RDE2023 welcomes Matt Deegan, co-founder of Folder Media, to Prague

Matt started his career at the Radio Academy, before bidding for FM and digital licences for GWR and GCap (now Global) including leading strategic projects at Classic FM and Capital FM.

He went on to co-found Folder Media and Fun Kids. Folder created and runs the MuxCo network of DAB multiplexes as well as managing networks on behalf of Wireless and Nation. Folder also makes content – Matt co-created and produced the Love Island podcast for ITV as well as being the Executive Producer of Worst Dates for BBC Sounds and Nappy Days for MTV.

Matt’s also responsible for leading the team behinds children’s media brand Fun Kids, spanning a national DAB radio station, podcast network, website and YouTube channels.

Outside of the day-job, Matt co-founded Podcast Awards Ltd which run the British, Irish and Australian Podcast Awards, which he sold to Haymarket in 2022. He also writes a weekly newsletter on audio and hosts The Media Podcast.

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