Get Carter Productions and Radio Lollipop are both to become patron members of The Radio Academy.
North East based Get Carter Productions and the international service, Radio Lollipop, will complement the existing line-up of Radio Academy patrons, with Get Carter Productions bringing its knowledge and expertise in commercial production, whilst Radio Lollipop will join as an affiliate patron. The new signings helping the Academy to broaden its resources, remit and pool of knowledge to members.
Roger Cutsforth, Chief Executive of The Radio Academy said: “Signing up these new patrons marks a critical step in recognising the often hidden, but invaluable, radio expertise being created every day.
“Get Carter Productions hosted a very popular session at Segue last year and we’re looking to build on that to develop further opportunities to showcase the wonderful, creative radio talent based outside the M25 and outside of programming departments.
“And the work that Radio Lollipop does is a wonderful example of how radio is such a powerful and helpful tool, beyond the corporate world. It’s great to be partnering with them for the fresh perspective they will bring to the wider radio and audio community.”
Matthew Bromham, Managing Director of Get Carter Productions commented: “The Radio Academy has become such a great resource for the industry and we’re honoured to lend our support to what they’ve set out to achieve. We see so many of our core values in what they do and I hope that our involvement helps to highlight some of the massive potential this wonderful medium still has.”
Hedley Finn MBE, Chair, Radio Lollipop, said: “We are delighted to be admitted as a Patron to the Radio Academy, joining with like-minded organisations striving to make ‘great radio’, and for us, it’s with the world’s youngest DJs!”