Digital Radio event to take place in Glasgow

Glasgow’s digital radio scene will be celebrated at a special Radio Academy event – Doing the DAB – from Digital Radio UK in partnership with RadioToday.

The free event will be held on Thursday 23 February at 7pm at 29 Private Members’ Club.

The event, which follows on from the Doing the DAB in Manchester in December, features a host of the city’s leading radio figures from BBC, commercial and community radio who will share their behind-the- scenes insights on the innovation that is driving Glasgow’s digital radio growth.

Stuart Barrie, Chair of Radio Academy Scotland and East Scotland Regional Content Director of Bauer Media will host the event, and speakers include Graham Bryce, Group Managing Director, Bauer City Network; John Collins, Presenter, Bauer City 2; Spencer Pryor, Director, Brave Broadcasting, from the Glasgow mini-mux which now carries 11 stations; Ford Ennals, CEO, Digital Radio UK; and Ciaran O’Toole who was recently awarded the Glasgow/West Central Scotland licence for Rock Radio.

Speakers from BBC Radio Scotland, Central FM, Wireless Group and Global will also feature in the final event line up.

Following the launch of the second national commercial network carrying 19 national stations and the Ofcom small-scale mini-mux trial, the number of services available on DAB digital radio in Glasgow has increased to almost 70 in the past 12 months. Additionally, BBC Scotland launched pop up digital station, BBC Radio Scotland Music Extra and Wireless Group collaborated with the Scottish Sun to launch Christmas pop up, Scottish Sun Christmas Radio in November 2016.

The broadcasters behind this expansion will share their views on radio’s standing in Glasgow as well as their vision of radio’s digital future. What will happen in the next chapter in the digital radio story? How are audiences listening? What are broadcasters doing to get the most out of digital?

Doing the DAB is open to everyone but places are limited. Attendees should reserve their place by emailing [email protected]

Posted on Friday, January 13th, 2017 at 10:35 am by Roy Martin

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