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$45 per person registration including lunch! The IBS investment in YOU for these conferences is paid for by the IBS Foundation!

Below are 2014 IBS Coast-to-Coast Conferences

September 27, 2014, Columbia College Chicago, IL

November 15, 2014, IBS East Coast Conference at Simmons College, FENWAY/Boston, MA

December 6, 2014, IBS West Coast Conference at AER/CHAMPS, Los Angeles, CA

IBS will be announcing Fall 2014 conferences in Atlanta, GA, and San Francisco, CA, dates and details to follow.


Below are 2013 IBS Coast-to-Coast Conferences for 2014 planning.

September 28, 2013, Chicago, IL (A Fabulous Success - Thanks to the Radio Department of Columbia College Chicago and the hundreds of Faculty and Students that attended from IBS Members Coast-To-Coast)

November 16, 2013, Boston, MA(An Outstanding Success (50% increase in attendence from 2012) - Thanks to Simmons College and the hundreds of Faculty and Students that attended from IBS Member Coast-To-Coast)

December 7, 2013, West Coast Conference - Los Angeles, CA
IBS/Champs Radio/Webcasting Conference

Chicago and Boston Conferences are held at accredited colleges for broadcasting and media.

Sessions often include Broadcasting Faculty and leading broadcasting text book authors.



IBS Columbia College Chicago Radio/Webcast Conference
Midwest Regional High School and College Radio Conference
Chicago, IL

This event is sponsored by: Radio Department, Columbia College Chicago


  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM CDT, September 27, 2014

Location, Registration, and Schedule

Columbia College Chicago, 33 East Congress, Room C33, Chicago, IL 60605

To register (includes FREE lunch and morning beverages. donuts/bagels): (TBD)

September 28, 2013 Program for 2014 planning (click here)

2013 Conference Program for 2014 planning:

The 2013 Keynote and featured conference speakers (This is best group of experts ever made available to YOU!):

    • Terri Hemmert, On-Air Personality, WXRT 93.1 FM Chicago
    • Leon Rogers and Tony Sculfield, Morning Show Hosts on WGCI 107.5 FM, Chicago!
    • John Gehron, Chief Operating Officer,!
    • AJ & Pat Clark, Morning Hosts on WYTE 106.5 FM, Wausau, WI!
    • MOJO, Morning Show Host, WKQI 95.5 FM, Detroit, MI!
    • Showbiz Shelly, Morning Show Host on WBBM 96.3 FM, Chicago!
    • Dawn Avello, On-Air Talenton WRXQ 100,7 FM, Chicago!
    • Don Black, Program Director, WQHH 96.5 FM, Lansing, MI!
    • Lee Dickman, CBS Radio, Boston, MA!
    • Nicole Ondracka, MAccount Executive, WBBM 96.3, Chicago!
    • Jordan Bernfield, Anchor/Reporter, WGN 720 AM, Chicago!
    • Ray Flores, Anchor/Reporter, ESPN 1000 AM, Chicago!
    • John Gregory, Anchor/Reporter, Illinois Radio Network, Chicago!
    • Nick Astro and Kidd Legit, Hit Hop Recording Artists, Chicago, will preform LIVE!
    • Abe Kanan, Abe Kanan - Host - Sirius/XM Radio!
    • DJ A-OH, Assistant Program Directo, WGCI 107.5 FM, Chicago!
    • Nikki, On-Air Host, WBBM 96.3 FM, Chicago!
    • Joe Soto, On_air Host, WVAZ 102.7 FM, Chicago!
    • Brandon Paul Eells, Voice-Over Artist, Naked Voices, Chicago!
    • Jeff Frieders, Brand Manager, WHBZ 106.5 FM, Sheboygan, MI!
    • Marty Headrick, Morning Show Host, WTNR 94.5 FM, Grand Rapids, MI!
    • Julie Koehrer, Assistant Music Director, WBMB 101.5 FM, Greencastle, PA!
    • Paul Kamp, VP Backbone - IBS Student Radio Network!
    • Rick O'Dell, CEO Smooth Jazz, Chicago!
    • Matt Donahue, Programming Assistant, WLS 94.7 FM, Chicago!
    • John Gaskil, Production Director, Special Event Management, Chicago!
    • Rob Getz, Promotions Directors, KSMA 98.7 FM, Mason City, IA!
    • Mark McGill, Afternoon Host, WHPY 94.5 FM, Nashville, TN!
    • Finnigan, Evening Host, WTMX 101.9 FM, Chicago, IL!
    • Drew Walker, Afternoon Host, WUSN 99.5 FM, Chicago!
    • Keith Erquhart, Production Director, Clear Channel Communications, Chicago, IL!
    • Brian Hlavaceks, General Manager, Afternoon Host, WHPY 94.5 FM, Nashville, TN
    • Tom Taylorson, Voice-Over Artist,Grossman & Jack, Chicago, IL!
    • Jennifer Keiper, Midwest Correspondent, Fox News Radio!
    • Mike Michonskis, Director of Operations, Total Traffic Network!
    • DJ Zebo, DJ Mixer/Co-Founder, Hot Dogs Records, Chicago, IL!

