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July 2, 2008

NAB Radio Show Session to Examine Radio's New Media Opportunities

WASHINGTON, DC -- New media executives will be on hand to discuss digital media opportunities during a super session at The NAB Radio Show in Austin. Steve Goldstein, executive vice president of Saga Communications and chair of The NAB Radio Show Steering Committee, will moderate the panel discussion featuring executives from Emmis Interactive, CBS Radio, ESPN Radio, and Triton Media Group. The session, sponsored by Comic Wonder, will be held Thursday, September 18 at 10:30 a.m.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from media professionals as they provide insight into how to successfully utilize new media tools to enhance radio station brands and increase profitability. Session participants include:

Steve Goldstein
Steve Goldstein

Mike Agovino
Mike Agovino

Deb Esayian
Deb Esayian

David Goodman
David Goodman

Marc Horine
Marc Horine

Steve Goldstein (moderator), held several positions at radio stations in Central New York, and was hired as NBC Radio Network's West Coast manager of affiliate relations upon graduation from Ithaca College. He later served as the youngest news anchor for the ABC Radio Network before beginning his major market programming career at WABC Radio. Since 1986, Goldstein has been employed by Saga Communications, initially serving as group program director. In 1988, Goldstein was promoted to executive vice president, where he currently oversees Saga Communications' 88 radio stations, nine TV stations, two farm radio networks and three state radio networks. Goldstein served as Chairman of the Arbitron Advisory Council and is currently on the Advisory Board of the Midwest Conclave.

Mike Agovino, is COO of Triton Media Group. Agovino has more than 25 years of executive experience, having served as President of Katz Radio and Katz Interactive, COO of Clear Channel Radio Sales, and co-COO of Interep National Radio. Agovino is a recognized leader in the industry for the sales and marketing of on-air/online integration since the mid 90's, completing multiple programs with significant brands including Wells Fargo, Dodge, and CompUSA.

Deb Esayian, is co-president at Emmis Interactive. Drawing on her marketing expertise and high-level sales experience, Esayian strives to integrate new and traditional media to produce innovative, profitable business models. A former product manager, Esayian has worked with several consumer goods manufacturers in the U.S. and abroad. Previous work experience also includes serving as the director of, an Emmis-owned minority recruitment web site, and working as the general sales manager for WJBR-FM in Philadelphia.

David Goodman, serves as president of digital media & integrated marketing at CBS Radio. Goodman works with CBS's 140+ major market stations, overseeing digital, integrated ad-sales and marketing strategy. Additionally, Goodman established and runs The Altitude Group, CBS's integrated ad-sales organization that has been responsible for providing ground-breaking campaigns to a variety of Fortune 500 advertisers. Prior to CBS, Goodman was an executive for Warner Bros. and The Warner Music Group, and formed the domestic television and video division of Saban Entertainment.

Marc Horine, is vice president of digital partnerships and sales development for ESPN Digital Media, and is responsible for the digital content strategy, distribution, production and engineering for the ESPN Radio Division (local & national). In this capacity, Horine oversees digital partnerships for, including editorial ad sales integration,,,, ESPN Travel, ESPN Cars and Horine began his career at ABC/ESPN Radio Networks in 1996 and has worked in digital media for the past 9 years.

About the NAB Radio Show
The NAB Radio Show is the largest annual convention for radio. This year's show, Sep. 17- 19 in Austin, delivers a one-of-a-kind networking opportunity for station professionals representing all format and market sizes and is co-located with the R&R Convention. More information about The NAB Radio Show is available at

Online registration will soon be available for news media reporters interested in covering the NAB Show.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. As the voice of more than 8,300 radio and television stations, NAB advances their interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at


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