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The Radio Academy is about to embark on the next phase of its growth and we're looking for some new Trustees to compliment the current Board and help drive the Academy and the sector, as a whole, to new heights. Trustees have overall legal responsibility for The Radio Academy and we’re seeking Trustees with a diverse range of skillsets/experience to provide our Members with a comprehensive knowledge base including, engineering/technology, sponsorship and academia/training.

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Project Manager, Producer and Consultant – Clockhouse Media; Director – TBC Media Ltd.

Aradhna is an engineer by training and has worked across technology, production and training in the radio and wider arts and media sectors.  She is passionate about the need for collaboration between production and technology to drive ambitious visions, and is an active champion of diversity.

Aradhna is one of the producers of Radio TechCon, the U.K.’s engineering and technology conference for the radio and audio broadcasting industry.  Having served on The Radio Academy’s TechCon committee for several years, she was one of the founding directors of TBC Media Ltd., which was formed in 2016 with the core purpose of producing the Radio TechCon event and providing a platform for the radio technical community to meet, collaborate, share and learn.  Radio TechCon has now been run by Aradhna and her colleagues for 2 years, securing industry sponsorship and support, and cementing a strong and continued partnership with The Radio Academy.  They also launched Radio TechCon bursaries for the first time to help diversify the industry.

Aradhna also runs Clockhouse Media working across broadcasting, media, film and events as a consultant, project manager and producer.  Her clients include Sadler’s Wells, the BBC and the What Next? arts movement.  In particular, Aradhna is interested in helping arts and media organisations to build more robust business strategies around embracing new technology and digital innovation, and advocating creativity and resilience through working with people with more diverse and under-represented backgrounds.

Having read Engineering and completed a Masters degree at Cambridge University, Aradhna joined the BBC in 2004 as a radio engineer, looking after the studios and production areas for the BBC’s national radio networks.  Aradhna subsequently trained engineers and technical staff on new studios, systems and workflows in the purpose built broadcasting centres at Media City UK, Salford and New Broadcasting House, London.  A champion of diversity, in 2012 she spearheaded the BBC’s Women in Engineering and Young Technology initiatives, and in 2013 she developed a partnership across The Radio Academy, BBC Academy and Creative Skillset to run the inaugural Radio Technology Masterclass.  She led a number of large-scale projects, including the launch of national television channels for the BBC’s coverage of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, and led the technology strategy for BBC Archives.  Aradhna is currently managing a BBC pilot designing the future of the radio studio, working with colleagues developing “Internet-Fit Radio”.

Aradhna is on the committee for the Royal Television Society, London and a board director of Out of Joint theatre company.  She is a member of the IET, Sound Women and WFTV (Women in Film & Television).

 

CEO Digital Radio UK

Ford has a great passion for sports, arts, music and culture including radio in all its forms and across all platforms. As a listener he is a real radio enthusiast from his joyful obsession with country music to his love of classical and classic rock as well as sport and news. Ford loves attending music gigs and festivals as well as running and playing football.  Ford’s career background is in commercial and communications across well-known brands such as Mars , British Airways , Lloyds and Nike where he led marketing operations  both in the UK and the US  ,including sponsorship programmes  with major events such as the Olympics , the World Cup and the Six Nations.

Over the last 10 years Ford has worked on the digital transitions of TV and radio broadcasting. In his role Ford has encouraged the growth of digital listening, the expansion of station choice, the availability of digital radio in car and the development of a cost-effective route for local commercial and community stations to go onto digital. Ford has collaborated with many local station groups and the regional Radio Academy Heads on a number of successful local events and switch-ons. He would bring to the role of Radio Academy Trustee his significant commercial and sponsorship experience as well as his personal enthusiasm, positive perspective and love for radio. 

I am a Radio Academy award-winning producer and have been working with the BBC for over nine years. 

I am currently on a secondment as the Head of Prison Radio for Her Majesty\'s Prison and Probation Service, an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). I am responsible for the overall running of National Prison Radio along with the Prison Radio Association, which is available in over 112 prisons across England and Wales. I work and manage relationships with a host of partners, both internal and external, as well as being across compliance and technical matters to make sure the station runs as it should do.

