First speakers announced for Next Radio 2018

This year’s Next Radio event in London will feature around 24 speakers talking about radio’s past present and future.

The event is once again organised by James Cridland and Matt Deegan and will take place on September 17th.

Here are the speakers announced so far:

  • What’s next for storytelling? Catherine Carr will share the secret of getting strangers to tell you their life stories.
  • What’s next for listening? Radio historian David Lloyd tells us how the brain hears: and what that means for making great radio or podcasts.
  • What’s next for radio brands? Hanne Kautto tells the story of youth station YLEX: from FM to an extended multiplatform brand.
  • What’s next for huge radio events? Ollie Wards, the Content Director of triple j in Australia, tells us about Australia’s biggest radio event: triple j’s Hottest 100.
  • What’s next for audio journalism? Kary Stewart discusses podcasting about human rights and development
  • What’s next for radio audiences? John Carroll has the stories behind listener data: and what that means for audio
  • What’s next for powerful radio? The author of Beyond Powerful Radio, Valerie Geller, will share the secrets of telling the truth
  • What’s next for radio sales? From Switzerland, Michel Colin has lessons learnt from selling radio advertising in Africa
  • What’s next for personal podcasts? Award-winner Cariad Lloyd talks about Griefcast
  • What’s next for radio news? From Wireless Group and the University of Westminster, David Spencer asks whether news bulletins should change after being unchanged in fifty years
  • What’s next for promoting podcasts? Suchandrika Chakrabarti shares how she built the audience for Black Mirror Cracked
  • What’s next for music composition? Dan McGrath tells us how he composed the theme tune for Strictly

Tickets and more details can be found at Next.Radio

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