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WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2018 EVENT SCHEDULE


Wednesday, May 2nd  


OPENING NIGHT VIP NETWORKING MIXER
HARD ROCK CAFÉ HOLLYWOOD

8:00PM – 10:30PM
FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY: TBA


Thursday, May 3rd  


8:00AM – 6:00PM
REGISTRATION OPEN – WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2018 CHECK-IN
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD)

8:00AM –8:55AM
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD)
PROUDLY SERVING: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf™

8:55AM - 9:00AM
WELCOME ADDRESS
FEATURING: Joel Denver – President, All Access 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:

9:05AM – 9:15AM
SPECIAL KICK-OFF 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.
MODERATED BY: Daniel Anstandig – President & CEO, Futuri Media

PANELISTS:
Ben Cooper – Controller, BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra & BBC Asian Network
More TBA

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?
MODERATED BY: Andrew Jeffries – EVP/Programming, iHeartMedia/Los Angeles

PANELISTS:
Andrew Curran – President & COO, DMR/Interactive
Erica Farber – President & CEO, RAB
Greg Strassell – SVP/Programming, Hubbard Radio
Jon Miller – VP/Audience Insights, Nielsen Audio
Myron Fears – OM/PD, KPRS & KPRT-AM/Kansas City

11:45AM – 11:55AM   
IRON IMAGER 
BRAD LEASK, Network Imaging Producer, NOVA ENTERTAINMENT, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, captured the title of WORLD'S BEST IMAGER on FRIDAY, MAY 5, 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 4th, 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.

PRESENTED BY: Benztown

 

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.
FEATURING: Fred Jacobs – President & Founder, Jacobs Media

1:00PM – 2:15PM
WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT NETWORKING LUNCHEON 
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD) 
PRESENTED BY: Premiere Networks

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.
MODERATED BY: Perry Simon – N/T/S & Podcasting Editor, All Access

PANELISTS:
Rob Greenlee – Head of Podcast Content, Speaker and Adore Podcast Network
Steven Goldstein – Founder/CEO, Amplifi Media
Tom Leykis – Creater/Host, The Tom Leykis Show
More TBA

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


Friday, May 4TH


8:00AM – 4:00PM
REGISTRATION OPEN – WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2017 CHECK-IN 
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD)

8:00AM – 9:00AM
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD)
PROUDLY SERVING: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf™

9:00AM – 10:00AM
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.|
MODERATED BY:  Lori Lewis – VP/Social, Cumulus and Westwood One & Author, MERGE

PANELISTS: 
Cat Thomas – VP/Contemporary Music, Cumulus Media
Jim Ryan – Entercom Classic Hits Format Captain, PD, WCBS, WCFS/NY
Leslie Fram – SVP/Music Strategy & Talent, CMT
More TBA

10:15AM – 10:45AM
MINI-KEYNOTE: Getting Radio On Message
PRESENTED BY: DMR Interactive
FEATURING:  Andrew Curran – President & COO, DMR/Interactive

10:50AM - 11:00AM
BENZTOWN Iron Imager Award Presentation

11:00AM - 12:05PM
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.
MODERATED BY: Kelly Doherty – VP/Imaging, iHeartMedia

PANELISTS:
Adam Burgess – CEO, Imaging Blueprint/Contraband Media
Andrew Smooth – Imaging Director, KPWR
David Konsky – REELWORLD Imaging Producer, Head of Production/SCA HIT
Dom Nero – Director, WHQT/New York
Howard Cogan – Voice Of Jack-FM
Joe Kelly – Executive Producer, Avideli/Phoenix
Rachel McGrath – Voiceover Talent
Randy Thomas – Voiceover Talent

12:10PM – 1:00PM
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.

PANELISTS: 
Mike Fink – Sr. Director Artist & Label Relations, Pandora
Kid Kelly – VP Pop & PD, Hits1/Venus, SiriusXM
More TBA

1:00PM – 2:30PM
WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT "INDUSTRY AWARDS LUNCHEON" 
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD) 
HOSTED BY: MIX GROUP

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

PANELISTS: 
David Nathan - Head of Promotion, BMG/S-Curve Records
Jill Weindorf - SVP/Promotion, Concord Music Group
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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.

PANELISTS: 
TBA

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.
MODERATED BY: Orlando Davis – PD/Mornings, WLLD/Tampa, FL

PANELISTS: 
Chet Buchanan – Mornings, KLUC/Las Vegas
Dede McGuire – Mornings, KKDA (K104)/Dallas
Tino Cochino – Mornings, KMVA/Phoenix
Woody Fife – Mornings, KYSR (Alt 987)/Los Angeles
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6:00PM – 8:00PM
WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT NETWORKING COCKTAIL PARTY WITH & HORS D'OEUVRES & MUSIC!
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD)
(WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2018 badge required to attend)