The New York State Broadcasters will hold their 52nd Summer Conference at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. This year's Conference - "Generation Competition" - brings together all the radio and television stations from across the Empire State. Radio and television stations will be honored for Excellence in Broadcasting. On June 13, a number of top business sessions are scheduled. At the Hall of Fame luncheon, they will induct the Class of 2014 into the New York State Broadcasters Association's Hall of Fame. Some of the highlights are as follows:
Senator Charles Schumer has been selected as the "2014 New Yorker of the Year". The Senior Senator from New York is one of the key leaders in the United States Senate. In addition, "CBS This Morning" co-host, Norah O'Donnell will receive the "2014 Broadcaster of the Year" Award at the Gala Awards Dinner on June 12.
Faith Jenkins will be the emcee at the Annual Awards Dinner for Excellence in Broadcasting. Faith is known best for her extensive legal analysis on Fox News, MSNBC and CNN. She has gone from a Louisiana beauty queen to a Wall Street attorney to a tough New York City prosecutor.
The New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame Class of 2014. Inductees will be honored at a luncheon on June 13 and include: John Cooper (Radio broadcaster in the Capital Region and Syracuse); Nancy Duffy (TV reporter and journalist in Syracuse); Mike Francesa (Radio sports show host at WFAN in New York City and around the nation); Marty Glickman (Sportscaster in New York City); Chris Musial (TV station manager at WIVB-TV in Buffalo); and Marvin Scott (Dean of TV journalists at WPIX in New York City).
Adam Armbruster, senior partner, Eckstein, Summers, Armbruster & Company will conduct an in depth seminar on "Tier Zero" automobile marketing. Katz Radio Group Executive Vice President Mary Beth Garber will be hosting a session on "Competing with Digital Platforms".
The conference includes additional sessions focusing on engineering, audience measurement as well as an in depth discussion of issues confronting broadcasters in Washington.