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Sunday, April 15

10:30am PDT

The State of the Radio Industry 2012
This will be a round table discussion examining the state of the radio industry and radio research as it exists in 2012. Moderator: John Hendricks, Stephen F. Austin State University
Panelists: Michael Brown, University of Wyoming; Michael Huntsberger, Linfield College; Bruce Mims, Southeast Missouri State University; Joseph Blaney, Ph.D., Illinois State University; Richard Rudin, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK; Phylis Johnson, Southern Illinois University @ Carbondale

Sunday April 15, 2012 10:30am - 11:45am PDT
Conference Room 2

12:00pm PDT

Ten Years after the Introduction of LPFM: Low Power to the People

In 2001, The Federal Communication Commission introduced a new class of low-power radio licenses to the public. It has been ten years since the introduction of LPFM and with the passage of the Local Community Radio Act of 2010, many more new LPFM stations will be started. This panel will look at the current state of LPFM, its challenges, and its future.
Moderator: Keith Brand, Rowan University
Panelists: Peter Orlik, Central Michigan University; LPFM's Precursor and Competitor Compared: Class D FM and HD-2 Translators
Michael Nevradakis, The University of Texas at Austin; Removing the Public from the Public Airwaves: The FCC's Contradictory Policy
Barbara Calabrese, Columbia College Chicago; Low Power FM:  "Purist" Broadcasting in the Age of Technology
Keith Brand, Rowan University; Communication Policy and a Divided Congress:  The Passage of The Local Community Radio Act

Sunday April 15, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm PDT
Conference Room 2
Monday, April 16

10:15am PDT

The Diminishing Role of Radio in 21st Century Broadcast Curricula
Trends in radio indicate the overall number of jobs is decreasing. Critics have raised questions whether colleges and universities should stop teaching radio journalism, programming or other areas of radio. This panel will systematically discuss what areas of radio schools should focus on in the next few years, providing guidance to those who are modifying curricula. The panel will conclude with a vigorous discussion that includes comments from as many attendees as possible. Moderator:: August Grant, University of South Carolina
Panelists: Patricia Sanders, University of North Alabama
Jeffrey Wilkinson, United International College
Ric Harris, Accenture
Respondent: August Grant, University of South Carolina

Monday April 16, 2012 10:15am - 11:30am PDT
Pavilion 3

11:45am PDT

The Radio Star: Is It Seizing the Opportunity to Shine During Natural Disasters?
This panel will explore the critical role that the country’s oldest broadcast medium can still play when natural disasters strike, crippling or rendering many on-demand devices useless. With a tried and true, simple battery-powered receiver in a technology driven era, listeners can immediately access life-saving and significant recovery information. Are radio stations stepping up to the challenge and seizing the opportunity? Moderator: Patricia Sanders, University of North Alabama
Panelists: Chandra Clark, University of Alabama
Kim Fox, American University, Cairo, Egypt

Monday April 16, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm PDT
Conference Room 2

1:15pm PDT

Studies in Radio & Audio Media: Past, Present & Future

This panel celebrates radio’s power to reinvent itself, past, present, and future. Michael Adams profiles the visionary, Hugo Gernsback Father of Science Fiction and publisher of the first radio magazine, who accurately predicted the evolution of radio. David Dzikowski investigates the symbolic relationship between music and rhetoric. He presents a critical analysis of the music in “A Prairie Home Companion” and uncovers the construction of an ideal listener who embraces contradictory worldviews. Michael Brown, former editor of JORAM, and co-presenter Cindy Price, interviewed radio managers from regional networks and report on how they are responding to the economics and technologies of new media. Finally, Corley Dennison, Dean of Marshall’s School of Journalism, looks to the future. He asks the question, is there a niche for radio in the new digital media world? This is an excellent panel for media educators who involve students in the discussion of radio in their basic classes.

Monday April 16, 2012 1:15pm - 2:30pm PDT
Pavilion 10

2:45pm PDT

Always Get It in Writing: Production Agreements for Today's Media World
The media world has changed. Have your production agreements also changed? What production agreements do you need today? What types of agreements might you need tomorrow? This panel, composed of three attorneys with experience in media, entertainment and intellectual property law will answers these plus other critical production legal questions. Moderator: Vinay Shrivastava, San Francisco State University
Panelists: Miriam Smith, San Francisco State; Stewart Kellar, working professional; John Da Corsi, working professional

Monday April 16, 2012 2:45pm - 4:00pm PDT
Conference Room 2
Tuesday, April 17

9:15am PDT

Public Broadcasting: At the Tipping Point?

