R.O.A.R.

Race On Audio & Radio

The R.O.A.R. webinars from The Radio Academy aim to amplify and lead the debate about race in our industry. They are designed to provide a platform for those who dare to share their powerful stories and experiences, and suggest what the radio and audio industry can do to promote the equality of ambition and opportunity. The previous R.O.A.R. webinars are available to watch online, for members and non-members alike.

8 Dec 2020 - South Asian on-mic talent

Hosted by Tina Daheley, with guests Sone Palda (Westside Radio and Talent Agency), Aradhna Tayal (Director of Radio TechCon, and Radio Academy Trustee), Meera Patel (formerly of BBC Asian Network and Kiss FM), Sal Ahmad (talkSPORT) and Mark Machado (1129 Media). Watch now

3 Dec 2020 - South Asian on-mic talent

Hosted by Bela Shah (Sky Sports News), with guests Anushka Arora (Sunrise Radio), Bobby Friction (BBC Asian Network), Bally Singh (Saturday Night Side Eye podcast), Sangeeta Pillai (Masala podcast), and Neev Spencer (TV & Radio broadcaster). Watch now

25 August 2020 - Black British off-mic talent

Hosted by Swarzy Macaly (Presenter at KISS) with guests Nicole Logan (Transmission Roundhouse), Bernard Achampong (Unedited and Premier Christian Radio), Lorna Clarke (BBC Popular Music), Ivor Etienne (Radio & TV Music Consultant) and Leanne Alie (BBC Sounds). Watch now.

19 August 2020 - Black British on-mic talent

Hosted by Radio Academy Chair Yvonne Thompson, with guests Trevor Nelson (BBC Radio 1Xtra and Radio 2), Nels Hylton (Transmission Roundhouse), Aminata Kamara (BBC Radio Leicester) - Toni McDonald (BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester), and Darren Bent (talkSPORT). Watch now.

Black History Month Inspirations

The Radio Academy celebrated Black History Month with our Inspirations features, sharing personal stories and role models from across the industry.  Throughout October, we highlighted individuals that have made a difference and inspired people to make things happen in radio and audio.