Benztown and P1 Media Group host Audacy’s Jim Ryan for webinar

Benztown and P1 Media Group are hosting a free webinar this Thursday, May 18, titled How You Replace Scott Shannon, & Lessons From An Iconic New York City PD.

The 40-minute webinar hosted by Benztown CEO, Andreas Sannemann and P1 Media Group’s Ken Benson will feature Jim Ryan, VP of Programming, Audacy New York’s WCBS-FM and NEW 102.7/WNEW-FM

The webinar is 29th in the ‘Global Radio Ideas’ webinar series. 

In the webinar, Ryan will take attendees’ questions and cover topics including: 

  • What it was like to work with Scott Shannon, and to be his boss
  • How he replaced the Greatest of All Time in New York Morning Radio, Scott Shannon
  • Lessons he learned from coaching heavyweights like Casey Kasem, Whoopi Goldberg, and WCBS-FM afternoon great, Broadway Bill Lee
  • What’s different, and what challenges programmers face in a post-Covid world
  • What’s his take on whether to be bold or subtle in making programming changes and why 
  • His thoughts on the current ratings struggles of contemporary and young music formats and the ratings successes of AC and Classic Hits. What can the younger targeted formats do about it? 
  • Is it still possible for AC and Hot AC stations to make format-exclusive hits? 
  • How he came to own a radio station with Van Halen, and more

To register, visit:

Upon registering, you will receive a link with webinar information.

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