• Country Radio Seminar Releases Agenda For Days Two And Three

    by Charese Frugé
    February 2, 2023 at 12:44 PM (PT)
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    Agenda Announced

    Following the release of the first day's agenda (NET NEWS 1/31), COUNTRY RADIO SEMINAR (CRS 2023) has unveiled details regarding days two and three. The event will be held MARCH 13th-15th at the OMNI NASHVILLE HOTEL.

    CRS 2023 Agenda Committee Chairman JOEY TACK said, “This year’s agenda will tackle our industry’s greatest challenges and opportunities, including growing as a content creator, coping with anxiety, discovering new revenue streams, celebrating diversity, and maintaining relevance in a changing universe.”

    Newly announced panels include:

    Leading Through High Functioning Anxiety: Exploring the traits, characteristics, challenges, and coping mechanisms for those with high functioning anxiety, specifically in the workplace. Panelists include LAURA MELROSE RAMEY (licensed Marriage and Family Therapist/Onsite Workshops) and ISABELLE BURTON RICHARDS (licensed Clinical Professional Counselor/CENTER FOR CONTEXTUAL CHANGE). DEBBIE CARROLL (Onsite Workshops' VP/Entertainment and Specialized Services) will moderate the panel.

    Merch Madness 2023: This session will offer four key takeaways on how radio stations can generate non-traditional revenue through quality, creative merchandise and merchandise collaborations. Panelists are: JAMIE MOTTRAM (BREAKINGT), SCOT CALONGE (RICHARDS & SOUTHERN INC.), MASA PATTERSON (BENZTOWN), and moderator ALLISON WARREN (CUMULUS MEDIA/NASHVILLE).

    Socially Acceptable: Understanding The Platforms Of Today: An interactive workshop on effectively utilizing social media platforms. Moderated by NICOLE MICHALIK (BEASLEY MEDIA GROUP), panelists set to appear are STEFANY REED (Artist Relations & Talent Partnerships, LIVE NATION), KELSEY CHARLES (LUCCHESE BOOTS), and CHELDIN RUMER (CEO, THIS IS IT NETWORK).

    Prep Rally: The three main styles of show prep will be discussed — searching and finding your content, using show-prep services, and utilizing personal stories/moments that can be turned into relatable content for your listeners. Panelists set to appear are: TIM LEARY (WIRK/WEST PALM BEACH, FL), STEVE REYNOLDS (The Top Ten Talent Coach/THE REYNOLDS GROUP), and CHARLIE MAXX (FUTURI MEDIA, and formerly with WXTU/PHILADELPHIA). WSM-A/NASHVILLE morning show co-host KELLY SUTTON (also host of the syndicated Y’ALL ACCESS WITH KELLY SUTTON) will moderate.

    Okay, Boomer! - A Conversation with Gen- Z: How to connect with and appeal to the next generation of audio consumers, employees, and co-workers is a pivotal part of success in this industry in 2023 and beyond. This panel will feature conversations with everyday Gen-Zers, Gen-Z personalities, industry veterans, and successful programmers who employ all Gen-Z members. Panelists are BRU (AUDACY), DAN HUNT (PD/National Brand Team, iHEARTMEDIA), and BRITTANI KOSTER (Sr. Manager/Streaming, BIG LOUD). MAYNARD (EVP Programming, iHEARTMEDIA) will moderate.

    TUESDAY (3/14) and WEDNESDAY (3/15) at CRS ‘23 will also include mentoring breakfasts, the Team UMG lunch and show at the RYMAN AUDITORIUM, The BMLG luncheon, the annual “Artist Interview” featuring KENNY CHESNEY, BOB KINGSLEY’s ACOUSTIC ALLEY, The CRS Research presentation, the annual NEW FACES OF COUNTRY MUSIC show and more.

    For more information on CRS, click here.

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