iHeartMedia co-founder, chairman and CEO Bob Pittman will sit down at the 2023 NAB Show with iHeart and Premiere Networks personality Angela Yee for “Math & Magic: Stories from the Frontiers of Marketing with Bob Pittman,” a live podcast conversation open to all NAB Show attendees on April 16 at 3 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Pittman heads the leading audio company in America by reach, delivering industry-leading audio content, programming and personalities to a quarter of a billion listeners every month across broadcast radio, streaming digital radio and podcasting. Yee is an influencer and award-winning host of the nationally syndicated “Way Up with Angela Yee” broadcast radio show and the “Lip Service” podcast. Bringing their diverse experiences to the table, Pittman and Yee will discuss ways that the smartest marketers in radio can cut through the noise, time after time – and together they will break down the math and magic of marketing.
“Bob and Angela are powerhouses in the world of audio because they are both dynamic, forward-looking thinkers who know how to connect with audiences,” said NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt. “This is a great opportunity to hear these industry leaders in conversation, sharing valuable marketing insights and professional wisdom – and undoubtedly some fantastic stories from their remarkable careers.”
Pittman began his career in audio at age 15 as an on-air radio announcer in his native Mississippi. He went on to become the co-founder and programmer who led the team that created MTV, and he subsequently served as CEO of MTV Networks, AOL Networks, Six Flags Theme Parks, Quantum Media, Century 21 Real Estate and Time Warner Enterprises. Pittman also has served as COO of America Online and AOL Time Warner. He is a founding member of the New York-based Pilot Group investment firm and co-founder of Casa Dragones tequila.
In addition to being an inductee into the Advertising Hall of Fame, the Cable Hall of Fame and the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame, Pittman is one of Advertising Age’s “50 Pioneers and Visionaries of TV” and “10 Marketers Who Changed American Culture.” He received the International Radio and Television Society’s Gold Medal, the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award and a Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Award. Pittman was also recognized in Life magazine’s “Five Original Thinkers of the ’80s” and as the eighth of Life magazine’s “50 Most Influential Boomers.”
Angela Yee was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and has been on air for nearly two decades interviewing top entertainers and newsmakers including President Barack Obama, Vice President Kamala Harris, Dave Chapelle, 50 Cent, Issa Rae, Cardi B, Jay-Z, Eminem and Nas. She launched her radio career at Sirius XM Satellite Radio, where she served as co-host on Shade 45’s “Cipha Sounds Effect” morning show and her own radio shows, “Lip Service” and “The Morning After with Angela Yee.” Moving on from SiruisXM, Yee became co-host with DJ Envy and Charlamagne tha God of the Radio Hall of Fame show “The Breakfast Club” on New York City’s Power 105.1. The No. 1 radio program in The Source-s “Power 30” issue for five years in a row, the show has become the bullhorn for modern culture and a top-rated contemporary hip-hop/R&B morning show.
Yee is the recipient of two Gracie Awards, a Spirit of Detroit Award, a WEEN Mission Award, a Shirley Chisholm Women of Distinction Award, a Vice-Chancellor’s Achievement Award for AFUWI, a 2020 Airblazer Award from Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) and a Talentmasters Morning Show Bootcamp award.