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Leaf IBS Fall Coast-to-Coast Conferences

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

Below are 2015 IBS Coast-to-Coast Conferences

October 10, 2015, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

October 17, 2015, Columbia College Chicago, IL

November 7, 2015, IBS East Coast Conference at Simmons College, FENWAY/Boston, MA

November 14, 2015, IBS West Coast Conference at University of Redlands, CA (Los Angeles area)

IBS will be announcing Fall 2016 conferences in Atlanta, GA, and San Francisco, CA, dates and details to follow.

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 West Coast (North) Radio/Webcast Conference
KBVR-FM, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR - 2015!

This event is sponsored by: KBVR-FM, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331

Address for GPS driving: (Closest major airport is Portland, OR (PDX) (Portland is an hour driving north)

Orange Media Network
Oregon State University
480 Student Experience Center
2251 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, Oregon 97331


  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM CDT, Saturday, October 10, 2015

Location, Registration, and Schedule

KBVR-FM, Oregon State University, 112 Memorial Union, Corvallis, OR 97331

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

Online Registration (click here) Use American Express, VISA, MasterCard or Discover credit cards.

IBS Fall Conference(s) Registration Form (PDF Download)

Latest 2015 Program for planning (click here)

Schedule and Promotional Materials

Hotels (Local to Corvallis, Oregon 97331)

Best Western
Grand Manor Inn & Suites
925 NW Garfield Avenue
Corvallis Oregon 97330

Corvallis Comfort Suites
1730 Northwest 9th Street
Corvallis Oregon 97330

Days Inn
1113 North West 9th Street
Corvallis Oregon 97330

Holiday Inn Express on the River
781 NE 2nd Street
Corvallis Oregon 97330

Hilton Garden Inn
2500 SW Western Boulevard
Corvallis OR 97331

IBS Columbia College Chicago Radio/Webcast Conference
Midwest Regional High School and College Radio Conference
Chicago, IL - 2015!

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


  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM CDT, Saturday, October 17, 2015

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):

Online Registration (click here) Use American Express, VISA, MasterCard or Discover credit cards.

IBS Fall Conference(s) Registration Form (PDF Download)

Latest 2014 Program for 2015 planning (click here)

2014 Conference Program for 2015 planning:

The 2014 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!

2014 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 and Hostels next to, or near, Columbia College Chicago

Congress Plaza Hotel(Approximately $169 on the park) 520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60605, United States of America, ‏‎855-234-2744

Hostelling International Chicago (Approximately $30 per night for dormitory bunk beds with shared bathroom, breakfast included) 24 East Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL, 60605, United States of America, ‏‎800-491-6126

IBS/Simmons College Radio/Webcasting Conference
Boston, MA

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


  • Saturday, November 7, 2015

Location, Registration, and Schedule

  • Simmons College
    2 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA


Schedule and Promotional Materials

The 2014 conference featured speakers/panelists for 2015 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!)

There are two competing Holiday Inns offering IBS or Colleges of Fenway (Simmons College) special rates.

The less expensive hotel about 9.4 miles from Simmons College is:
Holiday Inn Dedham/Boston, 55 Ariadne Road , Dedham, MA 02026. (I-95)
IBS rate per night (click here) is $119 plus tax per night to register call Stefanie S. LeBrun 781.407.2271

The closer hotel, about 1.2 miles from Simmons College is:
Holiday Inn Brookline/Boston, 1200 Beacon Street , Brookline, MA 02446. (I-95)
The rate per night for this hotel is currently $187 plus tax per night (to register click here).


IBS West Coast School/College Radio/Webcast Conference
Redlands, CA, near Los Angeles, CA

This event is hosted by University of Redlands, Redlands, CA


  • Saturday, November 14, 2015



Schedule and Promotional Materials

Please feel free to offer additional session ideas, or offer to contact/provide speakers/panelists:

    • Here is a preliminary draft of panels we will offer at the conference:

      The Role of Women in Industry
      Q & A Session

      Women have risen to prominence in Media in recent years. This panel discusses why it is such a challenge to manage a career in media for women in the world today.

      Making the Call
      Music Placement in TV, Film, and Ads

      Getting your music on a television or in a film is a key element to success for artists and bands pursuing careers in music today. This panel will discuss how to get your music heard and seen on television, in film, and how to make partnerships with surrounding companies.

      FCC Regulations and Copyright Rules
      Q & A Session

      Fritz Kass will share his vast radio experience on royalties and FCC licensing, and the recent court case ruling in favor of IBS.

      Monetizing Your Talent
      Your Talent & Your Career

      This panel, featuring several radio, television, and film personalities, will discuss ways to use your unique talents in pursuing a career in one of the many facets of broadcasting.

      “The Journey and The Destination” (PART 1)
      DIY Career

      This panel will look at how musicians in the 'underground' scene (Flying Lotus, Madlib) and/or acts signed to Indie labels (Mumford and Sons, Arcade Fire) develop grassroot followings to engage a consumer. This panel also looks at the role of major labels in the music industry today.

      “Like @ First Site”
      Building Your Station’s Image On and Off Campus

      Find ways to build and promote one's radio station through campaigns that raise awareness for the 'causes' your station is involved with. Community support is examined in light of modern means of communication through social networks like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr; or; traditional ways of raising money and awareness via events that encourage volunteer involvement.

      “The Journey and The Destination” (PART 2)
      DIY Career
      This panels will explore ways to engage industry professionals (lawyers, managers, agents, and record executives) to advance your career.

      Radio Careers, Education & Show Production
      Q & A Session

      Find out how to parlay your academic pursuits and practical experience into a job in the Radio Industry. Talk to a professional who integrates radio station operations and academic curriculum goals into a comprehensive program.

      “On the Radio”
      Getting Your Music On the Radio

      Talk with recording industry professionals, recording artists and radio programmers about the relationship between the artists, record labels and radio industry. This is a rare opportunity to speak with people involved in every aspect of the music industry and get a better understanding of what it takes to make it to the top of the charts.

      “From Grassroots to Syndication”
      Creating Your Radio Station

      Create a radio station that flourishes in your community that involves much more than what happens behind the microphone. Our expert panel will share their vast radio experience on the basics of show planning, structure, program logs, music clocks and informational programming, rules on obscenity and indecency, and some valuable handy hints to enhance on-air performance.

      Hotels near the University of Redlands (

      Using commercial hotel sites IBS recommends: Motel 6 - Redlands #4684 3 miles from the University of Redlands:

      The least expensive hotel is about 2.5 miles from University of Redlands is:
      Motel 6: 1120 W Colton Ave, Redlands, CA, 92374
      Approximate rate is $55 plus tax per night rate (click here) reservations: 800-466-8356 (local: 909-793-2001)