As someone who has worked across BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra and Asian Network - I understand the diverse range of young people that listen to the networks and have worked hard to help neuter talent from a range of backgrounds to break into the industry as talent and production.

Inside and outside the BBC, I’ve been busy on a whole range of community projects, offering training, setting up a radio station, motivating young people in schools and in colleges/universities. I regularly teach at Pupil Referral Units and centres working with vulnerable young people who could find themselves on a perilous road to trouble. I’m diverse in my work and approach and can easily adapt to situations and environments where needed. 

On an ad-hoc basis I mentor new talent in radio and media, many of whom have gone onto work for the BBC, as well as Global and community radio stations.

I was one of the first people to talk about the need for the Radio Academy and how it’s helped me to develop, at it’s re-launch a few years back. I have produced a number of sessions during the radio festival, providing my skills and expertise to make sure that these sessions ran as planned. 

I am a very big advocate for giving people the chance to break into the industry but also to get a sense of how it actually works. I put myself in an outreach role to make sure that people are given the opportunities that may not otherwise be available to them.  This is something I think that the Radio Academy can do even bigger and better over the next few years. 

For a number of years I have spoken at meetings & conferences all over the UK, explaining the importance of getting hands on experience in a professional workplace, and how in effect this can be their first step into media. In my own time I contribute to university societies and lead sessions during their industry day events including sitting on panels. 

As a trustee of the Radio Academy, I would work hard to make sure that there are opportunities available via all our partners and these are easily accessible to everyone from all socio-economic groups.  

WITH OVER 14 AWARDS AND 11 YEARS HOSTING CAPITAL FM’S BREAKFAST SHOW, STEPHANIE IS ONE OF THE UK’S BIGGEST RADIO STARS.

In 2014 she took a break from broadcasting for personal reasons and in October of that year, revealed that she is Transgender. Having taken a break from the airwaves, Stephanie returned to radio and moved to the BBC where she hosts a \'Vinyl Revival\' show every Saturday night on BBC Manchester. Expanding into TV, she is part of the extended family on ITV’s Lorraine where she has also been a mentor for their ‘Change One Thing’ campaign.

She has also recently presented for BBC Breakfast, BBC Inside Out and written for The Independent, The Telegraph & Huffington Post.

Starting her career aged 12 at Radio Aire in Leeds, securing a slot on the overnight show at 16, this took her on an unbelievable journey hosting some of the biggest commercial radio shows in the UK, including the national Sunday top 40 show ‘Hit40UK’ for 3 years, along with interviewing some of the world’s biggest stars.
Although, along with all the success and plaudits came the inner turmoil that her gender was wrong, something she had known since her very early childhood. This was compounded by the feeling that the more successful she became, the more imprisoned she felt. This took her to seriously consider taking her own life, several times.

Finally, she was brave enough to free herself of the pain, and revealed all to Stephen Nolan on BBC 5Live in a ground-breaking live interview which afterwards was made available as a podcast, and remains to this day one of their highest ever downloads, going on to help to educate the public on what a trans-person feels like.

Stephanie is proactively involved in the promotion of LGBT rights hosting Q&As about issues facing the community, and spends a large portion of her time giving inspirational talks about her fascinating & honest journey throughout the world of broadcasting & gender.

Yes, she is Trans – but this most certainly does not define her. She’s a funny, confident & inspiring Woman who has proved that anything in life is achievable.

In light of this, she has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Leeds Beckett University for her contribution to public life, a ‘fellowship’ from the Radio Academy, and nominated at the 2017 British LGBT Awards.

Steve Taylor began his radio career in 1986 as Promotions Manager for Invicta Radio, a station in Kent. After six years he was approached by The Metro Radio Group to head up S&P at Viking FM.
 
Steve moved to London in 1994 to join Virgin Radio. In his position as Promotions Director, he successfully executed over four hundred promotions and was responsible for attracting a number of new blue chip clients to radio.

