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WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2018 EVENT SCHEDULE


Wednesday, May 2nd  


3:30PM – 8:30PM
REGISTRATION OPEN – WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2018 CHECK-IN
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD – 2nd Floor Great Room Lobby)

7:00PM - 8:00PM
STRANGE MUSIC WELCOME PARTY
STRANGE MUSIC HQ (Hollywood Highland Center)
FEATURING A PERFORMANCE BY: Mackenzie Nicole

8:00PM - 10:30PM
OPENING NIGHT VIP NETWORKING MIXER
HARD ROCK CAFÉ HOLLYWOOD (Hollywood Highland Center)
HOSTED BY:TM EVO
FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY: Andreas Moss, Mackenzie Nicole & RedOne
(WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2018 registration required to attend)


Thursday, May 3rd  


8:00AM - 6:00PM
REGISTRATION OPEN - WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2018 CHECK-IN
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD - 2nd Floor Great Room Lobby)

8:00AM - 6:00PM
FUTURI COFFEE LOUNGE
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD - 2nd Floor, Studio 3)
PROUDLY SERVING: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf™

8:50AM - 8:55AM
WELCOME ADDRESS
FEATURING: Joel Denver - President, All Access Music Group and Sat Bisla - President & Founder, A&R Worldwide 

8:55AM - 9:00AM
RIA’S RISING STARS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
PRESENTED BY: Joel Denver, Sat Bisla and Andrew Curran - President & COO, DMR/Interactive
Each RISING STARS SCHOLARSHIP winner will receive consultant TRACY JOHNSON's brand new AUDIENCE MAGNET course -- a complete online on-demand video course to teach radio personalities to become wildly successful on-air superstars.

9:00AM - 9:15AM
BBC RADIO 1 UK KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
FEATURING: Ben Cooper - Controller, BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra & BBC Asian Network

9:15AM - 10:30AM
OPENING KEYNOTE - "Retargeting Radio For Gen Zs And Millennials! What's In Your Toolbox?"
While Nielsen Audio Ratings show that radio still has a lot of youth listening, what can radio do to evolve to include the tastes and preferences of Gen Z and Millennials to continue its leadership role in music discovery and audience impact for advertisers - for our future 25-54 audience?  A team of 2018's most influential leaders in broadcasting will candidly discuss targeting, appealing to and cultivating Millennial and Gen Z audiences across multiple platforms using digital, social, and mobile to propagate content. We'll also tackle the mining of Real-Time Data, exploring what the ideal GM, PD (Brand Mgr), Sales Mgr. of today and the future look like, aligning your company's culture for this new generation of broadcasters, and competing with DIY platforms and other media to maintain and drive share of the client's overall marketing budget to your stations.
PRESENTED BY: RCS, Media Monitors
MODERATED BY: Daniel Anstandig - President & CEO, Futuri Media

PANELISTS:
Ben Cooper - Controller, BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra & BBC Asian Network
Darren Davis - President, iHeartMedia Networks Group
Nicole Bergen - Founder & Chief Researcher, Elevate
Scott Burnell - Global Lead, Business Development & Partner Mgmt, Ford Motor Co
Tim Clarke - VP/Audience & Content, Cox Media Group

10:40AM - 11:40AM
NIELSEN AUDIO - “Measuring Gen Z And Millennials And What Makes Them Tick”
The future of radio will be defined by how well it accommodates the lifestyles and entertainment needs of Gen Z and Millennials during the next several years…what can Nielsen bring to the table to partner with radio to meet these needs in terms of ratings currency and data? And, what is radio doing to help itself?
PRESENTED BY: Harker Research
MODERATED BY: Steve Coulter - SVP/Integrated Solutions, iHeartMedia/Los Angeles

PANELISTS:
Andrew Curran - President & COO, DMR/Interactive
Erica Farber - President & CEO, RAB
Jon Miller - VP/Audience Insights, Nielsen Audio
Myron Fears - OM/PD, KPRS & KPRT-A/Kansas City

11:45AM - 11:55AM   
IRON IMAGER 
PRESENTED BY:Benztown
Brad Leask, Network Imaging Producer, Nova Entertainment, Melbourne, Australia, captured the title of World's Best Imager on Friday, May 5th, 2017, winning the high stakes 6TH Annual Iron Imager Competition at Worldwide Radio Summit 2017 held at the W Hotel Hollywood presented annually by Benztown.

Leask took on fellow Aussie, 2016 Iron Imager Champion "Sideshow" Mike Andersen, Triple M Imaging, Southern Cross Austereo of Sydney, Australia, in the head-to-head live audio imaging competition presented by Benztown.

