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Reaching Out:BBC Local Radio 50th Anniversary Conference

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De Montfort University

The Gateway

Leicester

LE1 9BH

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Leicester Media School at De Montfort University and MeCCSA Radio Studies Network invite you to mark the 50th Anniversary of BBC Local Radio, in the city of Leicester, where the first BBC local station began broadcasting in 1967.

Five decades on, what does the future hold for the 40 BBC Local Radio stations in England?

This one-day conference aims to celebrate the history of Local Radio but also examine the current situation and look ahead to the future. How is encouraging local BBC radio stations to work in partnership with other local news media benefitting local communities? Do initiatives such as the BBC’s Women in Radio scheme encourage more participation and engagement, and perhaps more importantly boost listenership? What impact will Ofcom’s audience consultation on the BBC’s performance have on the provision of local services?

This is a free event. Refreshments are included and is taking place in Hugh Aston Building 2.07.

Speakers include

Diversity Panel: Gloria Abramoff, Tonic Productions, Sheetal Parmar, BBC, Editor of Specialist Programmes for English Regions, Kamlesh Purohit, Deputy Managing Editor, BBC Radio Leicester, Barnie Choudhury, Professor of Professional Practice in Communication, University of Buckingham.

News Panel: John Ryan, Director 2ZY, Kay Wright, News Editor BBC Radio Leicester, Mathew Gull, University of Lincoln.

Sports Panel: Jason Bourne BBC & Talk Sport.

Academic papers from Professor Peter Lewis, Professor Tim Wall, Aleksandar Kocic, Liam McCarthy, Josephine Coleman and Amber Hammill.

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

By Train

Leicester Train Station is a 15 minute walk away from De Montfort University Campus. The Hugh Aston Building is on Oxford Road.

By car

Leicester is just off the M1 and close to the A1, allowing easy access to the North and South. The M69 and M6 are also close by and offer access to Birmingham, Wales and the South West.

Sat Nav: If you are travelling by car and using Sat Nav, use postcode LE2 7DP, which will direct you to the centre of the campus.

campus map link

http://www.dmu.ac.uk/documents/study-documents/undergraduate-study-documents/visit-us/dmu-campus-map-december-2016.pdf

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