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June 17, 2006
Tennant in spotlight at Radio Academy
EMI chairman and CEO Tony Wadsworth will interview Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant in what will be the climax of this year's Radio Academy Festival.
The event in Cambridge next month will feature a wide range of senior radio figures together, including Magic 105.4 station programmer Richard Park, BBC director of radio and music Jenny Abramsky, former Radio One controller Matthew Bannister and GCap Media chief executive Ralph Bernard. The festival will be compered by Radio Two presenter Jeremy Vine.
Pet Shop Boys, whose latest album Fundamental was released last month, have been signed to EMI's Parlophone for more than two decades. In a session entitled I'm With Stupid, Tennant will be quizzed by Wadsworth about the relationship between performers and the radio.
Topics for discussion include how important the radio has been during the group's career, where radio is currently succeeding, whether the music industry is using the medium as well as it can and the role of radio in breaking new artists.
The festival is being held at Cambridge's West Road Concert Hall from July 3 to 5 in what will be its second time in the city, with tickets still available through the Radio Academy website. It will begin with the Guardian Media Group Lecture which this year will come from BBC director general Mark Thompson, in what is a crucial time for BBC Radio ahead of Charter Review completion at the end of the year.
This year the event will be more interactive than before and some of the sessions will be available to view via the Radio Academy website.