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The Worldwide Radio Summit (WWRS) will return for the 8th edition of its flagship Los Angeles event to the W Hotel Hollywood from May 2nd - May 4th 2018. The event, hosted in partnership by A&R Worldwide and leading online radio/music information and news resource AllAccess.com, will once again unite broadcasters from the U.S. and around the world to discuss new creative and business models that will help this essential communicator of music, talk, news and sports evolve and thrive for years to come.

Over the past seven years, WWRS has been attended by hundreds of U.S. and international radio and record executives. WWRS 2018 will continue to highlight some of the most important issues and opportunities impacting radio today and tomorrow, as well as focus on the future of this crucial broadcast medium that is the world's largest communicator and platform for music discovery.

Among the key names already confirmed to join WWRS 2018’s event are included: Adam Burgess – CEO, Imaging Blueprint/Contraband Media; Andrew Curran – President, DMR/Interactive; Andrew Smooth – Imaging Director, KPWR/Los Angeles; Ben Cooper – Controller, BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra & Asian Network; Carolyn Gilbert – President, NuVoodoo; Cat Thomas – VP, Contemporary Music, Cumulus Media; Chris Price – Head of Music, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra; Daniel Anstandig – President & CEO, Futuri Media; DJ Felli Fel KPWR/Los Angeles; Dom Nero – Imaging Director, WQHT/New York; Fred Jacobs – President & Founder, Jacobs Media; Howard Cogan – Voice of Jack-FM; Jill Weindorf – Sr. VP, Promotion, Concord Music Group; Jimmy Steal – VP, Programming, Meruelo Media; Jon Zellner – EVP, Programming, iHeartMedia; Kelly Doherty – VP, Imaging, iHeartMedia; Kid Kelly – VP, Pop & PD, Hits1/Venus, SiriusXM; Leigh Jacobs – EVP/Perceptual Research, NuVoodoo;... Read More >>


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W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD
6250 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, California
 

Confirmed Speakers


Adam Burgess

CEO/Imaging, Blueprint/Contraband Media

Andrew Curran

President/COO, DMR/Interactive

Andrew Jeffries

EVP/Programming, iHeartMedia/Los Angeles

Andrew Smooth

Imaging Director, KPWR/Los Angeles

Ben Cooper

Controller, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 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)

Erica Farber

President & CEO, RAB

Felli Fel

KPWR (Power 106)/Los Angeles

Fred Jacobs

President/Founder, Jacobs Media

Howard Cogan

Voice Of Jack-FM

Joe Kelly

Exec. Producer, AVDeli Sun City Radio Network

Joel Denver

President/Publisher, ALL ACCESS

Jill Weindorf

SVP Promotion, Concord Music Group

Jim Ryan

Entercom Classic Hits Format Captain, PD, WCBS, WCFS/NY

Jimmy Steal

VP/Programming, Meruelo Media

Jon Miller

VP/Audience Insights, Nielsen Audio

Jon Zellner

EVP Programming Operations, iHeartMedia

Kelly Doherty

VP/Imaging, iHartMeadia

Kid Kelly

VP Pop/PD HITS1/VENUS, SIRIUSXM

Leigh Jacobs

Co-Founder/VP Research Analysis, NuVoodoo Media Services

Leslie Fram

SVP Music Strategy & Talent, CMT

Lori Lewis

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

Michael Saunders

PD/Urban Brand Coordinator, KQBT/Houston

Mike Fink

Sr. Director of Industry Relations, Pandora

Mike McVay

EVP/Content & Programming, Cumulus Media/Westwood One

Myron Fears

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

Orlando Davis

PD/Mornings, WLLD/TAMPA, FL

Perry Michael Simon

N/T/S & Podcasting Editor, ALL ACCESS

Rachel McGrath

Voiceover Artist

Randy Thomas

Voiceover Artist

Rob Greenlee

Head of Podcast Content, Speaker and Adore Podcast Network

Sat Bisla

President & Founder, A&R Worldwide

Scott Mahalick

EVP/Content, Alpha Media

Steven Goldstein

Founder/CEO, Amplifi Media

Tim Clarke

Senior Director of Digital Audience, Cox Media Group

Tino Cochino

Mornings, KMVA/Phoenix

Tom Leykis

Creater/Host, The Tom Leykis Show

Woody Fife

Mornings, KYSR (Alt 987)/Los Angeles


Worldwide Radio Summit Endorsements


Jimmy Steal
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)

Leslie Fram
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."

Marc Young
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."

Ande MacPherson
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."

Andrew Phillips
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. "


 

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