March 10 & 11, 2014
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, San Diego, CA

The Sports Radio Conference


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The Sports Radio Conference is the radio industry's exclusive Sports and Sports Talk summit. With an agenda focused on growing audience and revenue at Sports-formatted stations, attendees get the chance to hear from a wide range of experts on topics that include programming, promotions, sales, marketing, and digital platforms as well as local, collegiate, and professional sports teams and events. If your station covers any sports or sports talk, the Sports Radio Conference should be part of your game strategy.

 

Why De Castro Is Coming To The Sports Radio Conference


(By Eric Rhoads)

Last Friday I got the call from WGN Radio's Jimmy De Castro: "I'm coming to your Sports Radio Conference." You know De Castro as one of the first and biggest consolidators in our industry, who sold his company for millions. De Castro is among the best promoters, best managers, and most aggressive executives in radio.

A week ago De Castro launched "The Game" 87.7 in Chicago. According to Jimmy, "This is the battle of all battles. We're taking on a giant head-to-head, and we intend to crush them. This is like the old days of radio. The war is on."
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Selling Sports: More Than Spots & Dots


Sports and Sports Talk radio have grown every year for the past 10 years, with no sign of slowing down. AMs are flipping, FMs are converting, and the effect of PPM on all formats has created new and compelling programming opportunities for sports on radio and on radio's digital platforms. But selling Sports radio is not all about presenting the numbers and selling spots -- in fact, it's not about selling numbers at all. At Radio Ink's Sports Radio Conference, coming up next week in San Diego. Beasley/Miami's Joe Bell will lead a lively conversation on innovative ways to sell sports successfully! Read More

Padres CEO Mike Dee To Speak At Sports Radio Conference


Mike Dee, the president and CEO of the San Diego Padres, will deliver a keynote address at Radio Ink's Sports Radio Conference, coming up March 10-11 in San Diego. Sports is a huge multimedia business these days -- every major league team is on the Web, on social media, and producing and distributing huge amounts of content that go well beyond games and play-by-play. And that's exactly what Mike Dee will be talking about: "Sports Teams, Media, and the Intersection of Content." Read more.

Find & Grow Sports Radio Superstars


Sports is one of the hottest, fastest-growing formats in radio today -- and it will need a steady supply of fresh and innovative new talent to stay on top. Just as in any team sport, a strong bench is critical to continuing the success of your Sports station. At Radio Ink's Sports Radio Conference, coming up March 10-11 in San Diego, NBC Sports Radio's Jack Silver will lead a conversation with sports programmers and agents who'll give you the expert view on scouting, signing, and keeping fresh new talent. Be there -- register today! Read more.

Super Agent Leigh Steinberg Speaks At Sports Radio Conference


He'll have you at hello! Super sports agent Leigh Steinberg -- the real life inspiration for Jerry Maguire -- will be at Radio Ink's Sports Radio Conference, presenting a keynote speech that's sure to inspire. At the Sports Radio Conference, Steinberg will share  stories of his meteoric rise, perseverance through personal travails, and the determined redemption of his amazing, game-changing career in the high-stakes world of professional sports. He'll share his philosophy on how to face challenges in business -- and in life -- and how to maintain a brand and personal ethos that will let you rise above it all and come out a winner. Read more.

URGENT: The discounted rate for the conference hotel ends FRIDAY. Don't miss out on Radio Ink's group discount at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Mission Bay. Click here to book your room today!

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