2017 PHOTO ALBUM
Lai Ngar (Jace) AU
Radio Television Hong Kong
ace Au is currently Head of Public Affairs Unit in Radio Television Hong Kong. Her team produces discussion programmes on news issues and public policies. The guests and contents of these programmes are of such importance that other new media will come to cover them live from time to time. In her earlier years as producer and presenter, Jace had won numerous journalistic awards such as the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Prize and the Hong Kong Human Rights Press Awards.
Jace received the British Chevening Scholarship in 1997. She was invited by the European Union to join its Visitors Programme (EUVP) in 2000. She was featured as one of the outstanding alumni in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of British Council in Hong Kong in 2008.
Swarup nurtured Stark Communications Pvt. Ltd., from its inception in 1994 in Trivandrum, South India, to an agency recognized for its distinctive creative, work ethic, people-centric growth and outstanding client retention record. He played a key role in building the Kerala Tourism brand for two decades, actively partnering the brand’s journey from a non-entity to India’s No.1 tourism destination. Swarup’s tourism campaigns have consistently set benchmarks in the realm of destination marketing in India and won him many national and international awards.
Harrish M. Bhatia
Mr. Harrish M Bhatia is the Chief Executive Officer of 94.3 MY FM, the Radio Business of DB Corp Ltd. and the driving force behind the station’s record breaking performance in the short span of its existence. Starting in 2007, he led the MY FM brand through 17 spectacularly successful launches in less than two years, to the operational break-even in just three years and turning PAT positive within 5 years of operation. As an agile, versatile and multi-tasking individual, he has been spearheading innovations within the brand and the business operations to maintain the dynamic performance of MY FM. Under his visionary leadership, MY FM has been delivering outstanding performance quarter after quarter, making it a dominant player in the national radio space. During his tenure at MY FM, Mr. Bhatia’s efforts have been recognized through several awards which have been bestowed on the radio station as well as on him individually.
He is an old hand at Bhaskar and has to his credit the launch of Divya Bhaskar (newspaper ) in Gujarat in 2003 and Dainik Bhaskar in Jaipur. Prior to joining Bhaskar, he had served as the Product Head at the Korean Multinational LG Electronics in India He has an extensive experience in setting up new projects and turning around operations.
Radio Ireland Trading as Today FM
Gavin Blake is Today FM’s Studio Sound Manager and has been with Today FM for over 16 years. During that time, Gavin has worked with hundreds of major artists including Florence and the Machine, MGMT, Franz Ferdinand, Elbow, The National, John Grant, The Dandy Warhols and many more local Irish acts. Gavin is responsible for looking after many aspects of the sound output and training in Today FM, and for maintaining the highest quality standards. Gavin is also a previous Gold winner of Best Live Sound!
Canadian Sarah Boothroyd studied visual art and costume design on her way to a bachelor's degree in philosophy and a master's degree in broadcast journalism. This eclectic background informs her diverse approach to radio production, as she combines a plurality of sources, drawing on the devices and techniques of film, music, literary arts, and theatre. Her audio work has been featured by broadcasters, festivals and galleries in over 25 countries, and she has won over a dozen awards from organizations such as Third Coast International Audio Festival, the European Broadcasting Union, La Muse En Circuit, and New York Festivals. Her website is www.sarahboothroyd.com.
Kyla Brettle is an Australian based radio feature maker and academic. Her audio work, produced for ABC Radio National, have won awards at the Third Coast International Audio Festival and New York Festivals, appeared in collections such as Global Perspectives and Figures in a Soundscape and have been widely rebroadcast internationally. She has also produced non-fiction stories in online, screen and print media and is Lecturer in Media at RMIT University.
Chris Browning won a Gold New York Radio Award in 2016 for his first BBC documentary, aged 24.
He started his career at Isle of Wight Radio aged 13, before completing a bachelor’s degree in History and a Broadcast Journalism postgraduate diploma at Cardiff University. There he also presented on student station, Xpress Radio.
Chris now makes story-telling documentaries for BBC Radio Berkshire on topics including The Battle of the Somme and King Henry I. His programmes have also been featured on BBC Radio 4.
When not researching and making documentaries, he’s often found watching Formula One and learning to swing dance.
Radio New Zealand
Paul Bushnell is an experienced documentary and feature producer with many years’ experience in judging international radio award competitions. He is Auckland Manager for Radio New Zealand, the country’s public broadcaster.
Diego Cannizzaro is a Script Writer, Sound Designer, Music Composer and an independent Radio Producer. His experience goes from 1995 till today.
During these years he worked in the best frontline radio stations, as well as an independent producer, creating an unmistakable style through sounds, between all productions in the media. He is the Owner and Director of "DMC Studio" in Buenos Aires, Argentina, specialized in radio arts, script writing, ads, directing, field recording, sound design for media, post-production and audio mixing for radio, tv and Films.
Birmingham City University
I'm Degree Leader, Senior Lecturer in Radio at Birmingham City University and teach radio production, documentary making, commercial production and multitrack digital editing skills on our BA and MA radio courses.
