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RAIN 8/18: RAIN Summit Chicago nearing "sell-out" point

Posted on: 08/18/2011

IF YOU PLAN TO JOIN US FOR RAIN SUMMIT 9/13, BUY TODAY

There’s only a small handful of passes still available for our RAIN Summit Chicago event coming up Tuesday, September 13, right before the NAB/RAB Radio Show.

In fact, we recommend you secure your registration as soon as possible here. Standard registration is $249. Fulltime broadcasters and webcasters can get a discounted rate of $179 when registering with an existing radio or online radio domain (eg: WXRT.com or accuradio.com) in their e-mail address.

Pandora founder and Chief Strategy Officer Tim Westergren will deliver the RAIN Summit Chicago keynote address. And, for the first time at a RAIN Summit event, Slacker CEO/President Jim Cady will take part as a panelist. We’ll pack the afternoon with informative panels, a research presentation from knowDigital, and the presentation of the 2nd Annual RAIN Internet Radio Awards. Plus, plenty of networking opportunities! Take a look a the full agenda here.

Register for RAIN Summit Chicago before we’re sold out here.

2010’S TOP-BILLING STATION MAKING 2011 ALL ABOUT DIGITAL

The top billing radio station of 2010, Washington D.C.‘s WTOP, is aggressively forging ahead online. The station launched a redesigned website earlier this year and has since doubled its staff (including two full-time traffic Tweeters, more here) and restructured its online department.

In recent weeks WTOP also unveiled a mobile version of its website, which has since become one of its top 10 sections.

“We are in the process of transforming our operation into a digital news organization,” said director of digital media John Meyer. He says the company’s goal is to “further the story across as many platforms as we can.” Talkers Magazine has more coverage here.

PANDORA TO RELEASE Q2 FINANCIALS 8/25

Pandora will release its second quarter financial results on Thursday, August 25. A conference call will take place at 5pm Eastern to discuss the results and a live audiocast of the event will be available on the Pandora Investor Relations website (here). Find Pandora’s press release here.

SHUFFLER.FM REVAMPS, LAUNCHING iPAD APP

Music service Shuffler.fm has redesigned its website and has submitted an iPad app to Apple for approval. The service takes mp3 files from music blogs across the web and streams them one-after-another, much like a radio service (though the site describes itself as an “audio magazine”).

The Guardian has more coverage here.



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