2019 PHOTO ALBUM


Paul Arnold

CTVC
UNITED KINGDOM

Swarup B R

Stark Communications Pvt. Ltd.
INDIA

Harrish M. Bhatia

MyFM
INDIA

Andrew Biggs

Eyesound
NEW ZEALAND

Gavin Blake

Radio Ireland Trading as Today FM
UNITED KINGDOM

Paul Bushnell

Radio New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND

Diego Cannizzaro

Música y Sonido DMC Studio Argentina
ARGENTINA

Emma Casson

Freelance
UNITED KINGDOM

Jennie Cataldo

Ben Manilla Productions
USA

John Catlett

Media Objectives International
USA

Elsa chung

Radio Television Hong Kong
HONG KONG

Hee-Jung Chung

KNN
SOUTH KOREA

Sam Coley

Birmingham City University
UNITED KINGDOM

Jax Coombes

BBC
UNITED KINGDOM

Juan Pablo Cordoba

Radio Mitre S.A.
ARGENTINA

Randall Davidson

WRST-FM
USA

Nick Davis

CBC Radio
CANADA

Andrika De Lanerolle

AMI-Audio, Accessible Media Inc
CANADA

Dave Deno

Salem Media Group
USA

James Devlin

Q Radio
UNITED KINGDOM

Evelyn Doerr

ARD
GERMANY

Pat Duggins

Alabama Public Radio
USA

Anna Foster

BBC Radio 5 live
UNITED KINGDOM

Michael Freedman

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) & George Washington University
USA

Maddy Fryer

SBS Corporation
AUSTRALIA

Valerie Geller

Geller Media International
USA

SLOBODAN GOVORCIN

RTV VOJVODINA
SERBIA

Marlene Groihofer

ORF
AUSTRIA

Viplove Gupte

MY FM
INDIA

Saiam Hasan

Music Broadcast Ltd.
INDIA

Mike Hogan

Classic Hits 4FM
UNITED KINGDOM

Matt Hopper

Trisonic
UNITED KINGDOM

Michael Iantorno

Independent
CANADA

Will Jackson

Audio UK
UNITED KINGDOM

James Keen

Heart Essex
UNITED KINGDOM

Gregory Kelly

CBC Radio One
CANADA

Della Kilroy

RTE Radio Dublin
UNITED KINGDOM

Jeff Kirkwood

Independent
CANADA

Matt Lissack

Capital South Wales
UNITED KINGDOM

Rosario Lufrano

Radio Rivdavia
ARGENTINA

John MacCalman

Independent
UNITED KINGDOM

Angie Man

RTHK
HONG KONG

Liliana Manna

Radio Rivadavia
ARGENTINA

Daithi McMahon

Henchman Productions
UNITED KINGDOM

Tony McShane

Bauer Media
UNITED KINGDOM

Neil Moore

Independent
UNITED KINGDOM

Eduardo Morino

RADIO MITRE S.A.
ARGENTINA

Rahul Namjoshi

MYFM
INDIA

Lai Ngar (Jace) AU

Radio Television Hong Kong
HONG KONG

Helena O'Toole

Classic Hits 4FM
UNITED KINGDOM

Laura Elena Padron Hernandez

Radio Educacion
MEXICO

Helen Quigley

B7 Productions Limited
UNITED KINGDOM

Juan Ramírez Paulino

Radio Educación
MEXICO

Robyn Ravlich

Robyn Ravlich
AUSTRALIA

Mariana Rotondaro

Radio Mitre S.A.
ARGENTINA

Nicolas Harry Salvarrey

RADIO METRO S.A.
ARGENTINA

Vatche Sarkisian

Independent
USA

Helen Shaw

Athena Media
UNITED KINGDOM

Des Shaw

Zinc Media
UNITED KINGDOM

Helena Sheffield

Penguin Random House Audio UK
UNITED KINGDOM

Peter Shevlin

BlokMedia
UNITED KINGDOM

Theo SHUM

Radio Television Hong Kong
HONG KONG

Neil Sloan

Communicorp UK
UNITED KINGDOM

KEN SWEENEY

Independent
UNITED KINGDOM

Howie Sylvester

98.5 The Sports Hub
USA

Ben Taylor

Snappin' Turtle Productions
UNITED KINGDOM

Alison Toomey

Real Films ltd
UNITED KINGDOM

Mark Travis

New York Philharmonic
USA

Sakshi Verma

DB Corp Ltd
INDIA

Saajan Victor

Radio City 91.1 FM
INDIA

Juan Villalba

National University of Cuyo
ARGENTINA

Donald Wicklin

SiriusXM
USA

Will Wilkin

BBC
UNITED KINGDOM

Megan Williams

CBC
ITALY

Andrew Wright

Wright Communicators Ltd
UNITED KINGDOM

Karena Wynn-Moylan

Bay FM radio 99.9
AUSTRALIA

Carole Zimmer

Independent
USA

Sue Zizza

SUEMEDIA PRODUCTIONS
USA

Paul Arnold

Senior Producer
CTVC
UNITED KINGDOM

Paul Arnold is an award-winning and innovative Audio Producer. From a background in sound design and foley, rattling tea-cups for BBC comedy, he went on to produce interactive radio, websites and an original audio-based app. After leading the presentation team which transformed BBC Radio 7 into Radio 4 Extra, he moved to CTVC where he's produced programmes for the BBC World Service and numerous episodes of their Things Unseen podcast. But he still likes to rattle the odd tea cup.

Swarup B R

Co-Founder/Creative Director
Stark Communications Pvt. Ltd.
INDIA

Swarup nurtured Stark Communications Pvt. Ltd., from its inception in 1994 in Trivandrum, South India, to an agency recognized for its distinctive creative, work ethic, people-centric growth and outstanding client retention record. He played a key role in building the Kerala Tourism brand for two decades, actively partnering the brand’s journey from a non-entity to India’s No.1 tourism destination. Swarup’s tourism campaigns have consistently set benchmarks in the realm of destination marketing in India and won him many national and international awards.

Harrish M. Bhatia

CEO
MyFM
INDIA

Mr. Harrish M Bhatia is the Chief Executive Officer of 94.3 MY FM, the Radio Business of DB Corp Ltd. and the driving force behind the station’s record breaking performance in the short span of its existence. Starting in 2007, he led the MY FM brand through 17 spectacularly successful launches in less than two years, to the operational break-even in just three years and turning PAT positive within 5 years of operation. As an agile, versatile and multi-tasking individual, he has been spearheading innovations within the brand and the business operations to maintain the dynamic performance of MY FM. Under his visionary leadership, MY FM has been delivering outstanding performance quarter after quarter, making it a dominant player in the national radio space. During his tenure at MY FM, Mr. Bhatia’s efforts have been recognized through several awards which have been bestowed on the radio station as well as on him individually.

He is an old hand at Bhaskar and has to his credit the launch of Divya Bhaskar (newspaper ) in Gujarat in 2003 and Dainik Bhaskar in Jaipur. Prior to joining Bhaskar, he had served as the Product Head at the Korean Multinational LG Electronics in India He has an extensive experience in setting up new projects and turning around operations.

