Please note: All sessions are subject to changes. We will update as new information is available.

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Thursday, Oct. 20

8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Wyeth Gallery C
Registration and Exhibit Hall Open
Come pick up your convention program, name badges and play exhibitor bingo for your chance to win a prize to bring home.


9 a.m. • Homer • Topics: Promotions, Web/Social Media
Social Media for Student Media
Nearly all college students spend time on social media, so you would think it would be easy for student-run media outlets to be social media pros. This session will cover some of the basics of social media for student media, including how to find your “voice” and engage your audience. Learn how to tailor content to a specific platform, and develop a social media policy and strategy to get the most likes and followers to promote your media outlet to new and existing fans.
Jamie Lynn Gilbert, Associate Director of Student Media/Station Adviser, North Carolina State University, WKNC-FM
Emily Ehling, General Manager, North Carolina State University, WKNC-FM
Steven Hames, Adviser, Berry College, Viking Fusion
Dan Kimbrough, Assistant Professor/Adviser, Misericordia University, Cougar Radio and MCN87

9 a.m. • Hopper • Topics: News, Sports
The Art of the Interview for Broadcast and Print
This panel explores what should and should not be done in interviews for music, sports and news. Discover what could make or break your interviews both in broadcasting and print.
Mike Colantuoni, Music Director, Seton Hall University, WSOU-FM
Katelyn Fatzler, News Director, Seton Hall University, WSOU-FM
Kevin Huebler, Sports Director, Seton Hall University, WSOU-FM

9 a.m. • Warhol • Topics: News, Producing/Writing
What Do you Mean I’m Producing/Anchoring Tonight’s Newscast?
This session covers topics for students who want to produce/anchor/need to develop job flexibility in a news room, are told they’re producing/anchoring, or have that sinking feeling when everyone is looking at each other hoping anybody else will enthusiastically jump up with arms waving to produce/anchor the TV Newscast. Some of the topics will include task scheduling, time management, fail points and how to dodge bullets, writing issues, helicopter avoidance systems, and discussing other techniques to create a successful TV Newscast. Advisers are also welcome to impart their wisdom and/or pick up something new from the discussion.
Dave Asplund, Master Control Operator, Eastern New Mexico University, KENW PBS New Mexico

9 a.m. • Whistler Gallery A/B • Topics: Programming, Production
Sound Art, Radio Art and the Listener Experience
Tired of music? Beyond experimental genres and noise, sound art explores the subjective experience of sound. As a broadcast technology dealing with sound, radio is a uniquely capable platform for artistic expression, and for works that go beyond playback and into the interactive.
This session will outline the concepts of sound and time art, the psychological experience of listening, and the relationship between the radio broadcast and its reception. Existing works in sound, time, data, and radio art will be reviewed, and a discussion will follow on what you can do with the resources available to you as student broadcasters.
Jaime Hernandez, Recording Engineer/Sound Designer, Dollhouse Productions

9 a.m. • Wyeth Gallery A • Topics: Success Stories, College Radio History
Preserving College Radio History: Advice from the Radio Preservation Task Force
The first college radio stations started in the United States in the 1920s and the first college carrier current radio stations launched 80 years ago, but most stations know little about their own history. Our panelists, the chairs of the Radio Preservation Task Force’s College, Community and Educational Radio Caucus, will share some college radio history as well as practical advice for stations that want to start archiving and history projects.
Jennifer Waits, Co-Founder, Radio Survivor, KFJC-FM
Laura Schnitker, Acting Curator of Mass Media and Culture, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Maryland, WMUC-FM

9 a.m. • Wyeth Gallery B • Topics: Programming
Topics in Radio Programming
Many factors such as DJ staffs, station branding, intended audience and data collection can all affect on-air content and music scheduling. This session will showcase how four different college radio stations make decisions on radio programming and help you consider what the best on-air scheduling option is for your station.
Aleesa Kuznetsov, Traffic Director, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WSUM-FM


10 a.m. • Homer • Topics: Law, Programming
Where’s the Line? College Broadcasters and Indecency
Station advisers, student managers, and on-air talent constantly have to make choices about “acceptable” content, from song lyrics to video scenes. Changing FCC interpretations of prohibited “indecent” material have made that especially difficult. What do college broadcasters need to know about indecent or other offensive material? The session will discuss the still-open issues raised in the FCC proceeding; the efforts by CBI to help safeguard the interests of college broadcasters; and other issues related to potentially offensive content, your audience and your school administration.
Greg Newton, Faculty Adviser, Ohio University, ACRN Media
Donald Martin, Attorney, Donald E. Martin, P.C.

10 a.m. • Hopper • Topic: Advisers
College Media Program Review: What it is and why you should be a part of it
All colleges and universities conduct periodic reviews of their academic programs and are increasingly doing the same in student affairs and co-curricular activities. Program reviews can provide a vehicle for answering calls regarding increased organizational accountability and provide documentation for contributions to student learning and development outcomes. Panelists will speak about their experience doing program reviews and provide you with information for you to use if and when a program review takes place with your student media organization.
Gregory Adamo, Associate Professor, Morgan State University
Warren Kozireski, General Manager, College at Brockport, WBSU-FM

10 a.m. • Warhol • Topics: Programming, Promotions
Local Music Community Connections for College Radio
Involving your town’s local music scene in station programming is vital to building and maintaining community connections for many college stations. This roundtable invites student stations to talk about how they connect with their local music scenes. Discussion topics will include sourcing local music, building/keeping connections, bringing in local bands for in-studio sessions, and featuring local music in regular programming.
Doug Bybee, Multimedia Director, University of Kansas, KJHK-FM
Rachel Bennett, Community Engagement Director, University of Kansas, KJHK-FM

10 a.m. • Whistler Gallery A/B • Topic: Podcasting, Web/Social Media
Extending The Brand: Not Just About the Radio Signal Anymore
Media companies far and wide are now moving into different spaces in order to extend the branding of their station. Many terrestrial radio station now rely on apps, podcasting, social media, live events, and separate digital programming streams in order to stay relevant in new spaces. This panel will discuss ideas on how to extend your radio station’s brand into new territories. Learn how other stations have brought their signal into the new era of media.
Millie De Chirico, Adviser, SCAD Atlanta, SCAD Atlanta Radio

10 a.m. • Wyeth Gallery A • Topics: Career, News
Everyone Has a Story: The Art of Storytelling for Television
Despite deadlines, new technology and the push to be first, news reporters and anchors today still have to tell compelling stories across many platforms. What makes a good story in today’s news business? How do you craft a story that draws viewers who want so much in so little time? On this panel, you’ll hear about what it takes (and what you need to learn now) to tell a great story in today’s fast-paced world.
Walt Hunter, Senior Investigative Reporter, CBS Philadelphia, KYW-TV

10 a.m. • Wyeth Gallery B • Topics: Tech, Roundtable
Roundtable: Radio Production Roundtable
Any and all radio hosts and/or management are invited to attend this roundtable where participants share what they know regarding best practices and challenges in radio production. Topics may include voice-tracking, underwriting spots, hot keys and pre-recorded bumpers, sweepers, legal IDs and station IDs. Emphasis will be on creative spots and efficient editing.
Sarah Grace Hevrdejs, Website and Social Media Director, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WSUM-FM

