The New York State Broadcasters Association will hold their 52nd Summer Conference at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in NYC. This year’s Conference, “Generation Competition,” brings together all the radio and television stations from across the Empire State. Radio and television stations will be honored for Excellence in Broadcasting. On Friday, 6/13, they have a number of top business sessions scheduled. At the Hall of Fame luncheon, NYSBA will induct the Class of 2014 into the New York State Broadcasters Association’s Hall of Fame. Some of the highlights are as follows:
Senator Charles Schumer has been selected as the “2014 New Yorker of the Year”. The Senior Senator from New York is one of the key leaders in the Senate.
“CBS This Morning” co-host, Norah O’Donnell will receive the “2014 Broadcaster of the Year” Award at the Gala Awards Dinner on 6/12.
BMI artist, Kacey Musgraves, will be performing at the Awards Banquet on Thursday evening, 6/12. This year Kacey won two Grammy Awards for Best Country Song, “Merry Go Round” and Best Country Album, “Same Trailer Different Park.” Most recently she took home the award for Album of the Year at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Last year Kacey also won the CMA Award for New Artist of the Year.
Faith Jenkins will be the emcee at the Annual Awards Dinner for Excellence in Broadcasting. Faith is known best for her extensive legal analysis on Fox News, MSNBC and CNN. She has gone from a Louisiana beauty queen to a Wall Street attorney to a tough New York City prosecutor, travelling nearly every walk of life and fighting adversity every step of the way.
New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame Class of 2014 (inductees will be honored at a luncheon on 6/13):
John Cooper – Legendary radio broadcaster in the Capital Region and Syracuse
Nancy Duffy – Pioneering TV reporter and journalist in Syracuse
Mike Francesa – Legendary radio sports show host at WFAN in New York City and around the nation.
Marty Glickman – Pioneer sportscaster in New York City
Chris Musial – Long time TV station manager at WIVB-TV in Buffalo
Marvin Scott – The dean of TV journalists at WPIX in New York City
Fresh from his highly acclaimed Frontline documentary “Generation Like,” Douglas Rushkoff will discuss how broadcasters can reach and market to the millennial generation. He will also discuss his new book on digital media “Present Shock – When Everything Happens Now.” He’ll speak during the business sessions on Friday, 6/13.
Adam Armbruster, Senior Partner, Eckstein, Summers, Armbruster & Company will conduct an in depth seminar on “Tier Zero” automobile marketing. Katz Radio Group EVP Mary Beth Garber will be hosting a session on “Competing with Digital Platforms”.
The conference includes additional sessions focusing on engineering, audience measurement as well as an in depth discussion of issues confronting broadcasters in DC.