Air Talent Experience The Connected Car
Any connected car event needs to have input from the people who are creating the actual content. At DASH, the connected car conference set for October 23-34 at the Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport, leading Detroit morning radio personalities, Jay Towers (WNIC) and Dave Hunter (WRIF - Dave & Chuck The Freak) will talk with Greater Media's Buzz Knight about how the connected car might affect their approach to their craft.
Session will include candid video of their first interactions with connected audiotainment systems, followed by a roundtable discussion. "The Detroit radio market has an amazing legacy of talent," session moderator Buzz Knight said, "and some of them will be showcased at the DASH conference. Dave Hunter and Jay Towers will join me, and report on the unique vantage point of talent in the evolution of the connected car.
In his role as Greater Media’s VP of program development, Buzz Knight is responsible for overseeing programming development for all the Greater Media properties and collaborating with the individual programming teams to build winning content and brand management strategies. Knight has been with Greater Media since February 2002. Before that, he worked as program director at several stations, including: CBS Boston-based Classic Rock WZLX, Saga Communications Rock WNOR in Norfolk, and Great American’s Active Rock WLVQ in Columbus, PJ. In addition, Knight spent three years on air as part of the legendary WNEW-FM in New York City. He launched his broadcasting career at WRKI in Fairfield County, CT, after graduating from the University of Dayton. Knight was named among the Best Programmers in Radio by Radio Ink Magazine in 2007 and 2010.
Dave Hunter is a morning show personality at WRIF/Detroit, with co-hosts Chuck Urquhart and Lisa Way. Born in Ireland, Hunter has been working in radio for almost 20 years. He started at CHUM/CHUM-FM in Toronto as a news writer and in 1997 moved to Brockville, ON, to work as a morning news anchor and morning show co-host. That was the same year Hunger relocated to Windsor to take a job at Windsor based CIMX-FM (89X). After a short time in the newsroom, he became a part of the morning show with Chuck Urquhart ("Chuck the Freak"). Hunter took over as PD in early 2008, helping 89X achieve the highest ratings in the station’s 20-year history. Hunter, Chuck the Freak, and Lisa Way joined WRIF earlier this year.
Jay Towers has been a radio DJ since the age of 14. He worked in Atlantic City, Grand Rapids, and Philadelphia before making Detroit his home in 1999. Towers has hosted several radio shows in the Detroit market, including Jay & Rachael in the Morning on 93-1 DRQ for six years and the Jay & Bill show on 97.1 The Ticket. He is currently found entertaining the listeners of Fresh 100.3 as the host of Jay Towers in the Morning. He is also an anchor for Fox 2 News Weekends. He is an ardent people person and most enjoys talking with listeners on the phone during his morning show on Fresh 100 and on the weekends interviewing and interacting with the people of Detroit for his TV work on Fox 2.
October 23-24, 2013
Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport