Aasmah Mir to host Radio Academy Festival 2021

Times Radio Breakfast co-presenter Aasmah Mir will host the one-day Radio Academy Festival this year.

The conference will be streamed live from London, with new speakers announced today including the BBC’s Charlotte Moore, Bauer’s Ben Cooper, and NewsUK’s Scott Taunton.

Joining them on the line-up will be singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor, who hosts BBC Radio 2’s Kitchen Disco and Acast’s Spinning Plates podcast, plus Kerrang! Radio and Absolute Radio presenter Sophie K.

Group Programme Director of Hits Radio Gary Stein joins the line-up, as does the Head of BBC Radio 1Xtra, Faron McKenzie. Managing Editor of BBC Radio 5 Live Julie Cullen, formerly an exec at 6Music, will join a panel marking 10 Years of the BBC in Salford.

Radio 4 Woman’s Hour presenter Anita Rani has also joined the bill, to lead the interview with Charlotte Moore, while one of 1Xtra’s newest signings Remi Burgz will be in conversation with 1Xtra breakfast presenter Nadia Jae.

The theme for this year’s Festival is Redefining Talent, and the event will be an opportunity to embrace all the talented people that make the radio and audio business what it is.

The conference will be streamed live from the 17th Floor of NewsUK’s headquarters at London Bridge all day on November 3rd.

Full details are available at radioacademy.org where you can also buy tickets. Bulk purchases can be made by emailing info@radioacademy.org.

The Radio Academy Festival is supported by a family of generous sponsors including Arqiva, BBC Sounds, Audible, PPL, PRS, Radiocentre and RCS.

Posted on Friday, October 15th, 2021 at 9:55 am by Roy Martin

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