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Final Radio Festival schedule revealed

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The Radio Festival is just weeks away and organisers Radio Academy has announced final details.
Leaders of the industry will team up for three days of sessions at the annual event in Salford.
Speakers will including BBC Radio 4’s Kirsty Young, Controller of Radio 1 and 1Xtra Ben Cooper, LBC’s Nick Ferrari, Bauer Media’s Dee Ford, Absolute Radio’s Geoff Lloyd, Kerrang! Radio’s Kate Lawler and many more.
Highlights include:
The Art Of Story Telling – Tracy Johnson, leading US Breakfast Radio Consultant, shares advice on how to create great on-air moments by applying the techniques of legendary US personalities like Ryan Seacrest, Jeff & Jer, Elvis Duran, the Bert Show and more
Eden Project – Tim Smit, co-founder of the Eden Project, discusses how you can re-invent the ‘good idea’ and keep it fresh to unlock creativity
Breaking Bad – Dave Dollimore, Ministry of Sound MD, Marvin Humes, former member of JLS and Capital FM presenter, and Kate Lawler, presenter on Kerrang! and Bauer Radio, discuss radio versus music streaming, and if radio alone can still break a new artist
Kirsty Young On Desert Island Discs – Kirsty talks about Desert Island Discs, a format that consistently reveals so much more about the interviewee than just their musical or literary tastes
10 Things They Never Taught Me At Business School – Dee Ford, Group Managing Director of Bauer Media UK, discusses her list of 10 principles, which every manager should adopt and talks about how they were applied to Bauer’s Radio strategy
Fighting Talk: talkSPORT vs 5 live – A head-to-head, sporting discussion with Darren Gough, England cricketer turned Strictly Come Dancing winner turned Drivetime co-host, and Max Rushden, presenter of Warm-up and Soccer AM, both representing talkSPORT. The 5 live side includes footballer Robbie Savage and former Sky presenter Georgie Thompson. The session will be hosted by Hayley McQueen, presenter of The Offside Rule podcast
Seven Things That Keep Me Awake At Night – Ben Cooper, Controller of Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra shares the things about his role that keep him awake at night
Social Media Success: How The BRITs 2014 Became A Social Media Success – The BRITs 2014 became the most tweeted about non-sporting event in UK TV history. In this session, the team at Somethin’ Else plus YouTube fashion sensation Fleur de Force and Giuseppe De Cristofano, Head of Digital at BPI, discuss the secrets behind the success
Making Money Out Of Podcasts – Richard Herring talks about the importance of the podcast in a session hosted by Absolute Radio’s Geoff Lloyd
The Story Behind Call Clegg – Nick Ferrari is interviewed by Lord Ashdown to give an insight into the story behind the success of LBC’s Call Clegg
Podcasting: Big For A 10 year-old – Dynamic, creative minds from the world of podcasting reveal the practical secrets of engaging an audience. Hear first hand how they find inspiration behind ideas and formats
Fresh Meat: How Investing In New Talent Pays You – Representatives from Bauer, Global and the BBC discuss how they find and nurture the radio talent of tomorrow
The Power of Local Journalism – Vanessa Feltz, Tom Swarbrick and Winifred Robinson discuss the power of local radio in a session hosted by Shelagh Fogarty
Why We Need A RadioCentre – Siobhan Kenny and Emma Barnett discuss the importance of RadioCentre
Drivetime: The End Of Radio In-Car? – This session, hosted by presenter Suzi Perry, will discuss how radio listening as in-car entertainment is under threat due to major transformations. The session questions how the industry can maintain radio’s presence on the dashboard
Turning Daily Life Into Great Content – Tracy Johnson on how to create content drawn from personal experiences
Breaking News – Takes a look at how the way we consume news is changing and what radio must do to adapt and change with the times
The Colin Murray Show – Colin Murray, Danny Murphy and Steve Bunce bring their daily mid-morning show on talkSPORT to the Radio Festival in celebration of sport on the radio. The session will be broadcast live on air
From Bottom To Top In 8 weeks – Ciaran Davis, CEO of Australian Radio Network, talks about how he took his station from bottom to top in 8 weeks
Meet The ReelWorld Radio Academy 30 Under 30 – A chance to meet the budding stars of the radio industry
If you are in the area the day before – Sunday 12th October – come and join the RadioToday crew for some drinks, sponsored by Focus Music.

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