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New Platforms and Fresh Futures is the message from the World Radio Network for their exclusive one day Digital Radio Forum, bringing together speakers and industry experts from the UK to discuss and debate the future potential and impact of key digital radio platforms for the UK radio industry: Sky, Digital Radio Mondiale and mobile.

The Forum takes places at the Oval Conference Centre on Tuesday 19th September 2006.

The day starts with a key note speech from Peter Davies, Director for Radio and Multimedia at Ofcom. Other top level speakers at the Forum include:

? Paul Fairburn, Managing Director for Digital Radio Platforms, Chrysalis Radio
? James Cridland, Director of Digital Media, Virgin Radio
? Ian Valentine, Technical Alliances Director, Sky Interactive
? Simon Hughes, Senior Product Marketing Manager, New Product Development and Sales, BSkyB
? Steve Buckley, Managing Director, CM Solutions
? Andrew Flynn, Head of Engineering, CVC
? David Muniz, Commercial Director, Gaydar Radio
? Allen Cooper, Research Director, Intermedia

In addition, there will be experts from WRN leading and participating in each session.

Tim Ayris, WRN?s Marketing Manager, who is organising the Forum, told us: ?WRN?s UK-based clients and contacts within the UK radio industry will have the opportunity to hear how radio broadcasters that represent the entire vital spectrum of radio businesses in the UK, are using and adapting to new digital radio platforms to reach listeners and increase revenue streams.?

The full list of speakers and the latest agenda can be found at www.wrn.org/forum and with limited spaces remaining, those wishing to attend should contact Tim Ayris: tim.ayris@wrn.org.

?New Platforms, Fresh Futures? is part of a series of events under WRN?s Forum brand which has been created to provide a space for broadcasters to meet quickly and conveniently. In October 2005, the inaugural Forum event, a two day meeting in Bratislava, Slovakia, saw WRN?s European client base come together to discuss current issues and developments that are impacting their businesses on a daily basis.

In March 2006 a series of online Forums, hosted and organised by WRN with participation from industry practitioners and experts from the UK and abroad, examined broadcast and platform solutions, new technology, pan-European co-productions and how stations interact with their listeners. These online Forums are archived at www.wrn.org/forum

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