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Much loved radio personality visits BU

17 November 2010

Richard Cartridge

See Richard Cartridge in conversation with Professor Sean Street this December

The South's household name, Richard Cartridge, will share tales from a 40 year career in radio with Bournemouth University's (BU) Professor Sean Street this December.

The broadcasting legend, who worked for Radio 1 and 2, Classic FM, 2CRFM, Play Classical UK, Play Jazz UK and Play Talk UK, will visit BU on 8 December as part of the Radio Academy South Nations and Regions Awards.

Richard was originally a musician and still performs live with his band.

Professor Sean Street said: "Richard Cartridge is a well known broadcaster in the south region. His sense of humour on air is legendary. I'll be interested in some of the stories he has to tell from a lifetime in radio and the music business."

Richard's stories will bring back fond memories for his many listeners as well as providing invaluable advice for BU Radio students, who will be encouraged to attend.

Sean said: "Richard will have some good advice to offer younger broadcasters about that elusive chemistry which creates a bond between a local broadcaster and his or her audience."

The event takes place at 6pm on 8 December in the Barnes Lecture Theatre, Talbot Campus at Bournemouth University.

Richard will take the hot seat after the Radio Academy awards, which are held to recognise and celebrate the best station within the region with a Total Survey Area (TSA) of under 300,000.

Stations in the running for the prestigious accolade include Newbury Sound, Forest FM, Isle of Wight Radio, Spire FM and Express FM.

As Sean explains, judges are looking for "local stations which truly engage with their communities." The winner of each regional award automatically goes forward to the Sony Awards next year.

The judging panel includes representatives from Wave 105, BU's Media School and Southampton Solent University.

This event is free for Radio Academy members and students and is priced at £5 for members of the public. Tickets include a complimentary glass of wine. To reserve your place please email

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