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Production 06 is a must attend

Production ’06 from The Radio Academy is set to be a must attend event for anyone interested in music, speech, promotions, news, talent or even production. The new title is the result of merging two conferences – Speech Radio and Music Radio.

The merger will see more talks and more radio professionals attending one single event. It is taking place next week (Thursday March 30th) at BAFTA, The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in London. It will be followed by the Celebration of Music Radio at the Caf? De Paris.

The full schedule of the day and evening is below (courtesy, The Radio Academy):


9.15 – Registration Coffee – courtesy of Adstream

10.00 – Conference Open
Hosts: Richard Bacon & Jane Garvey

10.05 – Getting Started
How much should we think about opening a show? From News to Music and Live to Podcasts, does anyone really care about that first link? Or in the ‘listen on demand’ age is it more important than ever? Featuring classic show and station openers along with today’s stars giving their tips, ‘Getting Started’ kicks off Production 06 with a light-hearted but helpful look at first impressions.

10.15 – Why Don’t Presenters Listen To Me Anymore?
Top coach Valerie Geller’s guide to feedback “without the tears”.
Valerie Geller & James O’Brien (LBC 97.3 FM)

11.00 – Soundbites – Imaging
A personal perspective from Sandy Beech, Music4

11.15 – Morning Coffee – courtesy of WRN

11.45 – We Lost The Generation Gap
Can you target music when kids and their parents are buying the same albums?
Ben Cooper (BBC Radio One) & Mark Story (Emap)

12.00 – Playing The Local Card
Stop envying the nationals and play the game they can never win
Nigel Dyson (BBC Radio Cumbria), Keri Jones (102.5 Radio Pembrokeshire), John Pickford (Key 103FM) & Giles Squire (chair)

12.45 – Soundbites – Music
A personal perspective from Dirk Anthony, GCap Media plc

12.55 – Lunch

14.15 – News – The Last Sacred Cow?
Isnt’t it about time we asked “What is it?”, “Where should it be?” and “Does anyone care anyway?”
John Simons (GMG Radio)

15.00 – Do You Hear Talent When You Meet It?
You probably already know the next big star
Clive Dickens (Absolute Radio), Christian O’Connell (Virgin Radio) & Paul Jackson (Virgin Radio)

15.45 – Soudnbites – Comedy
A personal perspective from Jon Holmes

15.55 – Afternoon Tea

16.20 – Masterclass
Tips for mere mortals from a radio genius
Danny Baker (BBC London)

17.00 – Production 06 Close
17.30 – Cafe de Paris, for the Celebration of Music Radio

18.30 – Live Music and Awards Presentations including:
Nielson Music Control Award for Most Played Artist on UK Radio
Regional Plugger of the Year
National Plugger of the Year
Scott Piering Award
PRS John Peel Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music Radio
PPL Lifetime Achievment Award

To book your ticket, click here, and if you attend, don’t forget to look for your RadioToday.co.uk pen in your conference bag!

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