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Radiodays Europe 2014: Day 1 highlights

Thanks to everyone who attended Radiodays Europe today. What an incredible day, full of announcements, ideas and connections.

Videos from the day can be found here.


Catch all the photos from the day here (password: photo).


Top stories:


An Taoiseach, the Irish Prime Minister, Enda Kenny, said that many of our life events are punctuated by listening to the radio – it was “a written love letter to radio”.


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 the listeners.


Helen Boaden, Head of Radio for the UK’s BBC Radio, said that the BBC was facing “seismic shifts in deep-seated listening behaviour”.


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.


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.


Christoph Wild, at ASS-Werberg, said radio should be playing a far more strategic role in advertising than it currently is.


Catherine Burns and Sarah Austen Jenness, from The Moth, spoke about their innovative approach to storytelling through events and radio.


Graham Albans, Assistant Producer on the Breakfast Show at BBC Radio 2 in the UK, said radio broadcasters needed to create cultures of working that matched their station’s output.


Clive Dickens, at Southern Cross Austereo in Australia, said that SoLoMoVo is the future of personalised content.