Broadcast Media’s Most Prestigious Leadership Conference

Panels, Keynotes, & Networking
NOVEMBER 16, 2021

Business Growth Starts with Great Information

Forecast Provides the Most Accurate, Up-to-the-Second Data and Trends to Enable You to Plan for the Coming Year.

This conference gathers the smartest minds in broadcast and advertising to forecast trends, expectations, and revenues for the coming year. It is a must-attend event.

There’s Never Been a Conversation Like This!

Only at Forecast 2022 will you see and hear from both radio and television executives as they share their perspectives, projections, and visions for the broadcast industry. And discuss all its many platforms and opportunities, digital competitors, and regulatory challenges.

Be there when Gordon Borrell, CEO of Borrell Associates, sits down for a frank and energizing conversation with industry leaders Caroline Beasley, Brian Lawlor, Debra OConnell, and Bill WilsonRead more.

The Broadcast Event of the Year

It’s finally time to meet again!

It’s been way too long since broadcasters have been able to gather, meet, network, and discuss.

The issues. The challenges. The opportunities.
All the things that matter to broadcasters.

Forecast is back, live and in person, and bigger than ever. Read more.

Use Your Voice Where It Counts

Broadcasters need decisionmakers who understand their challenges and will listen to their perspectives with an unbiased and well-informed mind. FCC Commissioner Nathan Simington is that kind of person. He “gets it.” He appreciates the unique value proposition broadcasters offer communities across the country and the media environment in which they operate.

This FCC Commissioner wants to hear from you. Bring your tough questions for the Commission to Forecast in New York City. He’s ready to get you answers. Read more.

How 2020 Changed the Course of Advertising and What Broadcasters Need to Know

2020 was a year like no other. A pandemic of global proportions coupled with a summer of activism brought on by social unrest and renewed questioning of the “status quo” resulted in a call to action as never before seen, at least not in our lifetime. Brands are paying attention, and creative directors and media buyers are shifting greater focus and budget to better reach a more diverse audience and engage the same in marketing partnerships.

And Forecast 2022 is pleased to present the year’s most provocative in-person interview!

Deborah Wahl, Global Chief Marketing Officer of General Motors, sits down with American Urban Radio Networks CEO Chesley Maddox-Dorsey for an exclusive conversation on GM marketing and how broadcast fits into its strategy. They will be joined by Doug Ray, Chief Product Officer, Global Media & dentsu Americas, who has been instrumental in the creation and launch of Project Booker, an initiative focused on African American- developed and -owned content that is being distributed on African American-owned radio. Read more.

Cybersecurity Starts at the Top

If there is one session at one conference you can’t afford to miss, this is it! Forecast 2022 explores the most critical challenge facing business and industry today — cyber security — with a session packed with information you need to know and answers to questions you have – or should have.

Every day we hear of another ransomware attack or data breach, and it seems that the cyber adversaries are taking over companies, catching them off-guard and ill-prepared. Cyber security expert Steve Morgan, founder of Cybersecurity Ventures and Editor-in-Chief at Cybercrime Magazine, sits down with WABC’s Juliet Huddy at Forecast 2022 for a provocative interview that will cover, in non-technobabble, how the cyber adversaries are doing it, why people and companies are in the dark when it comes to cybercrime, and what they can and should do to protect their organizations. Read more.

Forecast 2022 Co-Chairs Announced

Radio Ink and Radio + Television Business Report are pleased to announce that Forecast will be co-chaired this year by Debra OConnell, president of Networks for Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution, and Bill Wilson, CEO of Townsquare Media. Read more.

Forecast 2021 — Best. Forecast. Ever

Here’s a link to a photo recap of previous Forecast conferences.

Thanks to all who supported, attended, and participated. We hope you’ll join us again this year.


Radio Ink’s Forecast 2021 was spectacular: It felt like two days of knowledge and insights were compressed into a few hours. Very actionable! As Ghandi said, ‘Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.’
– Pierre Bouvard, Cumulus Media/Westwood One

“From incredible speakers to real and relevant insight, Radio Ink’s annual Forecast gathering is an absolute ‘must attend’ event for forward thinking leaders, decision makers and influencers working within and outside of the media industry! And this year’s virtual event was no exception.”
– Caroline Beasley, Beasley Media Group

“I was impressed with the entire event. I specifically enjoyed the virtual platform, and I thought the overall program and panelists were very insightful. Megan Kelly did a great job, and the group heads are always super informative and shouldn’t be missed. Hearing from so many women at Forecast this year was empowering. As always, you exceeded my expectations!”
– Cathy Csukas, AdLarge 

“Thank you for not letting this just not happen this year. I enjoyed it very much. Your team did an amazing job executing this event virtually. All of the sessions were very informative and helpful.”
– Ron Stone, Adams Radio Group

You and the team did an outstanding job. I think that the program was great and went off technically well.”
– Andrew Rosen, Miller Kaplan

The best online event I have attended. Just enough time, great content, well produced. Great work!”
– Jinny Laderer, vCreative

“Great Sessions! Eye Opening and Thought Provoking… Each session provided an honest view of where our industry is today, where it’s headed, and how we need to pivot to meet the needs of tomorrow.
– Danny Tankersley, WideOrbit

“The speaker lineup, production pieces and hosts stepped up big time in a virtual time of need for the industry. It was lively and informative while giving lots for the attendees to think about in contemplating 2021 and beyond.
– David Pearlman, Pearlman Advisors

“Forecast is one-stop shopping for an overview of where the industry is and where it is going. I gain information and knowledge that I use throughout the year and find myself quoting panelists and keynotes such as Matt Britton. This year’s virtual event was spectacular.”
– Heather Cohen, The Weiss Agency

“Thank you for a wonderful, informative conference. Excellent!!!!
– Jeanne-Marie Condo, Skyview Networks

“This was absolutely fantastic. The education was strong, and the platform was ideal.”
– Becky Brooks, Alliance for Women in Media

Agenda updates coming soon!