(Nashville, TN – Feb 14, 2013) Country Radio Seminar has added “Country Comes To New York – A Conversation With Lew Dickey” to its agenda of educational panels and workshops for CRS 2013. The panel is set for Thursday, Feb. 28th, 2013 from 11:00 – 11:50 a.m. in room 208 of the Nashville Convention Center.
Veteran music industry journalist Phyllis Stark and Country Aircheck’s RJ Curtis will lead the discussion with CEO and Chairman of Cumulus Media, Lew Dickey. He will cover the recent re-launch of the Country station in New York City as well as the plan and implications for the country genre after a decade of absence from the Big Apple. Other items to be covered include a discussion of the new NASH brand and the company’s overall commitment to the Country format.
According to CRS Executive Director Bill Mayne, “CRS prides itself in bringing headline grabbing agenda items to our event. The re-introduction of country music in New York has been a hot topic within the country music circle and we are excited to bring added insight into the conversation.”
Friday, Feb. 15 is the deadline to purchase $499 regular rate registrations for CRS 2013, held Feb. 27-Mar. 1. The on-site rate of $599 will take effect Feb. 16th. In addition, the $99 unemployment rate will also expire and no longer be available.
About Lew Dickey: Lew Dickey is Chairman & CEO of Cumulus Media. He co-founded the company in 1997 and has built the company through over 150 separate transactions to become the second largest radio broadcasting company in America. Cumulus owns and operates 525 stations in 110 U.S. markets as well as a radio network serving over 4500 stations nationwide. The company’s broadcast platform reached over 140 million people per month. Cumulus employs over 7000 people with revenue of $1.2 billion. The company is traded on NASDAQ: ticker symbol CMLS
A second generation broadcaster, Lew also founded Stratford Research in 1985 and built the company into a leading provider of market research and strategy consulting to the radio and television industries. He is the author of The Franchise – Building Radio Brands, published by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) in 1994 and is regarded as one of the industry’s leading texts on competition and strategy.
Lew hold a Bachelors and Masters Degree in English Literature from Stanford University and MBA from Harvard. He currently serves on the NAB Board of Directors.
About Country Radio Seminar: Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas and business practices in the Country music industry, with specific emphasis on issues relevant to Country radio. CRS 2013 will be held Feb. 27 – March 1, 2013, in downtown Nashville, Tenn., at the Nashville Convention Center. Visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com for more information or contact Kristen McRary at 615-327-4487. Follow CRS on Twitter here and use the hash tag #CRS2013 to join in reporting from CRS 2013.