Home Login RADIO ONLINE
Advertisement

NAB Show Cancelled for April Over Coronvirus Concerns


NAB Show
NAB Show

NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith has issued a letter to the NAB Show community regarding plans for NAB Show in light of coronavirus concerns. The convention, scheduled for April 18-22 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, has been cancelled. The trade group is currently reviewing options for re-scheduling the event later this year. In the letter, Smith wrote:

Dear NAB Show community,

As you know, we have been carefully monitoring coronavirus developments both domestically and globally over the past few weeks.

This was not an easy decision. Fortunately, we did not have to make this decision alone, and are grateful to our NAB Show community for engaging with us as we grappled with the rapidly-evolving situation. This Show is as much yours as it is ours, and it is important to us that we move forward together.

For nearly 100 years, NAB Show has provided superior value and the best possible experience for exhibitors and attendees. We knew that if we could not deliver on those expectations, we would not move forward. More importantly, keeping the community safe and healthy is NAB's highest priority; therefore, we are deferring to the developing consensus from public health authorities on the challenges posed by coronavirus.

We are still weighing the best potential path forward, and we ask you for your patience as we do so. We are committed to exploring all possible alternatives so that we can provide a productive setting where the industry can engage with the latest technology, hear from industry thought leaders and make the game-changing connections that drive our industry forward.

I want to stress that despite our disappointment at how this year's Show has been impacted by global public health concerns, we are more excited than ever about the future of NAB Show and our relationship with you.

We are grateful for each and every member of our Show community. It is your passion for the industry that makes NAB Show a success year after year, and it is that same passion that will drive us into the future as we look ahead to new possibilities later this year and beyond.

Advertisement

Latest Radio Stories

Free Webinar Addresses Programming During COVID-19 Crisis
Tracy Johnson Media Group, Benztown and P1 Media Group have joined forces to create and host a free webinar: The New Normal: Programming, Personality & Promotion in a Once-in-a-Lifetime Crisis, Tuesday, April 7 at 1:00p.m. (EST). The More

Podtrac's Top Podcast Publishers for March 2020
Podtrac has released their top podcast publishers ranking for March 2020. This month they expand the ranking to the Top 20 publishers and welcome first time participants: WarnerMedia(#10), Fox News Radio (#18), and Slate (#20) along with More

"The Jesse Kelly Show" Debuts in National Syndication
Jesse Kelly
Jesse Kelly
Key Networks announces that its new three-hour morning talk radio program, The Jesse Kelly Show, debuts today in national syndication, and is available to stations Monday through Friday from 9am-Noon EST, with delayed broadcasts available via XDS. More
Advertisement

KOGO/San Diego Launches "Right Now"
News Radio 600 KOGO/San Diego has launched a special program, "RIGHT NOW," a one-hour business, health and lifestyle program hosted live, weekdays from 8 to 9 p.m., focusing on five topics that matter most "Right Now" during the Coronavirus More

WKKV/Milwaukee Names Reggie Brown as Program Director
Reggie Brown
Reggie Brown
iHeartMedia appoints veteran air personality Reggie Brown as Program Director for Urban WKKV-FM (V100.7) Milwaukee, effective immediately. In addition, the 21-year station vet will continue to air in afternoons. He previously served as V100's More

NuVoodoo: COVID-19 Topics Listeners Most Interested In
NuVooDoo
NuVooDoo
NuVoodoo Media Services' ongoing national study to track concern about the spread of COVID-19 and media usage amid the Coronavirus outbreak reveals the topics that radio listeners are most interested in hearing about on their favorite FM music radio More

Return to Menu