The Radio Academy has announced the 30 Under 30 ‘class of 2013’ – 30 of the most exceptional young professionals under the age of 30 throughout the radio industry.
The 30 Under 30 initiative recognises the brightest upcoming talent working in all sectors of UK Radio.
The Radio Academy says the final list highlights individuals who are not just doing their job, but doing it brilliantly across a wide range of skills including finance, sales, production, operations, support and administration and presenting.
The 30 are drawn from commercial, BBC, community radio and, for the first time, prison radio.
The group of 30 will get a free ticket at this year’s Radio Festival, with access to senior industry figures at an exclusive reception.
Five of those involved also have the opportunity to interview their own radio heroes in sessions with inspirational figures including Barbara Slater, Mary Anne Hobbs, James Rea, Karen Stacey and Gwyneth Williams.
Paul Robinson, Chief Executive of The Radio Academy who also chaired the judging panel, said: “This is our third year of searching for the brightest and most talented 30 people under 30 years of age working in the radio industry and we have not been disappointed.
“We received a record number of entries and this year the standard has shot up. Those who have made the list really are exceptional. Every one of the 30 has shown expertise, energy, dedication, innovation, sheer brilliance, creativity and above all extraordinary achievement in this wonderful medium.
“The class of 2013 is nothing short of stunning and I am looking forward to engaging with every one of them at the Radio Festival, which is dedicated to supporting new talent and this year offers unique networking opportunities and access to radio’s most influential people.”
The full list:-
Caroline Allen – LBC 97.3
B. Traits – BBC Radio 1
Emma Barnett – LBC 97.3, BBC Radio 4, The Telegraph
Aylissa Boyce – Northsound 1
Steven Childs – Lincs FM
Alistair Cockburn – Classic FM
Ben Day – Quidem Radio
Tim Dye – BBC Radio 2 & 6 Music
Mark Farrington – Global Radio
Joe Friel – Folder Media
James Hamilton – BBC
Ashley Jeary – Radio Exe
Steve Jones – BBC Radio 5 live
Eleanor Kiff – BBC Radio 2
Kate Lamble – Freelance
Ben Lawrence – Mixcloud
Gemma Liversidge – Real & Smooth Radio
Eleanor Marshall – Absolute Radio
Andrew Murray – Radio Forth
Catrin Nye – BBC Asian Network
Jacob Rickard – BBC
Vicky Rouse – Prison Radio Association
David Salt – Orion Media
Andrew Simmons – KISS
Adam Venton – UKRD Group
Jonathan Wellbelove – Somethin’ Else
Rachael White – Bauer Media
Jen Whyntie – BBC
Adam Wilbourn – Orion Media
Will Wilkin – BBC Radio Oxford