|Here is a sampling of Radio Panels that will be featured this year:
Crossing The Bridge From Americana to AAA
Americana radio stations have broken a lot of acts that have subsequently crossed over to AAA radio and beyond while providing a home for some heritage acts who are no longer in vogue at AAA. This panel looks at the success stories, ways to replicate them.
Brad Paul (Brad Paul Media) Moderator
Bruce Warren – WXPN/Philadelphia, PA
David Safar – KCMP/Minneapolis MN
Stacy Owen – WFPK/Louisville, KY
Sky Daniels – KCSN/Los Angeles, CA
AMA Chart Mechanics (part 1 & 2)
Part 1: Having issues with the AMA chart? There are some key solutions that can make the chart more user friendly. Come to the panel to express your problems with the chart and possibly learn some new tricks on how to make it more user friendly for you. Part 2: A lively discussion about what the AMA chart means to radio programmers, promoters, labels, artists, booking agents etc… Should there be a singles chart, if so why?
Moderator: Hugh Foley – KUSH/Stillwater, OK
Michele Rhoades – Radio Development – Americana Music Association
Chuck Taylor – KHYI/Dallas, TX
Al Moss -Al Moss Promotion, Nashville, TN
Jason Samuel – WGCS/Goshen, IN
Songlines Music Meeting
This popular session allows attendees to participate in a simulated Music Meeting where we’ll listen to a dozen great, mostly yet-to-be-released new songs that the room will score and discuss in detail. Find out why programmers (radio, TV, internet, music bloggers) make the choices they do and how we all hear music in different ways. It’s always fun, informative, good natured and packed, so get there early!
Moderated by Songlines’ Sean Coakley and Leslie Rouffe
The Kids Are Alright, Re-youthing Americana Radio
How to attract a younger audience with Americana programming. How to find and develop younger on air and behind the scenes talent for Americana Radio. Plus what you can learn from your “youngers”.
Moderator: Dan Buckley – WRLT/Nashville, TN
Greg Vandy – KEXP/Seattle, WA
Bill DeVille – KCMP/Minneapolis, MN
Nelson Gullett – WDVX/Knoxville, TN
The Record Retailer and Radio Connection
How do stations work with local and online retail to help spread their brand and maybe even generate revenue. What are the incentives for retailers to partner with radio? Can these partnerships effectively battle decline in music sales? Find the answers to these questions and more….
Moderator: Bill Maupin – Yep Roc Records
Doyle Davis – Grimey’s/Nashville, TN
Gary Kraen – WRLT/Nashville
Scott Register – Think Indie Distribution/Coalition Of Independent Music Stores
Bill Bowker – KRSH/Santa Rosa, CA
Community Radio Forum, Managing a Volunteer Staff and Fund Raising tips
How to motivate and manage volunteers and strive for a cohesive on air sound with many different on-air voices and view points. Plus fund drive strategies, do’s and don’ts of successful fund raising, ways to find money to replace disappearing grants.
Moderator Randy Wind – WMNF/Tampa, FL
Nick Aquisto – KDHX/St. Louis, MO
Heather Lose – WXNA/Nashville, TN
Jerry Treacy – WFDU/Teaneck, NJ
It’s all 1’s and 0’s to me! Programming Software, Managing Your Digital Library, and Adapting to the Digital Delivery of Music. (say goodbye to the CD)
Radio professionals discuss on-air programming software options, digital library management tools, and best practices for integrating digital delivery of music into your station’s systems with an eye toward identifying the issues and offering the solutions.
Moderator: Jessie Scott – WMOT/Murfreesboro,TN
Greg Torrington (Stingray Music)
Laurie Gail (Play MPE) –
Martin Anderson – WNCW/Asheville, NC