103 The Eye is holding its third annual Community Radio Networking & Information Day in Melton Mowbray on Saturday, 1 April 2017 and those involved in the sector are very welcome to attend.
This event follows the success of two previous events held by the award-winning station which is in its 12th year of broadcasting to the Vale of Belvoir on the Leicestershire-Nottinghamshire border.
The Networking & Information Day is aimed at directors and managers of community radio stations – those already broadcasting on FM, AM or DAB and those who are applying for Ofcom licences but are not yet on the air.
Speakers include Danny Lawrence (The Radio Hub), Andrew Lewer MEP (East Midlands), Bill Best (Community Media Association), Shirley Ludford (Swindon 105.5), David Morris (JL Morris Insurance Brokers), Bill Hensley (Community Radio Media), Christopher Smith (Community Radio Awards), Sue Herlihy (Melton Aurora Rotary Club) and Jack Hogan (Scratch Radio). Topics will include radio advertising, the impact of Brexit on funding, insurance matters, support via corporate responsibility and inter-station co-operation.
During the informal networking time, broadcast and studio engineers will demonstrate some of the latest equipment and provide advice on technical matters. In addition, individual radio stations can share their success stories and there will be exhibition space where they can mount a small display if they wish.
The Networking Day takes place in the Civic Suite at Melton Borough Council’s Parkside offices, in Burton Street, adjacent to Melton railway station. There is ample inexpensive parking nearby. Doors open at 10 am for informal networking and the speaker session begins at 11.45 am with a civic welcome from Melton’s Mayor Councillor David Wright.
This is followed by a complimentary buffet lunch and the afternoon is then devoted to informal networking until 4.30 pm. The event is free to attend, but attendees must book a place. To register email firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, 29 March.