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In LA – NARIP Radio Executive Sessions

NARIP Radio Executive Sessions

Intimate Meetings & Pitch Sessions with
Programming and Music Directors of
LA’s Top-Rated Radio Stations

Session #1 with KIIS 102.7-FM / KYSR 98-7fm’s Julie Pilat

on Wednesday, September 28, 2011

at Universal Mastering Studios in Los Angeles


What do Julie Pilat, Jimmy Steal and Andrew Jeffries have in common? They program music for the most popular radio stations in Los Angeles and are all special guests at NARIP’s Radio Executive Sessions at Universal Mastering Studios in Los Angeles.

Come meet these three important taste-makers at NARIP’s intimate sessions, pitch music, receive feedback, and get an inside peek at how they do their jobs.

You will learn:


On the heels of NARIP’s successful Music Supervisor Sessions – intimate meetings with the best music supervisors in the business today – NARIP is proud to introduce its Radio Executive Sessions in the same mold.

Through NARIP’s Music Supervisor Sessions, NARIP members have made placements in significant projects, including most recently Peter Kimmel who has placed songs from his catalog in True Blood (“Soul of a Man Never Dies”) and in Dexter (“Jhaira”) following our session with Gary Calamar earlier this year in Los Angeles – read more about these exciting placements here.

Placements secured and professional relationships formed through these meetings are so good that we felt this format would work well for those who seek intimate pitch opportunities with the best (and busiest) radio executives at the top-rated stations in town.


Limited to 15 people per session, NARIP’s sessions enable you to get to know the executives and more importantly, enable them to get to know you. Participants will be able to pitch music on the spot and receive instant feedback as to whether a song is appropriate or not, and WHY. This valuable feedback makes better pitches – and ultimately, radio air time – possible. Please note: NARIP cannot guarantee that any participants’ music will receive airtime.

Above all, attendees get to meet key players in the modern radio business, paving the way for future opportunities and giving them an edge in a highly competitive market.

At each NARIP Radio Executive Session in Los Angeles, participants will have the opportunity to pitch music and get immediate, direct feedback from one radio executive.

Here is what attendees say about NARIP’s Music Supervisor Sessions (the same format as the upcoming Radio Executive Sessions) held earlier this year in Los Angeles:

REGISTER NOW (per session cost)

$20 NARIP members (no pitch)

$40 Non-members and general public (no pitch)

To pitch music and receive live instant feedback from Julie Pilat, add Premium Ticket (limited to 15 individuals):

$249: NARIP Members (Professional and Executive NARIP Members ONLY, includes pitch-and-feedback opportunity)

$329: Non-Members (includes pitch-and-feedback opportunity)

* Available to Professional and Executive NARIP Members only.


$669 for NARIP Members (save $78 – Professional and Executive NARIP Members ONLY*)

$899 for Non-Members (save $88)

* Available to Professional and Executive NARIP Members only. To register for all five sessions and receive the discount, select Premium Ticket option below (scroll down).


Julie Pilat, Assistant Program Director / Music Director at KIIS FM and Program Director at KYSR 98-7fm

Session #1 on Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A young Julie Pilat, obsessed with Hip Hop, Pop AND Rock, started her radio career while still in junior high. A Seattle native, she began answering phones at KUBE in 1992, and by the time she hit high school, Julie had her own ON AIR shift at the local college radio stations KGRG and KNHC. As soon as she was able to drive herself to the station, she got her own air shift at KUBE as well. Julie’s college years took her to Arizona (ASU) where she continued to foster her radio career and passion for music at KPWR (Hip Hop) and KEDJ (Alternative Rock) in Phoenix, where she held down air shifts and worked in the programming departments. In 1998, she returned to Seattle and landed the midday air shift and the APD/MD job at KUBE. Four years later, Julie made the move to Los Angeles and was named the APD/MD at legendary Top 40 KIIS FM. The success of KIIS during her tenure there, coupled with an unbridled passion for manic genres made her the stand out choice to take over the helm at Clear Channel’s KYSR when the format switched to Alternative Rock in January of 2009. Today, Julie continues to hold both positions in the Clear Channel LA Radio Cluster (APD/MD at KIIS FM and PD at KYSR 98-7fm). In her “spare” time, Julie is a dedicated mentor and community leader. She donates time and resources to A Place Called Home in South Central and to the Youth Mentoring Connection. She is also passionate about discovering new music, mentoring new artists, and being creative with how radio can support the artist development process in the ever-changing music business.

