Audacy, iHeart Heads To Talk ‘Industry Transformation’ At NAB Show


Taking a page from intimate Forecast conferences held each November in New York, the CEOs of the nation’s two leading radio station owners, which today position themselves as audio content creation and distribution companies, will join the head of the NAB in a NAB Show 2022 conversation “to discuss the evolution of radio, embracing change from the top and building a future-focused culture.”

Specifically, the NAB says Audacy Corp. President/CEO David Field and iHeartMedia Chairman/CEO Bob Pittman will discuss how they have “transformed” their business in response to the COVID-19 pandemic during a NAB Show session titled “Transforming Radio in the Audio Renaissance.”

The chat with Field, Pittman and NAB President/CEO Curtis LeGeyt is scheduled for Monday, April 25 at 2pm Pacific at the NAB confab in Las Vegas. It will be the first conference and expo for the NAB in three years, if all goes according to plan.

The announcement came following LeGeyt’s appearance on Tuesday (2/15) at the Media Institute, where he was a featured speaker at the Washington think tank’s Communications Forum luncheon.

His prepared remarks focused on “the importance of local television and radio and our advocacy to protect broadcasters’ vital service.”

LeGeyt commented, “In my decade at NAB, I have never been more proud to represent this industry. Whether they are radio or television, small market or large, network or affiliate, I’ve seen that broadcasters’ public service commitment is the rule rather than the exception. In today’s media landscape, we are the antidote to social media disinformation and cable news politicization. We are serving our audiences with fact-based reporting, entertainment and information that binds communities together rather than dividing them.”

He then reiterated the NAB’s chief policy positions and what the organization’s efforts are focused on at this time.