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WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2019 EVENT SCHEDULE


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27TH 


WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2019 GOLF TOURNAMENT
(Charity Benefits: Musicians On Call & Ria’s Rising Stars Foundation)
SPONSORED BY: Topline by Futuri Media, RCS Sound Software, Columbia Records & Elektra Music Group
FEATURING: The Futuri $ 1 Million Dollar Hole - In - One Contest!

8:00AM - 10:00AM
PLAYER REGISTRATION AND CHECK IN
DEBELL GOLF CLUB - 1500 E Walnut Ave, Burbank, CA 91501

10:30AM - TEE-OFF
4 PERSON SHOTGUN SCRAMBLE
Each hole on a course will be the tee off hole for each foursome. Group 1 would start from hole 1, Group 2 from hole 2, etc. Each player hits a tee shot on each hole, but everyone plays from the spot of the best shot, subject to certain criteria. Each hole on a course will be the tee off hole for each foursome.

3:00PM - 8:30PM
REGISTRATION OPEN – WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2019 CHECK-IN
CASTAWAY BURBANK (located at 1250 E Harvard Road, Burbank, CA 91501)

6:30PM - 9:00PM
OPENING NIGHT VIP NETWORKING MIXER
CASTAWAY BURBANK
HOSTED BY: Westwood One
FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY: Bea Miller, Bryce Vine & Drax Project
(WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2019 registration required to attend)


Thursday, March 28th 


8:00AM - 6:00PM
REGISTRATION OPEN – WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2019
CHECK-IN
CASTAWAY BURBANK (located at 1250 E Harvard Road, Burbank, CA 91501)
(Complimentary transportation pick-up starting at 7:45AM – 10:00AM in front of the Hilton Garden Inn in Downtown Burbank)

8:00AM - 5:00PM
FUTURI COFFEE LOUNGE
CASTAWAY BURBANK
PROUDLY SERVING: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf™

9:15AM - 9:20AM
WELCOME ADDRESS
FEATURING: Joel Denver – President, All Access Music Group and Sat Bisla - President & Founder, A&R Worldwide/MUSEXPO

9:20AM - 9:25AM
RIA’S RISING STARS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
PRESENTED BY: Joel Denver, Sat Bisla and Andrew Curran – President & COO, DMR/Interactive

9:30AM - 10:45AM
OPENING KEYNOTE – "Investing In Air Talent – The Key To Keeping Radio Vital & Valuable"
When listeners choose broadcast radio platforms, they are choosing a personalized entertainment source hosted by someone that they can relate to and bond with–an air talent who has more to say than the calls, their name, time, and how far away the next music sweep is. It’s what separates radio from streaming platforms … and air talent helps drive big revenue. Come listen to some of the biggest personalities on the radio and learn why air talent matters.
PRESENTED BY: RCS
MODERATED BY: Dennis Clark - VP/Talent Development, iHeartMedia

PANELISTS:
Ben Cooper - Controller, BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra & BBC Asian Network (UK)
Dana Cortez - Syndicated Host, Skyview Networks, ABC Radio
Ellen K - Mornings, KOST/Los Angeles
Elvis Duran - Host, Premiere Networks & Mornings, WHTZ/New York
Orlando Davis - PD/Mornings, WLLD/Tampa

10:50AM - 11:00AM
IRON IMAGER
Benztown’s Iron Imager Contest - the head-to-head live audio imaging competition where radio imaging professionals battle it out for the title of World’s Best Imager - will return for its 8th year. There is a brand new competitive format for this year’s battle. While the folks at Benztown were very hush-hush about it, President Dave “Chachi” Denes promised that it would be the biggest, baddest and nerdiest Iron Imager Contest ever! The Iron Imager Contest is open to all radio imaging, production and programming professionals 18 and older, and will be judged by top producers and programmers from the U.S. and around the world.
PRESENTED BY: Benztown

11:00AM - 12:00PM
FRED JACOBS TECHSURVEY 2019 – “Media, Technology, & Disruption: Where Radio Is Headed”
Jacobs Media President Fred Jacobs mashes up his company’s research with his annual visit to CES to present a lean-forward look at radio’s future. Fred will review some of the key findings from Techsurvey 2019, as well as lay out some of the key trends and technologies shaping the radio broadcasting industry. It’s a must-see, must-attend presentation, exclusively at Worldwide Radio Summit 2019.
PRESENTED BY: Def Jam Recordings
FEATURING: Fred Jacobs – President & Founder, Jacobs Media

