NAB Show 2024: Radio Insights and Industry Innovations

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show 2024 kicked off in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a fervent focus on the future of radio. The event drew eager crowds, hungry for insights into the trajectory of AM/FM broadcasting. From discussions on measurement metrics to sessions exploring the evolving landscape of radio promotions, it was a weekend brimming with informative sessions and networking opportunities.

Insights into Effective Radio Promotions

One notable session featured Mike McVay, offering invaluable insights into crafting impactful radio promotions. Emphasizing the importance of expectation, realization, and memory, McVay delved into effective strategies ranging from billboard utilization to social media benchmarks, drawing from his extensive industry experience.

Following suit, a panel comprising industry stalwarts such as Pierre Bouvard from Cumulus Media, Rich Tunkel from Nielsen, and Dan McDonald from NAB delved into radio’s measurement metrics. Tunkel underscored radio’s resilience as a reach medium, leveraging Nielsen’s “Audio Today” reports to illustrate its enduring relevance in the media landscape. Bouvard emphasized the significance of framing discussions around campaign goals, steering away from a myopic focus on spot numbers and dayparts.

Moreover, the confluence of NAB Show with the BEA Conference facilitated discussions on the future of radio. Noteworthy panels included luminaries from SiriusXM, Beasley Media Group, and Compass Media Networks, offering insights into the evolving dynamics of radio and podcasting.


Spotlight on Industry Trends

The event wasn’t solely focused on radio; it also showcased industry-wide innovations and trends. Speakers such as Bruce Markoe from IMAX Corporation and Carolyn Giardina from Variety VIP+ shed light on the convergence of technology and entertainment. Topics ranged from the enchanting magic of IMAX and Disney collaborations to the transformative impact of AI revolutionizing entertainment.

In parallel, discussions on diversity and inclusion permeated the event, exemplified by fireside chats exploring athlete-driven content and the evolving landscape of sports media and broadcasting.


As NAB Show continues to be the unrivaled global event for content professionals across the broadcast, media, and entertainment spectrum, it promises a platform for driving innovation, fostering collaboration, and charting new paths in an ever-evolving industry landscape.

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