Hazarika and Mid-Mornings Producer, Poppy Bullard.

Tim talks about where the station fits into the radio landscape, how it sounds, what the set-up is like behind the scenes, what’s working well and what they’ll focus on next. He also puts out an offer for freelancers so if you’re looking for work – definitely watch the video.

Poppy discusses leaving TV to take on her first major radio role to work with Presenter Matt Chorley (also new to radio) – and how not having a current affairs radio background really helped her think differently.

Ayesha talks about the adrenaline rush of breaking some of the biggest national news stories on her weekend show and how the team manage when the ‘existing’ running order goes out the window.

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