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 Segue is a new national Radio and Audio expo held in Leeds over the 18th & 19th October 2017. The event brings together industry figures, world-leading innovators, presenters, podcasters and producers from major radio & audio brands.

As it's grand finale, Segue will feature the prestigious Audio and Radio Industry Awards (ARIAS)



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Expo Programme


Wednesday 18th October
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Find out how the industry works from four senior experts:

Hosted by Helen Boaden - former BBC Director of Radio,  Siobhan Kenny - CEO of commercial radio trade body RadioCentre, Phil Riley - former CEO Chrysalis Radio/Orion Media, NED, Celador Radio and Chair of ARIAS Judges 2016 & 2017, and Neelay Patel – BBC Director of TV & Radio, Digital Products & Broadcast Systems.

There will be an open Q&A session.


Leeds College Of Music

Wednesday 18th October
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Radio legend Scott Mills has had a distinguished broadcasting career... and it's safe to say he's seen it all!

 Starting out on local Hampshire station Power FM, Scott quickly rose through the ranks, working at GWR FM Bristol and Manchester's Piccadilly Key 103. Scott then headed to London, first presenting for Heart 106.2 and then moving to BBC Radio 1. 
The early afternoon show has become ubiquitous with listeners as The Scott Mills Show.

Filled with much loved features such as Innuendo Bingo, Bangers, Playground Insults and Real or No Real, Scott and his team provide a show which is unrivalled in humour and unique content. 
In conversation with David Lloyd, Scott Mills chats life, career and radio love.
Tickets are free to all.



Leeds College Of Music

Thursday 19th October
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Hosted by Hattie Pearson (Key 103) and Paul Dunphy (BBC Leeds), we will have industry exhibitors, keynote speakers, masterclasses, networking sessions, an audio craft fair and careers guides at Segue.
Register your interest here and then hop in and out of as many sessions as you like. Please be advised that it's first come, first served in the rooms so be prompt and grab your seat in good time.

Please note: when you get through to the booking page, it will ask you for "log in" details.  This is NOT your Radio Academy "log in".  You need to click the "sign up" box below that to register for your tickets.  This captures your information and provides a secure ticket. You are providing details to a third party ticketing site.  If you prefer, please call 0113 222 3434 for a direct booking. Any problems please email nicci@radioacademy.org


• Room 1 : Capacity 25 •

Finding your podcast voice +
11:45 AM

Camilla Byk is the co-founder of Podium.me a platform that mentors and trains under 25s across the world to find their voice and broadcasts them as podcasts or documentaries for the BBC. Examples of their work can be found at www.podium.me and https://soundcloud.com/podiumme

Camilla Byk: Camilla is the co-founder of Podium.me, an award-winning audio platform for the voices of the under 25s, working regularly with the BBC and podcasting sites. Camilla gets your voice heard, takes you out of your comfort zone and will show you how to make an impact on the world. Podium tells stories that are not being told in the mainstream media and helps young people to talk about their world in an honest and respectful way.  Listen to some recent podcasts on www.podium.me


Social: How to (maybe) break the Internet +
12:30 PM

What makes a tweet retweetable? What makes a Facebook status shareable? This workshop will help you figure out the social media that really engages with your followers - complete with shining examples of great social media in broadcasting. Led by Emma Bradshaw.

Emma Bradshaw: Emma worked at the BBC for four years, working on social media for BBC iPlayer, Sport, Stargazing Live and BBC Two, and worked on multiplatform coverage of BBC Radio 1 and 2's festivals. She has been involved in the communications side of the Student Radio Association for far too many years, and works at the Royal Household as a Digital Communications Manager.


Music Programming 101 +
1:45 PM

Fancy working in Music Radio? Then this is the one for you! Music Programming 101 gives the low-down on everything you need to know; track selection, playlists music, loving the music and everything else you do around it! This session is led by Paul Emmines, the former Group Music Manager at GMG Radio who was responsible for the music output of Real Radio, Smooth Radio, Real XS/Rock Radio, Smooth 70s and Smooth Xmas. Paul also consulted on the development of PSquared's Autotrack product, the music scheduling software for the Myriad playout system. He's currently Programme Controller at Smooth Radio East Midlands and acting Programme Controller at Heart Yorkshire for CommunicorpUK. Be sure to gather round to hear his expert advice.

Paul Emmines: Paul Emmines was formerly Group Music Manager at GMG Radio, crafting the music output of their brands Real Radio, Smooth Radio, Real XS/Rock Radio, Smooth 70s and Smooth Xmas.  He also consulted on the development of PSquared's Autotrack product, the music scheduling software for the Myriad playout system.  He's currently Programme Controller at Smooth Radio East Midlands and acting Programme Controller at Heart Yorkshire for CommunicorpUK.

