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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Programme for the Centenary Charles Parker Day

The programme for the Centenary Charles Parker Day has now been published and can be downloaded from here.  The Day will be held in Bournemouth on Friday 5 April 2019, and tickets are available online from Bookwhen.

Tickets now on sale for the 2019 Charles Parker Day

Tickets for the 2019 Charles Parker Day are now available online from Conference tickets are £30, concessions £20, students £10 The Charles Parker Day 2019 is being hosted by Bournemouth University’s Faculty of Media and Communicationand will be held …
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Speakers announced for 2019 Charles Parker Day

Friday 5 April is the exact centenary of Charles Parker’s birth, so the 2019 Charles Parker Day in Bournemouth will be very special.  To mark the milestone, there will be a rich programme of speakers, music and song both looking back …
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