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WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2017 EVENT SCHEDULE


Wednesday, May 3rd


3:30PM – 8:30PM
REGISTRATION OPEN – WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2017 CHECK-IN

(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD – 2nd Floor Great Room Lobby)

OPENING NIGHT VIP NETWORKING MIXER
HARD ROCK CAFÉ HOLLYWOOD

8:00PM – 10:30PM
HOSTED BY: TM EVO
FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY: AJR, Bailey Bryan & Ocean Park Standoff


Thursday, May 4th


8:00AM – 6:00PM
REGISTRATION OPEN – WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2017 CHECK-IN
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD – 2nd Floor Great Room Lobby)

8:00AM – 4:00PM
FUTURI MEDIA NETWORKING BREAKFAST LOUNGE
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD – 2nd Floor, Studio 3)
PROUDLY SERVING: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf™

8:55AM - 9:00AM
WELCOME ADDRESS
FEATURING: Joel Denver – President, AllAccess Music Group and Sat Bisla - President & Founder, A&R Worldwide 

9:00AM – 9:05AM
Ria’s Rising Stars Foundation Scholarship Awards
PRESENTED BY: Joel Denver, Sat Bisla and Andrew Curran – President & COO, DMR/Interactive

Ria’s Rising Stars Foundation Scholarship Awards winners:

Alicia Van Winkle – Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Noah Maciejewski –Fredonia, State University Of NY
Shavona Bouey – Bethune Cookman Univ., Daytona Beach, FL

9:05AM – 10:30AM
OPENING KEYNOTE – "Global Audio: The Evolution And Next Phase - Live, Digital, On Demand!"
Radio and audio continues to evolve with the expansion of digital, podcasting, events and more. The overall position of the medium is also expanding with the convergence of audio and mobile.  We are showcasing some of the industry's forefront innovators who are leading the charge and making positive impacts to evolve their businesses and drive the medium forward. This must-experience discussion will stimulate conversation throughout WWRS 2017 and well into the future.
PRESENTED BY: Triton Digital
MODERATED BY: Neal Schore – President & CEO, Triton Digital

PANELISTS:
Caroline Beasley – CEO, Beasley Broadcast Group
Chris Price - Head Of Music, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra (UK)
Darren Davis – President, Networks Group, iHeartMedia
Markus Kuehn – Managing Partner, FluxFM (Germany)
Suzanne Grimes - President, Westwood One

10:40AM - 11:40AM
NIELSEN AUDIO PPM: THE CURRENCY – “Getting A Firm Grip On Ratings Reality”
There are many pressing concerns and some downright frustations on the part of broadcasters toward Nielsen Audio PPM methodology – particularly sample size, accuracy and costs.  PPM data not only affects radio ratings, revenue and jobs, but a myriad of research, both transactional and on-going. The bottom line – everyone wants the data to be correct. WWRS 2017 will solicit the industry's input on PPM -- what's right, what's wrong, and how to make PPM data more usable.  That input will be presented in a ground breaking session where no softballs will be thrown.  Honesty and transparency are the expected results.
PRESENTED BY: RCS
MODERATED BY: Erica Farber – President & CEO, RAB

PANELISTS:
Brad Kelly – Managing Director, Nielsen Audio
Charlie Sislen - Partner, The Research Director, Inc
Justin Chase – EVP/Programming, Beasley Broadcast Group
Philippe Generali – President, RCS/Mediabase
Rick Cummings – President, Programming, Emmis

11:45AM – 11:55AM   
IRON IMAGER 
The world famous event where the reigning champion, Sideshow "Sidey" Mike Andersen of Triple M in Sydney, Australia, will defend his title as "Iron Imager" against a world-class challenger, Nova Entertainment/ Victoria, Australia Network Imaging Producer Brad Leask. Contestants have one hour to take work parts and create an audio masterpiece. The winner will be announced during the Industry Awards Luncheon the following day. For more information, go to benztown.com/ironimager
PRESENTED BY: Benztown

12:00PM – 1:00PM
FRED JACOBS TECHSURVEY 13
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? 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 will be a must-attend event.
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: Brooke & Jubal

2:30PM – 3:20PM
PODCASTING: Podcasting Is Becoming So Big, And How Your Radio Station Can Benefit
Fact: 57 million Americans listen to podcasts each month, and smartphones are rapidly changing the way people receive their audio content, but it is estimated than less than 1% of podcast listening comes from commercial radio stations. Is radio missing the pivot to on-demand? And how does it get there? This two-part session starts with Amplifi Media CEO Steve Goldstein laying out 7 critical things you need to know about podcasting, followed by a discussion with leading radio executives making moves today to position their companies.
PRESENTED BY: Republic Records
MODERATED BY: Steve Goldstein – CEO, Amplifi Media

PANELISTS:
Brendan Regan - VP/Content & Partnerships, audioBoom
Chris Peterson – Sr. VP/Podcasting, iHeartmedia
Greg Strassell – Sr. VP/Programming, Hubbard Broadcasting
Rob Kass – VP, Product Leadership, Nielsen Digital Audio

