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Radio XL’s Tony Adams appointed to Board of Birmingham Press Club

Popular radio personality, Tony Adams has been appointed to Board of Birmingham Press Club.

Adams, who was serving his third term as chairman of the Birmingham & Coventry branch of the National Union of Journalists. Adams has also returned to Radio XL after a decade, presenting the station’s ‘Drivetime’ show on Monday and Tuesdays.

Tony, who is an experienced multilingual broadcaster and journalist, also sits on the NUJ Black Members Council, which monitors discrimination in employment practices in the media industry, promotes best practice and uses the Union’s guidelines to encourage anti-racist news reporting. He is also a member of the International Federation of Journalists.

Tony, who is expert in audio-visual remote broadcasting solutions, commented, “I’m absolutely delighted and honoured to be elected onto the Birmingham Press Club board of directors. With over 35 years of experience as a journalist and broadcaster, I’ve been fortunate to work with great colleagues across all spectrums of the media profession and key stakeholders including the NUJ, who strive to encourage best practices for journalists including the union’s code of conduct and ‘Race Reporting Guide.’

“I’ve been an active member of the Birmingham Press Club for a number of years and this new role will enable me to forge deeper relations with other ‘sister unions’ Equity, BECTU (the largest union at the BBC),and the Writers’ Guild to work on the much- needed work for the industry governance and policies.”

Press Club chairman Llewela Bailey said, “Tony has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Club for many years and I am delighted to welcome him on board as a director. His commitment, and in-depth working knowledge of our industry, will be an added asset as we re-position ourselves as we come out of lockdown.”

ITV Central presenter Bob Warman, who is Press Club president, said, “Like other organisations, we have had to put on hold all activities during the coronavirus pandemic. But now that lockdown restrictions are easing we are looking forward to being able to meet members at our first networking drinks-night since the Covid-19 outbreak.”

This long-awaited event will be held at the four-star Park Regis Hotel at Five Ways on 15th July.