2016's hunt for the 30 Under 30 Class of 2016 is over. We were overwhelmed with the high standard of entries, which gave the judges a seriously hard time deciding. The final 30 have now been announced - many congratulations to them!
A note from Anthony GayThis is the third year that ReelWorld have been involved in the 30 Under 30 initiative and we continue to be optimistic about the industry’s future. Our passion and enthusiasm for radio doesn’t stop with our jingles and imaging and we’re always looking for ways to ‘give someone a lift’.
European Managing Director, ReelWorld Productions
Last year we had a record number of entries for the scheme from all corners of the radio business and it was seriously inspiring to hear what people are doing to engage and surprise audiences.
There’s been a lot of talk about personality and talent being a key driver of radio’s future success. It’s all true. And that doesn’t just stop with the people behind the microphone. The 30 Under 30 also recognises the technical folk who are developing new platforms to connect with listeners, the sales people that are passionately highlighting the benefits of the medium, the creative ones shaping the content, as well as the new industry ringleaders that bring teams together. We’re in exciting times.
Our work means we spend a lot of time talking shop with broadcasters around Europe and beyond and I’m proud to see how much of an impact UK radio has on the rest of the continent. Yes, things have changed (hasn’t everything!) but there’s a huge amount to be grateful for.
The talented individuals who will make this year’s 30 Under 30 short list will be responsible for driving radio’s future in new and exciting directions. Let’s give them our full backing.