In 1998 he headed overseas fulfilling a lifelong ambition to travel. Whilst in Australia, he was offered a six-month contract setting up a National S&P Department for the Australian Radio Network.  Based in Sydney, his role involved identifying common themes in programming across 17 stations and developing network opportunities for national clients.

Returning to the UK he re-joined Virgin Radio. As Group Enterprises Director, he headed up Promotions, Sponsorship, Client Sales, Commercial Marketing, PR and Digital and was subsequently promoted to Station Manager.

In 2005 Steve was approached to join Bauer Media. As Creative Commercial Director of their radio division, he works across 80 radio stations in the UK generating ideas and inspiring clients to use radio. He hosts over 50 client Immersion Days a year across the UK, which result in significant revenue generation. 

He is also works closely with colleagues in print, TV, mobile and online to develop cross platform creative solutions for clients.

Steve is responsible for sharing creative concepts across Bauer stations in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland, Slovakia and Sweden. He has also consulted for radio stations in Thailand, Ireland, India, Germany and South Africa. 

Steve’s accolades in radio include two Sony Gold Awards in the ‘best on-air contest’ category and over twenty promotions awards including Promax, Media Week Awards, Campaign Awards, New York Festivals and The Institute of Sales Promotions Awards.

With over 15 years’ experience in commercial radio, Dennie Morris is an authority in creating speech at the highest level. He currently runs talkRADIO.

 
BIO:
talkRADIO
Managing Editor, talkRADIO
Summary of Role: Developed, launched and maintains the talkRADIO schedule.
Manages and develops on-air talent and production staff.
As part of the senior programming team, he contributes to the development of the Wireless business. 
 
talkSPORT
Credits include:
World Cup Final in Brazil
Champions League Final Moscow
The Hawksbee and Jacobs Show – Producer
The Two Mikes (Mike Parry and Mike Graham) – Producer
Townsend and Parry – Producer
The Jeremy Kyle Show – Producer
Drivetime – Producer
Euro 2012 – Senior OB Producer
Champions League 2012 – Senior OB Producer
World Cup 2010 – Senior OB Producer
Cheltenham 2011/2010/2009 – Senior OB Producer
Carling Cup Final 2010 – Senior OB Producer
2010 Premier League – Senior OB Producer

Freud and Visit London
Co-ordinating, conceiving and budgeting outside broadcasts for up to 10 radio stations at any time

Highlights include:
Working with stations from all over the US
A radio ‘first’ transforming capsules of the London Eye into fully functioning radio studios and broadcasting LIVE shows from several capsules simultaneously
 
LBC
Sandi Toksvig Show – Producer
Clive Bull Show – Producer
Weekend Breakfast Show – Producer
Roland Rivron – Producer
Jenny Eclair – Producer
 
Awards:
ARIAS: Iain Lee – Speech Presenter of the Year – GOLD 2017
IRN NEWS AWARDS : Best News Special or Feature 2017
SONY’S: talkSPORT Station of the Year 2011

It’s great to see the Radio Academy having been re-built and reinvigorated by the current team. It now feels like an organisation on a solid platform with a strong future ahead of it, just what the industry needs to bring it together in times of rapid change. It’s wonderful to have an organisation that transcends BBC, commercial and community radio; production, news, engineering, sales, and embraces both the old and the new. I was lucky enough to be named one of 2013’s 30 Under 30, a scheme I’m really pleased continues, in itself doing what the Radio Academy as a whole does so well – bringing people together, and giving people from across the industry the opportunity to be recognised, make new contacts, progress their careers and provide support to one another.

 
I live in Bromley, south east London, with my fiancée. I started my career in RSLs and community radio, then moved to London to work in master control rooms for Babcock, and I have now been with the BBC for six years in a variety of roles in the distribution team - part of the wider Design & Engineering division. I have spent most of that time working on the development of digital radio in one form or another. Outside the BBC, for many years I’ve helped out and sat on the committee in a variety of posts at the hospital radio station Radio Marsden, designing the systems currently in use at the station.
 

In the decade I’ve been lucky enough to work professionally in our industry, I’ve been given chances and opportunities by others who share our love of radio, and I’m certain the ethos and activity of the Radio Academy and its members will continue to further the development of everyone in our industry, and I’d like to do all I can to support that.

