Student Radio event shaping up

Details have been announced of this year's Student Radio Conference, with speakers confirmed from all over the industry including the BBC, Global, Bauer and GMG Radio.

The three-day event taking place at the University of Hertfordshire next month will include a Future of the Industry discussion featuring GMG Group PD John Simons, Absolute Radio Content Director Tony Moorey and Radio 1 Exec Producer Rhys Hughes.

The conference in Hatfield is being hosted by the oldest student radio station in the UK – Crush Radio – and takes place on 18-20 April.

The range of sessions at this year’s conference span a huge number of topics, including everything from Working in Radio Abroad, Interviews, Station Sound, Selling Your Station and Creative Radio, through to Routes Out of Radio, Engineering, Future of Radio Technology, Sports Programming and Presenting as a Team. The programme has also been extended to add value for all the student delegates attending, with further breakout sessions taking place on the final day of the conference before the launch of the Student Radio Awards 2011.

The range of speakers is huge, with representatives from all over the industry, including Capital, BBC Radio 1, Absolute, LBC, KISS, GMG, Radio 4, 1Xtra, Sonic Media, The Pips, Wise Buddah, TBI Media, and many more.

The National Student Radio Conference also includes evenings of great entertainment, with firm favourite Demo Factor returning to terrorise student hopefuls when a panel of top industry judges critique their demos live in front of the delegation. Monday night sees the launch of the brand new Student vs Industry Soundclash, an opportunity for budding student DJs to battle it out live on stage against some top industry names, including BBC Radio 1’s Greg James and 1Xtra’s Nick Bright.

SRA favourite Tim Westwood will be headlining the second evening of entertainment, and other fantastic opportunities available at the conference include the annual Voice of the Awards competition, where student hopefuls get to try out to win the opportunity to perform the announcements at the Student Radio Awards 2011 and record their own demo in London.

Find out more about the conference []here[/link].

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