R.O.A.R.

Race On Audio & Radio Webinars

The Radio Academy held two game-changing webinars in August 2020, entitled R.O.A.R. – Race On Audio & Radio.

The webinars – which were open to Radio Academy members and non-members alike – were hosted by Radio Academy Chair Yvonne Thompson, and Swarzy from KISS.

In her 2018 maiden speech, Dr Thompson urged the industry to “Diversify or Die” in a call for the sector to be more representative of its listeners, particularly in terms of race and social diversity.

Today, in the wake of the George Floyd tragic injustice in the US that ignited a global outcry for racial inclusion, Dr Thompson’s call to the industry is more crucial than ever. The Radio Academy aimed to amplify and lead the debate across the industry, through these two webinars which will include Q&As.

Coming soon: two more R.O.A.R. webinars to support and champion the British South Asian diaspora, and a webinar to support people with a disability working in our industry.

Black History Month Inspirations

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

We'd love you to join in!  Who inspired you to join the industry and who has motivated you to get where you are today?  Share your stories on social media and help us to celebrate and inspire others.