RAIN 9/18: RAIN Summit Dallas begins today at 12:15

Paul Maloney
September 18, 2012 - 11:15am

Today we're in Dallas for our annual fall RAIN Summit event in conjunction with the RAB NAB Radio Show (which kicks off here in Dallas tomorrow).

We hope to see you here today. But whether you've made it to Dallas or not, we invite you to follow along on Twitter (use the hashtag #RAINSummit, and you can follow us @RAINTwitter and @RAINSummits). We'll also soon post audio of the day's events, and as usual, look for follow-up coverage here in RAIN in the coming days. 

The speaker list and agenda are on our RAIN Summit Dallas page here. We're in the Wedgwood Room, which is in the tower section of the Hilton Anatole.

Some of today's scheduled highlights include:

  • 12:15pm Show opens
  • 2:20pm RAIN publisher Kurt Hanson's "State of the Industry" address
  • 4:30pm Tim Castelli's (Clear Channel President of National Sales, Marketing and Partnerships, pictured) keynote speech
  • 5:35pm The Triton RAINmaker and RAIN Internet Radio Awards
  • 5:50pm The annual RAIN Reader Cocktail Party (Verandah Shelbourne Room)

If you're able to make it to Dallas, we hope you enjoy your stay, and we're looking forward to seeing you.

Paul Maloney
September 18, 2012 - 11:15am

"Social radio" platform Jelli today announced a new feature of its service that will enable terrestrial radio to use the Jelli Radio platform as an ad-serving network.

Jelli is the service that "gamifies" broadcast radio by allowing listeners to use its web and mobile interface to influence the music on client radio stations in real time. Now, stations don't even need to carry the traditional Jelli music service. In other words, affiliates can simply engage Jelli for ads only.

Client stations will set up a dedicated Jelli server machine, connect it to the Net, and allocate the amount of inventory they want Jelli to fill. Jelli then can serve the ads for play on-air.

Jelli also announced that it's signed deals with Mapleton Communications and Opus Media Partners, both radio ownership groups, for use of the Jelli Platform.

Hear from Jelli cofounder/CEO Mike Dougherty today at RAIN Summit Dallas on the "Social Radio" panel.

Paul Maloney
September 18, 2012 - 11:15am

Radio and digital ad firm AdLarge Media has named industry veteran Eric Ronning its first-ever Executive Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer of its Digital Division.

In 2003 Ronning and Andy Lipset formed Ronning/Lipset Radio (later RL Radio) to serve the Internet radio industry. In 2008 the company was acquired by TargetSpot, where both served (Ronning until early this year).

AdLarge Media services servicing traditional radio, digital and mobile content providers.