10 a.m. – noon
Radio/TV Clinic: By Appointment Only
Talk one-on-one, or in a small group, with an adviser or general manager about your station’s challenges, your CV and reel, or other issues at your media outlet. Sign up for a session and get individual attention to discuss your issues and more. Register online here. Meet at the registration table 10 minutes before your start time.
Hank McDonnell, Adviser, University of the Incarnate Word, UIW-TV and KUIW Radio
Philip Beskid, Assistant Professor/Student Radio Adviser, Northwest Missouri State University, KZLX-LP


11 a.m. • Homer • Topics: Advisers, Leadership
Student Media Assessment Made Easy-ish
Student Media across the country are being required to add learning outcome and program assessment to their organizations. We’ll start with a brief overview of assessment and then hear about easy-ish ways to handle assessment, including discerning leadership qualities of executive management, perceptions of accuracy, fairness and professionalism; and measuring social media activity and growth. Qualitative and quantitative methods will be presented.
Dave Black, General Manager, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WSUM-FM
Jamie Lynn Gilbert, Associate Director of Student Media/Station Adviser, North Carolina State University, WKNC-FM

11 a.m. • Hopper • Topic: Programming
Radio in an Audio World
Radio is not just what comes out of a transmitter, and it’s not only being done by people with AM/FM licenses. Some providers of audio, like Apple and Google, have many more resources than the average broadcaster. What are the things broadcasters can do well on any platform? What are the things that a young aspiring broadcaster could contribute? What are the opportunities as audio becomes national? How could broadcasters better organize the infinite dial, instead of letting people wander through 1,000 iHeart or 10,000 TuneIn stations? How do we maintain what’s good about radio in an audio world?
Sean Ross, Vice President of Music and Programming, Edison Research, Ross On Radio

11 a.m. • Warhol • Topic: Roundtables
Roundtable: Call to Action for Radio … in your Community
Broadcasters are like public trustees, and the obligation to serve their community is fundamental for both the station’s growth and the relationship between station and listener. Discuss strategies, successes, and challenges on how your station interacts with the community to which it is licensed. This roundtable will give the opportunity for stations to learn how other stations interact with their listeners. Interactions between station and listener can be done in several ways, through social media, sports, public events, and even on-air programming, and it would be interesting to hear what others do to get involved within their community.
Nick Duran, Operations Manager, SUNY Geneseo, WGSU-FM

11 a.m. • Whistler Gallery A/B • Topics: Advisers, University Relations
Getting Along with Your Licensee: Radio
How does a heavy metal radio station thrive at a Catholic University? How does a one-watt station enjoy tremendous support from its state university masters? And how does WMUC get to cover so many different University of Maryland sports? The key is good relations with the organization that hold your license — your school. Come learn some ways to increase institutional support of your media outlet.
Mark Maben, General Manager, Seton Hall University, WSOU-FM
Anabella Poland, General Manager, Montclair State University, WMSC-FM
Emily Olsen, Online Director WMUC Sports, University of Maryland, WMUC-FM

11 a.m. • Wyeth Gallery A • Topic: Promotions
50 Promotions Ideas in 50 Minutes
How do you promote your radio station or TV channel? Looking for ideas that have worked for other schools? Bring ideas to the session and take home a few new ones.
Dan Schumacher, General Manager/Faculty Adviser, Texas State University, KTSW-FM 89.9
Brian Lucas, Director of Radio, University of Wisconsin Whitewater, 91.7 The Edge

11 a.m. • Wyeth Gallery B • Topics: News, Video
Covering News in a Small Town for Video
News in small towns can be more difficult for TV and video but also more rewarding than large cities. This session will allow students from different regions to talk about these challenges and get feedback from others on how to improve.
Justise Brundage, News Director, Wayne State College, KWSC-TV
Trent Kling, Assistant Professor, Pittsburg State University, CAPS 13


1 p.m. • Homer • Topics: Law, Fundraising
Legal Issues in Program Sponsorship and Underwriting
When businesses support our stations, we must broadcast announcements to identify them. But what to say? The sponsors often have colorful suggestions. The FCC has lots of rules covering this topic — but what are they? This session is designed for those who are new to underwriting or who just need a refresher. Learn the basics from a seasoned professional and a lawyer.
Donald Martin, Attorney, Donald E. Martin, P.C.
June Fox, General Manager, Seattle Public Schools, C89.5 KNHC

1 p.m. • Hopper • Topics: Video, Web/Social Media
Video for Your Radio Station: A Necessity Today
Video is being used more often than ever by radio stations to expand their branding, but what video works and what doesn’t? How are stations being affected by what they produce. Discover what one college radio station and one Philadelphia commercial station are doing, and what you can do.
Mariah Winne, Video Director, University of Southern Indiana, 95.7 The Spin

1 p.m. • Warhol • Topics: Advisers, The Business of College Radio
Adviser Roundtable: Is Your Radio Station Pre-Professional? Should It Be?
What characteristics make a college radio station pre-professional? What does being a pre-professional station mean? This discussion is geared towards faculty advisers as everyone weighs the pros and cons of modeling your station to closer align with radio industry best practices.
Nikki Marra, Professional Program Director, Central Washington University, KCWU 88.1 The ‘Burg

1 p.m. • Whistler Gallery A/B • Topics: Success Stories, Web/Social Media
A Guide to Building and Using Your Station’s Website
Whether programming from the ground up or working with platforms like WordPress, your station’s website is vital to promoting what you deliver to listeners on the air. Hear from two stations as they share valuable tips to help you maximize your website as a promotional and operational resource for your station and audience.
Jessica Clary, Assistant Director of Student Media, SCAD Atlanta, SCAD Atlanta Radio
Mitch Mullins, Website Director, University of Kentucky, WRFL

1 p.m. • Wyeth Gallery A • Topics: Multimedia, Programming
Producing a Multimedia Morning Radio Show
Producing a morning radio show is more than four hours of talking about events that interest your audience. It involves podcasts … video streaming … talent considerations … and daily show prep. Learn tips from an experienced morning show producer and on-air talents to create a show your audience wants to listen to and watch. Get career advice if you covet producing live radio or becoming a talent on a morning show.
Preston Elliott, Host, Preston & Steve, WMMR-FM
Steve Morrison, Co-host, Preston & Steve, WMMR-FM
Casey Foster, Producer, Preston & Steve, WMMR-FM
Rodger Smith, Professor, George Mason University, WGMU-FM

1 p.m. • Wyeth Gallery B • Topic: Sports
Ins and Outs of On-Field Sports Reporting
From researching potential story ideas to delivering it between pitches/plays, this veteran MLB reporter will explain how it all happens along with how to get your foot in the door and more.
Gregg Murphy, On-Field Reporter, Comcast


2 p.m. • Homer • Topic: Sports
SportsTalk Radio
Passionate AND knowledgeable enough about all sports to carry a three-hour talk show every day? This professional will talk about show prep, dealing with callers, co-host interactions, interview techniques and more in this heavy Q&A session.
Marc Farzetta, On-Air, 94WIP Radio

