Broadband Strategies for Minority Radio

Federal Communications Commission
12th Street, SW
Washington, DC
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
9:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Government Participants:

  • Carolyn Fleming-Williams, Senior Deputy Director, Office of Communications Business Opportunities, FCC
  • Rick Wade, Acting Chief of Staff, Department of Commerce

Panelists:

  • Mario Armstrong, Radio Host; XM/Sirius radio, USTalkNetwork.com, WYPR & WEAA
  • Eric Broyles, Founder & CEO, Megree, Inc.
  • Frank Flores, Chief Revenue Officer of the radio segment & General Manager, Spanish Broadcasting Systems
  • Anita Stephens Graham, Partner, Opportunity Capital Partners
  • Zemira Jones, President /CEO, All American Management Group, Inc.
  • James L. Winston, Executive Director, National Association of Black-Owned Broadcasters
  • Candida Mobley-Wright, President, Voices, Inc.
  • Frank Montero, Co- Managing Partner with the law Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth
  • Cleveland Spears, Producer/Radio Host/General Manager, iM4radio Broadcasting Network
  • Loris Ann Taylor, Executive Director, Native Public Media

Experts from the radio, finance, and broadband industries will discuss of the present status and future possibilities of radio, in general, and minority radio, in particular, with regard to extant and emerging broadband applications.

The roundtable participants will examine the continued relevancy of minority radio, diagnose current challenges, and analyze viable business models that incorporate broadband technologies. We will have representatives from minority radio networks, both broadcast and Internet stations, content and internet service providers, White House officials, and financial investors. In sum, it is our hope that this roundtable discussion will generate creative and innovative ideas that may lead to the integration of traditional radio with new technology platforms with the ultimate goal of ensuring that small and diverse radio thrives in the digital age of communications.

Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request via e-mail at [email protected] or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice) or 202-418-0432 (TTY).