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Segue is a new national Radio and Audio expo held in Leeds over the 17th and 18th October 2018. 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)

Please direct any queries to lucyduffield@radioacademy.org



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Expo Programme


Wednesday 17th October
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
"How to Write a Radio Hit"

Martin Sutton, Founder of the Songwriting Academy will offer a guide to budding songwriters on how to create hit songs for the radio, from the spark of creation to producing a record ready for the charts



Leeds College Of Music

Wednesday 17th October
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
"PPL in Session: An Introduction to PPL"

This free PPL tutorial will cover a variety of topics and leave time for a Q&A session with members of the team. You’ll have the opportunity to speak on a one-to-one basis with one of the PPL Member Services team after the session, as well as network with other attendees.
Early booking is advised as spaces are limited.


Leeds College Of Music


Wednesday 17th October
7:30PM - 9:30 PM
"Does Radio Have Passion For Music?"

Join Stephanie Hirst (Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds, BBC Radio Manchester) at Leeds College of Music as she hosts a panel discussion with Wyatt Wendels (Presenter, Planet Rock), Emily Pilbeam (Producer and Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds, BBC Radio Humberside), Paul Emmines (Programme Controller, Smooth Radio East Midlands) and Ant Arthur (Content Controller and Presenter, Radio Aire) which tackles a wide range of subjects from getting your music played on the radio to finding passion when the playlist offers little flexibility as well as finding out what drives a specialist presenters' music choices.
Also joining Stephanie and the panel will be local band Citrus Heights and the Overtones for a live performance.



Leeds College Of Music

Thursday 18th October
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Hosted by David 'Dixie' Dixon (Heart Yorkshire, Communicorp UK) we will have industry panels, keynote speakers, masterclasses, networking sessions and a careers guide at Segue.

Please be advised that its first come, first served in the rooms so be prompt and grab your seat in good time.


Leeds Becketts University


• Tweed Suite •

Radiocentre - Tuning In Conference +
9:00 AM

Radiocentre's Tuning In Conference

Tuning In will provide Yorkshire and North East audiences with the chance to hear about the latest trends and opportunities in the rapidly evolving world of radio and audio. Speakers will include Bauer's Managing Director of Radio Dee Ford, Global's Regional Creative Director Simon Forster and Founder and MD of Radioplayer, Michael Hill. The event will provide delegates with insights into the latest in creativity and binaural sound and an update on Radiocentre's latest research and how advertisers can capitalise on the audio revolution.




Diversity and Equal Opportunities +
1:00 PM

Join Chair of the Radio Academy, Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE who will offer her thoughts and insights into the diversity challenges facing the audio and radio sector. Dr. Thompson brings a wealth of experience having been a director and founding member of the UK’s only legal black-owned radio station, Choice FM, now Capital Extra, as well as formerly music editor and contributor on several music industry magazines. Dr. Thompson is also president and founder of WinTrade Week (a global women in business network) as well as having chaired many governmental committees and the Women’s Diplomatic Service Network.

There will be an open Q&A session



David Lloyd in Conversation with Janice Long +
3:30 PM

Graduating quickly from her days in BBC local radio in Liverpool in the late seventies through to becoming the first woman to have her own daily Radio 1 show and host Top of the Pops, Janice Long has stories to tell. In commercial radio, she was involved in the foundations for Xfm and Crash FM; and her passion for promoting new music has been heard across the BBC on Radio 2, 6 Music, 5 Live, and local radio in London and Birmingham – and now on BBC Wales. In this live edition of #Radiomoments ‘Conversations’, she opens up to David Lloyd about life, music – and radio.



• Denim Room •

ARQIVA - Innovation Forum +
12:30 PM

Arqiva’s Radio Innovation Forum (by invitation only)

Arqiva hosts it’s commercial radio customers for the latest Innovation Forum which will cover a range of topics, including: an update on wireless connectivity to the hilltop, MPX over IP, service following as well as an overview of our research looking at a comparison of 4G and DAB performance. This event is by invitation only. For more information email radio@arqiva.com.


• Wool Room •

Beyond Genius: A Rare Glimpse of Larry & Paul +
2:00 PM

Join radio gnome Matthew ‘Dixie’ Dixon (is his name Matthew? I don’t care, put that in the description anyway) as he lies prostrate and grovels at the gilded altar of radio Gods Larry & Paul. A frank 45 minute discussion about their stratospherically successful careers in Saturday lunch time BBC Local Radio, and their move into unbridled comic and satirical platinum with their unbelievably successful online comedy sketches - which have reached upwards of 230 views on Facebook and Youtube combined. This event will likely be over-subscribed, so you must book in advance.



Everything You Need to Know About Sports Broadcasting +
2:45 PM

Have you ever wondered what it takes to cover one of the biggest sporting events in world? Or how commentators bring a game to life? Join Pete Farries (William Hill, UEFA, DAZN) as he talks to Jonny Buchan (Editor, BBC Radio Leeds Sport), Rosanna Prada (Broadcast Engineer, DAZN, Perform Group) and Tanya Arnold (Sports Reporter and Presenter, BBC Sport and BBC Look North) as they take you through day to day life in the industry as well as dishing out advice to help you get your foot in the door.



Thursday 18th October
6:30 PM - til late
"THE ARIAS 2018"

The biggest celebration of sound around returns to Leeds' first direct arena. The ARIAS will recognise the UK's finest radio and audio talent by revealing the winners of 2018's 20+ categories recognising, whilst delivering an incredible line-up of entertainment.


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