Ria’s Rising Stars Foundation Free Scholarships Application Window Closes Soon… Apply Before March 16th Deadline

Making Free Trips To WWRS 2018 Happen

The search for deserving broadcast students to award them free trips to WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2018 through the RIA’s RISING STARS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION, a 501(c)(3) public charity, formed to honor the memory of ALL ACCESS co-founder RIA DENVER is on.

This program gives deserving broadcast school students the chance, for free, to attend WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2018 on MAY 2, 3, 4, at the W HOTEL, HOLLYWOOD.

ALL ACCESS, DMR/INTERACTIVE and A&R WORLDWIDE are once again stepping up with contributions to help make this possible.

How Do I Donate To Help Fund Ria’s Rising Stars Scholarships?

At WWRS 2017, three scholarships were handed out and all three of our winners went on to snap up jobs!

RIA’S RISING STARS SCHOLARSHIP Winner ALICIA VAN WINKLE said: "I can’t thank RIA’S RISING STARS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION enough for honoring me with the RIA’S RISING STARS SCHOLARSHIP in MAY 2017. When I was at the WWRS, I was able to meet and network with my dream morning show, KIDD KRADDICK MORNING SHOW. It’s a show that I’ve been listening to since 1st grade and now, a couple months after the WWRS, I’m proud to announce that I have accepted a job with that morning show!! I would not be living my dream at 22-years-old without that scholarship and the WWRS!"

For WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2018, we want to hand out even more scholarships! You can help make that happen!

Those looking to make a tax deductible contribution to "RIA’S RISING STARS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM" a 501(c)(3) public charity, please contact JOEL DENVER at jdenver@allaccess.com or at (310) 457-6616. Or, send your check to:

RIA’S RISING STARS FOUNDATION
c/o BEMEL & ROSS
10880 Wilshire Blvd, #1000
LOS ANGELES, CA 90024
Phone: (310) 473-3717

Who Is Eligible And How Do You Apply?

Anyone at an accredited broadcast school or in college taking on-air or off-air broadcast and/or broadcast-journalism courses may apply. Just send an email to riasrisingstars@allaccess.com with the following information by the MARCH 16th deadline:

Letter of application stating why you should be selected by the RIA’S RISING STARS SCHOLARSHIP committee that should also include a concise overview including:

Name of school Current broadcast and/or broadcast-journalism courses Educational focus of your curriculum Current GPA Letter of reference/recommendation from a current teacher Your professional and personal aspirations including community/charity work Links to any audio or video — do not send files, please Those selected will fly round trip to WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2017 on MAY 3, 4, 5, at the W HOTEL, HOLLYWOOD, as beneficiaries of RIA’s RISING STARS scholarship program with airfare, hotel and registration expenses covered.

Please apply now at riasrisingstars@allaccess.com — and good luck!

Make Your Plans To Attend, Now! WWRS 2018 Registration Go Up On April 23rd!

Lock In Your Plans To Attend WWRS 2018, Now!

WWRS 2018 is the place to be — MAY 2, 3, and 4! It’s shaping up fast into what will be our biggest event yet with the greatest opportunities to advance your career! WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2018 has more great names in management, programming, music and social/digital joining our speakers’ lineup everyday!

See the growing WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2018 Agenda, here! Register for WWRS 2018 here — for only $495!

Recent Speaker Additions Include:

