D.C. Touts Radiodays At CMW

Radiodays North America (RDNA): Let me show you why this will be the absolute radio and media summit in 2023.

D.C. Touts Radiodays At CMW

By Dave Charles

Radiodays North America (RDNA): Let me show you why this will be the absolute radio and media summit in 2023.

First, let me thank Neill Dixon and Ross Davies for creating the ultimate media showcase where we can work together to take radio and new media into the future!

This is the first truly international conference bringing world-class speakers from around the world to a world-class city – Toronto, Canada. Speakers that have proven success in the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia.  And yes, key broadcast experts from Canada and the United States as well.

Radiodays North America (RDNA) is a new joint partnership with the highly popular Radiodays Europe (RDE) conference.


RDE is arguably considered the pre-eminent broadcast conference in the world.

RDNA will be bringing in the expertise, guidance and support from the management team at RDE.

Radiodays North America is targeted toward the U.S. and Canadian audio marketplace. Its content will focus on all things audio; over-the-air radio, digital audio and podcasting. It will bring insight from around the world where broadcasting is booming, providing delegates with key takeaway learnings to take back to their market.

RDNA ‘23 has attracted business leaders in radio, audio and podcasting.

Aled Heydn Jones Head of BBC Radio One talks about the success they have had in capturing the Gen Z generation.

Duncan Campbell, the head of the Australian Radio Network coming to talk about why and how the radio industry in Australia is booming.

Tom Webster and Dan Misener, two of the podcast industry’s leading advocates talking about the latest trends in North American podcast consumption.

RDNA will feature a special one-on-one conversation withCarolina Bermudez, the morning host of WKTU in New York talking about the importance of talent and the role they play in connecting to the audience.


Catherine Burns, the Artistic Director of the highly successful podcast “The Moth”.

Joe Harland, the Head of Visual Content for the BBC showcasing how they have successfully incorporated video into their audio brands.

James Cridland,Radio Futurologist, is recognized around the world for searching out new technology and tools that will make your radio station better.

RDNA will be on the leading edge of technology and innovation.

Daniel Anstandig will bring us up to date on their market testing with RadioGPT, one of the most intriguing technological advances to hit the broadcast industry in recent years. Similarly, RDNA will once again put the spotlight on radio’s role in the automobile bringing delegates up to date on the impact of electronic vehicles and AM/FM radio.

RDNA will feature topics such as Building the Diverse Talent Pipeline and how to attract future stars for your business and to discuss specific strategies and tactics encouraging diversity and inclusion in the workplace. RDNA is committed to bringing diversity, inclusion, and equity to the conference. RDNA will feature the Trailblazer discussion around Women in Radio - The Path Forward with the goal to create work models and talent strategies to support and retain women to ensure a successful future.


We’ll provide the broadcast industry with the latest programming insights, tools and strategies to maintain and grow their business. Everything from branding, talent, music scheduling, production, imaging, research, measurement and content will be discussed with some of the best programming people from Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Check out the full speaker lineup here:

Here’s a sample of some of this year’s speakers; John Parikhal, Alan Cross, James Cridland, Ross Davies, Duncan Campbell, Fred Jacobs, Larry Rosin, Sarah Cummings and more take you up close and personal on everything radio.  Ask our experts burning questions to make your Radiodays conference worthwhile. But wait, more great speakers have just been confirmed for this year's Radiodays North America:


Steve Koenig, VP of Research, Consumer Technology Association (speaking about radio and cars with Fred Jacobs)

Catherine Burns, Artistic Director, The Moth Podcast

Tom Webster, Partner, Sounds Profitable

Julia Ziegler, Director of News and Programming, WTOP Washington, D.C.  (One of America’s top billing radio stations!)

Aled Heydn Jones, Head of Radio One, BBC (talking about Gen Z)

James Howard from IHeart in Chicago and Steve Jones from Stingray in Toronto talking about Branding for Radio

Tom Power from the CBC talking about the reinvention of Q

Ronnie Stanton from Corus and Paul Kaye from Rogers in a great session called “No More Caller 9!”

Carolina Bermudez from WKTU in New York…#1 morning show!

DIVINE (L) and Karan Aujla
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DIVINE (L) and Karan Aujla

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