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Wednesday, Oct.4

1:00PM-1:45PM

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THE STATE OF BLACK MEDIA

LOCATION: MAIN BALLROOM

Charles O'Neal

Chairman of the Board
U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.

Jim Winston

President & CEO
National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters
(NABOB)

Ron Busby Sr.

President & CEO
U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.
(USBC)

Prepare to engage in a thought-provoking armchair conversation featuring two distinguished leaders at the forefront of Black media: Ron Busby Sr., President & CEO of the U.S. Black Chambers (USBC), and Jim Winston, President of the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB). This dialogue moderated by USBC Chairman of the Board, Charles O’Neal promises to illuminate the pressing issues that shape the landscape of Black media.

In a groundbreaking move, the U.S. Black Chambers (USBC) recently acquired the National Association of Black-Owned Broadcasters (NABOB), which is now a part of USBC Media. Ron Busby Sr. and Jim Winston will provide insights into the strategic thinking behind this acquisition, its implications for Black media, and the collaborative opportunities USBC Media presents. Gain insights into how NABOB will seamlessly integrate into the USBC Media Network, creating an ecosystem where Black media entities thrive and collaborate synergistically.

2:00PM-2:50PM

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Actions More Than Words: Creating Black Owned Media Ad Spend Accountability Action Plan

LOCATION

MAIN BALLROOM

Ebony McMorris

White House Correspondent
AURN

DuJuan A. McCoy

Owner, President & CEO Circle City Broadcasting

Clint Odom

Vice President, Strategic Alliances & External Affairs
T-Mobile

Steve Roberts

President Roberts Broadcasting, WRBJ(FM), Jackson, Mississippi

Karen Slade

Vice President/General Manager
KJLH

Melody Spann-Cooper

Chair & CEO of Midway Broadcasting Corporation
WVON | WRLL | VONtv

This panel was inspired by the NABOB statement published after the death of George Floyd entitled “Words are Not enough.” Many major corporations announced commitments to spend more money with Black businesses as a way of helping to overcome the cycle of poverty that exists in too many Black communities. However, the recent Supreme Court affirmative action decision has led to attacks from the extreme right on all forms of DEI activity. Our panelists will discuss the status of DEI activity in corporate America and what steps need to be taken to ensure the commitments that were announced are met.:

3:00PM-3:50PM

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Nielsen: Emerging Trends in Audio and Black American Audience Update

LOCATION

MAIN BALLROOM

Technological advancements continue to sweep the audio industry, presenting challenges and opportunities for station owners, operators and other stakeholders. Nielsen describes how it is evolving to ensure that it continues to provide the industry the highest quality audience measurement in this rapidly changing environment.  Nielsen also reports on the latest trends in audio consumption of Black American audiences, including the fact that audio continues to reach more Black consumers than any other platform, linear or digital.   

4:00PM-4:50PM

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Audio Programmers: Responding to the Ever-Changing Competitive Arena

LOCATION

MAIN BALLROOM

Shelley Wade

Veteran Media Personality 94.7 The Block Audacy

Colby Tyner

SVP Programming
Radio One & Reach Media

Demetrius Brown

COO
FUBU RADIO Inc.

Gary Bernstein

President
Oceanic Tradewinds

Tony Coles

President
Black Information Network

The audio industry changes daily. Our panel of audio programming experts will discuss how their stations are responding to those changes. They will discuss the daily challenges of the growing podcast industry, Nielsen ratings, AM radio not being included in some electric vehicles, how to identify new music and new artists, how to identify and develop new on-air talent, and how to keep the format fresh and keep audiences engaged. They will also discuss online digital programming and how this segment of the audio industry relates to the over-the-air segment.

5:00PM-5:50PM

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Black Women in Radio: Trailblazing Voices Across Broadcast Ownership & Media Operations

LOCATION

MAIN BALLROOM

Jackie Gales Webb

Host 96.3 WHUR Washington DC CPB Vice President, Radio

Dyana Williams

Veteran Broadcaster
Influence Entertainment
WURD Radio Philadelphia

Angelique Alston

Program Director / Brand Manager WPGC 95.5 Audacy

Carol Moore Cutting

President/General Manager Cutting Edge Broadcasting, Inc. WEIB-106.3 Smooth FM

Geneice Davis

Vice President Columbus, GA Market Manager Davis Broadcasting Inc.

