Paul Gambaccini lined up for Radio Festival

Broadcaster Paul Gambaccini will appear at this year’s Radio Festival to talk about his year ‘Under The Yewtree’.

Gambaccini will be speaking for the first time in depth about his time under investigation and the effect it had on his life and career.

Also added to the line up of the Radio Academy event is Nick Ferrari to speak about the ‘Future of the BBC’ with James Purnell, Director of Strategy & Digital (BBC) whilst Janet Street Porter will speak about the ‘Media Landscape’.

Other speakers announced include Gill Hind, Tim Johns, Phil Critchlow, Stephen Nuttall, Fi Glover, Tony Phillips and Motivational Speaker Nicky Pattinson.

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Chris Burns, Chair of The Radio Academy, said: “I am incredibly excited by the breadth of speakers at this year’s Radio Festival Showcase. In a single day you will hear from some of the best creatives, marketers, innovators, leaders and presenters in the industry.”

Radio Festival this year consists of the BBC Music John Peel Lecture (Sun 27 September); Radio Festival TechCon (Mon 28 September); and Radio Festival Showcase (Tues 29 September), a day of keynote speakers, contributors and polemics from the radio and audio industry and beyond, designed to inspire, celebrate, challenge and inform.

Radio Festival 2015 will also feature previously announced speakers Christian O’Connell, Chris Evans, Annie Mac, Richard Curtis, Lee Ridley, Spotify’s Will Page, Google’s Peter Barron, Bauer’s Steve Parkinson and Havas Media Labs’ Amy Kean. The Radio Festival Showcase is hosted by Paddy O’Connell.

Brian Eno will host this year’s BBC Music John Peel Lecture. The line-up for Radio Festival TechCon will be announced over the coming weeks.

Radio Festival 2015 at the British Library in London takes place Sun 27 – Tues 29 September.

Posted on Friday, September 11th, 2015 at 11:06 am by RadioToday UK

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