The Radio Show
Lee Petro looks at the big discussion items at the 2012 Radio Show.
Attendance was up, exhibitors were happy. It seems the Radio Show has hit a positive stride.
The final number represents an increase of 200 attendees over 2011.
Among the winners are Major Market Station of the Year WTOP-FM Washington, DC, and Legendary Station KSTP-FM St. Paul, MN.
Both noted the important role radio plays in consumers' lives, but in different ways.
Among the introductions is a programmable button panel for the studio consoles.
Many vehicles are adding enhanced features, such as Artist Experience and iTunes tagging.
The Traverse is the first Chevrolet to offer HD Radio.
The 110' booth will include seven vehicles and many available HD Radio receivers.
Ajit Pai will share his views on communications policy and the future of radio broadcasting.
The event will be held Sept. 18, 2012, one day before the start of the 2012 Radio Show in Dallas.
Two prominent advertising agency CEOs, Bill Koenigsberg of Horizon Media and Andrew Essex of Droga5, will discuss the expanding array of media options for advertisers.
The super session titled "The Relationship Between Music and Radio...We Need Each Other" will be held on Sept. 20, 2012.
The Oscar and two-time Grammy-winning artist's newest album, "4th Street Feeling," is named after a street in Etheridge's hometown of Leavenworth, KS.
The Super Session will feature Alan Colmes, Andy Dean, Geraldo Rivera and Jill Schlesinger.
Influential radio personality, entrepreneur and philanthropist Tom Joyner has earned almost every top radio award in the country, including induction into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2000.
The awards include Legendary Station, Personality of the Year, and station of the year by market size and format.
The convention will be held Sept. 19-21, 2012, in Dallas.
Sotelo was recognized by the NAB in 2011 with the Marconi Radio Award for Spanish Format Personality of the Year.
The event will be held Sept. 20, 7:30-9:15 a.m. at the Hilton Anatole Dallas with a full breakfast.
"Succeeding in this Economic Environment" will be presented on Sept. 20, 2012, at 9:30 a.m.
Moonves will discuss the changing media landscape and what is on the horizon for radio.
The convention will be held at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas Sept. 19-21.
Ryan Seacrest wins Network Syndicated Personality of the Year, and WBEB Philadelphia wins Major Market Station of the Year.
The 2010 attendance was 1,785 attendees.