CHET BUCHANAN, Mornings, KLUC/LAS VEGAS DARREN DAVIS, President, iHEARTMEDIA NETWORKS GROUP DAVID KONSKY, REELWORLD Imaging Producer, Head Of Production/SCA HIT DEDE MCGUIRE, mornings KKDA (K104)/DALLAS DOMINIC LAU, mornings KKDA (K104)/DALLAS ERICA FARBER, President & CEO, RAB GINA JULIANO, VP/Marketing, SPOTLITE HALEY JONES, Dir./Radio, NIELSEN MUSIC JIM RYAN, ENTERCOM Classic Hits Format Captain, PD, WCBS, WCFS/NY JOHN BOYNE, EVP/Sr. Consultant, COLEMAN INSIGHTS LISA MARBER-RICH, VO Agent/co-Founder, ATLAS MARIO LOPEZ, host, "ON WITH MARIO LOPEZ" MICHAEL STEELE, Dir./Playlist Programming & Development, WMG PETE DOWNTON, Deputy CEO, 7DIGITAL ROB GREENLEE, Head of Podcast Content, SPREAKER and ADORE PODCAST NETWORK SAM MILKMAN, EVP/Sr. Consultant, COLEMAN INSIGHTS SCOTT BURNELL, Global Lead, Business Dev & Partner Mgmt, FORD MOTORS SCOTT SHANNON, Mornings, WCBS-FM/NEW YORK STEVEN GOLDSTEIN, Founder/CEO, AMPLIFI MEDIA SUSAN LARKIN, Regional President, ENTERCOM TINO COCHINO, Mornings, KKFR/PHOENIX TOM LEYKIS,Creator/Host, THE TOM LEYKIS SHOW WARREN KURTZMAN, President, COLEMAN INSIGHTS WOODY FIFE, mornings, KYSR (Alt 987)/LOS ANGELES

Hundreds of your peers in Radio, Music, Social/Digital from across the US and around the globe will be gathering for the 8th Annual WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT at the W HOTEL/HOLLYWOOD, MAY 2nd, 3rd, 4th for WWRS 2018, presented by ALL ACCESS and A&R WORLDWIDE.

Attend WWRS – Give Yourself A Personal Present – An Investment In Your Career!

Register now and experience all of the learning opportunities and the fun of networking and meeting new contacts at WWRS 2018. Save 15% when you book five or more from the same station/cluster or company. Book discounted rooms at the W HOTEL/HOLLYWOOD here, and save up to 10% when you fly DELTA. Just use Travel Code NMQQE.

Lock In Your Plans To Attend WWRS 2018, Now!

Make your plans now, to attend the most anticipated annual radio, music, social/digital conference – WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2018, all designed to keep radio moving forward.

We’ve already got some excellent thought leaders confirmed! More moderators, panelists and details will be announced, soon!

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2nd

8:00 – 10:30p — Opening Night VIP Networking Mixer at the HARD ROCK CAFÉ/HOLLYWOOD with free drinks, food and live music!

THURSDAY, MAY 3rd

8:00a – 6:00p Registration Is Open!
Free coffee and snacks all day.

8:55a – 9:00a
Welcome Address: JOEL DENVER, Pres./Publisher, ALL ACCESS and SAT BISLA – Pres./Founder, A&R WORLDWIDE

9:00a – 9:05a
RIA’S RISING STARS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
Presented By: JOEL DENVER, SAT BISLA and ANDREW CURRAN, Pres./COO, DMR/INTERACTIVE

9:15a – 10:30a
OPENING KEYNOTE – "Retargeting Radio For Gen Zs And Millennials! What’s In Your Toolbox?"

Presented by: RCS

Moderated by: DANIEL ANSTANDIG – Pres./CEO, FUTURI MEDIA

Panelists so far:

BEN COOPER, Controller, BBC RADIO 1 & BBC ASIAN NETWORK DARREN DAVIS, President, iHEARTMEDIA NETWORKS GROUP SCOTT BURNELL, Global Lead, Business Dev & Partner Mgmt, FORD MOTORS SUSAN LARKIN, Regional President, ENTERCOM TIM CLARKE, VP/Audience & Content, COX MEDIA GROUP

While NIELSEN AUDIO RATINGS show that radio still has a lot of youth listening, what can radio do to evolve to include the tastes and preferences of Gen Z and Millennials to continue its leadership role in music discovery and audience impact for advertisers – for our future 25-54 audience? A team of 2018’s most influential leaders in broadcasting will candidly discuss targeting, appealing to and cultivating Millennial and Gen Z audiences across multiple platforms using digital, social, and mobile to propagate content.

We’ll also tackle the mining of Real-Time Data, exploring what the ideal GM, PD (Brand Mgr), Sales Mgr. of today and the future look like, aligning your company’s culture for this new generation of broadcasters, and competing with DIY platforms and other media to maintain and drive share of the client’s overall marketing budget to your stations.

10:40a – 11:40a
"NIELSEN AUDIO — Measuring Gen Z And Millennials And What Makes Them Tick"
The future of radio will be defined by how well it accommodates the lifestyles and entertainment needs of Gen Z and Millennials during the next several years … what can Nielsen bring to the table to partner with radio to meet these needs in terms of ratings currency and data? And, what is radio doing to help itself?
Moderated By: ANDREW JEFFRIES, EVP/Programming, iHEARTMEDIA/LOS ANGELES

Panelists so far:

ANDREW CURRAN, President, DMR-INTERACTIVE ERICA FARBER, President & CEO, RAB JON MILLER, VP/Audience Insights, NIELSEN AUDIO MYRON FEARS, OM/PD KPRS & KPRT-A/KANSAS CITY

11:45a – 11:55a
BENZTOWN’s IRON IMAGER COMPETITION
BRAD LEASK, Network Imaging Producer, NOVA Entertainment, Melbourne, Australia takes on a new challenger

12noon – 1:00p
JACOBS MEDIA’s TECHSURVEY 2018
Featuring: FRED JACOBS – Pres./& Founder, JACOBS MEDIA

The largest radio survey of all major formats and the results of their listeners’ habits concerning preferences in broadcast, digital, device and more. What are their likes/turn-offs? What makes them interact with radio on social media? What are the rising and falling platforms? And most importantly, what actions does radio need to take in order to keep a winning edge with listeners in a world full of noise? This, as always, is a must-attend event.

1:00p – 2:15p
WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT NETWORKING LUNCHEON
Presented By: PREMIERE NETWORKS

Featuring: MARIO LOPEZ, host, "ON WITH MARIO LOPEZ"

2:30p – 3:20p
THE FUTURE OF EVERYTHING: How Your Radio Station Can Benefit From These Evolving Platforms!

The future of our business is in podcasting. Unless it’s streaming. Or maybe it’s video. You’ll have to subscribe, unless you won’t. And you’ll get it all on your phone, unless it’s on your "smart speaker," or in your car. Wait… what IS the future going to be for the radio and music businesses? What will we have to do to survive and prosper as the current business models become antiquated? Our panel of forward-thinkers will help you see into the future, and help you steer your career and your company through the technological developments that are already changing how your audience is consuming content.

Moderated By: PERRY MICHAEL SIMON – ALL ACCESS N/T/S & Podcasting Editor

Panelists:

GINA JULIANO, VP/Marketing, SPOTLITE ROB GREENLEE, Head of Podcast Content, SPREAKER and ADORE PODCAST NETWORK STEVEN GOLDSTEIN, Founder/CEO, AMPLIFI MEDIA TOM LEYKIS,Creator/Host, THE TOM LEYKIS SHOW

3:30p–4:10p
FIRESIDE CHAT WITH SCOTT SHANNON

Presented By: UNITED STATIONS

WCBS-FM/NYC morning star SCOTT SHANNON, who also hosts two syndicated shows for UNITED STATIONS — "America’s Greatest Hits" and "The True Oldies Channel" — sits down for a no-holds-barred discussion with ALL ACCESS President & Publisher JOEL DENVER about the state of radio today.

SCOTT will share his views on the importance of cultivating personalities, and what radio should do to remain strong in the years ahead. This will be must-attend, must-see content.

4:15p–4:30p
Mini-Keynote: NUVOODOO: Delivering 15 Ratings Boosters In 15 Minutes
Presented By: NUVOODOO
Featuring: CAROLYN GILBERT, President, NUVOODOO and LEIGH JACOBS, EVP/Perceptual Research, NUVOODOO

One quarter hour. More actionable ideas with fewer charts & graphs. NuVoodoo will skip the obvious & unlikely (slash commercial inventory, get a killer morning show, buy a ton of marketing) and present ideas (supported by data & case studies) you can take back to your stations and implement right away.

