NABOB agenda shines light on industry issues


Some of the topics that will be discussed at NABOB Fall Broadcast Management Conference and Power of Urban Radio Forum are particular to Urban radio, but much of the agenda pertains to any and all broadcasters.

Universally important topics include getting a fair share of the 2012 political haul, how the find financing and staying on top of what’s going on in Washington at the FCC and on Capitol Hill.
The sessions of interest will be held Wednesday 9/26 and Thursday 9/27.

From NABOB, here’s a look at:


1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
“Candidates and Advertisers Need Our Audience – Smart Programmers Know How to Deliver It”
Moderator, Karen Slade, Vice President/General Manager, Taxi Productions, KJLH (FM), Los Angeles, CA
* Skip Dillard, Operations Manager, WBLS (FM)/WLIB(AM), New York, NY
* Tony Gray, President & CEO, Gray Communications, Inc., Chicago, IL
* Max Myrick, Program Director, WHUR (FM), Washington, DC
* Jerry Boulding, Urban/Urban AC Editor, All Access, Atlanta, GA

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 “What Financing is Available for Station Purchases?”
Moderator, Lois Wright, Executive Vice President/Corporate Counsel, Inner City Broadcasting Corporation, New York, NY
* Edwin Shirley, Managing Director, Fairview Capital Partners, Inc., Farmington, CT
* John Douglas, President & CEO, AIM Broadcasting, San Francisco, CA
* Terry Jones, Managing Director, Syncom II, Silver Spring, MD (invited but unconfirmed)

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
 “Dialogue with the Commissioners”
Moderator, Jim Winston, Executive Director, NABOB, Washington, DC
* The Honorable Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner, FCC, Washington, DC
* The Honorable Ajit Pai, Commissioner, FCC, Washington, DC

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
 “Washington Update: What is Washington Going to Accomplish Before and After Election 2012?”
Moderator, Jim Winston, Executive Director, NABOB, Washington, DC
* Former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, Director, Media and Democracy Reform Initiative, Common Cause, Washington, DC
* Heather Foster, White House, Office of Public Engagement, Washington, DC (invited but unconfirmed)
* Timothy Robinson, Senior Policy Counsel/Legislative Director, Office of Congressman Bobby Rush, Washington, DC
* Antoinette Cook Bush, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Washington, DC
* Charles Naftalin, Partner, Holland & Knight, Washington, DC
* David Honig, President, Minority Media and Telecommunications Council, Washington, DC

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Opening Reception
Omni Shoreham Hotel


8:00 am to 9:00 am
Hosted by Katz Media Group
9:00 am to 10:30 am
 “What Does Your Sales Staff Need to Know to Be Effective in Today’s Competitive Market?”
Moderator, Jeffrey Myers, Principal, Personal Selling Principles, Beltsville, MD
* Laura Kutscher, Director of Sales, Southeast, Arbitron Inc., Columbia, MD
* Todd Fries, General Sales Manager, Carter Broadcast Group, Inc., Kansas City, MO
* Karen Jackson, General Sales Manager, Radio One-DC Cluster, WYCB/WOL/Praise, Washington, DC
* Sam Tatum, Jr., Director of Integrated Marketing, Radio One-DC Cluster, Washington, DC

10:30 am to 12 noon
 “Where are the Federal Advertising Dollars Going and How Can We Get Our Share?”
Moderator, James Winston, Executive Director, NABOB, Washington, DC
* Congresswoman Donna Edwards, 4th District, Maryland (invited but unconfirmed)
* Brett Savage, Senior Marketing Specialist, Retail Marketing and Licensing Group, U. S. Postal Service, Washington, DC
* Commander Randy Baker, U.S. Navy, Washington, DC
* Marie Johns, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington, DC* 
* Charla Ouertatani, Chief of Staff, Office of Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Washington, DC
* Larry L. Hattix, Ombudsman, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Washington, DC (invited but unconfirmed)


12 noon to 2:00 pm
Luncheon, Power of Urban Radio Forum/NABOB Fall Conference
* Clifford Franklin, Chairman/CEO, Fuse Advertising, African American Advertising and Media Agency for Obama 2012
* Special presentation to Robert McDowell, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
* Special presentation to Bill Koenigsberg, CEO/Horizon Media and Chairman of the American Association of Advertising Agencies, Media Policy Committee

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
 “Global Media Agency Panel Discussion and Presentation”
Moderator, Tammy Greenberg, Senior Vice President/Business Development, Radio Advertising Bureau, New York, NY
* Natalie Swedstone, Vice President/Director of Radio, OMD (Omnicom Group), New York, NY
* Jennifer Hungerbuhler, Senior Vice President/Broadcast Buying, Carat, New York, NY
* Frank Friedman, Executive Vice President/Broadcast Buying, Zenith Optimedia, New York, NY
* Tom Talbert, Senior Vice President/Broadcast Buying, Campbell Ewald, Detroit, MI
* Aleta Clardy, CEO, Savy Marketing Solutions, Chicago, IL

3:30 pm to – 5:00 pm
 “National Marketers Panel Discussion and Presentation
Moderator, Clara Carneiro, Vice President/Multicultural Marketing, Arbitron Inc., Dallas, TX
* Kimberly Paige, Assistant Vice President/African American Marketing, Coca Cola, Atlanta, GA
* James Colon, Vice President/Product Communications, Toyota Motor Sales USA, Los Angeles, CA
* Lynn Austin, Regional Marketing Manager, American Family Insurance, Phoenix, AZ
* John Commisiong, Director of Market Outreach, Harley Davidson, Milwaukee, WI
* Aretta Baldon, Director of Media, Turner Entertainment System, Atlanta, GA
* Laura Branker, Multicultural Marketing Manager, AARP, Washington, DC

5:00 pm to 5:45 pm
 “Radio CEO Session”
Moderator, Ken Smikle, President, Target Market News, Chicago, IL
* Alfred Liggins, President/CEO, Radio One, Washington, DC
* Russell Perry, Chairman/CEO, Perry Broadcasting, Oklahoma City, OK
* Charles Warfield, President/COO, Inner City Broadcasting Corporation, New York, NY
* Ron Davenport, Jr.,  President, Sheridan Broadcasting Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA
* Chesley Maddox-Dorsey, CEO, Access.1 Communications Corp., New York, NY

5:45 pm – Closing Remarks

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
NABOB/Power of Urban Radio Annual Fall Conference Reception
Omni Shoreham, Blue Ballroom Garden Terrace
Hosted by Arbitron Inc. and Coca Cola