Thu 17 Jan | De Oosterpoort, Front 3 (up) | 13:30 - 14:30
Presented by: EBU

Radio & Music, a Marriage Still Going Strong

Aled Haydn Jones BBC Radio 1 (GB), Daniel Meinel FluxFM (DE), Bruno Laforestrie Radio France Mouv' (FR)


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Radio & Music, a Marriage Still Going Strong

Music is available nearly everywhere these days through streaming services, social media and radio, providing content for the many, curating, and supporting emerging artists across all genres. Taking a look at the number of new projects, programmes, and ventures that broadcasters are involved indicates that radio broadcasters are exploring new territories whilst still providing quality programming. What cane we expect to see emerging in terms of new and revolutionary radio programming? How can the medium leverage its reach to help break new acts? What do presenters need to do to satisfy the modern listener? Is it about giving them a welcome break from the political climate, or is it more important to be a trusted guide.leading listeners towards new sounds and acts??


  • Aled Haydn Jones

    Aled Haydn Jones BBC Radio 1 (GB)

    Jones started his radio career at the age of 14 when he presented a slot on Radio Bronglais Bronglais General Hospital Bronglais hospital radio. He later moved to a commercial radio station called Radio Ceredigion which was launched in 1992.

    Jones joined BBC Radio 1 in 1998 when he worked as a broadcast assistant on the Roadshow. He joined just as the show was in its final year and was soon to meet Chris Moyles as he was booking bands and transport for the Roadshow.

    As well as working as a producer of The Chris Moyles Show, Jones has presented Radio 1's Surgery on Sunday night as part of the BBC Switch strand.

    Jones is currently the Head of Programmes for BBC Radio 1.

  • Daniel Meinel

    Daniel Meinel FluxFM (DE)

    Daniel Meinel is a music journalist at the Berlin-based radio station FluxFM and program planner for FluxMusic, the station's digital streaming device with more than 35 genre-based streams. Interviews with both relatively new and already known musicians, are his every day business, as well as live talks and the search for unknown, upcoming artists.

  • Bruno Laforestrie

    Bruno Laforestrie Radio France Mouv' (FR)

    After studying management at Paris-IX Dauphine (1990-1994) and communication / media at Sc-Po Paris (1994-1996), Bruno Laforestrie co-founded in 1996 the company Hi-media (www.hi-media. com) specialized in internet marketing. He quickly became the leader in digital marketing in France and entered the stock market in June 2000.

    At the same time, Bruno Laforestrie is involved in the field of music magazine publishing (Radikal, Magic !, Vibrations) and radio by developing Générations radio (, dedicated to Hip-Hop and urban cultures since 1996.

    He directs also Générations Développement, a company specializing in digital and audiovisual production.

    Since 2002, Bruno Laforestrie has chaired the Hip Hop Citoyens association (, notably at the Hip Hop Paris Hip Hop initiative ( He regularly intervenes with institutions on youth and cultural issues.

    Bruno Laforestrie was named Chevalier des Arts et Lettres in the January 2011 promotion.

    Since May 26, 2014, he has directed Radio Mouv ', aimed at young people, of the Radio France group.

    Mouv' (formerly Le Mouv') is a French youth-oriented radio station which began broadcasting on 17 June 1997. As part of Radio France, it is a public radio station. The station primarily plays youth-oriented music, centered on urban music and hip hop. Initially based in Toulouse, it moved to Paris in December 2001. It relaunched on 2 February 2015.


  • Menno Visser

    Menno Visser NPO 3FM (NL)

    Menno Visser is music programmer for VPRO radio in The Netherlands, selecting records for radio airplay on various national outlets like NPO 3FM and NPO Radio 2. Menno started out as charts researcher for Billboard in London and worked for many years as a music journalist, radio DJ and columnist for the European Border Breakers Chart. Radio and pop music are his main passions in life.