4:45p – 6:00p
MUSIC & PROGRAMMING: THE ART & SCIENCE BEHIND THE SOUND – "Music Programming — Consumption Vs Traditional Metrics"
Moderated by: MIKE McVAY, EVP/Programming, CUMULUS MEDIA

Panelists:

CHRIS PRICE, Head of Music, BBC RADIO 1 & 1XTRA JIMMY STEAL, VP/Programming MERUELO MEDIA JON ZELLNER, EVP/Programming, iHEARTMEDIA MICHAEL SAUNDERS, PD KQBT/HOUSTON, Urban Brand Coordinator SCOTT MAHALICK, EVP/Content, ALPHA MEDIA

Are Radio’s problems self-inflicted? Radio is challenged by many alternatives today – yet it continues to drive massive audience behavior in music tastes, engagement, consumption and purchasing power. How does radio take all of this massive data from consumption of on-demand audio/video versus traditional metrics to continue to be creative, compelling and memorable with short, repetitive playlists, large commercial loads and air-talent that’s been dumbed down?

6:00p – 8:00p
COCKTAIL RECEPTION & HORS D’OEUVRES
At THE LOFT at the top of W HOTEL/Hollywood. Free food, cocktails, and live music!
(WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2018 badge required to attend)

FRIDAY, MAY 4th

8:00a – 4:00p Registration Is Open!
Free coffee and snacks all day.

9:00a – 9:55a
RADIO FUTURECAST – "Great Brands Do What Others Simply Won’t Or Cannot Do"
Moderated By: LORI LEWIS, CUMULUS and WESTWOOD ONE VP/Social and MERGE author

Panelists so far:

CAT THOMAS, VP/Contemporary Music/CUMULUS MEDIA JIM RYAN, ENTERCOM Classic Hits Format Captain, PD, WCBS, WCFS/NY LESLIE FRAM, SVP/Music Strategy & Talent, CMT

"There’s no time" is often what’s heard when someone is asked to utilize other platforms like mobile, social media, podcasting, etc…to elevate reach and awareness for our brands. Yet there are other brands that seamlessly find the time. It’s a new day in marketing and a new day requires a new mind set. Hear from industry leaders on how they’ve retooled their team (and their time) to resonate in the hearts (and the mobile hands) of the fans.

10:00a – 10:30a
MINI-KEYNOTE: "Getting Radio On Message"
Presented By: DMR INTERACTIVE
Featuring: ANDREW CURRAN, President, DMR-INTERACTIVE

10:30a – 10:45a
BENZTOWN Iron Imager Award Presentation

10:45a – 11:40p
PRODUCTION & IMAGING SESSION: "Radio’s Branding Blueprint. The Glue Between Your Programming Elements – Let’s Get Sticky"

Moderated By: KELLY DOHERTY, President, K3 Creative

Voiceover Panelists so far:

HOWARD COGAN (voice Of Jack-FM) LISA MARBER-RICH, VO Agent/co-Founder, ATLAS RACHEL McGRATH, (legendary voiceover artist) RANDY THOMAS, (legendary voiceover artist)

Imaging/Production Panelists so far:

ADAM BURGESS, CEO, IMAGING BLUEPRINT/CONTRABAND MEDIA ANDREW SMOOTH, Imaging Dir., KPWR/LOS ANGELES DOM NERO, Imaging Dir., WQHT/NEW YORK JOE KELLY, Exec. Producer, AVIDELI/PHOENIX

They’re the most aired elements on your radio station. Every hour. 24/7. The sound that gives a radio station its brand and personality: IMAGING. In the first of its kind two-part panel, we welcome the best of the best in voiceovers and imaging. Why is their simpatico creativity so important to successful radio? We’ll find out as voiceover and imaging come together to share their blueprint on effective radio branding.

11:45a – 12:20p
MINI-KEYNOTE: "Outside Thinking: Flip The Script On How You Think About Your Radio Station"
Inside Vs. Outside Thinking: A Paradigm For Radio Programming” will show you how to succeed by viewing your station from “the outside,” the same perspective your listeners have. You will learn how listeners use radio to fulfill needs, how listener choose one station over the other and what factors impact those choices. It will also show you the traps that “inside thinkers”—those who view their stations from within the studio walls—often fall into so that you can avoid them in the future.
Presented by: COLEMAN INSIGHTS

Featuring:

WARREN KURTZMAN, President, COLEMAN INSIGHTS JOHN BOYNE, EVP/Sr. Consultant, COLEMAN INSIGHTS SAM MILKMAN, EVP/Sr. Consultant, COLEMAN INSIGHTS

