Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Wanna Be Elected?

Imagine the thoughts coming from the collective brainpower in this competition:

If YOU were elected "President of Radio," what would you do during the first 100 days of your administration?

(SOUTHFIELD, MI - 8/06/08) That's the question we will be posing to nine industry luminaries (and former radio execs) at a session that will take place at the Jacobs Summit in Austin, TX on September 18th. Co-sponsored with Radio & Records and moderated by Fred Jacobs, the session will allow each panelist to present their initiatives for transforming radio as the industry endures challenging times. Jacobs Media President Fred Jacobs comments, "We're looking for big thinkers with constructive solutions, and feel that providing a forum for ideas is what the Summit is all about. These presenters each have a unique perspective on the industry, and bringing them together will generate not only great thoughts and discussion, but also potential solutions."

The tenth slot on the panel will be open to anyone in radio, whether they're a CEO, a traffic director, or a DJ. Aspiring "Presidents" are asked to submit their initiative (500-900 words) to Jacobs Media and Radio & Records via email to Details and FAQs are available on a special microsite - Jacobs Media will choose the winner, who will be invited to present their thoughts at the Summit.

Erica Farber notes, "We know there are lots of dedicated, passionate radio professionals out there with ideas and solutions. We want to hear from them, and make sure we have a great representation for 'Presidents.'" Radio & Records has also decided to turn the "President" concept into a regular feature in their weekly publication.

This year's Summit agenda promises to be as hard-hitting and relevant as ever. "Our goal is to provide attendees with actionable ideas they can take back to their stations and implement," says Jacobs. Already on the Summit agenda are Leo Laporte, founder of "This Week In Tech," who will share his vision on digital solutions for radio. There will be a compelling panel with the RAB's Jeff Haley and Emmis Interactive's Deb Esayian who will talk about managing the digital transition from an inside radio perspective. And Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx, who will bring his unique perspective on the audience and how to keep a 1980s brand relevant in 2008.

The Summit is open to the radio industry and is free of charge. To RSVP, contact Lisa Riker at

To find out more information about the Summit agenda or inquire about the "Presidents" panel, contact Paul Jacobs at

Jacobs Media Summit 13 or
(248) 353-9030

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