I have a background in both the U.K. and Australasian radio industries and worked as Creative Director for the Northern Region of New Zealand’s TRN Network. I've also worked as a radio trainer for the BBC World Service Trust and as a media consultant for CARE International and the Prison Radio Association.
In 2006, 2008 and 2010 I traveled to Africa visiting various radio stations and worked on audio projects and research including radio programmes and advertising campaigns designed to promote sexual health and reproduction awareness.
I'm also a freelance documentary producer and have made documentaries for stations including; Radio New Zealand, BBC WM, Spin 1038 Dublin, Absolute Radio and Xfm UK.
Jax Coombes is a Radio Producer with over ten years’ experience working at BBC Radio 6 Music making award winning documentaries including a Palme D’Or in 2015 for John Grant’s Songs From A Dark Place , a documentary exploring the music, magic and rise of Icelandic music.
Juan Pablo Cordoba
Radio Mitre S.A.
Radio Mitre is the Nº 1 radio station of Argentina. It has a great quality in its sound and promotions. There is one guy who is responsible of writing these promotions and monitor its editing and coordinate its airing. He is in charge of maintaining the highest quality standards in music and institutional jingles; he is the director of special reports; he is the Artistic Producer of the whole broadcast...
He is Juan Pablo Córdoba.
He studied Social Communication (UBA - University of Buenos Aires) and Multimedia Production (EMBA), and he is a vital part of Radio Mitre since 2004.
Francis Currie is an International Radio Consultant and Partner in Currie Nordén, the specialist radio research company.
Francis provides independent expert support to radio stations & digital media companies in competitive markets around the world. If you want help with any aspect of your radio station’s research, programming, marketing or digital activity he can help.
A former market-leading Programmer himself, he specialises in turning around under-performing stations, developing market-leading Morning Shows and building strong brands. He is also an experienced trainer and certified coach.
From research and strategy to action plans and dealing with the day-to-day challenges of running a radio station, he can work with your team to get the results you want.
Randall Davidson is the Director of Radio Services at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Prior to joining UWO he spent eighteen years with Wisconsin Public Radio in Madison, where he was a news producer and the network's afternoon newscaster. He also was the network's chief announcer, training new announcers and filling in on music programs where needed, most often on Simply Folk, the network's weekly folk music program. In addition to his on air work, Davidson also served as the unofficial historian of WPR, answering listener questions about the early years and keeping track of historical artifacts and collections relating to the network's history. His book on the topic, "9XM Talking: WHA Radio and the Wisconsin Idea" was published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2006. It was honored by the Wisconsin State Historical Society as the best book on Wisconsin history published that year. Davidson's broadcasting work has won awards from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, the Wisconsin Associated Press and the Northwest Broadcast News Association. In 2014, his work as a educator was recognized when he was named a recipient of UWO's Edward M. Penson Distinguished Teaching Award. Davidson began his radio career at UW Oshkosh's station WRST-FM. While in college, he worked as a disk jockey at Appleton commercial station WHBY-AM and while in graduate school in Madison, he reported for United Press International. He is a native of Neenah, WI.
Nicholas Davis has worked in radio, television and print for the past 27 years covering everything from current affairs to the arts. He has won many awards for his journalism, including a 2006 Gabriel Award.
For the past 17 years Nicholas has worked at CBC as a reporter and producer -- most notably as Senior Producer for Metro Morning, the number one morning show in Toronto.
He’s currently the Manager of Program Development for CBC, where he is responsible for the ongoing development of local programming in radio, television and online.
Andrika De Lanerolle
Andrika De Lanerolle is an award-winning producer at AMI-audio.
She began her career hosting a music show for community radio, where she was recognized by the Ontario government for her efforts. During her time there, she began producing for AMI-audio’s channel on Sirius Satellite Radio, and later became show producer for AMI-audio’s Mosaic City.
In her eight years of experience, Andrika has produced several projects including the documentary ‘St. John’s: In Through the Narrows,’ a finalist at the 2016 New York Festivals Radio Awards.
She is currently producing AMI-audio’s live afternoon program, Kelly and Company.
Radio 5 Live
Anna presents Drive on Radio 5 live - the BBC's national news and sport network - and has reported on major stories across the UK and around the world for the last 15 years. A multiple New York Radio Award recipient, she has travelled to Sierra Leone to tell the story of the Ebola outbreak, reported from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, covered the terror attacks in Paris and Brussels and explored the refugee crisis in Germany. She’s passionate about developing the next generation of journalists, and in particular increasing the visibility of women in the media, offering encouragement and mentoring.
University of Maryland University College (UMUC) & George Washington University
Michael Freedman is a 35-year radio executive, broadcast journalist, university administrator and professor. He has served with distinction as general manager of CBS Radio Network News, vice president and managing editor for the Broadcast Division of United Press International, leadership press secretary to the Democratic Whip of the United States House of Representatives, vice president and professor of journalism at The George Washington University, and (currently) senior vice president and professor at University of Maryland University College. In addition, Freedman serves as executive producer of the acclaimed public broadcasting series The Kalb Report, This Just In!, and GW Presents American Jazz (in collaboration with the legendary Tony Bennett). Over the course of his career, Freedman and his teams have earned more than 85 honors for broadcast excellence including 14 Edward R. Murrow awards from RTNDA, five Gold World Medals in New York Festivals International Radio Awards competitions and the 2012 overall Grand Award from the New York Festivals for "The Kalb Report." He is co-author of The Broadcast Voice Handbook, contributing writer for Broadcasting Through Crisis, The Encyclopedia of Journalism, and Responsible Journalism, and co-editor of Write Me a Letter, The Wit and Wisdom of GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg.
