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Friday, September 19 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
So Much Music, So Little Time!

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A panel of Americana PDs will discuss how they sift through the myriad of new releases each week to determine what goes on the air and what does not. Despite rumors of the demise of the record business, there are more new releases each week than ever before. During this panel programmers will share their tips with other programmers on how they get through those stacks of CDs. How do they balance the workload between programming the music and their other job responsibilities? What outside indicators do they use to determine their music choices: chart position, press buzz, Internet activity, record sales, record reps hyperbole, internal staff feedback, all or none of the above?


Gary Krantz

Founder & CEO, Krantz Media Group
GARY KRANTZ is the President/CEO of Krantz Media Group, LLC, a Media Company specializing in the broadcast, music, and digital media sectors. KMG provides new business development, advertising, content development, and investment services to clients such as Clear Channel/Premiere, Studio Center, TuneGenie Networks, MyDamnChannel and Allacess. com. KMG is also the parent company of KMG Networks, a multi-platform content syndication company, and... Read More →


Bill Bowker

Music Director, KRSH Radio
BILL BOWKER has been a mainstay on Sonoma County air waves since 1979. Bowker is involved with all aspects of the local music scene. His “Blues with Bowker” heard on Sunday nights on the KRUSH is one of the longest running blues shows in the country. He was named Best Media Personality: TV, Radio, Print for several years running in the Bohemian’s Readers Choice Poll. Bill is the Music Director on KRSH Radio, a roots based... Read More →

Amanda Eichstaedt

Station Manager/Executive Director and Music Director, KWMR
AMANDA EICHSTAEDT is the Station Manager/Executive Director and Music Director for KWMR, West Marin Community Radio in Point Reyes Station, CA. Prior to becoming a “high powered media executive,” she was an innkeeper, a transportation specialist and retail manager. These past careers, along with a Master’s in Organization Development, are handy while dealing with the general public and volunteer radio hosts. KWMR has a mixed... Read More →

Linda Fahey

Senior Director of Content, FolkAlley.com
LINDA FAHEY is in her 10th year as the Senior Director of Content for FolkAlley.com, the online folk, roots, and Americana music service produced by NPR-affiliat WKSU in Kent, OH. She programs the 24-7 hosted music stream, as well as the weekly 2-hour syndicated radio show; curates the website content, including: exclusive in-studio video sessions and interviews, live concert recordings, the blog, specialty streams, and more; and is the... Read More →

Jay Moberg

Program Director and Music Director, WUMB
JASON MOBERG is the Program Director and Music Director for WUMB in Boston. He started off his career spending 10 years in Commercial Radio at CBS’s WZLX Boston’s classic rock station. For the last six years Jay has made the transition to Public Radio. Jay oversees all Music and Programming decisions at WUMB and also serves as a fill in host when needed. When not inundated with radio Jay tries to “relax” by chasing his two... Read More →

Friday September 19, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 310 - Palmer Plaza 1801 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203