Andrew Biggs

Imaging Producer / Director
Eyesound
NEW ZEALAND

Andrew Biggs is a five-time New York Festival winning audio producer. He has worked in radio for almost 20 years in New Zealand, Australia, the Middle East and currently owns and operates eye sound, working for New Zealand's largest radio and media organization NZME for Coast, ZM, Hits, Mix and more.

Gavin Blake

Studio Sound Manager
Radio Ireland Trading as Today FM
UNITED KINGDOM

Gavin Blake is Today FM’s Studio Sound Manager and has been with Today FM for over 16 years. During that time, Gavin has worked with hundreds of major artists including Florence and the Machine, MGMT, Franz Ferdinand, Elbow, The National, John Grant, The Dandy Warhols and many more local Irish acts. Gavin is responsible for looking after many aspects of the sound output and training in Today FM, and for maintaining the highest quality standards. Gavin is also a previous Gold winner of Best Live Sound!

Paul Bushnell

Auckland Manager
Radio New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND

Paul Bushnell is an experienced documentary and feature producer with many years’ experience in judging international radio award competitions. He is Auckland Manager for Radio New Zealand, the country’s public broadcaster.

Diego Cannizzaro

Independent Producer-Owner DMC Studio
Música y Sonido DMC Studio Argentina
ARGENTINA

Diego Cannizzaro is a Script Writer, Sound Designer, Music Composer and an independent Radio Producer. His experience goes from 1995 till today.

During these years he worked in the best frontline radio stations, as well as an independent producer, creating an unmistakable style through sounds, between all productions in the media.

He is the Owner and Director of "DMC Studio" in Buenos Aires, Argentina, specialized in radio arts, script writing, ads, directing, field recording, sound design for media, post-production and audio mixing for radio, tv and Films.

Emma Casson

Producer
Freelance
UNITED KINGDOM

Emma Casson is a multi-award-winning freelance producer from the UK, working with companies such as TDC and Folder&Co. Emma's work has been broadcast on stations including BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra, Radio 4 Extra and BBC Local Radio. In 2018 she won Gold at the New York Radio Festivals with 'It's Not Your Fault', a documentary highlighting the dangers stalking and coercive control.

Jennie Cataldo

Vice President of Production
Ben Manilla Productions
USA

Jennie Cataldo has been producing radio programs and podcasts since 2013. She cut her teeth working with Ben Manilla Productions, producing radio programs, podcasts, ongoing series, radio specials, long and short form documentaries and more, for a variety of commercial and non-commercial outlets. Her current work with BMP includes contributions to the following programs: Studio 360, The Science of Happiness, Masters of Scale, and Voices in the Hall. Jennie graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts at San Francisco State University in 2012. Website: jenniecataldo.com

John Catlett

Broadcast Constultant
Media Objectives International
USA

John Catlett is a life-long radio broadcaster, having been introduced to the medium as an undergraduate volunteer at WPRB-FM at Princeton University in 1960. He completed his studies with an MBA in marketing at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. After early experience at King Broadcasting Company in the Pacific Northwest and Time-Life Broadcast in New York City, he was tapped to manage CBS-owned WBBM-FM in Chicago just as the potential of FM radio was beginning to see its earliest realization. In 1972, he was transferred by CBS to take over WCBS-FM in New York City, where he installed the first major-market all-oldies format in July of 1972. Without any significant promotion support, the station suddenly became the first FM station to break into the top ten rated stations in the market, with a #5 ranking overall, and only six stations nationwide--AM or FM--had larger cumulative audiences. The oldies format survives to this day at WCBS-FM, with strong ratings. Catlett went on in the 1980s to expand his experience outside the US, starting with the North Sea pirate Laser 558 that could be heard throughout Europe. During its eighteen months of operation, British broadcasters stopped publishing their official ratings to avoid publicizing Laser's success. Since that time, Catlett has worked exclusively outside the US, creating new stations in Ireland (Atlantic 252) and London (Jazz-FM), guiding the legendary Radio Luxembourg's English Service to a dignified close-down in 1992, and developing popular stations in Eastern Europe and Russia for Metromedia International. In 2001, he introduced the first private radio stations in India for Rupert Murdoch's Star Group. He has worked with non government organizations to foster the development of viable radio stations in Bulgaria, Indonesia, and Afghanistan, and he has consulted with a company developing private radio services in China. Most recently, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty at their base in Prague, Czech Republic.

Elsa chung

Executive Producer
Radio Television Hong Kong
HONG KONG

Elsa Chung has been working in the journalism industry for 22 years, with 18 years experience in radio journalism.  She is enthusiastic in producing in-depth and investigative news features in various topics.  She earned numerous awards locally and internationally including the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union Prizes, the Association for International Broadcasting Awards,  Human Rights Press Awards, The Chinese University Press Awards, and The Consumer Rights Report Press Awards. In recent years, she devoted herself to guiding junior reporters and sharing her experience in production. She also selected stories for local and international journalism awards, like New York Festival’s International Radio Programs Awards. 
 
She is now the Assistant Chief Assignment Editor in the Chinese News and Current Affairs Section in Radio Television Hong Kong(RTHK). She is also one of the hosts of RTHK’s morning news magazine programme.

Hee-Jung Chung

Director / Producer
KNN
SOUTH KOREA

Ms. Chung was awarded the ‘Hangeul Development Award’ at the 571stYear of Hangeul Day. she was also awarded the 2017 Broadcasting Award (Grand Prize) from the Korea Communications Commission for Planning & Directing the world’s first barrier-free opera for the visually impaired, 29th Korean Producers & Directors Award for Best Radio Picture prize from the Korean Producers & Directors Association, among others for a sub-total of 6 grand prizes from South Korea, with two international prizes to bring the grand total to 8 grand prizes after being awarded gold and bronze medals from the New York Festival.

Sam Coley

Degree Leader Radio & Associate Professor
Birmingham City University
UNITED KINGDOM

I'm Degree Leader, Senior Lecturer in Radio at Birmingham City University and teach radio production, documentary making, commercial production, and multitrack digital editing skills on our BA and MA radio courses.

I have a background in both the U.K. and Australasian radio industries and worked as Creative Director for the Northern Region of New Zealand’s TRN Network. I've also worked as a radio trainer for the BBC World Service Trust and as a media consultant for CARE International and the Prison Radio Association.

In 2006, 2008 and 2010 I traveled to Africa visiting various radio stations and worked on audio projects and research including radio programmes and advertising campaigns designed to promote sexual health and reproduction awareness.

I'm also a freelance documentary producer and have made documentaries for stations including; Radio New Zealand, BBC WM, Spin 1038 Dublin, Absolute Radio and Xfm UK.

Jax Coombes

Producer
BBC
UNITED KINGDOM

Jax Coombes is a Radio Producer with over ten years’ experience working at BBC Radio 6 Music making award-winning documentaries including a Palme D’Or in 2015 for John Grant’s Songs From A Dark Place, a documentary exploring the music, magic, and rise of Icelandic music.

