By Shawn Smith
The 2016 NAB Radio Show is underway at the Omni Nashville Hotel in Tennessee until Friday. Today (Thursday Sept. 22) you can view the live stream of all the sessions as they happen here. If you miss them live, they’ll be archived.
Thursday, September 22 (All times Central)
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m CT
Advertiser Breakfast (sponsored by Katz Radio Group), with LifeLock, Hubbard Radio, Bobby Bones and Kevin Griffin
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m CT
Panel: Selling Beyond CPP – Learn What Advertisers and Agencies Really Need From Their Media Partners
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m CT
Panel: Perception vs Reality – The True Power of Radio
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m CT
Panel: Radio Data Attribution – Keeping Pace with the Evolving Advertiser
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m CT
Panel: Radio – the Local Media Company of the Future
Rogers Communications CEO Guy Laurence spoke to the Canadian Club Toronto on September 14 about Canada’s need to better brand itself to the world. The U.K. born Laurence told the audience the world’s perceptions of Canada don’t match reality. Describing himself as “a brand guy,” he said Canada’s brand is not well defined and as a nation we need to be more ambitious about promoting our culture. “Canada needs to rid itself of the idea that it can’t compete globally, that somehow you’ll be overshadowed by the Americans,” he said. Laurence warned Canada risks missing out on the benefits of selling its cultural products to the global market.
Doug Murphy, President and CEO of Corus Entertainment was one of the featured speakers at the BMO Capital Markets 17th Annual Media and Telecom Conference in Toronto. In the Sept. 13 session, Murphy said the restructuring that took place after the $2.65 billion purchase of Shaw Media was complete and ahead of schedule. He said they are internally focused right now as work continues to integrate the two corporate cultures. The purchase, completed April 1 of this year, gave Corus Shaw’s roster of 19 specialty channels and the Global brand of stations.
CRTC commissioner Dr. Linda Vennard broke the Conflict of Interest Act by accepting flowers and chocolates on her birthday from a radio broadcaster, says the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner. The report from Mary Dawson found the newly minted commissioner for Alberta and the Northwest Territories received the gifts from representatives of the Multicultural Broadcasting Corporation Inc. and Asia Broadcasting Corporation Inc. in July 2015. Both companies are CRTC-licensed. The gifts were sent directly to Vennard at her CRTC Calgary office.