Dickey, Herman, Lakamp, Kennedy, Feinblatt, Meyers, Ergatoudis, Agovino Keynote The Worldwide Radio Summit 2012
Register Now For April 26-28 Event
March 12, 2012 at 4:51 AM (PT)
Some of the radio industry's biggest executives from around the world are joining together with the WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2012, presented by ALL ACCESS and A&R WORLDWIDE, as part of the must-see keynote session, "EMBRACING RADIO's FUTURE," on FRIDAY, APRIL 27th at 9a, at the W HOTEL in HOLLYWOOD. Here are the players:
LEW DICKEY: Chairman & CEO of CUMULUS MEDIA, he's recently pulled off the largest radio transaction in recent history with the purchase of CITADEL MEDIA and is now the second largest radio group operating 570 stations in 120 U.S. markets as well as a radio network serving over 4,500 stations nationwide.
Still in the midst of implementing CUMULUS' culture and operations with the former CITADEL stations and network, DICKEY will share his insights on how he's shaping CUMULUS for the future, and where CUMULUS sees itself in the next five years with broadcast, digital and social.
SCOTT HERMAN: EVP/Operations for CBS RADIO, is responsible for 76 stations in 18 markets. He will have lots to say about his company's aggressive digital and social media models, as well as the migration of news to FM, and how CBS, in the not too distant past was looking to sell radio stations, and is now bullish on radio's future.
BRIAN LAKAMP: Pres./CLEAR CHANNEL MEDIA + ENTERTAINMENT Digital: Working hand-in-hand with CC CEO BOB PITTMAN and CC RADIO Chairman/CEO JOHN HOGAN, LAKAMP oversees CLEAR CHANNEL's digital strategy, which includes iHEARTRADIO, as well as the infrastructure, tools and social media integration for its local stations' branded Internet properties. He also works closely with the company's key partners to develop cutting-edge tools and products for all of CLEAR CHANNEL's radio, media and entertainment properties.
JOE KENNEDY: PANDORA Pres./CEO, has spearheaded PANDORA's growth in cars and continues to lead the charge for the platform's continued dominance in TRITON DIGITAL Active Average Sessions by a huge and growing margin. How is he addressing PANDORA's growing pains? And how will he answer critics that say PANDORA is not radio?
RICK FEINBLATT: VP/Radio GREATER MEDIA and Market Manager CHARLOTTE, RICK's company-wide duties includes guiding Chairman/CEO PETER SMYTH's decisions on running the company's 23 AM and FM radio stations in BOSTON, CHARLOTTE, DETROIT, PHILADELPHIA and NEW JERSEY. He's played a crucial role in keeping watch on things in challenging financial times, and on what to do and not do in the face of fresh competition such as what's taking place in DETROIT with a frontal attack by CLEAR CHANNEL.
JAY MEYERS: CEO, ADELANTE MEDIA GROUP, a leading radio, TV and network broadcasting company with ownership in nine emerging Hispanic markets and specializing in Spanish language programming. The company serves additional markets through its network which currently distributes two separate 24/7 formats. JAY understands the growing impact of Hispanic consumers on radio and media in general and will offer his viewpoints on this area of opportunity for radio.
GEORGE ERGATOUDIS: BBC RADIO 1 & 1XTRA (UK) Head Of Music Policy has over 13 million listeners across the UK and millions more around the globe, GEORGE is arguably one of the most influential programmers in the world. And he takes that responsibility very seriously. Hear how he navigates these often choppy waters with ease, and his take on global radio growth.
MIKE AGOVINO: COO of TRITON DIGITAL will moderate this important session. His company's DIAL-GLOBAL NETWORKS just recently finished its merger with WESTWOOD ONE. AGOVINO already rides herd on a stable of widely digital properties and service in audio, video, mobile, database and listener loyalty and engagement at TRITON DIGITAL, and he will have some hardball questions for DICKEY, SMYTH and HERMAN ... all designed to show you where radio is headed, and how you can thrive and be part of the success.
Townhall Meeting Begins At 10a
Following the keynote session, DICKEY, HERMAN, LAKAMP, KENNEDY, FEINBLATT, MEYERS, ERGATOUDIS and AGOVINO will all stick around for some Q&A from the audience in a TOWNHALL MEETING. Anything and everything is open for discussion. Make sure you're on hand!
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!