Maddy has worked for SBS Australia for over 10 years and has been the Executive Producer of SBS PopAsia since 2010. SBS PopAsia is a Digital Radio Station for young multicultural Australians. The fans are actively engaged in Radio, TV and Online Content. Prior to SBS PopAsia, Maddy led the youth team from the program - Alchemy, who in 2008 became Silver Medal Recipients of United Nations Department of Public Information Award – on the Stolen Generation in Australia. Maddy loves where radio and the media are taking the world but nothing will ever beat great content, on any platform.
Geller Media International
International Broadcast Consultant VALERIE GELLER is president of Geller Media International. She works with top broadcasters in radio, TV, internet throughout the world, and has consulted on several award winning documentary films. As a content and story consultant, trainer and seminar leader, Using proven methods she developed over years of working in 35 countries with over 500 radio and television stations, Geller coaches and trains on air personalities, programmers, producers and broadcast news journalists to become more Powerful Communicators Geller has worked with some of the top personalities in the world. to get, keep and grow their audiences using the proven POWERFUL COMMUNICATOR techniques - Geller, a former program director (WABC, New York) and News Director (K101, San Francisco) has been training broadcasters since 1991. Her clients in Europe have included LBC, The BBC, Australia's ABC Sweden's MTG, Sveriges Radio, SBC, YLE, P-4 Norway, NRK, Danmarks Radio, FM 100, and many many more. In 2010 Geller received the Conclave's highest honor for broadcasting, The Rockwell Lifetime Achievement Award. She has been named by Radio Ink Magazine - one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Radio, and one of the world's top consultants for radio, TV and film documentaries. Her books have been translated into several languages. The French translation is now from HF Publications. These books come with instructor manuals and are taught in colleges and universities throughout the world. Geller is a regular guest lecturer at universities and colleges including The Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and New York University Film School. Geller;s fourth book: Beyond Powerful Radio - A Communicator's Guide to the Internet Age for News, Talk, Information & Personality, Broadcast, Podcast, Satellite & Internet" was published by Focal Press in 2011 www.beyondpowerfulradio.com is available on Kindle or in paperback and on audible.com in audio book format.
Format radio professional with over 21 years of total experience out of which 16 years have been spent in creative, content and music programming.
Started off as a copywriter in advertising in an agency in Central India, making a move to radio after 6 years by being the first ever programming head of first radio station of Radio Mirchi (ENIL, Times of India group).
With a brief stint with Mirchi Movies for 2 years, moved back to radio as National Programming Head of MY FM and launched 16 live stations of the network in less than 2 years. Moved to head the programming of BIG FM (the largest radio network of India with 45 live stations).
Since 2012, came back to MY FM as Chief Programming Officer and has already launched 10 more stations.
John Hinnen retired from Rogers Broadcasting at the end of 2013. He is considered one of the leaders in Canada when it comes to news coverage on Radio and Televison.
As Vice-President of News for Television and Radio, John Hinnen was responsible for the strategic direction for all Rogers Media television and radio news brands nationally. Hinnen was the "architect" of 680News one of Canada's most successful radio stations, as well as news content for the 55 Rogers Radio stations, including the four all-news radio stations.
Under Hinnen’s leadership, the television and radio news brands operated under one vision but function as separate newsrooms.
With 42 years of experience in the news broadcast industry – 39 of which have been with Rogers Media – Hinnen is one of the most powerful and respected news executives in Canada.
When he retired Hinnen was VP of News programming for Rogers Broadcasting. Prior to this he was Vice-President and General Manager of 680News (2004 to 2012), Vice-President of News, Rogers Radio (1999 to 2012), and Executive Editor of 680News (1993 to 2012). In these roles, Hinnen led all newsgathering efforts for the Rogers Radio brands across Canada and oversaw the day-to-day on-air operations and marketing efforts.
Hinnen began at Rogers Media in 1974 as a sports announcer at CFTR, and went on to roles of increasing responsibility, including News and Sports Director at CFTR (1981 to 1987), and Vice-President of News at CHFI (1987 to 1993). He began his broadcasting career in 1972 at CKLB radio in Oshawa.
Under his leadership Rogers radio stations have won hundreds of awards including RTDNA Murrows, New York Radio Festival awards and many more. The Canadian Music Industry has named Hinnen's 680News Canada's News Talk Sports station of the year ten years in a row. Hinnen is also the recent recipient of the Radio-Television Digital News Association’s (RTDNA) President’s Award (2012), the association’s highest honour.
