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As it prepares its ninth annual edition, the Worldwide Radio Summit (WWRS), presented by A&R Worldwide and AllAccess.com, has revealed the full agenda for its 2019 event taking place March 27th – 29th.

The Worldwide Radio Summit will head to the north side of the Hollywood Hills for its 2019 debut in Burbank, CA, the "Media Capital of the World," at the newly–remodeled and decadent Castaway venue for an ultimate networking, creative and business experience. WWRS will take place right after one of the leading international music, A&R, publishing, synch, brands, ad agency, film/TV/videogames, management, streaming, digital, marketing and content distribution events – MUSEXPO (www.musexpo.net) and its “Creative Summit” as part of the week–long California Entertainment Week.

Among the many inspiring radio and music minds already confirmed to attend are included: Alissa Pollack – EVP/Global Music Marketing, iHeartMedia; Andrew Curran – President & COO, DMR/Interactive; Andrew Jeffries – EVP/Programming, iHeartMedia; António Mendes – Program Director, RFM (Portugal); Ashley Cavaliere – Production/Creative Services Director, iHeartMedia (Connecticut); Becky Brenner – VP, Albright, O'Malley & Brenner; Ben Cooper – Controller, BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra & BBC Asian Network (U.K.); Brian Kelly – VP/Programming, Entercom & Program Director, WXXS & WYMX (Milwaukee); Bryan Apple – Imaging Director, SiriusXM; Caroline Beasley – CEO, Beasley Broadcasting; Carolyn Gilbert – President, NuVooDoo; Chris Price – Head of Music, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra; Chris Williams – Chief Product Officer, iHeartRadio; Dana Cortez – Syndicated Host, Skyview Networks, ABC Radio... Read More >>

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1250 Harvard Rd. Burbank, CA U.S.A.

Confirmed Speakers

Alissa Pollack

EVP/Global Music Marketing, iHeartMedia

Andrew Curran

President & COO, DMR/Interactive

Andrew Jeffries

EVP/Programming, iHeartMedia

António Mendes

Program Director, RFM (Portugal)

Ashley Cavaliere

Production/Creative Services Director, iHeartMedia (Connecticut)

Becky Brenner

VP, Albright, O'Malley & Brenner

Ben Cooper

Controller, BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra & BBC Asian Network (U.K.)

Brian Kelly

VP/Programming, Entercom & Program Director, WXXS & WYMX (Milwaukee)

Bryan Apple

Imaging Director, SiriusXM

Caroline Beasley

CEO, Beasley Broadcasting

Carolyn Gilbert

President, NuVooDoo

Chris Price

Head of Music, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra

Chris Williams

Chief Product Officer, iHeartRadio

Dana Cortez

Syndicated Host, Skyview Networks, ABC Radio

Dennis Clark

VP/Talent Development, iHeartMedia

Denzil Lacey

Group Production Director, Wireless Group (Dublin)

Ellen K

Morning Host, KOST FM (Los Angeles)

Elvis Duran

Morning Host, Z100 (New York)

Erica Farber

President & CEO, RAB

Fred Jacobs

President & Founder, Jacobs Media

George Cook

Program Director, KKDA & KRNB (Dallas)

Ginny Morris

Chairman & CEO, Hubbard Broadcasting

Issa Lopez

Voiceover Artist

Jackson Davies

Content Producer, BBC Radio 1

Jacqueline Saturn

President, Caroline

Jake Kaplan

Imaging Director, 97-1 AMP Radio (Los Angeles)

Jayde Donovan

Radio/TV Personality & Social Media Influencer

Jeremy Sinon

VP/Digital, Hubbard Broadcasting

Joe Cipriano

Voiceover Artist

John Boyne

EVP/Sr. Consultant, Coleman Insights

J.T. Tarrants

Program Director, WCSX/Detroit

Justin Chase

EVP, Programming, Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.

Kelly Doherty

President, K3 Creative

Kim Guthrie

President, Cox Media Group

Leigh Jacobs

EVP, Perceptual Research, NuVooDoo

Leslie Scott

Program Director, KNDD (Seattle)

Lori Lewis

Digital Brand Strategist

Louie Diaz

VP/Contemporary Programming, Cumulus

Mark Adams

Program Director, KIOI & KYLD (San Francisco)

Mark Sutherland

Editor, Music Week (U.K.)

Melissa Thom

Voiceover Artist

Michael Steele

Director/Playlist Programming & Development, Warner Music Group

Mike McVay

EVP/Programming, Cumulus Media

Miles Hlivko

Director/Imaging, KIIS-FM (Los Angeles)

Nate Zeitz

VP Affiliate/Imaging Division, CESD Talent Agency

Ollie Wards

Content Director, Triple J (Australia)

Orlando Davis

Program Director/Mornings, WLLD (Tampa)

Phil Guerini

VP, Music Strategy/GM, Radio Disney Worldwide

Randy Lane

The Randy Lane Company

Ricky Villa

Program Director, KQMV (Seattle)

Sam Milkman

EVP/Sr. Consultant, Coleman Insights

Scott Lindy

Partner Success Consultant, Futuri Media

Steve Stone

Voiceover Artist

Thea Mitchem

EVP/Programming, NE Division, iHeartMedia (New York)

Tim Clarke

VP/Audience & Content For Radio, Cox

Warren Kurtzman

President, Coleman Insights

Worldwide Radio Summit Endorsements

Jimmy Steal
VP of Programming Emmis & Program Director Power 106 Los Angeles

"In the USA alone radio reaches 293,839,000* listeners every week! That's 93% of all consumers in the USA! It's our job to entertain, inform, and help in the discovery of new music every time they turn the radio on...what an exciting and rewarding way to have a positive and lasting impact on our audiences!"
* Source: RADAR 105, June 2010 Copyright Arbitron (Monday-Sunday 24-Hour Weekly Cume Estimate)

Leslie Fram
Music Director, CMT

"There was a time and era when radio changed the world. As technology evolved and continues to rapidly develop, radio is still a major influence for music discovery, local news and information and personalities that entertain on a daily basis." .

Mike Walsh
Deputy Programme Director/Head Of Music, Radio X (UK)

"Radio is still, by far, the most effective and emotive way of communicating passion for music."

Marc Young
Program Director, KEXX/Phoenix

"We all associate particular songs to key moments in life; no matter where we live or what language we speak. Radio has been and will continue to be the most effective medium of delivering those moments to the masses for FREE."

Ande MacPherson
General Manager, George FM & Kiwi FM, New Zealand

"Making emotional connections through being personal, portable and reflecting life right now are as important as ever. Plus radio has always been the great aggregator - this consumer offer is only becoming more valuable in our noisy, fragmented world. But it needs to be delivered as part of an on-going conversation where listeners can feedback, influence and get the bits they value when they want them. The future is bright."

Andrew Phillips
Media Consultant (UK)

Radio as a medium cannot be buried or ignored it continues to influence all other mediums and reflect societies cultural state. Video did not kill the radio star, neither did podcasts or Mp3's, not even streaming or 'listen again' options have destroyed the 'LIVE' power of radio.

Presenters, Programmers and producers in radio are some of the most 'aware' people in the world. They must be in touch with the heart beat of society, find the language and the songs that touch and connect with everyday people.

The radio summit is essential to remind both individuals and corporate monsters that the human voice is the most powerful medium and without listeners we don't have anyone to talk to. "


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