Radio Academy Cancels Awards Show
November 10, 2014 at 3:43 PM (PT)
The RADIO ACADEMY announced that it has canceled two key events – the RADIO FESTIVAL and RADIO ACADEMY AWARDS (a.k.a. for most of its history as THE SONY AWARDS) – and shuttered its LONDON office and staff of four, CMU reports. ACADEMY trustees emphasized that it was not shutting down, because a new annual event would be created to replace the awards and festival, likely taking place in LONDON.
RADIO 1’s BEN COOPER, who is THE ACADEMY Chair, said: “I’m confident and determined that as an industry we can create an exciting and modern event that retains the gravitas of over 30 years of Awards”.