Frank Skinner joins Radio Festival 2019 line-up

Absolute Radio’s Saturday morning presenter Frank Skinner will appear at the Radio Festival this year in conversation with fellow comedian and presenter Matt Forde.

Frank will talk about his decade on-air, why he’s most like his real self when he’s behind the microphone and why his is the only radio show to feature an AE Housman alarm.

Also just confirmed, BBC Radio 5 Live’s Drive show presenters Anna Foster and Tony Livesey will be the hosts of this year’s event, which takes place at the British Library on 13th May.

New confirmed sessions also include:

  • Camilla Byk, Founding Director Podium: Me, will host an early morning Breakfast session on how to network with confidence – hints and tips to put into practice later in the day
  • Beyond The Pod – as podcasts break further into the mainstream, this session looks at the increased monetisation opportunities, from taking your podcast onto the road, to securing your first book deal. Scarlett Curtis of the podcast, Feminists Don’t Wear Pink, Damon Pettit, Off The Kerb and Orlando Mowbray of Harper Collins all feature
  • The Age of New Audio According to….. Ruth Fitzsimons, podcast consultant and former SVP at audioBoom. In an increasingly crowded and professional podcast market, what lessons must we learn from the golden age of TV about content, distribution and business models?

Anna Foster and Tony Livesey said: “We both live, breathe and adore radio so we’re thrilled to host the key industry event of the year and explore the future with some of its biggest stars. Even better, it gives us a day off from talking about Brexit!”

They join speakers Greg James, Simon Mayo, Zoe Ball, James Purnell and Digital Minister, Margot James, as well as a host of sessions, with more speakers and sessions still to be revealed.

Event details and tickets available here.

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