Audio's '30 Under 30' Announced by Edison Research, RAIN News
September 9, 2014 at 12:11 PM (PT)
This year's "Audio's 30 Under 30," a list highlighting the movers and shakers representing the next generation of radio and audio, has been announced by EDISON RESEARCH and RAIN News.
In addition to talented hosts and programmers, the list ranges from CLEAR CHANNEL’s VP Artist Relations to 121CAST’s Co-Founder/CEO. Among the youngest on the list: ZACH SANG, the 21-year-old host of nationally syndicated "Top 40 Night Show ZACH SANG and The Gang."
EDISON Pres. LARRY ROSIN commented: "“The 2104 list of future leaders in the audio industry truly reflects the diversity of our world today. We have young people representing almost every facet of the audio industry. From broadcast to online, entrepreneurs and successful executives at large legacy companies, programmers and air talents everything in between. Knowing that such fantastic young talent is now in the world of audio should make us optimistic for the future.”
All “Audio’s 30 Under 30” honorees received free registration to The RAIN SUMMIT INDY and were honored at the event on SEPTEMBER 9th. To learn more about the individual stories of each 2014 honorees, visit www.edisonresearch.com.
Edison first introduced the “30 Under 30” concept to radio with international searches for talented young broadcasters in 2007. Honorees had to be no older than 30 as of SEPTEMBER 9, 2014, and may not have been previously recognized.
RAIN VP/Managing Editor BRAD HILL said, "RAIN News is proud to be part of '30 Under 30.' Reading the accomplishments and talents of these 30 outstanding young professionals is invigorating. It is wonderful to see passion for the medium inspiring new generations. Onward and upward!"
The complete "30 Under 30" list:
ADELLYN POLOMSKI, Dire./Artist Relations and Promotions/CLEAR CHANNEL
AMY CHERRY, Assistant News Dir./1150 AM WDEL
COLIN R. JONES, Dir./M&A, Corporate Development & Strategy/CUMULUS MEDIA
EDWARD HOOPER, Co-founder & CEO/121CAST, INC.
EMILY LAWRENCE, VP/Mobile & Video Initiatives/CBS Local
GRANT PAULSEN, Talk-show host and beat reporter/106.7 THE FAN/WASHINGTON, DC
JACK KRAWCZYK, Dir./Product Management/PANDORA
JORDAN BERNFIELD, Sportscaster & Host, WGN/ 87.7 THE GAME
JUSTIN CASE, Dir./Programming & Imaging/BENZTOWN
KAITLYN TRACY, GM/SPRING ARBOR UNIVERSITY RADIO
KATHERINE LARNER, Sr. Sales Executive/PANDORA MEDIA, INC.
LUX, Afternoon drive/Assistant MD/KPNT 105.7 /THE POINT EMMIS COMMUNICATIONS
MAGGIE STAPLETON, APD/Classical KING FM 98.1
MAMIE SHEPHERD, Program Coordinator for SEACRET STUDIOS at LEVINE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL; On-air talent/WNKS KISS 95.1
MARISSA MORRIS, VP/Artist Relations/CLEAR CHANNEL MEDIA + ENTERTAINMENT
MELONY TORRES, APD/MD/middays at WRQX 107.3/CUMULUS MEDIA
MICHAEL HERMALYN, VP/CBS ALTITUDE GROUP
NUGGET, Morning show host at 94.1 KTFM SAN ANTONIO/ALPHA MEDIA
PAUL (THE WEB GUY) COSTABILE, Host/personality/IHEARTRADIO
RALPHIE AVERSA, Host, "RALPHIE Tonight," WPLJ-FM/CUMULUS MEDIA
REMY, Co-Host of "The MASON & REMY Show," mornings on KLOU & afternoons on 93.7 THE BULL in ST. LOUIS/CLEAR CHANNEL MEDIA + ENTERTAINMENT
RICK HALL, PD/ STAR 99.1, NEW YORK
RUBEN PEREZ, Digital Business and Traffic OM/UNIVISION COMMUNICATIONS
SAM ALEX,Host, “Taste of Country Nights”/TOWNSQUARE MEDIA
SAM PEASLEY, Dir./Digital Media/BONNEVILLE LA
SEAN PLATER, Deputy GM, 96.3 WHUR & THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY RADIO NETWORK
STEPHEN VALENTA, Dir./Operations & Finance/8TRACKS
TJ TAORMINA, Host of "The TJ Show" on 103.3 AMP RADIO/CBS RADIO BOSTON
ZACH SANG, Creator, Exec. Producer and host of nationally syndicated Top 40 Night Show, "ZACH SANG and The Gang"/ WYD MEDIA/WESTWOOD ONE
ZACHARY CLAUDIO, Dir./Digital Sales/CBS LOCAL