Julie’s Awards, Honors and Acknowledgements include:

Andrew Jeffries, Head of AC Formats at 104.3 MYFM (Hot AC) and KOST 103.5 (AC)

Session #2 on Wednesday, October 19, 2011

With over two decades in executive positions in radio, Andrew Jeffries’ experience spans several continents and major music territories including New Zealand, England, Scotland, Australia and the US. A native New Zealander, Jeffries now
heads up AC Formats at Clear Channel Los Angeles’ 104.3 MYFM (Hot AC) and KOST 103.5 (AC). Prior positions include Program Director at Star San Francisco’s 101.3, Head of Programming for Music Choice Europe, and Program Director for KISS 100 London, KERRANG! Radio UK and Nova 93.7 in Perth Australia. He has also served as Program Director for Galaxy 105 (Yorkshire & Manchester), Beat 106 (Scotland), Southern FM (Brighton) and as Pro Tem Program Director for Ocean FM (Hampshire). Jeffries got his start in radio at River City Radio in Wanganui in New Zealand.

Jimmy Steal, VP of Programming at Power 106 (KPWR) / Emmis Radio Properties

Session #3 on Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Currently Power 106 (Los Angeles) / National VP of Programming for all Emmis Radio Properties, Jimmy has guided KPWR to its highest ratings ever, across all demos. Jimmy has been with Emmis for 12 years. Prior to this he served as Director of Programming at KEGL / KDMX Dallas for Clear Channel Dallas. Under his guidance, KDMX achieved its highest ratings in their 25-year history, and KEGL achieved its highest 12+ share since the mid 90s. Prior to this he was Program Director at WKRQ Cincinnati where he elevated the radio station to a 7.3 share 12+, its highest rating in 5 years. Before Cincinnati, Jimmy was Assistant Program Director / Music Director for KEGL Dallas during which time the station achieved its highest ratings in the history of his day-part and and he was a member of the team that achieved highest ratings ever for the frequency. At WXXL Orlando as Assistant Program Director / Music Director and on-air talent, he elevated the station from a 4 share to a 12 share 12+, its highest rank and share ever. Jimmy (and Power 106) have won multiple NAB Marconi Awards, R & R Achievement Awards, Radio Ink’s Best PD Awards (including 2010), and Radio Music Awards. Power 106 was just nominated for another NAB Marconi Award. Originally from New York City, Jimmy lives in Los Angeles with his wife Juli, and their two children Ally (13), and Dylan (11). He holds a BA in Communications / Radio and TV Production from the University of Central Florida.


Session #1 with KIIS FM’s Julile Pilat

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

6:00 p.m. – Registration and networking

7:00 p.m. – Program begins

8:15 p.m. – Break

9:30 p.m. – Program ends


Artist Managers, Producers & Artist Reps

A&R, Artist Development and Marketing Executives

Record, Distribution & Music Publishing Executives

Music & Entertainment Attorneys

Anyone seeking placement opportunities in advertising and branding campaigns.


Universal Mastering Studios

3400 Cahuenga Boulevard

Building C

Los Angeles, CA 90068

Tel: 818-286-6233


Universal Mastering Studios is in the same complex as LA Fitness, right next to Panasonic and in the former Hanna Barbera Buildinf. It is just east of major cross street Universal Studios Boulevard. Click here for map.


Parking is free, but please note that Universal Mastering Studios has only 5 spots allotted directly in front of the entrance to the studio. If these are full then continue into the parking structure where you will find more spots on level B2. Be sure to park ONLY in spots marked UMSW (Universal Mastering Studios West) – spots for NARIP event attendees will be reserved with traffic cones.


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2. Phone: 818-769-7007

Advance RSVP encouraged.

Pre-paid admission guarantees seating.

No refunds.

We appreciate your cooperation.


Call us at 818-769-7007 or email daniel AT narip DOTcom.


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KOST 103.5

Power 106

104.3 MYFM



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Date Sep 28, 2011
Event In LA - NARIP Radio Executive Session #1: Julie Pilat
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