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It's hard to imagine a more important time for everyone in radio to have an edge. 2012 is looking like a flat year. You are still expected to make your numbers, no matter what the industry does and no matter what the economy is doing. Forecast is designed to give you the edge, the information you need, the secrets to finding the revenue and bringing it home. You need to know about the future. Our Forecast lineup is creating that future.

Every year, representatives of the leading companies in broadcast, finance, and advertising attend Radio Ink's Forecast. Why? Because Forecast's unique lineup of speakers and panelists provides an unparalleled opportunity to hear from top executives about the real future of radio, at one of the most intimate and exclusive gatherings in the industry.

Forecast isn't a huge convention, where speakers may be thinking about the stock price and pitching the product. It's an opportunity for executives from radio and allied industries to explain, in depth, what they really see ahead for 2013.

And Forecast will followed by the annual cocktail reception for Radio Ink's 40 Most Powerful People in Radio. It's one of the industry's leading networking events, and only the "Top 40" and registered Forecast attendees are invited. Forecast 2013 is set for November 28 in New York. Look who's going to be there. Wouldn't you like to join them? Attendance is limited to 200 people, and registration is pacing ahead of last year, so another sellout is likely. Register now at

Companies Attending Forecast 2013
Active International
Beasley Broadcasting
Berenson & Co.
Big Boy
Bloomberg News
Bloomberg Radio
Bonneville International
Borrell Associates
Broadcasters Foundation
Carat USA
CBS Radio
Clear Channel
Clear Channel Media + Entertainment
Compass Radio Group
Cox Media Group
Cromwell Group
Cumulus Media
Dial Global
Disney/ESPN Media Networks
Elvis Duran Group
Emmis Communications
Emmis Interactive
Fidelity Investments
Focus 360
Greater Media
Harker Research
HD Radio Aliance
Horizon Media
Houlihan Lokey
iBiquity Digital
Intertech Media
Katz Media Group
Magnaglobal| Mediabrands
Marc Morgan Consulting
MatlinPatterson Capital
Maverick Media
Max Media
Media Venture Partners
MediaVest USA
Meltzer Media Management
Mercury Capital Partners
Mitchell Media Inc.
Myers Publishing
New Jersey Broadcasters Association
Palm Beach Broadcasting
Patrick Communications
Premiere Radio Networks
Presslaff Interactive
Principle Broadcasting
Radio Advertising Association
RBS Citizens
Regional Reps Corp.
Rogers Broadcasting
Second Street
Simmons Media Group
SNL Kagan
South Central Communications
South Central Media
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Sugarloaf Rock Capital
The Research Director
The Telos Alliance
The Vanguard Group
The Weiss Agency
Triton Digital
UM Global Headquarters
United Stations Radio Networks
Univision Radio
US Bank
Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
Willett Advisors
Yea Networks

Forecast 2013 Co-Chairs
Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman will co-chair Radio Ink's Forecast 2013. A vocal industry cheerleader, Pittman intends to focus the conversation at Forecast on radio's strengths. Before arriving at Clear Channel in 2010, Pittman's resume included stints as CEO of MTV Networks, AOL Networks, Six Flags Theme Parks, Quantum Media, Century 21 Real Estate, and Time Warner Enterprises. But he began his career in radio, as a 15-year-old on the air in his native Mississippi, and later programmed stations in Pittsburgh, Chicago, and New York.

Forecast 2013 co-chair Bill Koenigsberg is founder, President, and CEO of Horizon Media, and is highly respected for his insights into marketing and media trends. Under his leadership Horizon has become the largest and fastest-growing independent media agency in the world, with billing of $3.8 billion and clients including Geico, Capital One, United Airlines, and Kraft Foods.

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Rita Cosby is an Emmy-winning TV host, veteran correspondent, and best-selling author who anchored highly rated prime time shows on Fox News Channel and NBC. She is currently a special correspondent for the top-rated CBS syndicated newsmagazine Inside Edition and recently hosted WOR's nationally syndicated Rita Cosby Show.

Lew Dickey is Chairman and CEO of Cumulus Media, the second-largest radio group in station count, a revenue leader, and a company with ever-growing industry influence. Cumulus Media Networks, meanwhile, serves more than 4,500 affiliate stations nationwide. Dickey co-founded Cumulus in 1997, and earlier founded Stratford Research; his background in research and statistics remains evident in his management style today.

David Field serves as President and CEO of Entercom Communications, which owns and operates more than 100 radio stations, including newest acquisition KBLX-FM/San Francisco. Field has been with Entercom since 1987 and became CEO in 2002, and he's known as an active and high-profile advocate on a range of industry issues.