2 p.m. • Hopper • Topics: Multimedia, Promotions
Zines 101
Zines are self-published, small circulation magazines and are becoming increasingly popular in the college radio community. They can serve as both an extension of your broadcast product and a showcase for your staff’s creative side. Learn the purpose of a zine, how to create one in various formats, and ways you can use a zine to promote your radio station to both your audience and potential DJs.
Kaanchee Gandhi, Zine Editor, North Carolina State University, WKNC-FM
Nathan Hewitt, General Manager, University of Kentucky, WRFL

2 p.m. • Warhol • Topic: Roundtables
Policies on Inflammatory Language Roundtable
Student radio stations have to constantly make decisions on what kinds of content are acceptable. While the FCC polices indecency, obscenity, and profanity, there are a host of other issues – racial and ethnic slurs, drug and alcohol references, just plain offensiveness – that can get you in hot water with your audience and your institution. At this roundtable, please come prepared to share how your station handles these issues and learn from other stations’ experiences.
Greg Weston, President, CBI and General Manager, University of Pittsburgh, WPTS-FM
Evan Boyd, Station Manager, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WSUM-FM
Dave Black, General Manager, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WSUM-FM

2 p.m. • Whistler Gallery A/B • Topics: Advisers, Success Stories
It’s Not 1975 … or 1995: Reinventing Campus Radio from “Club” Culture to Real Station
At a time when campus radio stations often must prove their value, how sustainable are some college radio models in 2016? This session will review of how three stations “rebooted”—evolving from informal “clubs” to stations with stronger pre-professional missions to better serve their audiences and larger communities—and, thereby, increasing their relevance and value to their respective institutions and students (and, ultimately, enhancing prospects for long-term viability). The transformations involved on-air (format, imaging, programming and technical upgrades), off-air (station culture, marketing/promotions) and curriculum-related enhancements. Should you consider similar strategies for your station?
Michael Saffran, Faculty Director, SUNY Geneseo, WGSU-FM
Michael Regensburger, Station Manager/Adviser, Kutztown University, KUR
Molly Meller, Student Station Manager, Seton Hall University, WSOU-FM

2 p.m. • Wyeth Gallery A • Topics: Programming, Tech
Radio Live Broadcasting, Streaming, and Recording
This presentation will discuss best practices and challenges of booking and executing in-studio live band performances broadcast or streamed live and/or recorded for later. The presentation will be brief, with time allotted for others to share their experience and/or aspirations for their station on this topic. The presentation will not focus on remote music broadcast/streaming/recording, but attendees should feel free to bring that into the discussion after the presentation.
Izzy Fradin, Traffic Director, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WSUM-FM

2 p.m. • Wyeth Gallery B • Topics: Funding, Success Stories
From Pitch to Production: A Guide to Funding Upgrades for Radio and Video
Does it feel like you’re going back in time when you look around your student television or radio station? Have you struggled to make a compelling case for your university to invest in upgrades or new equipment? This session is designed to help you make a stronger pitch for funding. You’ll hear from student leaders and advisers who have found innovative ways to convince key stakeholders to fund major projects.
Justin Dobrow, General Manager, SUNY Oswego, WTOP-TV
Michael Riecke, Assistant Professor, SUNY Oswego, WTOP-TV
Philip Beskid, Assistant Professor/Student Radio Adviser, Northwest Missouri State University, KZLX-LP


3 p.m. • Hopper • Topics: Funding, Success Stories
On-air Fundraising from $0 to $60,000
WRUW-FM Cleveland annually raises $60,000 from its listeners. This session will present all you need to know to conduct a successful on-air fundraiser. Topics will include planning, scheduling, staff resources, training, on-air appeals, promotional items, payment processing, working with your College or University’s fundraising department, and fulfillment. Downloadable and web-based materials for planning and running a fundraiser will be available to take away.
Ron Cass, Development Director, Case Western Reserve University, WRUW-FM

3 p.m. • Hopper • Topics: Programming, Promotions
Fight to be Heard: Strategies for Finding and Building an Audience for Your Radio Station
Many stations struggle to be heard on their campus, let alone in their surrounding community. This can lead to a spiral of apathy with those involved with the station and the feeling that not many people are really listening. In this session we discuss bold and innovative strategies and ideas to break through the indifference on and off campus to demand an audience and forge a passionate community that supports the station and its mission. Even without any budget, a college radio station can still do many things to connect. This session will also encourage participation from those who attend.
Rob Quicke, Associate Professor of Communication, William Paterson University, WPSC 88.7 FM
Tim Craig, Chair of Behavioral Sciences, Warner University

3 p.m. • Warhol • Topic: Rountables
Web-Only Station Roundtable
Discuss the pros and cons of an internet-only streaming broadcast with other web stations. Find out what works, what doesn’t and what’s next.
Jessica Clary, Assistant Director of Student Media, SCAD Atlanta, SCAD Atlanta Radio

3 p.m. • Whistler Gallery A/B • Topics: News, Podcasting
Painting Stories with Sound
In this presentation Nick Dunkerley from Hindenburg Systems will share two decades of experience in recording and producing audio stories. If you are producing Radio Drama, a News story or a podcast — the principles are the same; you are painting images with sound. How do you record the best sounding interview? How do you capture audio images in the field? How do you begin using your digital audio editor as a palette? Painting layer upon layer of audio color will make your story come to life.
Nick Dunkerley, Creative Director, Hindenburg Systems

3 p.m. • Wyeth Gallery A • Topic: Programming
On-Air, Interviewing Bands, Show Prep and Effective Social Media Tips
Want to become a better DJ and social media communicator? Be better at interviewing bands? This session with a veteran Philadelphia DJ will focus on how to effectively show prep, deliver on-air and communicate with your listeners via most social media platforms.
Bennett, On-Air Talent, CBS Radio, 96.5 AMP Radio

3 p.m. • Wyeth Gallery B • Topic: Law
Mid-term Examination: Prepare for FCC License Renewal Now!
New rules for radio stations mean stations must move their public files to the FCC’s webpage, where the FCC staff can review everything back to the beginning of the current license term. Changed ownership reporting requires all board members and officers provide personal information to the FCC. The FCC is fining stations for omissions and might come after your board members for failing to provide personal information for your ownership reports. Learn about implementation of these new rules and other hot breaking topics such as how a change in administration could affect broadcast stations.
Melodie Virtue, Owner, Garvey Schubert Barer
David Oxenford, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Donald Martin, Attorney, Donald E. Martin, P.C.