Cynthia Jenkins???

Program Director WBLS-FM Mediaco New York

This panel was inspired by 75 Years of Black Owned Broadcasting and 50 Years of Hip-Hop Music that we are celebrating at the Conference. Black women have always had unique challenges in the struggles of Black people in America. Those unique challenges have existed for all of the 75 years that Black people have owned radio stations in this country. An extraordinary group of women, including station owners, managers, on-air talent, and executives, will discuss life in the radio industry from a variety of perspectives.

6:00PM-6:50PM

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50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop Armchair with MC Lyte Hosted by Roy Wood Jr.

LOCATION

MAIN BALLROOM

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop, The National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB), a division of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC), will honor legendary rapper, dj, and entrepreneur, MC Lyte, during an exclusive ‘Salute The DJ’ themed armchair conversation hosted by comedian, radio veteran, and “The Daily Show” correspondent, Roy Wood Jr.

 

In an exclusive armchair conversation with Roy Wood Jr., MC Lyte will journey through her rise in hip-hop, to becoming a sought-after voice-over talent, cross-platform media host, author, and production company owner. Additionally, the two will discuss their love of radio and their long-time association with broadcasting! Attendees will also have the opportunity for a brief Q&A at the conclusion of the conversation!

7:00PM-9:00PM

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50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop “Salute The DJ” Kickoff Reception

LOCATION 

Main Ballroom Pre-Function 

Thursday, Oct.5

9:00AM-9:50AM

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Washington Update: What Broadcasters Need to Know

LOCATION

Westend

Jim Winston

President & CEO
National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters
(NABOB)

Hannah Lepow

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David Strickland

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Ben Arden

???

Charlyn Stanberry

???

Robert Branson

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The licensing and operation of radio and television stations is heavily regulated by the Federal Communications Commission. This panel will discuss matters pending before the FCC, Congress, and other federal departments or agencies, that may affect broadcasters. Among the issues they will discuss are: the arrival of Anna Gomez as the new FCC Commissioner; whether a new Tax Certificate bill will be introduced in Congress; the FCC’s Quadrennial Review of its radio and television multiple ownership rules; the FCC Incubator Program; the FCC Communications Equity and Diversity Council, the FCC’s efforts to promote universal broadband access and adoption, and other matters pending in Washington.

10:00AM-10:50AM

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Play Ode Presents: Connect. Chat. Chill.

LOCATION

Westend

Jim Winston

President & CEO
National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters
(NABOB)

Hannah Lepow

???

David Strickland

???

Ben Arden

???

Charlyn Stanberry

???

Robert Branson

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Join us for a networking break in the chic Play Ode Listening Lounge, and learn more about Spotset Radio Network and Play Ode. Come connect, converse, chill, and soak in some good vibes before the next session.

11:15AM-11:45AM

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NABOB & Power of Urban Radio Awards Luncheon Check-In

LOCATION 

Main Ballroom Pre-Function

11:45AM-01:15PM

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NABOB & Power of Urban Radio Awards Luncheon Program

LOCATION

Main Ballroom 

02:00PM-02:50PM

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Power of Urban Radio Forum: C-Suite Marketer and DE&I Discussion

LOCATION

Main Ballroom 

Jim Winston

President & CEO
National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters
(NABOB)

Sherman K. Kizart

Managing Partner
Kizart Media Partners

Ron Busby Sr.

President & CEO
U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.
(USBC)

Marc Pritchard

Chief Brand Officer
Procter & Gamble

Tarshena Armstrong

Director, Diversity Marketing & Development
General Motors

Heather Stewart

General Director,
Global Media and Marketing Services
General Motors

Cara Lewis

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Benjamin Chavis, Jr.

