Trevor Dann hosts a special discussion on stage at the Nations and Regions Conference in Salford, titled ‘Radio Tomorrow’.
Tony Blackburn was named as the Gold winner at the Audio Production Awards 2017.
MPs have backed BBC proposals to make 60% of eligible radio hours available to competition from independent producers.
The BBC Trust and the current licence fee should be scrapped and more commission should go to indies, DCMS says.
Radio Independents Group still pushing for more than a 20% window to create programmes for the BBC.