Paul has spent 26 years in music radio, starting his career as a presenter and producer for Hereward Radio in Cambridgeshire, and then navigating much of the UK for the GWR Group. He hung up his headphones in 1997 to become Head of Production for Chrysalis Radio's newly relaunched Galaxy 101 in Bristol.  Paul's stint as Head of Programmes for Galaxy 105 in Yorkshire saw the station become the biggest commercial station outside of London.  Paul devised the music format for the UK's first national Christmas station Smooth Xmas, and also for Smooth 70s, which became the UK's biggest digital-only station debut at the time, acquiring 749,000 listeners in just six months.  Both Smooth Radio East Midlands and Heart Yorkshire are currently sitting on record figures for station reach.


The Radio Doc will see you now +
2:00 PM

David Prest, Managing Director of the Award Winning Whistledown, will bring you new ways of creating and producing long form documentary making. Practical advice, top tips, insight into commissioning and an opportunity to ask questions from one of the best in the business. If you are a new or aspiring documentary maker, this is an unmissable session.

David Prest: David Prest is Managing Director of Whistledown Productions. The company is currently one of the largest suppliers of programmes to BBC Radio, making titles such as The Reunion, Feedback, When Greeks Flew Kites, Over To You and My Perfect Country. Digital clients include Audible, BBC online, Economist Radio and Spotify, and they are also leading producers of branded podcasts. The company also runs its own scheme, Radio First, to encourage and support new radio producers working in speech radio.


International Journalism +
2:45 PM

Angela Robson is a multi-award-winning journalist and the founding director of the international media production company, Pearl Works. She has reported from over fifty countries investigating, filming and producing media content from some of the world's most challenging environments, for media outlets including the BBC, the Guardian, Al Jazeera and Le Monde diplomatique. Insight, inspiration for all and advice for those with a global career in mind.

Angela Robson: Angela Robson is a multi award-winning journalist and the founding director of the international media production company, Pearl Works. She has reported from over fifty countries investigating, filming and producing media content from some of the world's most challenging environments, for media outlets including the BBC, the Guardian, Al Jazeera and Le Monde diplomatique.


Inside the Mind of a Radio Creative +
3:30 PM

Radio Ad Guru, Paul Carter, explains what really goes on in the minds of most Commercial Producers and why some of them produce brilliant ads that really work – and why some, er don't. This session tackles some of the big challenges Creatives and Clients face every day, and what both parties can do to get the best ads possible. From absolute beginners, to seasoned old hacks with practical advice on ideas, writing and cutting through – there should be something in this for everyone.
Paul Carter: Paul Carter formed Get Carter Productions in 2001, and it's now one of the most successful commercial production companies in the UK.

He started working in Radio back in 1987 – and has enjoyed stints as chief studio engineer, music producer, head copywriter, and head of creative. Paul has also won several international awards for his commercials over the years – but he doesn't like to talk about it. He now works with a team of nine other obsessives, and together they make commercials for some of the world's biggest brands.

He's not an anorak, but he loves radio with a passion. His other loves include cycling across Europe whenever he can – althought you'd never know it from looking at him. @getpaulcarter


• Room 2 : Capacity 80 •

The Foolproof Freelance Guide +
11:00 AM

How to navigate your way as a freelance and have a successful media career.

Janet Graves is partner in Pennine Productions LLP which makes audio for the BBC networks and online. She is a former producer of Woman's Hour and a former Television Producer. Her passion is helping people navigate the media career ladder as a freelancer and has many secret weapons to help freelancers survive in a short-term contract world. Janet is also a trained coach and mentor. If you are starting out as a freelancer or currently freelancing, this is perfect for you.

Janet Graves: Janet Graves is partner in pennine productions Llp which makes audio for the BBC networks and online. She is a former producer of woman's hour and a former television producer.  Janet is also a trained coach and mentor.  Janet's recent productions include I'm here. Where are you? With Ian McMillan and 'Jenny Eclair is listless today.' Both for BBC Radio Four and featured on Pick Of the Week. Janet says “working in radio is great fun ,never dull and always full of creative challenges.”


Creative Radio Campaigns +
12:00 PM

Join Tom Stevens, Radiocentre's Head of Marketing on what makes a great radio ad and why creativity is so important in an effective campaign. The session will be packed with engaging examples of great ads – and a few not so great ads! – as well as practical tips for ensuring you get the most out of advertising on radio. 

Tom Stevens: As Radiocentre's Head of Marketing, Tom oversees all marketing and communications for the UK's commercial radio industry body. He is responsible for driving consideration of radio as an advertising medium among brand managers and agency planners. He is also responsible for the brand management of the online radio console, Radioplayer. Previously Tom worked at Transport for London where he managed marketing for London Underground, and at Cancer Research UK where he launched Stand Up To Cancer in the UK in partnership with Channel 4.


