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2018 #NABShow: Exploring the Future of Radio


This featured power session “Fast Tracking Radio’s Future,” will have top executives from Beasley Media Group, Cox Media Group, Entercom and Jacobs Media discussing current industry efforts and sharing their views on the future of radio. Main points of discussion will be how radio engages with the auto industry, building connections with marketers, and innovative initiatives.

The session will take place as part of the Business of Broadcast Conference on Wednesday, April 11 at 1:30 p.m. in the North Hall Meeting Rooms- N255 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Associated tracks, trends and topics include: Connected Car & Voice Activation more information on these five sessions go here: nab18.mapyourshow.com/7_0/sessions/index.cfm?srch-type=sessiontrack&srch-query=58&srch-showresults=true

Featured panelist (with bios) will include:

Caroline BeasleyCaroline Beasley was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. on January 1, 2017, previously serving as interim Chief Executive Officer from March 18, 2016 until December 31st, 2016 and as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary beginning in 1994. Ms. Beasley has served as a Director of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. since she joined the Company in 1983.
Bill Hendrich

Bill Hendrich is Executive Vice President of Cox Media Group’s (CMG) of Radio. In this role, he is responsible for programming, operations and sales for CMG’s 59 radio stations in 11 markets. Previously, Bill was the VP and Market Manager of CMG’s six station radio cluster in Jacksonville, Florida. In this position, Bill oversaw all sales, programming, digital and business operations for the cluster.

Tim Murphy

Tim Murphy is Senior Vice President of Corporate Business Development at Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content, reaching over 100 million consumers across multiple platforms. In this role, he identifies and drives major growth initiatives, working closely with senior management to facilitate strategic planning and decision-making.

Steve Newberry

Steve Newberry serves as the EVP of Strategic Planning for the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). He is past joint board chair of the NAB. He is president and CEO of Commonwealth Broadcasting Corporation, a 22 station radio broadcast group with facilities throughout Kentucky. He began his broadcast career at the age of 14 and owned his first radio station at 21.

Fred Jacobs

Moderated by Jacobs Media President Fred Jacobs. Jacobs Media has been providing research and consulting guidance to brands throughout North America for 34 years, including commercial, public, and digital media companies. Jacobs Media’s Techsurveys have been widely quoted inside radio – and out – providing ground-breaking data about the radio broadcasting industry’s digital challenges and opportunities. In this year’s 13th study, more than 320 stakeholder radio stations took part. Jacobs Media has co-produced three DASH Conferences, bringing radio together with the automotive industry. This past January at CES, the company organized an industry first – a CEO/CES Tour geared exclusively for radio executives. Fred’s mobile app company, jācapps (JAKE-apps), has been at the forefront of helping radio participate in the mobile revolution. In eight years, jācapps has developed more than 1,000 apps on both the Apple and Android platforms, generating more than 28 million downloads. In 2013, jācapps entered into a partnership with the Ford Motor Company to develop apps for compatibility in Ford’s SmartDeviceLink ecosystem

Make sure to register and grab your seat now! Go Here: nab18.mapyourshow.com/7_0/sessions/session-details.cfm?ScheduleID=368

About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 7th-12th, 2018 in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms. With 103,000 attendees from 166 countries and 1,700+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, 2018 #NABShow  is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways.

About NAB 
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.


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