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How do radio stations decide which records get on their playlists?  How different is music radio on commercial stations as opposed to the BBC?  And how do you get a job presenting – or producing - your favourite music on the radio, or do you have to do as you’re told by station controllers to get ‘on air’?   How do you decide the perfect mix for a show?  Featuring Radio 1 presenter Clara Amfo with Al Booth (Radio 2 and 6Music), and Simon Long (Global Radio).

Date & Time: Tuesday 13th September 2016 6.30pm
Venue: 01Zero-One, Hopkins Street, London W1F 0HS
Tickets: £5 a head, includes a glass of wine and finger buffet. Book at v1.bookwhen.com/rigtrain

Broadcaster Clara Amfo who’s best known for her BBC Radio 1 show, which takes the 10am-1pm weekday Live Lounge slot. Clara began her radio career at Kiss 100 FM. Having been awarded Radio Personality of the Year at the Glamour Awards 2016 for her work at Radio 1, Clara is also fast becoming a familiar face on our screens. This summer she joined the presenter team on BBC2 and BBC4 for Glastonbury 2016, which followed hosting the 2015 BBC3 festival coverage, including Radio 1's Big Weekend, T in the Park and Glastonbury.

The Editor of Specialist Music for BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music - Al Booth.  She has overseen a range of shows from Mark Radcliffe’s Folk show and Friday Night is Music Night to Gilles Peterson and Cerys Matthews. Starting her career at BBC Radio Sheffield she joined Radio 2 in 1997 working on the Steve Wright show for several years, before joining Radio 2’s specialist music team. As well as producing the Brass band show, Ed Stewart’s Sunday show and Stuart Maconie’s Saturday afternoon show she fulfilled her ambition of producing Radio 2’s country show with the legendary Bob Harris- a position which she held for more than ten years.  From organ music to acid jazz Al’s role now places her at the heart of Radio 2’s diverse specialist programming where she also has responsibility for major network events and projects including The Folk Awards, the BBC Radio 2 Country pop-up station, Cheltenham Jazz Festival and the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville.

Simon Long has 20 years experience in the UK radio industry and is currently Head of Output at The Global Academy, the new University Technical College backed by Global (media and entertainment company behind some of the UK’s best-loved radio brands). Before joining the Global Academy, Simon was Deputy Programme Director at national commercial radio network KISS FM (UK) & was responsible for managing presenters and producers, exec-producing and day-to-day editorial oversight and winning Gold Awards for the Breakfast Show  (2012), Imaging  (2011), & Station of the Year  (2010) at the Radio Academy Awards. After graduating from the University of Westminster Simon began his career at KISS 100 as a specialist producer before moving up to Head of Music. He then moved to independent production company Somethin Else as  Head of a new 'Mainstream Radio' department producing nationally-networked chart shows ( HIT40UK, Fresh40) & developing new programming ideas.

Harrison Stock, is the presenter of one of Roundhouse Radio's most popular music shows and he also has some valuable experience in the industry. Harrison started in Radio while at University in Sunderland, on student station Spark FM. His obsession with new music led to him presenting a weekly new music show with interviews and live sessions as well as going on the road covering various gigs and festivals. He joined Roundhouse Radio in 2014 and rolls all of his passions and influences into his show Juicebox, which you can catch every Tuesday from 6pm. Alongside that he also does work for Radio 1, 1Xtra and BBC Introducing.