RIG and Diversity
RIG supports a broad approach to the definition of diversity, to include age, social class and location within the UK, as well as other important elements such as gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and disability.
RIG is pleased to work with the BBC on the implementation of its Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. Find out more about the BBC's strategy by clicking here
RIG members on twitter
Take a peek at the amazing level of activity from RIG members on this twitter list
Indies on Air this week
Indie programmes are on the radio at home and abroad throughout this week, including these 94, some of which are featured in BBC Radio's highlights of the week from
Somethin’ Else 20, TBI Media 10, This Is Distorted 10, Folded Wing 9, Wise Buddah 9, 7digital 6, We Are Grape 5, The Noisehouse 4, Whistledown 4, Ping Productions 3, Reduced Listening 3, Ora et Labora 2, Blakeway Productions, Catherine Bailey Productions, Falling Tree, Loftus Media, Open Audio/Tuning Fork, Pier Productions, Sparklab Productions, WBBC and Wire Free
Click here for more details
RIG Skills Training
RIGtrain is a wide ranging programme of inexpensive specialist training courses and free masterclasses for adults working in Radio and Audio in England*. It is an initiative of RIG, originally supported by Creative Skillset and partly by HM Government with 'Employer Ownership' grant-aid, now self-funding. More details at www.rigtrain.co.uk or to join the RIGtrain mailing list email firstname.lastname@example.org
BBC announces joint working group with RIG re indie production in nations and regions
"I am really passionate about supporting Independent producers and it is clear there is a strong desire on their part to work with the BBC. This new working group will help create more opportunities for this to happen in the future."
Helen Boaden, Director, BBC Radio and BBC England
The BBC has announced today that it has agreed to set up a working group to look at how BBC Radio can work better with independent producers out of London. The announcement was made during the annual Nations & Regions Media Conference taking place at the Lowry in Salford.
For full details please see the press release on the BBC website.
RIG launches Diversity Training Scheme
The Radio Independents Group (RIG) is committed to encouraging a diverse workforce in the independent radio production sector and to ensuring that radio in the UK reflects the full diversity of the population, in its programmes and in the people who make them.
As part of this commitment, RIGtrain is launching a development scheme for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups and those who are disabled. The diversity scheme is being run by Training Specialists Quattrain in association with RIG companies. It is backed by Creative Skillset England and is designed to encourage those who want to improve their audio skills and support those wishing to develop their careers in radio.
The Scheme is in two parts - please follow the links for full details: