RAIN: Radio And Internet Newsletter
RAIN Summit Chicago
Chicago, IL at the Hyatt Regency
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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Join us for RAIN Summit Chicago!
Hyatt Regency Chicago,
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Join us in Chicago this fall for another gathering in our growing series ofHyatt Regency Chicago world-class Internet radio conferences. RAIN Summit Chicago is shaping up to be one of the premiere learning, sharing, and networking events of the year for Internet radio professionals.

You can register to attend right here. Last year's gathering sold out and we're VERY CLOSE to doing so again this year -- so be sure to register soon!

This year's RAIN Summit Chicago will conclude with the presentation of the second-annual RAIN Summit Awards. You can find out more right here.

Broadcast radio executives, Internet radio entrepreneurs, and sales and technology visionaries will convene at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, IL for engaging panels and presentations on technical and legal aspects of the business, programming expertise, and business strategies.

Join RAIN's Kurt Hanson and Paul Maloney and a slate of industry leaders for a packed afternoon of information and networking.
Agenda:
(More details to be announced soon!)
12:00
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12:05
INTRODUCTIONS
RAIN publisher Kurt Hanson and editor Paul Maloney welcome you to this year's Summit!
12:05
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12:35
PANEL: ONLINE TOOLS THAT DRIVE OFFLINE LISTENING
How are stations are using social media, mobile apps, video and even streaming to build their broadcast audience. Hear from experts on what works, what doesn't.

Panelists: Michael Fischer (Triton Digital), Andy Friedman (Merlin Broadcasting), Dan Shelley (Radio One), Annette Tonti (Mofuse).
Moderator: Ruth Presslaff (Presslaff Interactive).
12:35
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12:42
PECHA KUCHA
Presented by Abacast CEO Rob Green.
12:45
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1:15
PANEL: MOBILE STREAMING -- MAKING IT WORK
Some stations have more users listening on mobile devices than on computers. What do stations have to do in order to make finding and listening to their station easy and appealing to listeners? How is a mobile listener different? How are listening sessions different on mobile devices? What's the formula for winning at the mobile streaming game?

Panelists: Jim Cady (Slacker), Larry Leung (AirKast), Jake Sigal (Livio Radio).
Moderator: Michael Theodore (IAB).
1:20
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1:50
PANEL: SIZING UP YOUR AUDIENCE
There are several ways to measure a streaming online audience -- as an online medium or as radio? What are the strengths and weaknesses of each method? Should there be uniformity in measurement metrics? What method will drive the most revenue into the marketplace? We'll hear experts from several measurement companies debate these topics and more.

Panelists: Phillip Beswick (The Media Audit), Rob Favre (Triton Digital), Paul Krasinski (Arbitron).
Moderator: Dave Rahn (Custom Channels).
1:50
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2:20
KEYNOTE: KURT HANSON
RAIN publisher Kurt Hanson will deliver his keynote address.
2:20
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2:50
PANEL: HOW TO ADVERTISE TO MOBILE LISTENERS
Listening on mobile devices means a different set of assets for the advertiser. In order to engage a mobile listener the message needs to be different. What are the best tools for boosting responses to mobile audio ads? Who is running an audio ad campaign that is doing this well?

Panelists: Eyal Goldwerger (TargetSpot), Jeff Pescatello (Radio Loyalty), Doug Sterne (Pandora).
Moderator: Paul Jacobs (JacAPPS).
2:50
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3:20
NETWORKING BREAK
Sponsored by DOT.fm.
3:20
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3:50
PANEL: DIGITAL FACE-OFF
Sponsored by Triton Digital. "Does Radio Creative Still Leave the Light On?" Triton Digital's Patrick Reynolds will host a frank discussion with some of the industry's most celebrated radio creatives on where radio is quality-wise, why, and how it can become a creative showcase opportunity once more with the addition of digital extensions afforded by IP-based delivery.

Panelists: Shane Colton, Bob Merlotti (Digitas), Bob Monachino (Radio Bob Resort).
Moderator: Patrick Reynolds (Triton Digital).
3:50
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3:57
PECHA KUCHA
Presented by Listener Driven Radio President & Co-Founder Daniel Anstandig.
4:00
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4:20
PANEL: TALK TO MY LAWYER
This panel will discuss legal issues related to streaming, privacy and ad serving, and royalties.

Panelists: Angus MacDonald (Live365), David Oxenford (Davis Wright Tremaine), Colin Rushing (SoundExchange).
Moderator: Tom Taylor (Radio-Info).
4:20
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4:30
RESEARCH PRESENTATION: KNOWDIGITAL
Sam Milkman, President of knowDigital, will discuss "6 Ways to Deepen Your Fan Connection on Facebook."
4:30
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5:00
PANEL: GIVE LISTENERS WHAT THEY WANT
Programming features such as on demand streaming, skipping, time shifting and ad free listening options can be a meaningful ways for stations to expand their audience and brand. Hear from content providers and the platforms and tools they are using.

Panelists: Brian Lakamp (Clear Channel), Lisa Namerow (AOL Radio), William Sanchez (Fox News Radio)
Moderator: Zackary Lewis (Liquid Compass).
5:05
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5:35
KEYNOTE: TIM WESTERGREN
Pandora's founder and Chief Strategy Officer Tim Westergren will deliver his keynote address.
5:35
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5:50
PRESENTATION OF RAIN INTERNET RADIO AWARDS
RAIN will announce the winners of the second-annual RAIN Internet Radio Awards.
5:50
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5:55
CLOSING REMARKS
COCKTAIL PARTY
Sponsored by Radio-Info. Join us immediately after the Summit's conclusion for cocktails and appetizers, to be held in a ballroom overlooking the Chicago River. More details to be announced soon!
Speakers:
(More to be added soon!)
Tim Westergren
TIM WESTERGREN
Pandora
Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
Jim Cady
JIM CADY
Slacker
CEO & President
DANIEL ANSTANDIG
DANIEL ANSTANDIG
Listener Driven Radio
President & Co-Founder
PHILLIP BESWICK
PHILLIP BESWICK
The Media Audit
Executive Vice President, Media Group Sales
Shane Colton
SHANE COLTON
Freelance radio writer and producer.
ROB FAVRE
ROB FAVRE
Triton Digital
Chief Compliance Officer & GM of Data and Analytics
Michael Fischer
MICHAEL FISCHER
Triton Digital
SVP of Engagement
Andy Friedman
ANDY FRIEDMAN
Merlin Broadcasting
Vice President of Internet Initiatives
EYAL GOLDWERGER
EYAL GOLDWERGER
TargetSpot
CEO
Rob Green
ROB GREEN
Abacast
CEO
Paul Jacobs
PAUL JACOBS
JacAPPS
General Manager
PAUL KRASINSKI
PAUL KRASINSKI
Arbitron
SVP of Digital Media and Analytics
Brian Lakamp
BRIAN LAKAMP
Clear Channel
EVP of Digital Media at Premiere Radio Networks
Larry Leung
LARRY LEUNG
AirKast
CEO
Zackary Lewis
ZACKARY LEWIS
Liquid Compass
Founder and CEO
Angus MacDonald
ANGUS MACDONALD
Live365
General Counsel
Bob Merlotti
BOB MERLOTTI
Digitas
Creative Lead
Sam Milkman
SAM MILKMAN
KNOWDigital
President
Bob Monachino
BOB MONACHINO
Radio Bob Resort
Radio Creative Director, Writer & Radio Producer
Lisa Namerow
LISA NAMEROW
AOL Radio
General Manager
David Oxenford
DAVID OXENFORD
Davis Wright Tremaine
Partner & Editor of DWT's Broadcast Law Blog
JEFF PESCATELLO
JEFF PESCATELLO
Radio Loyalty
EVP (Lenco Mobile)
Ruth Presslaff
RUTH PRESSLAFF
Presslaff Interactive
President
Dave Rahn
DAVE RAHN
Custom Channels
Co-Founder & Co-President
Patrick Reynolds
PATRICK REYNOLDS
Triton Digital
Executive Vice President of Marketing
Colin Rushing
COLIN RUSHING
SoundExchange
General Counsel
WILLIAM SANCHEZ
WILLIAM SANCHEZ
Fox News Radio
Director & Executive Producer of Web Operations
Dan Shelley
DAN SHELLEY
Radio One
General Manager of Digital
Jake Sigal
JAKE SIGAL
Livio Radio
CEO & Co-Founder
Doug Sterne
DOUG STERNE
Pandora
Vice President of Audio Sales
Tom Taylor
TOM TAYLOR
Radio-Info.com
Executive News Editor
Michael Theodore
MICHAEL THEODORE
Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)
Vice President of Member Services
ANNETTE TONTI
ANNETTE TONTI
MoFuse
CEO
Pandora founder Tim Westergren
to keynote RAIN Summit Chicago
on September 13th
CHICAGO --Pandora Chief Strategy Officer and founder Tim Westergren will keynote RAIN Summit Chicago on Tuesday, September 13th, RAIN: Radio And Internet Newsletter (kurthanson.com) publisher Kurt Hanson and RAIN Summits President Jennifer Lane announced today.

