This year’s festival was held at the Lowry in Salford Quays near Manchester and was a great success.
Luminaries of the UK radio sector delivered fantastic presentations. Highlights included a speech by BBC Radio Two’s Jeremy Vine and John Myers who has been a hero of the commercial radio sector for decades. Billy Bragg gave the prestigious John Peel Memorial Lecture and Adrian Chiles interviewed Sony Radio Academy Gold Award-winning broadcaster and comedian Frank Skinner. Jamie from Recognition also met his broasdcasting hero, Johnny Vaughan.
This year the Hall of Fame dinner inducted legendary broadcaster Danny Baker, who has a show on BBC Five Live and was forthright and honest about programme changes that took him off air from the BBC’s London station! Others joining the Hall of Fame included Margherita Taylor, Helen Mayhew and Sandi Toksvig, and one of the greatest British voices of all time, Mick Hucknall, received the PPL Lifetime Achievement award.
Recognition’s team manned the press office and worked hard throughout the three day event. Well done to Caroline Walker, Melanie Smith and Jamie Collis!