Historic radio editing desk donated to Birmingham City University

The Charles Parker Trust has donated a historic editing desk belonging to BBC producer Charles Parker to Birmingham City University. It joins other broadcasting artefacts curated by Sam Coley, Senior Lecturer in Radio. The photo shows the desk being handed …
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Details of the 2020 Charles Parker Prize announced

Details of the Charles Parker Prize 2020 for the Best Student Radio Feature have just been announced.  The competition will be open for entries from 1000 on Monday 18 November 2019 with a final deadline of 2359 on Monday 24 February …
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Charles Parker Prizewinners to feature on Radio 4 from 29 July to 2 August

New Storytellers on BBC Radio 4 – the short documentary pieces from the five Charles Parker Prizewinners will be broadcast at 1:45pm each day Monday 29 July to Friday 2 August.  Each episode in the series will be available online …
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Congratulations to Phil Maguire of Prison Radio

The Charles Parker Trust sends its heartiest congratulations to its Trustee Phil Maguire, who has been appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for ‘Services to Radio Production and Prison Radio’. Phil is the founding Chief Executive …
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Great Lives to feature Alan Lomax

Today on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm as part of the Great Lives series, also available online, English folk singer Shirley Collins nominates the life of the legendary American song-hunter Alan Lomax.  She’s joined by singer-songwriter Billy Bragg.

Tony Macaluso to speak at Charles Parker AGM

We are delighted to announce that Tony Macaluso will be the main speaker at the AGM of Friends of the Charles Parker Archive Trust on Thursday 16 May. Tony Macaluso served as director of the Studs Terkel Radio Archive from …
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Charles Parker Prizewinners announced

The five winners of the Charles Parker Prize 2019 for the Best Student Radio Feature were announced yesterday at Bournemouth – more details here Student Title of piece University Bruce Guthrie The Flapper West of England Rosa Eaton Beyond the …
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Charles Parker Day 2019 is sold out!

Tickets for the Charles Parker Day 2019 have all now been sold – apologies if you wanted to come along.  We will be carrying a report of the Day on the website in due course.

Archive on 4 to feature Charles Parker: Radio Pioneer

Andy Cartwright and Sean Street have just finished their centenary programme for BBC Radio 4 celebrating the great Charles Parker.  It goes out on Saturday, 6 April, at 8.00pm, and will be available on the iPlayer shortly after the broadcast.  …
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Charles Parker PRIZE NOMINEES announced!

It is our pleasure to announce the top 10 prize nominees for this year’s Charles Parker Prize.  Congratulations to (in no particular order): Bruce Guthrie Rosa Eaton Rhys Gunter Eddie Scott Sian Medford Faith Waddell Sam Ross Lucy Ryan Henry …
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