3-5 p.m.
Radio/TV Clinic: By Appointment Only
Talk one-on-one, or in a small group, with an adviser or general manager about your station’s challenges, your CV and reel, or other issues at your media outlet. Sign up for a session and get individual attention to discuss your issues and more. Register online here. Meet at the registration table 10 minutes before your assigned time.
Hank McDonnell, Adviser, University of the Incarnate Word, UIW-TV and KUIW Radio
Philip Beskid, Assistant Professor/Student Radio Adviser, Northwest Missouri State University, KZLX-LP


4 p.m. • Homer • Topic: Funding
Starting or Restarting Your Underwriting Program
Corporate support (underwriting) can be a lucrative way for stations to gain needed revenue for daily operations or to expand your service, but it’s not something you want to jump into without a clear plan. In this session, June will walk you through the process of starting (or restarting) your underwriting program. This step-by-step presentation will give you the road map you need to head down a path to success.
June Fox, General Manager, Seattle Public Schools, C89.5 KNHC

4 p.m. • Hopper • Topics: Tech, Digital Audio
The Power of Digital Audio
The popularity of streaming audio has skyrocketed over the last few years, and for good reason. It’s one of the only media that is always on, targetable, passive, and present across a range of devices, from native to mobile. This panel will discuss the boom of the steaming audio industry, sharing data from the 2016 Infinite Dial Study, and how this fast-growing medium can help both broadcasters and podcasters increase their reach, scale and revenue.
Stephanie Donovan, Senior Vice President Publisher Development, Triton Digital

4 p.m. • Warhol • Topic: Roundtables, Web/Social Media
Social Media Guidelines: What’s the Right Way to Extend Your Reach for Radio and TV/Video
We all know that social media is vital today to the success of a radio or TV station. But what are the right guidelines for the use of social media use? Attend this meeting to hear about and discuss what different media outlets are doing on social media, what is working and what guidelines are being used.
John Morris, General Manager/Instructor, University of Southern Indiana, 95.7 The Spin

4 p.m. • Whistler Gallery A/B • Topics: Sports, Success Stories
Landing an Olympic Internship
Ithaca College students intern with NBC Sports for Summer and Winter games. Hear students just back from the Summer games describe the process for applying, interviewing and finally, working in the big leagues.
Riley Ludwig, Student Station Manager, Ithaca College, WICB
Alison Chilton, Former Talent Coordinator, Ithaca College, WICB

4 p.m. • Wyeth Gallery A • Topics: News, Video
Guerilla Video Editing for TV News, Profit, and Because the Boss Told You to
In this session we will go over techniques of fast, consistent editing. You may have very little time to edit the video, not nearly enough footage or too much material to choose for the final edit, and too many video editing tasks on deadlines that seem impossible. It also doesn’t hurt to look cool and calm as you get the job done.
Attendees with editing program(s) on their personal electronic equipment and a USB port can work on an actual example of a voiceover bumper for a newscast under a very short deadline.
Dave Asplund, Master Control Operator, Eastern New Mexico University, KENW PBS New Mexico

4 p.m. • Wyeth Gallery B • Topic: Programming
Radio Programming in the Digital Age
How does traditional radio programming change when the world is listening? This panel will discuss how to balance terrestrial local programming to programming for the app age. Topics discussed: how to train your DJs to “think globally,” how to diversify your programming for a potential worldwide audience while still keeping an eye on your community, and how to distinguish your programming in a digital marketplace with many players.
Millie De Chirico, Adviser, SCAD Atlanta, SCAD Atlanta Radio
Kate Pantone, General Manager, SCAD Atlanta, SCAD Atlanta Radio


5:15 p.m. • Whistler Gallery A/B
CBI Membership Meeting
All CBI members (students and faculty/staff) are encouraged to attend its annual membership meeting. CBI board members will provide updates on the state of the organization and give you an opportunity to let them know what you want from CBI.
Greg Weston, President, CBI and General Manager, University of Pittsburgh, WPTS-FM


6:30 p.m. • Wyeth Ballroom Foyer
All Delegate Social and Swag Swap
Join us on the opening night of the convention for a social event where you can talk with those you met during the opening day and network. Age-appropriate beverages will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition to the networking opportunities, you will be able to learn about what swag media outlets are using, the vendors they work with and pick up samples. Be sure to bring your own swag to swap!
Jamie Lynn Gilbert, Associate Director of Student Media/Station Adviser, North Carolina State University, WKNC-FM


Friday, Oct. 21

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Wyeth Gallery C
Registration and Exhibit Hall Open
Come pick up your convention program, name badges and play exhibitor bingo for your chance to win a prize to bring home.


9 a.m. • Homer • Topics: Advisers, Leadership
How to Build and Retain Staff at a College Radio Station
Having trouble finding and keeping staff to stay engaged at your college radio station? This presentation will deal with how to build and maintain interest with student staff.
Leo Kirschner, Assistant Station Manager, Rowan University, Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM
Matthew Zawodniak, Co-Operations Manager, Rowan University, Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM

9 a.m. • Hopper • Topics: Tech, HD Radio
HD Radio
HD Radio. You’ve probably heard of it by now, but what exactly is it? This session will give you the ins and outs of the digital side of broadcast radio. From how it works, to what you need for equipment, and what special features (such as multicast HD2 and HD3 channels) you can do, it’ll all be in this session.
Woody Kinney, Contract Engineer, Kinney Broadcasting, WRCU-FM, WPNR-FM, WITC-FM, WNSB-FM, WHCL-FM

9 a.m. • Warhol • Topics: Advisers, Roundtables
Training Students to Operate and Run Electronic Media Organizations
Share your most effective training methods for student electronic media and learn from others. What works? What doesn’t work? What used to work, but doesn’t anymore? Bring training manuals, syllabi, and any other materials to show and share.
Janice Windborne, Faculty Adviser, Otterbein University, WOBN
Lisa Marshall, Station Manager, Muskingum University, WMCO
Steven Hames, Adviser, Berry College, Viking Fusion

9 a.m. • Whistler Gallery A/B • Topics: Multimedia, Video
So You Want to Host a Film Festival
Although we are a small school, we are in our 8th year of hosting an annual film festival. This session will include everything you need to know to get a film festival started at your college or university including an outline for our Student Short Film Competition. This is a fun event which gives us headlines and stories in local press and helps our department to be a viable force on our college campus.
Paul Crutcher, Broadcast and Emerging Media Specialist, Lander University, XLR Lander Radio
Laura Hester, Faculty, Lander University
Chaz Giles, Student Broadcaster, Lander University, XLR Lander Radio

9 a.m. • Wyeth Gallery A • Topics: Multimedia, Programming
Calling All Music Directors! Getting the Music You Need: A Roundtable
Finding good music for your station can be challenging. This session will go in depth on how to go through and listen to all the music sent to you, reaching out to other labels to LEGALLY get music you want to play, and communicating with bands/music promoters the most efficient way possible.
Janelle Abad, Music Director, Texas State University, KTSW
Grace Seward, Music Director, University of Southern Indiana, 95.7 The Spin

9 a.m. • Wyeth Gallery B • Topics: Career, Promotions
The Making of Your Brand in Today’s Radio for The Next Generation of Radio Elite
Radio is a different medium than when your parents listened to it. To stand out you need to get your brand out there — but how?
Osta will explain standing out from the competition. She’ll show you how being different from the pack can give you the road map to a successful career.
Pavlina Osta, Radio Personality, The Pavlina Show

9-11 a.m.
News Demo Review

Have your news demo and resume reviewed by 1010 WINS New York anchor and reporter Glenn Schuck. Glenn will meet individually by appointment to help you get a great head start in your job search. Bring your laptop or another device to playback your demo. Questions? See the registration desk. Register online here.
Glenn Schuck, Anchor/Reporter, CBS Radio, 1010 WINS


