Final speakers confirmed for Glasgow digital radio event

The full speaker line up for Doing the DAB, Glasgow’s free digital radio event in conjunction with Radio Academy Scotland and in partnership with Radio Today, is today confirmed.

The event which takes place on Thursday 23 February at 29 Private Members’ Club in central Glasgow features a host of the city’s leading radio figures from the BBC, commercial and community radio who will share their behind-the-scenes insights on the innovation that is driving Glasgow’s digital radio growth.

Newly confirmed to speak are BBC Radio Scotland’s Sharon Mair, Editor Radio Events Music & Partnerships, and Station Editor of the recent digital pop-up station BBC Radio Scotland Music Extra; Richard Bogie, General Manager of News Scotland and Piers Collins, Strategic Development, Legal & Business Affairs at Wireless Group which runs the Central Scotland Switch Digital multiplex and who recently collaborated on the Scottish Sun’s digital Christmas pop-up station; and Adam Findlay, Group MD of New Wave Group which owns Central FM.

The event will be hosted by Stuart Barrie, Chair of Radio Academy Scotland and East Scotland Regional Content Director of Bauer Media, and broadcast on Radio Today’s In Radio. Other speakers include Ciaran O’Toole, founder of Rock Radio; Graham Bryce, Group Managing Director, Bauer City Network; Spencer Pryor, Director, Brave Broadcasting, who has pioneered the Glasgow mini-mux; and Ford Ennals, CEO, Digital Radio UK.

There will also be the opportunity to win a home and car digital radio, thanks to support from manufacturer Revo, Radioplayer and Hyde Park Corner Installers.

Glasgow is among the most dynamic radio markets in Scotland with almost 70 services available on DAB digital radio following the launch of the Glasgow small-scale DAB mini-mux and the launch of national DAB network Sound Digital. Additionally, in 2016, BBC Scotland launched pop up digital station, BBC Radio Scotland Music Extra and Wireless Group collaborated with the Scottish Sun to launch Christmas pop up, Scottish Sun Christmas Radio.

The broadcasters behind this expansion will share their views on radio’s standing in Glasgow as well as their vision of radio’s digital future. What will happen in the next chapter in the digital radio story? How are audiences listening? How are broadcasters getting the most from the opportunities digital brings?

Event Details:

Thursday 23 February 2017, 6 -9pm

29 Private Members’ Club

29 Royal Exchange Square

Glasgow G1 3AJ