A record number of radio services and companies are supporting this year’s Radio Festival, taking place next to MediaCityUK in Salford Quays.
Organisers tell us tickets for annual event are selling fast but a limited number are left. High profile speakers already secured include Pete Waterman, BBC Radio 2 presenter Jeremy Vine and Fru Hazlitt, Commercial Director at ITV. Other names include Global Radio’s Stephen Miron and Richard Park, BBC Radio 1’s Ben Cooper, Frank Skinner, Spotify’s Chris Maples, Twitter’s Bruce Daisley, Adrian Chiles from ITV Sport and Heart and Classic FM’s Margherita Taylor and many more.
Support wise, in addition to support from returning businesses PPL, BBC Radio 6 Music, RCS Sound Software, Radio Studio Services, Broadcast Bionics, Arqiva, Other Lines of Enquiry, VDL, and Radio Today, new sponsors and partners for 2012 include, 7digital, AdsWizz, All In Media, Audioboo, Blue Revolution, Exaget, GES, NDL Group, P Squared, Pure, The Radio Ideas Bank, ReelWorld, Sharpstream, TuneIn Radio, Triple A Media and Wheatstone Coporation.
A full programme will be released shortly, incorporating the theme, ‘Opening Ears to Excellence’, emphasising The Radio Academy’s ongoing commitment to the encouragement, recognition and promotion of excellence in UK radio broadcasting and audio production.
Clive Dickens, Chairman of the Radio Festival, told RadioToday.co.uk: “Once again we have had a fantastic response from sponsors and partners for this year’s Radio Festival, Techcon, Foot in the Door & Hall of Fame Dinner. The breadth and quality of companies shows the significance of the Festival for the wider radio industry. We still have some spaces for businesses who wish to sponsor sessions at the events, but they are going fast!
“We are looking for a record number of delegates during the Festival, with tickets still available via the Radio Academy website. We have had some amazing announcements from the confirmed line-up so far and we look forward to seeing everyone soon at The Lowry in Salford.”
For more information and to purchase Radio Festival tickets go to radioacademy.org