3:30PM – 4:10PM
BBC RADIO KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: BBC RADIO 1 & 1XTRA – “A Unique Insight From One of The World’s Leading & Most Influential Radio Stations”
With over 30 million listeners in the UK alone, BBC Radio has been a global leader in the evolution of radio and has played a vital role in evolving “all aspects” of this medium. The British Broadcasting Corporation brands, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra, play a key part in influencing the musical tastes, pop culture and lifestyle of its audience throughout the UK and around the world. As social media, streaming, visualization, experiential and overall engagement with radio continues to evolve, BBC Radio 1 leads the charge when it comes to delivering audio/visual content and experiences to the UK and beyond. Through its various platforms, Radio 1 continues to engage with audiences while articulating the current and future movements of music via its diversified eco-system and validating the future for all things radio and beyond. Our special BBC Radio keynote will unveil the future-cast of one of the world’s most important torchbearers of “communication and engagement of sound!”
FEATURING: Ben Cooper – Controller, BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra & BBC Asian Network and Chris Price – Head of Music, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra (UK)

4:15PM – 4:30PM    
NUVOODOO KEYNOTE: The Battle Of The Sexes Among Radio's Exes - “Solving Radio's Refugee Crisis”
Men are replacing radio with podcasts, while women seek streaming music. Leigh Jacobs & Carolyn Gilbert reveal results from two studies this year:  Our semi-annual national PPM study (this year with over 5,000 passive research respondents) and Podcasting 2017, our new and soon to be annual study of the podcasting world. We know that they’re tuning out.  We know why they’re tuning out.  We’ll be sharing tactics and strategies to keep them tuned in.
PRESENTED BY: NuVooDoo Media Services
FEATURING: Carolyn Gilbert - President, NuVoodoo Media Services and Leigh Jacobs – EVP, Research Analysis, NuVoodoo Media Services

4:45PM – 6:00PM
MUSIC & PROGRAMMING: THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE SOUND - "Science Sounds Boring/Art Gets You Fired - Creating Compelling Radio”
Radio is challenged by many alternatives today – yet it continues to drive massive audience behavior in music tastes, consumption and purchasing power. How does radio continue to be creative, compelling and memorable under the weight of short, repetitive playlists, large commercial loads and largely less-than-entertaining air-talent?
PRESENTED BY: RCA Records
MODERATED BY: Tony Coles - EVP/Programming, iHeartMedia

PANELISTS: 
Kevin Fine - Managing Director, Jacaranda FM (South Africa)
Kurt Johnson – Sr. VP/Programming, Townsquare Media
Mike McVay – Sr. VP/Content & Programming, Cumulus Media
Phil Becker – VP/Programming, Alpha Media
Valerie Geller - President, Geller Media International

6:00PM – 8:00PM
BENZTOWN & BMG PRODUCTION MUSIC COCKTAIL RECEPTION & HORS D'OEUVRES
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD - Loft Space/Rooftop Pool Area)
HOSTED BY: Benztown & BMG
FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY: Max, DJ Darin Taoka (Hot Mix Show), and the ”World Famous Industry Band” THE FAKE NEWS


Friday, May 5TH


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

8:00AM – 4:00PM
FUTURI MEDIA NETWORKING BREAKFAST LOUNGE
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD – 2nd Floor, Studio 3)
PROUDLY SERVING: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf™

9:15AM – 10:15AM
RADIO FUTURECAST – "Broadcast, Satellite, Digital, Mobile, Streaming, Podcasting, Social Media & The Dash"
You can’t be everywhere and be equally excellent on every digital and social platform. There’s a “hierarchy of attention” each brand needs to build; how much time to commit to each platform in order to be effective, and which ones we just have to walk away from. This panel of pros will help you identify where to place your limited resources (time, people and money), and create measurable impact on ratings and revenue.
PRESENTED BY: Mr. Master
MODERATED BY:  Lori Lewis – VP, Social, Cumulus/Westwood One

PANELISTS: 
Anders Held – Co-Founder & Manager, Radio Days (Europe)
James Cridland – Managing Director, Media.Info
Kim Johnson – Nat'l Account Mgr., Futuri Media
Mark Pennington – PD, WRIF/Detroit
Steve Jones – VP/GM, ABC Radio & ABC News

10:30AM – 10:45AM
MINI-KEYNOTE - The Driverless Future Is Now: “How Radio Can Maximize the Changing Landscape Of Media Consumption in Autonomous Cars”
What will the car of the future – an autonomous car -- be like?  You sit back, relax and it takes you to your destination – no driver interaction needed.  How will that affect what the occupants choose for media?  Will radio still be king, or will video displace it?  Learn the answers at this special presentation.
PRESENTED BY: DMR
FEATURING: Andrew Curran – President & COO, DMR/Interactive

