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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 Ben Cooper, Controller of BBC Radio 1.[2]

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


  • Events 1
  • Honours 2
  • Hall of Fame 3
  • Fellows 4
  • Patrons 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


The Radio Academy runs a range of events throughout the year, including the annual Radio Festival[4] and the Radio Academy Awards.[5][6]

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]


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]

Hall of Fame

The following are members of The Radio Academy's Hall of Fame:[11]


The following are Fellows of The Radio Academy[13]


The following are Patrons of The Radio Academy[14]


  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. ^ "Radio Academy Awards". The Radio Academy. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Sony Radio Academy awards winners". The Guardian (London). 15 May 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Masterclasses". The Radio Academy. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 
  8. ^ "Branches". The Radio Academy. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 
  9. ^ "The Radio Academy's Hall Of Fame". The Radio Academy. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Honours". The Radio Academy. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Hall of Fame". The Radio Academy. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 
  12. ^ Plunkett, John (2012-11-14). "Danny Baker inducted into Radio Academy's Hall of Fame". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "Fellows". The Radio Academy. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 
  14. ^ "Patrons". The Radio Academy. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 

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