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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Exclusive Sit-Down: FCC Commissioner at Radio Ink Hispanic Radio Conference

Changing Demos, Changing Media:An FCC Commissioner?s View. Attorney Frank Montero speaks with FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn at the Hispanic Radio Conference.

You?ve heard it before, and you know it?s true. But are you ready to respond? The demographics of the U.S. are changing, and media needs to change as well ? to keep up with consumer needs, and to survive and thrive while serving an audience that?s more diverse than ever.

At Radio Ink?s Hispanic Radio Conference, coming up March 4-5 in Dallas, you can get the uniquely valuable perspective of FCC Commissioner (and former Acting Chair) Mignon Clyburn, an outspoken advocate for minority ownership and involvement in media and in the fast-growing digital world.

In a casual and wide-ranging conversation with FCC attorney Frank Montero, Clyburn will talk about the view from DC and her own personal take on such topics as broadcast ownership, net neutrality, and minorities in the digital world. These are the topics that will affect your business and your future, and this is a rare opportunity to get a Commissioner?s-eye view of the days and years ahead. Don?t miss it: Register for the Hispanic Radio Conference today.

About the Speakers:

FCC Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn served as acting chairwoman of the commission following her appointment by President Obama on May 20, 2013. She is now serving a second term as a Democrat on the FCC. Clyburn began her service at the FCC in August 2009, after spending 11 years as a member of the sixth district on the Public Service Commission of South Carolina. She served as the PSC?s chair from July 2002 through June 2004. Before joining the PSC, Clyburn was the publisher and general manager of The Coastal Times, a Charleston-based weekly newspaper that focused primarily on issues affecting the African-American community. She co-owned and operated the family-founded newspaper for 14 years. At the FCC, Clyburn is a strong advocate for enhanced accessibility in communications for disabled citizens and has pushed for media ownership rules that reflect the demographics of America, affordable universal telephone and high-speed Internet access, greater broadband deployment and adoption throughout the nation, and transparency in regulation.

Frank Montero is a co-managing partner with the law firm of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth. He focuses on telecommunications, broadcasting, media, and technology. Montero?s practice includes FCC regulatory counseling, corporate finance, asset and securities acquisitions, intellectual property, and real estate and commercial transactions. Montero was an appointed member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age, and he has served as the Director of the FCC?s Office of Communications Business Opportunities. While at the FCC, Montero worked extensively with industry, trade associations, financing institutions, and governmental agencies to create business opportunities for entrepreneurs, start-ups, and other small businesses in the telecommunications and technology sectors.

Click here to register for the Hispanic Radio Conference.

Hispanic Radio Conference
March 4-5
Omni Park West

Everyone who registers for  the Hispanic Radio Conference will also have access to Radio Ink?s Sports Radio Conference. That?s like two conferences for the price of one!

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