TALKERS 2022 Videos

The following are videos of presentations and sessions from
the TALKERS 2022 Conference that took place at Hofstra University on June 10, 2022:


“Woman of the Year Award Presentation”
Recipient: Mandy Connell, Host, KOA, Denver
“Humanitarian of the Year Award Presentation”
Recipient: Jeff Katz, Host, WRVA, Richmond


Morning Greetings
TALKERS 2022 Emcee: Kevin Casey, VP/Executive Editor, TALKERS
“Presentation of the National Anthem”
Performed by Joe “Pags” Pagliarulo, Host, The Joe Pags Show
“Welcome to Long Island”
Speaker: John Caracciolo, President/CEO, JVC Broadcasting
Morning Wakeup”
Speaker: Jimmy Failla, Host, FOX News Radio
“A Gathering of Friends and Colleagues”
Speaker: Sean Hannity,Host, Premiere Networks/FOX News Channel (on video)
“Talk Radio in the Post-Rush Era”
Speaker: Buck Sexton,
Co-Host, The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show, Premiere Networks


Panel Discussion
“Independent Radio Station and Small Group Operations”
Introduction: Michael Czarnecki, Director of Brand Operations, Binnie Media
Moderator: Bill Brady, Owner/Host, KFNX, Phoenix
Marc Beaven, GM, WCBM, Baltimore
Paul Gleiser, Owner/Host, KTBB, Tyler, TX
Todd Starnes, Owner, KWAM, Memphis/Host, The Todd Starnes Show
Paul Vandenburgh, Owner/Host, WGDJ, Albany, NY
Michael Zwerling, Owner, KSCO, Santa Cruz, CA


“Keynote Address (Fireside Chat)”
Introduction: Matthew B. Harrison,
VP/Associate Publisher, TALKERS/Media Attorney
Guest: John Catsimatidis,
CEO, Red Apple Media/Owner, WABC, New York/Host, Cat’s Roundtable
Host: Michael Harrison, Publisher, TALKERS


Panel Discussion
“Generating Talk Radio Revenue in a Noisy Digital World”
Introduction: Gary Krantz, CEO, Krantz Media Group
Moderator: Erica Farber, President/CEO, Radio Advertising Bureau
Erik Hellum, Chief Operating Officer, Townsquare Media, New York/RAB
Chad Lopez, President, Red Apple Media
Julie Talbott, President, Premiere Networks
Christine Travaglini, President, Katz Radio Group, New York/RAB


Panel Discussion
“Programming News/Talk Radio in the Digital Era”
Introduction: Steve Goldstein, CEO, Amplifi Media
Moderator: Mike McVay, President, McVay Media Consulting
Dr. Asa Andrew, CEO/host, The Doctor Asa Health Network (“Believe”)
Grace Blazer, VP, National NTS Brand Coordinator, Director of News andAM Programming Florida Region, iHeartMedia Miami
Phil Boyce, SVP/Spoken Word Format, Salem Media Group, Salem Radio Network/Operations VP, New York Region
Kevin DeLany, VP, News & Talk Programming, Westwood One
Greg Stocker, Program Director, WPHT, Philadelphia

“Welcome to Hofstra University”
Speaker: Mark Lukasiewicz,
Dean, Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, Hofstra University
“The Multi-Platform Talk Industry”
Speaker: Rob Schmitt, Host, Newsmax TV
“Broadcasters Foundation of America Presentation”
Presenter: Harry Hurley, Host, WPG, Atlantic City
“Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation”
Recipient: Larry Young, Host WOLB, Baltimore
Panel Discussion
“Strategizing a Talk Show Hosting Career”
Introduction: Rich Zeoli, Host, WPHT, Philadelphia
Moderator: Mike Gallagher, Host, Salem Radio Network
Bruce Avery, GM, WRHU-FM/, Hofstra University
Heather Cohen, Executive Vice President, The Weiss Agency
Frank Morano, Host, WABC, New York
Walter Sterling, Host, Sterling on Sunday
Brett Winterble, Host, WBT, Charlotte
Martha Zoller, Host WDUN, Gainesville, GA

Panel Discussion
“The Big Picture”
Introduction: Dottie Herman, Vice-Chair, Douglas Elliman Real Estate/
Host, “Eye on Real Estate;’WNYM (AM 970 The Answer), New York
Moderator: Michael Harrison, Publisher, TALKERS
Vince Benedetto, CEO, Bold Gold Media Group
Lee Habeeb, Host/Producer, Our American Stories
Kraig Kitchin, CEO, Sound Mind, LLC
Josh Leng, CEO, Talk Media Network
Chris Oliviero, President/
Market Manager Audacy, New York


Panel Discussion
“Attracting Younger Demos and Broadening the Base”
Introduction: Alex Fife, VP Operations,
Southeast, iHeartMedia – Total Traffic & Weather Network
Moderator: Joe “Pags” Pagliarulo, host, The Joe Pags Show
Mike “Bax” Baxendale,
Morning Co-Host, WAQY-FM (Rock 102) Springfield, MA
Derek Hunter, Host, WCBM, Baltimore/The Derek Hunter Show, TMN
John T. Mullen,
Operations Director, WRHU-FM/, Hofstra University
Doug Stephan, CEO, Stephan Multimedia/Host, the Good Day Show

Panel Discussion
“Maintaining Integrity in Times of
Political and Cultural Polarization”
Introduction: Lee Harris, Morning Anchor, WINS, New York
Moderator: Dom Giordano, Host, WPHT, Philadelphia
Mandy Connell, Host, KOA, Denver
Jeff Katz, Host, WRVA, Richmond
Joe Thomas, PD, WCHV, Charlottesville, VA
Dr. Daliah Wachs, Physician/Host, Genesis Communications Network
Lisa Wexler, Host, WICC, Bridgeport/Probate Judge, Connecticut
“Keynote Address {Fireside Chat}”
Introduction: John Caracciolo, President/CEO, JVC Broadcasting
Guest: Brian Kilmeade,
Host, FOX News Radio/FOX News Channel
Host: Harry Hurley, Host, WPG, Atlantic City, NJ

Closing Reception
”Freedom of Speech Award Presentation”
Recipient: Ian Freeman, Co-Host, Free Talk Live