Gregory Adamo, Associate Professor, Morgan State University
Gregory Adamo, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the School of Global Journalism and Communication at Morgan State University in Baltimore. He is the author of the book African Americans in Television: Behind the Scenes. His new book is College Media: Learning in Action. Dr. Adamo’s research interests include media and race, the production of culture, and entertainment television. He has taught at The College of Staten Island/CUNY, Rutgers University, and Richard Stockton College. Dr. Adamo was General Manager of WSIA-FM for more than two decades.
Adamo will co-present College Media Program Review: What it is and why you should be a part of it and College Media: A Place for Learning.
Bennett, 96.5 AMP Radio
Bennett’s first big break is when he interviewed Boyz 2 Men after he sang “I’ll Make Love to You” on stage before their show at the tender age of 8. After that, Bennett knew he wanted to entertain Philadelphia every night!
You can catch Bennett interviewing some of the biggest names in music and entertainment like Selena Gomez , Fall Out Boy, Zac Efron, One Republic, Flo Rida, Anna Kendrick, Fergie, Big Sean, and Justin Bieber.
Listen and laugh with Bennett every night at 7 p.m. and follow the show on Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook and Tinder.
Bennett will present On-Air, Interviewing Bands, Show Prep and Effective Social Media Tips.
Corey Cohen, Play-by-Play Announcer, Sky Blue FC & Penn Athletics
Corey Cohen is a professional play-by-play broadcaster based in the Philadelphia area. He graduated in 2015 from the University of Pittsburgh after spending four years doing play-by-play for 92.1 WPTS Radio. He’s since been hired as the play-by-play announcer for Sky Blue FC of the NWSL, announcing for the nation’s top female athletes in the world including Kelley O’Hara, Alex Morgan, and Hope Solo. He’s also been hired by Penn Athletics to broadcast a variety of sports including sprint football, volleyball, and baseball for the Ivy League Digital Network.
Cohen will present Play-By-Play Basics.
Timothy Craig, Associate Professor, Warner University
Dr. Timothy E. Craig currently serves as an Associate Professor of Communication at Warner University in Lake Wales, Florida, where he also serves as Chair for the Social and Behavioral Sciences program and oversees all student media. Craig is committed to the cause of college radio for a variety of reasons, but specifically because it’s never boring, always tries new things, and offers the possibility of professionalism and personality. These are the qualities that make memorable student leaders who are capable of handling real-world deadlines with passion and grace. Craig developed these qualities first by beginning his career as a working journalist in North Carolina, refining them while working in media relations for a non-profit institution, and now shares them in his classroom in Florida, where he sees first-hand the promise and possibilities of the next generation of professionals.
Craig will co-present Fight to be Heard: Strategies for Finding and Building an Audience for Your Radio Station.
David Dombrowski, Regional Director, Federal Communications Commission
David Dombrowski is the Regional Director of Region 1 for the Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau. He oversees the six field offices in the Northeast United States. He comes with long career in the FCC regulation of broadcast stations. He began his career with the FCC in 1991 as an Electronics Engineer in the FM Branch of the Media Bureau. In 1995, he transferred to the FCC Philadelphia Office and worked as a Field Agent. He also served as Senior Agent and District Director of the Philadelphia Office. He received a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Temple University and a Masters of Telecommunications/Electrical Engineering from Drexel University.
Dombrowski will present Preparing for an FCC Inspection.
Stephanie Donovan, Senior Vice President Publisher Development, Triton Digital
Focused on helping publishers in North America drive audience and revenue growth through digital audio, Stephanie Donovan collaborates with senior leadership of Radio’s top publishers to extract more value from their audience by creating deeper connections through digital interactions. With more than 20 years of experience in audio, Stephanie has spent the last eight years at Triton Digital driving engagement, educating teams on tools, trends and integrated solutions. Prior to Triton, she spent thirteen years managing growth of non-traditional and digital revenue streams inside Top 20 market radio stations.
Donovan will present The Power of Digital Audio.
Dan Drago, Host, 25 O’Clock Podcast
Host of 25 O’Clock, Dan Drago started the podcast in 2014, and has been active in the Philadelphia podcast community ever since. With his background in radio (WCVF 88.9FM in Fredonia, NY), music journalism (Geek Magazine, Aural Minority, Brookladelphia), as well as his years as a touring musician (The Way Home, The Sobriquets, The Newspaper Taxis), Dan naturally gravitated back to the microphone. He spends his time producing and hosting 25 O’Clock, engineering and producing music, helping new podcasters find their feet (and their voice), freelance writing, and championing the Philadelphia music scene, a community he’s been a part of for nearly 15 years. He resides in South Philadelphia with his wife, his guitars, his new piano, and his untameable garden.
