Radio in the 21st Century – a special treat!

Trevor Dann will be the special guest at the next Creative Networks Meeting on 31st May. His story is below but let me know if you want to come as attendance is invitation only!

Trevor Dann is one of theUK’s top media personalities having worked across a variety of media including radio, television and print. His expertise particularly in the field of radio is much in demand acrossEurope. As a author he has written a celebrated biography of English rock artist Nick Drake.

He has won many awards including a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award for his work on Live Aid and has several Sony awards – the Radio Oscars. His is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and The Radio Academy.

Trevor began his radio career with the BBC in Nottingham before moving to BBC Radio 1 in 1979 and worked with some of their top broadcasters including Noel Edmunds and the legendary John Peel.

‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’ is one of BBC Television’s most celebrated rock shows and Trevor was a producer on the show through the 1980’s. In 1988 he was the founding programme director of the BBC’s Greater London Radio launching the careers of stars like Chris Evans and Danny Baker.

He became Head of Production for the UK’s top music channel BBC Radio One from 1995 and in 1996 became Head of BBC Music Entertainment running all the BBC’s pop music production including Radios 1 and 2, the UK’s top pop show – Top of the Pops, and the coverage of the great Glastonbury Music Festival.

In 2006 he became the Director of The Radio Academy – the organisation for Radio professionals in the UK.

Currently in addition to his radio work and writing for the Times, Guardian and Independent he is visiting Professor of Radio at the Universityof Lincoln.

 

 

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