Juan Pablo Cordoba

Productor Artístico
Radio Mitre S.A.
ARGENTINA

Radio Mitre is the Nº 1 radio station of Argentina. It has great quality in its sound and promotions. There is one guy who is responsible for writing these promotions and monitor its editing and coordinate its airing. He is in charge of maintaining the highest quality standards in music and institutional jingles; he is the director of special reports; he is the Artistic Producer of the whole broadcast...

He is Juan Pablo Córdoba.

He studied Social Communication (UBA - University of Buenos Aires) and Multimedia Production (EMBA), and he is a vital part of Radio Mitre since 2004.

Randall Davidson

Director of Radio Services
WRST-FM
USA

Randall Davidson is the Director of Radio Services and Senior Lecturer in Radio TV Film at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Prior to joining UWO he spent eighteen years with Wisconsin Public Radio in Madison, where he was a news producer and the network's afternoon newscaster. He also was the network's chief announcer, training new announcers and filling in on music programs where needed, most often on Simply Folk, the network's weekly folk music program. In addition to his on-air work, Davidson also served as the unofficial historian of WPR, answering listener questions about the early years and keeping track of historical artifacts and collections relating to the network's history. His book on the topic, "9XM Talking: WHA Radio and the Wisconsin Idea" was published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2006. It was honored by the Wisconsin State Historical Society as the best book on Wisconsin history published that year. Davidson's broadcasting work has won awards from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association and the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association. In 2014, his work as an educator was recognized when he was named a recipient of UWO's Edward M. Penson Distinguished Teaching Award. Davidson began his radio career at UW Oshkosh's station WRST-FM. While in college, he worked as an announcer at Appleton, Wisconsin commercial station WHBY-AM and while in graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he reported for United Press International. He is a native of Neenah, Wisconsin.

Nick Davis

Manager, Program Development
CBC Radio
CANADA

Nicholas Davis has worked in radio, television and print for the past 27 years covering everything from current affairs to the arts. He has won many awards for his journalism, including a 2006 Gabriel Award.

For the past 17 years Nicholas has worked at CBC as a reporter and producer -- most notably as Senior Producer for Metro Morning, the number one morning show in Toronto.

He’s currently the Manager of Program Development for CBC, where he is responsible for the ongoing development of local programming in radio, television and online.

Andrika De Lanerolle

Audio Producer
AMI-Audio, Accessible Media Inc
CANADA

Andrika De Lanerolle is an award-winning producer. She has been a New York Festivals Jury Member since 2016.
She began her career in radio as a music show host and producer for CHRY 105.5FM in Toronto. There, she was recognized by the Government of Ontario for her efforts and contribution.

In 2012, Andrika began producing for AMI-audio’s Sirius Satellite channel. She later became producer of original programming, directing entertainment shows like ‘Mosaic City’ and 'Kelly and Company’.

Across her ten years of experience, Andrika has produced several award-winning documentaries including “St. John’s: In Through the Narrows,” a finalist at the 2016 New York Festivals Radio Awards. She also produced “Two Steps Forward: Indigenous and Disabled in Saskatchewan,” a finalist for a 2017 RTDNA award in Canada.

Andrika is currently producing AMI-audio’s long-form interview show ‘The Pulse’ and co-produces their morning news show ‘Live From Studio 5.’

Outside of producing, you can catch her talking about her favourite albums, what she had for lunch and her opinions on the latest Hollywood flicks.

Dave Deno

Creative Director
Salem Media Group
USA

Dave Deno is the Creative Director at Salem Media LA, a group of 5 radio stations. He is also the moderator and producer of the nationally syndicated program, Champions of Justice and the announcer on Hope For Today. Dave has been featured as a narrator and singer on several recordings for Maranatha Music. He was a gold medal winner at the 2017 New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards

James Devlin

Programme Manager & Head of Music
Q Radio
UNITED KINGDOM

James Devlin has been working in radio in Northern Ireland for nearly a quarter of a century, and in that time he's worked as a presenter, news reporter, news reader and news editor, commercial producer and music scheduler.

His current role as Programme Manager and Head of Music at Q Radio has coincided with the group's emergence as a force to be reckoned with in the awards sphere, with wins and nominations in the ARIAS, IMROs and New York Radio Awards.

Evelyn Doerr

Director
ARD
GERMANY

Dr. Evelyn Dörr studied Theatre, Dance and Music in Berlin. Since 2001 she has worked as a radio director and writer. Her radio drama features have been nominated for prestigious European and American radio awards (Prix Italia, PRIX EUROPA, New York Festivals, Prix Marulic and Grand Prix Nova) and have been arranged by German theaters (Deutsches Theater Berlin) as theatre plays. She is the founder of the Edition Akustische Bühne with its first number The Man in the Moon. A Radioballett with Charlie Chaplin. Currently she is working for Swiss radio.

Pat Duggins

News Director
Alabama Public Radio
USA

Pat Duggins is News Director at Alabama Public Radio, an internationally recognized and international award-winning journalist, and a published author. He covered 103 NASA Space Shuttle missions, including 14 years on National Public Radio. Within a year and a half of re-organizing the APR newsroom, Duggins and the team were generously honored with the National Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence alongside NBC network TV, CBS Network Radio, and the Associated Press. The APR news team has won over 50 awards for journalism excellence since Duggins’ arrival—one third of which are at the national or international level.

Anna Foster

Presenter
BBC Radio 5 live
UNITED KINGDOM

Anna presents Drive on Radio 5 live - the BBC's national news and sports network - and has reported on major stories across the UK and around the world for the last 15 years. A multiple New York Radio Award winner, she has traveled to Sierra Leone to tell the story of the Ebola outbreak, reported from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, explored the famine in South Sudan and covered terror attacks throughout Europe. She’s passionate about developing the next generation of journalists, and in particular increasing the visibility of women in the media, offering encouragement and mentoring. 
 

Michael Freedman

Senior Vice President & Professor of Journali
University of Maryland University College (UMUC) & George Washington University
USA

Michael Freedman is a 35-year radio executive, broadcast journalist, university administrator and professor. He has served with distinction as general manager of CBS Radio Network News, vice president and managing editor for the Broadcast Division of United Press International, leadership press secretary to the Democratic Whip of the United States House of Representatives, vice president and professor of journalism at The George Washington University, and (currently) senior vice president and professor at University of Maryland University College. In addition, Freedman serves as executive producer of the acclaimed public broadcasting series The Kalb Report, This Just In!, and GW Presents American Jazz (in collaboration with the legendary Tony Bennett). Over the course of his career, Freedman and his teams have earned more than 85 honors for broadcast excellence including 14 Edward R. Murrow awards from RTNDA, five Gold World Medals in New York Festivals International Radio Awards competitions and the 2012 overall Grand Award from the New York Festivals for "The Kalb Report." He is co-author of The Broadcast Voice Handbook, contributing writer for Broadcasting Through Crisis, The Encyclopedia of Journalism, and Responsible Journalism, and co-editor of Write Me a Letter, The Wit and Wisdom of GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg.

Maddy Fryer

Exec Producer - PopAsia
SBS Corporation
AUSTRALIA

Maddy has worked for SBS Australia for over 10 years and has been the Executive Producer of SBS PopAsia since 2010. SBS PopAsia is a Digital Radio Station for young multicultural Australians. The fans are actively engaged in Radio, TV and Online Content. Prior to SBS PopAsia, Maddy led the youth team from the program - Alchemy, who in 2008 became Silver Medal Recipients of United Nations Department of Public Information Award – on the Stolen Generation in Australia. Maddy loves where radio and the media are taking the world but nothing will ever beat great content, on any platform.

Valerie Geller

President
Geller Media International
USA

International Broadcast Consultant VALERIE GELLER is president of Geller Media International. She works with top broadcasters in radio, TV, internet throughout the world, and has consulted on several award winning documentary films. As a content and story consultant, trainer and seminar leader, Using proven methods she developed over years of working in 35 countries with over 500 radio and television stations, Geller coaches and trains on air personalities, programmers, producers and broadcast news journalists to become more Powerful Communicators Geller has worked with some of the top personalities in the world. to get, keep and grow their audiences using the proven POWERFUL COMMUNICATOR techniques - Geller, a former program director (WABC, New York) and News Director (K101, San Francisco) has been training broadcasters since 1991. Her clients in Europe have included LBC, The BBC, Australia's ABC Sweden's MTG,

SLOBODAN GOVORCIN

Editor of drama and fiction program
RTV VOJVODINA
SERBIA

Slobodan Govor?in, holds B.A. in dramaturgy.

He is Editor in Drama and fiction Department with the Public media institution RTV Vojvodina in Serbia.

He has been a jury member of international radio drama festivals for several times now.

He also served as a selector for national amateur theatre festivals and for the festival of monodrama for children.

As the author of radio dramas he won awards at the Prix ex Aequo in Slovakia and at the Festival of Best Radio Shows in New York. He was preselected at Prix Europa in Berlin, Prix Nova in Bucharest, HearNow in Kansas and UK radio drama festival in Herne Bay.

Marlene Groihofer

Radio Editor
ORF
AUSTRIA

Marlene Groihofer is an Austrian radio journalist and book author. She currently works as an editor for the Austrian Broadcasting Company in Lower Austria, doing radio, TV and online journalism. Previously, she has worked with radio klassik Stephansdom, a Viennese private radio station. Her features for the station have won numerous prizes nationally as well as internationally, and have been awarded Gold at the New York Festivals in 2017. Groihofer has recently published her first book, „Gelebt, erlebt, überlebt“, a bestselling biography of Gertrude Pressburger, an Auschwitz survivor and advocate against political extremism.

Viplove Gupte

Chief Programming Officer
MY FM
INDIA

Format radio professional with over 21 years of total experience out of which 16 years have been spent in creative, content and music programming.

Started off as a copywriter in advertising in an agency in Central India, making a move to radio after 6 years by being the first ever programming head of first radio station of Radio Mirchi (ENIL, Times of India group).

With a brief stint with Mirchi Movies for 2 years, moved back to radio as National Programming Head of MY FM and launched 16 live stations of the network in less than 2 years. Moved to head the programming of  BIG FM (the largest radio network of India with 45 live stations).

Since 2012, came back to MY FM as Chief Programming Officer and has already launched 10 more stations.

Saiam Hasan

Creative
Music Broadcast Ltd.
INDIA

Saiam Hasan is a Creative Writer, Producer, Voice Artist, and an independent Musician. He has an experience of over 7 years; since 2012 till date.

During these years he has worked in the most frontline radio stations, creating an unmistakable style through words & sounds. He is currently associated with Radio City, India. Saiam is responsible for looking after many aspects of the Creative and sound output in Radio City, India, and for maintaining the highest quality standards. His work has already won him 5 New York Radio Awards till now and many more national radio awards like ACEF, Golden Mikes etc.

Mike Hogan

Producer
Classic Hits 4FM
UNITED KINGDOM

Mike Hogan is a multi-award winning radio producer and presenter based in Dublin, Ireland. Mike specializes in Entertainment Breakfast, Hot Talk shows, and Documentaries. He has been very successful in each style. He currently produces the ‘PJ and Jim in the Morning’ breakfast show on Classic Hits. The programme has claimed gold in the Irish IMRO radio awards for the last two years running. Mike lives and breathes radio. He started his obsession at 15 years of age by purchasing a transmitter and aerial and broadcasting from his parents’ garden shed. He knows good radio when he hears it and is excited to listen to the best in the world by judging the New York Radio Awards.

Matt Hopper

Co-founder
Trisonic
UNITED KINGDOM

Matt has worked in the radio industry for more than 35 years, and in 2018 founded Trisonic, a specialist audio creative and media agency. Trisonic creates and promotes the use of audio in all its forms.

Matt was a pioneer in the field of radio commercial production, has extensive experience in creating editorial audio content and programme management. He is a highly skilled radio copywriter, audio producer and director in his own right, and also founded Spiteful Puppet Entertainment, whose audio dramas have scooped numerous accolades from the BBC and New York Festivals.

Michael Iantorno

Audio Producer
Independent
CANADA

Michael Iantorno is a graduate student, radio producer, writer, and game designer located in Montreal, Canada. His research documents online subcultures of videogame hacking.

Prior to his return to academia, Michael spent ten years working in the Canadian media industry. As a radio producer at Accessible Media Inc, he produced numerous documentaries and programs which focused on advocacy and social justice issues. His work has been recognized by the RTDNA, NCRA, IAAIS, and New York Festivals Radio Awards.

Will Jackson

Managing Director
Audio UK
UNITED KINGDOM

Will Jackson is Managing Director of AudioUK, the trade body for UK audio-led production companies working on radio, podcasts, audiobooks and more. Alongside this, Will also works on other radio and audio projects, including the International Radio Festival, and writing for Radio World and RadioToday.co.uk.

James Keen

Managing Editor
Heart Essex
UNITED KINGDOM

James has worked in radio for more than 20 years, as a Journalist, Presenter, Head of News, Programme Controller and Regional Managing Director. He has worked for GWR Group, GCap Media, UKRD and is currently Managing Editor for Global Radio’s market-leading station Heart Essex.
 
James is a former chair of the Anglian branch of the Radio Academy and has taught media at the UK’s National Police Training College and for Cambridgeshire Constabulary.

Gregory Kelly

Executive Producer - Ideas
CBC Radio One
CANADA

Greg Kelly is the Executive Producer of the CBC Radio Program IDEAS. Before that, he was Editor of the Radio Netherlands Program The State We're In and Senior Producer and co-creator of American Public Media's The Story.

Greg's documentaries in both radio and television have won multiple international awards and honours. Unlike most of his peers, he does not have his own podcast.

