BBC Director General Mark Thompson will be appearing as a keynote speaker at this year’s Radio Festival at Salford Quays.
He’s joining an already impressive list of guests for the October festival including Bob Harris, Mark Radcliffe, Stuart Maconie and Dragon’s Den star Duncan Bannatyne.
The Director General’s Radio Festival speech is likely to cover topics currently simmering in the industry such as the implications on programmes of the BBC’s 2010 license settlement, the next Communications Act and the BBC’s Delivering Quality First (DQF) programme.
John Myers, Chief Executive of The Radio Academy, told RadioToday.co.uk: “This year’s Festival promises to be the place to debate the important issues facing our industry and hear from the top people who will set the tone and policies influencing programme makers.
“The Director General of the BBC is the most important person in UK broadcasting and I am looking forward to hearing what he has to say about the future landscape of the sector.”