Thursday, August 11, 2011

CRB Releases Attendance Figures for CRS-39/New Agenda Committee Chair Named

CRB Releases Attendance Figures for CRS-39/New Agenda Committee Chair Named

CRB Releases 2008-2009 Agenda Committee.This years total attendance figure was 2,607, including 1,893 full registrants (including exhibitors, panelists and sponsors) and 714 participant registrants. Participant registrants attend as part of the event, but do not register for the full seminar. Those related events include the Thursday Music Industry Town Meeting and the Friday Radio Sales Day.

This represents a 9% decrease over last year when the combined total was 2,865.

According to CRB Treasurer, Jeff Walker of AristoMedia, "While attendance was down this year, the actual ratio of radio to music industry attendees remained almost identical to last year. Single panel registration was flat over the past two years. Given the fact that travel costs continue to rise and that uncertainty about the economy is widespread we anticipated a small decline in attendance going into the event. Given the fact that we held the early bird registration rate at the same level as last year and provided almost an additional half day of activities, we feel very positive about the continued value of the event for our registrants."

Country Radio Broadcasters' President Becky Brenner further noted, "Response to this year's seminar was extremely positive from our attendees with many high points. We achieved a great balance between education and entertainment and are already looking forward to celebrating our 40th anniversary next year in a big way."

In Board and Agenda news, re-elected as officers are Becky Brenner (KMPS Seattle) President; Bill Mayne Vice President; Carole Bowen (WKIS Miami) Secretary and Jeff Walker (AristoMedia/Marco Promotions) Treasurer.

Bob Moody, VP Programming of Regents Communications, was newly elected to the Board.

Keith Kaufman (WSIX Nashville) was named Agenda Chair for the upcoming year and Bob Reeves (Warner Bros. Nashville) was named Agenda Vice-Chair.

CRS-40 will be March 4-6, 2009 at the Nashville Convention Center, Nashville, TN.

For further information on CRS-39 and the Country Radio Broadcasters can be obtained by visiting

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