totallyradio and Fugu PR present a day of inspiring conversation with special guests, radio creators and technologists, as well as sound art and live music. The event returns for its second year and takes place on the 22 September 2016 at Patterns on Brighton Beach and is part of Brighton Digital Festival 2016.

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9.45 // Registration
Say hello, get yourself caffeinated and be prepared to spend the day re-imagining radio!

10.20 // Keynote
Musician, writer and broadcaster Marcus O’Dair sets the scene for the day.

10.30 // Radio made in Brighton
Brighton’s long been the place for freethinking, daydreaming and doing things a little differently and that’s definitely happening on the local radio scene.  This year sees the launch of three radically different community FM broadcasters joining existing mainstream, alternative, arts, student and pirate stations in city.  What does radio made in Brighton mean in 2016?
Hanna Neter / Juice 107.2
Euan Maco McAleece / Radio Reverb
Alex Baker / Gaydio, Juice 107.2
Elijah Pailthorpe-Peart / Platform B  
Mickey Duke / 1BrightonFM
Hannah Jones / URF
Secret Lemonade Drinker / CodeSouth

Andrew Phillips - music & short narrative piece  

11.30 // Show & tell:  the big feature
Highly acclaimed young radio feature maker Hana Walker-Brown produces the podcast Science(ish) and has won numerous awards for her challenging and innovative sound design and radio production. Hana shares her personal creative journey - what inspires her as well as the process of putting it together, illustrated with snippets of her work.

Andrew Phillips - music & short narrative piece

12.00 // Love or money
CMU’s Chris Cooke and a diverse panel of podcast makers discuss the realities of turning your passion into your profession and how to maintain your passion and credibility in a monetised world featuring:
Darren Knott /  DJ, producer of Ninja Tune’s Solid Steel Radio Show
Imriel Morgan / ShoutOut Network, Melanin Millennials
Alex Langley / Digital Consultant and Podcaster
Gilly Smith / Journalist, Media Academic and Podcaster

13.00 // Lunch   

14.00 // Women and diversity in radio
Director of Plenty Productions and Co-founder of Brighton and Hove Black History Group, Sarah Naomi Lee, discusses the challenges and triumphs of diversity in radio with:
A.G / DJ, Radio Presenter NTS
Satia Sa Dias / Melanin Millennials
Imriel Morgan / ShoutOut Network, Melanin Millennials
Harriet Taylor / Radar Radio
Marie Horner / Roundhouse Radio
Miia Laine / SOAS Radio

Andrew Phillips - music & short narrative piece

15.15 // FreeForm Radio smackdown: WFMU vs Resonance FM
WFMU’s Ken Freedman joins us live from New Jersey  to discuss the never ending challenges of steering America’s original FreeForm radio station with Sarah Nicol of the UK’s original Freeform station Resonance FM.

Andrew Phillips - music & short narrative piece

16.00 // In conversation: Hotpod News
Digital Strategist Simon Hopkins of Turner Hopkins in conversation with Nick Quah live from Brooklyn. Nick is founder of influential newsletter Hotpod News and gives us his insights on the current state of podcasting and streaming.

Andrew Phillips - music & short narrative piece

16.30 // Show & tell: Are you sitting comfortably?
Folk singer and digital activist Chris T-T is joined by composer and producer Andrew Phillips (Grasscut), musician and songwriter Mary Epworth (Welcome to Night Vale) and composer and sound designer Simon James (Akiha Den Den) to explore their personal approach to the process of audio storytelling.

17.30 // Live Music: Yumi And The Weather & closing drinks
Yumi And The Weather is the wavy seaside guitar-electronica & rhythmically led pop
of Ruby Taylor, a veteran of Brightons alternative music scene.