Radio Academy

The Radio Academy is a registered charity dedicated to 'the encouragement, recognition and promotion of excellence in UK broadcasting and audio production'.[1] It was formed in 1983 and is run via a board of trustees, currently chaired by Yvonne Thompson.[2] The Radio Academy was previously called Sony Awards due to the sponsorship of the Sony company.[3] This name was changed after Sony withdrew their sponsorship.[3] The charity has a Board of Trustees who serve three-year terms.[4] Their responsibilities include designing, planning, and implementing projects and programs.[4] In addition, every year they must attend six board meetings which are held in London.[4] In 2019, the Radio Academy requested votes from the public for the addition of three new Trustees.[4]

The Daily Telegraph has described the Radio Academy as "the industry's most powerful body".[5]

EventsEdit

The Radio Academy runs a range of events throughout the year, including the annual Radio Festival.[6] It also runs the awards ceremony, the ARIAS (previously the Radio Academy Awards up until 2014).

The Academy also runs regular Masterclasses for young people who would like to work in radio.[7] In addition, the Academy's Branches regularly hold local events across the country.[8]

HonoursEdit

The Radio Academy awards a number of honours each year, including induction into its UK Radio Hall of Fame,[9] Fellowships, the John Peel Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music Radio, the PPL Music Icon Award, the Local and Regional Lifetime Achievement Award, the Most Played Artist on British Radio and the 30 Under 30.[10]

In 2016 the Radio Academy gave out a number of prizes called Audio and Radio Industry Awards (ARIAS).[11] Previously the Academy issued the Radio Academy Awards.

Hall of FameEdit

The following are members of the Radio Academy's Hall of Fame:[12]

FellowsEdit

The following are Fellows of the Radio Academy[13]

PatronsEdit

The following are Patrons of the Radio Academy[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Radio Academy's official website". The Radio Academy. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
  2. ^ "New Chair & Deputy Appointed To The Radio Academy".
  3. ^ a b "Radio Academy scraps annual awards". 2014-11-07. Retrieved 2019-12-01.
  4. ^ a b c d Best, Bill (2019-01-25). "Radio Academy Trustee Elections 2019 - Voting now open". Community Media Association. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  5. ^ Singh, Anita (2008-10-30). "Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand row: Lesley Douglas profile". London: The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2010-01-12.
  6. ^ "Radio Festival". The Radio Academy. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2013-01-08.
  7. ^ "Masterclasses". The Radio Academy. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  8. ^ "Branches". The Radio Academy. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2013-01-08.
  9. ^ "The Radio Academy's Hall Of Fame". The Radio Academy. Archived from the original on 5 December 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  10. ^ "Honours". The Radio Academy. Archived from the original on 1 September 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  11. ^ "My Dad Wrote A Porno podcast up for Radio Academy ARIAS award". East London and West Essex Guardian. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Hall of Fame". The Radio Academy. Archived from the original on 2011-12-05. Retrieved 2013-01-08.
  13. ^ "Fellows". The Radio Academy. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2013-01-08.
  14. ^ "Patrons". The Radio Academy. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2013-01-09.

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