10 a.m. • Homer • Topics: Events, Promotions
Engaging Alumni Relationships with your Media Outlet
Learn how to leverage your alumni media memories into everything from internships and guest speakers to donations. This session will cover prizes and pitfalls of reaching out to your alumni, from staging big events, celebrating anniversaries, to simply learning to contact them. Panelists will discuss how to work within the restrictions university alumni offices place on your contacts and also how to work around those safely. Alumni can bring new energy to your staff; connect them with a valuable history of your media outlet and potentially even bring in direct funding for your operation.
Lisa Marshall, Station Manager, Muskingum University, WMCO
Jen Kajzer, Underwriting Sales Manager, Seton Hall University, WSOU-FM
Greg Newton, Faculty Adviser, Ohio University, ACRN Media
John Devecka, Operations Manager, Loyola University Maryland, WLOY Loyola Radio

10 a.m. • Hopper • Topics: News, Video
Be the One-Person Band: Getting the Story when a Reporting Team is Me, Myself and I
This session is the primer for the techniques and tactics that a reporter will need to be the writer, photographer, sound engineer, researcher, copy editor, video editor or whatever the assignment editor needs in the field for electronic news-gathering. We will talk about terminology, the parts of a report, how to quickly get the job done like a rock star by deadline, what a shooter needs to know/learn to be a reporter, what a reporter needs to know/learn to be a shooter, and tactics to get past Murphy’s Law as it interacts with your daily work routine.
Dave Asplund, Master Control Operator, Eastern New Mexico University, KENW PBS New Mexico

10 a.m. • Warhol • Topic: Roundtables
Roundtable: High School Media
This roundtable is for high school media students and advisers to share and discuss their unique perspectives and ideas about their student-run radio and television stations.
Bob Long, General Manager, Streetsboro High School, WSTB-FM

10 a.m. • Whistler Gallery A/B • Topic: Career
Professional Success in Your First Jobs
Getting your first job out of college can be exciting but it can also be intimidating. New city, new home, new boss, new expectations. June has gathered “war stories” from people who are in the first five years of their professional careers. More than one said, “this is the kind of stuff you don’t learn in school, but makes all the difference in how well you make it in that first job or two. Please tell them!”
June Fox, General Manager, Seattle Public Schools, C89.5 KNHC

10 a.m. • Wyeth Gallery A • Topics: Law, Web/Social Media
Staying Safe in the Cyberjungle: Legal Issues in Using Digital Media
As college media becomes more and more digital, there are many legal issues that are unique to the online world. This session will look at some of these problem areas including some of the common copyright, trademarks, and Federal Trade Commission issues that can arise for the digital user who is not staying safe in the cyberjungle — and some of the common sense things that can be done to stay out of trouble.
David Oxenford, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Brian Kane, Web Editor, Seton Hall University, WSOU-FM

10 a.m. • Wyeth Gallery B • Topic: Tech
Radio Studios of the 21st Century
Tons of changes have happened in studio technology over the last few years. Radio is moving to digital and that means new tech. Whether we’re talking audio over IP, routing, AES audio, or IP codecs, the list is almost endless. This session will go over all the new gear for the “Studio of the Future.”
Woody Kinney, Contract Engineer, Kinney Broadcasting, WRCU-FM, WPNR-FM, WITC-FM, WNSB-FM, WHCL-FM

10 a.m. – noon
Radio/TV Clinic: By Appointment Only
Talk one-on-one, or in a small group, with an adviser or general manager about your station’s challenges, your CV and reel, or other issues at your media outlet. Sign up for a session and get individual attention to discuss your issues and more. Register online here. Meet at the registration table 10 minutes before your assigned time.
Hank McDonnell, Adviser, University of the Incarnate Word, UIW-TV and KUIW Radio
Philip Beskid, Assistant Professor/Student Radio Adviser, Northwest Missouri State University, KZLX-LP


11 a.m. • Homer • Topic: Leadership
Leadership: Earning Respect and Handling Personnel at a College Radio Station
This session will offer advice and help new leaders understand how to earn the respect of their workers, be an effective leader, work with station personnel and push all workers to their full potential.
Tyler Cooper, Station Manager, University of Southern Indiana, 95.7 The Spin
Molly Meller, Student Station Manager, Seton Hall University, WSOU-FM

11 a.m. • Hopper • Topics: Programming, Promotions
Pushing Out Radio on Social Media
With all the various social media platforms out there, which ones are most effective at extending radio’s reach without distracting the on-air hosts? This session will cover Facebook, Twitter, TweetDeck, Periscope, Radio Free America and Spinitron. The session will focus on the lesser-known tools of these platforms for pushing out college radio content.
Rob Quicke, Associate Professor of Communication, William Paterson University, WPSC 88.7 FM
Vince Gervasi, Social Media Director, East Stroudsburg University, WESS Radio
Patrick McGee, Internet Director, East Stroudsburg University, WESS Radio

11 a.m. • Warhol • Topics: Roundtables, Tech
Radio Engineer’s Roundtable
Ever wanted to have a radio engineer to answer all your technical questions? This is your chance. Whether it’s about studio equipment, transmitters, towers, FCC Compliance, streaming, HD Radio, or anything technology related, bring it to the discussion.
Woody Kinney, Contract Engineer, Kinney Broadcasting, WRCU-FM, WPNR-FM, WITC-FM, WNSB-FM, WHCL-FM
Doug Flowers, IT Manager, North Carolina State University, WKNC-FM

11 a.m. • Whistler Gallery A/B • Topics: Music, DJ Talent
On Becoming an Award Winning Major Market Radio Personality
Andie Summers is doing mornings on XTU. How did she get there? How did she land her first job in radio? What does the job entail? What is the typical work day like? Learn what it takes to get started, what you are likely to encounter and how to become an award winning major market personality.
Andie Summers, On-air Talent, CBS Radio, XTU Radio

11 a.m. • Wyeth Gallery A • Topics: Multimedia, Video
Covering a Mass Shooting in your Hometown as a Multimedia Journalist
Sunday morning, June 12, journalists in Orlando scrambled to report on the Pulse nightclub shooting where 49 victims lost their lives.
This session will detail the experience of multimedia journalist Paula Machado on June 12, covering the biggest massacre in modern U.S. history, by herself. She’ll tell you her experience and how she was able to stay calm and focused going live every hour and turning stories throughout the week with continuing coverage.
What stories should you be telling? Who should you be talking to? And how can you cover this by yourself? All those questions answered in one workshop.
Paula Machado, Anchor/Reporter, Charter Communications, Central Florida News 13/InfoMas
Addiel Gomez, Director of Student Media, Florida Atlantic University, OWL TV/Radio

11 a.m. • Wyeth Gallery B • Topics: Law, Web/Social Media
Legally Play Music and Pay Artists/Composers on Your Radio Station: Webcasting and More
If your radio (and/or web) station plays music it needs to pay royalties for the copyrights involved. There have been developments in this area since last year and there is some misinformation out there. If you have any confusion about what you need to pay and do to be legal and make sure the creators are paid, this session is for you. We will cover the facts and the current legal situation. The presenters will restrain from being advocates for any initiatives by the various parties lobbying on the hill.
Will Robedee, CBI Executive Director and General Manager, Rice University, KTRU
David Oxenford, Partner, Wilkinson, Barker, Knauer, LLP
Travis Ploeger, Director, License Management, SoundExchange