RAIN Summit Chicago, RAIN's first conference in its hometown, will immediately precede the NAB/RAB Radio Show 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Previous keynote speakers at RAIN Summit events have included Bonneville International CEO Bruce Reese (Washington DC, 2010), NPR SVP/Digital Media Kinsey Wilson (Las Vegas, 2010), Pandora CEO Joe Kennedy (Toronto, 2010), and CBS Radio President/CEO Dan Mason (Las Vegas, 2011).

"We're thrilled to have Tim speaking again at a RAIN Summit," said Hanson. "He's helped take Pandora from being on the verge of bankruptcy three years ago (during the CRB royalty crisis) to being one of the top five radio companies in America by enterprise value today. And it's great that Tim's willing to share his experience and insights and advice with broadcasters."

RAIN Summit Chicago will culminate with the presentation of the second-annual RAIN Internet Radio Awards and the always-anticipated RAIN Reader Cocktail Party (to be held in a ballroom overlooking the Chicago River). RAIN will announce additional speakers and panelists in the coming weeks.

RAIN Summit Chicago is an official partner event of the NAB/RAB RadioShow. Click here to register. For information on the event or for sponsorship information contact RAIN Summits President Jennifer Lane at lane.jennifer-at-gmail.com.

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ABOUT TIM WESTERGREN: Tim Westergren founded Pandora in January 2000 and now serves as its Chief Strategy Officer. Tim is an award-winning composer, an accomplished musician and a record producer with 20 years of experience in the music industry. He has recorded with independent labels, managed artists, owned a commercial digital recording studio, scored feature films, produced albums, and performed extensively. His main instrument is the piano, but over the years he has played the bassoon, drums and clarinet and his musical background spans such genres as rock, blues, jazz and classical music. Tim received his B.A. from Stanford University, where he studied computer acoustics and recording technology. A musician's musician, he is obsessed with helping talented emerging artists connect with the music fans most likely to appreciate their music. In addition to guiding Pandora's overall strategy and vision, Tim now spends most of his time as Pandora's chief evangelist -- traveling the country to meet with listeners to collect feedback, research local music, and spread the word of the Music Genome Project.

ABOUT RAIN: RAIN: Radio And Internet Newsletter is a leading daily trade publication about the Internet radio industry and the nexus of traditional radio broadcasting and new media. RAIN was founded in 1999 by AccuRadio CEO Kurt Hanson and is based in Chicago; RAIN's executive editor is Paul Maloney.

