Phil Boyce, Steve Moore, Drew Anderssen and Pete Mundo Join the 2023 BNM Summit Lineup
As of today, we are exactly 105 days away from stepping foot inside of the Student Life Center at Vanderbilt University for the 2023 BNM Summit. To those who have already purchased a ticket, THANK YOU! If you haven’t bought yours yet and plan to attend, make sure to visit BNMSummit.com to secure your seat. It’s going to be a great two-day event.
Building this conference is both stressful and exciting. It only works if the format supports it. My goal when running a Summit is to deliver the equivalent of a two-day masterclass for those in the attendance. We’ll build sessions around programming, brand building, hosting, social media, podcasting/video, audience behavior, sales/advertising, and other items that warrant deeper inspection. The overall objective is simple; send attendees home with actionable information and ideas to further grow their brands/businesses, connect people to open doors to future relationships and/or business, and celebrate the format’s success with those who’ve played a role in creating it.
Though there’s much more to finalize and announce, I’m eager to present an action packed agenda for news/talk media professionals in Nashville, TN. Making this even more exciting is that we’ll have some faces in attendance who don’t often get out for industry events. That’s a big part of what makes this both fun, insightful, invigorating, and necessary to attend.
But rather than listen to me ramble on, let’s pass along a few details about the latest four additions to the 2023 BNM Summit lineup.
First, it’s an honor to welcome Salem Media Group’s Senior Vice President of Programming for Spoken Word formats, Phil Boyce to the 2023 BNM Summit. Anyone who has paid attention to the news/talk format is well aware of Phil’s influence and impact on it. He currently oversees the Salem Radio Network which features established voices such as Mike Gallagher, Hugh Hewitt, Dennis Prager, Sebastian Gorka, and Charlie Kirk among others. Prior to joining Salem in 2012, Boyce spent 14 years as the Program Director of WABC in New York, and is widely credited with hiring Sean Hannity in New York and taking his show into national syndication for ABC in 2001. He also hired Mark Levin at WABC and took him into national syndication in 2006. If that wasn’t enough, he also spent time earlier in his career programming WJR in Detroit, hiring Paul W. Smith and Mitch Albom.
Next, I’m excited to welcome Drew Anderssen to the 2023 BNM Summit. Drew is based in Dallas and charged with leading 1080 KRLD and the Texas State Networks for Audacy. Prior to heading to the Lone Star State in April 2022, Anderssen led WSB in Atlanta to #1 in the ratings. His impressive career also includes stints as Program Director and Operations Manager for News 96.5 FM WDBO and ESPN 580 in Orlando, and Operations Manager of news/talk KRMG in Tulsa.
Batting third in today’s announcement order is the man tasked with guiding one of the Midwest’s crown jewels of the News/Talk format. Steve Moore serves as the Program Director of KMOX and 97.1 FM Talk and the Operations Manager for Audacy St. Louis. He has spent twenty three years overseeing KMOX, and served as VP/Talk for CBS Radio from 2005 until 2017. Steve’s career also includes PD stints with KTRS, KFNS, and KSD-AM in St. Louis.
We wrap up today’s announcement with an addition to the show who readers of this site may be familiar with. You may have learned about Pete Mundo by reading his columns on BNM but to listeners in Kansas City, Mundo needs no introduction. Pete is responsible for programming KCMO in KC and serving as the station’s morning host. Before moving to the Midwest, he spent time in New York City working for Fox News Radio, CBS Sports Radio, WFAN, and Sports Illustrated’s SI Now. He’s also the founder and owner of HeartlandCollegeSports.com, a Big 12-focused digital media outlet.
It goes without saying that I am excited to have these four accomplished professionals join our speaker lineup. They bring decades of experience and insight to the room, which I’m certain will help many in attendance. I look forward to seeing them in Nashville, and hope to see you there too! For details on tickets, speakers, hotel rooms, etc. visit BNMSummit.com.