Radio Academy

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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 Chris Burns, Head of Group Operations for BBC Radio.[2]

The Daily Telegraph has described the Radio Academy as "the industry's most powerful body".[3]


The Radio Academy runs a range of events throughout the year, including the annual Radio Festival.[4] It ran the former Radio Academy Awards up until 2014.

The Academy also runs regular Masterclasses for young people who would like to work in radio.[5] In addition, the Academy's Branches regularly hold local events across the country.[6]


The Radio Academy awards a number of honours each year, including induction into its UK Radio Hall of Fame,[7] 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.[8]

In 2016 the Radio Academy gave out a number of prizes called Audio and Radio Industry Awards (ARIAS).[9] Previously the Academy issued the Radio Academy Awards.

Hall of Fame

The following are members of the Radio Academy's Hall of Fame:[10]


The following are Fellows of the Radio Academy[11]


The following are Patrons of the Radio Academy[12]


  1. ^ "The Radio Academy's official website". The Radio Academy. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Trustees". The Radio Academy. 
  3. ^ Singh, Anita (2008-10-30). "Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand row: Lesley Douglas profile". London: The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2010-01-12. 
  4. ^ "Radio Festival". The Radio Academy. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 
  5. ^ "Masterclasses". The Radio Academy. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 
  6. ^ "Branches". The Radio Academy. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 
  7. ^ "The Radio Academy's Hall Of Fame". The Radio Academy. Archived from the original on 8 December 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Honours". The Radio Academy. Archived from the original on 1 September 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "My Dad Wrote A Porno podcast up for Radio Academy ARIAS award". East London and West Essex Guardian. Retrieved 20 December 2016. ,
  10. ^ "Hall of Fame". The Radio Academy. Archived from the original on 2011-12-08. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 
  11. ^ "Fellows". The Radio Academy. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 
  12. ^ "Patrons". The Radio Academy. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 

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