RAIN Notes: Friday, June 9

Jottings of note:

Quiet Fascination

Nilay Patel, executive editor at The Verge, interviews Sirius XM CEO Jennifer Witz. The audio behemoth gets a lot of attention for its acquisitions (Stitcher, Pandora, AdsWizz) but the core satellite radio operation is still the main business. Patel calls Sirius “a quietly fascinating company.” The audio interview is accompanied by a text transcript (and we wish more podcasts did that). Listen or read HERE.


Dialing Down Under

Edison Research will present results of The Infinite Dial 2023 Australia in a free webinar. Date: Monday June 26. TIME: 8:30pm Eastern (that’s 10:30am Australian Eastern). Edison President Larry Rosin and VP Nicole Beniamini will present. The Infinite Dial is the preeminent research brand examing the digital lifestyle habits, preferences, and familiarities of consumers, with a strong focus on audio. The Australian presentation wil zone into that continent, and feature comparisons with other countries. REGISTER


It’s Due

NAB, the chief lobbying and advocacy organization for the radio and television industries, is raising membership dues by one-third, starting in 2024. The money crunch, which Inside Radio characterizes as “a major loss in revenue,” follows the Covid cancellations of two NAB Shows. The NAB reportedly funds 75% of its operations with NAB Show revenue. READ


— Friday, June 9


Brad Hill