Doing the DAB: Birmingham event announced

Digital Radio UK is pleased to announce a special free digital radio event in Birmingham – Doing the DAB – in partnership with Radio Academy Midlands and Radio Today on Wednesday 3 May.

Doing the DAB: Birmingham follows successful local digital radio events in Manchester and Glasgow and will celebrate the strength of digital radio in Birmingham where digital listening at 45.6% and DAB ownership at 64% are ahead of the national average.

The event will be hosted by Radio Academy Midlands’  Chair, Gareth Roberts, and speakers will be drawn from the BBC, commercial radio and community radio including BBC West Midlands, Free Radio Birmingham, BBC Asian Network,  Birmingham’s DAB mini-mux  and Digital Radio UK.

Speakers will provide updates on the 70 stations on DAB in Birmingham, the launch of 33 new national and local stations in the last eighteen months, the fourteen DAB stations on the Birmingham mini-mux , and progress on Bauer’s digital strategy and Free Radio Birmingham.

The event runs from 6 – 8pm on Wednesday 3 May at the Hotel La Tour. There will be a free welcome drink and networking and drinks after the formal event concludes.

Ford Ennals, CEO, Digital Radio UK, said: “We are delighted to be heading to the great radio city of Birmingham to talk to broadcasters  from the BBC, commercial radio and community radio to hear about the secret of the success of digital radio in the area. Following the success of Doing the DAB in Manchester and Glasgow,  it’s great to be collaborating again with the Radio Academy and we look forward to announcing the final speaker line up in the coming weeks.”

A final agenda and list of speakers will be announced on 3 April.

Event details:

Wednesday 3 May, 6- 8pm

Hotel LaTour, Albert Street , Birmingham , B5 5JE

Following the success of Doing the DAB in Manchester and Glasgow, we expect this will be a popular event so please put the date in your diary and register to attend by contacting:

Radio Today will be reporting from the event.

Doing the DAB Glasgow was held on 23 February and a great success attended by 140 people involved in the Glasgow radio market. The event was hosted by the Radio Academy Scotland and included speakers from BBC Radio Scotland, Bauer, Wireless Group, The Scottish Sun, Glasgow’s DAB mini-mux, New Wave Media and Rock Radio.