Meet 3 of Radio Today’s 30 Under 30 finalists


With the winners of the Radio Today 30 Under 30 Awards due to be announced in just two short weeks, today we meet 3 of the finalists.

Jake Powell is an award-winning radio professional, having worked in various music, announcing and manager roles for Australia’s biggest radio networks for over 11 years.

Currently, he’s based in Sydney as the Music & Programming Manager for national youth radio station CADA.

For Jake, professional success is seeing others succeed.

“I made a values-based decision to focus on others in my career as well as my personal life. I am constantly asking myself ‘How can I make others around me better?’ It is a simple mindset shift that has allowed me to become more optimistic, useful, and sympathetic.”

His leadership style is simply based on listening.

“People often prefer talking rather than listening. So I try to provide an empathetic and compassionate ear.”

Having started out in community radio, Micaela Savage has for the last year and a half been presenting Drive news on Sydney’s Triple M and 2Day FM.

Micaela believes there are many qualities that make people great leaders “But two I always try to embody, and I think are really important in our industry specifically, are a willingness to listen to others, and an enthusiasm for trying out new ideas.”

She regards her best professional attribute as her ability to adapt. “In radio, circumstances can change at a moment’s notice. I pride myself on staying calm and getting the job done.”

Jordon Lott started her career at Acast as a Content Coordinator in 2018.

For the past four years, she has been a member of the Australia & New Zealand team at Acast.

Jordon says it’s a testament to her personal growth and development that she now feels comfortable calling herself a leader.

Jordon believes the biggest challenge the audio industry is facing is a lack of creativity in advertising.

“In the four years I’ve been at Acast, I have seen the rise in advertisers moving to use podcasting as a medium, but I don’t believe they fully lean in and embrace all of its benefits.”

Jordon says her natural sense of curiosity is why she loves working in podcasting.

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