66th NJBA Conference sets agenda


NJBA / New Jersey Broadcasters AssociationThe 66th Annual NJBA Conference & Gala is only a few weeks away. Attendees can join colleagues at their Celebrity Breakfast and Awards Ceremony featuring this year’s Keynote Speaker: NAB President Senator Gordon Smith. Witness this year’s special Howard L. Green Humanitarian of the Year Award Honorees along with Chairman Dan Finn’s Welcoming Address, NJBA’s Presidential State of the Industry Remarks from Paul Rotella and more.

NJBA Pal Sean Luce of Luce Performance Group is sponsoring a special “Casino Vault” contest where the first 500 Conference attendees to visit Sean’s booth and  try their luck at guessing the secret “Vault Combination” will have a chance at winning $100K in cash. The event takes place June 18th and 19th at Caesar’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino. Register at www.njba.com

Here’s the agenda:

June 18, 2013

2:00    Annual Membership Meeting—Atlantic Grille  (Caesars Third Floor)

5:00    By Invitation Only: BMI Showcase Featuring Songwriter/Recording Artist Brandon Daniel

5:00    Registration Desk Opens— Diamond Club (Caesars Second Floor)

6:00    Opening Reception— Diamond Club (Caesars Second Floor)   6:00-8:00 PM

June 19, 2013

7:30    Registration Desk Opens—Caesars Atrium Second Floor

7:30    Celebrity Breakfast Doors Open

8:00    Celebrity Breakfast and Awards Ceremony

Join your colleagues at this NJBA early morning tradition featuring this year’s esteemed Keynote Speaker: NAB President Senator Gordon Smith. Witness this year’s special Howard L. Green Humanitarian of the Year Award Honorees along with Chairman Dan Finn’s Welcoming Address, Our Presidential State of the Industry Remarks from Paul Rotella and much more.  And be on time to have a chance to win our special “Early Attendee”  Prize! (Complimentary Prize Entree given out to all breakfast attendees through doors by 8:05!)

10:00              General Session: Infinite Dial 2013 New Jersey Exclusive Preview

Bill Rose, Arbitron SVP of Marketing (along with -Ellen Promisloff, Senior Arbitron Account Manager for the New Jersey markets and Rich Tunkle, NE Director of Sales) will present a special rendition of the Infinite Dial 2013 from Arbitron and New Jersey-based Edison Research.  Armed with insights into the digital consumer, Bill will review national insights and emerging trends in digital media. This study will also reveal a look at the consumer’s experience with the “connected car” and its implications to the radio industry.  The landmark Infinite Dial series has offered an unparalleled view of digital media trends since 1998 and has become a highly anticipated report each year.  The trends and insights from this ongoing annual study are often cited throughout the industry and the consumer media.

10:00  First Student Broadcaster Seminar: Radio Sales 101: A Fresh Look

Presenter: NJBA Life Member Dick Taylor, CRMC/CDMC, Assistant Professor, WKU School of Journalism & Broadcasting: Today no matter what your job title in a broadcast operation is, you’re in sales.  During this session you will learn what makes an effective communicator.  Selling today isn’t about “solving problems” or “providing solutions.”  Selling today is about influencing change.

10:50  Break

11:00  Super Sales Session: Why Buy NJ Radio: An Agency Perspective

Moderated by Katz Radio Group’s VP/Political Sales and Strategy, Patrick McGee. Panelists include Chief Operating Officer of JL Media, Bill Paladini; Jerry Levy of JL Media and Larry Weitzner from Jamestown & Associates (Princeton Based Political Firm Engaged by Gov. Christie 2013) along with Gov. Christie Pollster Adam Geller from National Media Research Inc., squaring off against Leah Casterlin, Media Supervisor for Democratic Campaigns Consultant Message & Media.

