Radio Show organizers may have a sense of history, or at least an unconscious instinct for it.
Back in the day, Washington and Chicago both played host to annual NAB conventions. After a long stretch during which neither city has seen spring or fall conventions, Washington got the fall Radio Show this year.
Now Chicago has been named the venue for the next Radio Show in 2011.
At the end of the Radio Luncheon last week, organizers announced the dates for next year: Sept. 14–16.
The show will again be organized by both NAB and RAB, though the venue has not yet been specified. Neither organization announced attendance for last week’s event. Radio World counted 700 to 800 at the opening session.
An RAB spokeswoman told Radio World, “While we aren’t revealing specific data due to our partner agreements and the nature of combining two major events for the first time, the Radio Show was a tremendous success. There were more than 1,800 registered. The headquarters hotel and an additional hotel were sold out more than 6 weeks in advance.”
The partnership with NAB, she said, “has exceeded expectations on all levels.”
Chicago hosted the NAB Radio Show in 1981.