If elected as a Trustee, I will do all I can to represent members from all areas, but (naturally) technology and engineering in particular, gladly investing back into the organisation the time, energy and support that I’ve been so lucky to benefit from over the years.

Thank you.

Edward Adoo is an accomplished broadcaster, writer, music consultant and DJ. An ardent music lover [Electronic & Black Music], Ed started out hosting Club Nights, Parties & Brand Launches for the likes of Blackberry, T-Mobile, Sky and Silverstone.

Ed has always had a bug for music and broadcasting and after setting up a school radio station at St George\'s, he was able to explore the roots of radio presenting alongside Groove Armada\'s Tom Findlay at King’s College Hospital. This led to producing gig at Kiss 100 before joining Channel Fly\'s Student Broadcast Network to launch and present Cir-cumference, a Saturday-night syndicated show.

This was followed up by regular appearances on BBC Asian Network, BBC Radio 1′s Re-view Show, LBC 97.3FM, Sky News Paper Review and making the list to sit alongside 130 influential and impartial UK-based music critics and broadcasters to find the best new acts for BBC Sound of 2009/10/11 & 12. 

 

Ed regularly guests across the schedule on BBC Radio 5 Live and has also hosted a weekly afternoon show ‘Without further Adoo’ on online and digital station Mi-Soul Radio. Ed nar-rated the BBC Three documentary series Life Through Your Lens which led to a one-hour slot on BBC Radio Bristol. 

Ed has broadened his expertise to become a respected voice on news, current affairs, so-cial and diversity issues and regularly writes for the Evening Standard, Independent, Huff-ington Post, The Voice, Q, Jewish News, Broadcast and other publications. 

Ed currently hosts a weekly radio show on BBC Three Counties Radio, sits in for John Leech on the BBC Soul Show in the east, covers shows on BBC Radio 6 Music, Radio Lon-don and Cambridgeshire, appears on London Live and the \'go to\' person for all music re-lated topics on 5, Sky News. Ed also appears on the BBC News Channel as a guest for the evening paper reviews.

Ed was on the Steering Group for The Radio Academy’s, Radio Festival in 2017 and spun some tunes at the ARIAS in October.



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Stephanie Hirst

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Project Manager, Producer and Consultant – Clockhouse Media; Director – TBC Media Ltd.

Aradhna is an engineer by training and has worked across technology, production and training in the radio and wider arts and media sectors.  She is passionate about the need for collaboration between production and technology to drive ambitious visions, and is an active champion of diversity.

Aradhna is one of the producers of Radio TechCon, the U.K.’s engineering and technology conference for the radio and audio broadcasting industry.  Having served on The Radio Academy’s TechCon committee for several years, she was one of the founding directors of TBC Media Ltd., which was formed in 2016 with the core purpose of producing the Radio TechCon event and providing a platform for the radio technical community to meet, collaborate, share and learn.  Radio TechCon has now been run by Aradhna and her colleagues for 2 years, securing industry sponsorship and support, and cementing a strong and continued partnership with The Radio Academy.  They also launched Radio TechCon bursaries for the first time to help diversify the industry.

Aradhna also runs Clockhouse Media working across broadcasting, media, film and events as a consultant, project manager and producer.  Her clients include Sadler’s Wells, the BBC and the What Next? arts movement.  In particular, Aradhna is interested in helping arts and media organisations to build more robust business strategies around embracing new technology and digital innovation, and advocating creativity and resilience through working with people with more diverse and under-represented backgrounds.

Having read Engineering and completed a Masters degree at Cambridge University, Aradhna joined the BBC in 2004 as a radio engineer, looking after the studios and production areas for the BBC’s national radio networks.  Aradhna subsequently trained engineers and technical staff on new studios, systems and workflows in the purpose built broadcasting centres at Media City UK, Salford and New Broadcasting House, London.  A champion of diversity, in 2012 she spearheaded the BBC’s Women in Engineering and Young Technology initiatives, and in 2013 she developed a partnership across The Radio Academy, BBC Academy and Creative Skillset to run the inaugural Radio Technology Masterclass.  She led a number of large-scale projects, including the launch of national television channels for the BBC’s coverage of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, and led the technology strategy for BBC Archives.  Aradhna is currently managing a BBC pilot designing the future of the radio studio, working with colleagues developing “Internet-Fit Radio”.

