A dynamic lineup of radio industry executives and financial experts will discuss the business impact of significant regulatory changes affecting radio at a 2019 Radio Show session hosted by Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.
The session, “Pillsbury’s Broadcast Finance 2019: Radio Unleashed – Preparing for a New Regulatory World,” will take place Tuesday, September 24 from 4pm-5:30pm Central at the Dallas conference co-produced by the NAB and RAB.
Pillsbury partner Scott Flick (pictured) will moderate the session, which will focus on the opportunities for radio broadcasters presented by deregulation, such as the elimination of the main studio requirement and the FCC’s potential relaxation of local radio ownership rules.
“That the FCC is recognizing radio’s challenges where listeners’ audio alternatives—and the competition for ears and advertisers—have grown exponentially may be as big a game-changer as the new competition itself,” said Flick, who will lead a conversation on how radio stations can adapt their operations and better compete in a more relaxed regulatory environment.
This year’s panel features Bill Hendrich, executive vice president of radio, Cox Media Group; Garret Komjathy, senior vice president of media and communications, U.S. Bank; Beth Neuhoff, president and chief executive officer, Neuhoff Communications; Susan Patrick, managing partner of Patrick Communications and co-owner of Legend Communications; and David Santrella, president of broadcast media, Salem Media Group.
Kevin Perry, president and CEO of Perry Publishing & Broadcasting, will introduce the session, and Davis Hebert, director and senior high yield analyst, Wells Fargo Securities, will precede the panel with a visual presentation on the current financial state of the radio industry.