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Thursday, September 18 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Call Day Etiquette

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A radio programmer receives hundreds of CDs each week and has limited time to listen. How do you get your music heard and subsequently PLAYED on his or her station? This annual favorite, The Call Day Etiquette panel, will show you the ins and outs, dos and don’ts of Radio Call Days. Featuring the best of the best of Americana radio promoters and programmers, you will hear actual calls and learn the secrets of success to get YOUR record on the TOP of the listening pile.


Jenni Finlay

Jenni Finlay Productions
JENNI FINLAY effortlessly shapes iconic careers. After all, her singular roster – legendary songwriters James McMurtry, Jon Dee Graham and Slaid Cleaves as well as rising stars Caitlin Rose and Lucero – consistently climbs charts. The longtime radio promoter recently expanded into artist management. Graham and McMurtry immediately signed on as her first two management clients. “There wouldn’t be much of a James McMurtry... Read More →


Nancy Foster

Americana Music Programmer, GotRadio.com
NANCY FOSTER programs the Americana Channel on the web-casting Network GotRadio. com – streaming 48 diverse Channels 24/7 – and collaborates Folk and Bluegrass programming as well. With over 25 years of experience in radio, Nancy began programming music at WKHX in Atlanta, moving to Nashville in 1991 as MD of Rockin’ Country 102.9. At WMLB in Cumming, GA, Nancy was named Gavin Americana Commercial APD/MD. She resides in Nashville and... Read More →

Al Moss

Americana Music Association
AL MOSS has promoted music for over 38 years. He’s worked for both major and independent, promoted to most radio formats at one time or another and worked on his own for the past 26 years. Moss has specialized in Americana music for the past 17 years. Gavin Magazine honored him as the “Americana Independent Promoter of the Year for 1999.” He is one of the founders of, and continues to serve on the Board of Directors of the... Read More →

Jason Samuel

General Manager / Program Director, WGCS
JASON SAMUEL A 25-year industry veteran, Jason Samuel is GM/PD of Americana formatted, WGCS-FM (South Bend, IN). The station has been named “Best College Station in the Nation” twice. Samuel is also an assistant professor of communication at Goshen College where he teaches courses in Broadcasting. He has a Master’s degree from Purdue University with research on the effects of digital audio on the music industry, social media... Read More →

Joe Swank

Bloodshot Records
JOE SWANK lives in Chicago and has been the radio promotion and regional tour press person at Bloodshot Records since 2008. Previously, he did radio promotions at Yep Roc Records in North Carolina for over half a decade, as well as stints working in returns, retail sales, marketing and promotions. Schooled in recording engineering & production, Swank has over 20 years experience as on-air talent and management in radio, as well as lengthy... Read More →

Bill Wence

Bill Wence Productions
BILL WENCE runs his own worldwide and national radio promotion company, celebrating over a quarter century in business. He’s worked with Jerry Jeff Walker, Mary Gauthier, Tom T. Hall, Jonell Mosser, Wanda Jackson, Johnny Rivers and others. Memberships include founding member of Americana Music Association, Folk Alliance, NARAS, ASCAP, IBMA, BBB, CMA, ACM & AFM #257. (Friday 2:00 PM)

Thursday September 18, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hillsboro - Hutton Hotel 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

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