Day three – 5 July

New Spaces

Draft Programme, subject to change. Sessions indicated at the same time run in parallel.

09:00 – 09:40

In Technology We Trust: A regular contributor and friend to Radio Days Africa, Arthur Goldstuck (World Wide Worx CEO) shares his thoughts on where the tech revolution is heading.

09:45 – 10:25

Winning with WhatsApp: Another foray into the exciting new world of radio and WhatsApp, Clémence Petit-Perrot (Children Radio Foundation) shares learnings from their network of community stations who have embraced WhatsApp in their reporting and broadcasting environments.

Is the Radio Romance Over? Marketing Director for Sony Music Africa, Aisha Mohammed, shares her take on where radio and music meet. She will also give insight into the changing face of music, the promotion of artists and the releasing of new tracks. The session will ask the question is the romance between music and radio dead?

Tuning into Gender Diversity: Xoli Matomela of UN Women has conducted research into gender disparity in the media with a particular focus on TV and radio. In this session she shares her findings and opens the debate on gender disparity in media environments.

10:25 – 10:55

Tea Break

11:00 – 11:40

Whattscrapp? Kate Wilkinson (Africa Check Deputy Chief Editor) describes Africa Check’s new project, which verifies the authenticity of messages shared in WhatsApp groups. Additionally, they have created a weekly radio show, broadcast on WhatsApp, that talks about the week that was. Digital Tools for Broadcasting: to come

Podcasting Masterclass (2hrs): Join podcasting experts Selly Thiam, Eric Eddings and Veralyn Williams in this exclusive two-hour masterclass that will help you hone the skills needed to become a master podcaster.

11:45 – 12:25

Local Voices: The Local Voices initiative, powered by the Wits Radio Academy, supported community radio reporters during the 2019 election by publishing their stories on its website and associated social media to give them a wider platform. These reports were therefore read by a wider audience and created a network of resources and information in an environment where smaller stations are often overlooked.

To Infinity & Beyond: Jacaranda FM CEO, Kevin Fine speaks about the content economy and building a digital relationship with audiences.

Podcasting Masterclass (2hrs): In case you missed the earlier class, join podcasting experts Selly Thiam, Eric Eddings and Veralyn Williams for a repeat of the exclusive two-hour masterclass that will help you hone the skills needed to become a master podcaster.

12:30 – 13:10

The Innovation Panel: Paul McNally (www.volume.africa) wraps up #RDA19 with a discussion around innovating radio. Join the session and give your inputs. Panellists include Nelly Kalu and James Cridland.

13:10 – 14:10

Lunch