2013 Judges Bios

2013 Judges:

Ricky Roo Ricky Roo
I've been in broadcasting for about 20 years, holding nearly every job radio has to offer. I found my calling in production and love nothing more than being in a prod room making noise for clients. I most recently was VP Creative for TM Studios(a division of Dial Global) in Dallas, Texas. I led a team of jingle writers, singers, copy writers, and voice talents. Satisfied clients included WalMart, BestBuy, and Napa to name a few.
Andy West Andy West
Andy West is currently Creative Services Director at Sports Radio 92-9 The Game in Atlanta.  Andy has also worked in New York City, Philadelphia, Houston, Baltimore and Kansas City producing formats such as Top 40, Alternative, Rock, and Classic R&B.  Andy’s work has won many awards over his 23 years in radio and he still finds the time to produce a weekly music show called “Lost & Found” which airs on stations all over the country including the world famous KFOG in San Francisco.
Kurt Kleidon Kurt Kleidon
True to his high-achievement roots, Kurt Kleidon joined Kleidon & Associates after stints as a college English teacher and as the founding editor of Baker Publishing's Akron Life & Leisure magazine. Multi-talented and armed with a broad grasp of marketing and public relations, he directs Kleidon's public relations and online marketing, including SEO, search marketing and social media. He develops integrated PR/advertising/social media strategies and guides clients through the intricacies of blending traditional and new media. A writer, videographer and photographer, Kurt puts his talents to good use for clients, on his photography website, and by serving on boards at Old Trail School, the University of Akron and John Carroll University. With a history as a racing sailor, college hurdler and decathlete, Kurt has long been comfortable in the fast lane.