30 Under 30 2011 & 2012

Class of 2012

Meet the 30 Under 30 of 2012!

The 2012 list, chosen from over 200 applicants, included 16 young people from commercial radio, including six from Global Radio and five from Bauer Radio, and 10 from the BBC, as well as four from independent production companies. Six of the 30 were also chosen for 2011’s inaugural list – their 2012 entry was based on their achievements in the intervening 12 months.

The final 30 worked across a wide range of roles within radio: 14 from production, three from management, four from within a technical environment, as well as sales, news and sport, and presenting. Women were also well represented, accounting for 33% of the list.

Paul Robinson, Chair of the Committee, said: “UK radio is brimming with talented people – hard working, smart, passionate young radio achievers help make our listening experience in this country so compelling, and The Radio Academy’s 30 Under 30 is proud to shout that from the rooftops. This year the number of applicants is up almost 50% on last year so, on behalf of the 30 Under 30 team, we are proud and honoured to announce this brilliant class of 2012. Congratulations to all of them!

We’re hoping that this year’s entries will match and even exceed the high standard set in past years – here’s a reminder of last year’s 30 Under 30 – are you good enough to join them in 2013? If the answer’s yes, find out how to enter here.

Graham Albans
BBC Radio 2
Broadcast Assistant, The Chris Evans Breakfast Show

Matt Bailey
Global Radio
Breakfast Show Presenter, Capital North East

Emma Barnett
Global Radio
Presenter, LBC Sunday drivetime show

Sam Bonham
Digital Radio UK
Technology and Vehicle Manager

Fred Bradley
Smooth Radio & Student Radio Association
Freelance Producer

Andy Buckingham
Global Radio
Creative Technologist

James Carpenter
BBC Radio 2 & 6 Music
Freelance

Ann Charles
BBC
Project Manager, Major Projects Infrastructure

Laura-May Coope
BBC Audio & Music Interactive
Social Media Producer, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra

Heather Davies
Unusual Productions
Head of Content

Ben Day
Quidem
Head of SPI / Presenter

Paul Fernley
Bauer Radio
Programmes Manager, The Hits Radio, heat radio & SmashHits Radio

Joe Friel
Folder Media
Content & Partnerships Manager

Katherine Godfrey
Whistledown
Producer

Gareth Gwynn
BBC Radio Wales/BBC Radio Comedy/PBJ Management
Freelance Writer / Presenter

Joe Haddow
BBC Radio 2
Broadcast Assistant

Sam Jackson
Global Radio
Managing Editor, Classic FM

Carly Lucas
Absolute Radio
Sponsorship Account Manager

Lucy Madge
Somethin’ Else
Producer

Gaynor Marshall
Bauer Media
Producer, Metro Radio

Dave Masterman
Global Radio
Executive Producer, Xfm Breakfast Show with Danny Wallace

Chris Nicoll
Global Radio
Head of Production, Capital FM Network

Gav Richards
G Media
Product Development Director

Sara Sesardic
Global Radio / Absolute Radio / Wise Buddah Creative Ltd
Freelance Producer

Paul Sheehan
BBC 6 Music
Producer

Mike Tighe
BBC Audio & Music
Assistant Producer

David Treasurer
Real and Smooth Radio Ltd
Programme Controller, Real Radio Scotland

David Walker
Bauer Media
Station Programmer, Moray Firth Radio

Mike Williams
BBC Radio 5 live
Sport Broadcaster

Katy Winterschladen
Bauer Media
Charity Manager, Cash for Kids – Radio Aire

The Radio Academy’s 30 Under 30 for 2013 will be announced at the Radio Festival in October.

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Class of 2011


30 Under 30

When we launched The Radio Academy’s inaugural 30 Under 30, we set out to find thirty young people who don’t just do their job well, but go the extra mile. We wanted to recognise the industry’s brightest young stars.

The response was far beyond our expectations, with over 200 entries from right across the UK, covering every sector and discipline of the industry we love. The quality of the entries was remarkably impressive and the independent panel, chaired by Paul Robinson, had a huge challenge to reduce them down to the final 30.

We’re hoping that this year’s entries will match and even exceed the high standard set in past years – here’s a reminder of our first ever 30 Under 30 – are you good enough to join them in 2013? If the answer’s yes, find out how to enter here.

Josh Andrews
Global Radio
Sponsorship, Promotions and Online Co-ordinator
Age: 18

Alex Baker
Bauer Media
Presenter / National Commercial Programming Co-ordinator
Age: 28

Tom Besley
Resonance FM
Assistant Manager
Age: 24

Hayley Brewer
BBC Radio York
News Editor
Age: 29

Andy Buckingham
Global Radio
Creative Technologist
Age: 26

Jimmy Buckland
UTV Media (GB)
Director of Strategy
Age: 27

Max Buckland
Global Radio
Network Brand Manager
Age: 28

Jade Carmichael
Quidem
Traffic Manager
Age: 22

Mark Crossley
Absolute Radio
Presenter
Age: 24

Heather Davies
Trevor Dann’s Company
Producer
Age: 27

Kate Davy
BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra
Operations Assistant
Age: 27

Ed de Lacy
Somethin’ Else
Sound Engineer
Age: 27

Louise Easton
Bauer Media
Yorkshire Head of News
Age: 29

Charlene Guy
BFBS
Presenter/Producer
Age: 28

Martyn Humphreys
Bauer Media
Head of Broadcast Systems
Age: 29

Sam Jackson
Classic FM
Managing Editor
Age: 28

Jonathan Jacob
First Radio Sales
SPI Account Manager
Age: 23

Joel Jaggar
Planet Rock
Producer
Age: 26

Chris Johnson
BBC Radio 1
Senior Content Producer
Age: 29

Paul Kaye
Orion Media
Program Director (BRMB) & Network Programme Director (Orion Media)
Age: 28

Gaynor Marshall
Metro Radio
Producer
Age: 28

Scott Myers
Capital FM
Breakfast Producer
Age: 24

Jenny Nelson
Absolute Radio / TBI Media
Producer
Age: 29

Katie Openshaw
GMG Radio
Agency Account Manager
Age: 26

Aaron Pull
Radio Advertising Bureau
Insight Manager
Age: 24

Gav Richards
G Media
Director and Developer
Age: 26

Duncan Riley
Absolute Radio
Interactive Designer
Age: 25

Carina Tillson
Global Radio
Head of Compliance and Regulatory Policy
Age: 28

David Treasurer
Real Radio Scotland
Acting Programme Controller
Age: 28

Toby Whitehouse
Gaydio
Director
Age: 28

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