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June 30, 2009

NAB Radio Show to Feature 'Digital Think Tank' Super Session

WASHINGTON, DC -- The NAB Radio Show will include a session that highlights effective strategies for converging terrestrial and digital radio. The session, titled "Digital Think Tank," will take place Wednesday, September 23 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

During the session a panel of digital leaders in radio will discuss what platforms generate the most revenue, discover what digital applications are beneficial to the industry and learn how to activate an effective and affordable digital strategy. Session participants include:

Mike Agovino has more than 25 years of executive experience in radio and is recognized as a leader in the sales and marketing of on-air/online integration. Prior to serving as chief operating officer (COO) of Triton Media Group, Agovino was President of Katz Radio Group. Under his leadership Katz Radio was the number one billing national rep firm every month of every year from 1990 through 2000. Following his tenure at Katz Agovino became the COO of Clear Channel Radio Sales, where he helped build the company to over $800 million in national revenue.

Deb Esayian develops market opportunities as founder and co-president of Emmis Interactive, Inc. Recognized as one of Radio Ink’s Most Influential Women in broadcasting, Esayian's success stems from her ability to use her sales and marketing background to successfully integrate new and traditional media models. Over the past 5 years Esayian has trained more than 2000 salespeople and sales managers in using creative engagement solution techniques to monetize their websites.

David Goodman has served as president of the CBS Interactive Music Group since May 2009. In this position, Goodman is responsible for bringing together the resources of CBS Interactive with the content, promotional, advertising and sales opportunities provided by CBS RADIO and, as well as monetizing the division's ongoing digital initiatives. He served as president of digital media and integrated marketing for CBS RADIO from 2007-2009 and was president of marketing from 2005-2007.

Paul Krasinski is the COO of Ando Media, an organization established in 2004 that provides audience measurement and ads management solutions for the Internet audio market. As COO, Krasinski is involved in all facets of business development for Ando, including new clients and strategic relationships. Prior to this position, Krasinski was vice president and general manager of Westwood One and director of the digital media and interactive division at Greater Media. He has extensive experience working with venture capital funds, startups, advertising agencies and financial services organizations.

About The NAB Radio Show
The NAB Radio Show is the largest annual convention for radio. This year's show, Sep. 23-25 in Philadelphia, delivers a one-of-a-kind networking opportunity for station professionals representing all format and market sizes.

Online registration for news media interested in covering The NAB Show will open July 6.

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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