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BBC Radio 4 asks design students to come up with ‘skin’ for charity radio


By The Drum Team | Editorial

April 5, 2012 | 1 min read

BBC Radio 4’s Today programme is today launching a competition to design a ‘skin’ for a limited edition digital radio, being produced to commemorate its return to New Broadcasting House in November, with profits going to BBC Children in Need.

Also open to amateur designers and Today listeners, the competition will run until Friday 11 May, with the interested parties to email with the header ‘radio design’ to receive the brief.

The designs will be judged by Ceri Thomas, editor of Today; Deyan Sudjic, director of The Design Museum; Sarah Montague of the Today programme; and Stevie Spring, chair of trustees for BBC Children in Need.

Thomas said: “As we return to the original home of the Today programme at the brand new headquarters at W1, we want to offer listeners the chance to mark the occasion. What better way to do it than with a specially commissioned digital radio to enjoy the programme on, and with profits going to Children in Need.”

The radio will go on sale in late autumn for a limited period.

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