RAIN 10/18: RAIN publisher Kurt Hanson to keynote Paris radio conference tomorrow

Michael Schmitt
October 18, 2011 - 10:00am

Kurt HansonRAIN publisher and AccuRadio.com CEO/founder Kurt Hanson will keynote the Radio 2.0 Paris conference tomorrow, October 19.

Hanson will explain how radio's "Fourth Golden Age" is now underway, with music radio moving to the Internet and characterized by variety, ubiquity and -- most importantly -- personalization.

The Radio 2.0 Paris gathering will also feature Absolute Radio COO and RadioPlayer UK Non-Exec Director Clive Dickens and more than 25 other speakers.

You can find out more about Radio 2.0 Paris here and at their Facebook page here.

Michael Schmitt
October 18, 2011 - 10:00am

Clear Channel partners with daily-deals website LivingSocialClear Channel Radio  personalities will soon promote LivingSocial daily deals on the air for their market, thanks to a new partnership with the deals website.

LivingSocial will provide Clear Channel personalities with a list of local deals. The broadcasters "then choose which deals they want to promote and they improvise the plug," reports the Wall Street Journal.

Clear Channel receives a "significant" commission from the sales, according to Clear Channel Radio CEO John Hogan. And LivingSocial gains "the benefit of the relationship [our DJs] have with our listeners."

Clear Channel will also feature LivingSocial offers on its website, as well as other LivingSocial offerings.

LivingSocial -- a daily deals service similar to Groupon -- has more than 46 million members across over 600 markets worldwide.

The Wall Street Journal has more coverage here.

Michael Schmitt
October 18, 2011 - 10:00am

AdsWizzDigital audio advertising solutions company AdsWizz has signed more than 60 new U.S. clients -- ranging from Merlin Media to Digitally Imported. The company -- founded in Brussels, Belgium in 2008 -- has also partnered with Liquid Compass, an audio streaming delivery network that includes more than 1,000 radio stations. 

You can find out more about AdsWizz here.

Michael Schmitt
October 18, 2011 - 10:00am

Occupy Radio AustinThe nearly two-week-old Occupy Austin movement has launched the reportedly "first independent radio station of the Occupy Wall Street movement."

Called Occupy Radio Austin, the station streams online 24/7 here. It features music and 99% stories from listeners. Care2.com has more coverage here.