2010 Judges Bios
Steve began his 20-year radio career in 1969 at the tender age of 16, and spent 11 years at KIOA in Des Moines, Iowa. For the past 19 years, he has owned and operated Radio Garage Productions.
Steve is also an actor who has appeared in many local productions in his home town. He was cast in two feature films this past summer: as the paint ball tournament announcer in the movie “Splatter” and as Adriene Brody's boss in the opening scene of “The Experiment.” Steve was also named "Best Actor" at this year’s 48 Film Festival in Des Moine
Dave’s made his living in radio for the past 25 years. During that time he’s worked both on the air and in the production studio, writing and producing countless commercials. His career has taken him to several markets, including Atlanta, Cincinnati, and Jacksonville.
Currently, Dave is Station Branding Manager for Clear Channel. He provides resources, guidance, and networking tools to staff members at Clear Channel stations across the United States to help them better brand their radio stations. And, yes, he’s still writing and producing spots and promos for Clear Channel stations.
Michael is the Director of the University of Dayton Media Production Group. For 20 years he has produced and directed video and multimedia projects for a variety of businesses and organizations. Mike’s work has been honored in many regional, national and international competitions. He’s won 14 Tellys, as well as “Best of Show” at the 2006 Greater Dayton Advertising Association ADDY Awards.
A past-president of the Ohio Valley Chapter of Media Communications Association International, Mike was named one of 2003’s 35 “Top Producers” in video and multimedia by Studio Monthly magazine. And members of the Greater Dayton Advertising Association named Mike the best Video/Film/Post-production representative in 2007, 2008 and 2009.