10:55AM - 11:00AM
BENZTOWN Iron Imager Award Presentation

11:00AM - 11:50AM
PRODUCTION & IMAGING SESSION: PPM-Friendly And Wildly Creative! How Do You Do It?
When PPM began to dumb down creativity, we created beige radio! Our panel of experts will show you how to put the color and creativity back into production and imaging without blowing off your audience.
PRESENTED BY: vCreative with intro by Jinny Laderer
MODERATED BY: Kelly Doherty – VP/Imaging, iHeartMedia

PANELISTS:
Andy Sannemann - Co-Founder & CEO, Benztown
Chris Nicoll – Creative Director, Megatrax/IMGR
Jason Garte – President, Mix Group
Staxx – Creative Services Director, WHTZ & WKTU
Trevor Shand – Imaging, KROQ/Los Angeles & Producer/VO, Rogers Radio

12:05PM – 1:00PM
PLAYLIST GENERATION – “Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify, 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 streaming outlets and radio companies, will dig into the evolution of the playlist, the platforms and the consumer.
PRESENTED BY: Republic Records
MODERATED BY: Ralph Simon - CEO, Mobilium Global

PANELISTS: 
Beata Murphy – APD/MD, KIIS FM/Los Angeles
Cat Thomas – VP/Programming, Cumulus
Ed Kershaw – Chief Commercial Officer, 7digital
Joe Knapp – Founder, MusicMaster
Kurt Hanson – CEO, AccuRadio.com, Publisher, "RAIN: Radio and Internet News"

1:00PM – 2:30PM
WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT "INDUSTRY AWARDS LUNCHEON" 
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD – Loft Space/Rooftop Pool Area) 
HOSTED BY: Mix Group
FEATURING A PERFORMANCE BY: Katrina Woolverton

2:45PM – 3:45PM
PLAY US YOUR HITS - "The Next Big Radio 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 its emotional responses, you'll find out how the group feels about each song and compare it to the panel's opinions. You'll even be able to compare the opinions of radio people to label people as well as to research from SoundOut, which will prepare data drawn from its 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.
MODERATED BY: Sat Bisla – President & Founder, A&R Worldwide

PANELISTS: 
Aton Ben-Horin – Global VP/A&R, Warner Music Group
Kid Kelly – VP/Pop & Program Director, Hits1/Venus, SiriusXM
Lee Leipsner – EVP/Promotion, Columbia Records
Marika Malliaris – Music Compiler, 5FM (South Africa)
Mike Walsh – Head of Music & Deputy Programme Director, Radio X (UK)
Skip Dillard – OM/PD, WBLS/New York
Thomas Scherer – EVP, Frontline Publishing, U.S. & Global Publishing, BMG

4:00PM – 4:50PM 
LIVE RADIO – “Connecting The Dial With The Fan Experience – Radio Live Events & Unique Content Creation”
Radio's evolution has extended well beyond just that of the dial, the website and the app, as it has used its significant reach and fan base to capitalize on the live arena. Always seeking ways to further engage their passionate listenership, stations have, and are continuing to use their marketing reach and access to exclusive artist appearances and content to build up live properties which bring a new level of unique experiences to their fans. From in-studio sessions to club nights to festivals, this session will dig into radio's transition from behind the glass only, to center stage.
PRESENTED BY: Harker Research
MODERATED BY: Mike Walsh – Head of Music & Deputy Programme Director, Radio X (UK)

PANELISTS: 
Jason Bentley – Music Director, KCRW/Los Angeles & Host, "Morning Becomes Eclectic" & "Metropolis"
Jimmy Steal – VP, Emmis Programming/Emmis Digital and PD, Power 106/Los Angeles
Von Freeman – Director/Marketing & Special Events, Entercom/South Florida

5:00PM – 6:00PM
AIR TALENT - Your Brand Means Business: “How Today's Top Talent Turn Global Reach Into More Fans, More Money"
Your brand, your show, your reach were once only local.  With 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. How does one's show evolve to invite more to the party given the fractured world of easy entertainment in this disposable society? Come hear from some of today's radio superstars on what they've done both in content and how they approach the business of radio to make their shows more accessible to more fans so they all make more money.
PRESENTED BY: Def Jam Records
MODERATED BY: Steve Reynolds – President, The Reynolds Group

PANELISTS:   
Brooke Fox – Brooke & Jubal
Elliot In The Morning – DC101/Washington, DC
Jay Towers - Mornings, WNIC/Detroit
Kellie Rasberry - Kidd Kraddick Show, KHKS/Dallas
Melissa Popis – Mornings, KXOL (MEGA 96.3)/Los Angeles 
And More TBA

6:00PM – 8:00PM
CINCO DE MAYO NETWORKING COCKTAIL PARTY WITH & HORS D'OEUVRES & MUSIC! 
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD – Loft Space/Rooftop Pool Area)
HOSTED BY: ABC Radio
FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY: Los5 and Terrence Wilde
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