Radio: Can You Handle the Truth?

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM, Piers 4/5

(Moderator: Alan Cross) It’s time to get real. Can Radio survive in the Digital Age? Over the air radio as we know it has been around for about 100 years and is the most successful and far-reaching of all broadcast media. But in the always-on/on-demand digital era, radio is going to have to evolve into something more and greater to compete and to stay relevant. Can the industry do it? Does it have the imagination to make it happen? Where will talent come from? How will it be distributed? These life-or-death questions will be debated and argued by a panel of industry professionals who will be stating the case for radio’s ability to redefine itself and fight for radio’s future. And you, the audience, will be the judges deciding the outcome.


  • Alan Cross
    President, Brain Dead Dog Productions

  • John Parikhal
    President, John Parikhal + Associates

  • Shannon Burns
    Midday Radio Host, Virgin Radio/iHeart Media

  • Susan Marjetti
    General Manager CBC News, Current Affairs and Local English Services, CBC

  • Valerie Geller
    Author | Broadcast | Podcast Trainer , Geller Media International Consultants