The Radio Academy is a registered charity dedicated to 'the encouragement, recognition and promotion of excellence in UK broadcasting and audio production'. It was formed in 1983 and is run via a board of trustees, currently chaired by Ashley Tabor, the executive president of Global Radio.
The Daily Telegraph has described The Radio Academy as "the industry's most powerful body".
The Radio Academy runs a range of events throughout the year, including the annual Radio Festival and the Sony Radio Academy Awards.
The Academy also runs regular Masterclasses for young people who would like to work in radio. In addition, the Academy's Branches regularly hold local events across the country.
The Radio Academy awards a number of honours each year, including induction into its UK Radio Hall of Fame, Fellowships, The John Peel Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music Radio, The PPL Lifetime Achievement Award, The Local and Regional Lifetime Achievement Award, The Most Played Artist on British Radio and the 30 Under 30.
Hall of Fame
The following are members of The Radio Academy's Hall of Fame:
The following are Fellows of The Radio Academy
The following are Patrons of The Radio Academy