The Radio Academy’s 30 Under 30 have been announced today.

30 Under 30 is the Radio Academy’s annual search for the brightest young talent from across the radio and audio industry, and sponsored by ReelWorld.

Steve Parkinson, the Group Managing Director of Bauer Media and 2017’s Head Judge said:

“This year was another record in terms of entries, showing that the radio and audio industry is absolutely in rude health, not just in audience terms, but with new young bright talent coming through the sector, and creating successful careers out of it.”

The Class of 2017 contained a high number of student radio alumni, so we thought we’d do a special shout out to those excellent people who made the list:

Louisa Wells, URN

Adam Watermen, Spark Sunderland

Ben Weisz, Cam FM

Dave Akosim, URN

Joe Lyons, Leeds Student Radio

Charlotte Gay, Nerve Radio

Giles Gear, URN

Charles Dennett, Forge Radio

Matt Tasker, Leeds Student Radio

Oli Sly, Forge Radio

Katie Boden, Smoke Radio

Owen Bradley, Fly FM and Leeds Student Radio

Liam Conroy, Stag Radio

Wow, what a list! Congratulations to EVERYONE in the list, in AND out of student radio. For the full list, head to the Radio Academy’s website.