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2013 Radio Show Leadership Breakfast Explores Opportunities in Radio

Lew Paper
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Lew Paper (Moderator)
Marci Ryvicker
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Marci Ryvicker (Opening Speaker)
Lew Dickey
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Lew Dickey
Larry Wilson
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Mary Quass
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Mary Quass
Jeff Warshaw
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Jeff Warshaw

WASHINGTON, D.C./NEW YORK -- The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) announced today the panelists for a 2013 Radio Show Leadership Breakfast, titled "Opportunities in a Changing Economy," presented by Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. The event will be held Thursday, September 19, 7:15-9:00 a.m. at the Rosen Shingle Creek Orlando.

The Leadership Breakfast will feature a panel discussion about expanding opportunities in Radio for acquisitions and revenue in a growing economy. Panelists include Lew Dickey, CEO of Cumulus Media; Mary Quass, CEO of NRG Media; Jeff Warshaw, CEO of Connoisseur Media and Larry Wilson, CEO of Alpha Broadcasting and L&L Broadcasting.

The panel will be moderated by Lew Paper, a partner with Pillsbury, and will be preceded by opening remarks from Marci Ryvicker. Ryvicker monitors developments in broadcasting and other media industries as managing director, Senior Equity analyst, for Wells Fargo Securities, LLC. Paper, a partner with Pillsbury’s communications law practice in Washington, D.C., previously served as Associate General Counsel at the FCC and Legislative Counsel to United States Senator Gaylord Nelson.

Dickey co-founded Cumulus Media in 1997 and became CEO in 2000. Cumulus now owns and operates more than 570 radio stations, making it the second-largest radio company in the country.

Quass is the CEO of NRG Media, which owns and operates 84 radio stations in the Midwest. Prior to NRG’s formation in 2005, Quass held a variety of high level positions, including CEO of Central Star Communications, which owned and operated 66 radio stations.

Warshaw launched Connoisseur Media in 2004 and is its CEO. Connoisseur operates 39 stations in fourteen markets after its acquisition of ten stations from Nassau Broadcasting and four stations from Cox Radio.

Wilson, founder and CEO of Citadel Broadcasting Corporation (which had 205 radio stations in 42 markets), is now the CEO of Alpha Broadcasting, which owns and operates six radio stations in Portland, Oregon, and the CEO of L&L Broadcasting, which recently acquired Triad Broadcasting’s 30 stations in five markets.

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About the Radio Show
The 2013 Radio Show, produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), will be held September 18-20 in Orlando. This year's show brings radio broadcasters and industry colleagues together to share knowledge, discover the latest innovations, network with industry leaders and explore creative business strategies for the digital age. To learn more about the 2013 Radio Show, visit

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television 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

About RAB
The Radio Advertising Bureau serves more than 6,000 member Radio stations in the U.S. and over 1,000 member networks, representative firms, broadcast vendors, and international organizations. RAB leads and participates in educational, research, sales, and advocacy programs that promote and advance Radio as a primary advertising medium. Learn more at

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