The Art of Speech Radio +
1:00 PM

James Whale has been making great speech radio for over 40 years, he'll be joining Dennie Morris, Managing Editor at talkRADIO, to chat about what makes for a great conversation, how you present and produce speech radio that captivates, engages and entertains (and if there are any limits!) This session is for presenters and producers, and promises to be the most talked about session of the day!
James Whale: James hosts the Monday to Thursday evening show between 19:00 and 22:00 on talkRADIO. James is the well-known broadcaster and radio presenter, and contributor to the paper reviews on ITV's This Morning and SKY News. An ever popular voice on radio James began his career by founding Radio Top Shop, one of the very first in store radio stations, but it was talk radio that really interested James and when the opportunity came up to present his own evening phone in show at Metro Radio in Newcastle he lept at the chance. The midmorning phone in show at BBC Radio Derby soon followed but it was at Radio Aire and Red Rose Radio that James became better known to a national audience. The late night James Whale Radio Show, broadcast live simultaneously on radio and ITV, took to the airwaves in 1989 and was a hit with James' dry wit and characteristic no nonsense approach. James then spent a very successful 13 years at talkSPORT presenting the now iconic 10pm-1am weekday slot.

James presented the drivetime show on LBC for 4 years. In 2004 James teamed up with Rob Oldfield to produce a new version of the James Whale radio show. The show is syndicated on many online and community radio stations around the globe. A re-launch of the TV show is also in the pipeline. James presented "Something for the weekend" (BBC Radio Kent) with a robot called EDNA. and during the week presented the breakfast show on BBC Radio Essex. He quit just after his appearance on Celebrity Big Brother 2016. Having beaten kidney cancer in the early noughties James set up the James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer, (Now Kidney Cancer UK), which is now the leading UK kidney cancer charity. He is also a patron of the National Literacy Association.

 Dennie Morris: Managing editor of talkRADIO, Dennie Morris is the lead when it comes to quality content across the talkRADIO schedule. He's previously held roles such as exec producer, reporter and senior producer for plenty of shows across talkSPORT. Dennie knows the talkRADIO brand like the back of his hand & is at SEGUE to discuss the art of speech radio with speech radio king, James Whale.


How to break into Radio and TV +
2:00 PM

How to break into Radio and TV
2:00 PM

BBC Radio 1, Xtra, Asian Network CBBC presenter, Yasser talks to Hattie Pearson about his journey into the industry and offers advice and answers questions.

Yasser: Yasser is the presenter of a weekly new-music show on the BBC Asian Network (Wednesday 9pm-12am), The Official Asian Music Chart (Saturday 3pm-6pm); as well as Trending Live on 4 Music (Monday-Friday 4pm-6pm).

Yasser can also be heard regularly depping elsewhere on the BBC Asian Network, on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra. He is also regular host on The CBBC Chart Show. Yasser has also fronted the BBC Introducing Stages at Glastonbury, T in the Park, plus Reading and Leeds Festival. As well as music shows, Yasser presented Young, British and Sober, a documentary for the Asian Network in 2014. He is a skilled DJ having held residencies at some of the biggest clubs in the world including Sankey's in Manchester and The Leeds Warehouse. Known as Mr Yazzur on YouTube, his unique presenting style, quick wit and sense of humour attracts hundreds of thousands of hits across the world on his comedy videos.


How to Get Ahead in Radio +
3:00 PM

Siobhan Kenny (Chief Executive, Radiocentre) and Gillian Jones-Williams (Co-Managing Director, Emerge) take a look at statistics on diversity, challenge the glass ceiling and debate what it takes to succeed in radio. Whether you are a woman looking to accelerate your career, a manager of teams, or you just want to get ahead in the workplace, you will appreciate the no-nonsense advice and tips.

Gillian Jones-Williams: Gillian Jones-Williams is an author, executive coach, international speaker and founder of Emerge Development Consultancy. Gillian's main focus is organisational strategy development, leadership, change initiatives and embedding the right culture. She has worked in many multinational cultures having facilitated events and coached executives in Europe, the Middle East, USA, Australia, and the Far East. Gillian is a champion for diversity and, having coached senior women Executives for many years, created an Empowering Women's Development programme which she is delivering internationally, particularly in the Middle East. She regularly hosts large global conferences for female talent and is speaking at the 19th Women in Leadership Economic Forum in Dubai in October.

Siobhan: Siobhan has a communications background in politics and content businesses. Most recently she was Group Communications Director at HarperCollins UK and International, during a time of unprecedented digital change in the publishing industry. In Government, Siobhan was Director of Strategy and Communications at DCMS, initiating the London Olympic Bid and the BBC Charter Renewal process. She also worked in the Prime Minister’s Office for John Major and Tony Blair.


Thursday 19th October
18:30 PM - til late
"THE ARIAS 2017"

The biggest celebration of sound around returns to Leeds Arena. The ARIAS will recognise the UK's finest radio and audio talent by revealing the winners of 2017's 23 categories recognising, whilst delivering an incredible  line-up of entertainment.


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