12:10PM - 12:15PM
SESSION INTRODUCTION
FEATURING: Jinny Laderer - CEO, vCreative

12:15PM - 1:10PM
NIELSEN AUDIO – “How Dynamic Air Talent Redefine, Reshape Listening Patterns”
What do today’s Millennials and Gen-Z’s want from radio personalities? And how can growing those localized franchises benefit audience numbers and profitability? We’ll explore current reality and where things need to be for the next decade of prosperity.
PRESENTED BY: vCreative
MODERATED BY: Erica Farber - President & CEO, RAB

PANELISTS:
Alex Tear - SVP/Programming, iHeartMedia
Justin Chase – EVP/Programming, Beasley
Louie Diaz – VP/Contemporary Programming, Cumulus
Rick & Sasha  - Nationally Syndicated, Mornings, Westwood One
Thea Mitchem - EVP/Programming, iHeartMedia/NY (NE Division)

1:10PM - 1:20PM
PREMIERE NETWORKS MOMENT IN TIME
A 10-minute feature in the meeting room before we leave for lunch with Woody, mornings at ALT 98.7/Los Angeles, interviewed by All Access Alternative Editor Shawn Alexander.

1:20PM - 2:30PM
WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT NETWORKING LUNCHEON 
CASTAWAY BURBANK
PRESENTED BY: Premiere Networks
FEATURING A PERFORMANCE BY: King Calaway

2:40PM - 3:30PM
ON THE HORIZON - “What Will Shape Your Success This Year?”
With changes in radio usage–54% of radio listening done only in cars, followed by new device adoption–how do you stay ahead of the curve? What’s in store for radio that will keep it moving forward in the next 12 months? What new skills and ideas are you bringing to the table to ensure success? A look into the crystal ball.
PRESENTED BY: Harker Research
MODERATED BY: Mark Sutherland – Editor, Music Week (UK)

PANELISTS:
Becky Brenner - VP, Albright, O’Malley & Brenner
Chris Price - Head of Music, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra (UK)
Chris Williams - Chief Product Officer, iHeartRadio
Dave Beasing – President, Sound That Brands
George Cook - PD, KKDA & KRNB/Dallas
Mike McVay - EVP/Programming, Cumulus Media

3:40PM - 4:35PM
FIRESIDE CHAT – “Some Of Radio & Music’s Most Powerful Women”
There is no glass ceiling at these media companies, as these powerful executives have forged a successful path forward in a male-dominated business. Learn what drives them, what keeps them up at night and how they see radio and music’s future.
PRESENTED BY: Mr. Master
MODERATED BY: Joel Denver - President, All Access Music Group
FEATURING: Caroline Beasley- CEO, Beasley Broadcasting; Ginny Morris - Chairman & CEO, Hubbard Broadcasting; Jacqueline Saturn - President, Caroline; Julie Talbott - President, Premiere Networks; and Kim Guthrie - President, Cox Media Group

4:40PM - 5:10PM
MINI-KEYNOTE: Tapping Into Your Tribe: Unlocking Passion Beyond The Playlist HACKED! <NV> run: simgame/ratingsIQ_test/WWRS-LA "Win $5k"
NuVoodoo has hacked its own session. Instead of making you sit through yet another research presentation, they're doing a GAME SHOW. They'll share new information, including the results of thousands of interviews with deep heavies and likely ratings participants. Using your smartphone, you can TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE of how to play the Nielsen game to build ratings. Two participants will split $5000, thanks to Million Dollar Media. Plus there will be other valuable prizes. Don't miss it.
PRESENTED BY: NuVoodoo

PANELISTS:
Carolyn Gilbert - President, NuVoodoo
Leigh Jacobs - EVP Perceptual Research, NuVoodoo
Mike O'Connor - EVP/Marketing, NuVoodoo
PJ Kling - VP/Product & Business Development, NuVoodoo

5:15PM - 6:15PM
MUSIC & PROGRAMMING: THE ART & SCIENCE BEHIND THE SOUND -
"Tackling The Elephant In The Room - Getting A Handle On Growing Spotloads”
It's getting more obvious all the time that younger listeners, Millennials and Gen-Zs are leaving broadcast radio behind in favor of streaming services... who are for the most part interruption-free. Will less commercials have an effect on ratings? And can radio carve out a workable model with less spots? How is this plan going in Seattle at both Entercom and Hubbard outlets? Both KNDD and KQMV in Seattle are running reduced spot loads - how's that working out for ratings and revenue?
PRESENTED BY: Republic Records
MODERATED BY: Tim Clarke - VP/Audience & Content For Radio, Cox

PANELISTS:
Andrew Jeffries - EVP/Programming, iHeartMedia
António Mendes - Program Director, RFM (Portugal)
Charlie Sislen – President, Research Director, Inc
Leslie Scott - PD, KNDD/Seattle
Ricky Villa - PD, KQMV/Seattle

