Three of radio’s most dynamic leaders are set to speak at Country Radio Seminar’s 50th Anniversary event during a featured panel, entitled What Leadership Looks Like In 2020: A Conversation with 3 Broadcast Executives. Presented by the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group, the panel features Cox Media Group President Kim Guthrie, Entercom Communications COO Weezie Kramer, and Neuhoff Media CEO/President Beth Neuhoff, and will be held Friday, Feb. 15 from 9-9:50 a.m.
These accomplished executives will share their views on the health of today’s broadcast landscape and provide insights into how their companies are growing from every angle using every asset: digital, on-air and human. Listen in as they discuss lessons learned over their careers while moving up the ranks and into the C-Suite.
Erica Farber, President & CEO of Radio Advertising Bureau, will moderate the panel, which will take place in Legends D-G, Level 2, Omni Nashville Hotel.Country Radio Seminar is the premier educational and networking event for Country radio and music industry professionals, offering attendees access to informative panels, countless valuable networking opportunities, prominent speakers, research presentations and intimate performances from some of today’s biggest stars and emerging artists. Panels at CRS 2019 will cover a broad range of topics relevant to today’s Country radio industry, including social media and digital innovations, PPM, brand strategies, leadership skills, consumer research studies, the relationships and economics of the radio and record industries and much more.
About MIW Radio Group: The Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group is a volunteer organization consisting of top-level female media professionals from across the country, who are dedicated to using their influence and resources to help other women in radio broadcasting develop strong management and leadership skills. The MIW Group is equally committed to advocating for the advancement of women to senior positions in radio broadcasting. For more information, please visit www.radioMIW.com.
About Kim Guthrie: Kim Guthrie is President of Cox Media Group (CMG), an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company and a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Inc., based in Atlanta, GA. As President, Kim oversees all content, sales, and operations for 14 broadcast television stations; more than 60 radio stations; two daily newspapers and more than 80 digital sites. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps – the country’s biggest television rep firm – Gamut, and Videa. CMG also offers a full suite of local and regional advertising services through its Local Solutions and Ideabar businesses. Previously, Kim was Executive Vice President of National Ad Platforms and President of CoxReps, based in New York City. Prior to that role, Kim was Executive VP of Radio where she was responsible for all programming, operations, and sales for CMG’s radio division. During her Cox Media Group career, Kim has held the titles of Senior VP and Group VP for CMG, overseeing multiple Cox television and radio properties. Guthrie first joined Cox in 1998 as VP/General Manager for its Long Island, New York group of radio stations. Guthrie’s stations have won multiple honors for programming excellence and outstanding community service including multiple Marconi awards, Edward R. Murrow awards, Crystal Awards, Emmy Awards, Gracie Awards, New York Air Awards and Country Music Association Awards. Kim serves on the executive board of directors for the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). She also serves on the board of directors for the Broadcasters Foundation of America, the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF), and the Metropolitan College of New York. Kim also serves on the Advisory Council for the Greenlee School of Journalism at Iowa State University. Kim is a multi-year honoree as Radio Ink magazine’s “Most Powerful People in Radio” and “Most Influential Women in Radio.” She also was named “Woman of Distinction” by the March of Dimes and “Humanitarian of the Year” by the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
About Weezie Kramer: Weezie Kramer is the Chief Operating Officer of Entercom Communications.In this role, she leads operations for Entercom’s entire portfolio. Kramer joined Entercom in January 2000, as a regional vice president, overseeing five markets. She has been instrumental in driving the company’s growth and was elevated to her current role as COO in 2014. Kramer was a part of the executive team leading the company’s merger in 2017. Prior to Entercom, Kramer held numerous sales and leadership roles in the radio industry. Notably, she spent 12 years at CBS Radio, where she rose to become a VP and a Market Manager. Kramer serves on the executive committee of the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and was the first woman to chair the organization. She was also the first woman to receive the Sales Manager of the Year Radio Wayne award, a prestigious honor that recognizes the professionalism, creativity, and dedication of radio industry leaders. In 2013, she won the “Mentoring & Inspiring Women” in Radio Group’s Trailblazer Award and is consistently named as one of Radio Ink’s “Top 20 Most Influential People.”
About Beth Neuhoff: Beth Neuhoff is a CEO, corporate director and media, marketing and consumer segmentation expert. Neuhoff is recognized for creating high performing organizations and brand building strategies in both national and local markets. As Chief Executive Officer of Neuhoff Communications, Ms. Neuhoff leads this award-winning, privately held broadcast and digital media company with leading properties across the Midwest. Neuhoff is a director for Gray Television (GTN/ NYSE) and the West Bend Mutual Insurance Company. An elected Director of the National Association of Broadcasters in Washington, D.C., she served two terms as Second Vice Chair of the Executive Committee. She is a Director of the Broadcaster’s Foundation of America; a Trustee of the National Association of Broadcaster’s Education Foundation (NABEF) and a Trustee of the National Association of Broadcaster’s Political Action Committee (NABPAC). She is a member of the (YPO), Women Corporate Directors (WCD), the International Women’s Forum, and the Alliance for Women in Media. She is a graduate of the NABEF’s Broadcast Leadership Class that works in tandem with the FCC to encourage diversity of ownership in broadcasting. For the last five years, she has been named as one of the “Most Influential Women in Radio” by Radio Ink magazine and was featured on the cover for this same issue in 2015. At the 2014 and 2015 and 2017 Radio Shows, she was a finalist for “Best Broadcaster in America”. In 2016, she received the Illinois Broadcaster of the Year from the Illinois Broadcaster’s Association and in September of 2016 was recognized with the Frances Preston Trailblazer award in Nashville. In 2018, she received the Gracie Leadership Award from the Alliance for Women in Media.
About Country Radio Seminar: Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas and business practices in the Country music industry, with specific emphasis on issues relevant to Country radio. Country Radio Seminar 2019 is set for Feb. 13-15, 2019 at the Omni Hotel.