WWRS Navigation HOME SPEAKERS REGISTRATION HOTEL CONTACT MUSEXPO CONFERENCE PARNTERS SHOWCASE ARTISTS PHOTOS A&R Worldwide All Access Worldwide Radio Summit Facebook Worldwide Radio Summit  Twitter SCHEDULE

WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2019 EVENT SCHEDULE


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27TH 


8:00AM-10:00AM
PLAYER REGISTRATION AND CHECK-IN
(DeBell Golf Course Burbank - 1500 E Walnut Ave, Burbank, CA 91501)
*Participants must be confirmed for WWRS 2019 in order to register to participate for the golf tournament

WWRS GOLF TOURNAMENT
Charity Benefits: Musicians On Call & Ria’s Rising Stars Foundation

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

6:30PM - 9:00PM
OPENING NIGHT VIP NETWORKING MIXER
CASTAWAY BURBANK
(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

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

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.

10:55AM - 11:55AM
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.
FEATURING: Fred Jacobs – President & Founder, Jacobs Media

12:00PM - 12:10PM 
IRON IMAGER 
PRESENTED BY: Benztown
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. Sign-ups will begin February 2019.

12:15PM - 1:15PM
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.

1:15PM - 2:30PM
WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT NETWORKING LUNCHEON 
CASTAWAY BURBANK

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.

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.

4:40PM - 5:10PM
MINI-KEYNOTE: NuVoodoo - “Tapping Into Your Tribe: Unlocking Passion Beyond The Playlist”
NuVoodoo shares new and unique information, including dozens of one-on-one interviews with deep heavies and likely ratings participants.  Learn how to better engage and connect with listeners, while remaining within the confines of 2019 budget reality. We’re bringing our years of data and experience to sharpen your understanding of how to play the Nielsen game to build ratings with a focus on what makes radio truly special.
PRESENTED BY: NuVoodoo
FEATURING: Carolyn Gilbert - President, NuVooDoo and Leigh Jacobs - EVP Perceptual Research, 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 fewer commercials have an effect on ratings?  And can radio carve out a workable model with less spots? How is the experiment with this 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?

6:15PM – 8:15PM
NETWORKING COCKTAIL RECEPTION & HORS D'OEUVRES
CASTAWAY BURBANK
(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

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.

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 uniques 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.

11:45AM - 12:15PM
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – THE STATE OF AMERICAN MUSIC TASTES
Options for consumers to listen to music have increased exponentially. In this landmark study that will debut exclusively at the Worldwide Radio Summit, Coleman Insights will share with radio programmers exciting new data that will help them remain on top of American music tastes.
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.

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" – 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.”

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.

3:55PM - 4:10PM
MINI KEYNOTE

4:15PM - 4:50PM 
FIRESIDE CHAT
An insider’s conversation with a leading industry executive. All Access President & Publisher Joel Denver will moderate this no-holds-barred discussion about the state of radio today. Don’t miss this exclusive in-depth interview with one of radio’s most innovative and inspiring leaders.

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.

6:00PM - 8:00PM
WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT NETWORKING COCKTAIL PARTY WITH & HORS D'OEUVRES & MUSIC!
CASTAWAY BURBANK
(WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2019 badge required to attend)