Sunday, April 2, 12:30 pm

Sarah Van Mosel (EVP, Podcast Revenue, iHeart Media), Corey Boutilier (Senior Account Director - Connecticut Public Media), Chaz (WPLR, morning host) and moderator Steve Goldstein (CEO, Amplifi Media) explore the latest audio industry trends. Whether you are a podcast creator, musician, or broadcaster, don't miss this chance to hear insider perspectives and strategies.

Steve Goldstein is an internationally recognized executive and leader in scaling and refining audio ventures across podcasting, radio, satellite radio, and voice platforms. He has developed scores of successful podcast initiatives, radio shows, top talent, and monetization strategies.

Known for his creativity, unique diagnostic tools, and ability to see what’s next, Goldstein was early to podcasting, launching Amplifi Media in 2015. Before that, he was a founding partner and EVP of Saga Communications (NASDAQ: SGA). The company grew to more than 100 radio stations and became publicly traded on the American Stock Exchange. Amplifi is an audio advisory firm guiding clients through strategy, content development, organizational efficiency, and content discovery. The company is trusted by Ramsey Solutions (Dave Ramsey), EY (Ernst & Young), ABC News, NBCUniversal TV, Skyview Networks, CurtCo Media, Beasley Media, SpokenLayer, SiriusXM, and more. Amplifi also co-produces the top “branded” podcast in the U.S.

In addition, Goldstein is an educator and creator of The Business of Podcasting Course for NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. A prolific thought leader, he speaks about the future of audio at major conferences and writes a globally followed blog about podcasting and all things audio.

Corey Boutilier is Sr. Account Director for Connecticut Public. In his role he helps raise funding for CT Public’s content and distribution which includes CPTV Television (PBS), WNPR Radio (NPR), and live-stream and on-demand digital content. CT Public’s reach is state-wide in Connecticut and includes Fairfield County, with parts of Massachusetts and New York. Prior to joining CT Public, For the past decade he served as WNYC Studios and New York Public Radio’s Podcast Lead. In that role he was responsible for raising revenue and working with a roster of top ranked national shows including Radiolab, Freakonomics Radio, On the Media, and Science Friday. He was also responsible for several podcast launches and their go to market strategies including Dolly Parton’s America, Radiolab’s More Perfect, MoMA a Piece of Work, 2 Dope Queens, and New Yorker Radio Hour. In his career, Corey has raised millions of dollars in sponsorship revenue for several podcasts. Prior to joining WNYC he ran the film website independentfilm.com, and directed two feature length documentaries which screened in several theaters throughout the state as part of the Connecticut Film Festival.

Sarah van Mosel is the Executive Vice President of Podcast Revenue at iHeartMedia. iHeart is the #1 Podcast Network in the world, with nearly half a billion downloads per month.

Prior to joining iHeart, she was Chief Revenue Officer at Stitcher.  van Mosel led podcast revenue strategy across SiriusXM, Pandora and Stitcher and was part of the leadership team that oversaw Stitcher’s acquisition by SiriusXM in October 2020. Following the acquisition, she was responsible for integrating Stitcher’s sales organization, setting direction for revenue growth, and scaling opportunities for podcast monetization. 

A long-time champion of the industry and creator community, van Mosel held multiple executive roles within the podcast space. As Chief Podcast Sales and Strategy Officer at Market Enginuity, van Mosel built the monetization engine for podcasts from PRX, Radiotopia, The Moth, and TED Talks Daily. In addition to overseeing revenue generation, van Mosel drove content acquisition and business development across 13 public media stations in the top 10 U.S. markets. 

Prior to Market Enginuity, van Mosel launched the U.S. sales operations of Acast. Under her leadership, Acast signed partners such as Buzzfeed, Mic, First Look Media, Conde Nast, and many other independent creators.

Before joining Acast, van Mosel was VP, Sponsorship at WNYC. There, she built the ad tech and revenue infrastructure around podcasts including Radiolab, Freakonomics, and Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin, and launched public radio podcast network, WNYC Studios.  She was a founding member of the IAB Podcast Working Group in 2013, which established best practices in podcast measurement, and served as the working group co-chair for many years.

Co-host, Chaz and AJ in the Morning
Connecticut’s Number One Morning Show
99.1 WPLR, New Haven and 95.9 The FOX, Stamford/Norwalk

Chaz and AJ in the Morning is a winner of the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Award for Best Medium-market Morning Show. Now in its 20th year, it is the longest running morning show in the New Haven radio market and the highest rated in 99.1 WPLR’s over 50-year history. It also airs on 95.9 The Fox covering Fairfield County.

Chaz, a native of Connecticut, grew up listening to WPLR. He learned radio at 13 years old through a training program for underprivileged children.

He began at WPLR as an intern and rose up through the ranks to eventually host the night show. In 1994 Chaz became the morning show host on Z-Rock for the ABC Radio networks and was heard in 42 radio markets throughout the country and worldwide on the Armed Forces Radio Network.

Years later, he was hired to do mornings on WRCN in Long Island and that’s where he met his radio partner, AJ, who was fired from the morning show when he was hired (awkward). A few years later, Chaz hired AJ to co-host the morning show with him and they’ve been partners for over 26 years.

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