Next speakers for Next Radio conference announced

Podcasting, digital innovation and promotions are highlights in the second speaker announcement for James Cridland and Matt Deegan’s radio ideas conference, Next Radio.​


Tom Webster,​Vice President Strategy and Marketing for Edison Research in the US, will be sharing the company’s research into how listeners are using their mobile phones to consume audio content, including podcasting.

Iain Lee and Kathryn Boyle ​make a welcome return to Next Radio, with a new insight into late night radio at national digital station talkRADIO.

Promotions guru Paige Nienaber ​has worked with hundreds of radio stations, making sure they’re the ones everyone’s talking about. Learn the secrets to being creative, and coming up with the ideas nobody’s done before to get some attention-seeking coverage.

Paige says:The best marketing for your radio station is when your listeners tell people about some great stuff they’ve heard you do. I’m looking forward to sharing some great ideas, at least some of which might be acceptable to Ofcom.”

Andrew Bailey,​ Senior News Editor from Sky News, reveals the differences between television and radio.

Floris Daelemans,​Digital Radio Innovator from Belgian broadcaster VRT, and Ann Charles,​ the radio production and technology consultant, are also confirmed as speakers, joining Australian talent coach Craig Bruce,​Julia Hayball f​rom the University of Gloucestershire, Sam Potts​ the Head of Radio Promotions at Columbia Records, international radio consultant Francis Currie,​ Chloe Straw​, the Executive Producer at Somethin’ Else for the BBC’s pop networks and Bob FM’s Programme Director/Breakfast host​ Graham Mack.​

Organisor Matt Deegan says,If you make great radio, you can’t fail to leave Next radio with ideas and enthusiasm. As the biggest and most cost-effective radio conference in the country, Next Radio in September is a must-attend.”

The event, back for its sixth year, is designed for people who make radio, or products for radio, to inspire them with new creative ideas and developments in the medium. All through June tickets are available at the reduced rate thanks to support from sponsors Broadcast Bionics, Audioboom, and Radiocentre, and support from the BBC Academy. 

 Oragnisor James Cridland adds, With confirmed speakers from the US,Australia and mainland Europe, Next Radio is well known as the place to get new and fresh ideas about the radio and audio industry. With no suits and no panels, I’m really looking forward to the day.”

Next Radio is on 19th September at the Royal Institution in London. 

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