Drago will co-present Podcasts: Build Your Station Brand.
Nick Dunkerley, Creative Director, Hindenburg Systems
With a background in sound engineering and radio journalism at DR (Danish National Broadcasting Corporation), Nick has more than 15 years experience in public radio broadcasting.Before founding Hindenburg Systems, he worked as a consultant for community radio stations in Zambia.It was while working on a radio project there that he made the initial sketches for an audio editor. “I just need something simple that can be used by any storyteller …”
Dunkerly will present Painting Stories with Sound.
Preston Elliot is just one of the elements that make WMMR’s Preston & Steve Show one of the top rock morning shows in America. Bringing 20+ years of radio experience to Philadelphia’s morning commute, Preston Elliot hosts a show featuring irreverent conversation, A-level guests, spontaneous comedy, live listener calls, and multi-media access unparalleled in radio today.
Along with his co-host Steve Morrison, Preston commands a fast-moving room of five incredibly entertaining personalities.
Elliott will co-present Producing a Multi-Media Morning Radio Show.
Marc got his start on the WIP Tailgate team, then worked his way up the ladder from on-air contributor, to producer, to update anchor, and then to host. He now works as a regular member of “Angelo Cataldi and the Morning Team.”
Outside of his work locally with WIP, Marc has worked behind the scenes in Sports Television since 2004. He has been a member of the Sunday Night Football crew since 2007, where he’s received Emmy Recognition for his part in the broadcast winning “Outstanding Live Series.” As part of the SNF crew, Marc has covered three Super Bowls (43, 46, 49). He has also worked on the Production Crew for three Winter Classics (Boston, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia) and three tours on the Triple Crown.
Farzetta will present SportsTalk Radio.
Casey Foster, Producer, Preston & Steve WMMR
Casey Foster is just one of the elements that make WMMR’s Preston & Steve Show one of the top rock morning shows in America. Executive Producer of the show, Casey is a local boy who went to Cardinal O’Hara High School and Ursinus College in Collegeville. After graduation, he fell right into the arms of radio and feels lucky to be a part of the Philly radio community.
Foster will co-present Producing a Multi-Media Morning Radio Show.
Walt Hunter, Senior Investigative Reporter, KYW-TV
A Philadelphia native, KYW-TV’s Walt Hunter was one of the market’s most outstanding investigative reporters before his retirement this summer. His reporting style has won him scores of awards and honors including 16 Philadelphia Emmy Awards. Hunter joined CBS 3’s news team in 1980 covering the police beat, and since that time, earned a reputation for breaking many of the Philadelphia area’s top stories. Hunter worked his way through college spending summers as a deck hand on an oil barge at a Philadelphia refinery. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.
He made his move to television following five years as the morning drive anchor for WCAU-AM, then an all-news radio station. He also worked as a reporter for the Philadelphia Bulletin and The Main Line Times where at 23 he was the youngest managing editor in the history of the paper.
Hunter will present Everyone Has a Story: The Art of Storytelling for Television.
Jacqueline Soteropoulos Incollingo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Rider University
Jacqueline Soteropoulos Incollingo, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the department of communication and journalism at Rider University in New Jersey. Her research interests include journalism pedagogy and user engagement with mobile news content from newspapers. She received her Ph.D. in journalism from the University of Maryland, where she also worked as the Annapolis bureau chief of the journalism school’s student-powered news service. As a professional journalist, she covered politics, the legal system and crime at The Philadelphia Inquirer and was the Washington correspondent for The Tampa Tribune.
Incollingo will co-present College Media: A Place for Learning.
Drew Jacobs, Assistant Professor, Camden Community College
Drew Jacobs has been on the faculty at Camden County College in Blackwood, NJ since 2000. As an Assistant Professor of Communications he teaches various courses in the curriculum. Drew has a long time commitment to college radio that includes establishment of radio stations at three different colleges. Drew had a 20 year career in radio, mostly in news and sports, that included stops in South Dakota, Kansas and New Jersey. Drew served as Assignment Editor and courthouse reporter for WOBM-FM covering numerous trials including the “Baby M” trial.
Jacobs will present Announcing: Best Practices.
Tim Jimenez is a general assignment reporter at KYW Newsradio 1060. Tim, a native of Lansdale, Pa., is a proud Temple University alumnus. He began his career as an intern at NBC 10. From there he came to KYW Newsradio in October 2007 as a desk assistant/service aide while finishing his senior year at Temple.
His first shot at on-air work for KYW Newsradio was for a restaurant podcast for Hearphilly.com. “Eat Like A Native” explored some of the hidden food gems in Philadelphia. He worked his way up to become a morning drive writer, web editor, and reporter in October 2010. Tim is a huge sports fan, basketball in particular.
He considers himself to be a hoops junkie/historian. He also does color commentary for Philadelphia University men’s and women’s basketball. In 2011 and 2012 he was a play-by-play announcer for the Reebok Breakout Challenge.
Jimenez will co-present Covering Breaking News for Radio in 2016.
Woody Kinney, Contract Engineer, Kinney Broadcasting
Woody was an F-14 Fighter Electronics Technician after high school. He then attended Herkimer College where, he was bit by the radio bug and eventually became the Program Director for WVHC 91.5FM the college’s radio station. After an internship with Clear Channel Radio in Utica-Rome, NY, he was hired as an on-air talent and Promotions Assistant. In 2002 he moved to Rochester, NY as a Promotions Director, and returned a year later to Utica-Rome as Promotions/Marketing Director. He then became the Assistant Engineer/IT Tech and Assistant Program Director for the Sports Stars Radio Network. He then transferred to Norfolk-Virginia Beach as the IT Manager.
Currently he serves as the Director of Engineering/IT for I Heart Media Norfolk-Virginia Beach and Contract Engineer for WPNR-FM Utica College, WRCU-FM Colgate University, WITC-FM Cazenovia College, WNSB-FM Norfolk State University, various K-Love & Air1 Radio Stations, Daystar Television’s WVAD-LPTV, and Roser Communications Network.
Teagan Kuruna, Co-founder, Philadelphia Podcast Festival
Teagan Kuruna is a co-founder of the Philadelphia Podcast Festival. The fourth annual Festival, held in August 2016, showcased more than 30 of Philadelphia’s premier podcasts recording episodes for live audiences. She hosts the Teagan Goes Vegan podcast, in which she interviews vegans around the world. Teagan holds a Master of Public Health and is part of the communications team for a health policy non-profit.
Kuruna will co-present Podcasts: Build Your Station Brand.
Paula Machado, Anchor/Reporter, Central Florida News 13
Paula Machado is a Puerto Rican-Cuban bilingual journalist and graduate from the University of Central Florida. You can find Machado reporting on the latest news & entertainment on InfoMás—the only 24 hour Spanish news channel in Central Florida, exclusively on Bright House Networks on channels 900 & 1900HD. Machado currently serves as producer, reporter and anchor for InfoMás covering breaking news stories such as the Orlando Pulse shooting, legalization of gay marriage in Florida and the 2016 elections.
Her journalism efforts received award-recognition from the university, the National Association of Hispanic Journalist and the Radio Television Digital News Association. Machado kick-started her career at Univision Orlando, becoming the station’s first social media journalist and subbing as producer and on-camera reporter. In the past, she also interned with the CBS affiliate in Orlando and NY1 Noticias in New York City.
Machado will co-present Covering a Mass Shooting in your Hometown as a Multi-media Journalist.
Don Martin has maintained a private practice in communications and media law since 1983. He represents and advises broadcasters throughout the United States concerning media and broadcast regulatory matters, and related intellectual property issues.
In previous lives, Don has been an attorney at NPR, a public radio program director, a public radio general manager, part owner of a commercial radio station, and an importer/distributor of international radio fare.
When he takes a break from clients’ projects to come up for air, Don gets another angle on the business from his two sons who are DJs at their college student radio stations.
Martin will co-present Ask the FCC Experts, Where’s the Line? College Broadcasters and Indecency, Legal Issues in Program Sponsorship and Underwriting, and Mid-term Examination: Prepare for FCC License Renewal Now.
Robert Meuser, CTO, Engineaux Inc.
Robert Meuser is a life-long broadcast engineer involved in the industry since grade school and has designed and built radio and TV facilities world wide over the past 40 years. He has had the good fortune of working with many of the newest technologies of the day in numerous projects.
He is currently CTO of Engineaux Inc a company dedicated to implementing new technologies. Previously he was Sr. Technical Engineer, Broadcast Operations at CBS Television Network, New York and prior to that Chief Engineer WHTZ (Z100) New York.
