Experience

Jerry Smith

ABOUT

Jerry Smith has been in the music and entertainment industry for 35 years. His on-air radio experience is very diverse, from Gospel to Rock, Top 40, R&B, Urban AC, Classic Rock, Oldies, Hip Hop, and AC.

Jerry uses all of his format experiences to program his stations at a high level. Smith has developed groundbreaking programming for the Contemporary Gospel Radio format. After the rating success of WNNL, The Light 103.9 FM in Raleigh, North Carolina, a wave of Inspiration stations were launched nationwide using The Light 103.9 as its model. Jerry was the content coordinator for Radio One’s gospel stations overseeing 14 stations and helped to launch 7 of those stations nationwide.

Jerry Smith was a part of the brain trust team for several of Urban One’s biggest events. The Women’s Empowerment Network Expo, The Radio One Love Cruise, Lamplighter Awards Show, and the Radio One Comedy Tour.

JAS Consulting is a company that specializes in consulting the Gospel music radio format, radio promotions for national recording artists, booking agency, concerts, and special events planner.

In addition to Smith’s love for radio, Smith has a passion for helping bring people together and for assisting them to enhance their lives through motivation and information. Smith always stresses the message “Knowledge Is Power, and The More We Know the More We Grow.”

– Jerry Smith, CEO, Gospel Music Programmer, Teacher, Visionary, and Entrepreneur

Zodiac: Pisces

Love: God | Family | Radio!

Dislike: Negative people

Favorite saying: Knowledge Is Power!!

Nickname: Buddy

Radio & Records “The Keys For Success”

In this mastery session, I will give information on the best practices on how to get radio airplay. We will discuss the importance of your music production. When and how to reach out to radio stations, Program and Music Directors. We will talk about what the music decision-makers listen for when picking music to play on their radio stations.

You will learn the importance of having a radio promotions person on your team and more.
You will be well informed and be able to navigate the business of radio and records. This session is a must for independent artists.

ALL SESSIONS FEATURING MASTERY LESSONS

Saturday
August 21, 2021

10:00am - 12:00pm | Breakout Sessions 

Breakout 1: Style: What is it exactly?
10:15AM-11:00AM

Category: Mastery 

Feature: Carl McLaurin 

Host(s): AMPBULL 

Style: Interactive/Limited Seating



Breakout 2: Panel Discussion 
Entertainment Law: The Music and the Money
10:15AM-11:00AM

Category: Mastery 

Feature: Andre Bright, Chrystal Redding  

Host(s): Favor 97.3 

Style: Interactive/Limited Seating

Breakout 3: It’s a Vibe: Creating the Atmosphere for Your Event
11:15AM-12:00AM

Category: Mastery 

Feature: Joye Speight

Host(s): The Concenergy Group

Style: Interactive/Limited Seating

Breakout 4: Panel Discussion
Radio & Records “The Keys For Success”
11:15AM-12:00AM

Category: Mastery 

Feature: Jerry Smith, Thomas K. Lytle 

Host(s): Favor 97.3 

Style: Interactive/Limited Seating

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LVITTO LVitto Kelcey Ledbetter SunQueen Kelcey David Scott Binanay David Scott Binanay Elijah Rosario Elijah Rosario Kimberly Michelle Max Rex Chrystal Redding Andre Bright Thomas K. Lytle Joye Speight Chocolate GRIFF Deacon Grey Dreamroot Dj Disco d DJ HALO DJ HALO DJ Grant DJ Grant Dj Bigg L Dj Bigg L DJ SHOWOUT DJ Spotlite Jerry Smith Craig Carter Shevonne Pearson Carl L. McLaurin Carlitta Durand Butler Knowles Saxtalk Ashley LaRue DJ Skaz Digga Dory Dots Sunny J Zo Blow Graeme Slonaker DJ ALLNITE DJ Cozart