The Jewell Ryan-White Award for Cultural Diversity
Chris Loos (iDream)

Chris Loos, born in Pasadena before moving to Monrovia, California, and graduated from Monrovia High School in 1993, is a respected music business professional with a career spanning over 30 years. With a focus on community and a dedication to seeing young people succeed, Chris has made notable contributions to both the radio industry and society at large. '

While Loos pursued telecommunications studies at Pasadena City college, his true passion and talent lies in the realm of music and broadcasting. Notable among his achievements is normalizing artist radio interviews on YouTube. He did that first. He also played a pivotal role in the successful relaunch of the iconic radio station Kday in Los Angeles on the FM dial.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Loos is an avid community activist, driven by his unwavering commitment to see young people thrive. He dedicates his time and efforts to championing their success and creating opportunities for growth. When he's not working, Chris enjoys playing basketball, pickleball, foosball, and ping pong, with his son. 

List of Winners by Year

2024 - Chris Loos, (IDream)
2023-   Leon Taylor
2022 - Zenaida Mendez 
2021 - Jean Lewis, Community Media Center of Carrol County
2020 - Kathryn "KatMeow" Garcia
2019 - Shannon Gee, Seattle Channel
2018 - Tia Price
2017 - T-Time in Olympia (Presented to producers Staci Layton, Amy Layton, Lucas Miller, and Melissa Miller)
2016 - Bepsie Perry, Hello! West Hartford
2015 – Jennifer Dynes, MetroEast Community Media
2014 - Chag Lowry, Native Cultures Fund, part of the Humboldt Area Foundation
2013 – Kim Lawson, CreaTV San Jose
2012 – Kwame McDonald, St. Paul Neighborhood Network
2010 – Richard Rosenthal
2009 – Cherie Tessier
2008 – Graciela Rivera Oven
2007 – Michael Zinzin
2006 – Edmund Broussard, Berkeley Community Media
2005 – Malkia Cyril
2004 – Thenmozhi Sondararajan
2003 – Tarek Bagdadi, Minneapolis Telecommunications Network
2002 – Onida Coward-Mayers
2001 – Azaka Ajanaku
2000 – Ben and Sue Charles – Native Media (Tacoma, Washington)
1999 – Richard Turner
1998 – CeCe Pinheiro
1997 – Fernando Moreno
1996 – Rick Maultra
1995 – Maggie Johnson-Reese
1994 – Curtis Henderson
1993 – Jewell Ryan-White