Della Kilroy

Talent
RTE Radio Dublin
UNITED KINGDOM

Della Kilroy is an award-winning broadcast journalist working with RTE, Ireland's public service broadcaster. She currently reports for the weekday current affairs show 'Drivetime with Mary Wilson' on RTE Radio One, as well as presenting and reporting on other platforms across RTE. Della produces investigative series as well as regularly reporting on social justice issues. Her international coverage has included topics covering drug-trafficking in Colombia, life for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, climate change in Malawi, conditions for Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan, and a series documenting the journey refugees take fleeing Libya across the Mediterranean Sea.

Jeff Kirkwood

Producer
Independent
CANADA

I started in radio October 1, 1982 and started at CHUM in Toronto October 12, 1985 as an on-air producer. By March of 1989 I was finally a commercial producer. I have been fortunate enough to win several major awards including a total of 14 from the New York Festivals(including 2 Gold and 2 Grand Awards), 2 IBA awards ( including 1 Gold) and a Gold Award from the Crystal Awards here in Canada. I have been the Production Manager for BELL Media (formerly CHUM) since July 2002 and am now managing a total of 7 stations. Hobbies include not getting haircuts, fishing when I can, exercising when my body will allow, using profanity frequently and playing guitar.

Matt Lissack

Programme Manager
Capital South Wales
UNITED KINGDOM

He started his career as a presenter on a variety of radio stations across the UK, such as Plymouth Sound, Gemini FM, and GWR FM.
He has also hosted programmes on Capital 95.8 in London and The Capital Network – broadcasting to many major radio markets such as London, Birmingham, and Manchester.

Before moving into a Programming role, he spent the last six years co-hosting Capital Breakfast in South Wales. The show won the coveted ‘Best Breakfast Show’ at the Arqiva Radio Awards, both in 2014 and 2016, whilst securing two extra nominations on top of that.

Rosario Lufrano

Journalist
Radio Rivdavia
ARGENTINA

Rosario Lufrano has a degree in Journalism. She began her career at the start of democracy in 1983.

She has been involved in producing and hosting various programs on Radio Belgrano, Mitre, Continental, American, National and Rivadavia. On Radio Rivadavia, Lufrano currently hosts "I Say What I think." Among the documentaries which aired on that program were "30 Years Of Democracy: Everybody’s Story” which won the Gold at the New York Festivals and “Human Trafficking: Merchants of Innocence" which was awarded the Ondas award, the highest award given by Cadena Ser in Spain, in the presence of Pope Francisco.

On television, she was the creator of Public TV whose programming received 6 Martin Fierro and TV Fund Gold, the most important distinctions in Argentina and by hosting the program "Telefe Noticias" she claimed a Marin Fierro.

John MacCalman

Broadcast Producer/Consultant
Independent
UNITED KINGDOM

I was one of the original employees at Radio Clyde in Glasgow joining the station in November 1973.

Through the 80s and 90s, I was Production Controller for Radio Clyde when the station won "Sony Station of the Year" 3 times and was nominated twice. I was also the producer on two Sony Award-winning shows for Best Rock and Pop Programme - Hue and Cry (1989) and The Big Day C1 (1991). I have 10 New York Radio World Medals as producer or co-producer.

Among the other career highlights was the innovatory series of 17 annual open-air Kelvingrove Free Music Festivals which provided to launch pad for many local bands performing original music.

I have always had an interest in aviation and have produced three critically acclaimed aviation documentaries.
Doing the Continental – An hour-long examination of Continental’s first brush with Chapter 11 made in 1985/86 and featuring Continental pilots and crew, the FAA, and an exclusive interview with Phil Bakes.
Britannia 300 Alpha: An early Fly on the Wall documentary where we join Captain Marshall Hall and his crew from briefing to landing at destination on a charter flight from Glasgow Scotland to Orlando, Florida. This show won the Gold Medal for Best Documentary at the International Radio Festival of New York in 1992.
Tales from Kai Tak: 1998 documentary about the old Hong Kong Kai Tak Airport which closed on 6th July that year.
In 2000 I moved across to work on 3C - Continuous Cool Country - SRH's award-winning contribution to the DAB output that provided a 24 country music service that no other UK broadcaster could match.
In June of 2006, I was appointed Web Editor for Radio Clyde. As web editor, I increased the unique users on the Clyde1.com site from 37,056 (June 06) to 153,681 (May 07) and the page impressions from 284,403 (June 06) to 1,077,543 (May 07) and increased the VIP club membership from 13194 to 22,983.
All of this was achieved by ensuring the Website was as dynamic as the station. If it happened on air, it would be on the web.
In June of 2007, I accepted a voluntary redundancy package fro E-map the new owners of Radio Clyde and now work as a Freelance Broadcast Consultant, Travel & Aviation Journalist, and Web Editor.

Angie Man

Radio Producer
RTHK
HONG KONG

Angie Man is a Multimedia Editor of Radio 3, RTHK. She used to be a journalist for local Chinese newspapers and worked for different online platforms. In 2008, she joined RTHK and has worked as producer and web content editor.  She also has managed several RTHK online projects like Bookmarks, Teen Time, Hong Kong's Top Story etc. 

Liliana Manna

Journalist
Radio Rivadavia
ARGENTINA

Liliana Manna is a journalist who graduated in 1972 from the School of Journalism of the city of Buenos Aires and 1974 from the Institute of Radio Education.

She was the first woman in Argentina radio to be named a writer-broadcaster in the News Service of Radio Belgrano and served as producer on various radio and television programs.

In 7 opportunities, Manna was awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies at the New York Festivals. The last occasion was in 2014 where she won the Gold for Best Documentary for “30 Years of Democracy: Everybody’s Story.” Also in 2014 she won the Ondas Award, awarded by the Cadena Ser Spain, for best documentary radio program in the world “Human Trafficking: Merchants of Innocence” which on December 3rd was delivered in a special audience with Pope Francisco.

Other international awards have included: (with journalist Nelson Castro) the "King of Spain" International Award. First distinction achieved by Argentine journalist radio special program broadcast by Radio Del Plata LS 10 on December 10, 1992: "10 Years of Democracy: A Decade to Remember".

Nationally, Martin Fierro '96 for best radio news program; the Diploma of Merit Konex (1997) as one of the 100 personalities of the decade from 1987 to 1997 in the category Best Producer; also received the Lifetime Achievement Award, among others.

Daithi McMahon

Producer
Henchman Productions
UNITED KINGDOM

Daithí McMahon is an award-winning and critically acclaimed writer, sound engineer and radio producer. Daithí leads an innovative team at Henchman Productions which specializes in radio drama and creative audio formats including docu-drama and features for local, regional and national stations in Ireland – most recently winning two Bronze New York Festivals Radio Program Awards for Best drama in 2017. He is currently writing his Ph.D. thesis at the University of Derby where he also lectures in radio production and dramatic scriptwriting. He leads the BA Radio Production and also teaches on the MA Writing for Performance and BA Media Production degrees.

