Air Talent: Building Your Radio Community, From Local To Global, At The Worldwide Radio Summit 2012
Superstars Share Success Secrets
March 6, 2012 at 3:52 AM (PT)
The climax of this year's WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2012, APRIL 27th-28th at the W HOTEL, brought to you by ALL ACCESS and A&R WORLDWIDE, is "Air Talent - Building Your Radio Community - From Local To Global" and it will be a session to be remembered!
These days personalities are not as prevalent on the dial, online or via other broadcast methods. Luckily, some personalities do exist and flourish via radio and a myriad of other platforms. They are the voice that guides and influences the tastes of millions locally, nationally and in some cases internationally.
We bring together some of the most influential radio personalities in modern day pop culture, along with talent agents as they showcase how to captivate audiences and influence the marketplace. What is a great radio personality these days? Find out at what should be a very insightful and extremely entertaining panel from some of the world's top radio talent.
The WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT is proud to bring you some true superstars of the airwaves, who will take the stage, tell stories, and leave you banging your chairs for more!
What: "Air Talent - Building Your Radio Community - From Local To Global"
When: 4:45p, SATURDAY, APRIL 28th, WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT, W HOTEL, HOLLYWOOD
LARRY KING, Legendary Broadcaster: LARRY KING got his first break as a DJ in MIAMI and soon became a popular fixture of the SOUTH FLORIDA radio scene. In 1960, he debuted his first program on MIAMI television. Throughout the '60s and early '70s he built up his local following, adding a newspaper column to his radio and television chores. After some setbacks he rebounded in 1978 with "THE LARRY KING SHOW," the first nationwide call-in radio show.
In 2007 LARRY celebrated his 50th year in broadcasting. He has conducted more than 30,000 interviews, his weekly column in USA TODAY is read all over the U.S., and his daily radio and television shows have been seen and heard by millions around the world. His 25-year run as host of LARRY KING LIVE, the first international live phone-in television program which debuted on the fledgling CABLE NEWS NETWORK in 1985, has been the longest tenure of any broadcaster as host of the same program in the same time slot. In 2010 LARRY announced that he would retire from the program shortly after his 25th anniversary broadcast.
PEREZ HILTON, President, PerezHilton.com, Host, RADIO PEREZ on CUMULUS MEDIA NETWORKS: PEREZ HILTON is the Internet's most notorious gossip columnist. He resides in HOLLYWOOD with his precious mini-Goldendoodle, TEDDY HILTON. The LA TIMES calls PEREZ, "like US Weekly, the Star, the Enquirer and Life & Style all rolled into one sweet yet snarky, sagacious yet salacious gay man." PEREZ was named the #1 Web Celeb for 2007, 2008, and 2009 by FORBES MAGAZINE.
PEREZ is the author of two best selling books, Red Carpet Suicide and True Bloggywood Stories. PEREZ operates PerezHilton.com, TeddyHilton.com, FitPerez.com,, CocoPerez.com, and continuing his positive influence PEREZ launched a family focused website, Perezitos.com.
BIG BOY, Mornings, KPWR/LOS ANGELES: Since leaving THE PHARCYDE where he was a bodyguard and joining POWER 106, as part of the BAKA BOYZ morning show, BIG BOY and the LOS ANGELES radio market fell in love with each other. He first went solo at night at POWER 106, then afternoons and finally mornings. Originally named for his size, BIG BOY had surgery that lead to a stunning weight loss of over 250 pounds. In addition, BIG BOY is self-syndicated across 20 markets. BIG BOY has had numerous roles in movies, ADAM SANDLER's The Longest Yard, Charlie's Angels 2, and co-starred in Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo. BIG BOY has recently been featured on several reality shows -- Flavor Of Love, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and HBO’s Entourage. BIG BOY is a multiple Marconi Award winner and has won multiple Radio Music Awards too. BIG BOY's latest project is his movie release, EXIT STRATEGY. Watch the trailer, here.
JOHN GARABEDIAN, Host, OPEN HOUSE PARTY: Legendary personality JOHN GARABEDIAN hosts the nationally syndicated OPEN HOUSE PARTY heard live on 126 major market Pop radio stations. It was the first live national program ever aired in the format. He has founded and operated SUPERADIO NETWORK, a cable television network (XY.tv), and both radio and television stations in the BOSTON market where he began his radio career as a local personality and program director.
LOU BRUTUS, Host, HARD DRIVE on UNITED STATIONS: LOU BRUTUS, self-proclaimed as Radio's Last Hope, King Of All Mediocre and Rock Radio Rabble Rouser has been one of the most acclaimed radio hosts of the last two decades. Through his sixteen plus years of national syndication and successful work in CHICAGO, BOSTON, PHILADELPHIA, WASHINGTON DC and PROVIDENCE he is an instantly recognized voice to radio listeners across the U.S.
His deep knowledge of music has made him a favorite of artists as diverse as METALLICA, DISTURBED, REBA McENTIRE, THEORY OF A DEADMAN, SMASHING PUMPKINS, RUSH, TOOL, WYNONNA, SLIPKNOT, A PERFECT CIRCLE, KISS, RANCID, SALIVA, S.T.P., STONE SOUR, FLEETWOOD MAC, THE RAMONES and 3 DOORS DOWN. BRUTUS is currently working on three different books. He works around the clock seven days a week, apparently needing very little sleep.
