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.
BBC Radio 2
Broadcast Assistant, The Chris Evans Breakfast Show
Breakfast Show Presenter, Capital North East
Presenter, LBC Sunday drivetime show
Digital Radio UK
Technology and Vehicle Manager
Smooth Radio & Student Radio Association
BBC Radio 2 & 6 Music
Project Manager, Major Projects Infrastructure
BBC Audio & Music Interactive
Social Media Producer, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra
Head of Content
Head of SPI / Presenter
Programmes Manager, The Hits Radio, heat radio & SmashHits Radio
Content & Partnerships Manager
BBC Radio Wales/BBC Radio Comedy/PBJ Management
Freelance Writer / Presenter
BBC Radio 2
Managing Editor, Classic FM
Sponsorship Account Manager
Producer, Metro Radio
Executive Producer, Xfm Breakfast Show with Danny Wallace
Head of Production, Capital FM Network
Product Development Director
Global Radio / Absolute Radio / Wise Buddah Creative Ltd
BBC 6 Music
BBC Audio & Music
Real and Smooth Radio Ltd
Programme Controller, Real Radio Scotland
Station Programmer, Moray Firth Radio
BBC Radio 5 live
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.
Class of 2011
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.
Sponsorship, Promotions and Online Co-ordinator
Presenter / National Commercial Programming Co-ordinator
BBC Radio York
UTV Media (GB)
Director of Strategy
Network Brand Manager
Trevor Dann’s Company
BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra
Ed de Lacy
Yorkshire Head of News
Head of Broadcast Systems
First Radio Sales
SPI Account Manager
BBC Radio 1
Senior Content Producer
Program Director (BRMB) & Network Programme Director (Orion Media)
Absolute Radio / TBI Media
Agency Account Manager
Radio Advertising Bureau
Director and Developer
Head of Compliance and Regulatory Policy
Real Radio Scotland
Acting Programme Controller