Donovan Moderates Panel at the Broadcast Forecast 2023 Conference

Last week, Radio Ink and Radio + Television Business Report hosted its Forecast 2023. The high-level conference brought together the leaders in the broadcast industry to discuss the upcoming year. NYSBA President, David Donovan, moderated a panel in the afternoon called Main Street Media: Where Local Broadcast Survives & Thrives.  The panel focused on the competitive advantages that may be enjoyed by local broadcasters if they focus on serving local needs.  As the agenda stated:

“The late House Speaker Thomas ‘Tip’ O’Neill, Jr., once said, ‘All politics is local.’ In times of crisis, from tornadoes and hurricanes to a global pandemic, it turns out that everything is local. And no media does local better than small and independent broadcast operators. Their ability to know and serve their communities has been critical to the survival of many small and independent stations as well as their clients and audiences. It’s also a critical advantage over digital competitors. What’s the secret sauce? Find out as a panel of resourceful, savvy, independent broadcasters share their view of the industry’s future from where they sit – at the corner of Main Street & Retail Row.”

Participating on the panel were key leaders in local radio and television broadcasting.

  • Carolyn Becker, Owner, Riverfront Broadcasting
  • Randy Gravley, President/CEO, Tri-State Communications
  • Brian Lilly, CEO, Lilly Broadcasting and SJL Broadcasting
  • DuJuan McCoy, Owner, Circle City Broadcasting

You may find more information about the conference here.