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Mondo.NYC Speaker

Todd Abramson

DJ, WFMU

Known on the WFMU airwaves as "Todd-O-Phonic Todd," Todd has been doing a weekly Saturday afternoon show for six years. The program features an intoxicating mix of both new and older music as well as guest appearances from the likes of Joan Jett, Paul Weller, Chrissie Hynde, Debbie Harry, John Waters and many other interviewees as well as live bands. Additionally, Todd now hosts "Yesterday's Numbers" on the station's new Rock and Soul Stream. He has also done many live DJ gigs. Todd is also a talent buyer in the live music realm. Formerly he was the buyer and an owner of the fabled Hoboken club Maxwell's. Currently he is involved with White Eagle Hall in Jersey City, Murmrr Theater in Brooklyn and the new venue TV Eye in Queens. He also acts as an independent promoter, putting shows into various rooms.

Radio, Live Transmission

Radio is still the number one source for new music discovery. With the emergence of new technologies and devices there are more ways than ever for audiences to discover new music and these new technologies are also providing new ways for radio stations to deliver their content to listeners. A Nielsen survey found that 83% of consumers say they’re listening to as much or more radio as they were before the pandemic. Radio has been around for over 100 years and is ever changing and dependable -- on our panel radio leaders discuss how they see the future of this vital format.