The BSM Summit is coming to the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on February 21-22, 2019 and it figures to be an action packed two-day event for industry professionals. As we’ve been hard at work lining up speakers and developing the agenda, we thought we’d pass along some details to get you excited about what’s in the works. Tickets are on sale for the discounted price of $149.99 thru November 30th. They increase to $249.99 as of December 1st.
Previously we announced plans to honor and introduce awards in the name of Emmis CEO and sports radio’s founding father Jeff Smulyan, and veteran national/local sports radio personality Tony Bruno. Two other awards will be announced in the near future, as will the inaugural recipients of those awards. But what we haven’t done yet is officially announce some of the people who are participating on stage at the 2019 BSM Summit. So without further delay, let’s bring you up to speed.
BSM is pleased to announce that Colin Cowherd, Jason Whitlock, Jorge Sedano, and Joe Fortenbaugh have agreed to join us at the Grammy Museum. We’ve also lined up sports media executives Norm Pattiz of Podcast One, Brian Musburger of VSiN, Bruce Gilbert of Cumulus/Westwood One, and Don Martin of iHeart/Premiere Radio Networks.
Also in the room will be talented programmers such as Mike Thomas of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Mitch Rosen of 670 The Score, Scott Shapiro of FOX Sports Radio, Ryan Maguire and Mike Salk of Bonneville Seattle, Jason Dixon of SiriusXM, Chris Johnson of Team 980, and Ryan Hatch and Rodney Lakin of Bonneville Phoenix, plus Perry Simon of All Access, Rick Cummings of Emmis, a number of market managers, sports media agents, and industry folks from other departments.
We are also thrilled to announce thanks to our friends at Westwood One, that Eric Bischoff will join us on stage to share his views on brand building, content and character development, the podcasting business, and more. During his career, Eric has served as an on-air personality, and behind the scenes wrestling executive. He’s run his own production company with Jason Hervey, creating television shows for VH1 and CMT, and now teams with Conrad Thompson on WW1’s 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff podcast. Under his leadership, Bischoff’s WCW defeated Vince McMahon’s WWE in the ratings for an unprecedented 83 straight weeks. We’ll learn what went into it, and how it applies to competing in today’s sports media environment. I’m looking forward to everyone in the room having a chance to learn from him.
There are other exciting plans in the works which will make the event even better for attendees. When the time is appropriate we’ll share that information on the website. If you work in the media business and wish to purchase a ticket, email [email protected]. We look forward to seeing you in Los Angeles in February!