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Making More Money With Multi-Platform


Sports radio is multi-platform entertainment today. Sports talent, with their famously loyal and engaged listeners, have the opportunity to unlock the power, and profitability, of these multi-platform opportunities. What are the keys to getting the most from sports talk talent in today's multi-platform world? What makes a great manager, and great support, for these valuable personalities? Get the inside scoop at Radio Ink's Sports Radio Conference  at the "Ins and Outs of Managing Multi-Platform Talent" panel, moderated by ESPN Radio SVP/GM Mo Davenport (pictured)

This expert panel will get to the heart of the matter; it's not a conversation you'll want to miss. Only at the Sports Radio Conference, May 14-15 at the Biltmore Hotel in Miami.

Mo Davenport is SVP/GM for ESPN Radio, responsible for all aspects of ESPN Radio content, including talk, play-by-play, podcasts, and online content, commentators, and production, as well as distribution, ad sales, and marketing for ESPN Radio's 700 affiliates and five O&Os. He previously served as VP/remote production, and earlier played a role in the launch of ESPN HD, ESPN's 24-hour high-definition simulcast. He joined the network in 1985 as an associate producer. Davenport has been honored by CableWorld magazine as one of the "Top 40 Most Influential Minorities in Sports," and in 2009 he was on Sports Illustrated's list of the most powerful minorities in sports.

Tod Castleberry is Program Director for WAXY-AM & FM (The Ticket)/Miami, South Floridas top-rated sports station. Castleberry has over 20 years of broadcasting experience, specializing in Sports Talk programming and operations. He joined The Ticket in April 2012 after serving as co-host and executive producer of the DC-based John Riggins Show. Hes also served as VP/operations at Red Zebra Broadcasting, responsible for all programming and technical operations for all stations and overseeing the Washington Redskins Radio Network of 26 stations.

Gerry Matalon is the Senior Coordinating Producer of On-Air Talent Development for ESPN TV Production and ESPN Radio. His duties include on-air performance evaluation, personal coaching, and career management. He also works closely with on-air personnel to identify growth opportunities. From 2005-2008 he was in charge of studio content for live game coverage on ESPN and ESPN2, the networks highest-priority programs. His responsibilities included overseeing producers, coordination of staffers, technical operations, and programming budget. Matalon is a seven-time Emmy Award recipient. Hes also actively involved in programs for mentoring, diversity, and recruitment.

Eytan Shander is co-host of NBC Sports Radio's Amani and Eytan, airing Monday-Friday from 10 p.m.1 a.m. ET. He co-hosts the radio show with former Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer. Before joining the NBC Sports Radio team, Shander was a national host and update anchor on SiriusXMs Mad Dog Radio. Hes also hosted radio shows and anchored updates in Philadelphia at WIP and WPEN. In addition, Shander served as the locker room correspondent for the Tennessee Titans post-game show during his time at WPPN in Nashville

Radio Ink Sports Radio Conference
May 14-15, 2013
Biltmore Hotel