Hinnen devotes much of his time to numerous organizations and has been on the Board of Directors at many professional associations including: Ontario Association of Broadcasters – Vice President, Canadian Crime Stoppers Association, Amber Alert Steering Committee, Sports Media Canada, Seneca College Radio Advisory Board, and the Canadian Club of Toronto.
He is married to Kathy (35 years) and has two children Kelly and Mark.
Classic Hits 4FM
Mike Hogan an experienced and multi award winning producer and presenter based in Dublin. He currently works for Classic Hits 4FM and is a freelance radio documentary maker and journalist.
Blue Revolution Ltd
Paul Hollins is a London-based radio Broadcaster, Author and CEO of the multi award-winning digital content company Blue Revolution. His on-air CV includes many of the national UK brands including Capital FM, Heart & Smooth. In 2012 his first book on radio, called ‘Hang the DJ?’ became an instant Amazon best-seller in its category in both paperback & Kindle editions. Paul is also the founder & CEO at Blue Revolution, a company which syndicates radio content such as The Kim Wilde 80s Show internationally.
Spiteful Puppet Entertainment
Matt’s career began in the UK radio industry in the 1980s. A presenter and producer of music radio for over 30 years, through his company Second Sense Media Matt now produces audio, video and web content for British and global brands which is seen (and heard) throughout the world.
Matt is also a founder director of Spiteful Puppet Entertainment, whose audio drama series “HOOD” has scooped accolades at the BBC Audio Drama Awards and the New York Radio Festival, and has been acquired for broadcast in 2016 on BBC Radio 4 Extra.
UK Radio Independents Group
Will Jackson is Managing Director of the UK Radio Independents Group, which represents nearly 100 independent radio production companies. Indie radio producers make just under one-fifth of BBC radio content, as well as content (including multiplatform) for commercial radio and corporate clients.
Will also works for transmission services provider Arqiva, and writes on industry issues and events for RadioToday.co.uk and Radio World International. He's worked for the award?winning Prison Radio Association, and has also presented and produced for the BBC. Previously, he's managed radio projects for the UK media regulator, Ofcom, the UK government's Highways Agency, and Global Traffic Network.
MBC Radio Networks, The Capital Maharaja Organisation Ltd
With over 15 years of experience in Electronic Media Business in Sri Lanka and India, having completed his MBA at Victoria University in Australia, Kandee was the former Director, Sales & Marketing at Sri Lanka’s most powerful news provider – News 1st, Channel Head of Shakthi FM, No.1 Tamil Radio Station in Sri Lanka with an audience that spans the world, and currently the Director, Business Development of MBC Radio Networks, the leading Sri Lankan broadcasting company which owns five national radio stations (Sirasa FM, Shakthi FM, Yes FM, Y FM & Legends). A renowned media personality and the host of Sri Lanka’s version of ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ where he has hosted over 250 shows, also hosting a popular Socio-Political Saturday Radio Breakfast Show “The People’s Power”.
In 2015, he was recognized by the Australian Government as one of the “Most inspiring young global leaders of Australia” and was a recipient of “Young Achiever Award” of Victoria University, Australia and 2014 Australian Alumni Excellence Merit Award for Business Administration and Leadership, awarded by the Australian Trade Commission. He is also a visiting lecturer and course advisory board member of Victoria University, Australia.
James has worked in radio for more than 20 years, as a Journalist, Presenter, Head of News, Programme Controller and Regional Managing Director. He has worked for GWR Group, GCap Media, UKRD and is currently Managing Editor for Global Radio’s market-leading station Heart Essex.
James is a former chair of the Anglian branch of the Radio Academy and has taught media at the UK’s National Police Training College and for Cambridgeshire Constabulary.
I started in radio October 1, 1982 and started at CHUM in Toronto October 12, 1985 as an on-air producer. By March of 1989 I was finally a commercial producer. I have been fortunate enough to win several major awards including a total of 14 from the New York Festivals(including 2 Gold and 2 Grand Awards), 2 IBA awards ( including 1 Gold) and a Gold Award from the Crystal Awards here in Canada. I have been the Production Manager for BELL Media (formerly CHUM) since July 2002 and am now managing a total of 7 stations. Hobbies include not getting haircuts, fishing when I can, exercising when my body will allow, using profanity frequently and playing guitar.
Accessible Media Inc
Michael Iantorno is a Toronto-based audio producer, digital media specialist, and game designer. By day, he produces audio programming for the Canadian national broadcaster Accessible Media Inc. By night, he tinkers away at projects ranging from game hacking to web development. He is a cat-lover, dungeon master, vegan, cartoon aficionado, and generally okay dude.
Michael has produced live, episodic, and documentary style programming that has been recognized by the IAAIS, RTDNA, NCRA, and New York Festivals. His games have received thousands of downloads and have been appeared in festivals, books, and across the blogosphere.
Ivan Laskov is an experienced British-Bulgarian content and radio imaging producer with more than 20 years' experience in the radio industry. He specialises in imaging and radio show production, customisation and syndication.
