Current and Future Trends in the Broadcast Radio and Television Industries

Federal Communications Commission

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 4:00pm to 9:10pm

The goal of the Symposium is to hear from industry experts and participants about the current and future trends, challenges, and opportunities facing the broadcast radio and television industries. To that end, the FCC has assembled two panels representing a mix of large and small broadcasters, as well as various industry experts and analysts.

10:00-10:10 am Welcoming and opening remarks

10:10-11:40 am Panel 1: Current and Future Trends in the Radio Industry

Moderator: Fred Jacobs, President, Jacobs Media Strategies


  • Hartley Adkins, President of Integrated Revenue Strategy, iHeart Media
  • Caroline Beasley, Chief Executive Officer, Beasley Media Group
  • Mark Fratrik, Senior Vice President, BIA Advisory Services
  • Alfred C. Liggins, III, Chief Executive Officer, Urban One
  • Eric Rhoads, Chairman, Radio Ink Magazine
  • Karen Slade, Vice President/General Manager, KJLH Radio FM
  • Jeff Warshaw, Chief Executive Officer, Connoisseur Media, LLC

11:40-11:55 am Q&A Session

11:55-1:15 pm Lunch

1:15-2:45 pm Panel 2: Current and Future Trends in the Broadcast Television Industry

Moderator: Paul Gallant, Managing Director, Cowen Washington Research Group


  • John Buergler, Senior VP, Univision Communications, Inc.
  • Joseph M. Di Scipio, Senior VP, Fox Corporation
  • Jimmy Goodman, President & Chief Operating Officer, Capitol Broadcasting Company, WRAL
  • Brett Jenkins, EVP, Chief Technology Officer, Nexstar Media Group
  • Alan Miles, EVP for Partnerships, Operations and Marketing, Nielsen Media
  • Anne Schelle, Managing Director, Pearl TV

2:45-3:00 pm Q&A Session

3:00-3:10 pm Closing remarks

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