Jeffrey Smulyan To Address CRS 2013 Attendees on Opening Day
28 Jan 2013
Posted by Staff
(Nashville, TN – Jan 28th, 2013) Jeffrey H. Smulyan, the Chairman of the Board of Emmis Communications Corporation, has been announced as the keynote speaker for Wednesday, Feb. 27 at CRS 2013. Smulyan will address attendees at 10:15 a.m. in rooms 204-205 of the Nashville Convention Center.
The well-respected radio veteran, Smulyan, formed Emmis Communications in 1980 and oversaw its transition into a publicly traded company in 1994.
Based in Indianapolis, Emmis comprises of 18 FM and 3 AM stations in the United States and overseas (Slovakia). It also operates six local, regional and national magazine operations. His full biography can be found here http://www.emmis.com/who-we-are/executives/smulyan.aspx
Smulyan acted as principal negotiator for the radio industry in the recently announced Sprint agreement, whereby Sprint customers will be able to access FM radio on smartphones through a FM radio chip. During his speech, he will focus on the opportunities and potential for growth of radio in mobile devices.
CRS Board member and Senior VP and Marketing Manager for Emmis Indianapolis, Charlie Morgan adds, “Jeff has not just been the radio industry’s voice for the importance of making radio available on smartphones without using data, he has literally been the visionary for the way people will consume radio in the future. To back up his vision, he has invested the resources to insure that the radio experience on a smartphone is state-of-the art visually, in addition to the audio experience. The entire industry will benefit from his leadership and passion.”
The Wednesday keynote address is sponsored by Compassion International. Past opening day keynote speakers have included Bob Pittman, marketing guru Seth Godin and money management expert Dave Ramsey.