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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

STAXX

STAXX

Creative Services Director, WHTZ & WKTU New York

Staxx had an unusual entrée (pun intended) into radio. We'll let him tell the tale in his own words: "I got my first gig in radio by pretending to be the answering machine at a steakhouse in 2005: 'Press 1 for hot rare meats...Press 2 for salad...You have selected 4...options in chicken,' at which point I would bawk like a chicken for a while and then hang up. The hostess (who worked part time in radio promotions) thought it was hilarious and suggested I meet the night guy at K92, a heritage CHR in Roanoke, VA. I started doing bits on his show as Stuntboy Tater on Torture Tuesdays. A year or so and many half-naked, very public stunts later, I was doing nights full-time and learning the ins and outs of Adobe Audition and its many colorful ways of manipulating audio."

That was the first of many steps on a journey that took Staxx to Z104.3 Baltimore, then to "DC101" Washington DC, culminating at the top of the Empire State Building and his current position as Creative Services Director for both WHTZ "Z100" and WKTU New York City.