Radio Today’s 30 Under 30 finalists revealed
The 50 radio youngsters in the running for Radio Today’s 30 Under 30 Awards have been revealed following an extensive judging process.
NOVA Entertainment has the most shortlisted entries, totalling 15 of the top 50, however there is also a strong showing from Australian Radio Network (ARN) with 13, and Southern Cross Austereo (SCA), which has 10.
Entrants from ACE Radio, ABC, Grant Broadcasters, 2SER, Acast, Fresh 92.7, Nine Radio, SBS and the WIN Corporation also made it across the line.
Radio Today editor Vivienne Kelly said it was fantastic to see the initiative generate so much enthusiasm and support across the industry.
“We know that everyone in radio is flat out this year, often doing more work with fewer resources, surrounded by stressful conditions – whether it be the shrinking job market, the recession, the pandemic, the bushfires or lockdowns. So it’s great to be able to add some positivity to the market, and celebrate the industry’s up-and-coming talent. What a year to be a young person working in radio,” she said.
“The entries were outstanding, and a humbling reminder of just how much you can achieve in your 20s. We can’t wait to reveal the final list on Thursday, November 26.”
The Readers’ Choice Award will be open for voting from this Wednesday. The poll will close on November 25. Vote Now: Radio Today’s 30 Under 30 Readers’ Choice poll is open!
Radio Today’s 30 Under 30 Awards were made possible by support from ARN, Nine, SCA, NOVA, ACE Radio and Sony Music.
The finalists are listed below.
Ashleigh Holman, local lead, campaign strategy, NOVA Entertainment
Cameron Maurice, KIIS 101.1 activations manager, Australian Radio Network
Jordan Florence-Rieniets, senior campaign strategist, NOVA Entertainment
Juan Estepa, integration specialist, Australian Radio Network
Kerry Gregory, Will & Woody activations manager, Australian Radio Network
Abi Benaud, assistant content director Hit Network Qld, Southern Cross Austereo
Harnsle Joo, executive producer, Nine Radio
Jack Ball, head of content Hit Qld, Southern Cross Austereo
Matilda Marozzi, producer, ABC
Matt Lipiarski, content director, ACE Radio
Bree Gashparac, senior digital content manager, Australian Radio Network
Charlotte Kelly, digital content producer, Southern Cross Austereo
Jenna Benson, digital content producer (WSFM), Australian Radio Network
Lachlan Guertin, digital content producer, NOVA Entertainment
Teagan Sydes, assistant digital content director, Southern Cross Austereo
Alicia Sarnacki, trade marketing executive, Australian Radio Network
Dave Maccue, marketing graphic designer, NOVA Entertainment
Hannah Astra, marketing executive, Australian Radio Network
Macey Gibbs, promotions project manager, NOVA Entertainment
Vanessa Butcher, events and promotions project manager, NOVA Entertainment
Briar-Louise Rose, music marketing project manager, Nova Entertainment
Jake Powell, Hit Network music director, Southern Cross Austereo
Jodie Williams, music director, NOVA Entertainment
Sean Brown, announcer/ music director, Southern Cross Austereo
Steph Liong, music director, 2SER
Erin Ramsay, newsreader/ journalist, NOVA Entertainment
Natalie Sekulovska, journalist, Australian Radio Network
Rachel Storer, journalist, Australian Radio Network
Sally Spicer, news producer for The Briefing, newsreader/ journalist, Southern Cross Austereo
Talissa Bazaz, Senior Journalist, Win Corporation
Andy Sands, Breakfast announcer, Grant Broadcasters
Bree Steele, announcer, ABC (triple j)
Jonathan Skewes, Breakfast announcer, Grant Broadcasters
Lachi Rooke, Workday announcer/ content director, Ace Radio
Nathan Roye, Breakfast announcer, Southern Cross Austereo
Elise Cooper, executive producer – podcasts, NOVA Entertainment
Emma De Martino, national creative sales executive, Southern Cross Austereo
Jenna D’Apice, senior client implementation executive, NOVA Entertainment
Jordon Lott, content development manager, Acast
Rachel Sibley, podcast lead, SBS
Alex Martin, network imaging manager, NOVA Entertainment
Anthony Badolato, commercial sound designer/ announcer, Australian Radio Network
Jaxson McLennan, audio producer, Australian Radio Network
Matiah Haros, audio production Engineer, Fresh 92.7
Patrick Rice, audio image producer, Australian Radio Network
Jessica Baum, senior agency account director, NOVA Entertainment
Laurie Donnelly, direct client executive, NOVA Entertainment
Marisa Panettiere, senior agency account director, NOVA Entertainment
Sandy Rogers, group sales manager, Southern Cross Austereo
Stephanie Evans, senior account manager, Australian Radio Network
Radio Today notes the job titles and employers were correct at time of entry.