RadioCentre will mark 40 years of commercial radio this year with a glittering Roll of Honour
to celebrate 40 individuals who have made a significant contribution to the growth and success of the industry.
The Roll of Honour will tell the story of commercial radio’s 40 year history through 40 individuals, and will form the centrepiece to this year’s star-studded Arqiva Awards, taking place in London on the evening of July 3rd.
An independent committee, appointed by the RadioCentre board, has selected the final 40, chaired by industry veteran Paul Brown, alongside The Daily Telegraph’s Gillian Reynolds, author and broadcaster John Myers and Ralph Bernard former Chief Executive of GCap Radio.
RadioCentre was founded in 2006 after the merger of the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and the Commercial Radio Companies Association (CRCA).
RadioCentre gives UK commercial radio a voice, working with government, policy makers and regulators as well as providing a forum for industry-wide debate and discussion.
In recent years RadioCentre have lobbied successfully to provide stations with more freedom in how and where they produce content; deregulation of commercial messages; tighter rules on the prominence of commercial brands on the BBC; and the removal of local media ownership rules.
We anticipate a truly engaging Members’ Conference this year and plan to deliver a compelling half day’s programme.
We are delighted to announce that Margherita Taylor from Classic FM and Heart will once again be chairing the day. As well as hearing from your RadioCentre team there will be a series of high profile guest speakers including Ben Cooper from BBC Radio 1, Bruce Daisley from Twitter UK, Ford Ennals from Digital Radio UK and Michael Hill from Radioplayer.