Radio and TV Broadcasters' Schedule at a Glance
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NAB Member Lounge

Take a break and experience even more NAB membership perks in our lounge located in N263C, in the Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall. In the NAB Member Lounge, you can:

  • Skip the long lines and grab a free cup of coffee and snacks
  • Relax in a quiet space and recharge your devices
  • Connect with NAB staff and renew your membership
  • Use business services, Wi-Fi and meeting space
  • Learn more about your NAB member benefits, the NAB Broadcast Ambassador Program and more.

Lounge Hours:
Saturday: 2-5 p.m. | Sunday-Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

NAB Member Lounge Sessions


10:15 - 11 a.m.

Retooling Employee Benefits to Entice the Contemporary Workforce

The world of work has changed dramatically in recent years, particularly for benefits. Employee needs and expectations are still shifting, and your company’s benefits need to evolve to stay competitive. It’s a fact – enhancing employee benefit access has a measurable, concrete impact on business success. In this session you’ll learn how benefit structures are evolving across the business landscape and hear the direct steps your company can take now to follow suit and become a leader in your markets.

BONUS: All session attendees will have the chance to enter to win one of four $500 cash prizes courtesy of Joey Costa and Associates. Prizes will be awarded during the session.
Presenters: Athena Fleming, director, Industry Sales Professional Services, TriNet; Carin Zubillaga, director, Transition Strategy, TriNet

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Low Cost, High Return Promotions

Looking for some new promotions that won’t break the bank and will drive revenue to bring back to your station? Join fellow broadcasters as they detail a few of their most impactful recent client and on-air promotions.

Moderator: Geniece Granville, vice president and general manager, Davis Broadcasting Panelists: Mark Anderson, vice president, Programming, Audacy Pittsburgh; Scott Siler, chief operating officer, East Arkansas Broadcasters; MoJoe Roberts, program director, iHeartMedia Las Vegas

2:30 - 3:15 p.m.

VBR – The Valued Business of Retail

Consumers have altered where, why and how they shop. Today’s shopper expects more from the products they buy and the retailers who sell those products, but what appeals to them may vary by product category.

Presenters: Annette Malave, senior vice president, Insights, RAB; Melissa Conforto, manager, Research and Strategy, Provoke Insights


10:15 - 11 a.m.

Developing Managers into Leaders

Introducing the IMPACT Sales Leadership System, a simplified framework to drive winning performance. It ensures your sales leaders make the right People decisions, follow the best Processes and engage in effective Planning to delivery top Performance. But more importantly for public or private companies it prepares the next generation to lead in an ever-changing and evolving local media and marketing landscape.

Presenters: Stephanie Downs, partner, vice president and senior consultant, The Center for Sales Strategy; Matt Sunshine, managing partner, The Center for Sales Strategy

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

A Local TV and Radio Station Guide to Podcasting Success

What does it take for a broadcast station to break into podcasting? KSL-TV and KSL Radio made the decision in late 2016 to commit resources to a podcast investigation with national interest, the disappearance of Susan Powell, and it paid off in a big way. The “COLD” podcast launched at number one on the Apple Podcast charts and has more than 55 million downloads. KSL Podcasts has launched several other projects with more in the works. What are the strategies behind a successful podcast? What are the benefits in committing time and resources to podcasting? Join Sheryl Worsley, vice president of Podcasting at Bonneville, and “COLD” host Dave Cawley to talk about what broadcasters need to keep in mind when they set out to create podcasts.

Presenters: Dave Cawley, host, “COLD” Podcast; Sheryl Worsley, vice president, Podcasting, KSL Podcasts

3 - 3:30 p.m.

Radio Saves Lives: A Conversation with FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) representatives lead a discussion about the vital role that radio broadcasters play during times of emergency. Hear FEMA’s perspective on how radio broadcasters keep Americans safe, not only before disaster strikes through Emergency Alert System warnings, but as the most critical resource for detailed, hyper-local news and information as an emergency unfolds. Among other issues, FEMA and our experts from the radio industry will discuss the importance of radio as a communications tool for government authorities and emergency managers, the public safety benefits of radio access in automobiles, and recommendations for improving the resiliency of your station.

Moderator: Manny Centeno, project manager, FEMA, IPAWS
Panelists: Antwane Johnson, director, IPAWS, FEMA; Jeff Littlejohn, executive vice president, Engineering, iHeartMedia


10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

What News Leaders Need Now

Remote work. Expanding news hours. Hiring problems. Threats to news staff. And an overwhelming sea of never-ending information coming at you and your staff 24/7.

These are unprecedented times, and news leaders need help. Artificial intelligence (AI) is the technology that can change your news world, reinvigorate your staff and give your team actionable big data to truly engage with your audience.

Presenter: Tim Wolff, vice president, TV and Digital Publishing Innovation, Futuri Media

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Networking Lounge

2022 and Beyond – Hybrid Station Operations

A lot has happened throughout the pandemic and it’s time to catch up. Myriad innovative solutions for working remotely have been implemented to allow broadcasters to stay on the air. A panel of engineering and IT experts will share their findings and take questions about what they see remaining applicable to our post-pandemic future. What interim measures are now best practices and how differently do we view DR facilities than we once did?

Moderator: Paul McLane, editor in chief, Radio World
Panelists: Sarah Foss, chief information officer, Audacy; George Molnar, senior director, Technology, WTOP News and Federal News Network; Brian Oliger, technology manager, WTOP News and Federal News Network; Lamar Smith, vice president, Engineering, Beasley Media Group

1 - 1:45 p.m. | Membership Lounge

Creating Multi-Dimensional Environments for Cross-Platform Storytelling

A conversation with industry visionaries for set design and technology covering how operations of any size can be more chameleon-like in their ability to rapidly adapt to developing events and demands of audiences across all platforms.

Stations and other content creators are producing more content on more platforms than ever while the media landscape has more competition than ever. The challenge: to produce content simultaneously for multiple platforms in the most efficient and flexible way. Environments and workflows that foster exceptional storytelling and engage multiple audiences can be created that allow content creators to be nimble, efficient and profitable in expanding cross-platform markets. Operations of any size can be more chameleon-like in their ability to rapidly adapt to developing events and demands without large outlays of money, time, or personnel. In this informative session, engage with industry experts who will share attitudes, solutions and best practices for navigating these rapidly developing demands.

Moderator: Mike Khatcheressian, vice president, Media Production, NAB
Panelists: Kathryn Mosher-Boule’, executive vice president, Angry Badger Productions; Kevin Ferrara, vice president and co-founder, Magis Media; Lonnie Juli, president and chief creative officer, Angry Badger Productions

2:30 - 3 p.m.

What’s Your Radio Station’s Succession Plan?

As you look to the future beyond next month, next quarter and next year, there’s your next phase. But what about your stations? Ownership transitions can be tricky – from knowing where to begin to understanding layers of laws and regulations. This discussion will clue you in to what the process entails and the initial decisions you’ll face.

Moderator: Bradford Caldwell, vice president, Member Experience, NAB
Panelists: Greg Guy, managing partner, Patrick Communications; Susan Patrick, managing partner, Patrick Communications


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