On Thursday, May 3rd, Leask will face a new challenger with a whole new set of imaging parts - and they will go to work and create something unique - and one of them will be award the coveted Iron Imager Belt and title of World's Best Imager on Friday, May 4th during Worldwide Radio Summit 2018.

12:00PM - 1:00PM
FRED JACOBS TECHSURVEY 2018
The largest radio survey of all major formats and the results of their listeners' habits concerning preferences in broadcast, digital, device and more. What are their likes/turn-offs? What makes them interact with radio on social media? What are the rising and falling platforms? What are the emotional triggers that make broadcast radio unique across different generations, as well as the latest on podcasting and Smart speakers. And most importantly, what actions does radio need to take in order to keep a winning edge with listeners in a world full of noise? This, as always, is a must-attend event.
PRESENTED BY: Capitol Records
FEATURING: Fred Jacobs - President & Founder, Jacobs Media

1:00PM - 2:15PM
WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT NETWORKING LUNCHEON 
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD - Loft Space/Rooftop Pool Area)
PRESENTED BY: Premiere Networks
FEATURING: JoJo Wright - Host of "iHeartRadio Countdown"
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY: Loote

2:30PM - 3:20PM
THE FUTURE OF EVERYTHING: How Your Radio Station Can Benefit From These Evolving Platforms?
The future of our business is in podcasting.  Unless it's streaming.  Or maybe it's video.  You'll have to subscribe, unless you won't.  And you'll get it all on your phone, unless it's on your "smart speaker," or in your car.  Wait... what IS the future going to be for the radio and music businesses?  What will we have to do to survive and prosper as the current business models become antiquated?  Our panel of forward-thinkers will help you see into the future, and help you steer your career and your company through the technological developments that are already changing how your audience is consuming content.
PRESENTED BY: Triton Digital
MODERATED BY: Perry Michael Simon - N/T/S & Podcasting Editor, All Access

PANELISTS:
Douglas Reed - EVP/Radio & Library Services, SourceAudio
Gina Juliano - VP of Marketing & Content, Spotlite Media Inc.
Rob Greenlee - VP/Head of Partnerships, VoxNest.com, Spreaker.com, BlogTalkRadio.com
Steven Goldstein - Founder/CEO, Amplifi Media
Tom Leykis - Creater/Host, The Tom Leykis Show

3:30PM - 4:10PM
FIRESIDE CHAT
An insider’s conversation with legendary personality and radio programmer Scott Shannon. Currently morning host at WCBS-FM/New York, Scott sits down for a no-holds-barred discussion with All Access President & Publisher Joel Denver about the state of radio today. He'll share his views on the importance of cultivating personalities, and what radio should do to remain strong in the years ahead.
SPONSORED BY: United Stations
FEATURING: Scott Shannon - Host, "Shannon in the Morning," WCBS-FM/New York

4:15PM - 4:30PM    
MINI-KEYNOTE: Fifteen Things (In 15 Minutes) That You Can Do To Boost Ratings
One quarter hour. More actionable ideas with fewer charts and graphs. NuVoodoo will skip the obvious and unlikely (slash commercial inventory, get a killer morning show, buy a ton of marketing) and present ideas (supported by data and case studies) you can take back to your stations and implement right away.
PRESENTED BY: NuVoodoo
FEATURING: Carolyn Gilbert - President, NuVooDoo and Leigh Jacobs - EVP Perceptual Research, NuVooDoo

4:45PM - 6:00PM
MUSIC & PROGRAMMING: THE ART & SCIENCE BEHIND THE SOUND - "Music Programming - Consumption Vs Traditional Metrics”
Are Radio’s problems self-inflicted? Radio is challenged by many alternatives today - yet it continues to drive massive audience behavior in music tastes, engagement, consumption and purchasing power. How does radio take all of this massive data from consumption of on-demand audio/video versus traditional metrics to continue to be creative, compelling and memorable with short, repetitive playlists, large commercial loads and air-talent that’s been dumbed down?
PRESENTED BY:Nielsen Music
Includes 5 minute intro from Nielsen's Scott Musgrave - Head of U.S. Radio, Nielsen Music
MODERATED BY: Mike McVay - EVP/Programming, Cumulus Media

PANELISTS: 
Chris Price - Head of Music, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra
Jimmy Steal - VP/Programming, Meruelo Media
Jon Zellner - EVP/Programming, iHeartMedia
Michael Saunders - PD KQBT/Houston & Urban Brand Coordinator, iHeartMedia
Scott Mahalick - EVP/Content, Alpha Media

