Radio Academy: Ben Cooper in conversation with Matthew Bannister

radioacademyOn July 8th, the Radio Academy (Midlands Branch) held an event at The Mailbox which featured the current Controller of BBC Radio One, Ben Cooper, being interviewed by one of the station’s former controllers, Matthew Bannister.

Here is the teaser from the Radio Academy event page:

“Ben Cooper (Controller, Radio 1 and 1Xtra) is tasked with winning a new, younger audience for Radio 1. It’s a great job but no easy task – dropping Chris Moyles, declining audiences and an almighty ‘ding dong’ over Thatcher just some of the recent challenges. Ben talks about his vision with former Radio 1 boss Matthew Bannister, no stranger to controversy himself when he axed many of the old guard presenters back in the 90s.”

You can now listen to the interview!

You can also download the audio at the link below (right click, Save As):

Download MP3 audio file – 53 MB

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