COLUMBIA, 11/16/11 (Beat Byte) -- Broadcasting pollster Edison Research has named Leslie Scott, (far left) a program director and morning presenter at Columbia radio stations KBXR and KBBM, a 2011 "30 Under 30" radio industry broadcast professional.
Scott is the only Missouri radio professional so honored, from a nationwide group in New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, and other communities both large and small. Only the third such award, Edison did its first “30 Under 30” searches in 2007 and 2008, returning via popular demand after a hiatus.
"Over the last month, we’ve received more than 200 nominations. Nominees had to be no older than 30 years as of Oct. 1, 2011," said Edison representative Tom Webster. "We were surprised and thrilled with both the quality and the quantity of the 2011 '30 Under 30' nominees."
Honorees range from a 23-year-old large market program director to the 30-year-old inventor of USB turntable and Internet radio devices, Edison noted in an official release. The honorees include on-air talent, programmers, Chief Engineers, station owners, syndicators, and sales managers. They represent 22 different companies with formats such as Country, Urban, Public Radio, Christian, and Top 40.
"It is no longer possible to say that radio suffers from a lack of young broadcasters interested in the medium," Webster said.