About

RAIN News lives at the Nexus of traditional radio and new media.

Informative, insightful, influential, entertaining — RAIN News is the preeminent source of information and commentary about the future of radio and the emergence of streaming audio. RAIN was started in 1999 by Kurt Hanson, founder of AccuRadio, a pioneering Internet radio platform. In the 14 years since its beginning, RAIN has kept a forward-looking view, both documenting and predicting the future of radio and the evolution of listening.

A core component of RAIN News is the daily RAIN Newsletter, a curated package of knowledge points and original analysis. The newsletter is a crucial touchstone for thousands of readers who have relied on its progressive daily drumbeat for over a decade of change in the radio and digital music industries.

RAIN News moved into this site in December, 2013, the start of a new era in which RAIN News advances its reputation as the comprehensive voice of clarity and context illuminating the fast-changing intricacies of online music.

The managing editor of RAIN News is Brad Hill.

Founding Editor: Kurt Hanson.
Editor Emeritus: Paul Maloney