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Next Radio industry conference cancelled for 2019

The annual Next Radio conference will not be taking place in 2019 as the organisers take a temporary break.

The event has been running each year since 2011 but a note on the official website currently says: “We’re thinking about the best way to do Next Radio in our changing radio industry. So, we’re taking a rest year in 2019.”

Next Radio 2019 was going to happen on September 23rd but will no longer be taking place.

All the videos from previous years are online to watch, and anyone interested in the future of the event is encouraged to sign up to the Next Radio newsletter which will let you know about plans for an event in 2020.

Next Radio is organised by Matt Deegan and James Cridland, but both were unavailable for comment when contacted by RadioToday.

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  1. Ted says

    I’m hardly surprised. The way things are going there’ll only be a handful of stations left!

    1. mb23 says

      Only the 45 national stations on DAB.

      1. Keith Coates says

        When will we get a grip of the UK radio industry? Last hope is community radio? But why? Where is local radio? (note the number of ?)

      2. Radio Geordie says

        Which, by the end of the year, will be owned by 2 companies.

        1. mb23 says

          The current owners are Global, Bauer, Wireless,, Oxis Media, Folder Media, SSVC, Sunrise, Panjab and the religious stations are independent.

          1. Ted says

            As he says – Which, by the end of the year, will be owned by 2 companies.

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