11:00  Super Programming Session: The Future of Broadcast

Join NJBA Board Member  and legendary Radio Programmer Phil Boyce of Salem Communications as he hosts a candid interactive  roundtable discussion with radio greats Scott Herman of EVP Operations CBS Radio; Joe Puglise, President and Market Manager Clear Channel New York Metro Cluster; Eric Johnson, Program Director Townsquare Media; Spencer Brown, Former CEO Dial Global; Jeff Smulyan, CEO Emmis Communications; Walter Sabo, President of Sabo Media; Joseph Kerry, Chief of Staff Mercury Radio Arts and the Glenn Beck Show; and Gordon Borrell, CEO of Borrell Associates, as they discuss the future of radio and the business of broadcast from some very different perspectives. Don’t miss this powerhouse roundtable discussion about this business of ours and see where your station will be in the year 2525.

11:00  Engineering Session & Roundtable: EAS and ABIP

NJBA ABIP Inspector and Chief Engineer Dale Gehman joins Industry Leading Engineer Tom Ray, NYSBA’s ABIP Inspector, (Formerly of Buckley Broadcasting); Chief FBI 9/11 Investigator Tom Locke; NJSECC Rich Archut;  Jared Maynard of Comlabs; and Bobby Adams of GSS/Alert FM to discuss the future of ABIP, Emergency Communications and EAS in New Jersey and across the Nation.

11:00  Second Student Session: Taking Your College Station On The Road: How To Execute A Successful Live Broadcast/Appearance On and Off-Campus.

Learn the ins and outs of this vital aspect of broadcast moderated by NJBA Board Member and GM of 107.7 WRRC-FM, John Mozes.  Presenters include Bob Giaquinto, Program Director of WRRC and Jake Tuff, Producer/Production Director.

12:20  Break

12:30  Awards Luncheon

2:30       Break

2:45    Super Sales and Programming  Session: The Rumors of Radio’s Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated!

Find out the truth (If you can handle it) about Broadcast, Internet, Pandora and Other Radio Wannabes. This is the Pandora Punishing Session you and your sales team have been waiting for! Just like you NJBA pals and Radio Research Expert Charlie Sislen (Co-Moderator) and Katz Radio’s Mary Beth Garber (Co-Moderator) love radio! They live it, breathe it, eat it, and sleep it. And now they will put those bogus “facts” about Real-Radio ®Wannabes to bed once and for all! Don’t be caught flatfooted! Join Charlie and Mary Beth for an inside baseball look at the specious claims of your would-be competitors and tear the knob off of their presentations before they poach your clients.

2:45    FCC Legislative and Regulatory Roundtable:

This special owner/management session includes an update of current regulatory and legislative proposals that will directly impact your operations, your audiences, and your bottom line.  You will receive up-to-the minute reports and analysis about such critical industry topics such as the Performance Tax, ABIP’s, National Broadband Plan and Spectrum Grab, Advertisement Tax, FCC and Legislative Policy initiatives and much more including an FCC/Legislative roundtable discussion with key policy makers, government officials, legislative and industry leaders, and the nation’s top communications counsel  moderated by NJBA Chief Counsel John Garziglia, Esq., of Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice.

2:45    Third Student Broadcaster Seminar: So you want to be a broadcaster?

The best job in the world is also the hardest to get, and keep…and it is not easy! Find out the real deal from people who make it look easy. Join Townsquare’s VP/ News Director Eric Scott (Panel Moderator) and Wayne Cabot of WCBS 880; ABC Radio Network Anchor and National Correspondent Steven Portnoy; NJBA’s First Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient and NJBA Hall of Famer, WOND’s Pinky Kravitz;  Matt Ryan, Host/Producer of “Pop Crush Top 20” for PopCrush.com at Townsquare Media and DJ on 94.3 The Point; Greater Media’s  Bert Baron,  Program Director/Midday Host –WCTC, NJ, and David Webb of the David Webb Show for a lively discussion of how to succeed in Radio…by really trying!

4:00    Adjournment:   (67th Annual NJBA Conference Scheduled for June 17-18, 2014)