John Hogan, longtime president and CEO of Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, added the title of Chairman earlier this year. He's been with the company since 1999, when CC purchased Jacor, and now manages more than 800 stations and the top revenue generator in the radio industry. Under Hogan's auspices, Clear Channel's iHeartRadio platform is growing fast and attracting partners like Cumulus Media.

Jeff Smulyan, founder and Chairman/CEO of Emmis Communications, wields outsize influence in the radio industry as a respected industry spokesman, most recently as an advocate for FM chips in cellphones, urging their importance as a matter of public safety. After operating WNTS in Indianapolis and KCRO in Omaha, Smulyan formed and became principal shareholder of Indianapolis-based Emmis in 1980.

Peter Smyth, Chairman/CEO of Greater Media, Smyth is known an industry leader on the local, state, and national levels, working with the NAB and RAB on various industry initiatives. He joined Greater Media in 1986 as GM of WMJX-FM/Boston. He became President/COO in 2000 and CEO in 2002, and added the chairman's title in 2008.

Jose Valle is President of Univision Radio, the leading U.S. Spanish-language broadcaster. Before his most current post, he was VP/GM for Univision's Los Angeles cluster, and bfore joining Univision, Valle served as President and GM of Telemundo flagship KVEA and oversaw operations for Spanish-language independent KWHY-TV in Los Angeles. Prior to that, he was VP/GM of KXTX/Dallas from 2002-2008.

Forecast Keynote Speakers

Glenn Beck is one of America's leading multi-media personalities. His quick wit, candid opinions, and engaging personality have made The Glenn Beck Program the third highest rated radio program in America. As an author, Beck has had number one New York Times bestsellers in both fiction and non-fiction. He also stars in a live stage show, is the editor of and the publisher of He previously hosted a successful show on Fox News.

Steve Rattner, known as the Obama administration's "Car Czar," led the restructuring of the U.S. auto industry in 2009 as a counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury. He is a veteran Wall Street financial and now serves as chairman of Willett Advisors LLC, the investment arm for New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's personal and philanthropic assets. His book Overhaul: An Insider's Account of the Obama Administration's Emergency Rescue of the Auto Industry was published in 2010

John C. Bogle, Vanguard Group founder and President of the Bogle Financial Markets Research Center, is one of the most influential figures in the investment industry. He created Vanguard, the world's largest mutual fund organization, in 1974 and was its chairman and CEO until 1996 and its senior chairman until 2000. In 1975, he created the 500 Index Fund -- the first index mutual fund and still Vanguard's largest. Bogle's books include Bogle on Mutual Funds: New Imperatives for the Intelligent Investor and John Bogle on Investing: The First 50 Years; his latest book, Clash of the Cultures, was released in August 2012.

Talk host Michael Smerconish is noted for his incisive and insightful take on money, politics, and current events. Smerconish's show is syndicated nationally by Dial Global, and he's also a best-selling author and a columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

CBS Radio President/CEO Dan Mason began his radio career at WZCG-FM/Atlanta, and joined Westinghouse as president of Group W Radio in 1993, and in 1995 he became president of CBS Radio, where he stayed until 2002. During that tenure he was responsible for operating the group's then-184 stations and integrating the original CBS, Group W, Infinity Radio, and American Radio Systems stations. After a few years of consulting -- CBS Radio was one of his clients -- Mason returned to CBS Radio in 2007.

Erica Farber is President and CEO of the RAB. She joined the organization in January of 2012 as EVP for membership, services, and professional development and rose to her current post later in the years. Before that she was CEO of radio consulting and Internet service provider the Farber Connection, founded in 2010, and during her 15-year tenure at Radio & Records, she served as COO, President, Publisher, and CEO. Earlier in her career she served as VP/Radio Development Director at Interep.

Gordon Smith joined the NAB as President and CEO in 2009, and before that served two terms as U.S. Senator from Oregon. As a senator, his committee assignments included the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, which oversees all broadcast-related legislation. His role on that committee and chairing a Senate High Tech Task force fostered his interest in new media and new technology issues.

Gordon Borrell, CEO of Borrell Associates, is a leading media analyst, ranked in the top 2 percent among Gerson Lehrman Group's 150,000 consultants worldwide. He is a sought-after speaker and is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Ad Age, and other publications. Before starting Borrell Associates, he was VP/New Media for Landmark Communications, where he worked for 22 years. He began his career as a reporter for the Norfolk, VA, Virginian-Pilot.

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