WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2019 TO LAUNCH IN THE U.S MEDIA CAPITAL & UNITE THE FUTURE OF THE GLOBAL RADIO, MUSIC, MEDIA & TECH SECTORS AS PART OF CALIFORNIA ENTERTAINMENT WEEK
JULY 30th 2018: Following up on an inspiring at-capacity 2018 event this year in Hollywood, the ninth annual WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT (WWRS) - presented by A&R WORLDWIDE and ALLACCESS.COM – has revealed the dates for its 2019 edition, which will take place March 27th - 29th, 2019. The Worldwide Radio Summit will head to the north side of the Hollywood Hills for its 2019 debut in Burbank, CA, the "Media Capital of the World," at the newly-remodeled and decadent Castaway venue for an ultimate networking, creative and business experience. In "Beautiful Downtown Burbank" as heard on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, high in a picturesque setting in hills overlooking the city and Downtown LA, the new Castaway is set to become SoCal's most provocative and exciting special events property and upscale restaurant featuring breathtaking views and a renewed energy and vibe, ready to deliver a world-class networking experience to 2019’s attendees.
Worldwide Radio Summit will take place right after one of the leading international music, A&R, publishing, synch, brands, ad agency, film/TV/videogames, management, streaming, digital, marketing and content distribution events – MUSEXPO (www.musexpo.net) and its “Creative Summit” as part of the week-long California Entertainment Week.
Burbank, CA is home to some of the world's most recognized music and media companies including film/TV studios, record labels, publishing companies, radio stations, music supervisors, synch companies and more including iHeartRadio, KPWR “Power 106” Los Angeles, The Walt Disney Company, Disney Music Group, Freemantle Media, ABC, Hollywood Records, ESPN, Marvel Comics, Lucasfilm, Warner Bros. Studios, DC Comics, Freeform, Warner Bros. Records, Atlantic, Elektra, peermusic, NickelodeonAnimation Studios, The Burbank Studios, Blizzard Entertainment, Cartoon Network Studios, Insomniac Games, The CW Television Network, NBC Universal and A&R Worldwide’s Headquarters to name a few, the city of Burbank is set to welcome 2019 delegates to this long-time epicenter of music creativity and innovation.
Controller, BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra & BBC Asian Network (U.K.)
VP/Programming, Entercom & Program Director, WXXS & WYMX (Milwaukee)
Imaging Director, SiriusXM
CEO, Beasley Broadcasting
Head of Music, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra
Chief Product Officer, iHeartRadio
VP/Talent Development, iHeartMedia
Group Production Director, Wireless Group (Dublin)
Morning Host, KOST FM (Los Angeles)
Morning Host, Z100 (New York)
President & CEO, RAB
President & Founder, Jacobs Media
Program Director, KKDA & KRNB (Dallas)
Chairman & CEO, Hubbard Broadcasting
Imaging Director, 97-1 AMP Radio (Los Angeles)
VP/Digital, Hubbard Broadcasting
President, K3 Creative
President, Cox Media Group
EVP, Perceptual Research, NuVooDoo
Program Director, KNDD (Seattle)
Digital Brand Strategist
Program Director, KIOI & KYLD (San Francisco)
Editor, Music Week (U.K.)
Director/Playlist Programming & Development, Warner Music Group
EVP/Programming, Cumulus Media
Director/Imaging, KIIS-FM (Los Angeles)
VP Affiliate/Imaging Division, CESD Talent Agency
Content Director, Triple J (Australia)
Program Director/Mornings, WLLD (Tampa)
The Randy Lane Company
Program Director, KQMV (Seattle)
EVP/Programming, NE Division, iHeartMedia (New York)
VP/Audience & Content For Radio, Cox
Worldwide Radio Summit Endorsements
VP of Programming Emmis & Program Director Power 106 Los Angeles
"In the USA alone radio reaches 293,839,000* listeners every week! That's 93% of all consumers in the USA! It's our job to entertain, inform, and help in the discovery of new music every time they turn the radio on...what an exciting and rewarding way to have a positive and lasting impact on our audiences!"
* Source: RADAR 105, June 2010 Copyright Arbitron (Monday-Sunday 24-Hour Weekly Cume Estimate)
Music Director, CMT
"There was a time and era when radio changed the world. As technology evolved and continues to rapidly develop, radio is still a major influence for music discovery, local news and information and personalities that entertain on a daily basis." .
Mike Walsh Deputy Programme Director/Head Of Music, Radio X (UK)
"Radio is still, by far, the most effective and emotive way of communicating passion for music."
Program Director, KEXX/Phoenix
"We all associate particular songs to key moments in life; no matter where we live or what language we speak. Radio has been and will continue to be the most effective medium of delivering those moments to the masses for FREE."
General Manager, George FM & Kiwi FM, New Zealand
"Making emotional connections through being personal, portable and reflecting life right now are as important as ever. Plus
radio has always been the great aggregator - this consumer offer is only becoming more valuable in our noisy, fragmented
world. But it needs to be delivered as part of an on-going conversation where listeners can feedback, influence and get the
bits they value when they want them. The future is bright."
Media Consultant (UK)
Radio as a medium cannot be buried or ignored it continues to influence all other mediums and reflect societies cultural state. Video did not kill the radio star, neither did podcasts or Mp3's, not even streaming or 'listen again' options have destroyed the 'LIVE' power of radio.
Presenters, Programmers and producers in radio are some of the most 'aware' people in the world.
They must be in touch with the heart beat of society, find the language and the songs that touch
and connect with everyday people.
The radio summit is essential to remind both individuals and corporate monsters that the human voice
is the most powerful medium and without listeners we don't have anyone to talk to. "