Gethin Jones and Ian O'Neill, OBE, announced for Drive to Digital 2018

Digital Radio UK is delighted to announce two new additions to the line-up for Drive to Digital 2018 – The Future of Radio, the major radio conference sponsored by Arqiva.

Gethin Jones, acclaimed broadcaster and co-host of the new Hits Radio Breakfast Show, will Host the conference, and Ian O’Neill, OBE, Head of Radio at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, will discuss the digital future for radio in an interview following a video address from Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries, Margot James MP.

Also announced today, Pure, the leading audio and digital radio manufacturer, will sponsor the conference. Pure join main sponsor Arqiva and reception sponsors DTS Connected Radio.

Ford Ennals, CEO, Digital Radio UK, said:

“We are delighted to announce Gethin Jones as conference Host of Drive to Digital 2018. As presenter of the UK’s newest national breakfast show and a hugely talented broadcaster, he is perfectly placed to chair the afternoon’s proceedings with insight and energy. As the industry anticipates details of the Government’s digital radio review, this will be a great time to hear in person from Ian O’Neill on next steps for radio’s digital future."

Drive to Digital 2018 - The Future of Radio, is free to attend and takes place on the afternoon of Tuesday 25 September at the British Museum Conference Centre in London. The event is unmissable for anyone who wants to know what is coming next in radio’s digital future with sessions covering policy, content, automotive and retail.

When: Tuesday 25 September 2018, from 12.30pm
Where: The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG
How: To reserve your place please contact

Delegates will have the opportunity to network with 300 colleagues from across the broadcast, automotive, retail and technology industries at an industry drinks reception, sponsored by DTS Connected Radio.

Keep an eye on RadioToday, our media partner, for regular updates on the Drive to Digital line up.