Ivan is the Head of Content and Production at Britain’s leading award-winning radio syndication company Blue Revolution and is responsible for the production of a number of international weekly programmes - The Kim Wilde 80s show, The Joe Elliott Show, All The Hits with Pat Sharp, Totally 80s and Totally 90s with Gary King and the premium radio series All Time 100 songs.
His most recent production work includes station imging for broadcasters in the UK, UAE, Latvia, Spain, Bulgaria and India, in-flight entertainment audio and radio commercials.
97.4/103.2 Capital FM
He started his career on stations, such as: South Hams Radio, Plymouth Sound and Gemini FM. Whilst hosting midmornings on Plymouth Sound, GWR FM snapped him up.
His career has also seen him present programmes on Capital 95.8 in London and The Capital Network – broadcasting to many major radio markets such as: London, Birmingham and Manchester.
The show has won the coveted ‘Best Breakfast Show’ at the Arqiva Radio Awards, both in 2014 and 2016, whilst securing two extra nominations on top of that.
From a post-graduation degree in Law, to head the music of a 30 station network with 12 years of experience (out of which 9 have been spent in format radio programming) Kankkana is an adroit radio professional who has grown in ranks almost everywhere with her sheer determination and talent. Starting off as a producer in 2008, she has grown in to national role in 9 years.
Apart from being the National Head - Music for MY FM, the 5th largest radio network of India, Kankkana also handles programming, content and marketing for 9 radio stations of the same network.
Julia works as a producer on Only Human and More Perfect and occasionally as a reporter in the WNYC Newsroom. Her work has been featured on Planet Money, NPR, and PRI’s The World. She got her start in radio by recording her family argue about politics and religion. She loves to find the delight hidden in convoluted, controversial topics.
Rosario Lufrano has a degree in Journalism. She began her career at the start of democracy in 1983.
She has been involved in producing and hosting various programs on Radio Belgrano, Mitre, Continental, American, National and Rivadavia. On Radio Rivadavia, Lufrano currently hosts "I Say What I think." Among the documentaries which aired on that program were "30 Years Of Democracy: Everybody’s Story” which won the Gold at the New York Festivals and “Human Trafficking: Merchants of Innocence" which was awarded the Ondas award, the highest award given by Cadena Ser in Spain, in the presence of Pope Francisco.
On television, she was the creator of Public TV whose programming received 6 Martin Fierro and TV Fund Gold, the most important distinctions in Argentina and by hosting the program "Telefe Noticias" she claimed a Marin Fierro.
Graham Mack is a multi-award winning radio programmer and presenter with over 20 year’s experience.
His radio career started in Australia, he moved back to his native England in 1997. He has achieved consistent ratings success in talk and music formats, working for commercial radio and the BBC, on-air and in management.
He is currently the Program Director at BOB fm in the UK.
ETV News Network
Astha Mandiratta is National Head - Client Solutions for ETV News Network , largest regional news network of India with 10 regional channels, covering 15 states, and are part of country’s biggest network, Network 18 and is majorly responsible for designing campaigns and events for big clients and Branding awareness for that network pan-India. With almost 10 years in media ,she has served 6 years with television Anchoring various celebrity talk shows in ETV & Star news and 4 years in radio With 94.3 MY FM - Dainik Bhaskar Group, where she was responsible for programming for Rajasthan. Her focus had always been working towards gender sensitivity. Among honors earned are laadli media award for work in the field of “gender sensitivity” (2012-13 & 13-14); named as one of 100 successful women of Jaipur ( Rajasthan) for work in media organised by a leading NGO of city in June 2015. Additionally, she won “Women of eminence” award (2014), given by Education Minister for exemplary work in media.
Liliana Manna is a journalist who graduated in 1972 from the School of Journalism of the city of Buenos Aires and 1974 from the Institute of Radio Education.
She was the first woman in Argentina radio to be named a writer-broadcaster in the News Service of Radio Belgrano and served as producer on various radio and television programs.
In 7 opportunities, Manna was awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies at the New York Festivals. The last occasion was in 2014 where she won the Gold for Best Documentary for “30 Years of Democracy: Everybody’s Story.” Also in 2014 she won the Ondas Award, awarded by the Cadena Ser Spain, for best documentary radio program in the world “Human Trafficking: Merchants of Innocence” which on December 3rd was delivered in a special audience with Pope Francisco.
Other international awards have included: (with journalist Nelson Castro) the "King of Spain" International Award. First distinction achieved by Argentine journalist radio special program broadcast by Radio Del Plata LS 10 on December 10, 1992: "10 Years of Democracy: A Decade to Remember".
Nationally, Martin Fierro '96 for best radio news program; the Diploma of Merit Konex (1997) as one of the 100 personalities of the decade from 1987 to 1997 in the category Best Producer; also received the Lifetime Achievement Award, among others.
Andrew Mark Sewell
An award winning independent filmmaker (Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont, Exit Thread) and former BBC Executive, Andrew Mark Sewell’s first love is radio drama. Over the last ten years he has carved out a growing reputation for producing dramatic, widescreen audio stories, which sound lived-in, real and cinematic.
