| Oct 26, 2009 |
Popular Focus Group Panel to Return at CRS 41
Consumers Reveal Candid Thoughts on Country Radio and Music Industry in Live Panel
Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® has announced the return of its popular consumer focus group panel as part of the revitalized CRS agenda at Country Radio Seminar® 41, to be held Feb. 24-26, 2010.
“Normal People: From the Mouths of the Consumer,” will be held Friday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. CST. The live focus group provides a candid glimpse into the minds and opinions of the Country music consumer, from teenage high school students to career-oriented professionals.
“Sometimes it just makes sense to step back and ask the people that listen to the music and buy the records exactly what’s on their mind,” says panel moderator and WUBL MD Lance Houston. “At the same time, maybe some of the panelists aren’t buying the records and aren’t listening to the radio, and we want to know why that is, too.”
Panelists will represent a generous cross-section of regional Country radio markets of varying sizes. This marks the first time a live focus group has been held at Country Radio Seminar since CRS 35.
“It’s been several years since we’ve had a focus group at CRS, and keeping in the spirit of our agenda facelift, we thought this panel would really add some value to the Country Radio Seminar experience. I expect this to be one of the highlights of CRS 41,” adds CRS Agenda Chairman John Paul.
Country Radio Seminar 41 is loaded with superstar performers, expert speakers, educational panels and several returning events that have not been featured in recent years. As previously announced, Taylor Swift will perform at the popular Music City Jam™ (sponsored by the Academy of Country Music), financial authority Dave Ramsey will deliver the Keynote Address, while panelists such as Bob Rosner provide valuable information that attendees can immediately put to use in the workplace. A more streamlined CRS agenda also makes it easier to attend more of the panels offered at the seminar.
The early bird rate of $499 for CRS 41 expires this week on Oct. 30.
Early bird and installment plan registration for CRS 41 is currently available online at www.CRB.org or by contacting the Country Radio Broadcasters at 615-327-4487. Follow CRS 41 on Facebook, or on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/OfficialCRS.
The Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. ® is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization founded in 1969 to bring radio broadcasters from around the world together with the Country Music Industry to ensure vitality and promote growth in the Country Radio format. More information may be obtained at: www.CRB.org or at the CRB office at 615-327-4487.
The Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas in the country music industry. Country Radio Seminar is a registered trademark of Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.