12:20p – 1:15p
PLAYLIST GENERATION – "Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM, Station Apps & More – Curating Playlists For Millennial Consumption"

Panelists so far:

HALEY JONES, Dir./Radio, NIELSEN MUSIC KID KELLY, VP Pop/PD HITS1/VENUS, SIRIUSXM MICHAEL STEELE, Dir./Playlist Programming & Development, WMG MIKE FINK, Sr. Dir./Artist & Label Relations, PANDORA PETE DOWNTON, Deputy CEO, 7DIGITAL

Streaming platforms are continuing to tap leading radio executives as they build out their programming teams. The concept of curation has not changed, even as generational groups have been inundated with new ways of consuming content. Who best to lead the curation of the new breed of ‘playlist’ than the radio minds that have proven track records on programming content that captures and maintains the attention of its listeners of all ages. This panel, featuring executives from leading global streaming outlets and radio companies, will dig into the evolution of the playlist, the platforms and the consumer.

1:15p– 2:40p
WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT "INDUSTRY AWARDS LUNCHEON"
Presented by: THE MIX GROUP
Featuring A Performance By: SHAYNA LEIGH

2:45p – 3:45p
PLAY US YOUR HITS – "The Next Big Playlist Hit"
Presented By: SOUNDOUT
Moderated By: SAT BISLA, President & Founder, A&R Worldwide

Panelists so far:

DAVID NATHAN, DD ENDEAVORS DJ FELLI FEL, KPWR (POWER 106)/LOS ANGELES JILL WEINDORF, SVP Promotion, CONCORD MUSIC GROUP ROB ROBERTS, VP/Hot AC Programming, CUMULUS MEDIA

Attendees are geared up with the latest interactive, digital-dial from Strategic Solutions Research, Inc. As an audience member, you’ll use the wireless smart-dial to tell us how you "feel" about the new songs presented. After the audience hears the songs and gives us their emotional responses, we’ll take a look on the big screen, at how the group feels about each song and compare them to the panel’s opinions. We’ll even compare the opinions of Radio people to Label people as well as with research from SoundOut, who will prepare data drawn from their technology for gauging the radio-friendliness of a song. It’s a fun, interactive, and a very visual way to see how in sync your opinions are with our panels.

3:55p – 4:50p
MUSIC DISCOVERY & BEYOND – "What’s The Alternative And How To Succeed With Audience, Ratings And Revenue?"

Music discovery has become a global positioning statement for terrestrial, satellite, digital and streaming services. Playing and introducing new music was considered a risky proposition several years ago. However, it’s now been proven to be a key tool in attracting new audiences, especially the future of radio consumers – The Millennials. Our panelists share their insight and experience on new music discovery, whilst growing audience, revenue and ratings along the way.

5:00p – 6:00p
AIR TALENT – "How Do Radio’s Finest Talent Resonate With Their Audience"
Moderated By: SCOTT SHANNON, Mornings WCBS-FM/NYC

Panelists so far:

CHET BUCHANAN, Mornings, KLUC/LAS VEGAS DEDE MCGUIRE, mornings, KKDA (K104)/DALLAS DOMINIC LAU, Host, Asia Pop 40 TINO COCHINO, mornings, KKFR/PHOENIX WOODY FIFE, mornings KYSR (ALT 987)/LOS ANGELES

Radio talent is the game changer and a defining difference between personalized radio and any of a number of streaming services. With technology, podcasting, syndication and more, it’s just as easy now to have fans down the block as it is to have them on the other side of the planet. How does one’s show evolve to invite more to the party given the fractured world of easy entertainment in this disposable society? Come hear from some of today’s radio superstars on what they’ve done both in content and how they approach the business of radio to make their shows more accessible to more fans so they all make more money.

6:00p – 8:00p
WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2018 NETWORKING COCKTAIL PARTY
At THE LOFT at the top of W HOTEL/HOLLYWOOD

Presented by: ABC Radio Networks
Free food, cocktails, and live music!
(WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2018 badge required to attend)

Lock In Your Plans To Attend WWRS 2018, Now!

Register for WWRS 2018 here — for only $495! Reserve a discounted room at the W HOTEL/HOLLYWOOD, here!

Here’s a fast-paced look at the excitement that took place at WWRS 2017!

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