1 p.m. • Homer • Topic: Programming
The “Guts” of Radio Programming
From break-notes, to stop-sets, to commercial scheduling, there is a lot that goes behind creating radio. In this session, those in attendance will learn the ‘guts’ of radio programming, and how extensive a radio log can be. They will learn about what programs and software we use, and how radio breaks, songs, etc. are put into a system to reach the overall sound wanted. Songs, and being on air are the two best parts of being a radio broadcaster/listener, but it’s important to understand how it all comes together to appear on the computer screen, and ultimately to the radio.
Michael Harris, Program Director, University of Southern Indiana, 95.7 The Spin

1 p.m. • Hopper • Topics: Social Impact Marketing
Cause Marketing: Social Impact and Community Engagement
Cause marketing for the radio broadcast industry continues to grow due to the millennial generation’s support for companies making an impact in communities. In the for-profit radio broadcast sector, cause marketing drives sales, consumer engagement and contributes to hiring and retention of interns and employees with talent and passion for improving local communities.
As the industry of public relations, sales and marketing continues to merge and shift focus to hyper-local community engagement, cause marketing becomes a widely used approach in driving consumer interest and support. Come hear professionals tell you how cause marketing can work in your college broadcast operation.
Amberly Russell, Community Relations Director, Texas State University, KTSW-FM 89.9
Kim Winnick, Marketing Director, WXPN 88.5 FM

1 p.m. • Warhol • Topics: Advisers, Roundtables
Television Adviser Roundtable
Running a campus-based television station has its challenges—whether the station is over-the-air, cable-based or closed-circuit. We’ll discuss topics ranging from programming, administration support and underwriting, as television station advisers come together to talk best practices and media management.
Trent Kling, Assistant Professor, Pittsburg State University, CAPS 13
Joe Watson, Associate Professor of Mass Media; Chair, Department of Mass Media and Visual Arts, Baker University, KNBU
Chris Wheatley, Manager, TV and Radio Operations, Ithaca College, WICB/VIC Radio/ICTV

1 p.m. • Whistler Gallery A/B • Topics: Leadership, Programming
How to Engage and Maintain Your DJ Staff
It’s hard to manage a staff of volunteer student DJs. In this session, we’ll take on challenges and ideas for recruiting, retaining and growing a volunteer student staff. Student staff will share training, evaluating and feedback processes that have helped them maintain a staff of 150+ volunteers.
Mason Kilpatrick, Station Manager, University of Kansas, KJHK-FM
Rachel Bennett, Community Engagement Director, University of Kansas, KJHK-FM
Kate Pantone, General Manager, SCAD Atlanta, SCAD Atlanta Radio

1 p.m. • Wyeth Gallery A • Topic: Video
What Are Those Buttons on My Camera?
Television technology has come a long way since the early days of film. HDR, 4K and 360VR technology is increasingly utilized in broadcast and production. This session will introduce you to the camera’s features through a mix of hands-on and instruction. We will also review professional and DSLR video cameras, and provide strategies towards proficiency in its utilization.
Herbert Jay Dunmore, Adobe Education Leader

1 p.m. • Wyeth Gallery B • Topics: Law, Tech
Translator Auction Windows, LPFM and Translators, EAS/ETRS Changes and other Broadcast Topics
Two FM translator filing windows for AM stations just passed and a new AM translator window is slated for 2017. Should your station be evaluated for an upgrade before this window opens? How do translators affect existing facilities, and how does the FCC deal with these issues? Additionally, the FCC is making long awaited-changes to EAS. How will these changes potentially impact your station? Our legal and technical experts will explain what’s new, what’s on the horizon and what you need to know to be prepared to be the greatest advocate for your facility.
Laura Mizrahi, Vice President, Communications Technologies, Inc.
Melodie Virtue, Owner, Garvey Schubert Barer

1-3 p.m.
Video/TV Clinic: By Appointment Only
Talk one-on-one, or in a small group, with an adviser or general manager about your station’s challenges, your CV and reel, or other issues at your media outlet. Sign up for a session and get individual attention to discuss your issues and more. Register online here. Meet at the registration table 10 minutes before your assigned time.
Hank McDonnell, Adviser, University of the Incarnate Word, UIW-TV and KUIW Radio
Philip Beskid, Assistant Professor/Student Radio Adviser, Northwest Missouri State University, KZLX-LP


2 p.m. • Hopper • Topic: Sports
Play-By-Play Basics
Whether it’s radio or television, you need to make the game come alive for your audience. And there are those hours to fill. In this session, you’ll learn tips and tricks from a former college radio sportscaster who is now a play-by-play professional.
Corey Cohen, Play-By-Play Announcer, Sky Blue FC and Penn Athletics

2 p.m. • Homer • Topics: Career, Promotions
Broadcasting for the Millennials and Generation Z: This is YOUR time
Do you think radio is dead? Is it only Netflix and SiriusXM that hit the Millennials and Generation Z’s? Radio is a great opportunity for the Millennials and Generation Z’s out there. Learn how to tap into the world of radio and reach your goals.
Pavlina Osta, Radio Personality, The Pavlina Show

2 p.m. • Warhol • Topic: Roundtables
Radio Station Manager Roundtable
In this roundtable for radio station managers, we’ll be discussing recruiting, staff motivation, delegation, director transitions, training processes and whatever questions attendees have to bring to the table.
Brittany Robinson, Station Manager, Texas State University, KTSW-FM 89.9

2 p.m. • Whistler Gallery A/B • Topic: Law
Preparing for an FCC Inspection
This presentation will inform broadcast station management and technical staff about the FCC inspection process. It will review the FCC technical and administrative rules pertinent to college broadcast stations and identify the most common violations. It will also cover what types of sanctions the FCC may issue for various violations and what to do if you receive a sanction.
David Dombrowski, Regional Director, Federal Communications Commission

2 p.m. • Wyeth Gallery A • Topics: Career, News
Covering Breaking News for Radio in 2016
This panel of radio reporters from New York and Philadelphia will discuss the many steps needed to cover breaking news from all angles in 2016. From social media for traditional on-air product, covering breaking news continues to change, and this panel will discuss how to get it done.
Glenn Schuck, Anchor/Reporter, CBS Radio, 1010 WINS
Tim Jimenez, Morning Drive Reporter, CBS Radio, KYW Radio
Melony Roy, Social Media Editor, CBS Radio, KYW Radio

2 p.m. • Wyeth Gallery B • Topics: Career, Tech
Managing Engineering for Non-engineers
So you’re not an engineer, but you have an engineering problem to solve. How do you identify the problem, analyze the problem, establish goals and get the project done? Sometimes the quick and obvious answer is not the best solution and the cheapest solution is not the least expensive. Come to this session to learn the answers from an engineer who knows how to work from the management perspective. There will be a Q&A as well.
Robert Meuser, Chief Technology Officer, Engineaux Inc


