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Worldwide Radio Summit Speakers


Anders Held

Co-Founder & Manager, Radio Days (Europe)

Andrew Curran

President & COO, DMR/Interactive

Andy Sannemann

Co-Founder & CEO, Benztown

Aton Ben-Horin

Global VP A&R, Warner Music Group

Beata Murphy

APD/MD, KIIS FM/Los Angeles

Ben Cooper

Controller, BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra & BBC Asian Network

Brad Kelly

Managing Director, Nielsen Audio

Brendan Regan

VP/Content & Partnerships, audioBoom

Brooke Fox

Brooke & Jubal

Caroline Beasley

CEO, Beasley Broadcast Group

Carolyn Gilbert

President, NuVoodoo Media Services

Cat Thomas

VP/Programming, Cumulus

Charlie Sislen

Partner, Research Director, Inc

Chris Nicoll

Creative Director, IMGR

Chris Peterson

SVP Podcasting, iHeartMedia

Chris Price

Head Of Music, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra (UK)

Darren Davis

President/Networks Group, iHeartMedia

Ed Kershaw

Chief Commercial Officer, 7digital

Elliot In The Morning

DC101/Washington, DC

Erica Farber

President & CEO, RAB

Fred Jacobs

Founder & President, Jacobs Media

Greg Strassell

Sr. VP/Programming, Hubbard Broadcasting

James Cridland

Managing Director, Media.Info

Jay Towers

Morning Anchor, "Fox 2 News Morning" (Detroit)/Host, "Jay Towers in the Morning"

Jason Bentley

Music Director, KCRW Los Angeles/Host, "Morning Becomes Eclectic" & "Metropolis"

Jason Garte

President, Mix Group

Jimmy Steal

National Digital Program Director/VP Programming, Emmis & Program Director, KPWR "Power 106" Los Angeles

Joe Knapp

Founder, MusicMaster

Justin Chase

EVP/Programming, Beasley Broadcast Group

Kellie Rasberry

Host, Kidd Kraddick Show

Kelly Doherty

VP/Imaging, iHeartMedia

Kevin Fine

Managing Director, Jacaranda FM (South Africa)

Kid Kelly

VP/Pop & Program Director (Hits1 & Venus), SiriusXM

Kim Johnson

Nat'l Account Mgr., Futuri Media

Kurt Hanson

CEO, AccuRadio.com, Publisher, "RAIN: Radio and Internet News"

Kurt Johnson

Sr. VP/Programming, Townsquare Media

Lee Leipsner

EVP/Promotion, Columbia Records

Leigh Jacobs

EVP/Research Analysis, NuVoodoo Media Services

Lori Lewis

VP/Social, Cumulus/Westwood One

Marika "Mixi" Malliaris

5FM Music Compiler/Freelance Radio Presenter

Mark Pennington

Program Director, WRIF

Markus Kuehn

Managing Partner, FluxFM (Germany)

Melissa Popis

Mornings, KXOL (MEGA 96.3)/Los Angeles

Mike McVay

Sr. VP/Content & Programming, Cumulus Media

Mike Walsh

Deputy Programme Director/Head Of Music, Radio X (UK)

Neal Schore

President & CEO, Triton Digital

Phil Becker

VP/Programming, Alpha Media

Philippe Generali

President, RCS/Mediabase

Ralph Simon

CEO, Mobilium Global

Rick Cummings

President/Programming, Emmis

Rob Kass

VP, Digital Audio, Nielsen

Skip Dillard

OM/PD, WBLS/New York

Staxx

Creative Services Director, WHTZ & WKTU

Steven Goldstein

CEO, Amplifi Media

Steve Jones

VP/GM, ABC News Radio

Steve Reynolds

President, The Reynolds Group

Suzanne Grimes

President, Westwood One

Thomas Scherer

EVP, Frontline Publishing, U.S. & Global Publishing, BMG

Tony Coles

EVP/Programming, iHeartMedia

Trevor Shand

Imaging, KROQ/Los Angeles

Valerie Geller

President, Geller Media International

Von Freeman

Director Marketing & Special Events, Entercom South Florida

JAMES CRIDLAND

JAMES CRIDLAND

Managing Director, Media.Info

James Cridland is a radio futurologist and Managing Director of media.info, the media information website. He's worked in radio since 1989 as an award-winning copywriter, presenter and internet strategist. In 2001 he joined the original Virgin Radio in London, where he was Digital Media Director, launching the world's first radio smartphone app in March 2005. In 2007 he joined the BBC to work on the BBC iPlayer for radio, achieving a dramatic increase in the service's audio quality, and being part of the team that laid the foundations for the UK Radioplayer. Since leaving the BBC in 2009 he's worked for a variety of businesses, including receiver manufacturer Pure, UK Radioplayer and Radioplayer Worldwide, Futuri Media, iBiquity, talkSPORT and a variety of European media companies, helping them focus on the benefits and challenges that new platforms bring to their business.

James is one of the organizers of Next Radio, the UK radio ideas conference each September, and is also on the committee of RadioDays Europe. He was a founder of the hybrid radio technology association RadioDNS and was an Elected Trustee of the UK Radio Academy.