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Station Summit 2017 – SAM JAM and NewsReady Guitars!

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The annual Promax Station Summit is upon us, and Stephen Arnold Music (SAM) will be there with the best music in the local broadcast television industry!

If you are attending the conference, then save this date! Thursday night, June 22nd, it’s our 7th annual “After Hours SAM JAM,” featuring the sensational Byron Bordeaux. We’ll be jammin’ again at Elton John’s FIZZ Bar at Caesar’s Palace along with our many station friends from across the country from 9 p.m. until midnight!

While at Station Summit, stop by and check out our guitar display. This year it’s a NewsReady Giveaway and we’re giving away 5 guitars: for Weather – it’s a Rain Song guitar;  for Morning News – a Sunburst guitar; for Politics – a Bruce Springsteen “THE BOSS” signed American Flag guitar; for Sports – a Football Helmet guitar; and for Investigative Reporting – a Shovel guitar!

So make plans to stop by, have a chat, drop your card in the box and maybe walk away with one of these NewsReady guitars. The drawing is Thursday, June 22nd around 4:00pm, during the “Networking Break”. Remember, you must be present to win.

Good luck and hope to see you kickin’ it with us in Vegas… baby!

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Station Summit 2016 Wrap Up

Well, this year’s PromaxBDA Station Summit was a rousing success!  Besides the many meetings we had with dozens of clients, we had our Guitar Gods Giveaway, the Battle of the Promo Superstars session with our own Dave Baumann, an open suite party (complete with impromptu jam session) and, of course, our 6th Annual SAM Jam.

Wednesday night’s open suite was a first for us.  We decided to open up the doors and see who showed up … and I think that ended up being pretty much EVERYBODY, including our SAM Jam superstar Byron Bordeaux.  Now when you get Stephen, Byron, and some guitars in a room together, a jam is just gonna happen.  And thankfully, we didn’t get shut down by security this year!

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Also on Wednesday was Dave Baumann’s session. In this first Battle of the Promo Superstars, five TV stations from different ownership groups were presented with the same news story.  They were:

Leila Stilwell – KGTV San Diego (Scripps)
Steve Rifkin – WESH Orlando (Hearst)
Adrianne Anderson – KTLA Los Angeles (Tribune)
Drew Fowler – KXTV Sacramento (TEGNA)
Mike Hansen – WSYX Columbus OH (Sinclair)

They were given 48 hours to produce a full suite of TSR (targeted special report) promos, including a social media posting. They were not allowed to use any outside resources. From the results, it was clear that they approached the problem from different angles and arrived at a wide range of creative solutions. It was illuminating to see that while their efforts varied widely, all promos were seen as effective in attracting an audience.

Thursday had two big events.  First was our Guitar Gods Giveaway. Congrats to our winners!

Dave Rawson - WGME, John Kukla - KDFW, Stephen Arnold, Shandra Bohley - WCBD, Wes Pollard - WREG

Dave Rawson – WGME, John Kukla – KDFW, Stephen Arnold, Shandra Bohley – WCBD, Wes Pollard – WREG

And finally, the party everyone was waiting for, our 6th Annual SAM Jam!  This year, we invaded Elton John’s Fizz in Caesar’s Palace.  Byron brought along a great lineup this year, with William Shively (Boyz II Men) on bass and Alex Davis (The Family Stone) on drums.  It was an incredibly fun night, with tons of folks jumping up to sing and play.  I think my favorite moment of the night was when I realized that Byron and the band were all sitting out, while four attendees sat in and jammed out like they’d been playing together for years!

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And if you’ll forgive a little self indulgence on my part 🙂

It was a blast getting to perform with such amazing musicians!   We hope everyone had as much fun as we did.  See you next year!!

Station Summit 2016 – Guitar Gods Giveaway and a SAM JAM!

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The annual Promax Station Summit is upon us, and Stephen Arnold Music (SAM) will be there with the best music in the local broadcast television industry!

If you are attending the conference at The Mirage in Las Vegas, then stop by and check out our guitar display. This year it’s a Guitar Gods Giveaway and we’re giving away all 4 guitars on display: a Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster, a Jimmy Page Danelectro, an Eric Clapton Stratocaster, and a Stevie Ray Vaughn Stratocaster!

So make plans to stop by, have a chat, drop your card in the box and maybe walk away with one of these legendary guitars. The drawing is Thursday, June 23rd around 4:00pm, during the “Networking Break”. Remember, you must be present to win.

Thursday night, don’t miss our 6th annual “After Hours SAM JAM,” featuring the sensational Byron Bordeaux. This year we’ll be jammin’ at Elton John’s FIZZ Bar at Caeser’s Palace along with our many station friends from across the country from 9 p.m. until midnight!

Good luck and hope to see you kickin’ it with us in Vegas… baby!

Click here for more info about Station Summit »

PromaxBDA & Station Summit 2015 – That’s a wrap!

Well, that’s another pair of Promax conferences wrapped up and in the vault (no, not that Vault).  It was great getting to see everyone in Los Angeles and Las Vegas this year!  Normally, we’d be congratulating our two guitar winners, but this year we think Stephen may’ve been affected by that 115º Vegas summer heat, because he decided to give away six (6!) extra guitars in Vegas!

So first off, we’d like to congratulate Peter Burke from Accessible Media Inc, winner of our Tom Petty-signed Fender Stratocaster in L.A.

Next up is Esther Daily (KTVE/KARD), winner of our Las Vegas “Les Paul signed by Les Paul” giveaway.

And as we all know, if it’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing!  So congrats to Coeli Lara (Taylor 6-String Acoustic), Chad Larsen (Gibson Les Paul), Pat Beard (Martin 12-String Acoustic), Mikayla Steberl (Bohemian ‘Moonshine’), Larry Watzman (Fender Telecaster), and Ricardo Sigala (Fender Stratocaster).

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And then of course, there was the 5th Annual SAM Jam at the V-Bar, with special guest Byron Bordeaux.  It was a great night, made all the more fun by the large crowd of music lovers, including several who got up and joined in on the jam.  At one point, Byron and his bassist were sitting down, and the entire band was made up of party-goers jamming out to some classic Janis!

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So we’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who came out to see us.  Hope to run into you again next year!

The Sound of The Story – Promax Station Summit 2015

Les Paul Station Summit 2015
The annual Station Summit is upon us, and Stephen Arnold Music (SAM) will be there with the best music in the local broadcast television industry!
SAM JAM 2015

After Hours Station Summit

If you are attending the conference at The Mirage in Las Vegas, then stop by our special Promax guitar display — you’ll see some amazing legendary guitars from Stephen’s personal collection that are featured in his book, A Story of Six Strings.

We’ll also be giving away a collectible Gibson Les Paul signed by the legendary Les Paul.

So make plans to stop by, have a chat, drop your card in the box and maybe walk away with a classic, signed guitar. The drawing is Thursday, June 25 around 4:15pm, immediately after “The Next News Industry” session lets out. Remember, you must be present to win.

Thursday night, don’t miss our 5th annual “After Hours SAM JAM,” featuring the sensational Byron Bordaux. This year we’ll be jammin’ at V Bar at The Venetian along with our many station friends from across the country from 9 until 11pm!

Good luck and hope to see you kickin’ it with us in Vegas … baby!

Click here for more info about Station Summit »