NON-COMMvention 2023

Tue May 2 - Fri May 5, 2023 WXPN / World Cafe Live
Philadelphia, PA 19104 US

NON-COMMvention 2023 Schedule

*Radio/Industry Attendees Only

TUESDAY, MAY 2

3:00 PM  

Registration open 

 

4:00 PM – 6:30 PM  

The ATO Records / Red Light Management Opening Night Party* 
Sponsored by ATO Records and Red Light Management

 

EVENING SHOWCASES (7pm-11pm)

The Lounge – upstairs 

LOW CUT CONNIE
JOSHUA HENRY
THE HEAVY HEAVY
GA-20

 

The Music Hall – downstairs

HANNAH JADAGU
DEER TICK
NATALIE MERCHANT
JOSH RITTER & THE ROYAL CITY BAND

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3

7:30 AM  

Registration open 

 

7:30 AM - 8:45 AM (The Lounge - upstairs) 

Breakfast  
Sponsored by Capitol Records  

 

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM – meeting (The Lounge - upstairs)

STAYING ESSENTIAL: NON-COMM IN A CHANGING LANDSCAPE*: A broad look at the NON-COMM landscape focusing on musical, digital and media trends, shifting demographics, and how all are impacting their local communities. Stations will break down our strengths and challenges as we surf the media landscape to build our local communities focused on music discovery. Moderated by Bruce Warren.

 

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM – meeting (The Lounge - upstairs)

FORMAT? WHAT FORMAT?* – Drilling down off the opening session, this panel will showcase how stations are using different music and playlist strategies to grow audiences and attract diverse audiences. Moderated by Jim McGuinn.

 

11:30 AM (The Lounge – upstairs) 

Lunch 
Sponsored by New West Records 

 

12:00 PM-12:55 PM Free At Noon (The Music Hall - downstairs)

PURR
BLACK OPRY REVUE

 

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM – meeting  (The Lounge - upstairs)

WINNING WITH INCLUSIVE PROGRAMMING* – From small market community radio stations, all the way up to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, inclusivity has been driving successful models for audience and brand growth. This panel will explore how organizations and stations create content that celebrates diversity and digs deep into how they use events and special features to showcase a diverse range of voices and perspectives. Our panelists will share their strategies for creating new content that and how they leverage social media and other digital platforms to amplify these voices. Moderated by Jordan Lee.

 

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM –  (The Lounge - upstairs)

World Cafe session with Peter One*
Hosted by World Cafe's Raina Douris

 

4:00 PM – 8:00 PM  

Open Dinner Period 

 

EVENING SHOWCASES (8 PM - 11 PM)

The Lounge – upstairs 

CATBITE
BULLY
THE HEAVY

 

The Music Hall – downstairs

MARGARET GLASPY
GENESIS OWUSU
WAR

 

11:30 PM   (The Lounge - upstairs)

co-sign Late Night Happy Hour 
Sponsored by co-sign 

THURSDAY, MAY 4

7:30 AM  

Registration open  

 

7:30 AM - 8:45 AM (The Lounge - upstairs) 

Breakfast  
Concord Presentation with Special Guest Host

 

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM– meeting  (The Lounge - upstairs)

UP MY SPINS: THE CHANGING DATA LANDSCAPE* – A wide ranging conversation about the impact of various industry charts (Media Base, JBE Entertainment, Billboard, etc) on NON-COMM stations.

 

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM– meeting  (The Lounge - upstairs)

STILL PERSISTING: THE NUMBERS - HOW ARE WE DOING - REALLY?* – A quantitative, data-driven review and analysis of intersectional gender equity at AAA & NON-COMM, with special guest panelist and radio data expert, Dr. Jada Watson. This highly engaging and innovative panel will also include an interactive audience poll. Moderated by Chris(tine) Sanley of co-sign.

 

11:30 AM (The Lounge – upstairs) 

Lunch 
Sponsored by Anti-/Epitaph, Domino Records, Fat Possum, Secretly Group, Thirty Tigers 

 

12:00 PM-12:55 PM Free At Noon (The Music Hall - downstairs)

ABRAHAM ALEXANDER
NANNA (from Of Monsters And Men)

 

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM– meeting  (The Lounge - upstairs)

THE EVOLVING ROLE OF ON-AIR HOSTS* – DJs have traditionally been focused on audiences when they open their microphones. With the importance of social media in connecting with our audiences, often there are two shows going on at once – both on-air and on-line – in real time. This session will hear DJs talk about the balance of communication with audiences in real time over multiple platforms .

 

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM– meeting  (The Lounge - upstairs)

NON-COMMversation* – Hosted by WXPN host Dan Reed, this year’s NON-COMMversation will feature Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker from indie rock pioneers SLEATER-KINNEY.

 

4:00 PM – 8:00 PM  

Open Dinner Period 

 

EVENING SHOWCASES (8 PM - 11 PM)

The Lounge – upstairs 

MELISSA CARPER
THEE SACRED SOULS
SAY SHE SHE

 

The Music Hall – downstairs

BLONDSHELL
ARLO PARKS
BEN FOLDS

FRIDAY, MAY 5

8:00 AM  

Registration open 

 

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM (The Lounge - upstairs) 

Breakfast “The Beggars Brunch”  
Sponsored by BEGGARS GROUP  

 

10:00 AM - 11:45 AM – meeting  (The Lounge - upstairs)

The Music Meeting

Hosted by Songline' Sean Coakley... check out new tunes and voice your opinions!

 

12:00 PM-12:55 PM Free At Noon (The Music Hall - downstairs)

BAILEN

 

Schedule subject to change.
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