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Featured Keynote: Caroline Beasley Will Open the 2018 Great Lakes Media Show

Caroline Beasley

Regularly recognized as one of the “Most Influential Women in Radio” and executive member of the National Association of Broadcasters board of directors, the MAB is excited to introduce Caroline Beasley as its featured keynote presenter to open the 2018 Great Lakes Media Show.

Caroline Beasley serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc, based in Naples, Fla. She has played a major role in shaping the company founded in 1961 by her father, Chairman George G. Beasley.

The Great Lakes Media Show will take place March 6 and 7 at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing. Learn more at GreatLakesMediaShow.com 

Ms. Beasley was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. on January 1, 2017, previously serving as interim Chief Executive Officer from March 18, 2016 until December 31, 2016 and as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary beginning in 1994.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors of BMI. In addition, Ms. Beasley is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), and previously served on the Radio Executive Committee of the NAB Board of Directors. She is a past Chairman of the NAB Radio Board, and was elected to serve once again as Radio Board Chair in January 2017.

In 2017, she was honored by Radio Ink magazine as “Radio Executive of the Year.” Ms. Beasley was named one of the “40 Most Powerful People in Radio” in 2011, 2012 and 2016. In addition, she has been recognized in the magazine’s “Most Influential Women in Radio” listing on an annual basis since 2003.

Ms. Beasley received the 2016 “Distinguished Service Award” from the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters and was the 2012 recipient of the “Frances Preston Trailblazer Award” from the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group (MIW), a national organization dedicated to promoting the advancement of women to senior positions in the radio industry.

Ms. Beasley is a member of the Board of Visitors at her alma mater, the University of North Carolina, where she earned a bachelor’s degree.

She will  be joined on stage by Fred Jacobs, President of Michigan’s Bingham Farms-based Jacobs Media Strategies. The keynote session will  focus on the future of the radio broadcast industry.

Larry Patrick,  Managing Partner of Patrick Communications, will  join in later in the session to bring a television perspective into the discussion.

What’s Next? Media Show Keynote Discussion Will Turn Eyes Toward Future

How will broadcasters adapt in the age of debated net neutrality, voice-based technologies, NextGenTV, autonomous cars, and the Digital Dashboard? Where are the best places for broadcasters to deploy financial and human resources in the years to come?

Three of the nation’s top broadcasting professionals will team up for an interactive panel discussion to prognosticate about the future of the industry and kickoff a day of dynamic breakout sessions at the  2018 Great Lakes Media Show.

Moderated by Jacobs Media’s Fred Jacobs, the Beasley Media Group’s Caroline Beasley and Patrick Communications’ Larry Patrick will discuss how innovations in technology will continue to transform every aspect of the broadcast industry over the next five years and beyond.

Register now to attend the 2018 Great Lakes Media Show and experience this important keynote discussion, “Innovating Into the Future, ” and many other great learning opportunities.

The Great Lakes Media Show, previously known at the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference & Expo (GLBC), is Michigan’s premier broadcast industry event. This successful, and expanding, convention connects talented and influential broadcasters, media company managers, journalists, sales executives, engineering professionals and state-of-the-art exhibits for invaluable networking and educational opportunities.

The 2018 Great Lakes Media Show will take place March 6 and 7 at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing. Learn more and register to participate at GreatLakesMediaShow.com

  • Caroline Beasley was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. on January 1, 2017, previously serving as interim Chief Executive,  Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary and other directing roles since she joined the Company in 1983. She currently serves as the Joint Board Chair of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Board of Directors and is a past Chairman of the NAB Radio Board. In addition, Ms. Beasley is a member of the BMI Board of Directors and the Broadcasters Foundation of America Board of Directors. In 2017, she was honored by Radio Ink magazine as “Radio Executive of the Year” and named one of the “40 Most Powerful People in Radio” in 2011, 2012, 2016 and 2017. In addition, she has been recognized in the magazine’s “Most Influential Women in Radio” listing on an annual basis since 2003.
  • Larry Patrick is Managing Partner of Patrick Communications, a Maryland-based media investment banking and brokerage firm with over $7.5 billion worth of deals to its credit.  The firm has sold more than 600 radio stations and 160 television stations. He also owns Legend Communications, a group of 22 small-market radio stations in Wyoming, as well as an interest in 14 major market television stations. Mr. Patrick has served as Chairman of the Board of ION Media Networks, a public company and operator of 60-full-power television stations across the country.  He also is a former Senior Vice President of the NAB.  He is on the boards of numerous other companies and charitable institutions.
  • Fred Jacobs is President of Michigan’s Bingham Farms-based Jacobs Media Strategies and  has emerged over the past two decades as one of radio’s leading visionaries. He founded Jacobs Media in 1983, when he had the notion that Album Rock could be fragmented by the creation of the Classic Rock format. Today, Classic Rock stands out as the most successful radio format in the last 20 years. Prior to launching the company, Mr. Jacobs spent the majority of his time designing and managing research projects as the Director of Research for the Radio and Publishing divisions for Frank N. Magid Associates, a leading research and consulting firm. Later, he became Director of Radio Research for the ABC-FM Owned and Operated Radio Stations. From there, he gravitated to the station side, becoming program director for legendary WRIF-FM in Detroit.

Show Your Support for Michigan’s Premiere Media Show

Sign up now to partner your brand with the 2018 Great Lakes Media Show, previously known as the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference & Expo (GLBC), presented by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB). This is your premier opportunity to engage influential leaders from across the broadcast industry.

The 2018 Great Lakes Media Show will take place March 6 and 7 at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing. Click here to learn about the many ways your business or organization can become one of our honored event sponsors.

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