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“Brave New World” Panel Set for TALKERS 2024: Radio and Beyond

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A panel presenting an array of some of the broadcasting industry’s leading experts on forward-edge issues has been set for TALKERS 2024: Radio and Beyond at Hofstra University on Friday, June 7. Titled, “Brave New World,” the session will explore the ever-evolving landscape of radio and talk media, as well as the broadcasting arts in general from the perspective of the media consuming habits of the younger generation and the massive technological/cultural changes at hand. Topics will include navigating and strategizing YouTube, social media, podcasting, intellectual property, talent rights and the extraordinary impact of artificial intelligence. Speakers will include (in alphabetical order): Scot Bertram, GM, WRFH/Radio Free Hillsdale 101.7 FM, Hillsdale College; Heather Cohen, president, The Weiss Agency; Steven Goldstein, CEO, Amplifi Media; Matthew B. Harrison, Esq., associate publisher, TALKERS/senior partner, Harrison Media Law; and John T. Mullen, GM, WRHU-FM/WRHU.org, Hofstra University. The panel will be moderated by WPG, Atlantic City legendary morning host, Harry Hurley. TALKERS VP/executive editor Kevin Casey states, “This session will be spectacularly informational and a must-attend experience for anyone in the business looking to protect their interests and keep up with the dizzying turbulence we are all negotiating going forward. Fasten your seatbelts!” For more information about TALKERS 2024: Radio and Beyond, scroll down to see more stories below.

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Webinar: New Rules of Podcasting on YouTube

Steven Goldstein’s Amplifi Media and Coleman InsightsJay Nachlis are presenting a free 30-minute webinar today (9/7) at 2:00 pm ET that addresses what Goldstein calls “truly an important shift taking place in podcasting right now that affects how your podcast will be found. YouTube is now the top destination for podcast listening and discovery. The impact is significant in a variety of ways.” Goldstein says today’s webinar “will show you how people are using YouTube and offer seven key insights on how to maximize your podcast’s exposure in a sea of content.” The link for the webinar is here.

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TALKERS 2023: Video of “Talk Radio and Podcasting” Panel Discussion Posted

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During the coming days, videos of all of TALKERS 2023’s numerous sessions conducted June 2 at Hofstra University will be posted, continuing today (6/15) with the panel discussion, “Talk Radio andim Podcasting.” The session, sponsored by Our American Stories, was introduced by syndicated talk show host Guy Benson of FOX News Radio (pictured at right) and moderated by talk show host Lisa Wexler of WICC, Bridgeport, CT (pictured above). Panelists (pictured below from left to right) include Steve Goldstein, CEO, Amplifi MediaGary Krantz, CEO, Krantz Media GroupGreg Stocker, brand manager, WPHT, Philadelphia; Ron Hartenbaum, managing member, WYD Media; and Larry Young, host/producer, “In Conversation with LY” podcast. See the video of this session here

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“Talk Radio and Podcasting” Panel Set for TALKERS 2023

One of the many informative highlights of the forthcoming TALKERS 2023 conference will be a special panel discussion focusing specifically on the medium of podcasting as it applies to and relates to professional talk radio broadcasters. According to TALKERS VP/executive editor Kevin Casey, “So much of the discussion of podcasting we see at media events around the country approach the subject from a very broad-strokes perspective and water down their focus to the thousands of amateurs in the game and micro-niches utilized for obscure interests. The effective utilization of podcasting from the perspective of talk radio professionals – as a tool to increase revenue, expand branding, offer on-demand distribution, produce ancillary products and extend independent careers – is a specific realm of focus. That’s what this panel will explore.” The session will include an introduction by Guy Benson, host, FOX News Radio; moderation by Lisa Wexler, host, WICC, Bridgeport, CT; and panelists Steve Goldstein, CEO, Amplifi MediaRon Hartenbaum, managing member, WYD MediaChris Oliviero, market president, Audacy New York; David Pakman, host, The David Pakman Show; and Larry Young, host, The Larry Young Podcast. Casey adds, “Each of these distinguished broadcasters brings a formidable level of expertise and field experience to the subject of podcasting’s role within the talk radio universe.” There will be more than 60 distinguished industry speakers at TALKERS 2023, the 26th annual installment of the talk media industry’s longest running and most important annual gathering.  For more agenda, registration, sponsorship and hotel information, see story below or click here.

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Monday Memo: #NABShowNY

By Holland Cooke
Consultant

 

NEW YORK — Lots of long-time-no-see hugs among 9,500 of us at the Javits Center as the National Association of Broadcasters resumed its October event – like much of life, interrupted by COVID – and increasingly pertinent to radio.

Though long-timers long for the days when the exhibit hall was populated by jingle gypsies, Hiney Wine, and bumpersticker and T-shirt vendors, we now find the teleprompters and studio lighting and cloud software that are becoming tools of the trade for radio broadcasters who leverage their transmitter brand to take content (and advertisers) everywhere consumers consume us.

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Monday Memo: #NABShowNY

By Holland Cooke
Consultant

 

NEW YORK — Lots of long-time-no-see hugs among 9,500 of us at the Javits Center as the National Association of Broadcasters resumed its October event – like much of life, interrupted by COVID – and increasingly pertinent to radio.

Though long-timers long for the days when the exhibit hall was populated by jingle gypsies, Hiney Wine, and bumpersticker and T-shirt vendors, we now find the teleprompters and studio lighting and cloud software that are becoming tools of the trade for radio broadcasters who leverage their transmitter brand to take content (and advertisers) everywhere consumers consume us.

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