Tony McShane

NightOwls Producer
Bauer Media
UNITED KINGDOM

Award winning producer Tony McShane is currently producing late night talk show, Night Owls, which has the biggest late night talk audience in the North of England. Creating shows from locations all around the world and including Alan Robson MBE’s legendary ghost hunts, documentaries and entertainment shows like ‘Alien Jesus’. He has been recognised by The Radio Academy by recently winning ‘Production Hero’ and ‘Best Comedy/Entertainment Producer’ at the production awards in London. He has over 12 years’ experience in producing and presenting various shows in both the UK and Europe. He champions amazing radio.

Neil Moore

Producer
Independent
UNITED KINGDOM

Neil Moore is an ex-Royal Navy diver turned Gold Award-winning Technical Producer and Dance Music Maestro.

With 20 years experience in producing and presenting live radio shows for the British Forces worldwide and more than 2 decades as a DJ and Audio Producer, Neil has just celebrated a landmark 600th edition of his weekly Club Culture dance show for BFBS Radio.

His back-catalogue spans over 1000 Specialist Dance Music Radio Shows, most live, and many from locations including Hostile environments, Café Mambo in Ibiza and dance festivals across Europe.

Neil’s currently the Principal Programmer Station Sound for BFBS Radio worldwide.

Eduardo Morino

Presenter
RADIO MITRE S.A.
ARGENTINA

Eduardo "Lalo" Morino is an Argentine based voice actor, broadcast journalist, scriptwriter and a professor. He's been working in the global Media Industry for the past 28 years.
Since 2000, he's been part of Radio Mitre, the leading radio station of Argentina, as a service journalist, voice talent, and radio host. Currently, Eduardo's hosting "Overnight, weekend edition" (narrative, music & news) and has been part of teams widely recognized by the industry and audiences all over the world (King of Spain Award, New York Festivals, Martin Fierro, among others).
He is the institutional voice of La100FM and Golf Channel Latin America, and he works as Voice Actor and Voice Talent in various fiction, commercial and documentary productions (DirecTV, MTV, Tenaris University-Techint Group, and others).
He is a full professor at ISER (Instituto Superior de Enseñanza Radiofónica) and an independent media & comunication consultant.
Eduardo strongly believes that Radio can empower ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

Rahul Namjoshi

Business Head
MYFM
INDIA

Rahul Combines 25 years of Sales Experience, ranging from a Fortune 500 company to the most aggressive Media house. Well versed with sales distribution channels, managing the company’s P&L. Understands the upside of risk and downsides of playing it safe. Loves to take unknown challenges in unknown field/territories, Experimental, people person, restless, quick learner.

Under Rahul’s leadership, MYFM has gained image of customer-centric organization with strong local connect in National Radio Space.

Lai Ngar (Jace) AU

Controller (Radio)
Radio Television Hong Kong
HONG KONG

Jace Au is currently Controller (Radio) and previously was Head of Public Affairs Unit in Radio Television Hong Kong. Her team produced discussion programmes on news issues and public policies. The guests and contents of these programmes were of such importance that other new media came to cover them live from time to time. In her earlier years as producer and presenter, Jace had won numerous journalistic awards such as the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Prize and the Hong Kong Human Rights Press Awards.

Jace received the British Chevening Scholarship in 1997. She was invited by the European Union to join its Visitors Programme (EUVP) in 2000. She was featured as one of the outstanding alumni in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of British Council in Hong Kong in 2008.

Helena O'Toole

Producer
Classic Hits 4FM
UNITED KINGDOM

Helena O’Toole is an experienced and award-winning producer based in Dublin, Ireland.

Helena currently works for Classic Hits and is the producer of the multi award-winning Niall Boylan Show. She produced a winning entry which took home Gold in the 2017 New York Festivals International Radio Awards for Best Regularly Scheduled talk show.

Laura Elena Padron Hernandez

Producer
Radio Educacion
MEXICO

In 1979 Laura Padron began her work in Radio Educacion. So far, she has produced more than 60 series, experimenting with all kinds of genres and formats.

She has worked for radio public service and commercial radio and is also a trainer in the field of radio across the country.

Since 1991 she has been involved in the performing arts by participating in more than 60 National and International Festivals.

She has been a member of the jury in several radio competitions in Mexico and abroad. She has received national and international awards for her work in radio and theater.

Helen Quigley

Senior Audio Producer
B7 Productions Limited
UNITED KINGDOM

Helen is a Voiceover Artist and Producer with nearly twenty years’ experience in producing audio for broadcast. As a Producer, her work includes network radio trails for the BBC’s flagship TV programming, including Poldark, Line of Duty, Doctor Foster, The Apprentice and Blue Planet II.

Previously she was a Continuity Announcer and Producer for Comedy Central UK, working with up-and-coming comedians who are now far too famous to call her any more. She also launched Robin Ince and Josie Long on their first forays into podcasting as Producer of Robin Ince’s Show and Tell and Utter Shambles.

As a Voiceover Artist she records commercials, training modules, telephone messages for major tech companies and narration for web videos – from corporate to comic – including the worldwide viral hit, Porn Sex Vs Real Sex: The Differences Explained With Food, viewed more than 17 million times on YouTube.

Juan Ramírez Paulino

Periodista
Radio Educación
MEXICO

Juan Ramirez Paulino lives in Mexico City and collaborates in commercial and public radios of Mexico. With Radio Educación, Juan participated in the New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards; and he was part of the teams that have received Gold, Silver and Bronze for the years 2014 and 2015. They include “If I Were President, I Would…!” (Best Children/Young Adult Program – Gold Radio Winner in 2014), “Surrounded by candles, sugar, colors and cempasuchil (aztec marigold) … Day of the Dead Offerings!” (Best Children/Young Adult Program – Silver Radio Winner in 2015); and “To Bite” (Culture & The Arts – Bronze Radio Winner in 2015).

Robyn Ravlich

Producer (Independent)
Robyn Ravlich
AUSTRALIA

Australian writer and independent radio feature maker following a long creative career at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as a highly-regarded producer and presenter across a range of innovative, specialist programs, including The Listening Room and Into the Music. She has collaborated with composers, performers, writers, sound artists and musicians to create unique radio works for these shows and mentored emerging radio creators and artists in residence.
Recipient of international and national awards, including New York Radio Festivals Silver and Bronze awards, the Australian Human Rights & Equal Opportunities Commission Radio Award and the United Nations Association of Australia Media Peace Prize for Radio.

Mariana Rotondaro

Head of Marketing
Radio Mitre S.A.
ARGENTINA

Mariana has a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Sciences, graduated from the University of Buenos Aires.

She’s been Head of Marketing at Radio Mitre for the past three years, working for the two leading radio broadcasts from Argentina (Radio Mitre AM790 and La 100 FM) and its digital products, managing both internal and external comms.

His professional career has more than 15 years of experience in marketing and communication areas in multinational companies (Citibank, British American Tobacco, Cencosud) and advertising agencies (JWT Buenos Aires, XAGA).

