Countdown begins for Radio Alive: Radio stars to come together for a panel discussion

Amazon’s Kate Burleigh confirmed as keynote speaker.

Some of the biggest names in drive radio will be coming together at the annual 2018 Radio Alive conference, hosted by Commercial Radio Australia.

The Hit Network drive presenter Kate Langbroek, popular Nova presenter Kate Ritchie, 2GB’s Ben Fordham and Will McMahon from the Will and Woody national drive show on the KIIS Network will discuss the secrets to drive time success at the conference next month.

Amazon Alexa Skills country manager for Australia and New Zealand, Kate Burleigh, will provide a keynote address on the future of voice technology and the implications for consumers and brands.

Kate Burleigh

Burleigh joined Amazon in December 2017 with the responsibility of launching the Alexa voice assistant service locally and providing new opportunities for brands and developers to design for the technology and reach customers through voice-first experiences.

Commercial Radio Australia CEO Joan Warner said: “Radio is pushing the envelope in a host of areas, particularly in the way it’s creating original content for a range of platforms and devices.

“We’ll be looking at the impact of voice technology on radio and the latest developments in podcasting and audio branding.

“We’re also looking forward to hearing from some of our most successful radio personalities on their approach to creating content, how they deal with the demands of the key drive time shift, and how they interact with both fans and critics.”

The Radio Alive 2018 conference will be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on October 19, followed by the gala black-tie Australian Commercial Radio Awards on October 20.

Tickets for the conference and ACRAs are on sale now through Commercial Radio Australia here. 

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