Washington/NEW YORK - The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) announced that the 2014 Radio Show will feature the annual Leadership Breakfast, sponsored by Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. The Breakfast, titled "Capitalizing on Radio's Potential," will be held on Sept. 11, 7:15 - 9:00 a.m. at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.
Marci Ryvicker, a managing director and senior equity analyst with Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, will provide the opening remarks, followed by a panel featuring Lew Dickey, CEO, Cumulus Media; Dean Goodman, CEO, Digity, LLC; Jeff Smulyan, CEO, Emmis Communications; and José Valle, president, Univision Radio. Lew Paper, a partner with Pillsbury, will moderate the panel.
The Leadership Breakfast will focus on radio's past and future financial performance, as well as the challenges and opportunities that radio faces, including equity and debt financing for acquisitions, prospects for expanded use of the FM chip in mobile phones, preserving the local community connection, exploiting digital resources, and diversifying services.