radioinfo’s Wayne Stamm is headed to the 2022 NAB Show

The 2022 NAB Show begins this weekend in Las Vegas, and after waiting for two years I will be getting back on board a plane to take the 18-hour journey back to the states to attend for the 15th time.

Apart from the biggest showcase of new equipment and software, the NAB Show has continued to improve the quality of workshops offered for radio, and now of course podcasting and all audio.

One of my favourite sessions has been the Small Medium Market ideas swap where stations have traded ideas on things like inexpensive playout software, inexpensive consoles, tips on how to save electricity, where to buy the cheapest paper for printing, how to lease out space on your transmission tower, the best way to run concerts, as well as ideas for sales promotions and staffing levels.

This year this session will be much bigger than before and worth attending if you are involved in running a small station, commercial or community.

This year there are three consecutive sessions revolving around technology, cars and radio with Fred and Paul Jacobs of Jacobs Media hosting A GPS Session For Your Station’s Car Radio Strategy and Joe D’Angelo from Xperi showcasing his company’s in-dash platform, AutoStage.

Steve Newberry and Suzy Schultz of Quu will present some of their company’s research about what consumers want to see from the metadata radio broadcasters integrate into their real-time dashboard displays.

Buzz Knight will lead Insights From The Futurists,  a discussion about what’s new and what’s next, featuring industry analyst Ben Arnold from the NPD Group, Radioline‘s Xavier Filliol, the NAB’s John Clark, and one of the most respected auto/tech experts around, Connected Travel CEO, Bryan Biniak.

All of this on Sunday, with the official start to this year’s NAB Show on Monday morning, and I will be there for the week, trying to cover as much as possible, but right now, I need to finish packing and head down the coast to Sydney to catch the flight out.

Apart from a packed schedule, I am really looking forward to catching up with friends I haven’t seen for the past couple of years.

Look for my reports beginning Sunday (or Monday Aust time), and if you are headed over, I hope to see you there.








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