Forecast 2023
November 16, 2022


7:30-8:20 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by:
Entravision logo


Hearst Television logo

8:20-8:30 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Greg Ashlock, CEO/Multi Platforms Group, iHeartMedia
Jordan Wertlieb, President, Hearst Television
Deborah Parenti, President/Publisher, Radio Ink and Radio + Television Business Report
Juliet Huddy, Forecast MC

Sponsored by:
Media Monitors/RCS

Serial Game Changer: A Conversation with Scott Painter
Scott Painter is a serial entrepreneur in the automotive space who has launched several innovative business models that have disrupted and transformed the industry. Find out how that disruptive approach has challenged and changed the auto industry and how it might be applied to the broadcast industry, and get a look into a future being continuously impacted by tech innovations such as his. Scott also shares his thoughts on the importance of broadcast (TV and radio) and how he has used both effectively in the past to market his various enterprises, in a sit-down conversation with Greg Ashlock.
Greg Ashlock, CEO/Multi Platforms Group, iHeartMedia
Scott Painter, Founder, Autonomy
Greg AshlockScott Painter

Economic Forecasting: Broadcast Revenue Trends and Expectations for 2023
As the country continues to emerge from the pandemic, what’s in store for 2023? How might the recent midterm elections impact economic policies that will affect everything from consumer spending to supply chain issues and advertising budgets? Where are the strong pockets of opportunity for broadcast advertising, and what are the challenges to growing its share? Join our panel of experts for a provocative discussion about who is going to “show us the money” in the year to come.
ModeratorAndrew Rosen, Partner, Miler Kaplan
Erica Farber, President/CEO, Radio Advertising Bureau
Leo Kivijarv, Ph.D., EVP/Research, PQ Media
Steve Lanzano, President/CEO, TVB
Vincent LeTang, EVP/Managing Partner, Global Market Intelligence, Magna Global
Andrew RosenErica FarberLeo KivijarvSteven LanzanoVincent Letang

9:45-10:30 a.m.
Prospects for Broadcast Media as an Investment in 2023: The Real Street Talk
Here’s the good news: the highest quarterly deal volume since Q3 2019 was seen during the first three months of 2022. But was that truly a harbinger of a big thaw for broadcast media transactions? And was that fueled mainly by television industry activity? That’s one key question as broadcast TV looks ahead to new revenue tied to NEXTGEN TV’s rollout while radio operators debate “ZoneCasting” and ways to bring addressable advertising to FM stations. This panel of investment specialists takes a definitive look at what investors are saying about radio and TV today.
Moderator: Randy Michaels, Radioactive, LLC
Rick DuceyManaging Director, BIA Advisory Services
Randy MichaelsRick Ducey

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Beasley Media Group logo
Meruelo Media
Mr Master

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WideOrbit logo

NAB Report: The Shape of Things to Come
Wrapping up his first year as CEO of the NAB, Curtis LeGeyt sits down with Hearst President, Jordan Wertlieb to discuss the past 12 months and how the accomplishments and the challenges faced in 2022 will shape the year ahead. And we’ll get a glimpse of what issues will be at the top of his agenda in 2023.
Jordan Wertlieb, President, Hearst Television
Curtis LeGeyt, President/CEO, National Association of Broadcasters
Jordan WertliebCurtis LeGeyt

On the Docket: Legal and FCC Issues Facing Broadcasters in 2023
Who would have thought when we convened last year that there would still be an empty chair at the FCC? How did last week’s midterms potentially change the outlook for legislative issues facing broadcasters on Capitol Hill? Issues like the Tax Certificate Program, proposed changes in advertising tax classifications, ZoneCasting, NEXTGEN TV, music licensing, and so much more. Where all of these and other pressing concerns are headed will be updated and examined in a session you won’t want to miss.
Moderator: Frank Montero, Partner, Fletcher Heald and Hildreth
Robert J. Folliard, III, SVP/ Government Relations & Distribution, Gray Television
Rick Kaplan, Chief Legal Officer/EVP, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, National Association of Broadcasters
Chris OrnelasEVP/General Counsel, Beasley Media Group
Frank MonteroRobert FolliardRick KaplanChris Ornelas

Luncheon Program
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White Label logo        

2:00-2:45 p.m.
Main Street Media: Where Local Broadcast Survives & Thrives
The late House Speaker Thomas “Tip” O’Neill, Jr., once said, “All politics is local.” In times of crisis, from tornadoes and hurricanes to a global pandemic, it turns out that everything is local. And no media does local better than small and independent broadcast operators. Their ability to know and serve their communities has been critical to the survival of many of small and independent stations as well as their clients and audiences. It’s also a critical advantage over digital competitors. What’s the secret sauce? Find out as a panel of resourceful, savvy, independent broadcasters share their view of the industry’s future from where they sit – at the corner of Main Street & Retail Row.
Moderator: David Donovan, President/Executive Director, New York State Broadcasters Association
Carolyn Becker, Owner, Riverfront Broadcasting
Randy Gravley, President/CEO, Tri-State Communications
DuJuan McCoy, Owner, Circle City Broadcasting
David L. DonovanCarolyn BeckerRandy GravleyDuJuan McCoyy


The Sports Betting Forecast for 2023
As regulations around sports betting have continued to be relaxed, there’s been a boom in new advertising, marketing, and partnership opportunities between broadcasters and bookmakers. Dan Mason brings his expertise from all sides of the betting and broadcast world to a conversation with other experts who will share their insights on this emerging programming and revenue stream.
Moderator: Dan Mason, Former President/CEO, CBS Radio
Wayne Kimmel, Managing Partner, SeventySix Capital and Founder, SeventySix Capital Sports Advisory
Dan MasonWayne Kimmel

Sponsored by:
Beasley Media Group logo
Meruelo Media
Mr Master

3:50-4:20 p.m.

4:20-5:10 p.m.
Executive Super Session
Sponsored by:
Skyview logo

Moderator: Gordon Borrell, CEO, Borrell Associates
Greg Ashlock, CEO, iHeart Platform Group
Caroline Beasley, CEO, Beasley Media Group
Deb McDermott, CEO, Standard Media Group LLC.
Jordan Wertlieb, President, Hearst Television
Gordon BorrellGreg AshlockCaroline BeasleyDeb McDermottJordan Wertlieb

5:10-5:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Broadcast Leadership Reception
Sponsored by:
Nielsen logo
Spanish Broadcasting System logoMega TV logo

Super Hi-Fi logo
Broadcast Leadership Plaques
Sponsored by:
vCreative logo

*Sessions and times subject to change.