KIIS-FM & iHeartMedia Countdown’s JoJo Wright Hosts WWRS 2018 Premiere Networks Luncheon, Loote Plays For You

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JoJo Wright & Loote Rock The Premiere Lunch


Hundreds of your peers in Radio, Music, and Social/Digital are finalizing their plans to attend WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2018 on MAY 2, 3, 4 at the W HOTEL/HOLLYWOOD. Just click here to register and attend!


WWRS 2018 is the most anticipated annual media event as great names turn out to share their knowledge with you — and some great entertainers too — like JOJO WRIGHT, who is the guest of honor at the PREMIERE NETWORKS luncheon at 1p on THURSDAY, MAY 3rd in THE LOFT at W HOTEL/HOLLYWOOD.


JOJO, night host of KIIS-FM/LOS ANGELES ‘s PREMIERE NETWORKS-syndicated weekly two hour radio show, “iHEARTRADIO COUNTDOWN, brings your listeners up-to-date artist/music news, and the Top 20 hottest songs in America!


And, ISLAND RECORDS’ duo LOOTE will be performing their new hit “Your Side Of The Bed” — click here to stream and download it — as well as some other great songs from their new album.


JOJO WRIGHT And LOOTE — More Great Reasons To Be At WWRS 2018!


Registration Goes Up, April 22nd! Lock In Your Plans To Attend WWRS 2018, Now!


WWRS 2018 is the place to be — MAY 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at the W HOTEL/HOLLYWOOD! It 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! 


Recent Speaker Additions Include:


  • ALAN SWAN, Dir./Music, RADIO RTE/2FM, DUBLIN, IRELAND
  • 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
  • DOUGLAS REED, EVP/Radio & Library Services, SOURCEAUDIO
  • 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
  • JOJO WRIGHT, KIIS-FM/L.A. and host of “iHeartRadio Countdown”
  • KURT JOHNSON, SVP/Programming, TOWNSQUARE MEDIA
  • LEE LEIPSNER, EVP/Promotion, COLUMBIA RECORDS
  • LEUBA RAMAKGOLO, GM, SOUTH AFRICAN BROADCASTING CORP.
  • LISA MARBER-RICH, VO Agent/co-Founder, ATLAS
  • MICHAEL STEELE, Dir./Playlist Programming & Development, WMG
  • MILES ANZALDO, MD, KROQ/LOS ANGELES
  • MIO VUKOVIC, SVP Creative/Head of A&R, DISNEY MUSIC GROUP
  • PETE DOWNTON, Deputy CEO, 7DIGITAL
  • ROB GREENLEE, VP/Head of Partnerships, VOXNEST.COM, SPREAKER.COM, BLOGTALKRADIO.COM
  • 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, SF, SACTO Regional Pres./NY Market Mgr., ENTERCOM
  • TINO COCHINO, Mornings, KKFR/PHOENIX
  • TOM LEYKIS,Creator/Host, THE TOM LEYKIS SHOW
  • WARREN KURTZMAN, President, COLEMAN INSIGHTS
  • WALTER SCHMICH, PD, BAYERN 1, BAYERN 3 & PULS, GERMANY
  • WOODY FIFE, mornings, KYSR (Alt 987)/LOS ANGELES
  • YIRONG DAI, Channel Director, METRO RADIO FM94.5, BEIJING, CHINA

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 companyBook rooms at the nearly sold out 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


What’s better than one WWRS 2018 Kickoff party? Easy answer … two WWRS 2018 Kickoff parties, back to back!  And … both parties are just steps away from each other at the HOLLYWOOD & HIGHLAND CENTER which is just one subway stop, or a short walk from the W HOTEL in HOLLYOOD!


First, STRANGE MUSIC welcomes all registered WWRS 2018 attendees to a showcase, at 7p on MAY 2nd, at the STRANGE MUSIC STUDIOS, 6801 Hollywood Blvd Ste 200B, in the HOLLYWOOD & HIGHLAND CENTER featuring a performance by STRANGE MUSIC’s MACKENZIE NICOLE. Come party and watch MACKENZIE NICOLE singing her new song “Preview” –- plus there will be free-flowing cocktails, wine and food.


