A&R Worldwide, AllAccess.com To Launch Worldwide Radio Summit
Radio Innovators, Power Players Already Committed To Attend 4/29-30, 2011
September 8, 2010 at 4:15 AM (PT)
The 1st annual WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT, a virtual "United Nations of Radio," is set to take place APRIL 29th-30th, 2011 at the brand new W Hotel in LOS ANGELES. The event, created by A&R WORLDWIDE and ALLACCESS.COM, will also host "Worldwide Radio Awards" honoring broadcasting innovators and power players.
The WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT will spotlight the most important issues impacting radio today, as well as focus on the future of this crucial broadcast medium. A wide array of radio power players and the world’s most innovative and influential programmers, DJs and technology experts will address new ways to reach consumers, the radio’s influence across multiple platforms, social media, new business models, new technology, streaming advances, radio device development and creative programming.
We share a common belief that radio will continue to grow and prosper, utilizing and branding with new technologies to find innovative ways to reach consumers ... that radio is no longer shackled by the limitations of its tower-based signal.
Big Names For A Big Event
Already confirmed to attend the WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT are CUMULUS CO-COO JOHN DICKEY and SVP/Programming JAN JEFFRIES, EMMIS VP/Programming and POWER 106/L.A. PD JIMMY STEAL, WRXP/N.Y. PD LESLIE FRAM, CBS/S.F. VP/Programming MICHAEL MARTIN, CLEAR CHANNEL/SF OM DON PARKER, KBIG/L.A. and K101/S.F. PD ANDREW JEFFRIES, WKSC/CHICAGO PD RICK VAUGHN, KEXX/PHOENIX PD MARC YOUNG, KCRW SANTA MONICA MD/"Morning Becomes Eclectic" host JASON BENTLEY, XM SIRIUS OM WILL PENDARVIS, WESTWOOD ONE RADIO NETWORKS’ MICHAEL STEELE, KCRW on-air personality NIC HARCOUT and YAHOO! Music Head of Programming & Artist/Label Relations JOHN LENAC, among many others.
Among some of those confirming early from overseas are XFM (U.K.) HEAD OF MUSIC MIKE WALSH, MOTORFM GERMANY, MANAGING PARTNERS MARKUS KUEHN and MONA RÜBSAMEN, NEW ZEALAND On-Air’s BRENDAN SMYTH and MIKE MCCLUNG and AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORP. Group PD ANDREW PHILLIPS.
The architects behind The WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT include the influential independent international talent discovery, development and consulting firm A&R WORLDWIDE -- producer of MUSEXPO, which celebrates its 7th year with conventions on three continents (N. AMERICA, EUROPE and AUSTRALASIA) -- and the world’s largest online radio/music industry information and news resource, ALLACCESS.COM.
A&R WORLDWIDE/MUSEXPO Pres./Founder SAT BISLA states, "As a member and advocate of the global radio and music community I felt it was essential to bring together a melting pot of positive creative and business inspiration in a forum that would be productive and meaningful to those who participate at The WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT. Having been a part of the radio family for the past 26 years and sharing new sounds with music fans around the globe -- radio has played a vital role in sharing great talent with the masses."
"The WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT will be a key forum to bring together radio and those vested in radio in a way to ensure this medium maintains its importance as the primary communicator for sound to billions around the world. I am very pleased to be working with JOEL DENVER and his great team at ALLACCESS.COM who share the same passion and vision for radio as A&R WORLDWIDE does -- to help deliver an event that will bring broadcasters and music enthusiasts together for the betterment of radio, the listener and the music community."
ALLACCESS.COM Pres./Publisher JOEL DENVER adds, "Everyone at ALLACCESS.COM is thrilled to be co-presenting The WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT with our friend SAT BISLA and his amazing team at A&R WORLDWIDE. We feel that The WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT will be a vital new opportunity for communication between radio managers and programmers from the U.S. and International markets all with the same common goal -- to make radio better and integrate creative programming across a growing number of digital platforms.
"We share a common belief that radio will continue to grow and prosper, utilizing and branding with new technologies to find innovative ways to reach consumers. In the coming years, it will be even more apparent that radio is no longer shackled by the limitations of its tower-based signal, but has an infinite opportunity to truly be everywhere via streaming, apps, and future technologies by building exciting brands, not just offering cookie-cutter programming.
"At The WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT, we'll present exciting speakers who will share their knowledge of radio, digital technologies, and successful methods of ways of driving new revenue streams so that radio executives around the world can tap into these rapidly evolving new frontiers of interaction and communication with their audiences."
For up-to-date event details, registration information and more, visit www.worldwideradiosummit.com.
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