February 22-24, 2017

E.g., 2017-10-18
Omni, Level 2, Left Side Pre-Function Area, Broadway Ballroom
Omni, Level 2, Music Row 1

Drop in and register to win a 55” Smart TV and meet our artists and staff!
Omni, Level 2, Legends Ballroom, D-G
Sponsored by Momentum Label Group
Director of Amazon Music, Ryan Redington, has been announced as a Country Radio Seminar 2017 featured speaker. Redington will speak on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 at 9 a.m. and will discuss the innovative approach Amazon uses through their progressive services and consumer relations. 
Throughout his time at Amazon, Redington has overseen the launch of two Amazon Music streaming services—Amazon Music Unlimited in October 2016 and Prime Music in June 2014. Redington also spearheaded Amazon’s exclusive deal with Garth Brooks, to bring the country superstar’s music catalog to streaming for the first time ever. Redington began his Amazon career working on the video team, before joining music where he worked as a category leader in physical before digital and streaming.  
"Ryan will be providing us a very candid, unique look inside the intellectual perspective of one of the country's most innovative retailers, products, and consumer services,” said Bill Mayne, Executive Director of CRS. “This is an hour at CRS not to miss!" 
Omni, Level 2, LegendsTerrace

Stop by our lounge and learn how we can help you enhance your programming and engage more listeners! We’ll be showcasing an array of our best-in-class Country programs, including our exclusive NASH suite of products and imaging and production libraries from TM Studios and Benztown. 
PLUS- Don’t miss out on the Westwood One + Benztown Guitar Giveaway!! Details inside the lounge.
Omni, Level 2, Top of Escalators

Stop by to charge mobile devices, mingle, and relax in between panels and events! Catch Rebel Engine Entertainment artists Stephanie Quayle and Lucas Hoge throughout CRS. Prizes and giveaways available on site.
Omni, Level 2, Legends Ballroom, A-C

Small market programming, sales duos, plus secondary record promotion will highlight successful promotions that go above and beyond the small market scale. Leading to increased revenue, greater brand awareness, and happy listeners and staff.



RG Jones - Sony Music Nashville

Jesse Garcia - PD and Erica Ogle - GSM - WBYT FM - Federated Media, South Bend, IN

JJ Holiday - OM and Stephanie Theisen - GSM - KZPK - Leighton Broadcasting - St. Cloud, MN


Moderator: Tom Baldrica

Omni, Level 3, Cumberland Rooms 1-2

Learn the "secret sauce" from three successful digital experts to capture the explosion of digital revenues in your market! 

Provide digital capabilities and resources for sales team to sell to their clients.



Eli Mayo - Cox Media Houtson

Bob Parrish - Emmis Indianapolis

Adam Ponzurick - Cumulus Knoxville

Omni, Level 2, Legends Ballroom, D-G

Panelists will show concrete examples of artists and records and the information platforms like Shazam, SiriusXM, and Spotify can provide to determine if these songs are making an impact.


John Zarling - Sony

Jeff Green - Stone Door Media

Tim Richards -CBS Radio



Bob Richards - Emmis

Omni, Level 3, Cumberland Rooms 5-6

Panelists will describe largely untapped programs and partnerships for finding, recruiting, and retaining the next generation of talent, including on-air sales, promotions, digital, production, and records. Also, millenials will describe some of their successes and challenges entering and staying in radio.



Liz Rozengard - Capcity Communications

Tony Banks - iHeart

Ben Downs - Bryan Broadcasting Corporation

Dan Vallie - National Radio Talent Institute



Becky Brenner