Radio Today’s ‘Top New Talent to Watch’ returns next month
One of Radio Today‘s most-read lists is returning for an eighth edition, as we sweep far and wide across the country to uncover the Top New Talent to Watch in 2020 and beyond.
This year, we’re looking beyond just those working in commercial radio and looking for talent in the wider world of audio, from podcasts and community radio to YouTube and television.
In an age when audio is a heavily congested marketplace and radio must compete with streaming and podcasts, talent and personalities are a key differentiator for radio.
The 2019 edition broke historic ground in terms of female representation, with women making up 10 of the 13 featured.
As usual, many of those named have moved on to bigger and better things. From 2019’s Top New Talent To Watch, Grace Garde, Paris Humphrey, Those Two Girls, Mel Tracina and Tiffany Rouge have all either moved to higher-profile timeslots, different stations, or bigger markets.
Previous editions have featured the likes of Bree Tomasel, Ben & Liam, Tommy Little, Kristie Mercer, Amos Gill, Will & Woody, Brooke Boney, Danny Lakey and many more.
In recent weeks Radio Today has listened to countless airchecks, hours of live radio, scoured some of Australia’s best podcasts, and spoken industry insiders to try to find the future stars of Breakfast and Drive shows around the country.
Make no mistake, we leave no aircheck or submission from programmers unheard during the reporting of this list.
We’re putting the call out to you as well, our valued readers, to shine the spotlight on someone who you’ve noticed is standing out from the crowd.
Let us know in the comments who you think could be a future star of Australian radio.