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Saturday, February 18, 2006
CRS 2006 Attendence Stats = The Meeting's Future Is Assured
Country Radio Broadcasters, is reporting that attendance this year dropped just 1% from last year, despite rumors that circulated before the seminar that attendance would be off dramatically since several radio chains weren’t actively participating.
There were 1,913 full registrations this year, according to CRB, down from 1,946 last year. Another 766 came as ‘participating registrants,” meaning they attended just part of the trade show. That figure is up from 755 last year. Revenues from vendors were actually UP this year.
The much-reported fact that Clear Channel was not paying for its people to attend this year because (as they did for the past several years), they were not holding any revenue-generating group programming meetings before the CRS got rumors started that CRS attendance would be way down.
The fact: in 2005, Clear Channel registered about 90 people. Quite a number of those people paid their own way to CRS this year, and it was great to see so many of them who value the CRS and consider it an investment in their own careers. That is exactly how we have ALWAYS felt about Country Radio Seminar.