Friday, January 11, 2019

A&O&B Consultants Plan 25th Annual Pre-CRS Seminar

Country Radio Specialists Mike O’Malley and Becky Brenner have announced their 25th annual Pre-CRS seminar, Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at the brand new AC Hotel, Downtown Nashville, from 8:30-11:30am.

The A&O&B team will present the first highlights from their 14th annual online perceptual study, “Roadmap 2019.”  Data analysis from thousands of P1's from across the U.S and Canada will be included.

Are country fans flocking to smart speakers at the same rate as the National Average (32% - Adobe Analytics)?  In Roadmap 2018, only 18.2% of Country P1’s owned one or more smart speakers.

Did the 52% who said they "may purchase in the future" actually buy a smart speaker?    88% of these Country P1s were still using Facebook every day.  Did the controversy plaguing Facebook in 2018 cause them to move away from the platform? Has the popularity of Podcasting reached these country fans? In 2018 77% had never listened to a Podcast. 

Attendees will also have the opportunity to see presentations on personal career growth, important topics facing country radio and tips on growing ratings and revenue in 2019.

“Every year the status quo is changed by disruption. But at the same time great, new opportunities are created.” said Partner Mike O’Malley. “That’s why spending a half day exploring topics in-depth, in an intimate setting, like we’ve done for more than 25 years is so exciting to be a part of. The takeaways are always plentiful.”

Riley Green
Consulting Partner Becky Brenner adds “Country music is at the core of everything we do.  We are thrilled to partner with BMLG Records to introduce Riley Green; with a special acoustic performance.” 

 Born in Jacksonville, Alabama and raised on the sounds of old traditional Country, Bluegrass, and Southern Gospel music, Riley learned the spirit of songwriting and performing at a young age while spending time with his grandfather, Bufford Green, who ran Golden Saw Music Hall.

With a mixture of outlaw-rebellion and respect for tradition, Riley’s original music has already tallied over 42 million streams to date; while his latest music video for “Bury Me In Dixie” has been viewed over a million times since last fall.

Named one of Rolling Stone Country’s “Artists You Need to Know,” his recently released IN A TRUCK RIGHT NOW EP on BMLG Records was produced by Dann Huff and features four songs he co-wrote; including his debut single “There Was This Girl” currently sitting at #13 on the airplay charts.  For tour dates and more information on Riley Green visit

The A&O&B Pre-CRS Seminar is free, and is open to all clients, as well as to broadcasters in non-competitive situations. You can RSVP to Mike O'Malley - or Becky Brenner

Register for CRS 2019 here.

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