ABOUT RAIN SUMMITS: RAIN Summits are a popular and fast-growing series of world-class Internet radio conferences, geared to broadcasters on the web (e.g., Clear Channel Radio, CBS Radio, and Entercom), and Internet-only webcasters (e.g., Pandora, Slacker, and AccuRadio) alike. Since 2003, the annual RAIN Summit West in Las Vegas, coinciding with the NAB Show, has been a premiere educational and networking event for the webcasting industry. More recently, RAIN Summit events have taken place at the annual NAB/RAB Radio Show ("RAIN Summit East" in Philadelphia and Washington DC), Canadian Music Week ("RAIN Summit North" in Toronto), and the Conclave Learning Conference ("RAIN Summit Midwest" in Minneapolis-St. Paul).
Slacker President & CEO Jim Cady
to speak at RAIN Summit Chicago
on September 13th
CHICAGO -- President and CEO of Slacker Jim Cady will participate as a speaker at RAIN Summit Chicago on Tuesday, September 13th, RAIN: Radio And Internet Newsletter (www.kurthanson.com) publisher Kurt Hanson and RAIN Summits president Jennifer Lane announced today.

RAIN Summit Chicago, RAIN's first conference in its hometown, will immediately precede the NAB/RAB Radio Show 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. It will also feature Pandora founder Tim Westergren and numerous broadcast radio executives from both Chicago and across North America.

"We're thrilled to have Jim speaking at his first RAIN Summit," said Hanson. "Slacker is one of the leading brands of personalizable Internet radio, and I'm sure our attendees will be fascinated to hear Jim discuss his strategy and success to date."

Cady will be speaking on a panel entitled "Mobile Streaming -- Making It Work." Other speakers on the panel will include AirKast CEO/CTO/founder Larry Leung and TuneIn Radio CEO Bill Moore.

RAIN Summit Chicago will culminate with the presentation of the second-annual RAIN Internet Radio Awards and the always-anticipated RAIN Reader Cocktail Party (to be held in a ballroom overlooking the Chicago River). RAIN will announce additional speakers and panelists in the coming weeks.

RAIN Summit Chicago is an official partner event of the NAB/RAB RadioShow. Register for the Summit here. For information on the event or for sponsorship information contact RAIN Summits President Jennifer Lane, lane.jennifer@gmail.com.

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ABOUT JIM CADY: As the President & CEO of Slacker, Jim has been instrumental in Slacker's success by not only driving the team internally, but has also been key in securing many of the core strategic relationships. Jim has led two startups to annual revenues of more than $100 million and successfully led established publicly held companies. The majority of Jim's career has been spent in consumer electronics where Jim was President of Rio Digital Audio, a digital music industry pioneering company whose core technology has been recognized as one of the 100 Most Important Developments by the Consumer Electronics Association. While at Rio, Jim grew sales from zero to over $150 million in a three-year period, before selling the company to SONICblue. Prior to Rio, Jim was a group President at Diamond Multimedia, and EVP & COO at Supra Corporation. Jim's honors include a "Silver Anvil Award" from the Public Relations Society of America for best consumer products marketing campaign for Rio Digital Audio and over 150 best product awards globally during his career.

ABOUT RAIN: RAIN: Radio And Internet Newsletter is a leading daily trade publication about the Internet radio industry and the nexus of traditional radio broadcasting and new media. RAIN was founded in 1999 by AccuRadio CEO Kurt Hanson and is based in Chicago; RAIN's executive editor is Paul Maloney.

ABOUT RAIN SUMMITS: RAIN Summits are a popular and fast-growing series of world-class Internet radio conferences, geared to broadcasters on the web (e.g., Clear Channel Radio, CBS Radio, and Entercom), and Internet-only webcasters (e.g., Pandora, Slacker, and AccuRadio) alike. Since 2003, the annual RAIN Summit West in Las Vegas, coinciding with the NAB Show, has been a premiere educational and networking event for the webcasting industry. More recently, RAIN Summit events have taken place at the annual NAB/RAB Radio Show ("RAIN Summit East" in Philadelphia and Washington DC), Canadian Music Week ("RAIN Summit North" in Toronto), and the Conclave Learning Conference ("RAIN Summit Midwest" in Minneapolis-St. Paul).