30 under 30 revealed by the Radio Academy
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30 under 30 revealed by the Radio Academy

This year’s 30 people under the age of 30 who are labelled as the industry’s next generation of talent, has been announced.

Each year the ’ReelWorld Radio Academy 30 Under 30’ celebrates the UK radio industry’s most promising young professionals. Now in its fourth year, the national search, which was created by The Radio Academy and is sponsored for the first time by ReelWorld, identifies the most talented and exceptional future stars of radio spanning all areas of the industry. Making the shortlist is an outstanding achievement and can act as a great career platform for the future.

Here’s the list:

1.     Pete Allison (23) – Presenter, Absolute Radio / BBC Radio 1

2.     Kathryn Anastasi (29) – Producer, talkSPORT / UTV

3.     Jade Callaway (24) – Producer/ Presenter, BFBS

4.     Dave Cribb (28) – Producer, Freelance / The Rubber Chicken

5.     Yasmin Evans (23) – Presenter, BBC Radio 1Xtra

6.     Joe Friel (27) – Content & Partnerships Manager, Folder Media

7.     Chris Gilvear (26) – Producer, Presenter and Traffic Manager, Jazz FM

8.     Sam Hall (29) – Presenter, The Selector

9.     Greg Hughes (27) – Producer, The Vodafone Big Top 40

10.  Ahmed Hussain (28) – Assistant Producer, BBC Radio 1

11.  Tim Johns (29) – Producer/ Reporter, BBC Radio 2

12.  James Maguire (28) – Programme Controller / Producer, Communicorp UK

13.  Stephanie Mayoh (28) – Breakfast Producer, Global Radio

14.  Tom Parry (28) – Assistant Producer, TBI Media

15.  Callum Pilkington (26) – Broadcast Engineer, SSVC (BFBS Radio)

16.  Richard Price (28) – Sales Manager, Orion Media Ltd

17.  Phil Richardson (27) – Management Accountant, 7digital Group plc

18.  Millie Riley (23) – Broadcast Assistant, We Are Grape Ltd

19.  Gregor Runciman (22) – Mid-Morning Presenter / Scheduling Executive, Radio Borders

20.  Alexandra Smith (29) – Producer, BBC

21.  Rebecca Smith (28) – Broadcast Journalist, BBC Radio 4

22.  Ben Stones (23) – Assistant Producer, Station Sound, BBC Radio 2 & 6 Music

23.  Caeshia St Paul (26) – Enterprises Product Manager, Global Radio

24.  Tom Swarbrick (27) – Senior Reporter, Global Radio

25.  Divya Talwar (29) – Impact Radio, BBC Asian Network

26.  Olivia Tostevin (23) – Drivetime Presenter (Devon), Heart South West, Global Radio

27.  Michael Tull (26) – Insight Manager, Radio Advertising Bureau

28.  Jonty Usborne (24) – Station Manager, University Radio Bath

29.  Will Wilkin (24) – Producer, BBC Radio Oxford

30.  Jason Williams (27) – Web Developer, BBC Future Media

Anthony Gay, ReelWorld European Managing Director, said: ‘It’s a real honour for ReelWorld to be associated with the 30 Under 30 initiative. Creativity, innovation, and exceptional execution are things we aspire to deliver on a daily basis and skills which I know play a huge part in the individuals who have made the short list. These are the people that are driving our industry’s future in new and exciting directions and I can’t wait to welcome them all to our Salford home this month.’

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0 8 4101 02 October, 2014 Industry News 11:12 am 201410 Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

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