6:00PM - 8:00PM
BENZTOWN 50 COCKTAIL RECEPTION & HORS D'OEUVRES
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD - Loft Space/Rooftop Pool Area)
HOSTED BY: Benztown & Mr. Master
FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY: In Real Life , Jesse Kinch & the "Stormy Daniels" Industry Band!
(WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2018 badge required to attend)


Friday, May 4TH


8:00AM - 4:00PM
REGISTRATION OPEN - WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2017 CHECK-IN 
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD - 2nd Floor Great Room Lobby)

8:00AM - 6:00PM
FUTURI COFFEE LOUNGE
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD - 2nd Floor, Studio 3)
PROUDLY SERVING: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf™

9:00AM - 9:55AM
RADIO FUTURECAST - "Great Brands Do What Others Simply Won't Or Cannot Do"
"There's no time" is often what's heard when someone is asked to utilize other platforms like mobile, social media, podcasting, etc...to elevate reach and awareness for our brands. Yet there are other brands that seamlessly find the time. It's a new day in marketing and a new day requires a new mind set. Hear from industry leaders on how they've retooled their team (and their time) to resonate in the hearts (and the mobile hands) of the fans.
PRESENTED BY: Sire Records
MODERATED BY: Lori Lewis - VP/Social Media, Cumulus Media/Westwood One & Author, Merge

PANELISTS: 
Cat Thomas - VP/Contemporary Music, Cumulus Media
Jim Ryan - SVP/Programming, Entercom
Kurt Johnson - SVP/Programming, Townsquare Media
Walter Schmich - PD, Bayern 1, Bayern 3 & PULS (Germany)

10:00AM - 10:30AM
MINI-KEYNOTE: Perception vs. Reality: Dominance of Radio in Audio’s Golden Age
|People who earn a paycheck listen to a lot of radio. That’s important because advertisers are looking to reach people with money to spend. When it comes to the future, 18 year olds have never been great radio listeners. Why? They aren’t working full time yet. Join Andrew Curran, President and COO of DMR/Interactive as he shares powerful insights regarding full-time employment, radio’s most valuable competitive advantage.
PRESENTED BY: DMR/Interactive
FEATURING: Andrew Curran - President & COO, DMR/Interactive

10:30AM - 10:45AM
BENZTOWN Iron Imager Award Presentation

10:45AM - 11:40AM
PRODUCTION & IMAGING SESSION: Radio’s Branding Blueprint - The Glue Between Your Programming Elements - Let’s Get Sticky
They’re the most aired elements on your radio station. Every hour. 24/7. The sound that gives a radio station its brand and personality: IMAGING. In the first of its kind two-part panel, we welcome the best of the best in voiceovers and imaging. Why is their sympatico creativity so important to successful radio?  We’ll find out as voiceover and imaging come together to share their blueprint on effective radio branding.
PRESENTED BY: vCreative
MODERATED BY: Kelly Doherty - President, K3 Creative
Includes 5 minute intro from vCreative's Jinny Laderer, President vCreative

PANELISTS:
Voiceover:
Howard Cogan - Voice Of Jack-FM
Lisa Marber-Rich - VO Agent/Co-Founder, Atlas Talent Agency
Rachel McGrath
Randy Thomas

Imaging/Production:
Adam Burgess - CEO, Imaging Blueprint/Contraband Media
Andrew Smooth - Imaging Director, KPWR
David Konsky - Imaging Producer, ReelWorld & Head of Production, SCA Hit
Dom Nero - Imaging Director, WHQT/New York

11:45AM - 12:20PM
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION - “Outside Thinking: Flip The Script On How You Think About Your Radio Station”
Every ratings success starts when a listener chooses your station. What goes into that decision?

Outside Thinkers view their stations the way a listener does. By embracing that listeners choose stations for simplistic reasons—including habit, need fulfillment, and lifestyle—programmers can build their radio stations into powerful, clearly defined brands that motivate listeners to tune in time and time again.

This panel will teach you to think like an Outside Thinker.

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PRESENTED BY: Coleman Insights
FEATURING: Warren Kurtzman - President, Coleman Insights; John Boyne - EVP/Sr. Consultant, Coleman Insights; Sam Milkman - EVP/Sr. Consultant, Coleman Insights

12:20PM - 1:15PM
PLAYLIST GENERATION - “Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM, Station Apps & More - Curating Playlists For Millennial Consumption”
Streaming platforms are continuing to tap leading radio executives as they build out their programming teams. The concept of curation has not changed, even as generational groups have been inundated with new ways of consuming content. Who best to lead the curation of the new breed of ‘playlist’ than the radio minds that have proven track records on programming content that captures and maintains the attention of its listeners of all ages. This panel, featuring executives from leading global streaming outlets and radio companies, will dig into the evolution of the playlist, the platforms and the consumer.
PRESENTED BY: Epic Records & Mediabase
MODERATED BY: Andrew Phillips - Creative Media Consultant, UK

