Conference Planning Guide:

Session Information and Presenters

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The 73rd Annual IBS Conference



February 2013


Welcome to the first ever IBS Conference Planning Guide!  Included in this guide for your reference and planning purposes is a list of all of the upcoming conference sessions for the 73rd Annual IBS Conference.  This years conference will be held at the Hotel Pennsylvania, located right across the street from Madison Square Garden in the heart of New York City.    IBS Room Block rooms are available ($119+taxdouble) at 1-800-223-8585.


Sessions will begin on Friday, March 1 at 12:30pm and registration will open that same day at 11am on the 6th floor of the hotel.  Panels and sessions will continue through 6:30pm on Friday night and will begin again on Saturday, March 2 at 9:30am.


In this guide you will find not only the titles of the great sessions we have planned for you but also a list of who will be presenting at each one and a brief description of what you can expect to hear at each session.


We sincerely hope you are able to join us in New York for our conference.  If you havent already done so please register today by calling 845-565-0003 or going online to our website 


To make reservations at the Hotel Penn you will need to contact them directly by calling toll-free 1-800-223-8585.  Be sure to call to get the special discounted IBS rate.  This rate is not available when you book on their website (and of course be sure to mention IBS 2013).


If you have any questions about our conference, its schedule or planning your trip to New York please do not hesitate to contact me at 708-482-9585 or via email at


I look forward to seeing you in March!



Chris Thomas

IBS President


Bronson and Christine


Morning Hosts, 106.7 Lite FM, New York, NY


       An Audience with Bronson and Christine


Alan Peterson

Assistant Chief Engineer & Production Director, American Urban Radio Networks, Washington DC


       Software Solutions for Production Directors

       Video in the Radio Studio

       Run your Entire Station with Free Software



Allen Myers

IBS VP for FCC Licensing & Regulatory Matters, Retired from FCC after 38 years, Washington DC


       FCC License Renewals

       LPFM Filing Windows:  How you can apply for a new station

       FCC Q&A



Rob Quicke

Assistant Professor & General Manager of WPSC 88.7FM, William Patterson University, Wayne, NJ


       Salute to College Radio Day

       Salute to High School Radio Day



E. Michael Harrington

Composer, Musician, Consultant and Professor at the Berklee College of Music


       Social Media and Your Station

       The Future of Music




Dan Kelly

Creative Service Director, 95.5 WPLJ-New York


       Creating Killer Production


Dan Braverman

President, Radio Systems, Logan, NJ


       Starting a Legal, Unlicensed AM station on your campus

Dolores Norton

Vice-President for Membership, Radio Advertising Bureau, New York, NY


       Social Media and Your Station

       Radio Broadcast Sales & Radio Advertising Bureau



Nekia Seymore

Producer, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, New York, NY


       Making the Transition from College to the Working World

       Producing Great Radio



John Madormo

Published Childrens Author, Screenwriter and Professor, North Central College, Naperville, IL


       Getting into Screenwriting: Tips and Tricks

       News and College Radio: Does it have a place at your station

       Programming Your College Station

       Media Law and Ethics



Scott Vyverman

Adviser, Radio DePaul, DePaul University, Chicago, IL


       Building and Leading a Successful Team


David Fabilli

Professor of Broadcasting  Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA


       Academic Planning for Media Careers

       The Role of Faculty Advisers

       Radio Announcers Workshop



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Jennifer Waltersdorf-Brown

Writer, CBS Radio News, New York, NY


       News Gathering/Writing Tips and Tricks

       News and College Radio: Does it have a place at your station






Jason Samuels

General Manager, WGCS-FM at Goshen College, Goshen, IN


       Creating and Hosting a Morning Show on Your Station (with Kelsey MorrisGoshens Morning Host)



Chet LaPrice

Operation Manager, WERG-FM at  Gannon University, Erie, PA


       Underwriting:  How to Get it, How to Run It, and How to Legally Say It

       Programming Your College Station:  How It Compares to Commercial Radio



Fritz Kass

Chief Operating Officer, IBS, New Windsor, NY


       Music Royalties and YOUR station

       Copyrights, Licensing and Rate Terms

       Pending Legislation in Washington DC:  How it will effect Your station



Tom Gibson

IBS Board Member and Communications Professor, York College of Pennsylvania, York PA


       Equipment Purchasing Decisions for Your Station



Chris Thomas

IBS President and General Manager, WLTL Radio, LaGrange, IL

       High School Radio Workshop

       IBS Awards and the Benefits to Your Station

       Fundraising and Marathon Programming



Len Mailoux

IBS Chairman and Professor, Simmons College, Boston, MA

       Building Your Own Brand

       Your Station in an Academic Setting

       Management Bootcamp

       College Radio Idea Exchange

       Creativity Workshop



Chuck Platt

IBS Board Member, Genesee Community College, Batavia, NY


       Engineering for Non-Engineers

       Community College Radio Station Workshop



Sarah Dulaney

Web Developer and SEO Marketing Specialist, Boston MA


       Web Design and Your Station

       Marketing Online without a Budget



Rob Herklotz

Faculty Adviser/General Manager, WKRB 90.3 FM, Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY


       Staff Building, Training and Recruitment



John Murphy

IBS Board Member and Professor, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT


       Working with Other Student Media Organization

       Fundraising, Underwriting and Grants for Your Station

       How to Improve Your Station Finances

       Your Station and the Community:  Working with local businesses and community groups


Deb Carlson

Graduate Student, Gannon University, Erie, PA


       Underwriting:  How to Get it, How to Run It, and How to Legally Say It



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And more sessions are being added everyday!  Dont wait, register now!