President
National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA)

Corporate America Growing Its Business With Investment in Minority Media- Senior executives from America’s leading corporations including P&G, AARP, and American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) discuss the importance of African American consumers for the growth of their respective brands. They will outline each of their transformative and compelling business models and what the future holds for their commitment in doing business with African American and minority owned media.

03:00PM-03:50PM

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Power of Urban Radio: Broadcasters’ CEO Panel

LOCATION

Main Ballroom 

Jim Winston

President & CEO
National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters
(NABOB)

Erica Farber

President & CEO
Radio Advertising Bureau
(RAB)

Alfred C. Liggins, III

Chief Executive Officer and President Radio One, Inc.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer TV One, LLC.

Caroline Beasley

Chief Executive Officer
Beasley Broadcast Group 

Bob Pittman

Chief Executive Officer
iHeartMedia

Kevin Perry

Chief Operating Officer and Vice President
Perry Publishing & Broadcasting

Albert Rodriguez

President & Chief Operating Officer
Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS)

NABOB President Jim Winston and RAB CEO Erica Farber will lead an important dialogue with CEOs of some of America’s leading radio groups. Among the areas that they will discuss are: the importance of radio to the future of their companies, and how each of their companies are utilizing their resources to fuel radio’s continued growth through programming innovation, technology, and digital revenue opportunities.

04:00PM-04:30PM

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Power of Urban Radio Forum: Leveraging the Synergy of Audio & Digital

LOCATION

Main Ballroom 

Charlotte La Niear

Senior Director N.A. Multicultural Media
Procter & Gamble

Eric Austin

Senior Director, Global Brand Building & Media Innovation
Procter & Gamble

Lela Coffey

VP, Multicultural Business Acceleration
Procter & Gamble North America

Cedric Harville

N.A. Purchasing Director of Multicultural Media
Procter & Gamble

P&G’s multicultural marketing and media investment team will provide an insightful and engaging overview and discussion about the importance of Programmactic for P&G’s continued brand growth. They will explain why programmatic is critically important for minority media to pivot now and strategically align and partner with P&G.

04:35PM-05:05PM

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Power of Urban Radio Forum: How AARP is Partnering with NABOB

LOCATION

Main Ballroom 

Howard Robertson

President/CEO TRUST Marketing & Communications, Inc., Spotset Radio Network & ODE Audio

Shani Hosten

Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion African American/Black Strategy & LGBTQ Strategy
AARP

Barry Macon

Diversity Strategy Director
AARP

AARP and NABOB have enjoyed a strategic alliance and partnership for two decades. AARP’s Multicultural Marketing Team and Spotset/ODE executives will discuss how they are working together strategically and tactically to effectively and successfully hit AARP’s African American marketing and media objectives and goals.

05:10PM-06:00PM

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Power of Urban Radio Forum: Global Media Agency DE&I Panel

LOCATION

Main Ballroom 

Josh Rahmani

Chief Revenue Officer
Radio One/Reach Media

Mark Prince

SVP, Head of Economic Empowerment
dentsu international

Arnetta Whiteside

SVP, Multicultural Consulting, Agency and Brand Readiness
Publicis Media

Andriena Colman

Director
Hearts & Science

Latraviette D. Smith-Wilson

Chief Marketing & Equity Officer
Horizon Media

Micheal Rocca

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Cynthia Jenkins

Head of Supplier Diversity, Managing Partner
GroupM

Kimberly Bunton

??

Senior executives who lead DEI media investment efforts from dentsu, Publicis, Omnicom, Group M, Horizon Media Hearts and Science will come together for the first time in history. Collectively, these media agencies plan and place over $100 billion in measured media. As corporate America has pivoted in how it does business with the African American community, so has the the global media agency community with African American and minority owned media.

06:10PM-09:00PM

SPONSORS

Undeniable 75 Legends ’ Honors Reception

LOCATION

West End  

Jim Winston

President & CEO
National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters
(NABOB)

Rev. Al Sharpton

Founder & President
National Action Network (NAN)

Chesley Maddox-Dorsey

CEO
A Wonder Media Company, LLC & AURN

Karen Slade

Vice President/General Manager
KJLH

Charles Warfield

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DJ Lance

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