Radio’s African-American Future Leaders


The 2015 Future African-American Future Leaders in Radio List

We’ve been told our increasingly popular list of future African-American leaders, now in its third year, has become a recruiting tool for many companies. Kudos to those on our 2013 and 2014 lists who have advanced in radio — reinforcing the accuracy of our selection process. As it has in previous years, this list includes both experienced pros and young talent who all have one thing in common: They are making a lot of noise in the radio industry.

They are not afraid to challenge the status quo, take chances, and work as hard as it takes to make it to the next level. Every member of this list was nominated by a respected peer and voted on by a panel of experienced managers across the industry. All the individuals on the pages that follow are gifted and respected and above all have a passion and love for radio that will result in their becoming their industry’s next group of leaders. Radio Ink is pleased and proud to present the 2015 African-American Future Leaders in Radio.

Eric Baker
General Sales Manager
KMJQ-FM (Majic 102.1)/Houston
Radio One

Adiesa Brown
VP/Sales, Katz Group Sales
New York City
Katz Radio Group

Ryan Cameron
The Ryan Cameron
Morning Show With Wanda Smith
CBS Radio

Dawn Campbell
APD, WCFB & WPYO/Orlando
Promotions Manager, WCFB
Cox Media Group

Ivy Elam
Market President
Augusta, GA

Sheila Eldridge
Cafe Mocha Radio Show
Miles Ahead Broadcasting

Ellis B Feaster
Morning Personality
WPOZ-FM (Z88.3)/Orlando
Central Florida Educational Foundation

Sharon Frank
MD/Evening Host
KMEL-FM/San Francisco

Venus Hammel
Senior Account Manager
CBS Radio
Las Vegas

Wayne Jones
Local Sales Manager
Austin, TX
Entercom Communications

Alana Thomas Lujan
General Sales Manager
Cox Media Group

Mark McCray
Radio One

Felicia Middlebrooks
Morning Drive Anchor
WBBM Newsradio 780AM & 105.9 FM/Chicago
CBS Radio

Steve Mills
Manager, Stream Quality & Support
Cumulus Media

Terry Monday
VP/Radio Programming
Perry Publishing & Broadcasting
Oklahoma City

Genelle Niblack-Kelley
VP/Director of Sales, National Sales
Washington, DC; Rockville, MD

Brittney Quarles
Account Executive
Richmond, VA
Radio One

Kim Reed
Account Manager
Reach Media

Patricia Robinson
Director of HR,
Assistant Controller
Hot 97, WBLS, WLIB/New York

Reggie Rouse
VP/Urban Programming
Program Director, WVEE (V103)/Atlanta
CBS Radio

Kianna Wade
Program Director
WVBE/Roanoke-Lynchburg, VA
Wheeler Broadcasting


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