Aradhna is on the committee for the Royal Television Society, London and a board director of Out of Joint theatre company.  She is a member of the IET, Sound Women and WFTV (Women in Film & Television).

 

CEO Digital Radio UK

Ford has a great passion for sports, arts, music and culture including radio in all its forms and across all platforms. As a listener he is a real radio enthusiast from his joyful obsession with country music to his love of classical and classic rock as well as sport and news. Ford loves attending music gigs and festivals as well as running and playing football.  Ford’s career background is in commercial and communications across well-known brands such as Mars , British Airways , Lloyds and Nike where he led marketing operations  both in the UK and the US  ,including sponsorship programmes  with major events such as the Olympics , the World Cup and the Six Nations.

Over the last 10 years Ford has worked on the digital transitions of TV and radio broadcasting. In his role Ford has encouraged the growth of digital listening, the expansion of station choice, the availability of digital radio in car and the development of a cost-effective route for local commercial and community stations to go onto digital. Ford has collaborated with many local station groups and the regional Radio Academy Heads on a number of successful local events and switch-ons. He would bring to the role of Radio Academy Trustee his significant commercial and sponsorship experience as well as his personal enthusiasm, positive perspective and love for radio. 

I am a Radio Academy award-winning producer and have been working with the BBC for over nine years. 

I am currently on a secondment as the Head of Prison Radio for Her Majesty\'s Prison and Probation Service, an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). I am responsible for the overall running of National Prison Radio along with the Prison Radio Association, which is available in over 112 prisons across England and Wales. I work and manage relationships with a host of partners, both internal and external, as well as being across compliance and technical matters to make sure the station runs as it should do.

As someone who has worked across BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra and Asian Network - I understand the diverse range of young people that listen to the networks and have worked hard to help neuter talent from a range of backgrounds to break into the industry as talent and production.

Inside and outside the BBC, I’ve been busy on a whole range of community projects, offering training, setting up a radio station, motivating young people in schools and in colleges/universities. I regularly teach at Pupil Referral Units and centres working with vulnerable young people who could find themselves on a perilous road to trouble. I’m diverse in my work and approach and can easily adapt to situations and environments where needed. 

On an ad-hoc basis I mentor new talent in radio and media, many of whom have gone onto work for the BBC, as well as Global and community radio stations.

I was one of the first people to talk about the need for the Radio Academy and how it’s helped me to develop, at it’s re-launch a few years back. I have produced a number of sessions during the radio festival, providing my skills and expertise to make sure that these sessions ran as planned. 

I am a very big advocate for giving people the chance to break into the industry but also to get a sense of how it actually works. I put myself in an outreach role to make sure that people are given the opportunities that may not otherwise be available to them.  This is something I think that the Radio Academy can do even bigger and better over the next few years. 

For a number of years I have spoken at meetings & conferences all over the UK, explaining the importance of getting hands on experience in a professional workplace, and how in effect this can be their first step into media. In my own time I contribute to university societies and lead sessions during their industry day events including sitting on panels. 

As a trustee of the Radio Academy, I would work hard to make sure that there are opportunities available via all our partners and these are easily accessible to everyone from all socio-economic groups.  

WITH OVER 14 AWARDS AND 11 YEARS HOSTING CAPITAL FM’S BREAKFAST SHOW, STEPHANIE IS ONE OF THE UK’S BIGGEST RADIO STARS.

In 2014 she took a break from broadcasting for personal reasons and in October of that year, revealed that she is Transgender. Having taken a break from the airwaves, Stephanie returned to radio and moved to the BBC where she hosts a \'Vinyl Revival\' show every Saturday night on BBC Manchester. Expanding into TV, she is part of the extended family on ITV’s Lorraine where she has also been a mentor for their ‘Change One Thing’ campaign.

