Craig Bruce unveils new Rising Stars podcast

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Game Changers: Radio host Craig Bruce has announced a new Rising Stars season of his popular podcast in partnership with Radio Today.

The Game Changers Rising Stars series will feature the five most exciting new shows and on-air talent, as voted for by Game Changers: Radio podcast listeners and Radio Today readers.

“I’m excited about talking to the top five young guns on the radio right now,” Craig said.

In the final episode of Game Changers: Radio season four (below), Craig has revealed a list of 12 presenters and shows, who he believes are the next generation of Australian radio stars, with voting open next Monday 17 April, exclusively on Radio Today.

  1. Tanya Hennessy – Hit1047 Canberra
  2. Ash London – Hit Network
  3. Heather Maltman – SeaFM Gold Coast
  4. Smallzy – Nova Network
  5. Mike EEmma – The Edge Sydney
  6. Amos Gill – Hit107 Adelaide
  7. Ben & Liam – triple j
  8. Thinker Girls – KIIS Network
  9. Zoe Marshall – Nova Brisbane
  10. Ryan Jon – Hit1047 Canberra
  11. Dave Matthews – Hot91 Sunshine Coast
  12. Pete Curulli – Mix945 Perth

In choosing the 12 on-air talent, Craig said these are personalities who he believes have the most upside on Australian radio right now.

“People like Ben and Liam and Amos Gill are already doing major market breakfast shows, but there’s no question their best is yet to come,” he said.

“For presenters like Ash London, the Thinker Girls and Smallzy, they are all playing significant roles on national shows for the Hit, KIIS and Nova networks, but once again, I think they have the potential to move into key breakfast and drive shifts in the future.

“Then there’s a host of regional breakfast presenters on this list of 12 who are stars of the future and will no doubt find their way into major market shows at some point. There’s no question that Australian radio is a world leader in fostering and nurturing new talent and all of the networks do a brilliant job of finding and developing talent.

Craig will interview the top five Rising Stars from Monday 8 May, then stay with us each day that week as we countdown to Australian radio’s #1 Rising Star. Check back next Monday to cast your vote.

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10 Apr 2017 - 8:52 pm

Tanya for sure!

Tahli Walsh
11 Apr 2017 - 3:48 pm

Huge props for The Thinkergirls who made the big jump from their respective regional gigs to hosting a metro gig – now that is a great story. One of the best shows on radio right now!

17 Apr 2017 - 9:01 pm

Zoie Marshall!!

Adam S
20 Apr 2017 - 5:21 pm

The boys from triple j what a breath of fresh air ! The future is there’s …


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