PANELISTS: 
Alissa Pollack - EVP/Global Music Marketing, iHeartmedia
Haley Jones - Director, Radio, Nielsen Music
Kid Kelly - VP/Programming, SiriusXM
Michael Steele - Director/Playlist Programming & Development, Warner Music Group
Mike Fink - Sr. Director/Artist & Label Relations, Pandora
Pete Downton - Deputy CEO, 7digital

1:15PM - 2:40PM
WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT "INDUSTRY AWARDS LUNCHEON" 
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD - Loft Space/Rooftop Pool Area)
The excitement has been building for months!  From the nominations selected by you to the five finalists in 28 categories voted on by you, it's the Worldwide Radio Summit 2018 "Industry Awards Luncheon" - great food, music and fun as the best of the best from around the world and the US, accept their Worldwide Radio Summit 2018 "Industry Awards.”
HOSTED BY: Steve Kamer - “The Official Voice Of WWRS 2018”
FEATURING A PERFORMANCE BY: Shayna Leigh

2:45PM - 3:45PM
PLAY US YOUR HITS - "The Next Big Playlist Hit" 
Attendees are geared up with the latest interactive, digital-dial from Strategic Solutions Research, Inc. As an audience member, you'll use the wireless smart-dial to tell us how you "feel" about the new songs presented. After the audience hears the songs and gives us their emotional responses, we'll take a look on the big screen, at how the group feels about each song and compare them to the panel's opinions. We'll even compare the opinions of Radio people to Label people as well as with research from SoundOut, who will prepare data drawn from their technology for gauging the radio-friendliness of a song. It's a fun, interactive, and a very visual way to see how in sync your opinions are with our panels.
PRESENTED BY: Republic Records
MODERATED BY: Sat Bisla - President & Founder, A&R Worldwide

PANELISTS: 
David Nathan - Partner, D&D Endeavors
DJ Felli Fel - KPWR (Power 106)/Los Angeles
Jill Weindorf - SVP/Promotion, Concord Music group
Miles Anzaldo - MD, KROQ/Los Angeles
Mio Vukovic - Sr. VP Creative/Head of A&R, Disney Music Group
Rob Roberts - VP/Hot AC Programming, Cumulus Media

3:55PM - 4:50PM 
MUSIC DISCOVERY & BEYOND - “What’s The Alternative And How To Succeed With Audience, Ratings And Revenue?”
Music discovery has become a global positioning statement for terrestrial, satellite, digital and streaming services. Playing and introducing new music was considered a risky proposition several years ago. However, it’s now been proven to be a key tool in attracting new audiences, especially the future of radio consumers - The Millennials. Our panelists share their insight and experience on new music discovery, whilst growing audience, revenue and ratings along the way.
PRESENTED BY: Curb Records
MODERATED BY:  Andrew Phillips - Creative Media Consultant, UK

PANELISTS: 
Alan Swan - Director of Music Content, RTÉ 2fm (Ireland)
Lee Leipsner - EVP/Promotion, Columbia Records
Leuba Ramakgolo - General Manager, South African Broadcasting Corp.
Yirong Dai - Channel Director, Metro Radio FM94.5, Beijing, China

5:00PM - 6:00PM
AIR TALENT - “How Do Radio’s Finest Talent Resonate With Their Audience?"
Your brand, your show, your reach and influence now stretches far beyond your station’s signal.  With expanding technology, podcasting, syndication and more, it's just as easy now to have fans down the block as it is to have them on the other side of the planet. Our panel of stars talk about how they blend live, with social/digital and in-person to build bullet-proof brands that will stand the test of time, and generate big revenue for their stations and themselves.
PRESENTED BY: Def Jam Recordings
MODERATED BY: Scott Shannon - Host, "Shannon in the Morning," WCBS-FM/New York

PANELISTS:
Chet Buchannan - Mornings, KLUC/Las Vegas
Dede McGuire - Mornings, KKDA (K104)/Dallas
Tino Cochino - Mornings, KKFR/Phoenix
Woody Fife - Mornings, KYSR (Alt 987)/Los Angeles

6:00PM - 8:00PM
WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT NETWORKING COCKTAIL PARTY WITH & HORS D'OEUVRES & MUSIC!
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD - Loft Space/Rooftop Pool Area)
HOSTED BY: ABC Radio
FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY: Julian, JAGMAC & DJ AUTOMATIC
(WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2018 badge required to attend)