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RAIN 3/2: AOL Music VP Namerow, TuneIn Radio CEO Moore added to RAIN Summit West agenda

Posted on: 03/02/2011

RSW ALSO ADDS UK RADIO EXPERT CRIDLAND, DOT.FM CHIEF BUNDY

Today we’re adding even more names to the long list of speakers set to join us at RAIN Summit West 2011 in Las Vegas. The new additions include big names from TuneIn Radio, AOL Radio and others. Let’s dive in!

First off, radio futurologist, insightful blogger and Managing Director of Media UK James Cridland (pictured right) will appear at RAIN Summit West 2011 (more on Cridland can be found here). He’ll be joined by Lisa Namerow (pictured left), VP of AOL Music Network. Both have appeared in the pages of RAIN often (like when Namerow was spotlighted in AdWeek here) and we’re delighted to have them on board.

We’re also pleased to announce that two RAIN Summit veterans will be returning to RAIN Summit West 2011. Bill Moore (pictured below right), CEO/founder of TuneIn Radio (formerly RadioTime) will appear, as will CEO of BRS Media and DOT.fm George Bundy (pictured left).

RAIN Summit West is the premiere learning, sharing, and networking event of the year for Internet radio — and this year’s Summit is shaping up to be our best ever! It will feature, among a long list of speakers, a unique keynote from CBS Radio President and CEO Dan Mason.

RAIN Summit West 2011 takes place on April 11 in Las Vegas during the NAB Show. You can find out more — and register to attend — right here. We hope to see you there!

PANDORA ADDS 5 UPPER-LEVEL AD EXECS

Pandora has added five new members to its advertising executive team. Heidi Browning, formerly EVP, Global Digital Officer at Universal McCann, joins Pandora as Senior Vice President of Sales and Planning. Dan Weiner is Pandora’s new Vice President of Sales, arriving from Fox Audience Network.

Pandora also has added Rhonda Bitterman as Director of Southeast Advertising Sales, Alan Simkowski as Director of Sales in Chicago and Glenn Chin as National Director, Strategic Partnerships in Portland. Pandora has more info in their press release here.

X1FM.COM FORCED TO LET GO ON-AIR STAFF

Online radio station X1FM.com made the tough decision to let go its on-air staff today. The station’s management will remain in place, as will the site and mobile apps. “X1FM is in the midst of re-imaging itself,” reads the website. “Stay tuned.”

X1FM.com is an online-only webcaster based in San Diego, CA. They offer a variety of streams with live DJs, including alternative, classic rock, electronic, rock en espanol, eighties and more. Find their website here.

NEW PANASONIC STEREOS BOAST WI-FI, BLUETOOTH

Panasonic has launched a new line of stereos, including two that stream Internet radio. Both the SC-HC55 and SC-HC05 include Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as built-in Bluetooth so you can stream anything you want from a smartphone.

You can also control Internet radio playback via the vTuner iPhone app. The SC-HC55 (pictured) will retail for $200 and the and the SC-HC05 for $180. Find Panasonic’s press release here.



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