Category: TALKERS NYC 2014

Talkers New York 2014

| April 21, 2014



Registration/Information Desk Open

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Exposition Open

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Exhibitors (in alphabetical order):

Americans for Free Choice in Medicine

Broadcasters General Store

Comrex Corporation

National Journalism Center

Business Lounge Open

9:00 am – 3:45 pm

Sponsored by Newsmax

Continental Breakfast/Reception

9:00 am – 9:45 am

“Breakfast with Hannity”

Sponsored by Sean Hannity/Premiere Networks

Morning Keynote Address

9:45 am – 10:10 am

Speaker: Sean Hannity, Host, Premiere Networks/Fox News Channel

Morning Sports Keynote Address

10:15 am – 10:40 am

Introduction: TBA

Speaker: Mike Francesa, Host, WFAN, New York

Panel Discussion

10:45 am – 11:20 am

“The State of Radio Advertising and Sales”

Introduction: TBA

Moderator: Erica Farber, President/CEO, RAB

Panelists (in alphabetical order): Kraig Kitchin, CEO, Sound Mind, LLC; Joe Puglise, President/Market Manager, Clear Channel, New York; Julie Talbott, President, Premiere Networks.  More TBA.

Special Presentation

11:25 am – 11:40 am

“Radio Pros: Planning Your Financial Future in Today’s Environment”

Introduction: TBA

Speaker: Ric Edelman, Host, The Ric Edelman Show/CEO, Edelman Financial Services.

Panel Discussion

11:45 am – 12:20 pm

“Radio: The Big Picture”

Introduction: TBA

Moderator: Michael Harrison, Publisher, TALKERS

Panelists (in alphabetical order):  Steve Goldstein, EVP, Saga Communications; Tom Langmyer, VP News/Talk Programming and VP/GM, WTMJ/WLWK, Milwaukee; Tom Leykis, CEO, The New Normal; Mike McVay, SVP, Programming, Cumulus Media;  Howard B. Price, Director Business Continuity and Crisis Management, ABC News

Panel Discussion

12:25 pm – 1:00 pm

“The State of Local Talk Radio”

Introduction:  Ethan Bearman, Host, KGO, San Francisco/GCN

Moderator: David Bernstein, GM, Talkers Broadcast Operations

Panelists (in alphabetical order): Jerry Crowley, VP/GM WMCA/WNYM, New York; Michael “Bax” Baxendale, Host WAQY (“Rock 102”), Springfield, MA; Phil Tower, PD, WOOD, Grand Rapids;  Larry Young, Host, WOLB, Baltimore.  More TBA.


1:00 pm – 1:50 pm

Talkers Awards Ceremony

2:00 pm – 2:40 pm

Master of Ceremonies: Jim Bohannon, Host, WestwoodOne

“Humanitarian of the Year Award”

Presenter: TBA

Recipient: TBA

“Lifetime Achievement Award”

Presenter: TBA

Recipient: TBA

“Woman of the Year Award”

Presenter: Heather Cohen, EVP, The Weiss Agency

Recipient: TBA

“Freedom of Speech Award”

Presenter: TBA

Recipient: TBA

Special Presentation

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm

“Radio in the Digital Age”

Introduction: TBA

Speaker:  Jerry Del Colliano, Publisher, Inside Music Media

3:00 pm – 3:35 pm

Panel Discussion

“The State of Talk Programming”

Introduction:  TBA

Moderator: Kevin Casey, VP, Executive Editor, TALKERS

Panelists (in alphabetical Order): Phil Boyce, VP/Spoken Word Programming, Salem Communications; Bill Hess, PD, WMAL, Washington, DC; Gabe Hobbs, CEO, Gabe Hobbs Media;  Craig Schwalb, PD, WABC, New York; Eric Stanger, VP/Operations & Affiliate Marketing, Sean Hannity Show/Premiere Networks

Panel Discussion

3:40 pm – 4:15 pm

“Developing and Managing a Talk Show Hosting Career”

Introduction: Steven J.J. Weisman, Esq., Senior Partner, Harrison Strategies

Moderator:  Mike Kinosian, Managing Editor/West Coast Bureau Chief, TALKERS

Panelists (in alphabetical order):  Tom Becka, Host, KOIL, Omaha; Ron Hartenbaum, CEO, WYD Media; Tom Marr, Host, WCBM, Baltimore; Joe Piscopo, Host, WNYM (“The Answer”), New York;  Martha Zoller, Host, WGAU, Athens, GA/Georgia News Network.  More TBA.

Special Extravaganza

4:20 pm – 5:00 pm

“The Talk Rumble”

Introduction: Dr. Joy Browne, Host, Radio America

Moderator: Lionel, Commentator, WPIX-TV, New York/Host, TalkersRadio

Rumblers (in alphabetical order):  Alan Colmes, Host, Fox News Radio, Mike Gallagher, Host, Salem Radio Network; Thom Hartmann, Host, WYD Media; Joyce Kaufman, Host, WFTL, Ft. Lauderdale/Miami; Kevin McCullough, Host, XtreMEDIA, Lincoln Ware, Host, WDBZ, Cincinnati; and David Webb, Host, Sirius/XM Satellite Radio.

Closing Reception

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Because New York City has so many hotels from which to choose, there is no “official” conference hotel – but several nearby recommended facilities include: Holiday Inn Express (click here), Hilton Millennium (click here), Marriott Downtown (click here) and Hilton Doubletree (click here).