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NON-COMM Thursdays

NON-COMM Thursdays returned Thursday, November 19, 2020.

Since the pandemic in March, the music industry and radio worlds have changed significantly. Audience listening habits have changed. Musician’s connections with fans are direct and virtual.

Locked down, artists are following their creative hearts and are releasing more music than ever before, impacting the decisions of radio programmers.

The NON-COMM Thursdays webinar, hosted by WXPN/Philadelphia’s Dan Reed, featured radio a panel consisting of…

  • Mike Sauter – Station Manager, WYEP/Pittsburgh
  • Margot Chobanian – Assistant Program Director, The Colorado Sound/Ft. Collins
  • Russ Borriss – Music Director, WFUV/New York
  • Sarah Bradshaw – Music Coordinator, The Bridge/Kansas City
…and on the music industry side…
  • Jill Weindorf – General Manager/Concord Music Group
  • John Schoenberger – All Access
  • Jesse Barnett – Right Arm Resource
West Virginia native and Rounder Records recording artist Sierra Ferrell performed.

Catch up on a few sessions that you missed (below) — and feel free to reach out to dan@xpn.org if you have topic ideas for future meetings.

Watch Previous Sessions:

August 6, 2020: Combating racism, addressing social justice issues on air, and amplifying Black voices.

July 9, 2020: Independent Music Promotion Roundtable.

July 2, 2020: The NON-COMMversation with Jason Isbell. WXPN’s Dan Reed goes in-depth with Jason, who also performs.

June 25, 2020: WXPN’s Bruce Warren takes over the “Zoom Room” with a range of topics and a performance from Ben Arnold…

June 18, 2020: Paragon Media Strategies’ Mike Henry moderates a panel focused on the emerging “Urban Alternative” format, featuring Nikki Swarn/The Drop in Denver, Silvia Rivera/Vocalo in Chicago, Mike Mauzone/WNSB in Norfolk, and Jacquie Gales Webb, VP of Radio for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

June 11, 2020: “Taking the Temperature of the Music Industry” featuring David Macias/Thirty Tigers, Jennifer Daunt/Dauntless Promotion, Ed Green/ATO – Red Light Management, and artist manager Traci Thomas. Live performance from Caitlyn Smith.

June 4, 2020: XPN’s Dan Reed talks station operations during the pandemic, and programming adjustments in the wake of the death of George Floyd with Amy Miller/KXT, Willobee Carlan/Indie 102.3,and Jesse Scott/WMOT. Steve Earle performs.

May 28, 2020: In the first edition of NON-COMM Thursdays, WXPN’s Dan Reed moderates a panel featuring Anne Litt (KCRW), Rita Houston (WFUV), and Jordan Lee (Radio Milwaukee) to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on station operations.