Nominated as ‘Best Drama Producer’ at the Radio Producer Awards (2015), Sewell’s name has become synonymous with some of the most popular science fiction audio drama produced in the last decade, not least the re-imagining of cult BBC television series Blake’s 7 and more recently the Dan Dare audio adventures, based on the popular Eagle comic strips of the 1950s.
Notable BBC Radio 4 dramas include Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles (‘Best Drama Special’ at the prestigious 2015 International Radio Program Awards) and Sumia Sukkar’s The Boy from Aleppo who Painted the War. His latest drama for BBC Radio 4 is the much anticipated dramatisation of Isaac Asimov’s seminal sci-fi novel I, Robot.
Daithi McMahon is an award winning and critically acclaimed writer and radio producer. Daithi leads an innovative team at Henchman Productions which specialises in radio drama and creative audio formats including docu-drama and features for local, regional and national stations in Ireland – most recently winning national and international recognition for the historical drama, Tom Crean – Endurance. He is currently writing his doctoral thesis at the University of Limerick and teaches radio and audio production and dramatic scriptwriting at university and industry levels.
Award winning producer Tony McShane is currently producing late night talk show, Night Owls, which has the biggest late night talk audience in the North of England. Creating shows from locations all around the world and including Alan Robson MBE’s legendary ghost hunts, documentaries and entertainment shows like ‘Alien Jesus’. He has been recognised by The Radio Academy by recently winning ‘Production Hero’ and ‘Best Comedy/Entertainment Producer’ at the production awards in London. He has over 12 years’ experience in producing and presenting various shows in both the UK and Europe. He champions amazing radio.
Karen Michel is a multiple award winning radio journalist, documentarian and transmedia artist who has reported, edited, and/or produced hundreds of nationally distributed radio features, oral histories, performances, and teen radio projects. Trained in studio art and anthropology, she is also an educator, teaching across disciplines and practices. Much of her audio work is heard on NPR and other public radio venues, where she focuses on reporting on arts and culture, which tends to encompass nearly anything.
Robert Mulhern is a London based freelance journalist and documentary maker.
Originally from Kildare in Ireland, Robert has worked for the BBC, Sky and is a winner of gold medals at the New York Festivals Awards in 2015 and 2016 for RTE's The Documentary on One series. His documentary work was shortlisted for the 2016 Amnesty International Awards and he's a previous winner of the Celtic Media Awards in the radio sports category.
All in One Radio Professional with around 13 years of experience in the area of Media,Radio Programming, Animations, Sales & Marketing, Business Development, RelationshipManagement & Team Management.Skilled in each and every aspect of an FM radio Channel right from Copywriting to RJingto Promo Production to Revenues planning and General Management.
Well-versed & experienced in media planning, branding, advertising, promotions andensuring maximum brand visibility & capturing optimum market shares.
Energetic leader known for ability to envision and create successful outcomes in complexand multicultural environment.
Award-winning freelance documentary-maker, broadcaster, international composer and voiceover artist, Natalie Oram runs her own independent UK production company, Rockbarn Media (founded 2010), specialising in creating custom commercial music, voiceovers and documentaries. Her client list is ever-growing for music and voiceovers ranging from Wayfair, KitKat, Magnum to King/Candy Crush, Revlon, O2, VW and Harvey Nichols among many others from the UK to America, Canada, India and the Middle East. Her industry experience ranges from the BBC to commercial radio. In 2012, Natalie won Gold at the New York Festivals International Radio Programs and Promotions Awards for Best Music Special for her hour-long BBC documentary, “World Piece” that she single-handedly created, composed the soundtrack and produced
I am the Regional Program Director, Radio City, India
Juan Ramirez Paulino lives in Mexico City and collaborates in commercial and public radios of Mexico. With Radio Educación, Juan participated in the New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards; and he was part of the teams that have received Gold, Silver and Bronze for the years 2014 and 2015. They include “If I Were President, I Would…!” (Best Children/Young Adult Program – Gold Radio Winner in 2014), “Surrounded by candles, sugar, colors and cempasuchil (aztec marigold) … Day of the Dead Offerings!” (Best Children/Young Adult Program – Silver Radio Winner in 2015); and “To Bite” (Culture & The Arts – Bronze Radio Winner in 2015).
Alison is a producer based in London, specialising in documentaries. After freelancing for Channel 4 and ITV she spent 12 years in the BBC documentaries department, working on series such as Inside Story, Reputations and Great Britons. She now works at Digital Drama on a wide range of radio, TV and theatre projects.
Australian writer and independent radio feature maker following a long creative career at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as a highly-regarded producer and presenter across a range of innovative, specialist programs, including The Listening Room and Into the Music. She has collaborated with composers, performers, writers, sound artists and musicians to create unique radio works for these shows and mentored emerging radio creators and artists in residence.
Recipient of international and national awards, including New York Radio Festivals Silver and Bronze awards, the Australian Human Rights & Equal Opportunities Commission
Radio City, 91.1 FM
Broadcast professional with insightful & cross cultural work experience of more than 15 years, comprising of Radio, Television & Events. A firm believer of 'meaningful programming', has great understanding of delivering customized content integration for various top brands. Jury member for India Radio Forum, Asian Customer Engagement Forum, guest faculty at various mass communication institutes and a winner of prestigious NYF, IRF, and Golden Mikes.
Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc.
Vatche Sarkisian is the Director of Program Review for Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc. (MBN) broadcasting news and information in Arabic to the Middle East and North Africa. Mr. Sarkisian is responsible for reviewing the news and current affairs programming for Alhurra’s two television networks (including Alhurra and Alhurra-Iraq), Radio Sawa and MBN’s two websites (www.alhurra.com and www.radiosawa.com).
Previously, Mr. Sarkisian served as Managing Editor of MBN's two television networks playing a major role in developing and evaluating new programs. Before joining Alhurra, he was a producer for MBC US, Inc. and an International Radio Broadcaster and Production Specialist for Voice of America.
Mr. Sarkisian hold a BA in International Affairs from the George Washington University
Radio City 91.1 FM
Abhishek’s radio career spans over a decade with experience of working with popular Indian Radio brands like the Radio city and Radio Mantra. His work for Radio has been recognized and awarded by the most prestigious awards forums in India and Abroad. Abhishek also a radio mentor, is known for giving gigantic execution to simple ideas. His work has been awarded at the New York festivals, India Radio Forum, Golden Mikes, ACEF and Radio Duniya awards.
He has hosted and executed campaigns like Shukriya Soldier that was broadcasted in countries like USA, India, New Zealand, Australia and UAE. This was much awarded and recognized by award forums in India and Abroad. Another important campaign being Dil Deke Dekho that was one of the most appreciated initiatives of the year 2015-2016.With admirers not just from Indian Cinema, politics but also competition Radio stations. Dil Deke Dekho was the most awarded radio campaigns of the year 2015-16 from India.
Helen Shaw is founder and CEO of Athena Media, an award winning transmedia company based in Dublin and Manchester. Helen is a former editor with the BBC and was previously MD Radio, RTÉ, Ireland's public broadcaster. Helen is herself a multi award winning radio producer.
She's won Gold three times at New York Radio Festival, a Gold Sony in the UK and a Gold PPI at Ireland as well as a Celtic Media Festival Torc. She has been a jury member at the New York Radio Festival since 2013.
I'm currently the Programme Director of Communicorp UK's Capital radio stations. I'm based in Cardiff, in South Wales.
Previously I was an executive producer of Wise Buddah's BBC radio productions, and a producer at BBC Radio 1.
Dr. Guy Starkey
Guy Starkey currently is Associate Dean, Global Engagement, Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University.
He previously was Professor of Radio and Journalism at the University of Sunderland, United Kingdom, where he was Associate Dean (Media) (2007-8) and Head of the Department of Media (2008-10). A former radio producer and presenter on commercial radio in the UK, the British Forces Broadcasting Service in Gibraltar and stations in France and the Middle East, he still broadcasts daily on the internet radio stations 1540 The VOP and The Voice of Peace. His books include 'Local Radio, Going Global', 'Radio in Context', 'Radio Journalism' (with Professor Andrew Crisell) and 'Balance and Bias in Journalism: Representation, Regulation and Democracy'.
Jennifer Stayton holds a Master’s Degree in Radio-Television-Film from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. She has worked in radio for over 25 years. Since 2004, she has been the local host of National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” on KUT 90.5 FM in Austin, Texas.
ABC Radio National
Claudia has worked in radio for 30 years, she has produced award winning documentaries, including Walkley Awards for Journalism and New York Festival Awards. She has had the privilege of; reporting from South Africa soon after Nelson Mandela was released, working with the late John Blades on a groundbreaking program about disability and sexuality and leading a team of talented producers who regularly produce stuck-in-the-car audio stories. She is currently Content Director of Features at ABC Radio National, which includes the programs Earshot, PocketDocs and RN Showcase.
Theo SHUM Tat Yuen
Theo SHUM is currently the executive producer and the programme host of two radio programmes broadcasting 6 days a week on Radio 1, RTHK. He possesses experience across multiple platforms: from a TV journalist to a web broadcast manager and now a radio producer. Theo is interested particularly in cross media productions and his innovations gained him awards in International Digital Emmy Awards, AIB International Media Excellence Award, and etc.
Theo has been teaching Broadcasting in Hong Kong Baptist University since 2011; aiming at nurturing new talents in this rapid changing and converging media environment.
Snappin' Turtle Productions
Ben Taylor is the creative director of the multi-platform production company Snappin’ Turtle. They have produced award-winning documentaries for BBC Radio 1, 2 and 5 Live focusing on topics such as domestic abuse and homelessness plus gained exclusive access to Operation Shader’s fight against ISIS.
Alongside TBI Media they have produced national commemorative events which have worked simultaneously on multiple platforms – radio, TV, cinema and as a live event. Their biggest success was Radio 2’s D-Day concert which was the 4th most watched ‘film’ in the UK Box Office. More info www.snappinturtle.co.uk or @snappint.
