2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Adult Rock Music Meeting

At a radio station, the programming staff meets regularly to decide which new songs they're going to add to their playlist. At these "music meetings," songs are presented that many of the participants are hearing for the first time. We'll dig deep to find exciting unreleased music to play for our esteemed panel of adult rock radio professionals. Audience members and panelists alike will rate each song 1-10 immediately after auditioning each track, and discussion about their potential for radio airplay will ensue from both sides of the floor.



Sean Coakley



Has spent the last twenty-one years with Songlines, a radio marketing and promotion company specializing in rock and roots music for adults. Previously, he headed MMA Management/rooArt Records (INXS), North America (1991–93) which followed twelve years of radio promotion and artist development at Arista (1983–91) and ATCO/Atlantic (1978–83). Loves family, dogs, babies and baseball.


Norm Winer

Program Dir

WXRT Radio


Jim McGuinn

Program Dir

KCMP The Current

Jim McGuinn joined 89.3 The Current in January 2009 as Program Director and on-air host. Ever since seeing the Clash for his first concert, McGuinn has been hooked on rock 'n' roll- whether via radio, playing bass, or corrupting our youth by teaching an actual university course in "Rock and Roll Cinema." He lives in St Paul with his son Jameson, cat Sylvia, and tremendously understanding wife Christine.

David Dye

Radio Programmer


Host of NPR's World Café daily on over 220 public radio stations,


Rita Houston

Program Dir


Rita Houston Radio DJ and Program Director at WFUV in New York City.


Bob Waugh

Program Dir


Bob Waugh began his radio career at WLIR on Long Island in 1979, before moving to WXRK New York in 1985, and WHFS Washington in 1991, where he played a key role in the development of the legendary HFStival. Bob’s been the Program Director at AAA WRNR in Annapolis, Maryland since 2004.
A lifelong music fan and crossword puzzle aficionado, Bob worships at the altar of James Mercer while ingesting copious amounts of lump crabmeat.

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