RAIN Notes: Monday, June 19

Jottings of note:

Everything’s Got History

iHeartMedia and London Audio, the podcast division of Paris Hilton’s next-gen media company 11:11 Media, today announced “The History of the World’s Greatest Nightclubs,” the latest show in their ongoing iHeartPodcasts partnership. The first two episodes of the company’s newest podcast will debut July 13, with new episodes released weekly on Thursdays. Fans can listen to the official podcast trailer now, HERE.


Back Story

We covered AI Ashley, the synthetic clone of radio host Ashley Elzinga (Ahsley Z), which took over the midday slot on Alpha Media’s Live 95.5. (RAIN here.) Today, Fred Jacobs (Owner, Jacobs Media) posts his interview with Ashley. Joining the conversation are Phil Becker (EVP Content at Alpha) and the station’s program director Dylan Salisbury. “I like getting bloody. Bring it on,” Ashley says. READ


On The Move

Arielle Nissenblatt (Head of Community & Content, SquadCast.fm, and prominent podcast advocate) ran a podcast internship for four high school seniors. She reports on the key learnings from those students. One of the takeaways: “It’s not about competing to be the best, it’s about growing together as an industry.” READ


— Monday, June 19


Brad Hill