Washington, D.C. -- Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) President and CEO Erica Farber and National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) President and CEO Gordon H. Smith today issued the following letter regarding plans for the 2020 Radio Show:
Dear Radio Show community,
As the radio industry and our entire nation face an unprecedented crisis, the Radio Advertising Bureau and the National Association of Broadcasters commend radio broadcasters for your dedication to serving local communities and advertisers while enduring considerable hardship.
Just as you put your listeners’ interests first, your wellbeing is our top priority. With that in mind and considering the circumstances of the ongoing pandemic, we have decided not to move forward with the 2020 Radio Show in Nashville as previously scheduled for September 13-16. Instead, we will produce a digital event incorporating the best of what the Radio Show has to offer.
Together with the Radio Show Steering Committee, we are committed to providing an alternative solution that will provide meaningful engagement, thought leadership, networking opportunities and insights to drive our industry forward.
The Radio Show is as much yours as it is ours, and we look forward to your input, collaboration and participation in developing the online event, the dates for which will be announced in the coming weeks.
Despite our disappointment at not being able to gather in person this year, we are excited to announce the future locations and dates for the Radio Show, which in 2021 will be held September 21-24 in New Orleans. In 2022, we will return to Nashville October 5-7.
While our thoughts are with those who have been directly affected by the pandemic, we are grateful for your spirit and support that make the Radio Show a success year after year. We will be in touch as plans for the digital event develop. In the meantime, may you and your loved ones remain safe in the months to come.
Erica and Gordon