Trevor Dann made visiting university professor

— Lyndsey Howard contributed with this report

Distinguished radio expert Trevor Dann has been appointed as a visiting professor at the University of Lincoln.

Dann’s work in the broadcasting and audio production industries helped him become chief executive of broadcasting charity Radio Academy, a position he recently has resigned from.

Trevor Dann with Radio 1's Rhys Hughes visiting the university as part of a radio masterclass in 2009. Photo: Deborah Wilson

The former BBC Radio 1 producer, who has been one of the major influences to radio in the last 30 years, has won many awards in his time including a BAFTA for Live Aid but has now decided to turn his hand to helping students within the industry instead.

Dann visited the university back in 2009 as part of a masterclass held by the Radio Academy, which included talks from Radio 1’s Rhys Hughes and members of the local media.

He will begin his new status by lecturing on the Audio Production and Media Production degree courses within the university.

Dann said: “I was shocked and delighted to be asked to be a visiting professor by the University of Lincoln. While I was chief executive of the Radio Academy I talked to lots of students and I really like talking to students.”

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