iHeartMedia CEO Bob Pittman will be the keynote speaker at this year’s DASH Conference, November 4-5 in Detroit.

Eric Rhoads, chairman and CEO of Radio Ink — which co-presents the DASH conference with Jacobs Media — says, “Bob Pittman is not only the great evangelist of radio,  he is also leading the radio industry into the future. We are honored to have him present his compelling and thought-provoking vision to DASH attendees.”

Pittman adds, “Radio is unequaled in terms of its importance to the consumer, and nowhere more than in the car. The first thing most people do when they get into the car is turn on the radio — because our personalities are your trusted best friends sitting next to you, providing the entertainment and information you need throughout your day.  And with the growth of the digital dash, we have even more opportunities to make radio available where our consumers want to find it.”

Jacobs Media President Fred Jacobs says, “When we first launched DASH three years ago, our mission was to bring together leaders from broadcasting and automotive at the highest levels. Bob is truly the most powerful person in radio, and his appearance at DASH underscores the importance of radio across every platform, from AM/FM broadcast radio in the dash to the ‘connected car’ — as well as this conference.”

The DASH Conference takes place November 4-5 at the Westin Hotel in the Detroit Metropolitan Airport.