NAB announced Thursday that the annual radio show will permanently integrate with Las Vegas’ biggest NAB show on a rolling basis beginning in April 2022. The radio show would have been in Las Vegas this year before that both shows are canceled due to COVID.
The radio show, produced jointly by the RAB and NAB, had to be canceled in 2020 (Nashville) and 2021 (New Orleans) due to COVID. When the New Orleans show was canceled, organizers hoped to move the show to Las Vegas with the bigger NAB show, which was also canceled.
“In today’s world where radio companies are essentially multimedia companies, the value of attending the NAB Show cannot be overstated,” said David Santrella, president of Broadcast Media at Salem Media Group and co-chairman of the NAB Board of Directors. “We stream and podcast now and even produce videos. NAB Show provides unparalleled access to the critical tools, knowledge, and connections we need to grow and thrive in today’s media industry.
“It’s important that we continue to bring radio professionals together to network, celebrate audio, and engage in meaningful discussions about the future of our industry,” said Erica Farber, President and CEO of RAB.
The Radio Show website is now a basic website which states that “a whole new radio experience awaits you in 2022 in Las Vegas”.