And you can listen and download MACKENZIE NICOLE’s new hit song, “Preview” here!  Download “Preview” here!  Also, check out MACKENZIE NICOLE’s EPK here.


Then at 8p until 10:30p it’s off to the HARD ROCK CAFE, just steps away, in the HOLLYWOOD & HIGHLAND CENTER for the official WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2018 KICK OFF PARTY sponsored by BENZTOWN and TM EVO featuring more music from MACKENZIE NICOLE, plus CURB recording artist ANDREAS MOSS and another great artist be announced, soon!  Plus more free cocktails, wine and delicious food for all WWRS 2018 registered attendees.


Listen to and download ANDREAS MOSS’ new hit song, “Lonely” here!


And headlining at the HARD ROCK CAFE/HOLLYWOOD is REDONE! Yes, the incomparable REDONE will get you moving and leave you revved up for whatever else the night has in store!



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  


And each RISING STARS SCHOLARSHIP winner will receive consultant TRACY JOHNSON’s brand new AUDIENCE MAGNET course — a complete online on-demand video course to teach radio personalities to become wildly successful on-air superstars. 


The AUDIENCE MAGNET course is TRACY JOHNSON’s proven method that has been successful with thousands of radio personalities worldwide. If you’re serious about building a personality brand earning a 6 or even 7 figure salary without depending on a PD, station or company for your success, this is the course for you.


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, SF, SACTO Regional Pres./NY Market Mgr., 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


Presented by: CAPITOL RECORDS
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: JOJO WRIGHT, KIIS-FM/L.A. and host of “iHeartRadio Countdown”


Plus. ISLAND RECORDS’: LOOTE, will play their new hit single “Your Side Of The Bed” while you eat!


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.


Presented by: RCS


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


Panelists:


  • DOUGLAS REED, EVP/Radio & Library Services, SOURCEAUDIO
  • GINA JULIANO, VP/Marketing, SPOTLITE
  • ROB GREENLEE, VP/Head of Partnerships, VOXNEST.COM, SPREAKER.COM, BLOGTALKRADIO.COM
  • 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”

Presented By: NIELSEN MUSIC 
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 sponsored by BENZTOWN & MR. MASTER!


Playing live is CURB RECORDS recording start JESSE.

And, headlining is HOLLYWOOD RECORDS superstars IN REAL LIFE!

Plus, the All-Star Industry Group “THE STORMY DANIELS BAND” for one appearance, only!

(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
  • KURT JOHNSON, SVP/Programming, TOWNSQUARE MEDIA
  • WALTER SCHMICH, PD, BAYERN 1, BAYERN 3 & PULS, GERMANY

“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: “Perception vs. Reality: Dominance of Radio in Audio’s Golden Age


People who earn a paycheck listen to a lot of radio. That’s important because advertisers are looking to reach people with money to spend. When it comes to the future, 18 year olds have never been great radio listeners. Why? They aren’t working full time yet. Join ANDREW CURRAN, President and COO of DMR/Interactive as he shares powerful insights regarding full-time employment, radio’s most valuable competitive advantage.
Presented By: DMR INTERACTIVE
FeaturingANDREW 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

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” 

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, D&D ENDEAVORS
  • DJ FELLI FEL, KPWR (POWER 106)/LOS ANGELES
  • JILL WEINDORF, SVP Promotion, CONCORD MUSIC GROUP
  • MILES ANZALDO, MD, KROQ/LOS ANGELES
  • MIO VUKOVIC, SVP Creative/Head of A&R, DISNEY 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.


Moderated By: ANDREW PHILLIPS, Consultant, CREATIVE MEDIA Consultant, UK


Panelists:


  • ALAN SWAN, Dir./Music, RADIO RTE/2FM, DUBLIN, IRELAND
  • LEE LEIPSNER, EVP/Promotion, COLUMBIA RECORDS
  • LEUBA RAMAKGOLO, GM, SOUTH AFRICAN BROADCASTING CORP.
  • YIRONG DAI, Channel Director, METRO RADIO FM94.5, BEIJING, CHINA

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!

Featuring the music of JULIAN and JAGMAC.

(WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2018 badge required to attend)


Lock In Your Plans To Attend WWRS 2018, Now!


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


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We look forward to seeing you at WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2018!


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