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Worldwide Radio Summit Speakers


Adam Burgess

Co-Founder, 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

Chris Price

Head of Music, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra

Daniel Anstandig

President/CEO, Futuri Media

Darren Davis

President, iHeartMedia Networks Group

David Nathan

Head of Promotion, BMG/S-Curve Records

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

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

Michael Steele

Dir./Playlist Programming & Development, Warner Music Group

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

Sat Bisla

President & Founder, A&R Worldwide

Scott Mahalick

EVP/Content, Alpha Media

Tim Clarke

Senior Director of Digital Audience, Cox Media Group

Woody Fife

Host, "The Woody Show"

BEN COOPER

BEN COOPER

Controller, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Asian Network

Ben Cooper is responsible for leading BBC Radio 1, entertaining and engaging a broad range of young listeners with a distinctive mix of contemporary music and speech; 1Xtra, playing the best in contemporary black music with a strong emphasis on live music and supporting new UK artists; and Asian Network, whose mission is to engage and entertain young British-Asians with a distinctive range of music, news and comedy. He's in charge of the leadership, controllable spend, editorial content and overall management of Radio 1, 1Xtra and Asian Network, reaching a combined weekly audience of over 12 million, with over 1.65 billion views on YouTube, 38 million views on the Radio 1 iPlayer channel, and a combined 9.2 million audience on social media across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Ben is responsible for the distinctive mix of new music, high quality news, documentaries and social action campaigns for young UK audiences. He's been acknowledged for bold scheduling changes, rejuvenating Radio 1's audience and renewing its focus towards 15-29 year olds. Ben is also recognized for working with and introducing new talent to the station.