Edison Research Names '30 Under 30'
November 3, 2011 at 5:12 PM (PT)
EDISON RESEARCH has announced the winners of its 2011 search for "30 Under 30" -- the 30 up-and-coming broadcasters from all aspects of the radio industry who are 30 years old or younger. The company received over 200 nominations the 30 up-and-coming broadcasters involved with all aspects of the radio industry are all under 30 years old.
"We were surprised and thrilled with both the quality and the quantity of the 2011 '30 Under 30' nominees," EDISON Pres. LARRY ROSIN says. "It was not easy to narrow the group down to 30 honorees; it easily could have been '60 Under 30'. We hope this announcement of 30 great young radio talents provides some positive news for the radio industry as well as encouragement to the next generation of broadcasters."
All "30 Under 30" honorees will receive free registration for the ARBITRON CLIENT CONFERENCE and JACOBS MEDIA SUMMIT to be held in BALTIMORE on Dec. 6th-8th, during which a cocktail party will be held in their honor. In addition, one honoree will receive free registration and travel expenses paid to attend the "FUTURE OF RADIO CONFERENCE" to be held in HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C., on MARCH 14th-16th.
And the winners are:
ADAM WYLDE - morning host, CIBK (VIRGIN RADIO)/CALGARY, ALBERTA; host "The Canadian Top 40"
AMANDA ALEXANDER - Chief Engineer, CRAWFORD BROADCASTING COMPANY/DENVER
BOOTLEG KEV - Mix Show Coordinator/afternoons, KVEG (HOT 97.5)/LAS VEGAS
CAITLIN KENNEY - Producer, NPR’s "Planet Money"
CHARLES "CHACHI" ANGELO - PD/afternoons, WGGE/PARKERSBURG, WV
CHRIS MICHAELS - PD/afternoons, WGGE, Parkersburg, WV
CJ RIDDICK - Dir./Operations/Programming, FIRST MEDIA/ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC
DAN BAISDEN - Operations Dir., GRENAX BROADCASTING/FLAGSTAFF, AZ
DAN YOUNG - PD/mornings, KNWI (LIFE 107.1)/DES MOINES, IA
DANNY BORTNICK - Local Sales Manager, WXRK-WWFS/NEW YORK
DAVID POLK - host/producer, WFMT/CHICAGO
EDGAR SOTELO - morning host, KMVK (MEGA 107.5)/DALLAS
EVAN ROBERTS - midday co-host, WFAN/NEW YORK
JAKE SIGAL - Founder/CEO, LIVIO RADIO
JASON FURST - PD, WSYR-WWHT/SYRACUSE, N.Y.
JEFF SOTTOLANO - PD, WIP/PHILADELPHIA
JET BLACK - Dir./Operations, KHTT/KBEZ, RENDA BROADCASTING/TULSA, OK
JOEL "KID VICIOUS" GARRETT - Owner/COO, LOW COUNTRY RADIO, LLC
JONATHAN GALLAGHER - Manager/Analytics & Internal Strategy, EMMIS/NEW YORK
KYLE "JOJO" DUE - PD, WMKS-WVBZ/GREENSBORO, NC
LADY LA - morning host, KZON (101.5 JAMZ)/PHOENIX
LESLIE SCOTT - PD/morning presenter, KBXR/KBBM, Columbia, MO.
MALACHI CRANE - GM, SAU RADIO, SPRING ARBOR, MI
MASA PATTERSON - Affiliate Relations Manager, BENZTOWN
NESSA DIAB - nights, KYLD (WILD 94.9)/SAN FRANCISCO, KZZP (KISS 104.7)/PHOENIX
NICK CANNON - morning host, WXRK/NEW YORK
NORA NEISE - morning host, KISS FM/BERLIN
PAUL GOLDSMITH - PD, AIR1 NETWORK
ROBBY BRIDGES - APD/Imaging Dir./afternoons, CUMULUS/BRIDGEPORT, CT
TIM CLARKE, PD, WPOI (HOT 101.5)/TAMPA, FL