2013 IBS Member Speakers, Faculty Advisors, Panelists, from across the USA (if you want to be on a panel please let us know):

  1. Jeff Hall, General Manager, WCSK-FM, Dobyns-Bennett High School, Kinsport, TN!
  2. Len Mailloux, General Manager/Faculty, Simmons College Radio, Boston, MA!
  3. Chris Thomas, General Manager, WLTL-FM, Lyons Township High School, LaGrange, IL!
  4. Dan Shearer, Music Director, WLTL-FM, Lyons Township High School, LaGrange, IL!
  5. Justin Martin, General Manager, WUSM-FM, University of Southern Mississippi, MS!
  6. Courtney Ingle, Operations Manager, WUSM-FM, University of Southern Mississippi, MS!

The conference also features:

    • How to Find and Secure a Radio Job in ANY market!
    • Creating a Career Path That is right for YOU!
    • Voice Over - training and tips to enter the Voiceover Biz!
    • Making a Difference at Your High School or College Station!
    • Sports Reporting for the New Millennium!
    • Generating and Keeping a Buzz in a Digital Era (Social Networking)
    • Latest on IBS Member Webcast Copyright Rates
    • Seminars on everything you want/need to know about radio, such as:
      • "Starting a Radio Station" (FCC FM Low Power FM license (LPFM)
      • "Marketing and the Internet: How to Use New Technology "
      • "Tips and Tricks for Getting Into the Voiceover Biz "
      • And more!
    • The presentation of the IBS and Columbia College Chicago AWARDS!

Check back for new announcements about the exciting and informative speakers who will be at the 2014 conference!

Hotels (IBS Room Rate Available!)

Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago (Downtown Chicago across the street from Columbia College)(65 East Harrison Street, (Wabash & Harrison - The LOOP), Chicago, IL 60605)

Parking across the street
from the Travelodge Hotel! 

Special IBS 2014 Room Block
$124 + tax for Single/Double
Two twin beds or King (your choice)
Confirmation Code: CGIB14

To register contact Darren Andrews,Group Coordinator
Email: (Or Call/FAX):

Telephone: 312-376-1481
FAX: 312-435-0417
Office Hours:
Monday Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

IBS/Simmons College Radio/Webcasting Conference
Boston, MA

This even is hosted by Simmons College at FENWAY Radio/Webcast Conference.


  • November 15, 2014

Location, Registration, and Schedule

  • Simmons College
    2 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA


  • To register (includes FREE lunch and morning beverages. donuts/bagels): (TBD)

Schedule and Promotional Materials

The 2013 conference featured speakers/panelists for 2014 planning included:

    • Allen Myers (Formally of the FCC Staff). This is Allen's 40th year of attending
      IBS Conferences and Conventions keeping IBS Members informed on FCC matters.
    • Craig Schwalb – WPRO – Providence
    • Mark Wood – Executive Producer – TTN-HD Productions
    • Holland Cook – national radio programmer/consultant and contributor to “Talkers” magazine
    • CBS Boston
    • Greater Media Boston
    • Walter McDonough – founder of the FMC: Future of Music Coalition
    • Station Manager Roundtable Forum
    • Start Your Own
    • Live Music at Lunch with Peter Mancini
    • Record Label
    • Women in Media

Check back for new announcements about the exciting and informative speakers who will be at the 2014 conference!

Hotels (IBS Room Rate Available!)

Below is listed the IBS 2013 Hotel and 2013 rates for 2014 budget planning:

The Conference Hotel is Holiday Inn, Brookline, MA (I-95)
The IBS Conference special room rate is $169 + tax per night for a double or single room.
Mention IBS when making your reservations to get this low rate.

To make reservations call: 1-617-277-1200 (direct)
Or Holiday Inn Worldwide 1-800-448-2296
Ask for Holiday Inn Brookline, MA and Group: IBS

Local reservation telephone is: (617) 277-1200

Holiday Inn Brookline
1200 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446



IBS/Champs Radio/Webcasting Conference
Los Angeles, CA

This event is hosted by CHAMPS Charter High School of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA.


  • December 7, 2013


  • Champs Charter High School Phoenix Building
    6842 Van Nuys Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA, 91405