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Worldwide Radio Summit Speakers


Adam Burgess

Co-Founder, Contraband Media

Alan Swan

Director of Music Content, RTÉ 2fm

Andrew Curran

President/COO, DMR/Interactive

Andrew Jeffries

EVP/Programming, iHeartMedia/Los Angeles

Andrew Phillips

Creative Content Consultant

Andrew Smooth

Imaging Director, KPWR/Los Angeles

Ben Cooper

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

Carolyn Gilbert

Co-Founder, NuVoodoo Media Services

Cat Thomas

VP Current Music Formats, Cumulus Media

Chet Buchanan

Mornings, KLUC/Las Vegas

Chris Price

Head of Music, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra

Daniel Anstandig

President/CEO, Futuri Media

Darren Davis

President, iHeartMedia Networks Group

David Konsky

REELWORLD Imaging Producer, Head of Production/SCA HIT

David Nathan

Head of Promotion, BMG/S-Curve Records

Dede McGuire

Mornings, KKDA (K104)/Dallas

Dom Nero

Imaging Director, WQHT - Hot 97 (New York City)

Douglas Reed

EVP/Radio & Library Services, SOURCEAUDIO

Erica Farber

President & CEO, RAB

Felli Fel

KPWR (Power 106)/Los Angeles

Fred Jacobs

President/Founder, Jacobs Media

Gina Juliano

VP of Marketing & Content, Spotlite Media Inc.

Haley Jones

Dir./Radio, Nielsen Music

Howard Cogan

Voice Of Jack-FM

Joel Denver

President/Publisher, ALL ACCESS

JoJo Wright

Host of "iHeartRadio Countdown"

Jill Weindorf

SVP Promotion, Concord Music Group

Jim Ryan

SVP/Programming, Entercom

Jimmy Steal

VP/Programming, Meruelo Media

John Boyne

EVP/Sr. Consultant Coleman Insights

Jon Miller

VP/Audience Insights, Nielsen Audio

Jon Zellner

EVP Programming Operations, iHeartMedia

Kelly Doherty

VP/Imaging, iHeartMeadia

Kid Kelly

VP Pop/PD HITS1/VENUS, SIRIUSXM

Kurt Johnson

Sr. Vice President, Townsquare Media

Lee Leipsner

EVP/Promotion, Columbia Records

Leigh Jacobs

Co-Founder/VP Research Analysis, NuVoodoo Media Services

Leuba Ramakgolo

General Manager, South African Broadcasting Corp.

Lisa Marber-Rich

VO Agent/co-Founder, ATLAS

Lori Lewis

VP/Social, Cumulus and Westwood One & Author, MERGE

Michael Saunders

PD/Urban Brand Coordinator, KQBT/Houston

Michael Steele

Dir./Playlist Programming & Development, Warner Music Group

Mike Fink

Sr. Director of Industry Relations, Pandora

Mike McVay

EVP/Content & Programming, Cumulus Media/Westwood One

Miles Anzaldo

MD, KROQ/Los Angeles

Mio Vukovic

SVP A&R/Head of Creative, Disney Music Group

Myron Fears

OM/PD, KPRS & KPRT-AM/Kansas City

Perry Michael Simon

N/T/S & Podcasting Editor, ALL ACCESS

Pete Downton

Deputy CEO, 7digital

Rachel McGrath

Voiceover Artist

Randy Thomas

Voiceover Artist

Rob Greenlee

VP/Head of Partnerships at VoxNest.com, Spreaker.com and BlogTalkRadio.com

Rob Roberts

VP/Hot AC Programming, Cumulus Media

Sam Milkman

EVP/Sr. Consultant Coleman Insights

Sat Bisla

President & Founder, A&R Worldwide

Scott Burnell

Global Lead, Business Dev & Partner Mgmt, Ford Motor Co

Scott Mahalick

EVP/Content, Alpha Media

Scott Musgrave

Head of U.S. Radio, Nielsen Music

Scott Shannon

Host, "Shannon in the Morning," WCBS-FM New York City

Steven Goldstein

Founder/CEO, Amplifi Media

Susan Larkin

SF, Sacto Regional Pres./NY Market Mgr., Entercom

Tim Clarke

VP/Audience & Content, Cox Media Group

Tino Cochino

Mornings, KKFR/Phoenix

Tom Leykis

Creater/Host, The Tom Leykis Show

Walter Schmich

Program Director, BAYERN 1, BAYERN 3 & PULS (Germany)

Warren Kurtzman

President, Coleman Insights

Woody Fife

Mornings, KYSR (Alt 987)/Los Angeles

Yirong Dai

Channel Director, Metro Radio FM94.5, Beijing, China

WALTER SCHMICH

WALTER SCHMICH

Vice Director of Radio, Bayerischer Rundfunk

Walter Schmich began his career in media in the mid-80’s while studying communication science and market-psychology at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. Working for newspapers at that time, he was one of the pioneers in founding private radio stations in Germany – inspired by his passion for American Forces Network (AFN) Munich. After some years as a morning show host and head of music at a local radio station in Bavaria, he moved to Munich based state-wide broadcaster “Bayerischer Rundfunk” in 1990. Starting as a reporter and music-journalist he soon hosted different radio shows and in 1994 he was promoted to head of music at the hot AC station “Bayern 3.”

In 2003 Walter became PD of the station, five years later “PULS”, the youth department of “Bayerischer Rundfunk”, was added to his field of responsibility – with another radio station and several TV- and online-formats. Since 2014 Walter is also “Vice director of radio” of the whole company.  In the beginning of 2016 his department was once again expanded by adding another flagship of the company – the radio station “Bayern 1” – by then No.4 in the target group and in the meantime Germanys No.1 radio station. Under his leadership the two popular stations “Bayern 1” (80’s based Classic Hits) and “Bayern 3” (CHR) reach more than 6 million listeners per day which is a market share of 44.2 % in Bavaria (a market of more than 70 private and public fm radio stations).