RAIN 5/7: Video coverage of RAIN Summit West 2012 available now

Michael Schmitt
May 7, 2012 - 11:35am

RAIN Summit West 2012

We're excited to announce that video coverage of RAIN Summit West 2012 is now available. Nearly every event from the conference can be viewed for free right here.

That includes the following:

  • ESPN SVP Traug Keller's keynote presentation
  • Research presentations from TargetSpot's Eyal Goldwerger and The Media Audit's Phillip Beswick
  • POV presentations from Triton Digital Media's Neal Schore, Borrell Associates' Gordon Borrell and Liquid Compass' Zackary Lewis
  • RAIN publisher Kurt Hanson's State of the Industry address
  • Industry attorney David Oxenford's interview with U.S. Copyright Office General Counsel David Carson
  • And the day's panels, including discussions on personalizable radio, measurement, in-car web radio, monetization and more!

RAIN would like to extend thanks to RTTNews, which shot and published video of RAIN Summit West 2012. RTTNews is a leading news and content provider, delivering comprehensive, timely information on a wide variety of topics. You can find more at their website here.

Thanks also to all of RAIN Summit West 2012's sponsors, speakers and attendees. As we wrote earlier, it was our best gathering yet and it would not have been possible without all of you.

Michael Schmitt
May 7, 2012 - 11:35am

SmartphonesWell we knew this milestone was coming (RAIN coverage here) and now it's arrived. Nielsen says 50.4% of mobile users in the U.S. own a smartphone, "making dumbphones the minority for the first time," writes Engadget.

So now a (slim) majority of cellphone-toting folks in the U.S. potentially have the ability to stream Internet radio on the go. Indeed, the smartphone market is pretty much divided between the app-friendly platforms of Google's Android (claiming 48.5% of smartphone users) and Apple's iOS (32%). "Other platforms trailed well behind," reports Engadget, which has more coverage here.

Michael Schmitt
May 7, 2012 - 11:35am

K TESHRadio and former Entertainment Tonight host John Tesh has launched K TESH Los Angeles -- an Internet radio service streaming Christian contemporary music, news, weather and more.

Located at kteshla.com, the site features Tesh's syndicated "Intelligence for Your Life" radio program along with a similar program from his wife, Connie Sellecca, called "Intelligence for Your Health." The station also features twice-hourly news and weather updates.

Media Bistro has more coverage here.


Michael Schmitt
May 7, 2012 - 11:35am

Q101In what Radio-Info rightfully dubs "a unique twist," the web-only version of Chicago's alternative rock station Q101 is now simulcast on 1530 AM. The AM station, WJJG-AM, flipped from talk radio (featuring Michael Savage, Steve Dahl and others) over the weekend, reports Radio-Info. It now broadcasts the same content playing on Q101.com.

Chicago's Q101 was an FM station found at 101.1 FM. It was flipped to all-news by Merlin Media in July 2011 (RAIN coverage here). Broadcast Barter Radio Networks purchased Q101's intellectual property and website soon after the flip (RAIN coverage here).

You can find Radio-Info's coverage here.