Tuesday, March 06, 2007

LA to Host Annual Talk Radio Seminar this Weekend

The best talk radio confab is not the well-known Talkers Magazine event held for the past ten years in New York City. If you want to catch the best, most informative, and well produced gathering of talk radio personalities and other industry representatives such as station managers and syndicators, you should plan on attending Radio and Records Talk Radio Seminar, which will be held Thursday through Saturday in Los Angeles.

Held alternately in Los Angeles and Washington, DC, TRS is the largest annual gathering of News and Talk radio executives, programmers and talents from across the country. Featuring 2½ days of intensely format-focused learning sessions to help you improve ratings and revenues, and an array of celebrity speakers from the worlds of both politics and broadcasting, TRS is an annual must attend gathering for a "who's who" of America's News/Talk broadcasters.

This year's TRS will be held at the Marina del Rey Marriott near LAX in Los Angeles. The confab gets underway on Thursday at 3:30 pm with the R&R TRS Roundtable. A distinguished panel of industry heavyweights from management, sales, programming, research and technology will offer an updated "state of the format" and identify and assess the challenges and opportunities in the year ahead.

On Friday the TRS will get into high gear with a morning appearance by Dennis Miller, who will soon launch a syndicated talk show and luncheon speeches by Fred Thompson of ABC News Radio and Chief William Bratton, of the Los Angeles Police Department.

The TRS will wrap up on with the R&R Annual News/Talk Industry Achievement Awards Luncheon, which will include a rare public appearance from legendary late night talker, Art Bell.

Attendees at the TRS will be able to participate in a wide range of seminars on such topics as "What Your Newsroom Needs to Learn", "News/Talks Internet Radio Future", "Who’s Left, Who’s Right, Who Cares," and "What? I’m Fired?"

For a complete schedule of the TRS events and programs go the Radio and Records website.
The best news is that it is 80 degrees today in Los Angeles and the weather is predicted to be beautiful this weekend.


Anonymous said...

Do you know if there is still time to register for the Talk Radio Seminar?

barooosk said...

I believe that you can still register for the TRS. Call R&R at 310-788-1617 for info.

Anonymous said...

Friday - after lunch:
Who's Left, Who's Right, Who Cares?
Did voters in November 2006 have a message for talk radio? Is it the end of a long run for conservative talk, or a new beginning? Is liberal talk DOA, or on the brink of a second life? Is there a viable fan base in the middle, or must talk radio stake out its turf only on the left or right? Find out these answers and more!

Baroosk, if you go, please take good notes and post them for us.

gregrocker said...

I heard Dennis Miller subbing for Jim Bohannon in Honolulu on Monday night and those indecipherable idiot-savant bleatings he befuddled everyone with on Monday night footbal, are just misfiring all over the place. It became painful to listen to the pathetic creep referring to "my guy Busharooni" and waxing build-up over what a "resolute Commander" the shrinking shrubbletto is.

This guy needs to be hounded with ridicule by a real comedian whose own radio show is going to the top laugh by side-splitting laugh! Mama?

Underground Progressive said...

Progressive radio died in Los Angeles when Harrison on the Edge (www.goharrison.com)was removed from the KTLK line up. Though the current line up, Thom Hartmann and Randi Rhodes is progressive and educational, apparently, Mark Germain AKA Mr. KABC and KFI is the downturn in the progressive movement. Harrison on the other hand asked the tough really tough questions and I guess, the brass at KTLk thought otherwise. According to L.A. City Beat, http://tinyurl.com/2c5jwz Germain claims to be a progressive but on certain issues. He has admitted that he has voted on issues that are generally conservative, and claims that everyone in the senate voted for the war, yet at Senate website, http://tinyurl.com/4j6g the following names voted against the war and they are:

Akaka (D-HI), Nay
Bingaman (D-NM), Nay
Boxer (D-CA), Nay
Byrd (D-WV), Nay
Chafee (R-RI), Nay
Conrad (D-ND), Nay
Corzine (D-NJ), Nay
Dayton (D-MN), Nay
Durbin (D-IL), Nay
Feingold (D-WI), Nay
Graham (D-FL), Nay
Inouye (D-HI), Nay
Jeffords (I-VT), Nay
Kennedy (D-MA), Nay
Leahy (D-VT), Nay
Levin (D-MI), Nay
Murray (D-WA), Nay
Reed (D-RI), Nay
Sarbanes (D-MD), Nay
Stabenow (D-MI), Nay
Wellstone (D-MN), Nay
Wyden (D-OR), Nay

Germain also said Kennedy supported the war. Uh, Mark, before you open your mouth and speak, get your story right? His stupidity or maybe naivety, I'll give him that, is embarrassing the progressive movement. Is this Program Director of KTLK Don Martin's idea? As a program director, I thought that his role is to direct the program of a host or D.J. the P.D. feels through exhaustive research, what the public is asking for? If this isn't the case, wouldn't Clear Channel's Randy Mays be saving a lot more money by not having P.D.s at KTLK? Just a thought. So, after all this it's time to bring back Harrison and you can do this at: www.peaceteam.net and go to www.goharrison.com this Thursday for a rumored surprise and get the troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan by going to www.answerla.org.