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The 4th annual independent Worldwide Radio Summit will bring together some of the most inspiring music and broadcasting minds from all realms of radio (FM, satellite, digital, streaming, mobile and more) to its forthcoming event April 2 - 4, at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. The event is organized in partnership with A&R Worldwide and and is the annual gathering of some of the most forward-thinking minds from radio, digital and social media as well as music creators and owners.

The Worldwide Radio Summit has articulated the importance of radio as the planet’s most important communicator of sound, building audience and impacting music revenue as well as breaking artists - no other medium on the planet does this as consistently and as effectively as radio!

Radio is still the No.1 method in the world to consistently break artists and songwriters and has access to the largest consumer audience that buys music and tickets to shows. The Worldwide Radio Summit has hundreds of broadcasters and those vested in radio attending this year’s event including: Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, CBS Radio, Cumulus, Rdio, Apple, Arbitron, Entercom, Emmis, Global Radio UK, BBC Radio 1, Sirius XM, RAB, NPR, Austereo (Australasia & Asia), iHeart Radio, Virgin Radio, BBC Asian Network, India Radio & Television, UMG, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, Pollack Music & Media Group, Jacobs Media, Disney Music Group, ESPN Radio, P3 Scandinavia, EON Media (Singapore), Flux FM (Germany), Astral Media, NewCap Radio, JB-FM (Brazil), Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Omnicom and many others.



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
Head of Music, Xfm (UK)

"Radio is still, by far, the most effective and emotive way of communicating passion for music."

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. "

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."


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Confirmed To Attend

George Ergatoudis

Head of Music Policy, BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra (UK)

Paul Oakenfold

DJ and Founder, Perfecto Records

Gordon Borrell

CEO, Borrell Associates

Guy Dobson

Chief Content Officer, Southern Cross Austereo

Mark Strippel

Head of Programmes, BBC Asian Network

Andrew Jeffries

SVP/Programming, CCM+E/Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego

Mike Walsh

Deputy Programme Director/Head of Music, XFM (UK)

Rob Graham

Principal, EON Media, Singapore

Jimmy Steal

VP/Programming, Emmis / PD KPWR/Los Angeles

Don Parker

VP/Programming CCM+E/San Francisco

John Ivey

CCM+E SVP/Top 40 Programming, PD KIIS-FM/Los Angeles

Christine Chiappetta

SVP/Rock Promotion, Island Records

Paul Jacobs

President, jacApps

Rick Cummings

President/Programming, Emmis

Paul Sims


Jeff Pollack

Chairman/CEO, Pollack Music & Media Group

Gary Bryan

mornings, KRTH/Los Angeles

Greg Thompson

EVP, Capitol Music Group

Beata Czechowski

APD/MD, KIIS-FM/Los Angeles

JoJo Wright

Night Host, KIIS-FM/Los Angeles

Erica Farber

President, RAB

Ranjan Goswami

Managing Director, West Coast Sales, Delta

Leigh Jacobs

EVP/Research Analysis, NuVoodoo Media Services

Christy Amador

Global Interactive Marketing Strategist, Coca-Cola


Afternoon Host, WHPT/Tampa

Ari Ojala

Director, SBS (Finland)

Eric Wellman

PD, Q104.3/NYC (Classic Rock Format Leader for CCME)

Ian Walker

GM, Jack2 Oxford

BJ Shea

mornings at KISW/Seattle


syndicated mornings at WIHT, WFLZ, WZHT, WKFS and host of Premiere syndicated "Klub Kane"

Art Alexakis

Founder, Everclear; Host, "The Art Show"

Ali Abhary

CEO, Spectrum Medya (Turkey)

Fred Jacobs

President, Jacobs Media

Philippe Generali

President, RCS/MSCORE

Carolyn Gilbert

President, NuVoodoo Media Services

Ritch Esra

Publisher, The A&R Registry

Mark Medina

PD WIHT/Washington, DC & WZFT/Baltimore

Victor Caballero

VP, LDR Interactive

John Rosso

President Market Development, Triton Digital

Robert M. Kernen


Pete Ganbarg

Executive VP / Head of A&R, Atlantic Records Group

Jay Stevens

SVP/Programming Content, Radio One

Daniel Anstandig

President, Listener Driven Radio

Larry Rosin

Co-Founder & President, Edison Research

Lori Lewis

Jacobs Media Dir./ Digital and Social Strategies

Steve Reynolds

President, The Reynolds Group

Valerie Shuman

Founder, Shuman Consulting Group, LLC

Phil Dowse

Principal, Absolute & Dowse

David Courtier-Dutton

CEO, SoundOut

Mike McVay

Sr. VP/Programming, Cumulus

Mark Ramsey

President, Ramsey Media

Kim Guthrie

EVP/Radio, Cox Media

Damon Williams

VP Programming, Music Choice

Mike Kaplan

PD, KYSR (Alt 987)/Los Angeles

Tommy Austin

CCM+E/Chicago VP/Progrramming

Zach Katz

Chief Creative Officer, BMG Chrysalis North America

Bill Rose

SVP Audio Client Services, Nielsen

Brian Lakamp

President Digital, Clear Channel Media & Entertainment

Mark Rosenthal

CEO, Katz Media Group

Anthony Bey


Bob Kernen

COO, jacapps

Martin Kristiseter

VP/Mobile Solutions, Marketron

Joe Belliotti

Global Director/ Ent't Marketing, Coca-Cola

Hector Mendoza Jr.

Creative Director, The Playlist Generation

Buzz Knight

VP/Program Development, Greater Media

Marc Young

Dir./Operations, Riviera Broadcasting

Dave Ryan

Morning Host, KDWB/Minneapolis

Frankie & Geena

Morning Hosts, KHTS/San Diego

J Cruz

Nights, KPWR/Los Angeles

Scott Burnell

Global Lead, Business Development & Partner Management, Ford Motor Company

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Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028


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