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RAIN 9/12: First Summit in RAIN's hometown takes place tomorrow
·Sep 12, 05:22 AM
Posted by: Michael Schmitt

WELCOME TO THE DOZENS OF SPEAKERS, HUNDREDS OF ATTENDEES ARRIVING IN CHICAGO

Our fall conference, RAIN Summit Chicago, takes place tomorrow at the Hyatt Regency.

RAIN is happy to welcome into Chicago:

  • Michael Fischer, Triton Digital’s SVP of Engagement, who will join Presslaff Interactive President Ruth Presslaff on our Online Tools That Drive Offline Listening panel.
  • Larry Leung, AirKast’s CEO and Livio Radio CEO & Co-Founder Jake Sigal, both of whom will speak as part of our Mobile Streaming — Making It Work panel.
  • Paul Krasinski, Arbitron’s SVP of Digital Media and Analytics. He’ll join our Sizing up Your Audience panel.
  • The panelists of the Digital Face-off panel: Shane Colton (freelance radio writer and producer), Bob Merlotti (Creative Lead at Digitas) and Bob Monachino (Radio Creative Director, Writer & Radio Producer at Radio Bob Resort). The panel is sponsored by Triton Digital and will be moderated by Patrick Reynolds, Executive Vice President of Marketing at Triton Digital.
  • They’ll join more than 30 other panelists and speakers, including Pandora founder Tim Westergren and Slacker CEO Jim Cady. You can find the full agenda for tomorrow’s RAIN Summit Chicago here.

    The Summit is sold-out, but even if you don’t have a ticket you’re invited to join us for our RAIN Reader Cocktail Party. It takes place 6-7:30pm at Truffles on the Blue Level (second-level) of the Hyatt Regency (West Tower).

    RAIN Summit Chicago 2011 is sponsored (in part) by AdSwizz, Davis Wright Tremaine, Radio-Info, Live365 and Angel Street Capital.

    NEW CUSTOMIZABLE iHEARTRADIO LANDS IN iPHONE APP STORE

    Clear Channel has updated its iHeartRadio iPhone app to include the new Pandora-like custom radio features. The new beta update launched last week (RAIN coverage here).

    An update for iHeartRadio on Android devices is coming “in the near future,” said Clear Channel.

    The app includes most of the new features found on the new iHeartRadio website: thumbs-up and -down ratings, a dial to request more familiar or unfamiliar music and Clear Channel’s hundreds of AM/FM streams.

    TRITON DIGITAL LAUNCHES NEW SOCIAL, MOBILE RADIO SERVICES

    Triton Digital has launched a number of new ehancements and services “aimed at expanding radio stations’ abilities to capture audiences across social media and mobile devices.”

    The updates include UGC (user-generated content) Contesting, Enhanced Social Media Integration, Mobile Marketing and Loyalty Club Registration, and QR Code Registration and Contesting.

    You can find Triton Digital’s full press release here.

    NEW PIONEER STEREOS PACK NET RADIO, AIRPLAY COMPATIBILITY

    Pioneer has announced a pair of new Wi-Fi stereos with Pandora, iHeartRadio and vTuner built-in.

    The stereos also support Apple’s AirPlay system, allowing users to stream any audio from their iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to the stereo. Prices start at $400 and Engadget has more coverage here.



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