He has also worked extensively on numerous International projects primarily in Europe and North America for both the then emerging private broadcasters and established public networks including the buildout of the FUN radio network throughout France. He is a lifetime SBE certified CPBE and CBNT
Meuser will present Managing Engineering for Non-engineers.
Laura Mizrahi, Vice President, Communications Technologies, Inc.
Laura is V.P. of Communications Technologies, Inc., a broadcast consulting engineering firm located in Marlton, NJ. Laura’s primary focus is on FCC applications for new, or improved, commercial and non-commercial FM broadcast stations. From 1988 through 1997, Laura served as the National Association of College Broadcasters (NACB) engineering advisor, was a member of the Advisory Board and participated as a regular speaker at annual NACB conferences. In 1999, when the organization was reincarnated as College Broadcasters, Inc., she continued her involvement as a regular panelist and contributor at CBI annual conventions.
Laura has also authored or contributed to numerous articles for Radio World and Radio Guide magazines as well as the Broadcasters’ Desktop Resource, a web based industry tool.
Laura is a member of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE).
Mizrahi will co-present Ask the FCC Experts and Translator Auction Windows, LPFM and Translators, EAS/ETRS Changes and other Broadcast Topics.
Steve is a seasoned comedian with over 20 years in the entertainment industry. He’s known for his lightening quick comedic reflexes, his celebrity impressions, and his vast knowledge of pop culture.
Born and raised on Long Island, Steve has called Philadelphia his home for over 10 years.
Morrison will co-present Producing a Multi-Media Morning Radio Show.
Gregg Murphy, On-field reporter, Philadelphia Phillies
Gregg Murphy joined the Phillies broadcast team in 2012 as a field reporter. In his role, he brings viewers closer to the action reporting from the field, dugouts and elsewhere throughout the ballpark during the games. He added occasional play-by-play duties in 2014.
Part of the on-air team at Comcast SportsNet since December 2008, Gregg is a multiple Emmy winner and nominee in numerous categories, including sports reporting. He was also recognized twice as the winner of the Associated Press Outstanding Talk Program for Out of Bounds, a program he hosted earlier in his career.
Before joining Comcast SportsNet, he was at CN8 (Comcast), The Inquirer High School Sports Show and WFMZ in Allentown, Pa.
A 1993 graduate of St. Joseph’s University with a degree in English, Gregg has reported on many notable sports events, including the NCAA Tournament, Super Bowl, World Series and NBA Finals.
Murphy will present Ins and Outs of On-Field Sports Reporting.
Pavlina Osta, Host, The Pavlina Show
Pavlina Osta is a multi award winning radio host, a Guinness World Record Holder for “Most Radio Interviews Conducted in 24 Hours”, an Author, a pioneer in the radio world for Generation Z and has interviewed over 500 celebrities on location since she started her radio show at the age of 11 yrs old. Osta has interned for top media including Steve Harvey, Sean Hannity and iHeartRadio NYC. Being the youngest credentialed media for major events and personalities including Oprah Winfrey, USTA, and more. She’s a Girl Scout Gold Award recipient, has won 4 Gracie Awards, a Telly and Communicator Awards and is a 2014 Disney Dreamer. Osta currently lives and works in NYC after leaving her high school IB program in 2015 to work on the Joe Piscopo Show. Osta also is Associate Producer on The Mike Gallagher Show. A 2016 High School graduate, she starts college this summer.
David Oxenford, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
David Oxenford has represented broadcasters on legal issues in Washington DC for over 30 years on matters ranging from the purchase and sale of broadcast properties and the negotiation of programming agreements to regulatory matters. In addition to representing station owners, he represents many others involved in the industry, including a number of state broadcast associations and the National Association of Media Brokers.
He also represents webcasters and other digital media companies on copyright, music licensing and other issues, having been involved in all of the webcasting royalty proceedings before the Copyright Royalty Board.
David is a regular speaker at broadcast and digital music conferences, and he is the principal writer of the Broadcast Law Blog, www.broadcastlawblog.com, which covers legal issues for broadcasters and digital media companies. He also has consulted with the governments of developing countries on the implementation of democratic principles in their broadcasting and media laws.
Oxenford will co-present Mid-term Examination: Prepare for FCC License Renewal Now, Staying Safe in the Cyberjungle: Legal Issues in Using Digital Media, Legally Play Music and Pay Artists/Composers on Your Radio Station: Webcasting and More and Ask the FCC Experts.