Real Films ltd
New York Philharmonic
Mark Travis has over 20 years of experience in the music industry as a writer, producer, broadcaster, lecturer, and audio engineer. Since 2011, he has been the Associate Director of Media, Production for the New York Philharmonic and he has produced the orchestra's broadcasts since 2003. Mark has also served as a writer and producer for Chicago’s WFMT Radio Network where he wrote and produced over 800 nationally syndicated programs--notably the Bucksbaum Family Lyric Opera of Chicago broadcasts.
As a freelance producer, he has produced English-language broadcasts for the Berlin Philharmonic, The Suisse Romande Orchestra, the Bavarian State Opera, the Bavarian Radio Symphony, and the Milwaukee Symphony. Mr. Travis also has an extensive discography as a music-producer that ranges from recordings by the New York Philharmonic to recordings by William Warfield, Jenny Lin, Jeffrey Siegel, Susan Merdinger, Maria-Luisa Rayan-Forero and the Chicago Chorale for Deutsche Grammophon, Naxos, Random House, and Koch.
An accomplished singer and classical guitarist, Mark has served as host and producer for numerous podcasts and his writing has been published in a number of trade publications--notably Opera News. He has been part of the Insights Series roster at the New York Philharmonic since 2011 and also serves as a teaching artist for the 92Y Concerts Schools Project.
Mr. Travis is a member of NARAS and serves on both the Grand Jury and Radio Advisory Board for the New York Festivals International Broadcasting Competition. He has also served as juror and Music Committee Chair for the United States Artists panel in Los Angeles. The multiple Grammy-nominee and cancer survivor has been the recipient of over 25 medals and trophies for his broadcast work--including the 2015 Grand Jury Prize from the New York Festivals.
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Ms. Sakshi Verma is the Product Head at 94.3 MY FM, the Radio Business of DB Corp Ltd. With over 13 years of experience in Radio Programming in various domains , she has been instrumental in successfully launching new radio stations at multiple locations constituting diverse demographics.
An Alumni of Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad, she has experience of working with leading FM stations of the country like Radio City 91.1 and Red FM 93.5. She has also forayed in the field of Television with Gen X Entertainment Ltd (popularly known as Disney UTV now ), where she produced popular television shows and music.
Will is one of BBC network radio’s youngest producers. Having secured several programme commissions for Asian Network he is now one of the creative leads at the forefront of redesigning the network for a new generation of listeners. He has presented and produced in commercial stations as well as across the BBC. His work in both entertainment and documentary radio has seen him win Sony Radio Awards, New York Radio Awards, Gillards, two nominations for the Radio Academy’s Producer of the Year and, in each of the last three years, he been named as one of the Radio Academy’s 30 under 30.
Megan Williams is a Canadian foreign correspondent and radio producer based in Rome, Italy where she reports for CBC and other broadcasters. She has spent years covering the migrant crisis in Europe, as well as Italian politics, culture and art and the Vatican. She has won numerous international awards for her radio reports and documentaries from around the world, including three golds and a silver in the New York Festivals. Megan is author of the story collection Saving Rome.
Wright Communicators Ltd
Andrew Wright started his career in the radio and television industry working in some of the world's most dangerous locations as a news sound recordist. He spent 10 years as a broadcaster and latterly programme producer where he developed his production and media management expertise working with programmers, advertisers, official regulators and talented broadcasters.
His company. Wright Communicators, now helps broadcasters develop content, and businesses communicate their brand, marketing and training messages.
Andrew’s diverse and valuable experience has also led him to becoming a leading trainer in creative, personal communication, technical and management disciplines as well as soft skills development .
Areas of speciality, past and present.
TV and Radio Broadcaster
Broadcasting resources Manager
Commercial Copy Writer
Bay FM radio 99.9
Karena has been a public radio presenter for 18 years on Bay FM 99.9.. She is also a Fine Artist and songwriter/ composer.
Her 3 part documentary series ‘Memories of Sarajevo ‘ has won, in addition to her Bronze award from N.Y B. R. Festivals , a Community Broadcasting Association award of Australia for best spoken word documentary, and an Honourable Mention from the International Association of Women in Radio and Television .The series has also been collected by the National Sound Archive of Australia .
She is currently designing an immersive , audio and video installation for the Immigration Museum of Australia using further material collected for the making of the series.
Christian Broadcasting System (CBS)
Carole Zimmer is the host of the podcast “Now What?” about big life decisions, transitions and how you navigate all those curves in the road. She worked at Bloomberg Multimedia as a digital video and television producer as well as a radio reporter for 15 years and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Edward R. Murrow award for her radio documentary “Stalking a Silent Killer.” Before joining Bloomberg, Ms. Zimmer worked at NPR and the CBS and NBC radio networks. She has been a contributor to the New York Times, Washington Post, Harper’s and other publications.
Tim is an award winning creative programmer, problem solver and lover of audio. With a variety of experience in the radio, music and audio space, Tim loves creative ideas and innovation. He is passionate about developing talent and is actively involved in radio training, coaching and consulting in South Africa as well as Africa. Tim is always keen to engage and share thoughts and ideas. He is terrible at telling jokes, but likes to laugh. Liezl and their children like to laugh at him. Pastimes included running out of petrol on his retro Vespa.