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Radiodays Europe 2014

It’s been a wonderful few days in the Irish capital – celebrating radio, making new connections and sharing ideas. Thank you to everyone who helped make it happen. Hopefully we’ll see you in Milan next year!

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What went on at #RDE14?



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An Taoiseach, the Irish Prime Minister, Enda Kenny, said that many of our life events are punctuated by listening to the radio. Read and hear the speech here.


Tony Blackburn, radio legend, told the story of his early days in radio. See a video of Tony here.


Helen Boaden, Head of Radio for the UK’s BBC Radio, said that the BBC was facing “seismic shifts in deep-seated listening behaviour”. See a video with Helen here and listen to her whole speech here.


Paul Johnson, from the Guardian, told the story of the Edward Snowden case and reflected on its importance for the broadcast industry.


80s rocker Kim Wilde described how being “from the 80s” means that she has a unique insight into the era that she can offer to listeners. See a video with Kim here.


Stephen Nolan, presenter on BBC Radio Ulster, talked about how to build audiences, give people a voice and bring listeners together. See a video of Stephen here.


Michael Hill, from the UK’s Radioplayer, reflected on the stark reality of the potential future of radio in car. Fred Jabobs, from Jacobs Media, spoke to Trevor Dann too.


Andy Carvin, at First Look Media, talked about what happens when the media gets breaking news wrong – it is better to be right than first. See a video with Andy here. You can also listen to a snippet from Andy onstage here.


Trygve Rønningen, the Chief Executive at Norway’s P4, announced the success of the country’s switchover process.


Larry Rosin, from Edison Research, explained why iTunes Radio was so successful.