Nicolas Harry Salvarrey

Journalist
RADIO METRO S.A.
ARGENTINA

Nicolás Harry Salvarrey is an Argentinian radio journalist, producer and works as a co-host in Perros de la Calle, FM Metro 95.1. He also writes about beer, food and lifestyle as a freelancer.

Vatche Sarkisian

Consultant
Independent
USA

Independent media and political consultant. Served as Director of Program Review for the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) responsible for reviewing the news and current affairs programming for MBN’s television networks, Radio Sawa, MBN websites and social media pages. Previously, MR. Sarkisian served as Managing Editor for MBN’s two televisions networks, he was a producer with MBC US, Inc. and an International Radio Broadcaster and Production Specialist for Voice of America.

Helen Shaw

Managing Director
Athena Media
UNITED KINGDOM

Helen Shaw is founder and CEO of Athena Media, an award-winning transmedia company based in Dublin and Manchester. Helen is a former editor with the BBC and was previously MD Radio, RTÉ, Ireland's public broadcaster. Helen is herself a multi-award winning radio producer.

She's won Gold three times at New York Radio Festival, a Gold Sony in the UK and a Gold PPI at Ireland as well as a Celtic Media Festival Torc. She has been a jury member at the New York Radio Festival since 2013.

Des Shaw

Co-Founder
Zinc Media
UNITED KINGDOM

Des Shaw is Co-founder and Director of Ten Alps Radio, a multi-format independent radio production company based in London, England. Des has over 35 years experience programming radio stations and producing multi-format projects for clients including the BBC, Austereo, Sky, BP, Orange, O2, Capital Radio, Xfm, Channel 4, Absolute Radio, SiriusXM and Universal Music. Ten Alps Radio has won numerous international broadcast awards for projects featuring a diverse range of presenters including Johnny Depp, Bono, Antonio Banderas, Susan Sarandon, Jerry Hall, Cameron Crowe, Tony Visconti, Deborah Harry, John Sebastian and Anthony Daniels. Ten Alps is now re-branded as Zinc Media.

Helena Sheffield

Marketing and Communications Manager
Penguin Random House Audio UK
UNITED KINGDOM

Helena runs marketing and publicity campaigns across a variety of audiobooks published by Penguin Random House UK and the BBC, including a number of bestselling titles such as Michelle Obama’s Becoming and Philip Pullman’s The Book of Dust. She also runs the award-winning Penguin Podcast.

Peter Shevlin

Director
BlokMedia
UNITED KINGDOM

Peter has been in Radio his whole working life. Straight from University in 1996 he joined a small station in Manchester called Fortune 1458 and went on to work at BBC World Service as a Studio Manager and then as a Producer for human interest show ‘Outlook’. Radio has taken Peter around the world for stories in South East Asia Central Europe and the US. BlokMedia was set up with former BBC colleagues and Peter now produces long-form docs for BBC as well as other media outlets. Trivia – Peter used to be a club DJ in North London.

Theo SHUM

Executive Producer
Radio Television Hong Kong
HONG KONG

Theo SHUM is currently the executive producer and the programme host of two radio programmes broadcasting 6 days a week on Radio 1, RTHK. He possesses experience across multiple platforms: from a TV journalist to a web broadcast manager and now a radio producer. Theo is interested particularly in cross-media productions and his innovations gained him awards in International Digital Emmy Awards, AIB International Media Excellence Award, and etc.

Theo has been teaching Broadcasting in Hong Kong Baptist University since 2011; aiming at nurturing new talents in this rapid changing and converging media environment.

Neil Sloan

Group Programming Director
Communicorp UK
UNITED KINGDOM

Neil is the Group Programming Director for Communicorp UK, the 3rd largest commercial radio group in the country. Neil joined Communicorp UK as the Programme Controller for Capital South Wales.

He is a former Radio 1 producer where he produced Greg James’ first shows for the BBC. Neil then worked as an executive producer at Wise Buddah for their Radio 1, 1Xtra, 6 Music and Radio 2 programmes.

KEN SWEENEY

Radio Producer
Independent
UNITED KINGDOM

Ken Sweeney is an independent radio documentary maker working with RTE Radio in Ireland.

His first doc, an RTE Radio Doc One One, 'Michael Jackson's Irish Driver' won an Irish PPI Radio Award and was a finalist in the New York Festivals in 2014.

Since then his music docs on artists including influential Scottish band The Blue Nile have aired on RTE Radio, BBC Radio 6 Music, and CBC.

His latest RTE music doc 'REM Out Of Athens' won Silver at the 2018 New York Festivals.

An ex-musician, he is a regular contributor to Irish radio as Irish Showbiz Writer 2016 and 2018 at the Irish Newspaper awards

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Howie Sylvester

Executive Producer
98.5 The Sports Hub
USA

Responsible for the production of over 200 professional sports broadcasts per year Documentary Producer/Writer: programs include:

Kraftwork: 25 Years of Patriots Ownership

Rough Injustice: the Story of the 1976 New England Patriots

Too Many Memories: the Bruins-Canadiens Rivalry

All In: the Cam Neely Story

Call to the Hall: the Willie McGinest Story

Gil & Gino Behind the Mic

Hail McHale: the Kevin McHale Story

Number 33: the Larry Bird Story

Ben Taylor

Creative Director
Snappin' Turtle Productions
UNITED KINGDOM

Ben Taylor is the creative director of the multi-platform production company Snappin’ Turtle. They have produced award-winning documentaries for BBC Radio 1, 2 and 5 Live focusing on topics such as domestic abuse and homelessness plus gained exclusive access to Operation Shader’s fight against ISIS.

Alongside TBI Media they have produced national commemorative events which have worked simultaneously on multiple platforms – radio, TV, cinema and as a live event. Their biggest success was Radio 2’s D-Day concert which was the 4th most watched ‘film’ in the UK Box Office. More info www.snappinturtle.co.uk or @snappint.

Alison Toomey

Producer/Director
Real Films ltd
UNITED KINGDOM

Alison Toomey is a Producer/Director/Co-founder at Real Films TV & Radio Production Company in Ireland.
Real Films TV/Radio Production Company & Radio work has been awarded six IFTA nominations (Irish Film & Television Awards) and has won three IFTA s. Alison's radio work has won a Gold Medal at the New York Festivals 'World’s Best Radio Programs' in the 'Best International Educational Documentary' category and achieved two finalist certificates. Real Films specialize in producing high-end documentaries in Film, Television and Radio. Alison Toomey has been a Grand Jury member at the New York Festivals 'World’s Best Radio Programs' International Radio awards festival for the last five years. You can listen to Alison's work on https://soundcloud.com/alison-toomey-ireland
“Being a Grand Jury Member for the World’s Best Radio Awards is now part of my working calendar. I absolutely love it! I get to listen to radio producers work from all over the world. I always learn so much and enjoy the process immensely.”