ORLANDO, Mornings, PD WLLD/TAMPA: ORLANDO has been leading this top-rated station since it's launch in 1998, he's one of the best known PD/morning men in AMERICA. In addition to being influential in the careers of PLIES, MIMS, DJ KHALED, T-PAIN, and JOJO. And when devastation hit HAITI, ORLANDO joined the CBS NEWS assignment and was there broadcasting to 46 affiliates. In AUGUST, 2010, ORLANDO became a new face, on CNN HEADLINE NEWS, as a correspondent for PRIME NEWS and SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. The father of two daughters, who he refers to as his 'mini-she's' ORLANDO is fully driven by JACK BENNY's mantra, 'I don't care who gets the laugh, as long as they get it on the JACK BENNY SHOW.'
PRESTON & STEVE, Mornings, WMMR/PHILADELPHIA: Since it's inception in 1998, THE PRESTON & STEVE SHOW show has grown from a 3-person program into a morning show machine that dominates the PHILADELPHIA area. PRESTON & STEVE began their journey at the now defunct Y100 before making the move to WMMR in 2005. It was then that they finalized the current show lineup: host PRESTON ELLIOT, the relatable "everyman" with the soul of a rock star; co-host and comedian STEVE MORRISON, whose quick delivery and alarmingly accurate celebrity impressions never cease; Executive producer CASEY "CASEYBOY" FOSTER; news/traffic/sports personality KATHY ROMANO; Associate Producer NICK McILWAIN; and Assistant Producer MARISA MAGNATTA round out the show!
ERIC WEISS, President, THE WEISS AGENCY: As the owner of THE WEISS AGENCY, ERIC and his staff provides a broad range of services to on-air talent, program producers, management and advertisers in the broadcast industry. With offices in LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, THE WEISS AGENCY specializes in representing a multitude of award-winning local and nationally syndicated radio personalities and program producers. WEISS has served as Vice Chairman of PREMIERE NETWORKS, was Chairman, CEO and a principal shareholder in AME, Inc, (creator of AFTER MIDNITE WITH BLAIR GARNER). He has served as an EVP at WESTWOOD ONE, and began his career as an attorney for MUTUAL BROADCASTING SYSTEM.
GLENN GOLDSTEIN, President, GOLDSTEIN MANAGEMENT GROUP: Based in LOS ANGELES, GOLDSTEIN MANAGEMENT GROUP and has been representing air talent and guiding careers for over 30 years such as PRESTON & STEVE (WMMR/PHILLY), AJ IN THE MORNING (KMYI/SAN DIEGO), RICO (KYLD/SAN FRANCISCO), JAY TOWERS (FRESH/DETROIT), GEENA THE LATINA (KHTS/SAN DIEGO) and DR. JENN (SIRIUS XM). GLENN was also former Executive Director/Counsel of AFTRA-SAG in PHILADELPHIA.
ANDREW PHILLIPS, ABC RADIO/DARWIN, AUSTRALIA Group PD : One of the funnier blokes from "down under," in addition to programming, ANDREW PHILLIPS also does mornings on ABC MID WEST and WHEATBELT. At our first WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT, he was a kick-ass moderator of the AIR TALENT session ... and this year he's back participating in the "AIR TALENT - BUILDING YOUR RADIO COMMUNITY - FROM LOCAL TO GLOBAL" as our moderator again. ANDREW has lots to say -- and he'll make damn sure you are listening.
Party Time At World Wide Radio Summit
We're throwing a Welcome Party for the WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2012 at the HARD ROCK CAFE, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, in HOLLYWOOD on THURSDAY, APRIL 26th from 7:30 to 10:30p for paid registrants of the WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2012.
There will delicious food, refreshing adult beverages, and some great entertainment and great networking between the global radio and music communities -- we'll tell you more about that, soon!
So when you make your travel plans for WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2012, please plan to arrive early enough for our Welcome Party at the HARD ROCK CAFE, in HOLLYWOOD on THURSDAY, APRIL 26th. Just bring your paid registration receipt to get in, or we'll check your name off at the door on our list of registered delegates!
Transportation will be available, or take a short half mile stroll up Hollywood Blvd to attend.
Vote For Your Peers To Receive Industry Awards
It's time to vote for the best of the best -- the folks you nominated to win WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2012 Industry Awards in 33 categories! Click here to vote!
Lock In Your Plans To Attend WWRS 2012
THE WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT offers two and half days of activity. Two full days of cutting edge sessions -- not the same old stuff. Two breakfasts, two lunches, three cocktail parties, and three nights of entertainment featuring some of the hottest new bands from the US and around the world.
WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2012 Registration is only $375. To register and find out about a 15% discount for company/station groups of five or more, click here.
Then click here to register and lock in a hotel room at the W HOTEL, in HOLLYWOOD, at the discount rate. Hurry, rooms are going very fast.
See you at the WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2012, APRIL 27th-28th at THE W HOTEL in HOLLYWOOD! And, make your Industry Award Votes, now!