6:15PM – 8:15PM
NETWORKING COCKTAIL RECEPTION & HORS D'OEUVRES
CASTAWAY BURBANK
HOSTED BY: Benztown
FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY: Brown & Gray, Nick Howard & Industry All Star Band "The Impeachments"
(WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2019 badge required to attend)


Friday, March 29TH


8:00AM – 5:00PM
REGISTRATION OPEN – WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2019 CHECK-IN 
CASTAWAY BURBANK (located at 1250 E Harvard Road, Burbank, CA 91501)
(Complimentary transportation pick-up starting at 7:45AM – 10:00AM in front of the Hilton Garden Inn in Downtown Burbank)

8:00AM - 5:00PM
FUTURI COFFEE LOUNGE
CASTAWAY BURBANK
PROUDLY SERVING: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf™

8:45AM - 9:15AM
DMR Interactive: Radio Rally Point - “The Strength of AM/FM on Full Display”
Launched in 2018, Radio Rally Point celebrates the ongoing dominance of AM/FM radio with insights and inspiration from executives and thought leaders. Highlights from Radio Rally Point will provide you with plenty of fact-based optimism as you work to drive radio forward.
FEATURING: Andrew Curran - President/COO, DMR/Interactive

9:25AM - 10:20AM
RADIO FUTURECAST – "A Better Fan Strategy Is Needed”
Every 60 seconds:*973,000 log in to Facebook *18 million texts are sent Over 100 voice-first devices are shipped (and there are 1.1 million Tinder swipes) This means bandwidth is slowly depleting and, social, mobile and now smart speakers are becoming entry points to your product. Learn how to create an overall fan/brand experience that keeps the audience captivated and interactive."
PRESENTED BY: Capitol Records
MODERATED BY: Scott Lindy – Partner Success Consultant, Futuri Media

PANELISTS: 
Alan Swan - Director of Music Content, RTÉ 2fm (Ireland)
Jerry "JT" Tarrants - PD, WCSX/Detroit
Jackson Davies - Content Producer, BBC Radio 1 (UK)
Keith Cunningham - Rock Format Captain, Cumulus & PD, KLOS/Los Angeles
Ollie Wards – Content Director, Triple J (Australia)

10:25AM - 10:40AM
BENZTOWN IRON IMAGER AWARD PRESENTATION

10:45AM - 11:40AM
VO/PRODUCTION & IMAGING SESSION: The Perfect Symphony -Imaging & Voiceover The Soul Of Your Station”
Creativity is not taught. You either have it or you don't. And when you don't–that's where our panelists come in to play. These unique individuals sit in a studio by themselves, day after day, transforming the way listeners perceive your radio station. Whether it's by voice or the perfect marriage of sound effect and music–all of our panelists exemplify the true meaning of "talent.” Typical business hours don't apply to them because they're working 24/7; the creative soul never stops. And when the perfect mix of Imaging & Voiceover join forces, a radio station's personality is born. See what makes them tick in another WWRS 2019 two-part panel.
PRESENTED BY: The Imaging House
MODERATED BY: Kelly Doherty - President, TheImagingHouse.com

VOICE OVER PANELISTS:
Issa Lopez - Voice Over Artist
Joe Cipriano - Voice Over Artist
Nate Zeitz - VP Affiliate/Imaging Division, CESD Talent Agency
Steve Stone - Voice Over Artist
Melissa Thom - Voice Over Artist

IMAGING/PRODUCTION PANELISTS:
Ashley Cavaliere - Production/Creative Services Dir., iHeartMedia/Connecticut
Bryan Apple - Imaging Director, SiriusXM
Denzil Lacey - Group Production Director, Wireless Group (Ireland)
Jake Kaplan - Imaging Director, 97-1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles
Miles Hlivko - Director/Imaging, KIIS-FM/Los Angeles

11:45AM - 12:15PM
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION - THE COLEMAN INSIGHTS CONTEMPORARY MUSIC SUPERSTUDY
Coleman Insights has compiled the most consumed songs of the past year with the help of Nielsen Audio-based on streaming, sales and radio airplay.

The goal? To get a true snapshot of contemporary music tastes across the United States and Canada, across a wide variety of genres.

What happens when a music study includes Hip Hop and Country? Dance and Rock? Which songs and music styles evoke the most passion? How compatible are styles with one another? How do tastes vary by geography? What's the most popular song right now and which one are consumers most tired of hearing?

Don't miss when we reveal the results of the biggest music test of the year...the groundbreaking Coleman Insights Contemporary Music SuperStudy.