Travis Ploeger, Director, License Management, SoundExchange
Now in his 11th year at SoundExchange, Travis Ploeger is the Director of the License Management department, which is responsible for the processing of all submissions from licensees for their uses of sound recordings, including payments, Statements of Account, and Reports of Use. As the public face of SoundExchange for digital music services, his team answers questions and provides information regarding statutory licensing.
Ploeger will co-present Legally Play Music and Pay Artists/Composers on Your Radio Station: Webcasting and More.
Sean Ross, VP Music & Programming, Edison Research and Ross on Radio
As VP of music and programming for Edison Research, Sean Ross has worked with stations in every format and around the world, making him the leading authority on the radio landscape. As a journalist, he is author of the influential Ross On Radio newsletter as well as a contributor to Billboard, RadioInsight, RAIN and others. He is also a veteran speaker who has customized Radio In An Audio World for audiences worldwide.
Ross will present Radio In an Audio World.
Melony Roy is the social media editor for KYW Newsradio 1060, supervising the Twitter, Facebook, and interactive media branding efforts. Roy informs listeners through her on-air reports covering social media trends, breaking news, and interactive media’s influence on their lives. Her beat has sent to Austin, Tex., for the 2015 SXSW (South by Southwest) interactive media conference, and she also covered the Forbes “30 Under 30” conference.
Roy has risen through the ranks, working behind the scenes on story production, as producer for a one-on-one interview with then-presidential candidate Obama. Melony Roy has grown KYW’s social media followings to the largest among the CBS-owned radio news stations, surpassing stations in the larger.
A native of Camden, NJ, Roy received a bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University. She is vice president of social media for the PABJ (Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists).
Roy will co-present Covering Breaking News for Radio in 2016.
Glenn Schuck, Morning drive reporter, 1010 Wins
Glenn Schuck has spent more than 30 years in radio, starting at Seton Hall University. The native of Saddle River, New Jersey began his professional radio career as a DJ for such stations as WJRZ/Jersey Shore, PST/Trenton, legend rocker WAAF /Boston and as morning host at KROCK in California.
In 1995 Glenn went back into news, anchoring business reports for CNBC. In 1997, Glenn left for Metro Networks. In 2000, Glenn joined 1010 WINS as a reporter, and the same month was named News Director for Metro. In 2013 Glenn added anchor duties 1010 WINS.
Glenn was the first radio reporter to inspect Ground Zero with Mayor Giuliani the morning of September 12, 2001 and contributed to both an HBO documentary and two books on the attacks. Schuck has won many awards for his work from the New York Press Club, AP and NY AIR Awards.
Melodie Virtue, Owner, Garvey Schubert Barer
Melodie Virtue has been practicing communications law for over 30 years. She is an owner at the Washington, DC Office of the law firm of Garvey Schubert Barer. Her primary focus is on assisting commercial and noncommercial broadcasters in their dealings with the FCC, providing regulatory advice, working on transactions and applications for stations, and advising them on web site compliance, copyright and streaming issues.
Jennifer Waits, Spinning Indie/Radio Survivor
Jennifer Waits has been a college radio DJ and volunteer at four different stations (WHRC-AM, WBGU-FM, KSPC-FM and KFJC-FM) and currently does a weekly show at KFJC-FM (Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, Calif.). She’s a writer and radio scholar and is founder/editor of SpinningIndie.com and co-founder of RadioSurvivor.com. She regularly writes about the culture of college radio and is in the midst of a project documenting the history of college radio at her alma mater, Haverford College. She is also a Research Associate on the Library of Congress’ Radio Preservation Task Force, bringing a college radio perspective to this important initiative.
Kim Winnick, Marketing Director, WXPN 88.5 FM
Since 2003, Kim Winnick has led the marketing department at WXPN where she develops and executes all public awareness and community building activities advertising, events, collateral, public relations, branding and promotional partnerships to raise the profile of the award-winning public radio station. In this capacity, she has a major role in organizing WXPN’s signature outreach program, Musicians On Call, which brings the healing power of music to patient bedsides at six Philadelphia area hospitals. Kim has also spearheaded audience research projects and other studies related to enhancing XPN’s audience engagement. Kim led the multi-organizational team assembled to launch the inaugural Make Music Philly, a one day, city-wide music festival in June 2013.
Before joining XPN, Kim held top marketing and communications positions at Comcast Business Communications, Music Choice, the multi-platform video and music network, and Nutri/System.
Kim is a graduate of LaSalle University.
Winnick will co-present Cause Marketing: Social Impact and Community Engagement.