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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"

CAT THOMAS

CAT THOMAS

VP Current Music Formats, Cumulus Media

After a humble upbringing in the Ohio garden spots of Toledo and Columbus, Cat Thomas fell in love with radio while attending Bowling Green University (WFAL and WBGU) before finishing school at the Ohio State University while working at WCOL-AM and WNCI-FM. After college Cat continued his radio career dressing up as Chuck the Duck to wedge his foot in the door at Y106 Orlando (now XL106.7).  He went on to become the Promotion Director, Research Director as well as holding down weekend and overnight shows at Y106.

Cat then accepted a job with KLUC Las Vegas on the air from 6-10pm.  He soon moved into the Music Director role while taking over Afternoon Drive at KLUC.  He became PD, grew into the group OM and finally VP of Programming for CBS’ six-station Las Vegas Group. In February of 2016, Mike McVay and Cumulus Media offered Cat the position of VP of Current Music Formats, working with Cumulus’ Top 40 and Rhythm stations. A position he holds and loves to this day, stating, “You will have to pry this gig out of my cold, dead hands!”