Voting for the Readers’ Choice in Radio Today 30 Under 30 Awards closes tonight

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You have just a matter of hours to vote in the Readers’ Choice poll for this year’s Radio Today 30 Under 30 Awards.

Voting is open now and closes at 11:59pm (AEST) tonight (Tuesday, September 14).

You can register to cast your Readers’ Choice vote here.

The winner will be the entrant who has collected the most votes from registered voters throughout the polling period.

The winner will be revealed, along with those who make the judges’ 30 Under 30 list, on Tuesday, September 21. 

So far, there have been over 2,500 votes. While there is currently a clear leader, there is fewer than 10 votes separating #5 and #2 at this point. With a surge in last-minute campaigning, there could be a number of contenders in the running.

Radio Today’s editor and content director, Vivienne Kelly, said she had been pleased to see the industry’s youngsters ramping up their social media efforts over the past week.

“If you only looked at my LinkedIn feed last week, you’d think the only thing happening in the world was the 30 Under 30 voting,” she said. “It was so refreshing to see so much positivity, self-belief and innovative campaigning by our shortlist as they attempted to start gathering votes.

“Now there’s less than 24 hours for everyone to get their final votes across the line, so I hope to see even more support from across the industry.”

A reminder that you can vote for any of the 50 shortlisted finalists, listed below, in the Readers’ Choice poll.

“We’re really proud of this year’s finalist list, which boasts such a strong cross-section of companies, roles, skillsets and ideas for the future,” Kelly added.

The 2021 Radio Today 30 Under 30 Awards with SCA are supported by Australian Film Television and Radio School, ARN, Grant Broadcasters, Nine, NOVA Entertainment and Sony Music Australia.

Register to cast your Readers’ Choice vote here.

2021 Radio Today 30 Under 30 finalists:

Alex Tighe, podcast producer, ARN
Alicia Sarnacki, trade marketing manager, ARN
Alison (Ali) Jack, campaign ideas manager, Southern Cross Austereo
Ana Nasarre, national marketing manager – LiSTNR, Southern Cross Austereo
Andrea Thiis-Evensen, podcast producer, News Corp
Anthony ‘TonyB’ Badolato, announcer/sound designer, ARN
Arabella Adams, client strategy manager, ARN

Ben Davidson, producer and panel operator, 3AW Nine Radio
Bree Clements, producer & promotions – Ash, Kip, Luttsy & Susie O’Neill, Nova 106.9, NOVA Entertainment
Bronwyn Dojcsak, podcast producer, Southern Cross Austereo
Brooke Taylor, Hit Queensland Breakfast producer, Southern Cross Austereo

Clare MacAdie (Twigger), talent acquisition manager, Southern Cross Austereo

Ellie Petricevic, Breakfast newsreader – Nova 93.7, NOVA Entertainment
Emma Gillespie, host/senior podcast producer, Mamamia

Felix Bray, executive producer – 2GB Nights, Nine Radio

Gemma Maddox, announcer/music director – Hit104.7 + Club Lime music director + announcer on The Edge 96.1 (Hype on Demand with Gem), Canberra FM (The Hit Network/ARN)
Gemma Prendergast, national Drive producer – Kate, Tim & Joel, Nova, NOVA Entertainment
Georgie Nichols, events & promotions project manager, NOVA Entertainment

Helene Lambetsos, journalist & newsreader, Nine Radio

Jackie Lymn, journalist, Grant Broadcasters
Jacob Amarant, branding & promotions manager, Southern Cross Austereo
Jacob Pittolo, producer, 2GB, Nine Radio
Jake Powell, music director – Random 30 & Oz Made, Grant Broadcasters
Jenna Benson, digital content producer, ARN
Jessica Rouse, news director, 2HD and NEWFM Newcastle, Super Radio Network
Jimmy Manning, on-air announcer & studio producer, ARN
Jordon Lott, content development manager, Acast
Juan Estepa, integration specialist, ARN

Kerry Gregory, promotions manager – Will & Woody, KIIS Network, ARN

Lauren Turner, campaign specialist, NOVA Entertainment
Leilani Vakaahi, agency account director, ARN
Liam Armstrong, account manager, ARN
Liam Sommerville, production manager / 2EC Drive announcer, Grant Broadcasters
Lindsey Green, senior podcast producer, Southern Cross Austereo
Luke Anthony, integration specialist, ARN

Madison Agius, media sales coordinator, Grant Broadcasters
Marcel Marais, digital content producer, Southern Cross Austereo
Max Burford, sports presenter, Nova 91.9 NOVA Entertainment
Meg Van Lohuizen, journalist, Nine Radio
Mike Pearsall, Breakfast sport reader, Nine Radio

Olivia O’Flynn, associate partner manager, Acast

Poppy Penny, Breakfast announcer, Southern Cross Austereo

Rachael Hart, executive podcast producer, NOVA Entertainment
Renee Buckingham, producer, Southern Cross Austereo
Romy Sher, podcast producer, Southern Cross Austereo

Sally Cartmell, agency account manager, Southern Cross Austereo
Samantha Barsic, HR business partner, Southern Cross Austereo
Sophie Thomason, Brisbane integration manager, ARN

Tina Quinn, radio journalist, ABC & 2SER 107.3

Zach Kangelaris, sales manager, Ranieri & Co

Register to cast your vote for the Radio Today 30 Under 30 Readers’ Choice Award here.

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