As the federal government struggles with ballooning deficits and the debt ceiling, the U.S. public broadcasting system faces its most significant challenge in decades. This panel examines historical and contemporary issues that have led up to the current situation, and discusses the possibilities for the future of public broadcasting in America.
Moderator: Alan Stavitsky, University of Nevada
Panelists: Michael Huntsberger, Linfield College; Building Public Broadcasting: The Rise and Fall of the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program
Glenda Balas, University of New Mexico; Tipping Point or Glide Path? An Examination of Threat, Risk, and Institutional Change in Public Television
Robert Avery, University of Utah; Public Media at the Crossroads: Strategies for Making It Through the Light
John Armstrong, Furman University; I’m Not Dead Yet: Public Broadcasting Meets the Tea Party in South Carolina

Tuesday April 17, 2012 9:15am - 10:30am PDT
Pavilion 3

9:15am PDT

Is the Tipping Point Coming for College Radio

This panel will examine the recent sales by colleges and universities of student broadcast outlets. Given the austere financial outlook for academic budgets across the nation are we seeing a tipping point that could escalate as cash deprived administrations see their NCE radio license as a liquid asset rather than a vibrant student retention and co-curricular asset to campus life? The panel will address concerns for the future of college radio and ways to potentially forestall administrators from perceiving their license as a way to fund other initiatives for their campus.
Moderator: Michael Taylor, Valdosta State University
Panelists: Angela Criscoe, Georgia College and State University; Tip Your Staff Into the Community and Tip the Community Into Your Staff
Stephen Merrill, Bowling Green State University; Tipping Your Station Fully Into the Campus Community
Randall Davidson & Christy Brazee of University of Wisconsin Oshkosh; Process Mapping to a Tipping Point: Enhancing College Radio Station Underwriting Through an Action Learning Project

Tuesday April 17, 2012 9:15am - 10:30am PDT
Pavilion 11

2:45pm PDT

Demoncratizing Audio Media

This panel comprised of both industry professionals and educators will examine the contemporary recording and audio industries, specifically addressing how digital technologies and social networking are affecting consumption patterns, audience expectations, revenues and employer expectations. Industry representatives will also discuss essential skill sets and competencies for students to succeed in the field. Moderator: Rick Shriver, Ohio University @ Zanesville
Panelists: Andy Lerner, Rocket Surgery
Rick Belt, Electro-Voice Microphones
Martin Dombey, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems
Eddie Ashworth, Ohio University

Tuesday April 17, 2012 2:45pm - 4:00pm PDT
Pavilion 11

4:15pm PDT

Documents vs. Documentaries


Must documentaries present a social analysis ? Is this analysis external to the documents used for the work ? We producers and teachers start with documents. Do such documents themselves include embedded social codes; or do they become material for documentaries when the prodcer adds her experience and her own analysis? This is a praxis-based analysis of the way documents are used by documentarians, refracted from the perspectives of a graduate student, a TV reporter/producer, and a broadcast professor.
Moderator: David Dunaway, San Francisco State University & University of New Mexico
Panelists: David Dunaway, San Francisco State University & University of New Mexico;
Documents and Their Use in Documentary
Greg Luft, Colorado State University; Documents from A Reporter's POV
Julia Bernstein, San Francisco State University; Documents and Documentarists
Respondent: Grace Provenzano, San Francisco State University

Tuesday April 17, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm PDT
Pavilion 10
Wednesday, April 18

9:00am PDT

Accessibility is the Tipping Point: Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities for Student-run Internet Radio Stations
The increased availability of technology such as integrated wireless broadband means the potential for Internet radio stations to reach a wider audience. But what does it mean for student-run stations? This panel examines the challenges and opportunities facing student-run Internet stations as their programming becomes more accessible. Topics to be discussed include programming innovations, technological challenges, curricular and budgetary issues and more. Moderator: Andrew Clark, University of Texas - Arlington
Panelists: Lance Liguez, University of Texas at Arlington; Faculty Advisor UTA Radio.com
Tom Ingram, University of Texas at Arlington
Bradford Yates, University of West Georgia; Chris Adamson, University of West Georgia; Shawn Isaacs, University of West Georgia, Not an Afterthought Anymore: Internet Radio is Mainstream and Serving the Campus Community Fervently

Wednesday April 18, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am PDT
Conference Room 5