President, Alan Burns & Associates
Alan Burns and Associates have provided winning strategic and tactical advice to radio broadcasters and other media properties around the world for over 30 years. AB&A’s services to radio span the spectrum from strategic planning to development of compelling content, talent coaching, music, marketing, promotion, and expansion into digital media. Alan’s unique mix of both left and right-brain skills enables him to guide clients through both disciplined strategic processes and free-wheeling creative projects. The company’s creative and strategic prowess has helped drive ratings successes in both large and smaller markets across the U.S. and around the globe. Alan lives and works on a small island at the Gulf of Mexico with his wife Donna and his wonderdog, Diesel.
CEO, Amplifi Media/Co-Founder, SONIC Ai
Steven Goldstein is CEO of audio innovation firm Amplifi Media. Amplifi works with top media companies and podcasters advising on digital content strategy, activation and development for on-demand audio (podcasting).
Recognizing the potential of smart speakers, Amplifi Media joined forces in 2017 with Jacobs Media to form Sonic Ai, an initiative to help brands develop effective audio strategies for smart speakers including Amazon Echo and Google Home.
Goldstein is recognized as a thought leader in audio programming, marketing and management. He has created and developed successful radio brands around the country, as well as nurtured and advanced local and national broadcast talent.
Steve’s experience includes executive positions at The NBC Radio Network and ABC Radio. He was a founding partner of Saga Communications (NYSE:SGA), serving as Executive Vice President and Group Program Director from the company’s formation in 1986 until 2015 when he started Amplifi Media.