3 p.m. • Homer • Topic: Programming
How a Format Change can Save your Station
It’s one of the toughest decisions for college radio today: tradition or results? Indie rock is the obvious selection for most college radio stations; that is their sound. What if your college students and your surrounding area couldn’t care less about indie rock? That was our problem, here on the island of Stephenville, Texas. Even the college students always ask, “Why don’t y’all play rap, or country, or something good?” This was our problem. We had maybe a dozen listeners and struggled to promote and retain underwriters. So we fixed it, took the leap, and now we reap the benefits.
Austin Bradley, Account Executive, Tarleton State University, KXTR 100.7 and 90.5 KTRL
Mark Smith, Music Director, Tarleton State University, KXTR 100.7 and 90.5 KTRL

3 p.m. • Hopper • Topics: Success Stories, Video
Pitt Tonight: How Creating a Late Night TV Show Teaches Collaboration, Networking & Creativity
Through bringing students from a variety of majors, backgrounds, interests, departments, and campus organizations together, Pitt Tonight went from an idea to a popular, Emmy-nominated program in just a year. This a perfect example of how creativity and collaboration are the best way to make use of your time in college, and can lead to opportunities to network for the future.
Jesse Irwin, Creator & Host, University of Pittsburgh, Pitt Tonight
Hayley Ulmer, Executive Producer, University of Pittsburgh, Pitt Tonight
Annabelle Hanflig, Associate Producer, University of Pittsburgh, Pitt Tonight
Jake Savitz, Head Editor, University of Pittsburgh, Pitt Tonight

3 p.m. • Warhol • Topics: Roundtables, Web/Social Media
Website Development for Student Media
Radio stations can build their base with an inviting, informative and mobile-friendly website.
This roundtable invites high school and college media outlets (radio, TV and multimedia) to talk about their experiences with website development. Potential discussion topics include frameworks for website development; keeping a student-led web development project on track; options for app development; and building a content calendar to keep web content fresh.
Mason Kilpatrick, Station Manager, University of Kansas, KJHK-FM
Cody Boston, Content Director, University of Kansas, KJHK-FM

3 p.m. • Whistler Gallery A/B • Topics: Law, Tech
Ask the FCC Experts
This is your opportunity to bring your biggest legal and technical issues and questions and get the answers from the pros. In addition to underwriting, license renewal, safe harbor, and miscellaneous FCC questions, the future of the Emergency Alert System and the impact of the LPFM and FM translator services on existing facilities is on everyone’s mind. If you have a question relating to FCC licensed, over-the-air broadcasting, come for this “soup to nuts” session for the most updated information.
Laura Mizrahi, Vice President, Communications Technologies, Inc.
David Oxenford, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Donald Martin, Attorney, Donald E. Martin, P.C.

3 p.m. • Wyeth Gallery A • Topic: College Radio History
High School and College Radio History Show and Tell
As an adjunct to the college radio history panel, conference attendees are invited to bring high school and college radio artifacts to a show and tell session. Bring copies of vintage photos, playlists, audio recordings, promotional items and ephemera to share and discuss. The Radio Preservation Task Force is also signing up affiliate collections, so you are also encouraged to bring a list of historical items housed by your station or campus.
Jennifer Waits, Co-Founder, Radio Survivor, KFJC-FM
Laura Schnitker, Acting Curator of Mass Media and Culture, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Maryland, WMUC-FM
Michael Lupica, Educational Adviser, Princeton University, WPRB-FM

3 p.m. • Wyeth Gallery B • Topic: Success Stories, Community
Localism’s Importance in Radio
The mutually beneficial relationship between radio and its local music scene, can have a big impact on community involvement as well as building relationships with local artists (in-studios, shows and media coverage). Learn how two stations have both excelled their stance in the scene and accommodated for growth along with the town.
Hannah Bennett, Promotions Director, Texas State University, KTSW-FM 89.9
Brittany Robinson, Station Manager, Texas State University, KTSW-FM 89.9
John Devecka, Operations Manager, Loyola University Maryland, WLOY Loyola Radio
Tara Howell, General Manager, Loyola University, WLOY Loyola Radio


4 p.m. • Homer • Topic: News
How to Sharpen your Radio News Reporting Skills
This panel explores the art of news reporting and the ways to make your reports memorable and intriguing for your listening audience.
Glenn Schuck, Anchor/Reporter, CBS Radio, 1010 WINS
Katelyn Fatzler, News Director, Seton Hall University, WSOU-FM
Megan Stolarz, Promotions Director, Seton Hall University, WSOU-FM

4 p.m. • Hopper • Topics: Tech, FCC Compliance
FCC Compliance: The Technical Side
FCC Compliance is changing, from EAS and tower light requirements to tower inspections and online public files. This session will teach you what you need to know in these ever changing times.
Woody Kinney, Contract Engineer, Kinney Broadcasting, WRCU-FM, WPNR-FM, WITC-FM, WNSB-FM, WHCL-FM

4 p.m. • Warhol • Topics: Programming, Roundtables
Radio Program Directors Roundtable
This session is for radio program directors and aspiring program directors to discuss best practices and challenges in programming, training, and quality assessment at their station. We encourage multiple participants from each station, with each assigned to a different group of eight to maximize information sharing.
Evan Boyd, Station Manager, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WSUM-FM

4 p.m. • Whistler Gallery A/B • Topic: Leadership
I’m in Charge, Now What?!
You’ve become a manager at your student-run station. Congratulations! Now what do you do? How will you set and meet goals? Can you manage a friend without ruining your friendship? How do you determine what your adviser or your school want from you? Your station’s success, and yours, depends a lot on how you manage others, and yourself. This session will cover basic management techniques for student media, from running an effective meeting to establishing priorities to keeping it all together. No matter your background or experience, you can be an effective station leader.
Mark Maben, General Manager, Seton Hall University, WSOU-FM
John Onderdonk, General Manager, San Antonio College, KSYM-FM
Molly Meller, Student Station Manager, Seton Hall University, WSOU-FM

4 p.m. • Wyeth Gallery A • Topic: Video
Basics and Beyond: Video Production Workflows
Knowledge of the video production process is essential for aspiring and active professionals in the field. Most people know the basics of production, recording and editing, but a solid production workflow involves so much more. This is a session for the both newcomers and experienced alike that you don’t want to miss. Here’s what we’ll cover: file formats and compression, media mastering and archiving, and broadcast design.
Herbert Jay Dunmore, Adobe Education Leader

4 p.m. • Wyeth Gallery B • Topic: Advisers
College Media: A Place for Learning
Students involved in college radio and television gain practical knowledge by working in a structure that can involve deadlines, conflict resolution, leadership responsibilities, legal issues involving the First Amendment and the press and FCC regulations, web design and promotion and marketing. Panelists will explore how both those currently involved in college media and alumni of these organization speak about the student media as learning space and “real-life” laboratory.
Gregory Adamo, Associate Professor, Morgan State University
Jacqueline Soteropoulos Incollingo, Assistant Professor, Rider University
Len O’Kelly, Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University, WCKS


9 p.m. • Presidential Suite
Advisers and Professionals Reception
Advisers and professionals who are participating in the convention are invited to mingle with others in the Presidential Suite. This is a time to relax, network and share with other like minded people with an interest in student media.
CBI Board, Reception, President’s Suite


Saturday, Oct. 22

8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Wyeth Gallery C
Registration and Exhibit Hall Open
Come pick up your convention program, name badges and play exhibitor bingo for your chance to win a prize to bring home.