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

12:20PM - 1:00PM
THE YOUTUBE & STREAMING GENERATION - “Curating Audio & Video Engagement For Millennials & Beyond”

Streaming platforms are proliferating – Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Soundcloud, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio, and Amazon Music are continuing to tap leading radio executives as they build out their programming agendas to compete against traditional radio; however, there is one element that is unique and the No.1 streaming, audio and visual platform worldwide – YouTube boasting 1.5 billion users a month! The concept of curation has not changed, even as generational groups have been inundated with new ways of consuming content via streaming, social media, apps, digital and other content experiences. Many radio stations have tapped into YouTube as another way to elevate their connection with their audiences and advertisers by creating additional visual, experiential and interactive content – whilst also being able to increase new revenue streams and audience. Our esteemed panel shares their experience and best practices with the world of YouTube.
PRESENTED BY: Epic Records
MODERATED BY: Ralph Simon - Founder & CEO, Mobilium Global

PANELISTS:
Alissa Pollack - EVP/Global Music Marketing, iHeartMedia
Brian Kelly - VP/Programming,Entercom & PD, WXXS & WYMX/Milwaukee
Kid Kelly - VP/Pop & PD, Hits1/Venus, SiriusXM
Michael Steele – Director/Playlist Programming & Development, Warner Music Group
Phil Becker - VP/Programming & Content, Alpha Media

1:00PM - 2:40PM
WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT "INDUSTRY AWARDS LUNCHEON" 
CASTAWAY BURBANK
The excitement has been building for months!  From the nominations selected by you to the five finalists in 23 categories voted on by you, it's the Worldwide Radio Summit 2019 "Industry Awards Luncheon" sponsored by MusicMaster – great food, music and fun as the best of the best from around the world and the US, accept their Worldwide Radio Summit 2019 "Industry Awards.”

Plus, there is the new MusicMaster "Humanitarian Award" Awards!
Across the nation, radio continues to positively impact our communities - bringing people together not just for news and entertainment, but at times, to make a difference in our world. MusicMaster is proud to recognize two organizations that have shown extraordinary commitment to serve their communities and unite listeners in support of local or national efforts and charitable causes.
HOSTED BY: MusicMaster
FEATURING A PERFORMANCE BY: Whitney Woerz

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: SoundOut
MODERATED BY: Sat Bisla - President & Founder, A&R Worldwide/MUSEXPO

PANELISTS: 
Alan Swan - Director of Music Content, RTÉ 2fm (Ireland)
Andrew Gould - Sr. VP/Head of A&R N. America, Downtown Music Publishing
Beata Murphy - APD/MD, KIIS/Los Angeles
Chris Malone - PD, WKAF/Boston
Ken Komisar – President & Partner, Notting Hill Music Masters
Lisa Worden - Alternative Rock Brand Manager, iHeartMedia & Program Director ALT 98.7/Los Angeles
Michael Buhrman - PD, KSFM/Sacramento

3:55PM - 4:50PM 
FIRESIDE CHAT
An in-depth, one-on-one conversation with Tom Poleman, Chief Programming Officer and President, National Programming Group, iHeartMedia. All Access President & Publisher Joel Denver will moderate this no-holds-barred discussion about the state of radio today, what Tom sees for the future, what keeps him awake at night and so much more! Don't miss this exclusive in-depth interview with one of radio's most innovative and inspiring leaders, Tom Poleman.
PRESENTED BY: CBS News
MODERATED BY: Joel Denver - President, All Access Music Group
FEATURING: Tom Poleman - Chief Programming Officer and President, National Programming Group, iHeartMedia

5:00PM - 6:00PM
AIR TALENT - "Radio Stars: How To Get To The Top And Stay On Top"
If you are an aspiring star, want to maintain your star position, or just need to sharpen your tools, this panel is for you. Learn how the best-of-the-best connect with their listeners, create sticky content, master the art of the PPM/diary game, showcase their unique personalities through branding and imaging, and manage social media. Hear the secrets and strategies that took radio’s elite on-air entertainers to the top, and the challenges they face to stay there in the future.
PRESENTED BY: United Stations
MODERATED BY: Randy Lane – President, Randy Lane Consulting

PANELISTS:
Déjà Vu - Afternoons, ABC Radio & Skyview Networks (WBLS/NY)
Jack Diamond - Mornings, WRQX/Washington
Jayde - Mornings, WPLJ/New York
JP – Morning co-host, Roger & JP, WBAB/Long Island
Marc “Nailz” Dixon – Mornings, WPYO/Orlando
Rod Ryan - Mornings, KTBZ/Houston

6:00PM - 8:00PM
NETWORKING COCKTAIL RECEPTION & HORS D'OEUVRES
CASTAWAY BURBANK
Hosted By: ABC Radio
FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY: Kalpee & Rachel Crow
(WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2019 badge required to attend)