2008 Radio Jury

Jury President
Doug Zanger
CEO/Creative Director
Xhang Creative, Portland

Doug Zanger didn't anticipate a career in radio and advertising when he graduated from the University of Denver with an International Studies degree. But the New Jersey boy, by way of Minneapolis, found himself manning weekends at a local radio station from midnight to 6am in Portland, Oregon. From that point on, his path was set. Doug went from on-air to morning show producer, to production/creative director for Rose City Radio before heading to Entercom Portland in 2004, where he served as creative director. In 2000, Doug started his own radio/audio advertising and marketing/branding agency. What began as a voice-over tax haven, became what's known today as Xhang Creative.

In 2007 Doug decided to pursue his dream of running the agency full-time, and Xhang Creative has since taken off, supporting clients from the Pacific Northwest, New York, Boston, San Francisco, Miami and Richmond, Virginia. As the founder CEO for Xhang Creative, he continually spreads the gospel of good creative, content and strategy. He is passionate about the auditory medium and strives to create change, working side-by-side with the Radio Advertising Bureau. As an adjunct professor at Mount Hood Community College in Oregon, Doug teaches younger generations about the importance of radio and advertising.

He is also an active donor for the Freeplay Foundation, a non-profit organization that distributes hand-cranked and solar powered radios to remote areas of Africa with the purpose of delivering content and messaging that helps stem the tide of poverty.

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Art director
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David Carden
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Paul Carter
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Bob Case
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Dan Durazo

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Marketing Specialist
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Drew Frohmann
Writer / Director
Pirate Radio


Joe Gerlitz
Senior Copywriter
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Jill Kershaw
Executive Integrated Producer
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Alistair King
Creative Director
King James
Cape Town

Melissa Kunde
Executive Director
Portland Area Radio Council

Chris Mchale
Partner / Director
Pirate Radio
New York

Deborah Morrison
Chambers Distinguished Professor
of Advertising
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon

Tom Murphy
Creative Director

Mark Nardi
Senior Vice President
Associate Creative Director
Hill, Holliday

Kyle O'Brien
Xhang Creative
Portland, Oregon


Kelly O'Keefe
VCU Brandcenter
Professor & Director of Education

Sam Pond
President/Creative Director
Pond Radio Entertainment
San Francisco

Dejan Rasic
Executive Creative Director
Colman Rasic Carrasco

Stacy Stahl
Owner / Voice Talet Agent
In Both Ears - World Class Voices
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Rob Townsend
Senior Sound Engineer
Angell Sound Studios

Gary Walker
Senior Writer
Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO