Date and speakers announced for Next Radio

Next Radio will be back in central London on Monday September 18th, organisers confirmed today.

Subjects to be discussed at the conference include voice-controlled speakers, interviewing technique, podcasting, on-demand audio and station promotions.

The first set of speakers were announced this morning on the conference’s Twitter account, @thisisnextradio:

  • Nicky Birch from Rosina Sound for BBC R&D shares her work on interactive audio programmes for the Amazon Echo
  • Liz Haynes from BBC Radio and Music Multiplatform shares lessons learnt when designing artwork for audio
  • Emily Turnbull from RadioWorks will cover international ideas for radio and its clients
  • Radio presenter Sam Walker promises that she will show what radio can learn from other successful genres
  • US radio consultant Valerie Geller shares tips for producing powerful podcasts

Next Radio is curated by Matt Deegan and James Cridland and is now in its seventh year and is supported by Broadcast Bionics. It will be held at the Royal Institution in central London.

Tickets are available at the new website address of – making the conference one of the first users of the new .radio internet domain in the world.

Matt Deegan told RadioToday: “We’re delighted to announce the return of Next Radio. With over 25 speakers on the day, none speaking for longer than 18 minutes, it’s a fast-paced day for everyone in radio and audio.”

James Cridland added: “I’m very much looking forward to another great day. With inspiring speakers such as these and no panel sessions, Next Radio is a conference worth travelling across the world for.”

Previous Next Radio speakers can be seen at, and will also be aired as special programmes on Upload Radio.

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Posted on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 1:47 pm by RadioToday UK

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