News Scotland joins Glasgow radio event panel

The full speaker line-up for Doing the DAB, Glasgow’s free digital radio event has been confirmed, with News Scotland joining the line-up.

The event, in conjunction with Radio Academy Scotland and in partnership with RadioToday, will be the first time a representative from News UK / News Scotland will be speaking in public since buying the Wireless Group last year.

Richard Bogie, General Manager of News Scotland will form part of the expanding panel, which consists of BBC Radio Scotland’s Sharon Mair, Editor Radio Events Music & Partnerships, and Station Editor of the recent digital pop-up station BBC Radio Scotland Music Extra, Piers Collins, Strategic Development, Legal & Business Affairs at Wireless Group which runs the Central Scotland Switch Digital multiplex and who recently collaborated on the Scottish Sun’s digital Christmas pop-up station, and Adam Findlay, Group MD of New Wave Group which owns Central FM.

The event takes place on Thursday 23 February at 29 Private Members’ Club in central Glasgow features a host of the city’s radio figures from the BBC, commercial and community radio who will share their behind-the-scenes insights on Glasgow’s digital radio growth. It will now start at the earlier time of 6.30pm, with drinks at 6.00pm.

Doing the DAB will be hosted by Stuart Barrie, Chair of Radio Academy Scotland and East Scotland Regional Content Director of Bauer Media, and broadcast on inRadio. Other speakers include Ciaran O’Toole, founder of Rock Radio; Graham Bryce, Group Managing Director, Bauer City Network; John Collins, Presenter, Bauer City 2; Spencer Pryor, Director, Brave Broadcasting, who has pioneered the Glasgow mini-mux; and Ford Ennals, CEO, Digital Radio UK.

There will also be the opportunity to win a home and car digital radio, thanks to support from manufacturer Revo, Radioplayer and Hyde Park Corner Installers.

In Glasgow there are almost 70 services available on DAB digital radio following the launch of the Glasgow small-scale DAB mini-mux and the launch of national DAB network Sound Digital. Additionally, in 2016, 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.

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? How are broadcasters getting the most from the opportunities digital brings?

Event Details:

Thursday 23 February 2017, 6-9pm
29 Private Members’ Club
29 Royal Exchange Square
Glasgow G1 3AJ

The event is FREE with drinks provided. All invited but a reservation is essential. To secure one of the remaining places, please email Rosie Kendrick.

Posted on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 1:19 pm by RadioToday

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