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June 16, 2014
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2014 Radio Show Leadership Breakfast Explores Opportunities for Growth 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
Dean Goodman
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Dean Goodman
Jeff Smulyan
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Jeff Smulyan
Jose Valle
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Jose Valle

WASHINGTON, D.C./NEW YORK -- The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) announced that the 2014 Radio Show will feature the annual Leadership Breakfast, sponsored by Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. The Breakfast, titled "Capitalizing on Radio's Potential," will be held on Thursday, September 11, 7:15 - 9:00 a.m. at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Marci Ryvicker, a managing director and senior equity analyst with Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, will provide the opening remarks, followed by a panel featuring Lew Dickey, CEO, Cumulus Media; Dean Goodman, CEO, Digity, LLC; Jeff Smulyan, CEO, Emmis Communications; and Josť Valle, president, Univision Radio. Lew Paper, a partner with Pillsbury, will moderate the panel.

The Leadership Breakfast will focus on radio's past and future financial performance as well as the challenges and opportunities that radio faces, including equity and debt financing for acquisitions, prospects for expanded use of the FM chip in mobile phones, preserving the local community connection, exploiting digital resources, and diversifying services. Dickey co-founded Cumulus Media in 1997 and became CEO in 2000. With approximately 525 radio stations in 110 cities, Cumulus is the largest pure-play radio company in the U.S. and one of the nation's top providers of local marketing solutions.

Goodman is CEO, president and founder of Digity, LLC, a diversified media and digital company. Digity owns and operates 113 radio stations, recently becoming the fifth largest radio group in the U.S. Goodman previously served as president and COO of Paxson Communications (Ion Media Networks), which owned and operated over 100 radio stations and 70 TV stations.

Smulyan serves as CEO of Emmis Communications, a radio and magazine publishing company that was voted the Most Respected Radio Company in a poll of industry CEOs. In 2000, he was honored with NAB's National Radio Award and as Radio Ink's "Radio Executive of the Year."

Valle, as president of Univision Radio, oversees the expanding portfolio of the leading Spanish-language broadcaster in the U.S. Univision Radio currently owns and operates 70 radio stations in 16 of the top U.S. Hispanic markets and five stations in Puerto Rico. He previously served as president and general manager of Telemundo's flagship station KVEA and oversaw operations for KWHY, an independent Spanish-language station in Los Angeles.

Paper, a partner with Pillsbury's communications law practice, previously served as Associate General Counsel at the FCC and Legislative Counsel to United States Senator Gaylord Nelson. He is the author of five books, including "Empire: William S. Paley and the Making of CBS."

News media interested in covering the 2014 Radio Show should click here to register.

About the Radio Show
The 2014 Radio Show, produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), will be held September 10-12 in Indianapolis. 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 2014 Radio Show, visit

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.

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

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