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October 9, 2020

Radio Show Digital Experience Draws More Than 2,000 Registrants

Washington, D.C. --The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) announced the 2020 Radio Show drew 2,143 registrants. In-person Radio Show attendance has averaged 2,000 annually in recent years.

The week-long digital experience launched Monday, October 5 and continues through this afternoon at In all, the event served to celebrate radio and provide engaging content, interactive presentations and technology sessions, as well as valuable leadership perspectives and strategies for success.

“Although we regret not being able to meet in person, this week’s Radio Show digital experience provided a welcome opportunity to connect and gain valuable insight on how to prevail during this difficult time and move forward as an industry,” said NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith. “Thank you to all who participated and contributed to the Radio Show’s success.”

“The Radio Show is an industry favorite and having the opportunity to gather virtually and connect with broadcasters, advertisers, thought leaders and partners this week has been tremendously valuable,” said RAB President and CEO Erica Farber. “The good news is all Radio Show content will continue to be made available for on-demand viewing should anyone want to re-watch a specific session or may have missed any of the sessions or presentations.”

The online Radio Show continues to offer access to more than 50 on-demand educational sessions, executive conversations and exhibits. Registration remains open at through the end of the year.

Highlights include:

  • Exclusive keynotes from Dave RamseyRishad Tobaccowala , Procter and Gamble’s Charlotte La Niear and thought leaders shaping the future of media and advertising

  • A CEO Town Hall with Cumulus’ Mary Berner, Entercom’s David Field and iHeartMedia’s Bob Pittman, moderated by NBC News Senior Business Correspondent and MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle

  • A conversation with media mogul Byron Allen, founder, chairman and CEO of Allen Media Group, LLC/Entertainment Studios

  • A digital Marketplace featuring live demos, info sessions and the latest innovative solutions for radio

  • Coffee with Consultants: Customized sales and programming strategies with leading consultants

  • Sales and marketing focused sessions, including a revenue replacement roundtable, local sales exchange and digital sales panel

  • Technology-focused sessions

  • Presentation of the NAB National Radio Award to Russell M. Perry and the Radio Mercury Awards

  • Pillsbury’s Broadcast Finance 2020 – The Pandemic Edition

  • Snacks with the C-Suite: Interviews with leaders inside and outside broadcasting

  • Backstage conversations, such as Who’s Zooming Who? Using Video Chat as a Research Tool with Jacobs Media
  • As previously announced, the 2021 Radio Show will co-locate with NAB Show, which has been rescheduled for October 9–13, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nev.

    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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