Tag: The Next Wave Of Radio: Exploring The Artificial Intelligence Revolution

Maria Kestner


August 2-3

JW Marriott

Downtown Austin

When I was young, my mom compared me to Katie Couric, saying I had the name and energy for TV news. Sporting my made-for-broadcast name (Maria Mazzotta), I joined my high school radio and TV broadcasting club and went on to host a Tuesday night radio show on the Denison University WDUB- The Doobie!

Turns out my passion for broadcast isn’t on-air, but instead behind the scenes!  I spent 16 years selling the #1CBS affiliate in the United States- WHIO- the ACM award-winning K99.1FM, and the newspaper on which Cox Media Group was founded.  A 2-time President’s Circle Award winner, Million Dollar Digital Seller and Cox Health Marketing team member, I’ve joined the forces at Futuri Media to promote and support stations and media companies across the globe!   We are at the intersection of media, content, AI and technology and I’m thrilled to be at the center of it! 

In my free time, I enjoy traveling, riding the Cleveland sports waves, Italian food, nature, yoga and reading; and daily fitness is essential to keep up with my 4 athletic kids, my husband and my dog!

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