Radio professionals head to Student Radio event in Swansea
A number of radio presenters, producers and management are in sharing their experience and knowledge with students in Swansea this week.
The annual Student Radio Conference is taking place over three days, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and has a line-up to rival most other industry events.
Radio presenters giving up their time include Greg James, Adele Roberts, Aled Hayden Jones, Stephanie Hirst, Matt Edmondson, Mollie King, Tim Cocker, Will Manning, Vicki Blight, Trevor Nelson, Tom Swarbrick, Alex Mansuroglu and Sam Darlaston.
Others taking part include, but not limited to:
- Global technology manager Roger Hall
- Radio X breakfast show producer James Robinson
- Global Wales regional news editor Steve Francis
- Absolute Radio’s Paul Sylvester, Nick Harris and Ben Burrell
- BBC Radio 1 newsreaders Roisin Hastie and Steffan Powell
- BBC Sport Wales football correspondent Rob Phillips
- BBC broadcast journalist Stephen Clarke
- BBC journalist Stephen Clarke
- BBC multistory curator Becca Bryers
- BBC Radio 1 presenter and reporter Steffan Powell
- Communicorp head of news and programming Neil Sloan
- Communicorp group creative director John-Paul Hughes
- Celador producers James Stodd & Paul Jones
- Podcaster Chris Huskins
- Audio Always producer Chelsea Dickenson
- Magic producer Tom Seldon
- Emma Jones & James Walker discussing freelancing
- Foundation.fm’s Frankie Wells & Lauren Arch
- Reprezent DJ Mo Ayoub
- Bauer producer Gordon Lundy
— Student Radio Assoc. (@SRA) April 16, 2019
Keynotes are taking place from Stephanie Hirst, Greg James, Matt Edmondson, Mollie King & Aled Haydn Jones, Will Manning, Virgin Radio’s Mike Cass, and BBC Radio 2’s Trevor Nelson & Helen Thomas.
#SRAcon kicked off on Tuesday morning with a workshop on the Audio Content Fund from its new Managing Director for former Radio 1 producer Sam Bailey. The welcome talk was hosted by BBC Radio Leeds host and former Capital FM Yorkshire presenter Stephanie Hirst, sharing her journey in the radio industry.
The event is also home to Demo Factor – where a panel of experts listen to demos and find a winner in front of a live audience.
No long now #SRACon @SRA The judges are on their way so you know – you have until 2pm today to upload that demo at https://t.co/LgDu0sJUW7 Do it and we’ll see you later this evening Swansea with all the BIG GOLD LETTERS
— Demo Factor (@DemoFactor) April 16, 2019
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