9 a.m. – noon • Wyeth Gallery A
Special Session: Adobe Creative Foundations: Broadcast
Adobe Creative Suite’s broadcast package (Premiere, After Effects, SpeedGrade) has become the go-to solution for professional production. In this workshop, you’ll learn key concepts and strategies to best use the software, including advanced video editing techniques; creation of motion graphics, dynamic text and image compositing; media management and a variety of time-saving tactics. Whether a novice or intermediate user, you’ll walk away with a strong foundation and techniques to take your productions to the next level.
This half-day session will be a mix of hands-on, and question/answer. Tutorial files will be provided for student use.
Pre-registration is required. Ask at the registration desk for more information.
Herbert Jay Dunmore, Adobe Education Leader

9 a.m. • Benton • Topics: Programming, Promotions
Speaking to Your Audience
This session will offer a unique perspective on how broadcasters relate to their intended audience. Topics covered will include the DJ/audience relationship, generating relevant content via social media and much more.
Philip Beskid, Assistant Professor/Student Radio Adviser, Northwest Missouri State University, KZLX-LP

9 a.m. • Homer • Topic: Web/Social Media
Tracking your Social Media: Learn What Is Working and What’s Not
We all use social media for our media outlets, but how do we know whether what we’re doing is successful or not? Learn how to access and read the analytics for Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites. Find out how one college station is doing it compared to a commercial station.
Faith Connell, Promotions Director, University of Southern Indiana, 95.7 The Spin

9-11 a.m. • Hopper • Topic: Podcasting
Podcasts — How and Why to Produce them for your Station
Want to podcast content from your station but not sure how or why? Unsure what you can legally podcast? Learn about the many options for hosting and distribution, along with the most effective strategies for getting your content distributed on the web.
Chris Kuborn, Digital Media Technology Instructor/Station Manager, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, TC Campus Connection
Derek Jones, Station Manager, Rowan University, Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM
Paul Crutcher, Broadcast and Emerging Media Specialist, Lander University, XLR Lander Radio

9 a.m. • Warhol • Topic: Advisers
Radio Advisers Roundtable (Faculty and Staff only)
Student radio advisers face a unique set of challenges. Who better to help you find solutions than other student radio advisers? We can all learn from each other. In this unstructured session, come prepared to discuss your successes and failures and ask your questions on anything related to student radio advising.
Greg Weston, President, CBI, and General Manager, University of Pittsburgh, WPTS-FM

9-11 a.m. • Whistler Gallery A/B • Topic: Programming
Radio Show and Tell
A fun, freewheeling session, where anything goes. Participants share their best stuff … promos, imaging, comedy bits, play-by-play, news reporting, air checks, interviews and more. Constructive feedback provided by the moderators and session participants, plus Halloween treats for all. Bring a thumb drive with some great radio to share.
Chris Wheatley, Manager, TV and Radio Operations, Ithaca College, WICB/VIC Radio/ICTV
Dan Schumacher, General Manager/Faculty Adviser, Texas State University, KTSW-FM 89.9


10 a.m. • Benton • Topic: Web/Social Media
Content Management: Managing the Online Beast
In the digital age, it’s incredibly important to maintain a quality online presence. Learn tips for editing content, making content consistent and knowing what you do and don’t need.
Holly Henrichsen, Web Content Manager, Texas State University, KTSW-FM 89.9
Sarah Grace Hevrdejs, Website and Social Media Director, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WSUM-FM

10 a.m. • Homer • Topics: Career, On-Air
Announcing: Best Practices
A pianist doesn’t do brick work in their spare time, so why would you do anything to harm your precious voice? This session will show you the do’s and don’ts of how to care and train for your most important tool as a broadcaster—your voice. We’ll discuss ideas for sounding conversational and enhancing your broadcast voice whether it is for a stand-up, voice over or live broadcast.
Drew Jacobs, Assistant Professor, Camden County College
Warren Kozireski, General Manager, College at Brockport, WBSU-FM

10 a.m. • Warhol • Topic: Roundtables
2017 – San Antonio Convention Planning Session
Join the convention planning committee and help CBI grow the annual convention session offerings to be more reflective of the needs of members. Even though our session approval rating is more than 90 percent, we can’t rest on our laurels. We must continue to bring new and innovative sessions by recruiting new people, and new ideas to sessions so there are fresh voices, thoughts and ideas. We need to bring in local media professionals in the San Antonio and Austin markets. If you can help to curate sessions for the CBI NSEMC Nov. 2-4, 2017, you should join this session.
Will Robedee, CBI Executive Director and General Manager, Rice University, KTRU


11 a.m. • Benton • Topic: Podcasting
Podcasts: Build Your Station Brand
Podcasts can be a great addition for radio and TV. Now is the time to reach that audience wanting even more media content. What is a podcast? What’s the best way to do a podcast? How do you promote them? Find the answers and more with successful professional podcasters.
John Morris, General Manager/Instructor, University of Southern Indiana, 95.7 The Spin
Teagan Kuruna, Co-Founder, Philadelphia Podcast Festival and Philadelphia Podcasting Society; Host and Producer, Teagan Goes Vegan podcast
Dan Drago, Creator/Producer/Host, 25 O’Clock: A Podcast

11 a.m. • Homer • Topics: Promotions, Web/Social Media
How to Enhance Social Media for Student Radio
Social media is taking over the world today and is a big part in promoting almost any organization. This panel explores how to best use social media in college radio and what can be done to make better use of the tools.
Grant Palluzi, Technical Operations Director, Seton Hall University, WSOU-FM
Megan Stolarz, Promotions Director, Seton Hall University, WSOU-FM

11 a.m. • Hopper • Topics: Leadership, Roundtables
Student Perspectives on Training
What do students want from staff training? What is the best balance between a semester-long class and an hour behind a microphone or camera? Student managers and those who hope to become managers should attend this session and share their ideas and best practices to keep their peers engaged and educated. Bring training manuals and any other materials to show and share.
Emily Ehling, General Manager, North Carolina State University, WKNC-FM
Mason Kilpatrick, Station Manager, University of Kansas, KJHK-FM
Yvonne Chazal, Special Projects Coordinator, North Carolina State University, WKNC-FM


1:30 p.m. • Wyeth Ballroom BC
Keynote: Glenn Schuck
A broadcaster for more than 30 years and presently with America’s most listened-to radio station, 1010 WINS, Schuck will share his insights on the media’s coverage of the 2016 Presidential campaign and the evolving role of journalists in the 21st century media landscape. He will also reflect on key decisions and networking that allowed his career to evolve and review ways today’s students can pave the way for their careers.
Glenn Schuck, Anchor/Reporter, CBS Radio, 1010 WINS


Directly following Keynote • Wyeth Ballroom BC
2016 National Student Production Awards
CBI salutes the best in student video and audio production during the presentation of the National Student Production Awards. The best in student media is being recognized across 24 categories. Come to view/hear the best in student produced media and/or to accept your award. Thank you to our judges. Congratulations to the finalists!
Emcee: Lucy Noland, Co-Anchor, FOX 29 News

 

 

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