She has also recently presented for BBC Breakfast, BBC Inside Out and written for The Independent, The Telegraph & Huffington Post.

Starting her career aged 12 at Radio Aire in Leeds, securing a slot on the overnight show at 16, this took her on an unbelievable journey hosting some of the biggest commercial radio shows in the UK, including the national Sunday top 40 show ‘Hit40UK’ for 3 years, along with interviewing some of the world’s biggest stars.
Although, along with all the success and plaudits came the inner turmoil that her gender was wrong, something she had known since her very early childhood. This was compounded by the feeling that the more successful she became, the more imprisoned she felt. This took her to seriously consider taking her own life, several times.

Finally, she was brave enough to free herself of the pain, and revealed all to Stephen Nolan on BBC 5Live in a ground-breaking live interview which afterwards was made available as a podcast, and remains to this day one of their highest ever downloads, going on to help to educate the public on what a trans-person feels like.

Stephanie is proactively involved in the promotion of LGBT rights hosting Q&As about issues facing the community, and spends a large portion of her time giving inspirational talks about her fascinating & honest journey throughout the world of broadcasting & gender.

Yes, she is Trans – but this most certainly does not define her. She’s a funny, confident & inspiring Woman who has proved that anything in life is achievable.

In light of this, she has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Leeds Beckett University for her contribution to public life, a ‘fellowship’ from the Radio Academy, and nominated at the 2017 British LGBT Awards.



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Steve Taylor began his radio career in 1986 as Promotions Manager for Invicta Radio, a station in Kent. After six years he was approached by The Metro Radio Group to head up S&P at Viking FM.
 
Steve moved to London in 1994 to join Virgin Radio. In his position as Promotions Director, he successfully executed over four hundred promotions and was responsible for attracting a number of new blue chip clients to radio.

In 1998 he headed overseas fulfilling a lifelong ambition to travel. Whilst in Australia, he was offered a six-month contract setting up a National S&P Department for the Australian Radio Network.  Based in Sydney, his role involved identifying common themes in programming across 17 stations and developing network opportunities for national clients.

Returning to the UK he re-joined Virgin Radio. As Group Enterprises Director, he headed up Promotions, Sponsorship, Client Sales, Commercial Marketing, PR and Digital and was subsequently promoted to Station Manager.

In 2005 Steve was approached to join Bauer Media. As Creative Commercial Director of their radio division, he works across 80 radio stations in the UK generating ideas and inspiring clients to use radio. He hosts over 50 client Immersion Days a year across the UK, which result in significant revenue generation. 

He is also works closely with colleagues in print, TV, mobile and online to develop cross platform creative solutions for clients.

Steve is responsible for sharing creative concepts across Bauer stations in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland, Slovakia and Sweden. He has also consulted for radio stations in Thailand, Ireland, India, Germany and South Africa. 

Steve’s accolades in radio include two Sony Gold Awards in the ‘best on-air contest’ category and over twenty promotions awards including Promax, Media Week Awards, Campaign Awards, New York Festivals and The Institute of Sales Promotions Awards.

With over 15 years’ experience in commercial radio, Dennie Morris is an authority in creating speech at the highest level. He currently runs talkRADIO.

 
BIO:
talkRADIO
Managing Editor, talkRADIO
Summary of Role: Developed, launched and maintains the talkRADIO schedule.
Manages and develops on-air talent and production staff.
As part of the senior programming team, he contributes to the development of the Wireless business. 
 
talkSPORT
Credits include:
World Cup Final in Brazil
Champions League Final Moscow
The Hawksbee and Jacobs Show – Producer
The Two Mikes (Mike Parry and Mike Graham) – Producer
Townsend and Parry – Producer
The Jeremy Kyle Show – Producer
Drivetime – Producer
Euro 2012 – Senior OB Producer
Champions League 2012 – Senior OB Producer
World Cup 2010 – Senior OB Producer
Cheltenham 2011/2010/2009 – Senior OB Producer
Carling Cup Final 2010 – Senior OB Producer
2010 Premier League – Senior OB Producer

Freud and Visit London
Co-ordinating, conceiving and budgeting outside broadcasts for up to 10 radio stations at any time

