Hi-resolution photo of Lew Paper (Moderator)
Hi-resolution photo of Marci Ryvicker (Opening Speaker)
Hi-resolution photo of Lew Dickey
Hi-resolution photo of Dan Mason
Hi-resolution photo of Alfred Liggins
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WASHINGTON, D.C./NEW YORK -- The Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced today that the 2011 Radio Show will debut a new program sponsored by Dickstein Shapiro LLP titled "Leadership Breakfast: A Discussion about Radio's Future." The event will be held Thursday, September 15, 7:30-9:30 a.m., at the Hyatt Regency Chicago and will include a breakfast co-sponsored by Media Services Group.
The Leadership Breakfast will feature panelists Lew Dickey, CEO of Cumulus Media; Alfred C. Liggins III, CEO of Radio One; Dan Mason, president and CEO of CBS Radio; and Bruce Reese, CEO of Hubbard Radio. Marci Ryvicker, a broadcast analyst with Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, will provide opening remarks.
The panel will be moderated by Lew Paper, a Dickstein Shapiro partner, and will focus on the changing face of radio - increased revenue through more efficient operations, expanded listenership through HD Radio and new technologies, and an infusion of debt and equity financing to support new acquisitions.
Dickey co-founded Cumulus Media in 1997 and became CEO in 2000. Cumulus now manages more than 350 radio stations throughout the country and will have approximately 570 stations after it consummates its pending $2.4 billion merger with Citadel Broadcasting Corporation.
Liggins has long been the CEO of Radio One, Inc., which has 54 stations in 17 urban markets and specializes in formats of special appeal to African Americans and urban listeners. He is also the chairman of TV One, LLC, a Radio One venture that provides cable/satellite video programming designed to serve the needs of African Americans.
Mason began his second tour overseeing CBS Radio in 2007. CBS has 130 stations - most of which are in major markets. Mason was president of CBS Radio between 1995 and 2002 and has been at the forefront of radio's efforts to capitalize on new technologies.
Reese oversees the operations of 21 radio stations in five national markets as CEO of Hubbard Radio. He was previously the long-time CEO of Bonneville International and helped to orchestrate the recent $505 million sale of 17 Bonneville radio stations to Hubbard.
Ryvicker joined Wachovia Securities (now Wells Fargo Securities, LLC) as an equity analyst in June 2002 and continues to monitor developments in broadcasting as well as other media industries.
Paper heads the broadcast practice at Dickstein Shapiro, LLP, a national law firm of more than 350 attorneys that handles FCC matters, contracts, financing, intellectual property, and litigation involving radio and television stations.
For additional information on the Radio Show, visit www.radioshowweb.com.
About the Radio Show
The 2011 Radio Show, produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), will be held September 14-16 in Chicago. This year's show brings radio broadcasters and industry colleagues together to share knowledge, discover the latest innovations, network with industry leaders and explore creative business strategies to help radio flourish in the digital age. To learn more about the 2011 Radio Show, visit www.radioshowweb.com.
News media interested in covering the Radio Show should contact Shauna Jones at 202-429-5350.
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The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.