Mark Travis

Associate Director of Media, Production
New York Philharmonic
USA

Mark Travis has over 20 years of experience in the music industry as a writer, producer, broadcaster, lecturer, and audio engineer. Since 2011, he has been the Associate Director of Media, Production for the New York Philharmonic and he has produced the orchestra's broadcasts since 2003. Mark has also served as a writer and producer for Chicago’s WFMT Radio Network where he wrote and produced over 800 nationally syndicated programs--notably the Bucksbaum Family Lyric Opera of Chicago broadcasts.

As a freelance producer, he has produced English-language broadcasts for the Berlin Philharmonic, The Suisse Romande Orchestra, the Bavarian State Opera, the Bavarian Radio Symphony, and the Milwaukee Symphony. Mr. Travis also has an extensive discography as a music-producer that ranges from recordings by the New York Philharmonic to recordings by William Warfield, Jenny Lin, Jeffrey Siegel, Susan Merdinger, Maria-Luisa Rayan-Forero and the Chicago Chorale for Deutsche Grammophon, Naxos, Random House, and Koch.

An accomplished singer and classical guitarist, Mark has served as host and producer for numerous podcasts and his writing has been published in a number of trade publications--notably Opera News. He has been part of the Insights Series roster at the New York Philharmonic since 2011 and also serves as a teaching artist for the 92Y Concerts Schools Project.

Mr. Travis is a member of NARAS and serves on both the Grand Jury and Radio Advisory Board for the New York Festivals International Broadcasting Competition. He has also served as juror and Music Committee Chair for the United States Artists panel in Los Angeles. The multiple Grammy-nominee and cancer survivor has been the recipient of over 25 medals and trophies for his broadcast work--including the 2015 Grand Jury Prize from the New York Festivals.

- See more at: http://www.marktravisproducer.com/bio/#sthash.Z7hd5JQ8.dpuf

Sakshi Verma

Product Head – National Team
DB Corp Ltd
INDIA

Ms. Sakshi Verma is the Product Head at 94.3 MY FM, the Radio Business of DB Corp Ltd. With over 15 years of experience in Radio Programming in various domains, she has been instrumental in successfully launching new radio stations at multiple locations constituting diverse demographics.

From planning fun contests to conceiving socially relevant content ideas, she has worked on engaging content for various Target Groups

An Alumni of Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad, she has experience of working with leading FM stations of the country like Radio City 91.1 and Red FM 93.5. She has also forayed in the field of Television with Gen X Entertainment Ltd (popularly known as Disney UTV now ), where she produced popular television shows and music.

Saajan Victor

Regional Programming Director - Telugu States
Radio City 91.1 FM
INDIA

Radio started off as a passion when I was just 17 & With over 13 years of experience, the love for radio still burns bright

Having started off as a Radio Jockey and now in my current role am the Regional Programming Head of Hyderabad and Vizag for Radio City 91.1 FM

Juan Villalba

General Director Radio U
National University of Cuyo
ARGENTINA

Juan Villalba Filippini is a journalist, radio producer, screenwriter, editor and communication professor, with more than twenty years of experience in the media, especially on radio. He worked on radio stations in Argentina and made works for England, Spain and Colombia.

He has made documentaries on social issues and also radio shows on sound experimentation. One of the central concepts of his work is to relate the language of radio with the tools of art.

He received more than ten national and international awards, including the Silver Award of the New York Festival and two Martín Fierro in his country.

Currently, Villalba is the general director of Radio U of the National University of Cuyo, one of the largest public universities in Argentina.

Donald Wicklin

VP Comedy and Entertainment
SiriusXM
USA

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Will Wilkin

Producer
BBC
UNITED KINGDOM

Will is one of BBC network radio’s youngest producers. Having secured several programme commissions for Asian Network he is now one of the creative leads at the forefront of redesigning the network for a new generation of listeners. He has presented and produced in commercial stations as well as across the BBC. His work in both entertainment and documentary radio has seen him win Sony Radio Awards, New York Radio Awards, Gillards, two nominations for the Radio Academy’s Producer of the Year and, in each of the last four years, he been named as one of the Radio Academy’s 30 under 30.

Megan Williams

Radio Producer
CBC
ITALY

Megan Williams in a Canadian Rome-based foreign correspondent, writer, and radio documentary producer who can be heard regularly on CBC, Deutsche Welle, PRI-BBC's The World and other outlets around the world. Megan has reported from throughout Africa, Asia, and Europe. International recognition for her work includes numerous N Y Festivals awards including two Golds; a James Beard Award for best radio broadcast, a Gabriel Award and second place in Prix Italia for Works on Music. For the past several years, Megan has headed the jury and co-produced the Italian Golden Globe film awards. She is the author of the story collection Saving Rome.

Andrew Wright

Managing Director
Wright Communicators Ltd
UNITED KINGDOM

Andrew Wright started his career in the radio and television industry working in some of the world's most dangerous locations as a news sound recordist. He spent 10 years as a broadcaster and latterly programme producer where he developed his production and media management expertise working with programmers, advertisers, official regulators, and talented broadcasters.

His company. Wright Communicators, now helps broadcasters develop content, and businesses communicate their brand, marketing and training messages.

Andrew’s diverse and valuable experience has also led him to become a leading trainer in creative, personal communication, technical and management disciplines as well as soft skills development.

Areas of specialty, past, and present.

TV and Radio Broadcaster
Broadcasting resources Manager
Commercial Copy Writer
Professional trainer. (Advert and promotional writing, Digital production, talent development, Core skill development, Business skills.)
Company Managing Director
Sales management
Corporate consultancy (sales, communications, brand development)

Karena Wynn-Moylan

Presenter/Producer
Bay FM radio 99.9
AUSTRALIA

Karena Wynn-Moylan has a long-standing weekly show Arts Canvass on Bay FM 99.9 in Australia. She has a background in filmmaking, fine art, and music as well as radio documentary. She is also the founder of the Narratives Library which is the world’s only online archive of authors reading short extracts from their own work. She has won National and international awards for her work. She lives in Bangalow, a small village near Byron Bay.

Carole Zimmer

Journalist & Host
Independent
USA

Carole Zimmer is the host of the podcast “Now What?” about big life decisions, transitions and how you navigate all those curves in the road. She worked at Bloomberg Multimedia as a digital video and television producer as well as a radio reporter for 15 years and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Edward R. Murrow award for her radio documentary “Stalking a Silent Killer.” Before joining Bloomberg, Ms. Zimmer worked at NPR and the CBS and NBC radio networks. She has been a contributor to the New York Times, Washington Post, Harper’s and other publications.

Sue Zizza

Owner
SUEMEDIA PRODUCTIONS
USA

Sue Zizza is the owner of SueMedia Productions, a full-service audio production company based on Long Island in New York.
She is an audio producer, director, writer, and sound designer as well as an adjunct member of the Tisch Film School. Sue is also the Program Chair of the HEAR Now Festival, which helps to celebrate audio fiction productions annually in June. (www.hearnowfestival.org)

For more than 25 years she has been producing award-winning audio drama for public radio and audiobooks as well as sound for other entertainment media. Her many productions have earned her numerous Audie, Gracie, Wilbur, Communicator, Ear Phone, NY International Radio, Golden Reel, and many other awards.