Highlights include:
Working with stations from all over the US
A radio ‘first’ transforming capsules of the London Eye into fully functioning radio studios and broadcasting LIVE shows from several capsules simultaneously
 
LBC
Sandi Toksvig Show – Producer
Clive Bull Show – Producer
Weekend Breakfast Show – Producer
Roland Rivron – Producer
Jenny Eclair – Producer
 
Awards:
ARIAS: Iain Lee – Speech Presenter of the Year – GOLD 2017
IRN NEWS AWARDS : Best News Special or Feature 2017
SONY’S: talkSPORT Station of the Year 2011

It’s great to see the Radio Academy having been re-built and reinvigorated by the current team. It now feels like an organisation on a solid platform with a strong future ahead of it, just what the industry needs to bring it together in times of rapid change. It’s wonderful to have an organisation that transcends BBC, commercial and community radio; production, news, engineering, sales, and embraces both the old and the new. I was lucky enough to be named one of 2013’s 30 Under 30, a scheme I’m really pleased continues, in itself doing what the Radio Academy as a whole does so well – bringing people together, and giving people from across the industry the opportunity to be recognised, make new contacts, progress their careers and provide support to one another.

 
I live in Bromley, south east London, with my fiancée. I started my career in RSLs and community radio, then moved to London to work in master control rooms for Babcock, and I have now been with the BBC for six years in a variety of roles in the distribution team - part of the wider Design & Engineering division. I have spent most of that time working on the development of digital radio in one form or another. Outside the BBC, for many years I’ve helped out and sat on the committee in a variety of posts at the hospital radio station Radio Marsden, designing the systems currently in use at the station.
 

In the decade I’ve been lucky enough to work professionally in our industry, I’ve been given chances and opportunities by others who share our love of radio, and I’m certain the ethos and activity of the Radio Academy and its members will continue to further the development of everyone in our industry, and I’d like to do all I can to support that.

If elected as a Trustee, I will do all I can to represent members from all areas, but (naturally) technology and engineering in particular, gladly investing back into the organisation the time, energy and support that I’ve been so lucky to benefit from over the years.

Thank you.

Edward Adoo is an accomplished broadcaster, writer, music consultant and DJ. An ardent music lover [Electronic & Black Music], Ed started out hosting Club Nights, Parties & Brand Launches for the likes of Blackberry, T-Mobile, Sky and Silverstone.

Ed has always had a bug for music and broadcasting and after setting up a school radio station at St George\'s, he was able to explore the roots of radio presenting alongside Groove Armada\'s Tom Findlay at King’s College Hospital. This led to producing gig at Kiss 100 before joining Channel Fly\'s Student Broadcast Network to launch and present Cir-cumference, a Saturday-night syndicated show.

This was followed up by regular appearances on BBC Asian Network, BBC Radio 1′s Re-view Show, LBC 97.3FM, Sky News Paper Review and making the list to sit alongside 130 influential and impartial UK-based music critics and broadcasters to find the best new acts for BBC Sound of 2009/10/11 & 12. 

 

Ed regularly guests across the schedule on BBC Radio 5 Live and has also hosted a weekly afternoon show ‘Without further Adoo’ on online and digital station Mi-Soul Radio. Ed nar-rated the BBC Three documentary series Life Through Your Lens which led to a one-hour slot on BBC Radio Bristol. 

Ed has broadened his expertise to become a respected voice on news, current affairs, so-cial and diversity issues and regularly writes for the Evening Standard, Independent, Huff-ington Post, The Voice, Q, Jewish News, Broadcast and other publications. 

Ed currently hosts a weekly radio show on BBC Three Counties Radio, sits in for John Leech on the BBC Soul Show in the east, covers shows on BBC Radio 6 Music, Radio Lon-don and Cambridgeshire, appears on London Live and the \'go to\' person for all music re-lated topics on 5, Sky News. Ed also appears on the BBC News Channel as a guest for the evening paper reviews.

Ed was on the Steering Group for The Radio Academy’s, Radio Festival in 2017 and spun some tunes at the ARIAS in October.


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